The Washington Times - August 16, 2007, 10:35AM
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\ Anyway, these tidbits seemed sort of interesting. Well, they’re interesting if you really like college basketball.\

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\ * Word was passed along late yesterday that Maryland forward Landon Milbourne averaged 13.1 points and 3.6 rebounds for the East Coast “All-Stars” in their recent swing through Holland and Belgium. Somehow, I feel like someone in Luxembourg is feeling dissed for being left out of the fun.\

\ * Local high school coach Levi Franklin (of Fairfax’s Paul VI) is joining Robert Morris’ staff according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Colonials also announced their schedule, with trips to Seton Hall and Boston College schedule - but not nearby Pittsburgh. New Robert Morris coach Mike Rice came from Pitt, and Panthers coach Jamie Dixon didn’t feel comfortable facing his former assistant.\

\ * Where else outside South Carolina will you find schedule nuggets on USC-Upstate twice in as many weeks? The Spartanburg Herald-Journal has the school’s first Division I schedule, with visits to Utah, UNC Greensboro, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, SMU, Duquesne and Iowa State scheduled, plus trips to tournaments in El Paso and Alaska. On the bright side, everyone on the Spartans should have enough frequent flier miles to take a nice trip after the season.\

\ * Reliable friend Mr. Press (via a random New Mexico TV station) says New Mexico and new coach Steve Alford will welcome Bob Knight and Texas Tech to the Pit on Dec. 15. Alford, of course, played for Knight at Indiana on the 1987 national championship team.\

\ - Patrick Stevens