Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Wednesday's Starting Five

1. Steve Nash. A season-high 37 points, 10 assists and 4 rebounds is what it takes to blow the doors off the Bucks in the fourth quarter and lead his team to another victory.

2. Billy Gillispie. Future NIT semi-finalists Kentucky Wildcats STUNNED No. 3 Tennessee last night. In silver-lining news, Chris Lofton (TEN) broke the SEC record for career three-pointers during the game.

3. The GOAT. Roger Federer ousted American James Blake from the Aussie Open at some point (last night? this morning? three days ago?) not too long ago. Federer is one match away from his 11th-consecutive Grand Slam final and is looking for his third straight championship Down Under.

4. Ron Artest and the Sacramento Kings. Healthy and back in the lineup the King from Queensbridge scored 27 as his team hung up a season-high 128 on NJ. Mike Bibby and Kevin Martin also returned this week and this team feels like a contender all of a sudden.

5. Matt Ryan. The departing Boston College quarterback beat out Tim Tebow and host of other worthy competitors to win the Manning Award, which goes to the top QB in college (and allegedly the apple in Parcells' eye). "How did this happen?" you ask. Well, unlike every other award this one takes into account performance in a team's bowl game.

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