Robbi Pickeral, Raleigh News & Observer: North Carolina freshman forward Tyler Zeller is likely out for the season after breaking his left wrist against Kentucky.
Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times: Alex Stepheson, who transferred to USC from North Carolina this fall hoping the NCAA would allow him to have immediately eligibility, had his appeal denied and will not be eligible until 2009-10.
Steve Rivera, Tucson Citizen: ESPN analyst Dick Vitale says Arizona should have hired Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight to fill in for the retired Lute Olson this season.
Dana O'Neil, ESPN: If you're not cheating you're not trying. Clever coaches are employing a strong grip on semantics to expose loopholes and reinterpret rules to their benefit.
Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun: Unemployment is rising, the stock market is falling and attendance at Florida games is on the decline.
David Brandt, Clarion Ledger: Mississippi junior forward Eniel Polynice had knee surgery and will miss the rest of the season.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Meet Rick Hartzell, college basketball referee on the go.