2008 Preview: What Will Be the Best Game of 2008?

    
January 2nd, 2008
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Following a run of Year in Review articles, its time to look ahead to what will almost certainly be a magical 2008.

 

Today's Question: What will be the best regular-season game of 2008?  

 

Jeff BorzelloTennessee at Memphis

The game I am most looking forward to is probably Tennessee at Memphis in February. I love how it's going to be an up-and-down game with tons of points and plenty of dunks. Sure, it won't be a purist's dream, but when two teams of this caliber get together in February, it only helps that it will be a fun game to watch. I didn't choose a conference game because we get two chances to catch most of the top contests.

 

Jason BrubakerDuke vs North Carolina

The game I'm looking forward to the most is Feb. 6, when Duke travels to UNC. These games are always special, but both teams should still be top-10 and at the top of the ACC. Plus, with the elbow delivered to Tyler Hansbrough last year from Gerald Henderson, the UNC crowd should be fired up. This should be a great game to watch.

 

Jeff FoxDuke vs North Carolina

Duke vs. North Carolina - with the Blue Devils fielding a more competitive team this year, the best rivalry in college hoops should be more intense this season.

 

Raphielle Johnson  – Tennessee at Memphis

Tennessee @ Memphis, February 23rd. Both teams like to run and press, which will make for an entertaining game. If the over/under for total points is 170, I’m taking the over.

 

Shawn Siegel - Kansas at Texas

For some reason, the other guys are obsessed with Tennessee at Memphis.. but I'll take Kansas at Texas when the top two teams in the Big 12 battle for the regular season title. The way Kansas is rolling over teams, and based on their early non-conference schedule, the Jayhawks have a great shot at being #1 when these two teams meet on February 11th. 

 

Jon TeitelArizona's Brutal Three-Game Stretch

There is not one specific game that stands out for me, but as an Arizona fan, I am very interested to see how the Wildcats handle the stretch run, with 3 huge games in an 8-day span (at Washington State, home vs. USC, and home vs. UCLA).  If they win all 3, they might win the Pac-10; if they lose all 3, they might miss the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a couple of decades.

 

Jason Tomassini Tennessee at Memphis

They have certainly showed some flaws this season but this could be Memphis’ biggest roadblock of an undefeated season. An NCAA Tourney type game, late in the season, amidst what should be a breezy C-USA schedule for the Tigers, it will also be one of the fastest, most entertaining match-ups you could ask for.

 

Joel WelserTennessee at Memphis

Normally I am not a big fan of non-conference games in February, but for Memphis I will make an exception. When the Tigers host Tennessee late in the season, it will be many fans last good look at a legitimate national title contender. The Volunteers should be in the mix for a top seed as well and it could not be a better test for either team.

 

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