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Eastern’s second half second rate

EASTERN, COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Rodney Stuckey sits out most of the first half in foul trouble. The Eagles bomb away from the outside (8 of 11 3-point shots) and stay within one at 39-38.

Stuckey, the nation's third-leading scorer returns for the second half. The Eagle go cold, especially from the outside (4 of 12) and get run out 91-68 in Santa Clara. And Stuckey finishes with a career-low 12 points in 25 minutes.

Doesn't really seem to add up, huh? Well, the Broncos, after shooting 45 percent in the first half, hit 56 percent of their shots after halftime, including 7 of 12 from beyond the arc. That's the game in a nutshell. Here's our story.

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An interesting entry from Bob Condotta's Husky basketball blog. One reason Gonzaga shot so well can be traced to the Huskies' inability to get back on defense. They attacked the offensive glass with energy, but a large group of long rebounds fueled the GU fastbreak.

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Former Garfield star Anthony Washington is asking to rejoin the Portland State basketball team.




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