Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson insists that senior guards
Kareem Reid and Pat Bradley, whom he pulled from the starting
lineup for three games recently, weren't in his doghouse. "That
wasn't punishment," says Richardson. "I was saying, You guys
have been busting your ass, and the pressure on you is so high
that maybe we need to try something to help you." Last Saturday,
Reid and Bradley started and responded with 17 points each in a
74-70 win over No. 6 Kentucky that may have clinched a spot in
the NCAAs for the 19-8 Hogs....
Brad (Big Continent) Millard of St. Mary's played his first game
since November 1997 in the Gaels' regular-season finale. After
two operations this year on a stress factor in his left foot,
Millard, a 7'3", 345-pound junior center, wasn't expected to
play until next season, but he wants to help St. Mary's win the
West Coast Conference tournament and earn an NCAA bid. In 14
minutes an out-of-shape Millard scored only one point but drew a
lot of defensive attention, which helped the Gaels beat Santa
What's with TCU? The Horned Frogs (17-8 through Sunday) fell to
5-6 in the WAC with a loss to 10-14 Air Force....
Did we say something about the Ivy League's deserving NCAA
berths for both Penn and Princeton? With the Tigers' loss to
Harvard last Saturday, forget we mentioned it.