Wednesday, March 1, 2017

3/1 recap

@UCLA 98, Washington 66
@USC 87, Washington St 64

Big 12:
@Texas Tech 67, Texas 57
Kansas St 75, @TCU 74 - TCU is just about cooked here.  Even I hated putting them as close to the field as I did, and now they're really gone.  Road wins are never trivial, and boy KSU needed it.  Not even close to safe yet, though

Big East:
Marquette 95, @Xavier 84 - road wins are never trivial.  Even over a massively sliding Xavier, who is now in legit bubble trouble.  The good news is they have DePaul left, so a loss there would make things a lot clearer for everyone

@Wake Forest 88, Louisville 81 - everyone wants to talk bubble.  Let's talk 1 line.  This is a serious dent to UL's hopes to catch anyone on the one line.  It's really starting to feel like it's going to be Gonzaga, UNC, and the Pac-12 champ for 2 spots right now.  Can't see anyone else making a run to get there, and the road is too uphill for Louisville now
@Notre Dame 82, Boston College 66
@Clemson 78, NC State 74 - go away, Clemson

@Florida 78, Arkansas 65
@Georgia 79, Auburn 78 - I thought we killed Georgia's hopes awhile ago.  I guess we'll need to revive the resume, although I doubt it gets close
@LSU 92, Tennessee 82 - ahahahahahaha
@Alabama 70, Ole Miss 55 - a double elimination game, in that I'm eliminating both teams from bubble contention no matter the outcome of this game

@Northwestern 67, Michigan 65 - Michigan isn't home free yet...really could've used another road win to reach the lockbox
@Illinois 73, Michigan St 70 - huh.  So this Illinois thing is really going down.  We're going to have to address this.  This is a real thing that is happening, Illinois back on the bubble

@Dayton 79, VCU 72 - Dayton to the lockbox.  VCU will be fine as long as they don't lose to a minnow
Rhode Island 68, @St Joseph's 49 - okay, I'll concede URI is in play again.  Still not in the field but a viable option for the time being.  Still not sure there's enough firepower on their schedule to get them into the field
Richmond 75, UMass 64

Nevada 82, @San Jose St 67

NEC quarterfinals:
Mount St Mary's 76, Sacred Heart 73
Wagner 72, Fairleigh Dickinson 70
St Francis(PA) 100, Bryant 78
Robert Morris 69, LIU 68 - there goes the 2 seed, the path clears somewhat for MSM

AEast quarterfinals:
Vermont 86, Maine 41
Stony Brook 70, Binghamton 60
New Hampshire 74, UMBC 65
Albany 100, Hartford 71 - service holds for the top 4 seeds here

OVC first round:
SE Missouri St 78, Tennessee St 75 (OT)
Murray St 85, Tennessee Tech 84

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