Friday, February 19, 2016

2/18 recap

@Minnesota 68, Maryland 63 - what in the wide world of sport is Maryland doing losing in this spot?
@Michigan St 69, Wisconsin 57 - all of a sudden, is it Michigan St with the best resume in the conference?  This might override the H2H results with Iowa

@Kentucky 80, Tennessee 70 - UK, quietly handling their business and climbing the seed lines

Utah 75, @UCLA 73 - welcome Utah to the lockbox, and this is just about endgame for UCLA
Stanford 72, @Washington St 56 - as absurd as it sounds...Stanford isn't dead yet.  A mandatory one coming up at Washington, but still
California 78, @Washington 75 - Cal's almost ready for the lockbox, and Washington is almost ready to come off the bubble.  The Pac-12 is separating very nicely, with the Utah/Cal/Colorado tier mostly separating into the field and the UCLA/Washington/ASU/Stanford tier going the other way

@UConn 68, SMU 62 - a signature win, and now I feel very comfortable calling them the #1 AAC team and safe (relatively, at least) for now
@Tulsa 70, Cincinnati 68 (OT) - they've mostly been ignored in bubble talk, but Cincy is in all sorts of trouble now

@Wichita St 99, Missouri St 68

@Gonzaga 90, Pacific 68
St Mary's 74, @Portland 72 - it doesn't matter how bad Portland win, every single road win by St Mary's is significant
BYU 69, @San Diego 67

@Chattanooga 85, VMI 59
Arkansas-Little Rock 57, @Georgia St 49 - road wins are never trivial

CAAWatch!:  Hofstra beats Towson at home...Northeastern in a 3OT game on the road at JMU...and the biggie, William & Mary holds at home over UNC-Wilmington.  UNC-W is +1 on Hofstra and +2 on W&M with 3 to play, and it's also going to be down to those 3 on the NIT at-large bubble

SummitWatch!:  IPFW beats South Dakota St at home.  They lead them by 1 with 3 to play, and South Dakota St does have a NIT at-large bid worthy resume if it comes to it

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