After suffering a fractured left foot which kept him inactive for 38 games, all eyes have been on Dallas guard Rodrigue Beaubois since his return to the hardwood Feb. 16.
The 6-foot-2 guard finished with a solid 14 points and six assists in a 127-109 home rout against New York March 10 and tallied 15 points and four assists in a 101-73 rout of Golden State Sunday. Beaubois has averaged 19.5 minutes per game in 16 games this season, but head coach Rick Carlisle is looking to extend minutes for Beaubois.
Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said newly-acquired forward Corey Brewer fits the continuity of the team and likes what the guard can do offensively. With 12 games remaining before the playoffs and with the Mavs a game behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, the Mavericks are only 3-4 with Brewer on the roster. But the jury is still out on the true impact Brewer could make during a playoff run 8212; he has only averaged 8.9 minutes per game as a Maverick as Carlisle works him into the rotation.
Riding a three-game losing streak, No. 8 TCU (4-4) will hit the road for the second time this season for a three-game series in Lubbock against Texas Tech.
TCU is 3-1 against Big 12 Conference competition so far this season, taking two of three against Kansas in the season series opener and a 2-0 shutout of Baylor on Feb. 22 in Waco. The Red Raiders (8-2) are hitting .347 and averaging 7.9 runs per game, led by Red Raiders' junior infielder Kelby Tomlinson.
During his final year on campus, former Frogs safety Tejay Johnson doesn't want to be recognized solely as a football player. The senior wants colleagues to perceive him as a leader who continues to give back to campus life.
"I never wanted people to assume that I was a football player," Johnson said. I've always had a passion for helping others. I know where I came from and how I got here. It was that need, want and desire to give back that always played a big role in my life."
TCU's Saturday home matchup against nationally ranked Brigham Young University has officially been declared a sellout.
As fans and students wait to fill the stands in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, the Horned Frogs will have to accept the competition the Cougars have to offer.
Does the 10-17 TCU team, with only a single win in conference play (11 losses) really have a shot to prevail against 24-2 BYU, who conversely has a single loss in conference play? Anything can happen any given night, but the Frogs are the underdogs in this matchup.
With forward Caron Butler inactive, Mavericks guard Juan Jose Barea is proving himself a capable starter when called upon.
The 6-foot, undersized hoopster scored a season-high 25 points in the Mavericks' triumph over the Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 25 and recorded 20 points in a 102-100 victory over Sacramento Wednesday, extending Dallas' win-streak to 10 games. Serving only his fifth year in the NBA, Barea continues to bring energy to the team.