By the numbers
5 -- Pac-10 games that have ended on game-winning shots this season.
9 -- Seasons between Oregon State's last win over UCLA and its one last week.
11 -- Thirty-point games in the career of Connecticut All-American Richard Hamilton, who missed No. 12 by a point in Tuesday night's 101-70 win over Notre Dame.
20 -- Consecutive games Stanford coach Mike Montgomery has started the same lineup.
41-- The age of Rutgers coach Kevin Bannon, who recently became the youngest Division I coach to win 300 games.
214 -- Interview requests since the regular season began for Rhode Island forward Lamar Odom. According to sports information director Mike Ballweg, Odom has obliged about half.
Teams on the way up
Louisville: The Cardinals have won seven of their past eight games (9-3 overall) and quieted whispers about the possible end of Denny Crum's 28-year reign.
Texas: After a 2-7 start in which the Longhorns lost their first four games under first-year coach Rick Barnes, Texas has gotten strong play from Kris Clack en route to winning five straight and six of seven.
Teams on the way down:
Pub Date: 1/15/99