Monday, January 21, 2019

1/18 - 1/20 recap

@Duke 72, Virginia 70 - it's hard to see many permutations where both teams don't end up on the 1 line right now
@Virginia Tech 87, Wake 71
UNC 85, @Miami 76
NC State 77, @Notre Dame 73
@Syracuse 74, Pitt 63
Louisville 79, @GT 51
@BC 87, FSU 82 - um, don't get too much deeper in the conference standings, FSU

Maryland 75, @Ohio St 61
Northwestern 65, @Rutgers 57
@Wisconsin 64, Michigan 54 - still a fair amount of wiggle room before UM loses a 1 seed in my book
@Purdue 70, Indiana 55
@Minnesota 65, Penn St 64
@Iowa 95, Illinois 71

@Villanova 85, Xavier 75
@Butler 80, St John's 71
DePaul 97, @Seton Hall 93 - all these results aren't great for the BE bubble teams.  This is how you end up with the minimum number of at-large bids possible by March
@Marquette 79, Provi 68

Big 12:
@West Virginia 65, Kansas 64 - we're used to seeing Kansas with a sterling resume despite a few losses....this year might be the year they don't get to the top line with a 6 or 7 loss year
@Baylor 73, Texas Tech 62 - not the greatest weekend for the Big 12's hopes for the 1 line
@Texas 75, Oklahoma 72 - UT looks like our nominal Big 12 bubble team this year
@Kansas St 65, TCU 55
@Iowa St 72, Oklahoma St 59

@Tennessee 71, Alabama 68
Kentucky 82, @Auburn 80
@Ole Miss 84, Arkansas 67
Mississippi St 71, @Vandy 55
Florida 62, @Georgia 52
Missouri 66, @Texas A&M 43
@LSU 89, South Carolina 67 - finally USC loses a league game.  For the most part, we're seeing better road teams beating bad home teams in this conference so far.  Will be a pretty empty bubble for the conference if this holds

Pac-12 fail tracker:
Stanford 78, @Wazzu 66
@USC 80, UCLA 67
@Washington 71, Cal 52
@Arizona 82, Oregon St 71
@Arizona St 78, Oregon 64 - Pac-12 keeps its nose clean this weekend at least
@Utah 78, Colorado 69

Houston 69, @USF 60 - road wins are never trivial
@UCF 64, Tulsa 62
Cincinnati 66, @Wichita St 55

@St Louis 68, St Joe's 57
@Davidson 75, Richmond 62
@VCU 68, UMass 50
Dayton 89, @St Bonaventure 86 (2OT) - service holds for all our A-10 contenders

Gonzaga 89, @Portland 66
@St Mary's 76, San Diego 59 - SMU sneaking up towards 2nd best in the league, but they don't have an at-large profile this year
@San Fran 82, BYU 63

UNC Greensboro 75, @ETSU 68
@Wofford 59, Furman 54 - FU is 4-3 in the league after being ranked....yikes.  Wofford and UNCG seem like the two best teams, and they might separate

@Buffalo 77, Eastern Michigan 65
@Nevada 67, Air Force 52
Fresno St 63, @Boise St 53
Penn 77, @Temple 70 - what the hell, Penn.  What the hell are you doing this season

Look around the leagues:
Vermont and Stony Brook win....both 2 games clear in the loss column in the A-East
Weber St has poked its head out front by 1 game in the Big Sky
Radford the last undefeated in the Big South
UCSB the last undefeated in the Big West
Hofstra now clear by 2 games in the Colonial
Marshall is the last undefeated in CUSA.  North Texas trapped 0.5 GB for now
Rider is 2 clear in the loss column in the MAAC, but the entire conference is garbage this year
Bowling Green, somehow, is the other undefeated team in the MAC
Robert Morris clear by 1 game in the NEC
Murray St and...Jacksonville St?  are your two 6-0 teams in the OVC.  Belmont 2 back
Bucknell beats Lehigh to take early control of the Patriot
Sam Houston St the last undefeated in the Southland
South Dakota St and Omaha co-lead the Summit
Texas St and Georgia St co-lead the Fun Belt
The WAC race might be sneaky-good.  Tie in the loss column between NMSU, Grand Canyon, CSUB.  I have no idea who's actually good among these teams

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