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Maybe X ain't so bad after all


The side bar has a link

http://ncaabasketball.fanhouse.com/2010/02/16/born-ready-still-coming-along/

to an interesting article about the "other" SF/SG that was available late in recruiting last year.

On a team that needs his scoring all the more, Lance is scoring 11.6 points per game while shooting 46 percent from the field and 20 percent from 3-point range. A more thorough look at the stats shows:

PLAYER  G  PPG  APG  RPG  STL  BLK  TO  PF  A/TO  FG%  3pt%  FT%

Lance     24  11.6    2.4     5.0     23      6   63   47  0.92   .454   .196   .676

Xavier     26  13.2    1.8     4.1     43    11   54   53  0.85   .435   .390   .773

Lance has slightly better assist and rebound stats, but X has the better scoring numbers and FT%, as well as twice the 3-PT%, blocks and steals. In the bigger picture, X's 3PT% is 8th, FT% is 13th, and steals are 4th in the Big12.

IMO, we are definitely better off the way things turned out. I still look for X to continue to round into form as the the regular season ends, and thru March Madness into April.

There have been plenty of blog comments about the short comings in X's game, which makes me think that maybe he stays around to work on his game and try for a year of actually playing with CJ. Maybe, but then again maybe not.

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In a similar train of thought (comparisons),

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2010/02/mississippi-state-athletics-director-we-embarrassed-ourselves-on-national-television/1

Mississippi State apologized to UK for the actions of their fans. By comparison, it seems rather tame compared to the antlers and pussycats. At least the rest of the team and coaches got thru the pregame without the abuse, and no animals were harmed in the process.

I will give Cousins credit for a creative response

(call me sign after a put back dunk), tho it appears that UK players did their share of egging on the confrontation http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2010/02/kentuckys-cousins-gives-mississippi-state-fans-the-call-me-sign-after-dunk/1

All I was really trying to do was get some stats from USAToday for Stevenson.

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