By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Jim Larranaga's second year at Miami ended about as sourly as possible. The Hurricanes' 16 first-half points were a season low. They made only 5 of 26 first-half attempts. Marquette contested some with its man-to-man defense, but Miami did manage to create some open looks. Usually the result was the same.
Larkin scored a career-high 28 points, eight coming in the final 2½ minutes, to help No. 9 Miami pull away late to beat North Carolina 87-77 in Sunday's final.
Miami Hurricanes center Julian Gamble learned about his team's latest ranking when he received a flurry of phone messages, including one from his mother in North Carolina.
The No. 25-ranked Hurricanes are alone atop the league standings at 5-0, their best ACC start. A rare capacity crowd of 7,972, including Warren Sapp, turned out for Miami's latest victory, a 90-63 drubbing of No. 1 Duke on Wednesday night.
Miami center Reggie Johnson's eligibility has been restored by the NCAA, and he is expected to play for the Hurricanes in their game at North Carolina State on Wednesday night.
The Cleveland Browns signed linebacker D'Qwell Jackson to a multiyear contract extension. Terms were not immediately known.
Missouri coach Frank Haith said Monday that he is fully cooperating with the NCAA in the latest round of trouble at the University of Miami, his home for seven years before taking over the Tigers this season.
Reggie Johnson scored 15 points as Miami defeated Virginia Tech 65-49 Thursday night to follow up Sunday's win over No. 7 Duke.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are still waiting for the defense to catch up to the team's standout offenses in three seasons under Bobby Petrino.
"It does feel strange Duke is still ahead of our team," Johnson said. "I feel like if the poll's really legit, we should be ranked in front of them."
"I've never really thought that Miami could be a top 10 program," senior Reggie Johnson said. "I didn't think we'd be here in February. It's surreal."