College Basketball Nation: Chicago

D-III shocker leads Friday's under the radar

January, 28, 2012
University of Chicago 103, #4 Emory 102
Division III: Chicago’s Matt Johnson hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Chicago the win and Johnson a school-record and University Athletic Association-record 49 points. He scored 44 points in his previous game to tie the school record.

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Harvard 65, Yale 35
Greg Mangano of Yale scored 17 points; none of his teammates scored more than four points. Only Towson in a 60-27 loss to Drexel on January 4th played a game in which only one player scored more than four points.

Siena 66, Marist 55
Siena’s O.D. Anosike poured in 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Saints' 66-55 win over Marist on Friday to record his 16th consecutive double-double. According to Siena, Anosike's streak is now tied for the third longest in Division I since 1996-97. Fairfield's Darren Phillip recorded 19 straight double-doubles in the 1999-2000 season. Next on the list for Anosike is Tim Duncan, who posted 17 straight in the 1996-97 campaign.

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It was all the way back on Wednesday night -- a whole two nights ago, by George! -- that Duke topped Iowa State in the United Center and looked very impressive doing so. Seeing as neither school was actually playing at home, that meant Iowa State, even as the ostensible host, still had to fly back to Ames, Iowa, at some point after the game.

Of course, the game was played in Chicago, which usually means one thing in January (and February, and March, and December): bad weather. That's why the Cyclones are, as of right now, still in Chicago: Their flight was delayed thanks to the 10 to 12 inches of snow we here in the Chicago area have received since Wednesday night. The Cyclones were supposed to leave Thursday. Coach Greg McDermott says the team will now leave Friday, and that Saturday's game with North Dakota State remains on the schedule.

To make matters worse, Chicago is expected to get another two to four inches today. Which means at least two things. 1) No way am I leaving my house tonight, and 2) the Cyclones might consider hiring a dog-sledding team. Tell me that wouldn't be a fun way to cross Illinois. Thought so.