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Illustration for article titled The College Hoops Compendium: Congratulations, Knight

(23) Air Force 82, Colorado College 31. I thought this was the sort of thing that didn't happen outside of grade school basketball: Air Force held Colorado College to six points in the first half, and took a 50-6 lead into the break. What's the Colorado College coach supposed to say in his halftime speech? "Hey, you guys remember where the hoop is, right?" CC did manage to explode for 25 in the second half, though.

(1) UCLA 65, (6) Texas A&M 62. John Wooden was on hand for this game in the John R. Wooden Classic, and of course, John Wooden got a standing ovation, and I have to wonder if that guy ever gets tired of hearing his own name. UCLA remains undefeated and will continue their stay at #1 in the nation after this defensive win over the Aggies. Josh Shipp had 18, Darren Collison had 15, and Arron Afflalo had 13.


Indiana State 72, (14) Butler 64. So much for that run at an undefeated season. Sycamore guard Gabriel Moore torched the Bulldogs all day long, finishing with 24 of Indiana State's 64 points. Butler star A.J. Graves missed most of the game after being poked in the eye. "Not to disrespect their team or anything, I really saw that they weren't very quick," Moore said. "I just tried to utilize my speed to get open shots for my teammates." Butler loses their white guy and gets slower? Weird.

Texas Tech 98, Centenary 64. I'd move this higher up the list, but if Bob Knight doesn't care about it, then neither do I. Knight bailed on the postgame press conference to go hunting, and didn't say a word about it. So, congratulations, Coach Knight. Or not. Whatever you want.

Ohio State 78, Cleveland State 57. Ohio State now has too many stud athletes, and it's starting to make me a little bit sick. Greg Oden was 8-of-8 from the floor. He scored 16 points in a very efficient 22 minutes. It's his second college game, by the way. The good news for Cleveland State is that they still have this little guy as their logo.

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