Thursday, February 21, 2008

One Stop Shop

Later today or tomorrow I will have a link up to the first draft of the One Stop Shop. It will have all 30 conference tourney brackets in one handy, dandy location. They are simple and clean with no ads and they will updated very often during conference tourney. Let's go ahead and congratulate Davidson for clinching the 1-seed in the SoCon (applaud now) and Drake for capturing the top line in the Valley (applaud now, but not as vigorously due to the Bulldogs recent struggles).

Also, congratulate (?) Oregon State for clinching the 10-seed (last place) in the Pac-10. With a 15 game losing streak including 0-13 in conference, the worst RPI of any Big Six team (#255), no wins over any team with an RPI better than 266 (Idaho State), the Beavers have certainly earned this ten seed.

Tonight's GOI
--Dayton at LaSalle. Flyers could use a road win to get to .500 in conference.
--Pitt at Notre Dame. Hefty Big East matchup.
--UMass at Rhode Island. Both need it. URI must defend the home court. UMass can ill afford to fall to 5-7 in the A10.
--Oregon at Southern Cal. Again, both are needy--Ducks moreso.
--Arizona State at Washington State. Devils are capable of beating anyone, but that RPI has got to come up a bit (#75) to harbor real AL hopes.
--South Alabama at WKU. Here is your game of the night. The winner is likely going to win the regular season title and grab the conference tourney 1-seed. Both are Bubble Boys, too, although USA's profile is MUCH stronger than WKU's. Toppers MUST win to have any AL chance.