Friday, January 15, 2010

Weekend Forecast 1/15-1/17

Last Night's GOI
--Gonzaga 89, at St. Mary's 82. Gaels let one of their few chances for a big win get away.
--at UL-Lafayette 55, Denver 49. Business as usual. The Pioneers tank on the road in the Sun Belt.

Weekend Forecast
--Alabama at Arkansas. Tide have to win the roadies against the dregs of the SEC to have AL hopes.
--Oklahoma State at Baylor. Winner will stabilize itself in Monday's bracket.
--Maryland at Boston College. MD=Alabama above.
--Colorado State at BYU. Winner takes sole possession of first in the MtWest.
--Notre Dame at Cincinnati. Both look like Bubble mainstays.
--Siena at Fairfield. A Stag win ties them for first with the Saints+tiebreak advantage. A Siena win makes running the table a somewhat feasible goal as they have already won at Iona.
--Virginia Tech at Florida State. Every ACC game seems important right now.
--Texas Tech at Kansas. KU has a little something to prove after some recent challenges from all types of teams.
--Illinois at Michigan State. Winner takes sole possession of first in the Big 10-11-12.
--Georgia Tech at North Carolina. Part of the ACC pile o' snakes.
--Clemson at NC State. Really, no one is safe. Any road win is huge right now.
--Purdue at Northwestern. Boilers have dropped two straight and face a not-so-easy roadie.
--Wisconsin at Ohio State. A win here makes one wonder if the Badgers aren't as viable a conference champ as Sparty and Purdue.
--Missouri at Oklahoma. Tigers put their 9-game streak on the line against a desperate club.
--Louisville at Pittsburgh. With Nova at Georgetown on Sunday, a win here would give Pitt a shot at sole possession of first coming out of the weekend if the Cats falter.
--Vanderbilt at South Carolina. 'Dores are surging, but a win like this makes USC East much more viable.
--Mississippi at Tennesssee. Rebels need to stack up some Top 100 wins (current tally: 2).
--Texas A&M at Texas. In-state rivalry alert!
--Cal at Washington. Two most like AL-types in the Pac-10.
--Syracuse at West Virginia. Your "TV Power" game of the Saturday.
--Dayton at Xavier. Always a treat...and meaningful.
--Wake Forest at Duke. Duke is nearly unbeatable at home, but Wake has already won at Gonzaga this season. Few teams can boast a true road win of that magnitude.
--Providence at Marquette. Eagles had a ROUGH schedule to start the Big East, but 4 of their next 6 are quite winnable. This is one of those, and they need to pad their record and RPI.
--Georgetown at Villanova. Your "TV Power" game of Sunday.