The Coaches vs Cancer Classic continues today. Neither game yesterday was particularly exciting, but Vermont looked impressive against New Orleans. Granted New Orleans isnt a tournament caliber team, but Vermont still looks like they might be able to put up a fight against Maryland tomorrow, who breezed by Hampton in their first game. A win for Vermont would be huge. It would be a quality win on their resume and that would come into play as far as being a high point on their NCAA Tournament resume come March. It would also most likely guarantee them two more games against high quality opponents assuming that Michigan State, Texas and Saint Johns all advance to the semifinals. The winner of this region would most likely face Saint Johns in the semis, who appears to be the most beatable opponent out of the four good teams, so it is a tremendous opportunity for the Catamounts of Vermont today.
Michigan States region gets underway today. They will face Brown, who is an up and coming Ivy League team, but not really in a position to give Michigan State any sort of scare. The winner of that game will face the winner of Youngstown State vs Central Michigan, both of whom were among the 40 worst teams in div1 last season. The winner of this region will face the winner of the Texas Region in the semifinals.
Highlighted Games for Sat 2/17: Bracket Buster Edt
Feb 16, 2007, 09:16 pm
Drew Barnette runs down one of the biggest Saturdays of the college basketball regular season. With the Bracket Buster teams being played today, read about who is on the bubble and could really improve their NCAA Tournament resumes with quality wins today. Also read about teams who are favored to win their conference tournaments, and who are facing each other in games that will have an impact on their seeding, and possibly put them in a better position to pull a big upset.
Other big games include Louisville looking for their second big road win in a row as they travel to Marquette, Vanderbilt plays one of their biggest home games of the year as they host Floirda, Georgetown and Villanova Square off in an important Big East showdown,
All that, and much more in a huge Saturday for college hoops...
Mid Major Ramblings on the Eve of the Buster
Feb 16, 2007, 01:20 am
Drew Barnette gives his thoughts and opinions about the upcoming Bracket Buster, talks about how he feels mid-majors are viewed by the media today, looks at tonight's big game between Winthrop and Missouri State, and more...