Tuesday, December 2, 2014

12/2 preview

B1G/ACC Challenge:
Pittsburgh at Indiana - two teams probably on the wrong side of the bubble, one team gets a modest boost today
Minnesota at Wake Forest - mandatory game for Minny
Syracuse at Michigan - both should be clear of the bubble in March, so this is mostly jockeying for position, and seeing just how elite these two teams can be
Illinois at Miami - beautiful matchup here.  Great litmus test for both teams
North Carolina St at Purdue - see Pitt/Indiana comment
Ohio St at Louisville - both teams have weaker schedules than you'd think, which just increases the importance of getting a signature win here

Games of significance:
Stephen F Austin at Memphis - I love SFA challenging themselves this season, and with Memphis down, this is eminently gettable
UMass at LSU - if anyone wants to take LSU seriously, they have to win this game.  Yet another road test for UMass, they're doing a great job of giving themselves opportunities that won't break them if they lose

Games of note:
Stony Brook at Cincinnati - SBU is a frisky small-major
Georgia at Chattanooga
Louisiana Tech at Northwestern St
VCU at Illinois St - a couple days after dropping a roadie at ODU.  VCU can afford road losses...but not THAT many
BYU at Utah St - bottom line, mandator game for BYU
Denver at Wyoming

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