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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BOB ROSATO OverstatedMississippi State forward Lawrence Roberts (4) takes the openingtip against Alabama forward Chuck Davis to start their SEC gameat Starkville, Miss., last Saturday. The Bulldogs lost 77-73, butwith the formidable Roberts they remain a force in the Top 10(page 56).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BRETT HANSBAUER/BRSP Extension Course Cincinnati forward Jason Maxiell gets away from Louisvilleforward Francisco Garcia and goes high and long to get his handon a rebound during the Bearcats' 66-61 home overtime victoryover Louisville last Saturday.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY TOM DAHLIN Casting CallMinnesota Timberwolves guard Sam Cassell (left) and Orlando Magicguard Rod Strickland both seemed to be playing with doppelgangersduring a game at Minnesota. The off-season acquisitions ofCassell and Latrell Sprewell have the T-Wolves thinking they canend their long string of first-round losses in the playoffs (page44).