Expert Predictions: Feb 12-16

    
February 12th, 2007

Experts Picks

CHN experts predict four of the week's biggest and closest games..

 

#17 Oklahoma State at #25 Texas

Monday, 9, ESPN

#20 Southern Illinois at Missouri State

Tuesday, 8:05

#24 Indiana at Purdue

Wednesday, 7

#21 USC at Arizona

Thursday, 10:30

Jeff Borzello

Rematch of 3-OT classic. This time, Kevin Durant and the Longhorns get the W at home.

Texas

Two hot MVC teams. I think that SIU will find a way to shut down Blake Ahearn, and get a road win. 

Southern Illinois

Purdue absolutely needs a win to stay in the at-large discussion. Carl Landry vs. D.J. White will be a fun battle down low.

Purdue

Interesting match-up of offense vs. defense. Arizona is back on the right track after their road win at Oregon.
Arizona

Jason Brubaker

Under the shadow of Durant, Augustin has
developed into one of the better guards in the conference. IUT will get revenge here for the thriller they dropped in Stillwater
Texas

 

Fresh off big win over Creighton, the Salukis are now in sole possession of first place in the MVC.
SIU won by 20 against the Bears earlier, this one will be closer, but still a win.

Southern Illinois

Purdue held D.J. White in check last time against Hoosiers...and still lost by 27. This time, White  leads IU to a big road win over pesky Boilermakers.

Indiana

Huge road win over Oregon may have given the Cats confidence needed to start playing up to their talent level. USC keeps it close, but Lute's boys prevail at home.

Arizona

Kevin McNeill

The young Texas squad is playing better and better, and will return
the favor for the classic in Stillwater.  Durant will score 40.

Texas

Southern Illinois is the better team, but both teams are playing well of late. The hometown Bears get some payback for their drubbing in Carbondale.

Missouri State

Again, the back-against-the-wall rule.  The Boilers need this game badly, and are playing at home against their in-state rival.
Purdue

As pure a toss-up as it gets.  I'll go with an Arizona team coming off
their biggest win of the year, and a statement not to count them out just yet.
Arizona

Shawn Siegel

According to the polls, this should be a close game.. but we all agree Texas should win with relative ease.

Texas

Mo State's lost to the MVC's other top teams (Creighton and UNI) at home. But the Bears are playing much better then they were a month back.

Missouri State

Purdue's only home loss all season is to Ohio State. Indiana is no Ohio State. Boilers win.

Purdue

Zona's lost to three straight ranked teams at home.. but that streak will end in surprisingly easy fashion.

Arizona

 

Predicting Record

Brubaker (19-9), Siegel (13-15), Borzello (12-16), McNeill (9-7), Silver (8-4), Tomassini (5-7)

 

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