Games of the Night: Wisconsin at Indiana

    
February 13th, 2008

Games of the Night

 

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

 

#14 Wisconsin (19-4) at #12 Indiana (20-3)

7:00 PM ESPN

Even if you're tired (like I am) of seeing somewhat overrated Big Ten teams battle it out on ESPN, tonight's game should be interesting if only to listen to the announcers break down Indiana's recruiting violations.  The Hoosiers need the win to keep pace with upstart Purdue in the conference standings, and need Eric Gordon to regain his scoring touch.

Prediction: Indiana

 

#15 Drake (22-1) at Southern Illinois (12-12)

8:05 PM

At first glance, 22-1 against 12-12 might not seem like much. But despite SIU's struggles, its still quite hard to go into Carbondale and beat the Salukis.. this is something Drake hasn't done in a dozen years. Butler and Indiana were able to accomplish the feat earlier in the year, and Drake is ranked similarly to those teams at the time. Still, SIU is not as bad as its record shows (losing a lot of close games).. and they should be able to win at home so long as they can break 60 (a big if).

Prediction: Southern Illinois

 

#18 Notre Dame (18-4) at #17 UCONN (18-5)

7:00 PM ESPNU

On paper, this looks like an awesome game between streaking Top 25 teams. But in ND's last two road games against top quality competition, they've lost by 19 (G'Town) and 26 (Marquette). This is why the 6-point spread might actually be too close. You never quite know what you're going to get out of UCONN, but they have to be the pick here.

Prediction: UCONN

 

Previous Game of the Night (Predictions)

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)