- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Last night at Joyce Center

NUMBER OF NOTE

159 Games it took John Thompson III to hit the 100-victory milestone, which he reached at Notre Dame. Coincidentally, it took his father almost the identical number; Big John won his 100th game against Detroit (83-82) in 1978 in his 157th game. Both father and son reached the landmark in their sixth seasons.

PLAY OF THE GAME

The hoops was solid, but nobody wearing hightops at the Joyce Center could top the halftime show put on by a touring member of the Red Panda acrobats. While riding an ultra-high unicycle, said acrobat balanced a stack of six bowls (every other one inverted) between her shin and the leg not on the pedal and then flipped them all into a seventh bowl on her head. Imagine what she could do from behind the arc.

SEEN AND HEARD

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey desperately needs a visit from the cast of “What Not to Wear.” Somebody needs to tell the Irish boss that a gold mock turtleneck wouldn’t look good on Taye Diggs, much less a paunchy middle-aged coach.

— Barker Davis


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