Madison (Texas) pushes the limits

Updated: January 16, 2009, 12:35 PM ET
By Jeff Miller | Special to ESPNRISE.com

SAN ANTONIO -- It's semester exam week at Madison (San Antonio). For junior point guard Jamal Johnson, that meant staying up until 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.

"Algebra II," Johnson said, almost forlorn. "Math isn't my strong suit."

But exam week has provided a relative respite for the Madison Mavericks, ranked sixth in ESPN RISE's FAB 50 with a 23-1 record. They regularly practice at 6 a.m., but exam week has altered the court schedule.

Not that the practices are that ...

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