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Stat of the Week120 The number of seconds (12.0) left on the clock with #15-seed Belmont holding a 70-69 lead over the #2-seed Duke Blue Devils during the first round of the NCAA Tournament - but after a driving basket by Gerald Henderson with 11.9 seconds left on the clock, Duke held on for a 71-70 victory. Belmont has never won a game in the NCAA Tournament, but the victory was number 69 in the tournament for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who later said, "Watching them [Belmont] on tape they looked good - watching them in person, they were even better."Honorable Mentions4 The number…
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Stat of the Week26 The number of points (26) Tyler Hansbrough scored for North Carolina during the Tar Heels 68-66 victory over Virginia in the ACC tournament semi-finals. The junior forward also scrambled for a loose ball and hit the game-winning basket with just 0.8 seconds left on the clock, after the Tar Heels had trailed for most of the game. Teammate Marcus Ginyard said about Hansbrough, "From the first day I saw him play I could tell that you've got to get used to expecting stuff like that out of Tyler-it's amazing, really, to play with somebody that fights so hard and…
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MLB Stat of the Week800 The winning percentage (.800) for the Tampa Bay Rays after posting a 12-3 record during their first 15 spring games in the Grapefruit League. Most experts agree the Rays record has less to do with the efforts of manager Joe Maddon or the play of outfielder Johnny Gomes than it does with the front office decision to get rid of the "Devil" from the team name - which was the club's big off-season move. Honorable Mentions1 The number of hits (1) for Ichiro Suzuki during his first 25 spring training at bats. Ichiro began 0 for 21 before legging out an infield…
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