NCAA Tournament

College Basketball

March 22, 2002

He said it

"If it's a physical game, it's a physical game."

Drew Gooden, Kansas junior forward, on tonight's matchup with Illinois, the team that ousted Kanas last year in the Sweet 16.


Oregon: The Ducks are in the Sweet 16 for the first time in 42 years. They play Texas tonight.

Conference records

ACC 6-3 Big East 5-5

Big Ten 7-3 Big 12 10-2

Con. USA 1-3 MAC 3-0

MVC 3-1 Pac-10 8-5

SEC 5-5 WAC 1-2

Who's hot

Jared Jeffries: The Indiana star scored 24 points and had 15 rebounds in the Hoosiers' upset of Duke.

Who's not

Duke: The Blue Devils, up by 17 early, shot 33 percent from the field in the second half in their loss to Indiana.

He said it

"He's a person known in this state as T.J. He doesn't need a last name. If you go to Houston, he's always been kind of like the Pied Piper."

Rick Barnes,Texas coach, on freshman point guard T.J. Ford, who led the nation in assists this season.

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