Saturday, January 28, 2006

Saturday's Top Ten

Virginia-Duke
The Cavs are deeper than Duke and have won 3 straight in the ACC. Duke is coming off a hard fought game at Virginia Tech. Duke is the better team but Virginia will win this one.

Villanova-Notre Dame
Nova may or may not get Allan Ray back from a hamstring injury. Even if they do, he won't be 100% and he hasn't practiced this week. They barely survived South Florida without Ray and Notre Dame is a whole lot better. Notre Dame has lost an amazing load of close games and this will be another close game. The margin of victory will be at most 4, but the Wildcats should win.

Vandy-Florida
South Carolina has beaten both teams in the last 10 days and Florida is hungry to get a win after two losses and they are playing at home. Those two factors will lead to a Gator victory.

Arizona-North Carolina
These Wildcats have already lost at Houston, Oregon, and Oregon St. this year. While both teams have been erratic all year, UNC is at home and should win.

Old Dominion-George Mason
ODU already beat George Mason this year, but that was at home and only by 1. The winner of this game will still be alive for an at-large berth and have control of the conference.

Wisconsin-Michigan
The Badgers have been horrible the past week, while Michigan is coming off a huge win against Michigan St. Surprisingly Wisconsin is alone in first place in the Big Ten but not after this game.

South Carolina-Tennessee
The Gamecocks have beaten Vandy and Florida in the past 10 days and had Kentucky beaten until Rondo's buzzer beater. This will be a lot closer than the standings indicate, but Tennessee will win.

Wichita St.-Creighton
A win here for the Shockers likely locks them into the bracket, but Creighton will be looking to rebound after losing at Southern Illinois and have this game at home. It will be close but the Blue Jays will win.

Ohio St.-Iowa
In the past week, Iowa has gone to Michigan St. and lost by 30. A few days later at home, they easily took care of Indiana. It has been tough for road teams in the Big Ten this year and Iowa will again show why as they cruise to a double digit victory.

Texas-Oklahoma
This will be the hardest Big 12 game that Texas will play this year, but they are still a million times better than these Sooners. To make matter worse, Kevin Bookout's arm will be in a cast. Texas by 15 easy.

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