Wednesday, December 31, 2014

12/31 preview

It's an all-day Big East marathon:
St Johns at Seton Hall - pretty important pecking order game right off the bat
Butler at Villanova - the signature game; we'll find out if Butler can stay good
Marquette at DePaul - take a nap
Creighton at Providence - Provi must hold serve; CU is fading
Georgetown at Xavier - another pecking order game

MWC conference play starts, with some BIG games:
Boise St at Colorado St - CSU's schedule has been light; right off the bat they've got a bubble team in their gym
UNLV at Wyoming - both teams have weird resumes.  I expect both to be players on the bubble this year, so this is a big pecking order game right away

Temple at UConn - Temple has surged into the bubble conversation, and UConn (and the entire AAC) is desperate for something good
Penn St at Wisconsin - reality check time for PSU
Wofford at Duke - good litmus test game for Wofford
Minnesota at Purdue
Georgia at Kansas St
Indiana at Nebraska

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