Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) January 31, 2007
"The Phat 5" of College Basketball at 500 Report Volume #7 (Super Bowl Week)
Kentucky 104 years, 1903-2006-07
N. Carolina 97 years, 1911-2006-07
UCLA 88 years, 1920-2006-07
Kansas 109 years, 1899-2006-07
Duke 102 years, 1906-2006-07
"The Phat 5" nickname come from the P-H-AT acronym that means "Producing History At the Tournament" (Final Four) for the 5 "Greatest" college basketball programs of All-Time.
"The Phat 5" of College Basketball at 500 Report Volume #7 (Super Bowl Week) is dedicated to Forrest "Phog" Allen. Coach Allen played his college basketball at Kansas from 1905-09. He was coached at KU by Dr. James Naismith who was the inventor of basketball. He lettered 3-years at KU. Coach Allen was known as the "Father of Basketball Coaching." In 49-seasons of coaching he compiled a 771-233 record. He led the Jayhawks for 39-seasons and won an amazing 590 games as basketball head. He won the 1952 NCAA National Championship. During his tenure Adolph Rupp (Kentucky) and Dean Smith (UNC) both played under Coach Allen at KU. Smith and Rupp are number 2 and 3 on the NCAA All-Time winningest coach list as both are icons of the "Phat 5" programs that they coached. Coach Allen retired from Kansas in 1956 the season before Wilt Chamberlain would sport the KU uniform. He was enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959. The arena of the campus of Kansas (Allen Field-house) is named in his honor.
The "Super 5" of "The Phat 5"
Kentucky- Randolph Morris is averaging 15.6 ppg. and 7.6 rpg.
N. Carolina- Tyler Hansbrough is averaging 18.2 ppg. and 8 rpg.
UCLA- Arron Afflalo is averaging 17.1 ppg.
Kansas- Brandon Rush is averaging 14.3 ppg. and 6.0 rpg.
Duke- Josh McRoberts is averaging 13.0 ppg., 8.1 rpg., and 4.0 apg.
Randolph Morris has not been the force that Kentucky needs. His scoring, rebounding, and minutes have been all down the last 3-games. Tyler Hansbrough has been a leader for UNC. He's no longer a front-runner for the Player of the Year with the emergence of Alando Tucker (Wisconsin) and Kevin Durant (Texas). Arron Afflalo has increased his scoring for the Bruins but needs to more aggressive with his moves to the rim. He also needs to be more automatic at the charity stripe. Brandon Rush has improved his scoring and rebound averages for Kansas. Rush and Jayhawks are peaking at the right time during this season. Josh McRoberts has been the best all-around big man in college basketball for the exception of Kevin Durant. McRoberts is a definite lottery-pick if leaves Duke-land after the season.
Kentucky 16-5, 5-2 SEC E. ranked #24 the new ESPN/ USA Today coaches poll and unranked by the AP poll. Kentucky has been 1-2 since the last "Phat 5" Report with losses to Vanderbilt (01/20) 72-67 and Georgia (01/24) 78-69. The Wildcats bounced back this past Sunday with a dominant 76-57 win vs. Tennessee. UK has a big-game in their next 5 games vs. #1 Florida.
02/03 @ Arkansas
02/07 S. Carolina
02/10 #1 Florida
02/13 @ Tennessee
02/17 @ #20 Alabama
N. Carolina 19-2, 5-1 ACC ranked #3 by the new ESPN/ USA Today coaches and AP polls. UNC is on a 4-game winning streak since losing to Virginia Tech. The Tar Heels went on the road in 3 of those 4 games and delivered dominant victories. They first went to #16 Clemson (01/17) and handed them a 77-55 defeat. Then they came home and scored 77 points again vs. Georgia Tech (01/20) and beat the Yellow Jackets 77-61. UNC went back on the road to Wake Forest (01/24) and smashed the Demon Deacons 88-60. This past Saturday (01/27) they dished out the most lop-sided home defeat to #19 Arizona under the the 24-plus seasons Lute Olson has been coach 92-64. Carolina also snapped the 29-game non-conference win streak of Arizona. UNC's next 5 up-coming games.
02/03 @ N. C. State
02/07 @ #10 Duke ("Phat 5" vs. "Phat 5")
02/10 Wake Forest
02/13 #18 Virginia Tech
- N. Carolina's win over Georgia Tech January 20, 2007 gave the Heel's it's 1,900th All-Time victory. UNC joins "Phat 5" member Kentucky as the only programs in Division 1 history with 1900-plus wins.
UCLA 18-2, 7-2 PAC-10 ranked #5 by the new ESPN/ USA Today coaches and AP polls. The Bruins are tied with #9 Oregon at 7-2 atop the PAC-10 Conference. UCLA lost it's first game of the season at Oregon earlier this month (01/06). Since the last "Phat 5" Report UCLA has had tough wins vs. Arizona St. (01/18) 60-50 and at home vs. #20 Arizona (01/20) 73-69. The Bruins blew a 17-point lead on the road vs. Stanford this past Sunday (01/28) and lost to the Cardinal 75-68. UCLA has a chance to redeem their defeat to Oregon this coming Thursday (02/01) for first place in the PAC-10. UCLA's next 5 up-coming games.
02/01 #9 Oregon
02/03 Oregon St.
02/10 @ W. Virginia
02/15 Arizona St.
Kansas 19-3, 6-1 Big-12 ranked #6 by the new ESPN/ USA Today coaches and AP polls. Kansas has won 3 straight games since losing to Texas Tech (01/20). All of KU's last 3 wins have been by 20-plus points. Two of the victories have come on the road. The Jayhawks visited the Baylor Bears (01/24) and gave them a 82-56 beating. KU then came home and scored a season -high 97 points to defeat Colorado (01/27) 97-74. Kansas took their "Phat 5" show again on the road to Nebraska this past Monday (01/29) and delivered the Huskers a 76-56 loss. Brandon Rush has stepped-upfor KU as the Jayhawks been surging for a possible #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. KU's next 5 up-coming games.
02/03 #8 Texas A&M
02/07 Kansas St.
02/10 @ Missouri
02/14 @ Colorado
Duke 18-3, 5-2 ACC ranked #8 by the AP and #10 by the ESPN/ USA Today coaches poll. The Blue Devils are riding a 5-game winning streak after losing it's first two conference games. Duke hasn't been touted as a Final Four contender but the Devils continue to win. The Blue Devils dominated Wake Forest (01/18) 62-40. Special K took his "Phat 5" program on the road and routed N. C. State (01/20) 79-56. The Devil's beat #21 Clemson last Thursday (01/25) as time expired to squeeze out a 68-66 victory. The game was over-shadowed by a crucial timing error by the officials. The "Duke Boys" hosted Boston College this past Sunday (01/28) and won 75-61. The Devil's have rallied back to near the top of the ACC behind N. Carolina. The 2 "Phat 5" programs will showdown during Duke's next 5 up-coming games.
02/01 @ Virginia
02/04 Florida St.
02/07 #3 UNC ("Phat 5" vs. "Phat 5")
02/11 @ Maryland
02/14 @ Boston College
"The Phat 5" Stat of the Week:
N. Carolina won it's 1,900th game to join Kentucky as the only two programs to reach the mark. "The Phat 5" have combined for over 9,100 wins.
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