By the numbers
2.5 Years it took Arizona guard Josh Pastner to graduate. Pastner will graduate tomorrow and then rejoin the team for a game that night against Iowa State in Las Vegas.
5 Atlantic 10 teams shooting under 50 percent.
7.7 Seconds remaining when opposing players hit key three-pointers to help beat winless Eastern Michigan. One by Boise State won the game, the other by Colorado State sent the game into overtime. Eastern Michigan also lost a game with five seconds to play.
11 Pac-10 players who have missed games because of ankle sprains. All but one are still out of action.
30 Points scored by Notre Dame freshman Troy Murphy in his Big East debut, against Providence, matching the previous record set in 1994 by Georgetown's Allen Iverson, also against the Friars. Teams moving up
Wisconsin: With their first Top 25 ranking since 1994, the 10-1 Badgers have won at Rhode Island and Temple.
Teams moving down
Utah: Rick Majerus predicted this would be a rebuilding season for the now 5-4 Utes, and losses at Utah State and Texas might prove him correct.
Washington: After a 4-0 start, the Huskies have been hurt by Donald Watts' sprained ankle and have lost three straight, including back-to-back road defeats at Boise State and Gonzaga.
Pub Date: 12/18/98