- The Washington Times - Monday, March 24, 2008

WEEKEND REWIND - In case you missed it

Davidson knocks off Georgetown: Some might consider it an upset, but when the team with the best player on the floor (Stephen Curry) wins, it shouldn’t be. What makes Curry remarkable is how the son of a great NBA shooter (Dell Curry) could be so overlooked. In an unrelated story, Georgetown just offered a scholarship to the sons of Steve Kerr and Tim Legler.

Roger Federer is human: Is there any other sport where you can lose it as quickly as tennis? One moment, Roger Federer is the greatest tennis player in history, and the next he’s losing to Legg Mason Tennis Classic players like Mardy Fish. Even if Federer never dominates again like he did for most of the decade, everyone who watched him play will be able to say they saw the world’s greatest player in his prime.

Nationals Park holds first game: George Washington and Saint Joseph’s were the first two teams to play at Nationals Park in an Atlantic 10 game Saturday. Unfortunately for Nationals fans, there’s a good chance GW’s starter for its opener will have a better year than the Nationals’ Odalis Perez (5.57 ERA in 2007).

TWT FIVE - Best NCAA opening weekend performances

1. Stephen Curry, Davidson: What are the odds that tiny Davidson would have the tournament’s most outstanding player? Two days after scoring 30 second-half points against Gonzaga, Curry went off for 25 in the second half of a win over second-seeded Georgetown.

2. Scottie Reynolds, Villanova: The area product helped lead No. 12 Villanova into the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years. Reynolds and the Wildcats overcame an 18-point deficit against Clemson and finished off Siena yesterday.

3. Joe Alexander, West Virginia: Alexander scored 22 points and had 11 rebounds as the Mountaineers sent Duke packing on Saturday at Verizon Center.

4. Brook Lopez, Stanford: With his coach watching from the locker room, Lopez scored eight of Stanford’s 11 points in overtime in a thriller with Marquette.

5. Kevin Love, UCLA: Another Pac-10 big man, Love paced the Bruins with 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks to help hold off Texas A&M; on Saturday night.


“I flexed so much my muscles kind of hurt.” ” UCLA’s Kevin Love after Saturday night’s second-round win over Texas A&M;


Chatter: Mark Zuckerman and Ben Goessling keep you updated on the Nationals’ roster moves from the last week of spring training in Viera, Fla.

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