Sunday, February 3, 2008

Games to watch: 2/4/08

Congratulations to the New York Giants on their Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots. To my surprise, their defensive line did an incredible job rushing Tom Brady, and that ultimately proved to be the difference in the game.

It's Rivalry Week in college basketball, so let's take a look at Monday's big games:

Louisville @ Marquette (Big East): Both teams appear to be solid NCAA squads, so this is a chance for each to pick up another quality win. Marquette has won 14 in a row at home, and I don't think their streak will end tonight. Prediction: Marquette 74, Louisville 66

Villanova @ St. Joseph's: This is a Big Five game with huge bubble implications. Villanova is falling quickly and desperately needs this one to get back in the hunt for a bid. St. Joseph's is currently my last team in, and cannot afford many slipups if they want to remain in the dance. Prediction: St. Joseph's 68, Villanova 65

Missouri @ Kansas (Big 12): The first game between these teams was close. Missouri has the offensive weapons to hang with the Jayhawks for awhile, but I believe KU will eventually pull away. Prediction: Kansas 86, Missouri 72

Gonzaga @ St. Mary's (WCC): The two frontrunners clash in Moraga. The winner will take a giant step towards securing an NCAA bid. Prediction: St. Mary's 72, Gonzaga 67

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