Thursday, January 10, 2008

Daily Grind

Last Night's GOI
--at Arizona State 64, Arizona 59 (OT). I'm not a "told you so" kind of guy, but the combo of rivalry, home court, a rare chance for ASU to win, extra motivation, and a team playing well was too much for Zona to overcome. Told you so.
--at Dayton 92, Rhode Island 83. Flyers get a leg up on Rams in the A10.
--at Delaware 73, George Mason 68 (OT). Blue Hens are STILL your CAA leaders (4-0).
--at Drake 75, Indiana State 50. ISU's first loss, and Drake is now one of two MVC teams spot-free in conference play (Illinois State).
--at Georgia 79, Georgia Tech 72. Jackets are flailing pretty badly.
--St. Joseph's 98, at UMass 92. Hawks win in a track meet. Is UMass just the 5th (or 6th) best team in A10? That could very well be.
--Pitt 79, at South Florida 66. Important win for M*A*S*H unit Pitt.
--Duke 74, at Temple 64. Owls go under .500, but they have played a monster schedule. Of course, the A10 is a bear this season, too.
--at Tennessee 85, Mississippi 83. Rebels' first loss, but they have served notice to the rest of the SEC.
--UAB 62, at Tulane 61. Blazers are now 9-2 in their last 11.

Tonight's GOI
--Arkansas at Auburn. Auburn is not great, but Arkansas is Bubbly as a NCAA-worthy team at this point. They need to win their "easier" road games.
--West Virginia at Louisville. 'Eers are trying to solidify themselves early in the conf season as an NCAA team, while Louisville looks to build on their blowout of rival Kentucky.
--California at Oregon. Good matchup of potential Bubble Pac-10 teams.
--Washington State at Southern Cal. USC could use a marquee win, and this is a huge chance at home.