Nov. 14, 2005
TEAM OF THE WEEK: Florida.
Billy Donovan's program lost its top three scorers in Anthony Roberson, Matt Walsh and David Lee. The Gators looked sharp in wins over St. Peter's and Alabny, winning each by double figures. Ronnie Brewer and company cannot be overlooked as a darkhorse in the SEC.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Trent Strickland, Wake Forest
He recorded his first two career double-doubles, totaling 34 points and 23 rebounds in Wake Forest's two wins. Strickland hit 12 of his 16 shots from the floor. Skip Prosser will rely more on him since the Demon Deacons lost Chris Paul, Taron Downey, Jamaal Levy and Vytas Danelius from last year's offense.
SHOCK OF THE WEEK: Syracuse shooting one-for-19 on 3's
The Orange had struggle city from beyond the arc against Cornell. Remember, for experimental games like the 2K Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, the line is further back, so Syracuse had an adjustment problem. Gerry McNamara won't have too many nights missing 10 trifectas, baby!
COACH OF THE WEEK: Bob Knight, Texas Tech
The General keeps on rolling as he closes in on Adolph Rupp for second on the all-time Division I win list. In first place, Michelangelo, Mr. Dean Smith, is also within striking distance of Robert Montgomery Knight. The Red Raiders started the season well with a pair of double-figure wins.
CO-DIAPER DANDY OF THE WEEK: Terry Martin, Texas Tech and Jon Brockman, Washington
A 6-5 guard from Monroe, Louisiana, Martin came through with a couple of clutch performances to give the Red Raiders a boost. He scored 13 points in just 15 minutes against San Jose State. Then he totaled 11 points and five rebounds in 25 minutes against Georgia Southern.
Jon Brockman scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in his debut, a win over Morgan State.
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