Monday, February 13, 2006

Key Games this Week

Connecticut at Villanova (Monday)- One of the best games of the season; winner is essentially guaranteed a #1 seed in March.
Georgia Southern at Charleston (Monday)- Winner takes the South Division lead in the Southern Conference.
Coppin State at Hampton (Monday)- Can either of these teams keep up with Delaware State in the MEAC?
Louisiana Tech at Nevada (Monday)- Both teams are tied for the top spot in the WAC; Nick Fazekas vs. Paul Millsap is an outstanding matchup.
Alabama at South Carolina (Tuesday)- Crimson Tide look solid in the Field of 65; South Carolina trying to get onto the bubble.
Creighton at Wichita State (Tuesday)- Two of the four teams tied atop the MVC battle for first place--and potential NCAA seedings.
West Virginia at Seton Hall (Tuesday)- Mountaineers coming off of an excellent road win over Georgetown, Pirates coming off of a 42-point home loss to UConn. SHU could use another good win.
Princeton at Pennsylvania (Tuesday)- Battle for first in the Ivy League. Princeton has turned season around since the non-conference portion.
Michigan State at Iowa (Tuesday)- Two of the best teams in the Big Ten go at it. Last time these two teams played, Spartans won by 30. However, Hawkeyes are undefeated at home.
Florida State at North Carolina State (Wednesday)- Wolfpack struggling somewhat lately, while Seminoles could really use a quality win to boost their at-large chances.
Hofstra at UNC-Wilmington (Wednesday)- Huge bubble game in the Colonial. Winner will be in next week's bracket, while loser takes a big hit to their at-large potential. Both teams one game back of George Mason.
Cincinnati at Syracuse (Wednesday)- Cincinnati fading quickly, while 'Cuse need to win the games they are supposed to. This is one of them.
Georgia at Kentucky (Wednesday)- Kentucky is looking less and less like an NCAA Tournament team, while Bulldogs have an outside shot at the bubble.
Nebraska at Iowa State (Wednesday)- Big 12 bubble contest. Both teams have a lot of work to do to even think about the NCAA Tournament, though.
Florida at Vanderbilt (Wednesday)- Florida still fighting for a Top-4 seed, while Vanderbilt needs a quality win to continue hopes of an at-large bid.
Ohio State at Wisconsin (Wednesday)- Big Ten battle between two teams seemingly headed in opposite directions. OSU might be the best team in the conference, while Wisconsin bounced back nicely after a couple of losses.
Oklahoma at Colorado (Wednesday)- Oklahoma looks safely in the NCAA Tournament, but one can't say the same about the Buffaloes. A win over the Sooners would be huge.
Miami (Fl.) at Boston College (Thursday)- Two of the ACC's also-rans in the conference race battle. Miami needs a quality win somewhere along the line to boost their at-large chances, while BC wants a decent seed.
Georgetown at Marquette (Thursday)- Marquette's profile does not look that attractive anymore, but a win here would guarantee them a bid. Hoyas could use a win after losing to West Virginia over the weekend.
San Diego State at UNLV (Thursday)- UNLV needs this win to stay in the conference race. They are currently two games back of San Diego State. Neither team holds at-large potential.
Arizona at California (Thursday)- Arizona is squarely on the bubble, while Cal looks more and more like a lock everyday. How will Chris Rodgers do in his first game back?

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