The Big 5 College Basketball Games of the Weekend

Friday, February 06, 2009

This weeks theme is bubble watch.

5. Michigan Wolverines vs. UConn Huskies
Obviously this game is close to my heart. The Wolverines are trying to climb back onto the bubble and beating the #1 team on the road would certainly be a great help to their cause. Too bad they have zero height and Hasheem Thabeet will likely be able to have nearly 10 put back dunks. The Pick: UConn by 22

4. Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. UCLA Bruins
Before Big East play the Fighting Irish looked like a lock for the NCAA tournament. Now they have a mountain to climb to get back in. The first step, just like Michigan, is going on the road and knocking off a highly ranked opponent. Not gonna happen. The Pick: Bruins by 12

3. Boston College vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
BC has the sparkly victory over UNC and the nice 6-3 ACC record. They also have losses to Harvard and St. Louis, yuck. Their RPI leaves something to be desired, so they need to start winning a couple more sparkly gems to secure their spot. Beating a Demon Deacon squad who is still ranked in the top ten (despite their skid) would be an additional feather in the cap. Too bad it isn't gonna happen. The Pick: Decons by 9

2. Providence Friars vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Bubble vs. Bubble. The Friars have come from nowhere, thanks to their new coach, and have surprisingly emerged as a potential tournament team. West Vriginia was expected to push for a tourney spot and that's exactly what they are doing. Both teams are coming into the game with a 2 game losing streak. So who gets that snapped? The Pick: WVU by 4

1. Cincinatti Bearcats vs. Georgetown Hoyas
Bubble vs. Bubble. The Bearcats have the better record, the Hoyas have the better resume. Both teams desperately need to win a few more games to secure their footing. The Bearcats just knocked off the Irish in another bubble battle and the Hoyas got a much needed win against Rutgers. This battle could at the end of the day be a big reason one team gets in and the other does not. The Pick: Hoyas by 6

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