#2 Miami (YTM) down by 13 to Wake Forest at Halftime, chance for UM to jump up if we take care of business tomorrow.
Also, looking forward to Georgetown & 'Cuse at 4 pm.
ESPN3 could be the greatest thing ever invented. Makes the day go much faster at work when work is slow.
Let's go Wake Forest!
My god, is Miami's luck FINALLY running out?!?! They have two good wins (home against MSU and Duke) and perhaps an away game at NC State but have had luck on their sides for the past few weeks. COME ON DEMON DECONS!!
Thanks god Wake Forest! Miami is not the second best team in the country and everyone could see that! Wake Forest is 4-9 in the ACC btw.
Miami now has 2 bad losses, WF is 159 in the RPI. Looks like it will be either Duke or Miami getting a 1 seed and not both. If you can shoot from the outside Miami is very beatable.
If this holds up this will be a pretty embarrasing loss to a very mediocre Wake Forest team (11-14, 4-9 ACC). If we take care of business tomorrow we should be as high as 4th in the rankings.
Still a lot of time in that Miami game. They have found ways to win ugly but they certainly don't seem very intimidating.
Miami has barely eaked out wins over a couple of very mediocre teams. As well as having a second devastating loss if they lose here. In my mind they are the most over-rated in the NCAAM
I hope miami loses their next game too, they're so incredibly overrated. Good work WF
Would be nice for WVU to take care of Oklahoma State and keep them in top 100 RPI. Their best player already has three fouls and the second half has not started.
Seth Greenberg just made a good point about worrying about your own business and taking care of the next game. If our team can do that we could be going into the Michigan State game with a little momentum.
Regardless take care of the Illini tomorrow and D up.
Nice to see Miami go down and yes, they have been fortunate to escape about half the teams they have played this year.
But otherwise, it's not an exciting day of college basketball today. Syracuse and Georgetown is the only matchup of ranked teams. Unless anyone is excited to see New Mexico vs. Colorado State.
I'm excited for that Cuse game. I haven't followed the Big East as close this year but the Carrier dome should be rocking.
35,012 in the Dome today.
Let's go Orange!
Either way I hope Miami is in the other half of our bracket.
OU to take dline job per Sam Webb.
Here's the relative stagnation of Miami's shooting in the last three games - Clemson, Virginia, and the loss today again Wake Forest:
They shot over 60% against Florida State on the 13th, so they are going on a two week cold spell here.
here at the carrier dome in blue and grey, HOYA SAXA! beat 'cuse
You and the other 11 Georgetown fans?
Iowa collapsed at Nebraska just a bit ago. 16 point halftime lead, Nebraska takes the lead with 1:30, Iowa ties with ~1:00, Nebraska heaves up a prayer with under 10 seconds and wins by 4. Buh-bye NCAA Tourney, Iowa.
They were probably a longshot regardless but yeah, this clinches it.
OK, Hawkeyes, you can play loose and free now. Take out your frustrations on Indiana.
I dunno. I was thinking the same about two weeks ago, but as of earlier today, they were 17-9 (and 6-7 in Big Ten play). 5 games left, 4 out of 5 winnable with their Illinois game at home being the kicker. They win that one, plus the other 3 should-be wins, they would have been 21-10 and 8 in the Big Ten. Tack on a BTT win and I felt they were in, not easily, but definitely in with the Big Ten being such a strong conference.
That all means nothing, now, of course. Iowa isn't a bad team and can be down right good when clicking, so winning the 4 of 5 games left shouldn't have been a tough task. Nebraska, Purdue, Penn St., and Ilinois are all teams Iowa can beat. But now, enjoy the NIT Hawks.
Record alone doesn't tell the whole story. Iowa's RPI was in the 80s entering today's game. Their strength of schedule is terrible. They played a bunch of awful teams out of conference (and lost to one of them) and play Michigan, MSU and OSU only once apiece.
Good to see Miami go down, will help Michigan in rankings / one seed consideration
putting the hurt on TCU. Up 38-9 at half. Total reversal of the game at TCU in the first half.
Kansas getting revenge on TCU: 38-9 at the half. Damn.
We should see about inviting Syracuse to the B1G.