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His knee and rep rehabilitated, Zach Randolph is off to a hot start • Ref crackdowns are hurting Kevin Garnett
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Photograph by Greg Nelson
SICK PERFORMANCE Despite battling the flu, Florida's Corey Brewer (2) had 20 points, nine rebounds and six steals as the Gators cruised to a 101--68 win—their school-record-tying 17th victory in a row—over Jeremy Evans and Western Kentucky last Friday at the Las Vegas Invitational. The streak ended the next night when the then No. 1--ranked defending national champs fell in overtime to Kansas, 82--80.