Ray Gromlowicz, a 6'11" center at UNC-Charlotte, went scoreless in a 69-46 loss at UAB earlier this season. Last week he scored 19 in the 49ers' 76-63 win over the Blazers. He attributes the awakening to five visits to a hypnotist.
When the Baylor Bears get their backs up, the results are always grisly. They're 5-0 in SWC games in which one of them gets into a scuffle.
Marvin (Shamu the Killer Whale) Alexander, Memphis State's 235-pound frontcourt mammal, feigns laryngitis when TV reporters approach him for interviews. "I'm really shy in front of a camera," he says.
In Dayton's last three games, the Flyers—or should that be the Earthbounds?—have had a total of 27 shots blocked.
Harvard scored 41 points in the last 10 minutes of its 98-86 loss to Duke last week. Were the 17th-ranked Blue Devils trying to give credence to a popular Durham T-shirt slogan: HARVARD: THE DUKE OF THE NORTH?
As Army's Kevin Houston, who will probably end up as the NCAA scoring champion, marches off toward a five-year military commitment, tears aren't likely to be shed around the NBA. And that's not just because Houston's a scrawny 5'11" guard. Since 1980 only one NCAA scoring champ has made it in the pros (remember Zam Fredrick? Harry Kelly? Joe Jakubic?), while every rebounding leader but one has. The scorer who made it? Seattle's Xavier McDaniel (ex of Wichita State), who also was the rebounding champ in 1984-85.
At the risk of belaboring a point (or three), here's one Big East ref's opinion of the terrible trey: "I hate it.... The guy goes up and you say, 'Oops, where were his feet?' At least 40 percent of the calls on three-pointers are absolute guesswork."
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