-MIAMI, OH AT CINCINNATI. Miami is 4-7, but has played some pretty good ball against top-notch teams. Cincinnati is not the best offensive team in the world, but their defense is strong and theyve managed to put together an 8-3 record with wins against NC State and Xavier. These two teams have a long running rivalry, but Cincinnati has had the upper hand lately.
-BRADLEY AT NORTHERN IOWA (Missouri Valley). Bradley was supposed to be down this year, but theyve looked pretty good out of conference and could end up doing some damage in league play. Northern Iowa had a very good run out of conference as well and is 9-2 overall. This is the conference opener for both teams, so it is a big game because how the standings end up will have a big effect on who does and doesnt make the NCAA Tournament.
-COPPIN STATE AT CONNECTICUT. Connecticut is unbeaten, but untested. Their SOS is actually 311 right now. Coppin State isnt going to improve that any.
-NORTHEASTERN AT LOUISVILLE. Louisville might finally have some momentum and confidence going for them. They just won a big game against Miami, FL and this would make three in a row if they pull this one off.
-GARDNER WEBB AT WISCONSIN. Mismatches just dont get much bigger than this. Wisconsin should role.
-WRIGHT STATE AT LSU. This is the first of a three game round robin tournament that LSU should dominate.
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...