Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Big Blown

Well, this article had more mojo before Kentucky was decapitated at Vandy last night, but here is a piece I wrote yesterday for WNKY, a local TV station here in Bowling Green, KY.

Last Night's GOI

--at Purdue 60, Michigan State 54. As mentioned yesterday, this was not an upset and was expected.
--Marquette 89, at Seton Hall 64. SHU was the Big East's "it" team for awhile, but their AL hopes look to be over without a monster finish.
--at Vanderbilt 93, Kentucky 52. I have watched a lot of Kentucky basketball in my life, and I do not remember a domination as thorough as this one when there was this much on the line for UK. It was 32-6 to open the game and 41-11 at half. Unequivocal devastation.

Tonight's GOI
--Mississippi at Alabama. The Rebs have zero SEC road wins. That will have to change if they are going to dance.
--Xavier at Charlotte. Fairly tough roadie for streaking Muskies.
--Notre Dame at UConn. Irish are fighting to stay in a tie with G'town at the top of the conference. Huskies are just one game back.
--Maryland at Duke. Terps are playing well and could really solidify themselves with an unlikely win here.
--Wisconsin at Indiana. Badgers can drag Hoosiers down into a tie for 2nd and leave Purdue alone at the top.
--Houston at Memphis. The Cougars last real chance to make themselves a viable AL candidate.
--New Mexico at San Diego State. Neither is likely to gain an AL bid, but one team's hopes will almost certainly be extinguished tonight.
--Drake at SIU. The demise of the 12-12 Salukis has been well-documented, but no Valley team has beaten them at home and there is a lot of pride on the line against Johnny-come-lately Drake. If Drake is going to lose in conference, this is where I'd put my money.
--Rhode Island at Temple. Resurgent Owls can pick up a nice win at home...and get into AL consideration.
--Arkansas at Tennessee. Two of the top three teams in the SEC.