Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Tobacco Road Classic

What a game between Duke and North Carolina last night! Looked like for while in the second half that Duke was going to run away with it. Roy Williams' put in his "blue" (second string) team, which energized the crowd with their play by going on a 12-0. The first team came back in and continued the run. UNC eventually took the lead, but could not hold on at the end. Redick really stepped up at the end and had the energy to put UNC away (almost) despite having to score seeemingly each possession. The Tar Heels made a charge at the end with some good pressing and poor ball handling to get within 1, but Duke iced the game at the free throw line.

Don't look now, but Tennessee is the top dog in the SEC East. They went into Lexington and led the whole way against Kentucky. The Volunteers are winning with Bruce Pearl's up tempo offense and pressing defense in just his first year. The Volunteers have to be the favorites to win the East right now despite Florida's wonderful season so far. Kentucky has turned the corner from their ugly start, but need to win their home game to solidify a NCAA berth.

Now onto Wednesday's games...
South Carolina @ Florida 7PM Sunshine Ntwk
The Gators should roll in their rematch with the Gamecocks and gain revenge for one of their two losses.
Prediction: Florida

Vanderbilt @ Alabama 8PM JP
Coming of their big win at home versus LSu, Alabama will continue gaining momentum with a home win over Vandy. The commodores really need to make a move if they want a chance at the NCAA's.
Prediction: Alabama

Arkansas @ LSU 8PM
LSU is the class of the SEC West this season and should beat a pesky Arkansas team.
Prediction: LSU

Ole Miss @ Auburn 8PM
This may be one of Auburn's best chances to win in conference for the rest of the season.
Ole Miss is struggling after a fast start in the SEC. The Tigers pull out a squeaker here
at home.
Prediction: Auburn

Boston College @ Wake Forest 7PM ESPN2
Wake has got to win one at home eventually right? BC is playing some of the best ball in the ACC right now. I just can't pick Wake anymore even though I want to.
Prediction: BC

NC State @ Miami 7:00 ESPNU
Probably the best game of the night. This game will determine second place in the ACC (for the time being). Miami's version of "Lethal Weapon 3" will give them a chance in most any game this season. NC State will counter with long range bombing from Atsur, Evtimov, and Bennerman. This game will go down to the wire, but I think Miami pulls it out at home. However, Miami won't be in second place for long.
Prediction: Miami

Tuesday: 2-1
Overall: 28-10

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