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Sunday Morning Basketball Notes

We have a couple post-Centenary articles, two Knight related articles as well as the official boxscore from yesterday's game.  

The DMN's Tim MacMahon has a write-up of the game here.

LAJ's Jeff Walker writes about how Coach Knight did not make an appearance for the post-game press conference, and Pat had this to say:

"I know it's disappointing for you guys. It's like expecting Brad Pitt and getting Martin Short."

Coach Knight gave an earful to Rizvic for not blocking out at the end of the 1st half, which allowed an offensive rebound and a 3-point basket by Centenary.  

"I run every day and he probably could have beaten me in those two instances," Pat Knight said. "I knew it was going to happen. I wasn't even going to try and stop him because honestly, I think he needed it. I think (Rizvic) needed a little chewing out for making a play like that because he's got to learn.

"I just looked at Stew (Robinson) and Chris (Beard) and said, 'I'm just going to let him go and get a piece of him because he deserved it.' ... I felt bad for (Rizvic), but when that 3 went it I was like, 'There's nothing I can do for him.'"

Finally, Pat said that Tech got the performance from Michael Prince that they've wanted:

"Michael Prince did everything that we recruited him to do," Pat Knight said. "... He's got to be a garbage man for you. He played like a basketball player (Saturday). He played with confidence. You could tell each time he did something, he'd try something else. They're basketball plays and that's what we need him to do."

SEN's Buck Harvey writes about the similarities and differences  between Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan and Bob Knight.  Essentially that they are both cut from the same cloth, but you don't get "the worst" with Sloan.

AP Aaron Beard has an article about Dean Smith, and that he's glad that Knight will break the record.  The aricle is okay, and it has a couple of quotes from Dean Smith, current North Carolina coach Roy Williams, and former UCLA coach John Wooden.