Catching Up …

Francisco Garcia: Has started in six of 17 games for the Sacramento Kings, averaging 12.7 points, 3.5 rebounds. and 26.1 minutes per game, with a shooting percentage of 47.4% from the field. The Kings are in fourth place in the Pacific Divison of the NBA Western Conference with a 7-10 won-loss record.

Jerry Eaves: Coaching North Carolina A&T to a 4-4 record after pulling a shocking 96-91 win over DePaul on the Blue Devils’ home court in Chicago. His team has lost to the likes of Pittsburgh, Tennessee and St. Louis while preparing for Mid-East Athletic Conference competition.

Wiley Brown: Coaching Indiana University-Southeast team to a 4-4 record, most recently losing a 96-91 double overtime game to Brescia University of Owensboro on Tuesday.

Kevin Willard: His Iona College team ended a 29-game losing streak that extended over two seasons when the Gaels defeated Delaware 57-52 last Friday, improving their record to 1-7 on the season. The Gaels were 1-29 last year.

Scott Davenport: His Bellarmine University team nearly cracked the National Association of Basketball Coaches Top 25 poll this week. The Knights, with a 6-1 record, were 27th in the voting.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.