-The semifinals of the Paradise Jam are today. Xavier battles Villanova and Iowa takes on Alabama. Its a good chance for statement wins for all teams involved, which is important to Xavier because they arent likely to get many opportunities for those types of wins in conference.
Other interesting games are:
-New Mexico State @ Arizona. NMSU suffered a heartbreaking loss to LMU, but can rebound with one of their few shots at a big time win, which would help their NCAA profile.
-Old Dominion @ Georgetown. Georgetown is unbeaten, but this is a tough opponent for them. For ODU, its a chance to get a big time win on the road.
-Davidson @ Missouri. Mizzou is unbeaten, but untested. Davidson is a good team out of the SoCon, but has a lot of work to do before theyre considered a tourney caliber team. Not a huge test for Mizzou, bu the biggest one theyve had so far.
-UW Milwaukee @ Northern Iowa. Northern Iowa looks to rebound from their loss at Washington and continue their impressive start so far.
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...