-DUKE VS PITTSBURGH (New York). This game should be great and the atmosphere should resemble an NCAA Tournament game. Both teams are undefeated, so its interesting from a rankings point. Pittsburgh is a tough, defensive team (or at least appears to be) wheras Duke can really shoot the ball and produce on offense, so its interesting from a match-up point. Duke has had a few tests this year, but Pittsburgh really hasnt. They did have a somewhat impressive win at Washington, but Washington isnt nearly as good as Duke. Granted, this game is on a neutral floor, but its still going to be a real test for both squads. It certainly wont be the last challenge for either team, though.
-MIAMI, OH AT ILLINOIS. Both of these teams really need this win. Miami has some good wins and has played well for the most part, but is just 4-4 on the year. That has to sting considering two of those losses came on last second three point shots. Illinois hasnt really gotten any quality wins yet. This win wont be overly impressive, but I think it would qualify as decent. It should be a close, defensive oriented game. It usually is when Miami plays.
-GONZAGA VS OKLAHOMA (All College Challenge). This game is part of a double header in Oklahoma City, so Oklahoma should have the advantage of the crowd. Both these teams need a big win to boost their resume. Gonzaga has a win against Connecticut, but its hard to say how much that will end up helping them out. Neither teams resume seems to be a reflection of either teams full potential, which is what makes this game so important.
-OKLAHOMA STATE VS ORAL ROBERTS (All College Challenge). This game is interesting because head coaches Sean Sutton and Scott Sutton will be facing off. Oklahoma State has a lot of work to do in order to get themselves in the NCAA Tournament discussion and this certainly isnt a game they can afford to lose.
-TULANE VS SAINT MARYS
-EAST TENNESSEE STATE VS GEORGIA
The winners will face in the semifinals tomorrow. Georgia and Saint Marys are the obvious favorites, and that would be a very interesting game if those two were to advance. Doing well in this tournament would especially help out Saint Marys. On the other side of the bracket, Ohio downed Saint Johns and will most likely face Hawaii in the other semifinal game.
SAN JUAN SHOOTOUT
-CLEMSON VS LA SALLE
-MISSISSIPPI VS DE PAUL
This is a round robin tournament, so all of these teams will face one another. Clemson and Ole Miss are both unbeaten, so when the two face each other it will be a hugely important game. Unfortunately it doesnt look as if the game is going to be on television.
-DELAWARE STATE AT CALIFORNIA. Delaware State is just 1-6 against div1 teams this year and stands little chance against Cal. Cal can improve to 7-1 with a win.
-NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL AT CREIGHTON. Creighton shouldnt have any trouble improving to 7-1 on the year.
-IPFW AT KENT STATE. Kent State is off to a great start and can improve to 9-2 on the year. They appear to be good enough to play their way into position to receive an at-large bid if they need it.
-NORTH FLORIDA AT MIAMI, FL. Miami should have no trouble remaining undefeated.
-THE CITADEL VS WASHINGTON STATE (Seattle). The fact that this game isnt being played on Wazzus campus should have no effect on the outcome. I expect this to be a blowout and Wazzu should remain unbeaten.
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