Friday, February 09, 2007

BIG Weekend

Lots of big games on tap this weekend, so let's get to it.

Last Night's GOI

--at DePaul 67, Notre Dame 66. All of these road losses are going to bite ND's seeding.
--Drexel 95, at Hofstra 87 (OT). Dragons score a huge road win.
--at UMass 77, Rhode Island 55. Minutemen left no doubt about who is driving the A-10 bus.
--at South Alabama 73, Western Kentucky 71 (OT). USA is now 3 games clear of WKU in the Sun Belt East with 4 games to play.
--at Washington 79, at Cal 71. Huskies have won 4 of 5 and have BIG home games vs Stanford and Washington State on deck.
--at Washington State 58, Stanford 45. WaSU stands alone in 2nd in the Pac-10.

Weekend Forecast
--Holy Cross at Bucknell. Bison have won 7 straight since losing at HC. They can tie HC for first in the Patriot with a win.
--Xavier at George Washington. Important A-10 tilt and XU has little room for error.
--Marquette at Georgetown. Winner will be alone in 2nd in the Big East...assuming Pitt wins vs Providence.
--Illinois at Indiana. Illini could make hay with a big road win.
--Florida at Kentucky. Must win for UK to have any hope of winning the SEC East.
--Arkansas at LSU. SEC West is waiting for someone to take charge.
--Alabama at Mississippi. See above.
--Kansas at Missouri. Border war alert!
--Montana at Montana State. In-state rivalry alert!
--Missouri State at Northern Iowa. Bears need to stamp their mark as the clear-cut third best team in the MVC.
--Purdue at Ohio State. Boiler win would go a long way on their resume.
--Texas Tech at Oklahoma State. Tech needs it more, but both badly need a win.
--VCU at Old Dominion. A win would pull ODU within one of the Rams in the CAA.
--Arizona at Oregon. Ducks need to win to stay in the Pac-10 title hunt.
--Providence at Pitt. Friars need to pile up some quality wins to be in the mix.
--Austin Peay at Samford. The OVC's best.
--Georgia at South Carolina. UGA cannot afford to lose this type of game.
--Creighton at Southern Illinois. Outright Valley lead is on the line.
--Vanderbilt at Tennessee. Lofton is back, but Vols need a good win to re-establish themselves.
--Akron at Toledo. The MAC's best.
--Virginia at Virginia Tech. All kinds of tasty morsels in this one (ACC jockeying, in-state rivalry, NCAA seeding...)
--UCLA at West Virginia. The 'Eers have a nice record sorely lacking in quality wins. This would qualify.
--Butler at Wright State. Raiders can tie BU in the Horizon with a win.
--Vermont at Albany. Danes can gain a tie atop the America East with a win.
--Boston College at Florida State. BC fighting to stay tied for ACC lead; FSU fighting to get above .500.
--Duke at Maryland. Both teams find themselves in dire need of a win.
--Stanford at Washington. Huskies are getting hot, and they need to get hotter.