The Big East is not as good top to bottom as you think. With traditional powers Louisville and UConn having off years, the 16-team league could end up sending only six schools to the NCAA tournament.... Darington Hobson
(below) is the best player you haven't heard about this season. At week's end the 6'7" junior guard was leading 15th-ranked New Mexico in points (15.3), rebounds (8.7) and assists (4.5), while drilling 39.5% of his three-point shots.... It's time to start paying attention to Murray State. After senior forward Tony Easley scored 19 points to help beat Jacksonville State last Saturday, the Racers (24--3, 15--0) were tied with Butler for the nation's longest winning streak, at 15.