Saturday, February 25, 2006

Saturday Preview

Syracuse-Georgetown
The Orange are likely in after beating Louisville and West Virginia at home in the last week. Georgetown is looking to rebound after losing three of four. Pick-Syracuse

Arkansas-Tennessee
The Razorbacks are likely in after a huge comeback win against Alabama at home. However, they now go on the road where they have had some heart-breaking losses this year. Tennessee is home after four of five on the road and is coming off a great win at Florida. Pick-Tennessee

Michigan-Ohio St.
The Wolverines are in after beating Illinois at home. Ohio St. is coming off a rare Big Ten road win at Michigan St. Pick-Ohio St.

Louisville-West Virginia
The Mountaineers have lost four of five but were in all four of them. They were definitely tired after playing 5 games in 12 days, 4 of which were on the road. They now get a Louisville team who is desperate to make the Big East tournament. They have traded home wins with away losses in their last 6. Pick-WV

Northern Iowa-Southern Illinois
All of a sudden both teams are in some serious trouble. Northern Iowa just got crushed at home by 22. While the Salukis can’t buy a win against anyone recently. I think Southern Illinois pulls this one out however. Pick-Southern Illinois

BC-NC State
Both teams are coming off blowout losses, BC at Virginia and NC State against UNC. Recently though NC State has been better. Pick-NC State

Kentucky-LSU
The Wildcats have three straight wins and are coming off a 40-point win against Ole Miss. LSU though is much better than Ole Miss. Pick-LSU

Nebraska-Texas A&M
This is likely a Big 12 bubble elimination game. The Aggies have won four in a row. Pick-Texas A&M

Iowa-Illinois
Regardless of the outcome in this game, Iowa is looking like a good pick to win the Big Ten. However Illinois is at home and doesn’t lose their a lot. To go along with that, Big Ten teams have had all kind of problems winning on the road. Pick-Illinois

Creighton-Missouri St.
Both teams are looking good to make the tournament. Earlier this year Missouri St. lost by 22 at Creighton. Pick-Creighton

Kansas-Texas
The winner of this game will be the Big 12 champ. Texas is coming off two tough games on the road where they played horribly. Kansas is on a 10 game winning streak with 9 of those by 10+ points. Texas has been dominant at home with their only loss to Tennessee. The other opponent that Texas played at home which was close to the caliber of Kansas was Villanova. This game will be close but Kansas is playing too well right now. Pick-Kansas

Nevada-Utah St.
The Aggies need this one to keep their slim at-large hopes alive and give them a boost. Nevada probably clinches a bid with a win here. Utah St. has already won at Nevada but has really struggled in their last two against inferior opponents. Pick-Utah St.

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