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1. The McGee Family Reunion Comes With A Shot Clock. JaVale McGee's mom Pam and Aunt Paula won the 1983 & 1984 NCAA basketball championships with USC. Although Aunt Paula (who got robbed) wasn't selected for the Olympic team, Mom won a basketball gold medal in 1984. His dad, George Montgomery, a 6-8, C/F out of Illinois, was drafted in 1985 by the Trailblazers before such luminaries as Lorenzo Charles, Uwe Blab, Arvydas Sabonis and Spud Webb.


2. From The Penthouse To The Outhouse. The dichotomy of being a mid-major can be seen in the arenas you play in when on the road. On December 30, the Wolf Pack played at sold out Key Arena in Seattle against Gonzaga in the "Battle in Seattle." Attendance: 15,110. On February 22, the Pack played in the sold out Memorial Gym in Moscow, Idaho against conference foe University of Idaho. Attendance: 1,200. Idaho's normal home floor in the Kibbie Dome was being used for the annual Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival.

3. In Good Company. Wolf Pack head coach Mark Fox has racked up a record of 79-16 (.832) in his first three seasons. All-time NCAA records start when a coach reaches his fifth year, but extrapolating Fox's record, after five years, he would have the highest winning percentage in the NCAA. Mark Few of Gonzaga (.821) and Roy Williams of North Carolina (.799) move down to second and third. — PJ Connolly

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