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Seth Davis
January 08, 2001
Hot Tub II? UNLV senior center Kaspars Kambala earns Bonehead of the Week honors for getting caught dining at an Asian restaurant with David Chapman, the former Runnin' Rebels booster who is banned from having any contact with the program due to his central role in UNLV's most recent probation case. "I didn't take anything from him, and we didn't talk business," Kambala said, adding that he paid for the meal (cost: just under $35) with his own money. (He used a $100 bill, according to the waiter.) "Kas strikes me as someone who isn't overly concerned about perception," intoned UNLV interim coach Max Good....
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January 08, 2001

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Hot Tub II? UNLV senior center Kaspars Kambala earns Bonehead of the Week honors for getting caught dining at an Asian restaurant with David Chapman, the former Runnin' Rebels booster who is banned from having any contact with the program due to his central role in UNLV's most recent probation case. "I didn't take anything from him, and we didn't talk business," Kambala said, adding that he paid for the meal (cost: just under $35) with his own money. (He used a $100 bill, according to the waiter.) "Kas strikes me as someone who isn't overly concerned about perception," intoned UNLV interim coach Max Good....

The Dajuan Wagner era started in Memphis last week. The blue-chipper played two games with his Camden (N.J.) High team at the Pyramid, where he's slated to suit up next year for coach John Calipari's Tigers. Organizers hyped the event with an ad in the Memphis Commercial Appeal featuring Wagner ("It's my first game in Memphis—but not my last"), and he responded by going for 50 and 24 points in a pair of wins. "I've been telling you he can play," crowed Wagner's dad, Milt, the former Louisville star who now serves as (insert arched eyebrow here) an administrative assistant to Calipari....

In what sounds like a hip-hop recasting of the Snow White story, the TCU roster is dotted with players named Greedy (Daniels), Rebel (Paulk), Bingo (Merriex) and Nucleus (Smith). Only Daniels's handle is a nickname. (His given name is Edwin.)...

Props to Illinois guard Cory Bradford for his NCAA-record streak of 78 straight games (through Wednesday) with a three-pointer. But given Bradford's percussive 32.9% shooting from beyond the arc, it's as if Joe DiMaggio had gone 1 for 5 in 56 straight games....

Has there been a victory this season more surprising than Northwestern's 63-61 upset of No. 16 USC last week? Having inherited a team that went 5-25 last year and with no opportunity to recruit his kind of players, new coach Bill Carmody has the Wildcats off to a 7-6 start.

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