Daniel Fountain is Loren Stokes…

I’m certain that is the only time that phrase will be used…

However it is accurate. The most notable injury to possibly impact the tournament is the bum ankle of The Dub bomber Daniel Fountain. The senior, who led the conference in three point shooting, sprained his ankle on Saturday in the ODU victory.

Dub beatnick Brian Mull has an update on Fountain. Mull was at UNCW practice and saw Fountain taking shots and riding a stationary bike. The data point for you: two seasons ago Loren Stokes had a similar injury in Hofstra’s final regular season game. I popped by the Hofstra shootaround prior to the tournament, and Stokes was riding a stationary bike. He then got up and shot some free throws on the side. Stokes then played all three CAA tourney games, although he was felled by a memorable Tony Skinn shot, captured ironically by a Wilmington teevee station.

Stil tracking Junior Hairston’s injury and will hopefully have an update in a few hours. Coaches begin chattering in about 30 minutes.

BTW–they are always riding a stationary bike. Wouldn’t it be a riot to see a player circling the gym on a 10-speed? Picture that for a moment.

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Your final award winners, courtesy of the home office:

CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Matt Janning, Northeastern

So., G, 6-4, 175, Watertown, Minn./Watertown-Mayer

Janning averaged 20.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as Northeastern split a pair of tough league games last week. The sophomore guard scored 21 of his game-high 27 points in the second half as NU beat George Mason 70-59 and also had a team-best 14 points in a loss at ODU. Janning, who shot 53.6% from the floor, has scored double digits in a league-high 17 consecutive games and is third in the CAA in scoring at 16.4 ppg.

CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Ben Finney, Old Dominion

Fr., F, 6-5, 220, Portsmouth, Va./Norcom

Finney averaged 14.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals in a pair of Old Dominion games last week. The freshman forward came off the bench to score a career-best 20 points in the Monarchs’ 70-58 win over Northeastern and contributed nine points off the bench in a loss at UNCW. For the week, Finney shot 50% from the floor and also dished out five assists.

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~ by mglitos on March 4, 2008.

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