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REMEMBER THE ALAMO
Mike Leach's request for a temporary restraining order that would allow him to coach Texas Tech in the Alamo Bowl on Friday will be heard today in the 99th District Court in Lubbock. Leach is not expected to attend the hearing. Meanwhile, Joe Schad reports that Red Raiders inside receivers coach Lincoln Riley sent an e-mail to Tech's athletic director claiming that the allegations by Adam James stem from friction between the player and his coaches, and this "is his way of trying to 'get back' at us coaches." (9:30 am ET)

More from The Rundown, including an NBA head-scratcher and some late holiday gift-giving by (and to) a Wildcat, after the jump.

TRIPLE-DOUBLE-DOUBLE-TAKE
Kobe hangs 44 on the Warriors while dropping 11 dimes, and he's a winner. (Yawn.) But David West hangs 44 on the Rockets while pulling down 12 boards, and he's a loser? And Chris Paul is a loser, too? All he did was put up a triple-double. Yet they're both losers because Houston rallied in the fourth for an 8-point win over the Hornets. That's only the third time in 35 seasons that one player had a triple-double in the same game that his teammate went off for 40+/10+ in a losing effort. (On December 16, 1988, Terry Porter had the triple-double and Clyde Drexler had 42/11 rebounds in a Blazers loss to the Suns. And on April 15, 1994, Penny Hardaway had the triple-double and Shaq had 42/11 rebounds in a Magic loss to the Celtics.) Ouch.

SWEET SIXTEEN
Move over, Travis Ford, because UK freshman John Wall just raised the bar on your Wildcats' single-game assist mark by one to 16. And the biggest assist of the 16 wasn't even his. That's because he had been pulled from the laugher against Hartford two assists shy of breaking the 16-year-old record. But once Coach Cal heard about that, he sent Wall back into the game and kept running set plays until the record was his.

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