Sunday, March 25, 2012

News On The Horizon 3/25/2012

It Ends As It Began--The Mid-Majority
Report: Butler, George Mason, VCU in talks to join A-10--CollegeBasketballTalk
Stevens says he's staying at Butler--Associated Press
Current Utah Jazz look like ol' Utah Jazz in routing Denver Nuggets--Deseret News

"We started giving up transition baskets and open 3s and they didn't look back," said Denver guard Arron Afflalo, whose frustration boiled over to the point that he was ejected midway through the third period after throwing an elbow at Gordon Hayward's face.

"We came out in the second half and just kind of took it at them," Hayward said. "I'm just proud of the team."

Jazz fans, no doubt, feel much the same way.

These days, the names that are called are usually Jefferson (Big Al), Millsap (that'd be Paul) and Hayward (that good guy Gordon), with daily contributions from Derrick Favors, Devin Harris, C.J. Miles, Alec Burks and Enes Kanter. Heck, Jamaal Tinsley and DeMarre Carroll are getting into the act for coach Tyrone Corbin now, too.

Utah Jazz: Resurgent Jazz will try to keep it rolling on road trip--Deseret News

The good thing, according to second-year forward Gordon Hayward, is that the Jazz are as confident as they've been all season. That confidence is showing up on the defensive end where teammates trust and believe in each other, he said. And it also is showing up on the offensive end, where Utah has been putting up a lot points of late.

"We're going to need to bring this momentum on this road trip," Hayward said following Friday's 121-102 blowout of Denver. "It will be a tough road trip for us, so we've got to be prepared."

Utah Jazz-Atlanta Hawks: Instant analysis--Deseret News

Each team have seven players in double figure scoring, with Joe Johnson pacing all with 37 points.

Shoulder to the grindstone: With the game lasting three hours and 16 minutes, a look at the minute totals is mind-boggling. All five Jazz starters played 50 or more minutes, with Gordon Hayward going the longest at 57 minutes. Paul Millsap had 52 and Al Jefferson 51, before each of them fouled out in the final overtime. Hayward, C.J. Miles and Devin Harris went the entire stretch runs, all playing the final 26 minutes — including all four extra periods.

Hawks beat Jazz in NBA’s first 4OT game since 1997--Salt Lake Tribune
Statement From Brad

Report: Bloodman to Visit Cleveland State in April--Cleveland State Hoops

UWGB men land transfer from Eastern Illinois--UWGB Basketball

A10's moves could affect Milwaukee beyond Butler--PantherU

Scott Drew has brought Baylor from the brink--The Post-Tribune

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