Thursday, March 01, 2007

Playing Favorites

The chalk is holding up well early on this postseason. So far, teams with higher seed lines in conference tournaments are 18-5. Plus, three of those upsets were in two 4/5 games and an 8/9 game. I am sure there will be some big shakeups at some point, but it is not happening just yet.

Also, Kentucky, Indiana, and Maryland have done enough. I LOCKED them into the Lockbox.

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Last Night's GOI

--at Alabama 69, Mississippi 58. Bama gets a must win. Rebs are hurtin' at this point.
--at Arkansas 67, Mississippi State 58. Both these teams are pretty far away.
--Villanova 78, at UConn 74. Nova can rest fairly easy now.
--Maryland 85, at Duke 77. The Terps were considered an NIT team not long ago, and now are battling for a protected seed.
--at Kentucky 82, Georgia 70. This LOCKS Kentucky and puts Georgia behind the 8-ball, especially with the injury of Mike Mercer and suspension of Levi Stukes.
--at Penn State 74, Iowa 72. Big Ten Tourney or bust for Hawkeyes.
--Vanderbilt 99, at South Carolina 90 (OT). It was not easy, but Vandy stays in the hunt for a protected seed.
--at Texas 98, Texas A&M 96 (2OT). Puts 'Horns in the mix for a protected seed.
See the OSS for these tourney game results:
--Patriot first round.
--Southern first round.
--Sun Belt first round.

Tonight's GOI
--North Carolina at Georgia Tech. Jackets are very tough at home. This would greatly strengthen UNC's 1-seed hopes.
--Nevada at Utah State. Aggies must win to keep slim AL hopes alive.
--Virginia Tech at Virginia. In-state rivalry alert with major seeding consequences.
--Southern Cal at Washington. USC needs this to vie for a protected seed.
--UCLA at Washington State. UCLA can lock up the Pac-10 regular season title with a win.
See the OSS for these tourney game times and matchups:
--Atlantic Sun quarterfinals.
--Big South semifinals.
--Missouri Valley first round.
--Northeast quarterfinals.
--Southern quarterfinals.