Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Lay-up Lines

A ton of action tonight as the Pre-season tournaments are really starting to pick up.

Finals of the CvC:

  • 5:00 PM: UCLA vs. Southern Illinois - Given the defensive prowess of both teams, they may not break 100 combined.
  • 7:30 PM: Duke vs. Michigan - Really like this match-up, especially given the way the Wolverines are playing. I'm curious to see how Duke handles the 1-3-1.
Semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off:
  • 12:00 PM: Fairfield vs. Missouri
  • 2:30 PM : Xavier vs. Virginia Tech - Really good match-up here. Jeff Allen and Derrick Brown are two of the more versatile forwards in the country, and should be fun to watch go head-to-head.
  • 6:00 PM: Chattanooga vs. USC
  • 8:30 PM: Seton Hall vs. Memphis - Everyone wanted to see USC play Memphis and watch Tyreke Evans match-up with Demar Derozan.
First Round of the Paradise Jam:
  • 1:00 PM: Southern Miss vs. Miami - Guards Jeremy Wise and Jack McClinton can both really put up points in a hurry. 
  • 3:30 PM: San Diego vs. Valparaiso
  • 6:00 PM: UConn vs. La Salle - AJ Price should be ready to go after missing a game with a sprained ankle.
  • 8:30 PM: Wisconsin vs. Iona
Other games to keep an eye on:
  • 6:30 PM: Mississippi vs. Utah
  • 7:00 PM: Akron @ Pitt
  • 7:00 PM: Oakland @ Syracuse - Oakland just beat Oregon and Syracuse struggled against Richmond. The Orange will need to slow down Johnathon Jones, who had 32 against the Ducks.
  • 7:00 PM: Winthrop @ Davidson - Two of the best mid-majors of the last decade.
  • 8:00 PM: Vermont @ Maryland
  • 8:30 PM: Tennessee @ Middle Tennessee State 
  • 10:00 PM: Notre Dame @ Loyola Marymount
  • 10:00 PM: UNC @ UC Santa Barbara - There are rumblings that Hansbrough may play. I bet you are asking why UNC and Notre Dame are heading west to play road games against the likes of Loyola Marymount and UCSB, right? It is because the Maui Invitational starts on Monday, and both coaches are trying to get their player's acclimated to the time change.

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