Thursday, February 26, 2009

SCKySSiP Mock Committee IV

This year's version of the SCKySSiP (South Central Kentucky Selection Simulation Project) will consist of eight members. We do the process mostly over email during the week leading up to Selection Sunday, then meet at Chez Bracketboard for an all-day voting and bracketing bonanza on Saturday, Mar 14. This is a "mock committee"and we are replicating the actual selection process as closely as possible. Again, this is a replication of the process, not a prediction of what the committee will do. There is a big difference. My personal bracket on this site works in analysis of teams and trying to "predict" (although I hate that word) what the committee will do. That's what most bracketologists do. The SCKySSiP actually ACTS OUT the process.

I will update frequently on our results in the next couple of weeks.

Last Night's GOI
--Virginia Tech 80, at Clemson 77. Hokies land a big fish at a great time.
--Northwestern 75, at Indiana 53. Cats get one they had to have and ended a 35-game losing streak in Bloomington.
--UConn 93, at Marquette 82. The real pain for Marquette is that Dominic James is gone for the year.
--Duke 78, at Maryland 67. Terps stay on the Bubble.
-- at Missouri 94, Kansas State 74. Not the kind of showing the Bubbly Cats needed.
--at Rhode Island 93, Dayton 91. Rams are now 10-1 in their last 11 and have to be considered in the AL convo at this stage.
--at South Carolina 77, Kentucky 59. Gamecocks take sole possession of SEC East and strengthen their Bubble position. UK remains right on the fence.
--at Utah 70, UNLV 60. UNLV is on the fence right now. Utah is looking very strong down the stretch having won 7 straight.
Tonight's GOI
--Southern Cal at Califoronia. Trojans need to make hay down the stretch.
--West Virgnia at Cincinnati. Bearcats are 0-7 vs RPI top 25.
--Minnesota at Illinois. Gophers would be in great shape with a win here.
--Purdue at Michigan. Blue needs to cash in at crunch time.
--Morehead State at Murray State. Racers must win if they want to stay alive for OVC title.
--Memphis at UAB. If any game is going to put a mark in Memphis' CUSA loss column, it's probably this one.
--Miami-FL at Virginia. Not sure Canes could survive a loss here.
--Arizona State at Washington. Massive impact on a variety of levels.