Sunday, February 26, 2006

Not Going to Plan

Saturday was a rough day for favorites and home teams, especially in the SEC. Home favorites like South Carolina, Ole Miss, NC State, and Tennessee went down. I was shocked by the Vols loss. Just when I thought they had reached a level to where they could handle a big victory they blow it by losing to a bubblicious Arkansas team. South Carolina and Georgia did in their hopes of Tournament bids, while Vanderbilt is still alive (although on life support).

Two games on Sunday and both should be pretty good.

Florida @ Alabama 3:00 CBS
This game should go right down to the wire and the books feel the same way (Florida is -1). Florida has been so up and down in conference play it has been very hard to pick their games (and costly at times too). 6 losses seems like alot for a team as good (at times) as the Gators and they still have to travel to Kentucky. Vanderbilt is the best team Florida has beaten on the road in the SEC and that was by the skin of their teeth. A loss would be the third in a row for Florida. Alabama has lost only 1 home game in conference (Ole Miss). You could really flip a coin with this game, but I like the Gators.
Prediction: Florida

Maryland @ North Carolina 5:30 Fox Sports
The Terps have had chances to bolster their tournament resume, but have not and it appears sometimes as if they don't care. UNC is fresh off a big (margin) victory at NC State and smells blood. I like the Tarheels here at home with Hansborough having a very solid game (as if he has competition for Rookie of the Year).
Prediction: North Carolina

Season: 73-29

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