Boston College 74, Miami 71 (OT)

A 14 point Hurricanes lead evaporated in the 2nd half, with a wild 3-pointer from the top of the key by sophmore G Tyrese Rice tying the game for Boston College at the end of regulation. Rice (32 points) played the game of his life Friday afternoon, carrying the Eagles on a day in which neither Jared Dudley and Sean Marshall excelled, leading BC to an ACC Tournament Semi-Final clash with North Carolina tomorrow.

Other than beating Texas at the Erwin Center and an early season win at USC, K-State’s 66-45 dispatch of Texas Tech today was the most compelling argument thus far for Bob Huggins’ squad gaining an at large berth. Chances are, however, they’ll need to win at least one more game in the Big 12 Tournament to secure an invite, and a date with No.2 Kansas tomorrow is unlikely to provide the desired result.

Of Sherey Thomas’ fatal lane violation against Mississippi State that cost Kentucky a spot in the SEC semis, Tubby Smith told the AP, “”We wanted to get somebody off the lane. I didn’t see the official pass the ball. It was probably my fault to tell him to move off the line.” Something tells me there’s no shortage of Wildcats fans all too willing to let Smith take as much blame as he wants.

Brian Davis and Christian Death : not nearly done trying to purchase the Grizzlies.

Of Steve Patterson’s resignation in Portland, the Post’s Peter Vescey writes,

The most amazing, if not amusing, part of this saga is that two Oregonian touch typists (and vacant lots like ceaselessly misinformed Mitch Lawrence) decided Patterson was responsible for almost everything negative and nearly nothing positive that happened during his tour.

“Then again, had he sucked up to us more he’d probably still have his job,” the more arrogant one decreed.

Is it my imagination, or is Poison Pete a little jealous that John Canzano is capable of running someone out of town?