Games of the Night: Tennessee at Florida

    
March 5th, 2008

A companion to our daily Three Stars of the Day, we present the top three Games of the Night.

 

#4 Tennessee (26-3) at Florida (21-8)

9:00 PM

Is Florida a Tournament lock? Not yet. With an RPI of 60 and a weak 1-6 record against Top 50 teams.. the Gators respect is based on previous year's performances.  A loss tonight and then at UK to close the regular season.. and they could end up .500 in SEC play. Even at home UF has been vulnerable, losing to teams like LSU and MSU.  Tennessee is the pick tonight as the Vols look to solidify a #1 seed in the Tournament.

Prediction: Tennessee

 

#25 Mississippi State (20-8) at #16 Vanderbilt (24-5)

8:00 PM

Another good game that's unfortunately not on national cable. After a mediocre non-conference record, MSU is 11-3 in SEC play, just a game behind Tennessee. One way to look at the record is that their really clicking, another perspective is that the SEC is rather mediocre this year. It's probably a little bit of both.. but Vandy just doesn't lose at home.

Prediction: Vanderbilt

 

Texas A&M (21-8) at Baylor (20-8)

9:00 PM ESPN2

It's unfortunate that this game is on ESPN instead of the Tennessee game. A&M is one of the most boring teams to watch in all of college basketball.. and I'll probably tune in to American Idol instead. The Aggies have lost 4 of 5, and got embarrassed last time out against Oklahoma. Baylor's been playing a little bit better of late and Scott Drew's boys are on their way to the tournament for the first time. Baylor's only favored by 2 points.. which I don't get in the slightest unless there's an injury I'm not aware of?

Prediction: Baylor

 

Previous Game of the Night (Predictions, 81-48)

March 4th - UNLV at New Mexico (3-0)

March 3rd - Texas Tech at Kansas (3-0)

March 2nd - Clemson at Maryland (1-2)

February 28th - Maryland at Wake Forest (2-1)

February 27th - Miami at Clemson (2-1)

February 26th - Tennessee at Vanderbilt (0-3)

February 25th - Marquette at Villanova (2-1)

February 21st - South Alabama at WKU (1-2)

February 20th - UNC at NC State (3-0)

February 19th - Purdue at Indiana (2-1)

February 18th - Texas A&M at Texas (2-1)

February 16th - Stanford at Arizona (1-2)

February 14th - Wisconsin at Indiana (2-1)

February 12th - Michigan State at Purdue (2-1)

February 11th - Kansas at Texas (2-1)

February 10th - Indiana at Ohio State (2-1)

February 9th - Georgetown at Louisville (2-1)

February 7th - UCLA at Washington State (2-1)

February 6th - Duke at North Carolina (1-2)

February 5th - Florida at Tennessee (2-1)

February 4th - Gonzaga at SMC (1-2)

January 30th - Indiana at Wisconsin (1-2)

January 29th - VCU at George Mason (2-1)

January 28th - Louisville at UCONN (1-2)

January 27th - Duke at Maryland (2-1)

January 26th - Georgetown at West Virginia (3-0)

January 24rd - Dayton at Xavier (2-1)

January 22nd - Akron at Kent State (2-1)

January 21st - Drake at Creighton (1-2)

January 20th - Texas at Oklahoma State (3-0)

January 19th - Marquette at UCONN (2-1)

January 18th - Illinois State at Drake (2-1)

January 17th - Vanderbilt at Tennessee (2-1)

January 14th - Georgetown at Pittsburgh (2-1)

January 12th - Stanford at Oregon (3-0)

January 9th - Rhode Island at Dayton (2-1)

January 8th - Florida at Alabama (2-1)

January 7th - Robert Morris at Boston College (1-2)

January 6th - North Carolina at Clemson (2-1)

January 5th - Western Kentucky at South Alabama (3-0)

January 4th - American at Brown (0-3)

January 3rd - UCLA at Stanford (3-0)

January 2nd - Houston at UMASS (2-1)