Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Games to Watch: 2/13/08

Notre Dame @ Connecticut (Big East): Two of the hottest teams in the country meet up tonight in Hartford. Both teams are rapidly moving up the seed lines, and the winner will put yet another feather in their cap. Prediction: UConn 76, Notre Dame 70

Maryland @ Duke (ACC): Maryland has quietly moved to 6-3 in ACC play and put themselves into at-large bid consideration. Duke has a stranglehold on the ACC and is now playing for the #1 seed in the Charlotte region. Prediction: Duke 83, Maryland 72

Duquesne @ Dayton (A-10): Dayton lost to George Washington Saturday, a huge blow to their at-large hopes. A loss at home to Duquesne might once an for all end their chances, as a 4-6 A-10 record could be too much to overcome. Prediction: Duquesne 85, Dayton 80

Wisconsin @ Indiana (Big 10): Indiana finally stepped up and picked up a quality win at Ohio State. Wisconsin won the first meeting between these squads fairly easily, but not many teams can go to the Kohl Center and leave with a W. It will be interesting to see if the recent violation reports from the NCAA will affect Indiana's play tonight. Prediction: Wisconsin 62, Indiana 58

Xavier @ Charlotte (A-10): Charlotte may have to run the table if they want a shot at an at-large at this point. There are just too many teams ahead of them in the picking order from the A-10. Xavier is a lock and is now playing to make the pod system. Prediction: Xavier 75, Charlotte 68

Arkansas @ Tennessee (SEC): The Vols are in great shape to win the SEC East after Kentucky's disaster at Vanderbilt. Arkansas is now 6-2 in SEC play after their win over Ole Miss and will move into lock status if they can pull the upset tonight. Prediction: Tennessee 74, Arkansas 68

Mississippi @ Alabama (SEC): Ole Miss has fallen to 3-5 in SEC play and will be in big trouble if they lose this game. Alabama hasn't been very good this season but is capable of winning this game. Prediction: Alabama 78, Ole Miss 73

Drake @ Southern Illinois (MVC): At 22-1 and 13-0 in the MVC, Drake is having an unbelievable year. Keno Davis has to be the frontrunner for national coach of the year. Southern Illinois is having a very disappointing season but is still incredbily tough at home. Prediction: Southern Illinois 58, Drake 54

Kansas State @ Texas Tech (Big 12): Thanks to Texas' upset of Kansas on Monday K-State is once again on top of the Big 12. Texas Tech is probably NIT bound, but they have been a formidable opponent at home. This is a good barometer game for the Wildcats. Prediction: Kansas State 68, Texas Tech 60

Houston @ Memphis (C-USA): Memphis is undoubtedly the #1 overall seed at this point. Houston is 18-4 and has a very talented team, but if they don't win a game against Memphis they could easily be snubbed on Selection Sunday. Prediction: Memphis 84, Houston 71

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