My apologies for the delayed and abbreviated write up of today's games, but i didn't have time to do it last night.
-CHARLOTTE AT DAYTON. This is the conference opener for the Flyers, who are 10-3, but have been blown out in their last two games against Pittsburgh and North Carolina.
-SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AT DRAKE. SIU looks to stay unbeaten in league play.
-IDAHO AT FRESNO STATE. This is the conference opener for 11-2 Fresno State.
-CREIGHTON AT INDIANA STATE. Indiana State has been very tough to beat at home. Creighton began conference play with a big win against Missouri State, but winning on the road at ISU wont be easy.
-CINCINNATI AT MEMPHIS. These are old rivals from the days both were in C-USA. Cincinnati appears to be way overmatched this year though.
-HAWAII AT NEW MEXICO STATE. NMSU has won nine straight, and a win in their conference opener will have them in pretty good shape.
-USC AT OREGON. Oregon is unbeaten, but USC is playing very good basketball and is one of the tougher teams Oregon has faced this season.
-UCLA AT OREGON STATE. UCLA is unbeaten and ranked #1. Its never easy to win on the road in the Pac Ten though.
-MARQUETTE AT PROVIDENCE. Marquette has some big wins already, but winning on the road in conference play is never easy. Providence has a good record, but is lacking when it comes to good wins.
-PITTSBURGH AT SYRACUSE. Syracuse has struggled against quality competition so far this season, but the crowd should be jacked up for this game. Pitt looks like a solid pod system team and could challenge for the Big East title.
-ARIZONA AT WASHINGTON. Washington is still looking for their first conference win. They only have one good win on the season so far, and that came against Northern Iowa. Arizona will likely contend for a #1 seed and could challenge UCLA for the Pac Ten title.
-ARIZONA STATE AT WASHINGTON STATE. Washington State has looked very good so far this season and can improve to 2-1 in conference play with a win. Dont be surprised to see them dancing in March.
-BRADLEY AT WICHITA STATE. Wichita State ahs lost four straight games, including two conference games. They desperately need to snap out of that funk.
Maryland will face Iona in a Buy Game.
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...