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1 Expect USC to find a new coach quickly. Trojans officials want to replace Rick Majerus before senior associate athletic director Daryl Gross leaves to become AD at Syracuse in late January. Early speculation centers on former Iowa State coach Tim Floyd.

2 Salim Stoudamire needs to grow up. The Arizona guard, who has had attitude problems since coming to Tucson, was suspended for last Saturday's game at Marquette for "failure to meet team responsibilities as a senior captain." The Wildcats proved they can win without him, and they will do so again if they have to.

3 The NCAA should divulge its RPI formula. Last week's announcement that road games will count more in the RPI (as they should) was undercut by the NCAA's silly insistence on keeping the formula secret. --S.D.