Expert Predictions: Wisconsin at Ohio State Edition

    
February 24th, 2007

Experts Picks

CHN experts predict four of the weekend's biggest and closest games:

 

#8 Pittsburgh at #12 Georgetown

Saturday, 2, CBS

#22 BYU at SDSU

Saturday, 6

Kentucky at #21 Vanderbilt

Sunday, 2

#2 Wisconsin at #1 Ohio State

Sunday, 4, CBS

Jeff Borzello

Hoyas are one of the hottest teams in the country, and Pitt doesn't have the size to match-up without Aaron Gray.

Georgetown

BYU faces a tough final stretch, beginning with Brandon Heath and the Aztecs, who have won six of seven.

San Diego State

Battle for 2nd place in the SEC. Vandy's wings, Derrick Byars and Shan Foster, will be too much for UK.

Vanderbilt

One of the best games of the season. Both have struggled (relatively) lately, but OSU has Greg Oden and is at home.

Ohio State

Jason Brubaker

Hoyas are on a roll lately, and they have the size to negate Gray inside and give Pitt trouble. Look for Jeff Green to have a big game.
Georgetown

SDSU pulled off big home win last time a ranked team visited, will do the same again here. Heath leads the way in big victory.
 

San Diego State

Memorial is one of toughest road venues
in SEC, and Vandy is playing with confidence. With UK prone to slow starts, Vandy could jump on them early.
 

Vanderbilt

 

Badgers are more veteran team, but Oden and company are meshing quickly. With Oden closer to full strength, Buckeyes will ride him to a big win.

Ohio State

Shawn Siegel

Aaron Gray might not play, but even if he did I get the sense we'd all pick the Hoyas anyways.

Georgetown

 

BYU hasn't been a Top 100 RPI away from all season.. I think that trend will continue this weekend.

San Diego State

Call this a gut pick.. I like the Wildcats taking over 2nd place in the East. The play of Joe Crawford will determine the outcome.

Kentucky

#1 vs #2 should be epic right? But it won't be, Buckeyes win with relative ease.

Ohio State

 

Eric Silver

 

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The Panthers are playing mediocre basketball right now.  The Hoyas are on a roll.  Even if Gray plays, Georgetown wins by nearly double digits.

Georgetown

I have to go with homecourt despite the Cougars' earlier 22 point win over the Aztecs.  San Diego State in a tight one.

San Diego State

I haven't been overly impressed with the Wildcats all season, and I love the fact that upstart Vanderbilt is ranked and big, bad Kentucky isn't.  Vanderbilt gets the W.

Vanderbilt

Tucker isn't the key for UW on Sunday; Taylor is.  OSU's guards can contain him.  The Badgers are nowhere near the team on the road they are at home.  The Buckeyes prevail in a down-to-the-wire battle.

Ohio State

Jason Tomassini

 

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The Hoyas last loss was at Pitt and the Big East lead is on the line. Game of the year in the conference. Georgetown is more athletic at every position and they should defend the home court.

Georgetown

The Aztecs really need this one and Heath should get his points. But the Cougars have won 8 straight and have been strong on the road in conference.

BYU

knows how tough it is to play the Dores at home and Vandy got the let-down game out of the way already. Foster and Byars should be too much.

 

Vanderbilt

Bo Ryan frightens me and he can’t be pleased after the Michigan State loss. Nobody is too impressed by the Buckeyes even though they keep winning, but they’ll fall short in this one.

Wisconsin

 

Predicting Record

Brubaker (24-16), Siegel (23-17), Borzello (19-21), McNeill (14-9), Silver (11-5), Tomassini (8-8)

 

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