Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Conference Tourneys Underway!

The One Stop Stop is updated through last night's tourney games. I also upgraded Tennessee to a LOCK in the Lockbox.

Today's bracket is up as well. A close evaluation of Purdue and Drexel led me to choose Drexel as my last team in today. Syracuse is in for the first time in a long while. They were among the last teams in along with Missouri State, Georgia Tech, and the aforementioned Drexel. Purdue, West Virginia, Kansas State, Michigan, Georgia, Alabama, and Oklahoma State were all close. Drexel is going to be an interesting case to watch, especially if they go deep in the CAA Tourney.

Conference tourney action in the Sun Belt, Patriot, and Southern begins tonight. Enjoy!

Last Night's GOI
--BYU 62, at Air Force 58. AFA is limping to the wire. BYU is in great shape now.
--at Michigan 67, Michigan State 56. Wolverines answer the bell and stay on the Bubble.
--at Oklahoma State 84, Kansas State 70. Cowboys got a desperately needed win to stay in the picture. K-State is now 3-4 in their last seven.
--at Pittsburgh 80, West Virginia 66. It's slipping away for WVU. They are going to need a Big East Tourney run.
--at Tennessee 86, Florida 76. One seeds do not trail 60-36 to anyone this late in the season. Florida may need to win the SEC Tourney to capture a 1-seed.
See the OSS for these tourney game results:
--Big South first round.
--Horizon first round.
--Ohio Valley first round.

Tonight's GOI
--Mississippi at Alabama. Both are nearing must-win territory.
--Mississippi State at Arkansas. See above.
--Villanova at UConn. Nova is likely a tourney team, but they need to ensure a .500 conference record.
--Maryland at Duke. Strictly for ACC and NCAA seeding purposes. These teams are IN.
--Georgia at Kentucky. Monumental game for UGA. Kentucky needs to right the ship after a 1-4 stretch.
--Iowa at Penn State. Hawkeyes razor-thin chances cannot afford this kind of setback.
--Vanderbilt at South Carolina. 'Dores beware; Gamecocks have beaten Mississippi and Tennessee in their last two home games.
--Texas A&M at Texas. For positioning and bragging rights.
See the OSS for these tourney game times and matchups:
--Patriot first round.
--Southern first round.
--Sun Belt first round.