Saturday, February 26, 2005

Sunday Preview

Michigan State at Indiana: The Hoosiers have made their way onto the bubble in the past few weeks, thanks to a 8-5 Big Ten record. A win here would put Indiana at the forefront of at-large conversations. Michigan State is quietly positioning themselves towards a 2 or 3 seed. Alan Anderson is one of the toughest match-ups in the country. Prediction: Michigan State by 15

North Carolina at Maryland: An ACC game that looked a lot better after Maryland swept Duke. Since then, the Terrapins lost at home to Clemson. The Tar Heels are streamrolling opponents, although Rashad McCants might be unavailable for this one. UNC could be ripe for an upset on the road against a team that needs a win. Prediction: North Carolina by 13

Villanova at Georgetown: A Big East battle between two teams going in opposite directions. Villanova is hot after beating Boston College and Pitt, while Georgetown needs a win after their loss at St. John's last weekend. The Hoyas' backcourt needs to step up after several games of little production if they want to try and pull the upset. Prediction: Villanova by 5

UCLA at Notre Dame: A non-conference battle that could have major NCAA Tournament implications. A road win by UCLA would probably give them a bid in the Tournament, while a win by Notre Dame would seal the deal, as well. Both teams are perimeter-oriented groups, with the Irish having better shooting and more experience. Prediction: Notre Dame by 9

Oklahoma State at Kansas: Probably the biggest game of the weekend, as the Big 12 Championship is on the line in Lawrence. Both teams are not playing their best ball, with Kansas losing three in a row and the Cowboys coming off of a loss at Nebraska. The inside-outside combos for both teams will be something to watch, with Oklahoma State's John Lucas and Joey Graham; and Kansas' Keith Langford and Wayne Simien. Prediction: Kansas by 2

Florida at South Carolina: This game looked a lot more appealing prior to the Gamecocks' loss at Tennessee on Wednesday. They need to win out to get in consideration for a bid to the Tournament. Florida is slowly sneaking their way back, and could be a sleeper in the Big Dance. Anthony Roberson and Matt Walsh on the perimeter are going to be too much for South Carolina to handle. Prediction: Florida by 6


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