Thursday, February 02, 2006

More Buster Chatter

I. More bracket buster talk on, including a game-by-game breakdown.

II. Last Night's GOI
--Duke 83, at Boston College 81. I know that Big Ten Wonk says that officiating is a boring topic, but how do you not call a foul on that Shelden Williams block? Among other calls...
--at Florida State 69, Clemson 59. This one hurts the Tigers. 'Noles evened their ACC record.
--at Georgia 88, Alabama 79. A blow to Bama's hopes.
--Kentucky 81, at Mississippi State 66. Kentucky has taken care of the opponents it is supposed to. Now, at Florida and host Tennessee on deck.
--Texas 66, at Missouri 53. Texas lurking if a current 1-seed slips up.
--at NC State 66, Virginia 64. Nearly a signature win for Cavs, but now just another in the ACC pack.
--Seton Hall 77, at Providence 74. The Hall is looking more and more secure.
--at Syracuse 86, Rutgers 84 (OT). 'Cuse win despite 41 from Q. Douby.
--at Temple 76, UMass 47. UMass won their home game by 26. Temple wins theirs by 29. That's only a 55 point swing.
--at Tennessee 69, Vanderbilt 62. 'Dores now find themselves in need of some wins after losing four of five.

III. Tonight's GOI
--Old Dominion at Hofstra. Very important CAA game and big for ODU's at-large hopes.
--Nevada at Louisiana Tech. If the Pack is to make a move, now is the time.
--North Carolina at Maryland. The Williams' square off in a big ACC tilt.
--Stanford at Oregon. Don't look now, but the Cardinal have won six of seven.
--Cal at Oregon State. Bears still trying to break into the bracket.
--UC-Irvine at Pacific. Anteaters are 8-0 and UOP (4-2) needs this one to stay withing striking distance in the Big West.
--Arizona at Southern Cal. Cats looking more and more like a bubble team.

Sun Belt
--South Alabama (5-2) at Ark-Little Rock (4-3)
--Denver (5-3) at New Orleans (2-6)
--North Texas (5-3) at UL-Lafayette (1-7)