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DIME SMACK: T-Mac takes over

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The MVP race saw two of its prime candidates take center stage as T-Mac's took on 's T-Wolves. Chalk up the W, and a couple of more votes, to McGrady and O-Town. The T-Macculate One went double-dipping with 30 points and 10 dimes despite having KG blanket him all night long. Meanwhile, KG had a double-double of his own with 26 points and 14 boards. The pivotal moment of the game was the refs calling Wally for a blocking foul on what appeared to be a charge on T-Mac, who went to the line instead of changing possession. There's really no complaint; he deserves those calls now. Eww!! We caught a small whiff of the Sacramento-Clip Joint game and it stunk like spoiled milk. The were up by 28 after three before they called off the dogs. C-Webb led the charge with 23 points and eight pulls in only 29 minutes. spearheaded the effort by registering 0 points in his 25 minutes. The -Rockets contest wasn't going to win any beauty contests either. The owned the , stifling and Stevie Francis all game long. The two combined for just 10 points as the lost a vital game in their struggle for the final playoff spot out West. Rarely used Sonics guard Joe Forte was suspended for one game for unspecified conduct detrimental to the team. All we know is the detrimental conduct had to be worse than wearing a throwback jersey of his arch rival's team and worse than refusing to go on the injured list when the team asks you to because he's already done both of those sans suspension. Having gotten run in just 15 games this year, it's not like Joe's presence will be missed. But the real action yesterday was in the college ranks. Both Wildcat No. 1 seeds, Arizona and , survived and advanced to the Elite Eight, yet not without a major problem for Tubby's bunch. Late in the first half, explosive senior leader and top scorer was lost to a high ankle sprain. then made us sweat for a little but managed to keep the majority of the country's brackets alive. There's no word yet if Bogans will be back for the next game, but if history is any indicator, these 'Cats will make do without him since this particular injury has kept some players out for months at a time. The more exciting games were the -Pittsburgh encounter and the highly-anticipated Duke-Kansas slugfest. The Golden Eagles, led by (we're spelling it right), upset the Panthers by holding off a late surge and watching 's final three-point attempt draw iron. Instead of an offensive explosion, the country witnessed an offensive erosion of superstars and 's jump shots. The two future NBAers combined to go 2-187 from the field (actually 3-25) for just seven points. Luckily for Hinrich, his buddy went berserk for 33 points, 19 boards and three blocks as the Jayhawks eked out a ginormous W over the Dukies. How big was the win? Duke freshman left the floor in tears. We're out like the Blue Devils.
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