Games of the Night: Florida at Alabama
Games of the Night
A companion to our daily Three Stars of the Day, we present the top three Games of the Night.
Florida (13-2) at Alabama (11-4)
The defending-defending national champions have a gaudy record, but it lacks substance. The Gators best wins are neutral (but really semi-home) games against Temple and Georgia Southern, and they got killed in their lone road game against Ohio State. Its not like Alabama's been lights out by any means, but I'll give them an edge against a mostly inexperienced roster playing their first SEC gamr.
Brigham Young (11-3) at Wake Forest (10-3)
A rather odd non-conference game this late in the season, featuring one team that has been ranked in the Top 25 (BYU) vs another that's 10-3 record may surprise some (WF). The problem with BYU is that if you take away the decent record and the AP votes, you're left with a team that only has one Top 100 RPI win (Louisville on a neutral court by 2 points). Making things worse, they lost at Boise State, the only half-decent road team they faced.
Prediction: Wake Forest
Army (7-6) at Presbyterian (1-19)
You might be surprised to see a 1-19 squad on this list. But this is a big game for the D1 newcomers who play only their second and final home game against a D1 team this season. They won their previous game in Clinton, SC against a bad Radford squad and now face the 241st ranked Knights. The Hose will be pumped for this one.
Previous Game of the Night (Predictions)
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)