College Hoops Open Thread

Submitted by TWSWBC on January 19th, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Top 25 matchups include:
(17) Mizzou at (10) Florida 2:00
(21) Oregon at (24) UCLA 4:00
(6) Syracuse at (1) Louisville 4:00
(11) Ohio St at (18) Michigan St 6:00
(8) Gonzaga at (13) Butler 9:00

Noteable previous non-conference opponents:
UConn at Pitt, Pitt leads 14-11 with 12 minutes to go in the first half
West Virginia at Purdue 2:00
Oklahoma at Kansas St 4:00

Let me know if anything was missed.
Enjoy the Hoops!

Comments

snarling wolverine

January 19th, 2013 at 9:22 PM ^

3 seed?  At this point that'd be a pretty big disappointment.  We have a legitimate shot at a #1 seed.  If you can survive the regular season with five losses or fewer in a major conference (which I think we can), it's a real possibility.

ghost

January 19th, 2013 at 12:40 PM ^

Off topic but ESPN really needs to start actually researching what they write.  They stated Alabama only had 2 guys enter the draft early when in fac they had 4.

B-Nut-GoBlue

January 19th, 2013 at 12:50 PM ^

I'm on record as saying Maryland is decent and close to turning the corner to becoming relevant again.  I'm wrong.  Maryland is terrible.  This game can't even be fun to watch if you're a Tarheel fan.

MH20

January 19th, 2013 at 1:00 PM ^

Mississippi is looking like the real deal, having knocked off Mizzou rather easily in their last game.  My guess is they shouldn't have too much trouble with the Hogs but it would be nice if Arkansas could pull off the upset.

MH20

January 19th, 2013 at 1:14 PM ^

I think the OP was just noting matchups between two ranked teams (or former M opponents), but certainly Wichita State (ranked just outside the top-25) will give Creighton everything they can handle at the Shockers' home court.

Additionally, Arizona (7) at Arizona State should be a good game.

Farnn

January 19th, 2013 at 2:26 PM ^

Is there a difference for RPI in the outcome of the Purdue/WVU game?  Is it better for an ooc opponent to have an extra win or an in conference opponent who you play twice?

TWSWBC

January 19th, 2013 at 2:55 PM ^

Texas leads Kansas 28-26 at halftime but KU finished the half strong and Texas is turrible so I don't think this will last. It would be nice to have KU and Louisville lose to give us a bump in the polls

justingoblue

January 19th, 2013 at 3:12 PM ^

glad my Panthers could pull out a win after a bit of a scare against UConn, and caught most of the first half of Purdue v. WVU, but I just flipped over to the NHL season opener (Chicago at LA). I know a lot of people said they wouldn't, but I'll gladly watch good hockey given the opportunity.

As an aside, and something NBA fans might be able to answer for me, how long has that jumbotron been up in the Staples Center? That thing is enormous and has a pretty unique design.

MichiganMan2424

January 19th, 2013 at 3:24 PM ^

Texas just opened up a 42-31 lead over Kansas with 15:21 left in the second. Would be big if Kansas were to lose, as that would guarantee us moving up to at least 3rd in the new rankings. If Louisville were to lose, we would move up to 2, and possibly one if voters feel our win over Minnesota warrants us jumping Duke.

Also, while Purdue has looked good, lets keep in mind that WVU is a pretty crappy team.

ghost

January 19th, 2013 at 4:53 PM ^

ACC has Duke, NC St. and then a whole bunch of nothing really.  Miami is probably a tournament team, Maryland has played nobody, and FSU is about to rack up a 4th awful loss. The ACC is suppose to be a basketball conference.

TWSWBC

January 19th, 2013 at 6:10 PM ^

Syracuse comes from behind to win at Louisville. Who knows if they will fall enough in the rankings or not for us to pass them, but they do have 2 losses now. Syracuse will probably pass us tho

kevin holt

January 19th, 2013 at 6:29 PM ^

It's tough, because Cuse has a much worse loss (Temple) than us, but a better win (#1 Louisville, obviously).  Cuse also has a weak schedule in my opinion. They are one-defeated, like us, yes, but against SDSU, Louisville, and who else? Air?

Villanova, Rutgers, Arkansas, USF are their toughest games until now, save the two mentioned above. They haven't been proven wrong yet exactly, and beating #1 is kind of an indication of being good, but I don't think they should have been #6 in the first place and therefore shouldn't be #2/#3.

But they were 6, so yeah they'll probably jump us. Might even be Duke-Cuse-UM. Disagree as we might.

We'll get some first place votes I'd think. More than the 1.