Friday, January 19, 2007

Weekend Forecast 1/19

"I've got a good idea. Let's pretend we're real human beings." ~Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)

Southern Cal's win over Arizona last night makes me 2-for-2 in upset picks this week. While I'm on a hot streak, I'll try to voice my upset pick daily if there is one out there. And I think there is this on.

Also, get out and enjoy a live game this weekend. There are a LOT of games and likely one close to you. Buy and ticket and get out to a local game this week if you can even if it is "small college" game. I like hoops on TV as much as the next person, but we miss out on the best stuff if we slack in attending live events. Go forth and cheer, eat popcorn, and interact with real humans.

Last Night's GOI

--at Creighton 65, Bradley 54. Big win for the Jays over a fellow Valley Bubble Boy.
--Northern Iowa 75, at Missouri State 65. Yep, it's going to get messy in this league.
--at Oregon 66, Stanford 59. Ducks continue to roll.
--at Southern Cal 80, Arizona 73. This makes me two-for-two on upset picks this week.
--at Xavier 83, UMass 77. Two evenly matched teams and the home team won. See yesterday's post.

Weekend Forecast
--Georgia at Alabama. Dawgs won at The Ark earlier this week. Bama is coming off their bloodbath at Vandy.
--LSU at Arkansas. LSU needs to win a quality road game and the Hogs are smarting from the UGA home loss.
--Wichita State at Bradley. Every Valley team must feel like they must win these games.
--Boston College at Clemson. Clemson tries to bounce back from two straight ACC losses.
--SIU at Creighton. It's big. We get it. All Valley games are important at this point because they all feel like they are on the Bubble.
--Wisconsin at Illinois. Illini need to find some big wins and they do not get much bigger than this.
--Purdue at Michigan. Winner will likely be in the bracket on Monday.
--Nevada at New Mexico State. Dangerous WAC tilt for the Pack. Let's make this the Upset Pick of the Weekend.
--Georgia Tech at North Carolina. Good match up, though no team can realistically expect to win in Chapel Hill this season.
--Indiana State at Northern Iowa. See any other Valley game above.
--California at Oregon. Bears need some quality W's.
--Oklahoma State at Texas A&M. Powerhouse Big XII clash.
--Kansas at Texas Tech. Red Raiders need to cash in at home against top comp.
--Arizona at UCLA. Clash of the Titans, Pac-10 style.
--Texas at Villanova. Nova could really do a week's work; they beat ND earlier and could score a big non-conference win here.
--Washington at Washington State. When was the last time the Huskies were a decided dog in this game?
--Missouri State at Evansville. Roberts Stadium is a dangerous venue when Eville has any kind of team...and they do this season.
--Marquette at Pitt. MU will try to stamp themselves as the decided #2 in the Big East by beating #1.
--Maryland at Virginia Tech. Two volatile ACC clubs.