Ever mix up someone's birthday? A friend's? A relative's? Hey, it happens. Apparently it happened with Kentucky coach John Calipari. The Wildcats coach wished his daughter a happy birthday on Twitter. Nice, right? Problem was, he got the wrong day.
The game was already over. Two minutes left, Texas up 64-51. Cruise control. Texas forward Jonathan Holmes was on the right baseline corner when he caught the bounce-pass product of Javan Felix's scuttled dribble penetration. Cal's defense stretched. Holmes slid past the close-out, gathered his dribble in his right hand, and jumped at the right side of the rim. For maybe a second, it looked like another easy gliding finish. Cal center Roger Moute a Bidias had other ideas.
What we're reading while Dayton goes after UConn. Submit links via Twitter. We lead with a pair of personnel stories from Texas, the first -- and by far the most impactful -- being this afternoon's announcement that Texas guard Isaiah Taylor will miss at least a few weeks with an injured wrist. Taylor was fouled hard late in Thursday night's double-digit win over Iowa, and an awkward fall on his left wrist required heavy wrapping and postgame X-rays.
Well, college basketball gave us multiple upsets and thrillers this past week. Let's see if the chaos continues. Here are my predictions for the weekend: George Washington at No. 9 Virginia, 7 p.m. ET, Friday, ESPN3.com/WatchESPN: This is an interesting game. Mike Lonergan's GW squad is one of the top defensive units in the country, and Kethan Savage is an underrated wing. But Tony Bennett's squad is even better defensively, and it has a more balanced scoring attack.