Saturday's Games of the Day & Predictions
#1 North Carolina (28-2) at #5 Duke (26-3)
9:00 PM ESPN
For a complete preview of Saturday's big game, check out Jeff Borzello's Game of the Week. It covers all there is to say.. though he likes Duke and I'm going with Carolina.
Prediction: North Carolina
#13 Louisville (24-6) at #10 Georgetown (24-4)
12:00 AM CBS
Arguably just as good as the game above.. just without the ESPN-induce hype. First place in the Big East is on the line.. and seeding in the NCAA Tournament adds extra incentive (not that it's needed). The Hoyas are a perfect 15-0 at home, but Louisville's 8-2 road record is one of the better mark's in the country. Louisville has won 9 in a row, and is the better overall team in my opinion.. but a road game at Georgetown is still an extremely hard challenge. A loss by the Cardinals wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, as it will humble them heading into the postseason.
Winthrop (21-11) at UNC-Asheville (23-8)
11:30 AM ESPN2
The first big conference championship game of the year. The best two teams in the Big South conference are pretty equal talent-wise.. with the same records (10-4) and similar RPI's (125 & 131). But UNCA did beat the Eagles twice this year in games that weren't even that close. It also doesn't help that the Championship game is at UNCA, where the Bulldogs are 14-2.
Next in Line:
#7 Stanford at USC - Cardinal look to rebound after tough UCLA loss (Stanford)
Creighton vs #21 Drake - Will an MVC team besides Drake steal a bid to the Dance? (CU)
Saint Joseph's at Dayton - Can one of these teams salvage an NCAA Tourney bid? (Dayton)
Previous Game of the Night (Predictions, 83-49)
March 5th - Tennessee at Florida (2-1)
March 4th - UNLV at New Mexico (3-0)
March 3rd - Texas Tech at Kansas (3-0)
March 2nd - Clemson at Maryland (1-2)