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COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Alexander Wolff
January 26, 1987
LIFE AFTER BOB
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January 26, 1987

College Basketball

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Call it the week of the blemish: UNLV and Syracuse each suffered its first loss, leaving Iowa, Clemson and De-Paul as Division I's only unbeatens. Georgetown, which could take care of De-Paul this week, would be perfect, too, were it not for Seton Hall, which beat the Hoyas for the second time this season. And oh, yes, Dick Vitale sullied the major-network airwaves for the first time.

LAST WEEK

1. N. CAROLINA (15-1)

2

2. IOWA (16-0)

3

3. UNLV (15-1)

1

4. INDIANA (14-1)

4

5. PURDUE (14-1)

5

6. DEPAUL(14-0)

7

7. TEMPLE (16-2)

8

8. OKLAHOMA (12-3)

17

9. DUKE (13-2)

9

10. CLEMSON (16-0)

12

11. SYRACUSE (15-1)

6

12. ILLINOIS (13-3)

11

13. ALABAMA (13-2)

13

14. TCU (13-3)

14

15. G'TOWN (12-2)

10

16. PITT (13-3)

18

17. ST. JOHN'S (12-2)

19

18. KANSAS (10-5)

19. FLORIDA (13-4)

16

19.9. RUTGERS* (2-11)

* The Scarlet Letters lost their 11th straight, 79-51, to the Rhode Island Rams. Mr. Magoo's alma mater (we wouldn't kid you) is now shooting a myopic 41.1% from the field and 61.5% from the line.

LIFE AFTER BOB

The All-Happiness-Is-Seeing-Bloomington-in-Your-Rearview-Mirror Team, featuring those who left Indiana and the rantings of Bob Knight to find tranquillity and prosperity elsewhere:

•Mike Giomi is a starter at N.C. State, averaging 9.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

•Marty Simmons leads Evansville in scoring (19.8) and rebounding (6.9).

•Delray Brooks is averaging 17.7 points per game for Providence.

•Tracy Foster is the top scorer at UAB with 18.6 points per game.

Washington Post reporter John Feinstein, who spent the 1985-86 season writing a book about Knight and the Hoosiers, ranks No. 12 on The New York Times best sellers list. The 275,000th copy of his A Season on the Brink will soon roll off the presses.

AND ONE WHO STAYED

Despite reports during his sophomore season that he, too, had had enough of Knight, Steve Alford has stuck it out. Last Thursday the senior guard passed the 2,000-point milestone for his IU career, and he did it in a most economical fashion. He went 7 for 9 from the floor during Indiana's 103-65 defeat of Wisconsin.

But it wasn't any ordinary 7 for 9. Alford's seven field goals got him every one of his 21 points. That's right: He attempted just one shot of the two-point variety. Of course, you might try such an Alfordian feat, too, if you were shooting .586 from afar and only .432 from within.

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