Bobby Knight picked up win number 899 for his career yesterday and he marked the occasion by bringing his infant grandson to the post game press conference. Fortunately he refrained from teaching the kid any new words. Follow after the jump for the video (h/t FanHouse) and the recap of Oregon's win over Arizona and yesterday's other big games...
• Ducks Fly Together! Malik Hairston (29 points) was unstoppable for Oregon who bested Arizona in Eugene for the second consecutive season. Without injured freshmen phenom Jerry Bayless the Wildcats didn't have enough firepower, or perimeter defense to handle the Ducks onslaught of jump shooting. Chase Budinger led all scorers with 30. The final of 84-74 left both teams with records of 10-4 (1-1).
• Jayhawks Rule Regular Season. Kansas remained unbeaten with an easy win over a Boston College team that looked completely out of sorts. Darnell Jackson had 25 and 9 with Darrell Arthur contributing 22 and 7. Al Skinner set the tone for the Eagles by opening his mouth really really wide to yell at people. Kansas sure looks great when you start to forget that Bill Self is pulling the strings.
• Models of Inconsistency. Texas beat another ranked team-although number 24 St. Mary's might not belong up there yet-continuing to confuse everybody who was sort of paying attention. The 81-62 win was their second straight after they dropped two in a row to Big 10 opponents Michigan State and Wisconsin. They've already beaten Tennessee and UCLA at Pauley Pavilion.
• I am incredibly distracted. My Pitt Panthers are just underway at Villanova (on ESPN Plus and 360) in one of today's two games pitting top 25 teams against each other. The other is the 7 pm contest between UNC and Clemson on Fox Sports. This is going to be a tough test for the 13th ranked Panthers who must move ahead without their two injured starters, Levance Fields and Mike Cook.