Wednesday, February 8, 2017

2/7 recap

Big 12:
@Texas 67, Iowa St 65 - this is why road wins are never trivial.  This hurts a bit
@TCU 62, Texas Tech 61

Big East:
@Villanova 75, Georgetown 64
Butler 68, @Marquette 65 - it's a tough ask, but home games like this are golden opportunities to solidify your resume.  Butler continues to be confusing to seed

@Notre Dame 88, Wake Forest 81 - no harm to Wake, but they're at the point where they need better than that
Syracuse 82, @Clemson 81 - when 2 bubble teams play, I've always said:  if the home team wins, little changes for both teams...but if the road teams win, that's a significant boon to the winner and significant harm to the loser

@Kentucky 92, LSU 85
Florida 72, @Georgia 60 - road wins are never trivial.  And home losses when you need a signature win really matter
Alabama 90, @South Carolina 86 (4OT) - USC will be fine, but this is the elixir Bama needed to be back on the periphery of the bubble.  Still work to do, and to tell the truth, they're ruining the perception of the SEC by being 7-4
Vanderbilt 72, @Arkansas 59 - I've been giving Arky the benefit of the doubt for awhile...that expired right here
@Auburn 98, Mississippi St 92

@Penn St 70, Maryland 64 - that'll cost them a seed line in March
Illinois 68, @Northwestern 61 - noooooooooooooooooooooo.  All you had to do was keep the wheels on the road, Northwestern.  This is exactly the kind of loss that cost bubble teams
@Michigan 86, Michigan St 57 - I was ready to leave Michigan for dead, and to solidify MSU in the field...both move a fair amount towards the cutline

@Memphis 66, Tulsa 44 - NIT bubble game!

Rhode Island 70, @UMass 62 - road wins are never trivial
@Dayton 77, St Joseph's 70

Illinois St 82, @Drake 53
Akron won's probably not happening, but who knows...Iona lost at home and is probably off the NIT bubble now...

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