Sunday, November 26, 2017

11/24 recap

Battle 4 Atlantis:
Purdue 89, Arizona 64 - your last place game in Atlantis!  Purdue salvages something, but maybe not if this is the Arizona we get this year.  This could actually be big trouble for a conference already light on impact teams
Western Kentucky 63, SMU 61 - yikes for SMU; losses to WKU and UNI, but who the hell knows how their win over Zona will translate in March
Tennessee 67, NC State 58 - Tennessee picks up a decent win to go along with their signature win (Purdue)
Villanova 64, Northern Iowa 50

Contrived Nike tournament #1:
Florida 111, Gonzaga 105 (2OT) - consensus seems to be both teams are probably pretty good, and this won't make or break either resume
Duke 85, Texas 78 (OT) - Duke/Fla coming up
Butler 71, Portland St 69
Ohio St 79, Stanford 71

Contrived Nike tournament #2:
Michigan St 77, UConn 57
North Carolina 87, Arkansas 68 - UNC/MSU do their jobs wading their way to the finals
Oklahoma 93, Portland 71
Oregon 89, DePaul 79 (OT)

Barclays Center Classic:
Minnesota 69, UMass 51
Alabama 71, BYU 59

Las Vegas Inv'l:
Arizona St 102, Xavier 86 - okay, ASU:  officially not bad!
Kansas St 67, George Washington 59

Seton Hall 72, Vanderbilt 59
Virginia 70, Rhode Island 55 - UVa gets the 2 neutral site wins here

Wooden Legacy:
Washington St 84, St Mary's 79 - is WSU secretly not bad as well?  I'm confused, I thought the middle of the Pac-12 was awful.  Anyways, not the greatest look in the world for St Mary's given the WCC isn't a powerhouse filled with quality win chances to rebound with
Harvard 77, St Joseph's 71
San Diego St 75, Georgia 68 - every win matters for MWC teams
CS-Fullerton 68, Sacramento St 63

Advocare Inv'l:
West Virginia 83, UCF 45
Missouri 90, St John's 82 - so are we going to go full Ewing Theory on this Missou team?  UM/WVU in the finals here, hmm
Long Beach St 74, Oregon St 69 - well at least we know OSU is still awful for the Pac-12
Nebraska 84, Marist 59

Savannah Inv'l:
Loyola(Chi) 102, UNC-Wilmington 78 - not the greatest look for the Colonial
Valparaiso 77, Kent St 67

Emerald Coast Classic:
TCU 69, New Mexico 68
St Bonaventure 63, Maryland 61 - swing game, A-10 finally gets one of them in their ledger.  Actually both games here felt like swing games, so no disaster for UNM/Maryland...yet

Central Michigan 56, Cal Poly 53
CS-Bakersfield 64, Idaho 62

one non-tourney game worth mentioning:
Nevada 67, @Hawaii 54 - if you haven't noticed, that's 3 true road wins, plus home wins over Idaho (Big Sky fav) and URI and Davidson.  No single result is tremendous but the sum of the parts is really starting to look good

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