Thursday, December 28, 2017

12/27 recap

We begin conference play, and we can begin focusing these recaps a bit more tightly.

Big Priest:
Villanova 103, @DePaul 85
Xavier 91, @Marquette 87 - mid-tier tourney teams lose these road games; protected seeds win these games.  I don't think many had Marquette in legitimate bubble play, so this shouldn't change much
Butler 91, @Georgetown 89 (2OT) - near disaster for Butler; good to see most were paying attention to GU's schedule, have a feeling this will turn into a 2-16 conference team

@SMU 56, UCF 51 - right off the bat, one crucial Group 1 win chance is off the board for UCF.  But, thanks to crafty scheduling by the AAC offices, they should get all the AAC contenders 2x this season

Mountain West:
@New Mexico 87, Air Force 58
@Wyoming 82, San Diego St 69 - right away, one road loss for SDSU that's going to hurt the at-large profile
@Utah St 86, San Jose St 72
@Boise St 93, Colorado St 71 - starting to feel like Boise and Nevada could separate in the conference, and I think the conference should root for this.  Should be able to get those 2 secured by March and take your shot at back-dooring a 3rd bid from there
Nevada 80, @Fresno St 65 - good sign here:  the road win over competent team

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