Wednesday News and Notes

Wednesday, December
13, 2006


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Wake Forest-DePaul

Press Notes

The Demon Deacons, 5-2, are looking to snap a two-game
losing streak. Wake Forest
hasn’t played since an 87-86 home loss to Georgia
on Dec. 2.


Press Notes

This is the 74th meeting between Xavier and Cincinnati.
Cincinnati leads the series 46-27,
although Xavier has won three of the last four, five of the last seven and
seven of the last 10 meetings. That XU success includes a 73-71 overtime win
last season. Xavier, 7-2, saw its four-game winning streak come to an end with
a 73-67 loss at Creighton on Saturday night.


UMass, which was a pre-season
pick to challenge Xavier for the Atlantic 10 championship, is off to its best
start since the 1995-96 Final Four season, but has no quality wins, having
beaten such teams at Dartmouth, Jacksonville
and Savannah
. The Minutemen’s losses came
at No. 4 Pittsburgh (85-68) and at home against Boston
(84-73). UMass is shooting nearly 50 percent from the field and
three of its four leading scorers are all shooting better than 55 percent — 6-9
center Rashaun Freeman (68.2), 6-8 senior forward Stephane Lasme (66.7) and 6-6
junior guard James Life (55.6). Life is also shooting 50 percent from
three-point range (25-51). Lasme posted the second
triple-double in UMass history with 19 points, 10
rebounds and a school-record 11 blocked shots in a 63-49 win over St. Francis

Wright State-Marshall

Dayton Daily News

Wright State’s
tiny band of basketball players got tinier Monday when 6-foot-6 junior forward
Scottie Wilson found out his right hand was broken. He is third on the team in
scoring at 7 points a game, and leads the Raiders (3-3) in rebounding with 6.3
a game. Wright State coach Brad Brownell said he wasn’t sure what he would do
with his lineup, but has started either Wilson or 6-6 Drew Burleson with 6-8
Jordan Pleiman in every game but one. He also has not
played the three of them together, keeping at least one on the bench. “Injuries
are circumstances you can’t control,” Brownell said. “We have only three true
post players. Now, we have two. And it happens at a time we have three games in
a week.”

UL Lafayette-New Orleans

Press Notes

The game will also be the 63rd contest between
the schools, and UNO (3-6) will be trying to reverse
recent history. The Ragin’ Cajuns (2-6) have won five
straight meetings and lead the all-time series 32-30. UNO,
though, is looking to start 1-0 in conference play for the fourth time in five
seasons. The Privateers are coming off a 76-52 win over Texas-Tyler on
Saturday. UL Lafayette is coming off an 80-42 loss at Stephen F. Austin on

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