Thursday, February 19, 2009

GOI 2/19

More later if time permits.

Tonight's GOI

--LSU 72, at Arkansas 69. Tigers dug a huge hole to start the game, then roared back to win a game they could not afford to lose.
--at Florida State 80, Miami-FL 67. Canes are looking like a strong NIT team. 4-8 in conference is going to be hard to overcome at this stage. Not dead, but need a big finish.
--Penn State 38, at Illinois 33. Lions became the first team to win scoring under 40 points in about 11 years. That roughly 107,000 college basketball games. Really (~325 teams x ~30 games each x 11 years).
--at Louisville 94, Providence 76. Friars shot 75% in the first half and only led by two.
--at Mississippi 81, Tennessee 65. Hard to imagine the Vols being left out, but they are trying.
--at Mississippi State 75, South Carolina 70. Gamecocks make an even bigger mess of the SEC picture.
--Oklahoma State 92, at Texas Tech 82. Cowboys win a must win.
--at Virginia 75, Virginia Tech 61. It's generally not a good policy to lose by double digits to the worst team in your league if you are on the Bubble.
--at West Virginia 79, Notre Dame 68. Irish are in the same boat as Miami-FL.

Tonight's GOI
--Minnesota at Michigan. A loss here pushes the Gophers onto the Bubble but would probably make Michigan Bubble-IN.
--WKU at UALR. 2/3 of the Sun Belt's best with huge league championship and conference tourney seeding ramifications.
--Washington at UCLA. UCLA can pull back into a tie for first with defense of their home court.