Pregame notes at the 76 Classic tonight

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- UNLV guard Tre'Von Willis is only 50 points shy of 1,000 for his career, so it's conceivable he could receive enough playing time to reach the mark by the end of the tournament. His minutes have increased after coming off a four-game-suspension, and it will be interesting to see if he returns to the starting lineup at some point.

  • Murray State guard Donte Poole went to Mojave High School in North Las Vegas with UNLV guard Anthony Marshall, and the matchup holds meaning for the two, according to the Las Vegas Sun. "He was kind of my big brother my freshman year up until he left," Marshall told the paper. "We've played a lot against each other in the summer in pick-up games, but never in a real game."

  • Stanford guard Jeremy Green was held scoreless until the final minute in yesterday's game against Murray State, and there might have been some reason for his struggles. According to ESPN broadcasters, Green was ill. The Cardinal did get a good game out of freshman Dwight Powell, and he'll be one to watch this evening against Tulsa.