Thursday, February 19, 2009

Weekend Forecast 2/20-22

Tonight's GOI

--at Michigan 74, Minnesota 62. OK, maybe the Gophers are not quite Bubble, but they are getting close. Michigan backs up a tough win at Northwestern with this goodie.
--WKU 78, at UALR 69. Toppers go into a tough road venue and take control of the Sun Belt race having swept UALR and holding a one game lead on Troy.
--Washington at UCLA. UCLA can pull back into a tie for first with defense of their home court.


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--Louisville at Cincinnati. Bearcats are on the Bubble but a home win here would surely put them on the good side for the time being.
--Marquette at Georgetown. Hoyas have this game and Louisville at home in the next few days and those two will likely tell us a lot about their fate.
--Kansas State at Iowa State. KSU has to avoid any sort of loss, especially one like this.
--Tennessee at Kentucky. Who thought these two would be antsy about their status at this late hour?
--North Carolina at Maryland. Terps need to land a haymaker.
--Boston College at Miami-FL. There are few games with more Bubble ramifications than this one.
--San Diego State at New Mexico. Aztecs are right there but cannot afford any slips.
--Illinois at Ohio State. These two are scratching for a protected seed.
--Baylor at Oklahoma State. Maybe not an elimination game, but it will feel like it.
--Notre Dame at Providence. Ditto.
--Washington at USC. Trojans badly need to hold serve at home after dropping 3 straight roadies.
--Oklahoma at Texas. Horns are perilously close to Bubbledom.
--Texas A&M at Texas Tech. Aggies must have it.
--Memphis at UTEP. Tigers have this one and a game at UAB next.
--BYU at UNLV. Rebels need it more and it's at home so they had better get it.
--Florida State at Virginia Tech. Hokies have lost 4/6 so they need to defend the home court here.
--Radford at VMI. Radford can clinch the Big South title with a win.

--Arizona at Arizona State. Both are hot and very much alive for the Pac 10 title.
--Wake Forest at Duke. Both have looked vulnerable lately and the loser is essentially done in the ACC title race.
--Michigan at Iowa. Wolverines need to TCB on the road to consolidate a couple of recent solid wins.
--Wisconsin at Michigan State. A win would move the Badgers off the Bubble.
--Northwestern at Minnesota. Gophers need to defend the home court to stay off the Bubble.
--Villanova at Syracuse. Both competing for a protected seed.