Your morning roundup for Feb. 24, the day Edward James Olmos turns 63.
• Chances are, you'll lose most college-basketball games in which your foe is afforded the opportunity to take 45 free throws. UTEP learned that lesson last night at East Carolina in a game from which Coach Tim Floyd was escorted off the court by a lawman after receiving his first and second technical fouls of the season. Something about "aggressive behavior." Said Floyd, a perfectionist, "I've always earned my technicals and I didn't feel like I earned it." (Cop arrives on set at 1:42. H/T Dustin). [El Paso Times]
• Providence's Marshon Brooks scored a Big East record 52 points in last night's loss to Notre Dame. Plus side: He outscored DePaul. [ESPN]
• Amar'e Stoudemire and "La La's Full Court Life" co-star Carmelo Anthony scored a combined 46 points in last night's win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Plus side: They outscored Jrue Holiday and Thaddeus Young. [New York Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer]
• It was 90s night featuring DJ Spinderella at the Mavs/Jazz game. The head-crushing hand's ties to that glamorous decade remain unclear. [NBA] (H/T Tom B.)
• Bruce Pearl + Lane Kiffin = Double dose of NCAA violators. [Tennessean]
• Arizona State QB Steven Threet is calling it a football career after suffering four concussions in the past five seasons. [Arizona Republic]
• The National Football League, which wants to add two games to the regular season, will announce a new sideline concussion test at the Scouting Combines on Friday. [Fox Sports]
• This video is what happens when there's a 20-minute lighting problem at a Penguins home overtime loss featuring an injured defenseman. [NHL]
• Kansas City Royals pitcher Joakim Soria would prefer you not call him the "Mexicutioner" anymore "in support to Mexico to stop all the violence!!!" [Kansas City Star]
• A high-school junior from South Jersey won the state bowling championship. He bowls with two hands. [Star Ledger]
• In the last two first-leg matches of the UEFA round-of-16, Manchester United played a scoreless draw with Marseille, but defending runners-up Bayern Munich beat defending champs Inter Milan on a goal in the 90th minute. [Guardian, Goal.com]
Goedemorgen. The day-shift folk'll be with you shortly.