Feb 11th Game results
PENN ST– The Nittany Lions win on the road at Purdue 88-76 to continue their winning ways. Penn St with a NET of 19 before the win, looks to jump into the top 4 seed lines soon.
NC STATE- Bubble teams need solid wins. Beating Syracuse on the road is a quad 1 win. The 79-74 win moves the Wolfpack up to the top of the bubble out list. They actually may have enough to move in.
DAYTON The Flyers got good news on Saturday with the NCAA reveal. The 6th overall seed added to their resume by defeated their closes conference rival Rhode Island. Winning games like this will keep Dayton on the 2 seed line.
VIRGINIA– The Cavaliers are in our bracket but at the back end. Winning at home over a bubble team in OT is a big win. Virginia looks like a 10/11 seed team at this time
MICHIGAN ST– The Spartans had lost three games in a row and somehow pulled out a win on a basket with 7.0 seconds left. The road win over Illinois is a solid quad 1 win. Michigan St is a 4/5 depending on teams around them.
KENTUCKY– The Wildcats overcome a bad first half to defeat Vanderbilt 78-64. These types of wins are necessary as Kentucky looks to overcome their early season loss to Evansville. Kentucky is a 4/5 seed solidly.
MARYLAND needed a late defensive block by Jalen Smith to preserve a win over Nebraska. The Terps had just moved into our 2 seed line. Avoiding this loss keeps them in the mix for the top line as well as a 2 seed.
LSU The Tigers are the kings of close games. The good thing is the win most of them. Beating Missouri at home 82-78 holds LSU on the 5/6 seed line range.
ARKANSAS The Razorbacks are falling. Losing on the road to Tennessee 82-61. They will need to right the ship quickly if they want to remain in the field. Currently a 9 seed.
MISSISSIPPI ST The Bulldogs are on the cutline. As a team in our first four out losing a game 83-58 to Mississippi is not the best. Mississippi St will remain out of our bracket.
MID MAJOR GAMES
UTAH ST The Aggies defeated Colorado St on the road 75-72. This is a quad 2 win. Utah St has some good non-conference wins on their resume. If they win out and make some noise in the conference tournament, they may sneak in to the tourney.
AKRON The Zips defeat Bowling Green 74-59 to add to the Mid American conference drama. Lots of good teams in this conference that beat up on each other. This is a one bid league but one that will be hard to predict who comes out on top.