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Tim Crothers
February 12, 2001
In the month since Seton Hall's Eddie Griffin put a shiner on teammate Ty Shine, the Pirates have gone 2-5 (putting them at 3-6 in the Big East) and are in danger of missing the NCAA tournament. The Hall's latest black eye? Losing to Rutgers, which was winless in the conference, by blowing a 17-point lead with less than 12 minutes to go....
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February 12, 2001

The Joe College Report

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In the month since Seton Hall's Eddie Griffin put a shiner on teammate Ty Shine, the Pirates have gone 2-5 (putting them at 3-6 in the Big East) and are in danger of missing the NCAA tournament. The Hall's latest black eye? Losing to Rutgers, which was winless in the conference, by blowing a 17-point lead with less than 12 minutes to go....

If Illinois fails to win the Big Ten title, the Illini won't look back fondly on last week's overtime loss at Penn State. For the final 29 seconds of the first half, as the Nittany Lions capped off a 13-4 run, Illinois played with four men. "That was hilarious," said Penn State guard Joe Crispin. "I told [ Illinois's] Cory Bradford, 'You guys are a lot easier to beat when you have four guys out there.' " Then again, is it any wonder the mini's boner took place in the 11-team Big Ten?... Tennessee point guard Tony Harris left the Vols' 72-50 win over Vanderbilt with 13:53 remaining in the first half, and although he later returned, he played a total of only eight minutes. The reason: Harris sprained his wrist high-fiving a teammate....

Bravo to play-by-play broadcasters for the other Big 12 teams and for Oral Roberts, who will fill in during the rest of the season for Oklahoma State's Bill Teegins, one of the 10 victims in the team-plane crash on Jan. 27. The announcers will work each game for $500 and donate the money to a memorial fund that will go toward a broadcast journalism scholarship at OSU. Learfield Communications, which produces the Cowboys' broadcasts, will match the donations.

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