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News Nuggets, 01.28.05
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Six C-USA, Carolinas teams on baseball Top 35 list


01.27.05: Wall-to-wall radio coverage set for ECU baseball ... C-USA basketball scoreboard, standings & schedule ... USM announces lineup of football opponents ... More...
01.26.05: TCU cheerleaders market calendar with a cause ... Louisville hawking used helmets for $150 ... Green Wave wideout lands spot in Senior Bowl ... More...
01.25.05: Spurrier's South Carolina debut scheduled for prime-time ... Associated Press basketball poll ... More...
01.24.05: C-USA basketball scoreboard, standings & schedule ... Mountain West seeks to shore up bowl affiliations ... More...
01.23.05: Former ECU coach stepping down as USC AD ... Deacons too tall of an order for Bearcats ... 49ers shoot down No. 25 Golden Eagles ... 14th-ranked Cardinals surge away from Vols ... More...
01.22.05: Texas loses former Enloe star to academics ... Preview: No. 20 Cincinnati vs. No. 3 Wake Forest ... Preview: No. 25 Marquette vs. Charlotte ... Preview: No. 14 Louisville vs. Tennessee ... More...
01.21.05: Ugly end to Gamecocks' football season gets uglier ... Owls hang on in I-A while searching for league ... Norfolk State breaks ground with hiring of white coach ... More...
01.20.05: Coaches pick ECU among league's baseball leaders ... Bearcats heat up in second half to rip 49ers ... More...
01.19.05: NCAA looking for answers to financial pressures ... C-USA, Carolinas players on Cousy Award list ... More...
01.18.05: Memphis basketball rocked by academic casualty ... Louisville leads three C-USA teams in AP hoops poll ... More...
01.17.05: Relief in Memphis: DeAngelo Williams will be back ... C-USA basketball scoreboard, standings & schedule ... More...
01.16.05: Louisville overcomes big deficit to deflate Bearcats ... Diener leads Marquette comeback win over USF ... More...
01.15.05: Bearcats hope to shake off ECU hangover against Cards ... No. 22 Marquette seeks cure versus South Florida ... More...

Three Conference USA teams earned spots in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's preseason poll.

NCBWA voters selected Tulane as the nation's No. 3 team and picked Texas Christian and East Carolina as 22nd and 30th, respectively.

Carolinas schools other than ECU which made the Top 35 were South Carolina (7th), North Carolina (8th) and Clemson (23rd).

Future C-USA teams that make the rankings were Rice (13th) and Central Florida (25th).

NCBWA Preseason Top 35:

Rank / Team / Record / Previous
 2. Cal State Fullerton   47-22   1
 3. Tulane                41-21  15
 4. Miami (FL)            50-13   4
 5. Stanford              46-14  12
 6. Louisiana State       46-19   7
 7. South Carolina        53-17   3
 8. North Carolina        43-21  32
 9. Arizona State         41-18  28
10. Georgia               45-23   5
11. Georgia Tech          44-21  11
12. Texas A&M             42-22  18
13. Rice                  46-14  13
14. Arizona               36-27   6
15. Washington            39-20  23
16. Florida State         45-23  17
17. Mississippi           39-21  27
18. Long Beach State      40-21   9
19. Mississippi State     35-24   -
20. Notre Dame            51-12  14
21. Florida               43-22  16
22. Texas Christian       39-26   -
23. Clemson               39-26   -
24. Wichita State         49-16  20
25. Central Florida       48-17  25
26. Winthrop              37-23   -
27. Oklahoma State        38-24  34
28. Florida Atlantic      47-17  29
29. Arkansas              45-24   8
30. East Carolina         51-13  10
31. Stetson               36-23   -
32. Virginia              44-15  22
33. Baylor                29-31   -
34. Vanderbilt            45-19  19
35. Oral Roberts          50-11  21

Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically):

Auburn, Coastal Carolina, Fresno State, George Mason, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, N.C. State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Pepperdine, Rhode Island, Southern Miss, Tennessee, UC Irvine, Nevada-Las Vegas, South Florida.

Compiled from ECU Athletics and wire reports.

Bearcats get little resistance from Bulls

TAMPA — Cincinnati coach Bob Huggins shrugged off another lopsided victory over South Florida.

``It's the time of the year, man, you just want to win and go home. We've got another game on Saturday,'' Huggins said Thursday night after the 21st-ranked Bearcats beat the Bulls 74-48 to retain a share of first place in Conference USA.

Eric Hicks had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Cincinnati rebounded from last Saturday's four-point loss to No. 5 Wake Forest by playing stifling defense, holding South Florida to 26 percent shooting and a season-low point total.

``That's really what we've done all year,'' Huggins said. ``This is not one of our best offensive teams, but considering our lack of size inside we've really done a good job defensively.''

Cincinnati (16-3, 5-1) improved to 14-0 against South Florida under Huggins, a streak that began in December 1991. South Florida (8-9, 1-5) has lost five straight after an 8-4 start, and the results are getting progressively worse.

Since losing to UAB, Marquette and Memphis by a total of nine points, the Bulls have been held to their two worst offensive performances of the season, scoring 50 in a 12-point loss to Houston and struggling even more against Cincinnati.

DePaul winning streak ends in Memphis

MEMPHIS — Anthony Rice scored 16 points and Duane Erwin added 13 points and nine rebounds Thursday night to lead Memphis to a 68-55 victory over DePaul.

Memphis (11-9, 4-2 Conference USA) didn't hit a field goal in the final 5:45 but connected on 13 of 19 free throws as DePaul was outscored 22-8 after holding a one-point lead with 8:38 remaining.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Blue Demons (12-5, 4-2).

Jeremy Hunt and Darius Washington scored 11 each for Memphis, with Washington dishing out seven assists.

Sammy Mejia led DePaul with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Quemont Greer had 14 points but hit only five of 19 shots from the field. Drake Diener finished with 12 points for DePaul.

Memphis squandered a 12-point lead in the first half, but held on for a 32-31 advantage at the break.

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