Thursday, February 23, 2006

17 Teams, 17 Days

I. 17 Bubble Boys, 17 Days Until Selection Sunday over at

II. Last Night's GOI

--at Air Force 51, New Mexico 46. No TBB jinx for AFA after making it IN in the lockbox yesterday. Falcons continue to roll.
--at Bucknell 81, Lehigh 70. Lehigh now has two conference losses...both to the Bison.
--at BYU 100, San Diego State 90. Surging Cougars keep SDSU from getting too far away in the Mt. West.
--at Creighton 67, Indiana State 62. "Takin' care of business and workin' overtime. Look out."
--Tennessee 76, at Florida 72. Vols clinch a share of the SEC East with a win.
--at Florida State 71, Maryland 60. 'Noles may find a way to get in if they can keep winning.
--at Indiana 69, Penn State 65. Hoosiers get a must win.
--Texas 65, at Kansas State 64. Tough, tough loss for K-State.
--at Kentucky 80, Ole Miss 40. We know UK is not going to lose to bad teams. If they can beat some good ones coming home, they can salvage a decent seed.
--at Memphis 66, UTEP 56. Looks like no at-large for the Miners this season.
--Ohio State 79, at Michigan State 68. Buckeyes stay in the hunt for Big Televen title.
--at Nebraska 93, Colorado 77. Crushing loss for Buffs. This may have pushed them out.
--North Carolina 96, at NC State 71. WOW. No doubt about who is #2 in the ACC.
--Bradley 71, at Northern Iowa 49. Holy cow. Braves are really hitting their stride at the right time.
--LSU 77, at Vandy 66. 'Dores are done barring a DEEP run in the SEC tourney.

III. Tonight's GOI
--Villanova at Cincinnati. Could pretty much cement the Bearcats.
--South Carolina at Georgia. Gamecocks need this one to keep flickering hopes alive.
--George Mason at Hofstra. Pride's defining moment. A win here makes them much more viable as an at-large candidate.
----UNC-Wilmington at VCU. Seahawks cannot afford any type of loss right now.
--Stanford at Washington. Cardinal hopes are razor thin. They need this one.
--Cal at Washington State. Bears need these kind.
Sun Belt Slate
--Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee. Great rivalry game with big SBC seeding implications for MTSU.
--Ark-Little Rock at New Orleans. Again, major seeding implications for both.
--Denver at South Alabama. Denver clinches West 2-seed with a win.
--North Texas at Troy. Both trying to take third place in the West and stay alive for the 2-seed.
--Arkansas State at UL-Lafayette. ULL has been hot lately, but ASU has been surviving all year.