Originally posted on The Dagger  |  Last updated 12/5/11
1. The way visiting Baylor pounded Northwestern 69-41 on Sunday suggests the Wildcats' 7-0 start may have been a product of suspect competition. Northwestern had beaten the likes of Georgia Tech, LSU and Seton Hall in November, but the size, depth and athleticism of undefeated Baylor bothered the Wildcats' shooters and proved to be an instant reality check. Said Northwestern coach Bill Carmody: "We got smacked pretty good." 2. It's hard to understate the significance of Sunday's 89-60 shellacking of No. 20 UNLV for Wichita State because the Shockers desperately needed a marquee non-league win. Wichita State had lost to Alabama and Temple in Puerto Rico next month and its most significant remaining non-conference game comes next Saturday against struggling Utah State. 3. Less than a week after USC announced DeWayne Dedmon would miss up to six weeks with a stress fracture in his right foot, the freshman center was back in the Trojans' starting lineup on Saturday night. Dedmon's tw...
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