Sunday, January 14, 2018

1/13 recap

Big East:
Villanova 78, @St John's 71
@Xavier 92, Creighton 70
@Seton Hall 74, Georgetown 61

Big 12:
@Texas Tech 72, West Virginia 71 - WVU doesn't have the strongest non-con resume.  They'll have to pick off most of these roadies to maintain a 1 seed.  And Tech is annoying me, because the conference resume is masking non-con errors
@Oklahoma 102, TCU 97 (OT) - status quo for both teams' resume going forward
@Kansas 73, Kansas St 72
@Iowa St 75, Baylor 65 - yeah, remember when I wrote earlier about there being too many bubble teams in the Big 12, and that one would invariably fall off the pace early?  I said it'd be Tech (oops), but it turned out to be Baylor instead
@Oklahoma St 65, Texas 64 - I've kind of written off OSU, but maybe there's room for a 7th Big 12 team after all

@Duke 89, Wake Forest 71
@Clemson 72, Miami 63 - status quo for both teams' resume going forward, I think
North Carolina 69, @Notre Dame 68 - this should stand as a quality win for UNC.  UND seems destined for bubble talk
@Florida St 101, Syracuse 90 (2OT)
Georgia Tech 69, @Pittsburgh 54
@Louisville 94, Virginia Tech 86

Kentucky 74, @Vanderbilt 67
Auburn 76, @Mississippi St 68 - road wins are never trivial
@Tennessee 75, Texas A&M 62 - man, what the hell, A&M
@Ole Miss 78, Florida 72 - this is why road wins are never trivial
South Carolina 64, @Georgia 57 - bad look for a Georgia team kind of hovering on the back end of the bubble
@Arkansas 65, Missouri 63
Alabama 74, @LSU 66

Michigan 82, @Michigan St 72 - wat
Purdue 81, @Minnesota 47 - Minny doesn't look anything close to a bubble team now

@Arizona St 77, Oregon St 75 - near disaster for ASU, they're going to be tough to seed at this rate
@Arizona 90, Oregon 83 - OU got the split on the Zona trip they needed already
@Washington St 78, California 53
Stanford 73, @Washington 64
Colorado 68, @UCLA 59 - I don't know what to do with this conference anymore

Wichita St 72, @Tulsa 69
Cincinnati 78, @South Florida 55 - AAC quickly turning into a 2 team race, with a bubble mess behind them
Memphis 75, @Temple 72 (OT)

Gonzaga 75, @San Francisco 65
St Mary's 91, @Pepperdine 67
BYU 84, @Santa Clara 50

@Rhode Island 87, St Bonaventure 73 - this was the one game that Bonaventure needed.  Only true signature win chance left on the schedule goes by the boards.  Good news for URI, they're building up some cushion for their resume

@Nevada 83, Utah St 57
@Boise St 83, San Diego St 80 - a very big game that defines the bubble status of the conference going forward.  SDSU is in big bubble trouble, and Boise's in pretty good shape

conference roundup:
CUSA:  Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky both win and go to dual 5-0 to lead.  Some interesting at-large profiles for these two teams, if we get to that point down the road.  Keep an eye on this
CAA:  William & Mary chunked a home game to Towson....they still lead but the top half of the conference is pretty tightly bunched.  Unfortunately their solid CRPI rank will go to waste though as no one really has even an NIT at-large profile
MAC:  Buffalo wins again and is the clear best team, as Ball St loses at Western Michigan
MVC:  Drake continues to lead the conference, which is doing untold amount of damage to its situation.  Easily the worst leader of a top 8 conference in college basketball history

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