Sunday, February 17, 2019

2/16 recap

@Kentucky 86, Tennessee 69 - well that's one way to erase the LSU loss.  Probably back to the top 2 seed.  Tennessee is safe on the 1 line for now, don't worry
LSU 83, @Georgia 79 - road wins are never trivial
Auburn 64, @Vandy 53 - as I said, road wins are never trivial
Florida 71, @Alabama 53 - seriously Florida, just go away.  But now that we're here, are they back in the field?
@Ole Miss 75, Mizzou 65
Mississippi St 77, @Arkansas 67

@Duke 94, NC St 78
@Virginia 60, Notre Dame 54
UNC 95, @Wake 57
@Louisville 56, Clemson 55 - that's the signature win Clemson needed to have realistic bubble hopes.  Shame
Florida St 69, @Georgia Tech 47
Virginia Tech 70, @Pitt 64

@Michigan 65, Maryland 52 - a sorely needed win to hang onto the 2 line for Michigan
@Purdue 76, Penn St 64
Iowa 71, @Rutgers 69
@Minnesota 84, Indiana 63
@Nebraska 59, Northwestern 50

@Kansas 78, WVU 53
@Texas Tech 86, Baylor 61
Iowa St 78, @Kansas St 64 - it's so unusual seeing the Big 12 leader have the 4th best resume.  This'll hurt K-State a bit given there's a lot of competition on the 4-7 lines.  Iowa St creeping towards the 3
Oklahoma 71, @TCU 62 - biggest win of the day.  Oklahoma needs to just simply avoid losses at this point (by that I mean they really don't need more signature wins).  They need loss avoidance.  This is a big one
@Texas 69, Oklahoma St 57

Xavier 75, @Providence 61
@Butler 91, DePaul 78

Washington 72, @Washington St 70
Arizona St 98, @Utah 87 - hey now:  an honest-to-goodness quality road win!  This does mean we can cross off Utah probably for good, but hey, ASU!  quality road win!
@Oregon St 72, Oregon 57 - the role of hail-mary 3rd Pac-12 team now belongs to OSU

@UCF 79, Memphis 72
Temple 70, @USF 69

Gonzaga 79, @San Diego 67 - conspiracy theory time!  Remember the committee rankings, and their bracket?  Their west regional was soft compared to the other regionals.  Part of that is the weakest 1 seed being Gonzaga.  Well what if Gonzaga was seeded as the best 2nd seed instead?  That would fix the problem.  I'm not saying, but I'm just saying
BYU 70, @Loyola Marymount 62
San Francisco 68, @Portland 63 (OT)
@St Mary's 72, Pepperdine 65
Nevada 82, @Wyoming 49
Utah St 76, @Air Force 62
Fresno St 81, @New Mexico 73
VCU 69, @Dayton 68 - this is just about as good a win as is available in the conference right now
@Furman 96, VMI 62
@Wofford 80, UNC Greensboro 50 - this definitively solves the SoCon bubble situation.  Wofford most definitely in play, everyone else just about done
Lipscomb 83, @Kennesaw St 67
@UNC Wilmington 87, Hofstra 79 - this case is dead
Belmont 93, @Tennessee Tech 65


HenryMuto said...

Why does it take the NCAA so long to update the NET rankings each day ? Isn’t this a computer doing the work it should be instantly done after each game and yet it is almost 3 PM ET and it isn’t even updated for Saturday’s games. The old RPI at least we had sites that updated it every minute. That is one thing I hate about the new NET it only updates once a day and takes forever some days.

HenryMuto said...

Southern conf needs to get 2 teams in especially with so many major teams struggling. Furman wont at Nova that has to count for something.