Games of the Day: Clemson at Maryland

    
March 2nd, 2008

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

 

Clemson (20-7) at Maryland (18-11)

7:30 PM FSN

Are the Terps a lock to make the Big Dance? Not yet.. they have some work to do.  Take away the UNC game.. and their 2nd best win is against #69 Florida State. That's pretty sad for an ACC team.  Realistically, tournament-bound teams are supposed to be favored against Clemson at home.. and the fact this is a pick-em game in Vegas shows you how little those in the know respect Maryland. This is their final regular season chance to prove that UNC wasn't just a fluke.

Prediction: Maryland

 

Temple (15-12) at Saint Joseph's (17-9)

7:00 PM

This is a must win for the Hawks. I have them in the field of 65 as of now (barely), but other's have them on the outside looking in. A loss tonight and they're done.. not so much because of what they've accomplished, but because they have a brutal finish to the regular season. Games against Xavier and at Dayton remain. At the very least, a win locks up a .500 or better finish in the A10.

Prediction: Saint Joseph's

 

#12 Indiana (24-4) at #15 Michigan State (22-6)

2:00 PM CBS

This is the day's premier game in terms of overall ranking, but it's pretty meaningless except for seeding purposes.  Will Michigan State be a 5 or a 6 seed.. such drama. In 2008, the Spartans have only beaten one half-decent team (Purdue on January 8th). But their 5 point favorites because they haven't lost a home game all year. That trend should continue today, crushing whatever Big Ten title hopes IU had.

Prediction: Michigan State

 

Previous Game of the Night (Predictions, 74-46)

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)