Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tuesday's Pregame Beat: Sneaky upset potential?

9:00 pm: No. 11 Wisconsin @ Nebraska: The Cornhuskers are not a terrible basketball team. They have some size, they defend and they play well at home. Wisconsin hasn't exactly been struggling this season, but they certainly haven't been playing as well as they can. If Bo Spencer gets hot, Jordan Taylor continues to struggle and Ben Brust has an off night, Nebraska can absolutely win this game.

7:00 pm: No. 22 Pitt @ Notre Dame: Pitt is not the same team that they have been over the last decade or so. This group is far from what you would consider even a good defensive team. Notre Dame has had their fair share of struggles early in the season, but there are some pieces on this Irish team. Eric Atkins is an underrated point guard, Jerian Grant has gotten himself noticed with his play early in the year and Jack Cooley is starting to come into his own in the paint. The Irish are going to have their work cut out for them on the defensive glass, but they have a shot of winning this thing.

8:00 pm: Minnesota @ Illinois: I have a lot of questions about both of these teams. Will any of them get answered tonight?

7:00 pm: Providence @ St. John's: Providence has four players -- Vincent Council, Gerard Coleman, Bryce Cotton, LaDontae Henton -- that play 73% of their minutes. I don't know if you realize how wild that is.

UMES @ No. 24 Virginia: The Cavs better not lose this game. There's not much else to say about this game.

1 comment:

EEE said...

Nebraska? Serioussly?