Thursday, January 26, 2006

Secretariats of Hoops

1. My latest article is up on If you like college hoops, check it out. If you like college hoops and horseracing, check it out and tell me how I butchered the analogies.

2. What in the wide, wide world of sports was going on last night? Marshall over West Virginia!?!? Seton Hall ravages NC State? BC over North Carolina and Michigan over Michigan State were a little less surprising, but still upsets in my mind. That West Virginia loss goes into the X-files. More on the X-files coming soon.

3. I have raked Louisville over the coals pretty harshly this season. The got a win over Cincinnati in Louisville last night. The Bearcats are 1-4 since Armein Kirkland went down with an ACL tear. It's a good win for UL, but they need they need a few more quality wins to prove their NCAA worthiness. The Cards need a split of their upcoming road games at Rutgers and Villanova to be taken seriously.

4. I will finish the GOI later if I have time. Busy day today.

II. Last Night's GOI
--Arizona 80, at Arizona State 70. Much-needed road win for Zona.
--at Arkansas 71, Mississippi 58. Reality is sinking in for Ole Miss.
--at Bradley 86, Missouri State 76. Braves are tough at home. Now tied with MO State for 5th in the MVC.
--at Colorado 81, Nebraska 59. Ouch. Huskers continue to tumble in the RPI.
--Maryland 86, at Georgia Tech 74. Extremely important road win for the Terps.
--Bucknell 59, at Lehigh 54. The Bison are going to be tough to beat in the PL.
--at Louisville 67, Cincinnati 50. Cards cash in a must win. Need at least a split in next two at Rutgers and at Villanova.
--at LSU 81, Georgia 52. Wow. LSU is starting to really put it together. They have hordes of talent.
--at Michigan 72, Michigan State 67. Once again, the in-state rivalry games rarely disappoint. Monumental win for Maize and Blue.
--Tennessee 88, at Mississippi State 65. If Vols can win consistently on the road, look out.