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Shagari Alleyne, Rice, 7-2, C

Mo Hicks believes Alleyne is a victim of circumstance. Most players who averaged 19 ppg, nine rebounds and nearly five blocks would consider the season a success. But most players don't face the expectations the Rutgers-bound Alleyne does.



One by one, they hobbled down the steps of Rutgers Stadium. Tailback Markis Facyson (MCL sprain) and linebacker Sal Fama (ACL tear) seemingly raced by defensive end Piana Lukabu (high ankle sprain), who gingerly navigated the stairs on crutches. The injured players, who had been impressing the Rutgers coaching staff, are the latest casualties of spring practice. According to NCAA statistics, football players are twice as likely to suffer a "serious or total" injury in the spring than they are in the fall. For that reason, the NCAA altered spring practice guidelines five years ago.
Keeping healthy is the main objective


Big East Basketball - No matter what the sport you can't talk national championship without talking about the Big East

NEW ORLEANS - It's no secret that Syracuse freshman Carmelo Anthony is NBA-bound once this season ends. But he's apparently not in a hurry for it to be over just yet. He made sure it wouldn't be last night, too. The 6-8 Anthony saved perhaps his best game for one of his last, and Syracuse is in the national championship game for the third time in 17 years because of it, bracing for another shot at the university's first NCAA title. Anthony was, in a succinct one-word summation by head coach Jim Boeheim, "tremendous." That might have been understating things a bit after Anthony erupted for a career-high 33 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Orangemen to a 95-84 victory over Texas in the late NCAA Tournament semifinal game at the Superdome. Syracuse (29-5) will play Kansas (30-7) tomorrow night for the championship.
Anthony leads Syracuse

They have the same dream. The coach who has been at Syracuse for decades, and the teenage superstar who has been there for one season. A national championship. Just one. And now it is but a game away, for Jim Boeheim, the patient coach. And Carmelo Anthony, the unstoppable and unguardable freshman. The Orangemen went rolling into the national title game Saturday night, blowing past Texas 95-84 behind Anthony's 33 points, and all the misery they caused.
Men's Basketball: Anthony leads Syracuse into title game - Courier News

NY Daily News - Sports - Win over Texas an Orange rush


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