Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday Lay-up Lines

Games all day today, thanks in large part to the Maui Invitational:

  • 1:30 PM: St. Joseph's (1-2) vs. Indiana (2-1): Already going on as I write this post. Indiana kept it close for a half, but St. Joe's jumped all over the Hoosiers in the second half. St. Joe's won 80-54.
  • 4:00 PM: Alabama (1-2)vs. Chaminade (0-1)
  • 7:00 PM: Texas (3-0) vs. Notre Dame (3-0): The best game of the season so far as two top 10 teams square off. The key to the game will be in the paint - can a smaller, perimeter oriented Notre Dame team handle guys like Damion James, Gary Johnson, and Dexter Pittman? 
  • 9:30 PM: UNC (4-0) vs. Oregon (3-1): Hansbrough didn't play last night. He tweaked an ankle against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday and with the stress reaction in his shin, Roy Williams didn't want to use him all three days in Maui. No word yet on his status for tonight.
CBE Classic:
  • 7:45 PM: Florida (3-1) vs. Washington (2-2): Consolation game. If Florida is serious about playing zone, this is probably a much better match-up than Syracuse. Washington doesn't have as many shooters on the perimeter. 
  • 10:00 PM: Syracuse (4-0) vs. Kansas (3-0): Sherron Collins and Jonny Flynn are two of the best point guards in the country and it should be fun to watch them go head-to-head. I'm worried about Kansas getting penetration against a zone - they don't really have anyone that excels at getting into the lane and creating for teammates (a la Eric Devendorf last night). 
Top 25 teams taking the court and other games to keep an eye on:
  • 7:00 PM: Belmont @ Pitt
  • 7:30 PM: Monmouth @ Villanova
  • 7:30 PM: Mercer @ Dayton
  • 8:00 PM: Texas Southern @ Marquette
  • 8:00 PM: Loyola MD @ Davidson

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