Team of the Day: South Alabama
22-5 (14-2 Sun Belt)
Computer numbers: 37 RPI, 131 SOS
While Thursday is a night when many train their eyes to the Pac-10, Ronnie Arrow's Jaguars picked up a huge road win that could go a long way in determining their fate come March. In the 69-64 win at Western Kentucky, USA completed a season sweep of the Hilltoppers and put themselves in the driver's seat in the Sun Belt's East Division. Despite eighteen turnovers, the Jaguars held WKU to 33.8% shooting from the field and took ten more foul shots (23-31 to WKU's 13-21) in the victory. Can the Sun Belt get two bids? It's definitely a possibility, and tonight's win should help USA if they need a boost in the room come selection time.
On the clock: Davidson. The Wildcats, winners of sixteen straight (they haven't lost in 2008), head to Winthrop for the TV opening of O'Reilly BracketBusters weekend in a game that will really help the winner's tournament resume.