Friday, March 07, 2008

Friday's Games To Watch

Here's our take on the night's biggest games:

Missouri Valley Quarterfinals
It wouldn’t be a surprise if any of the top four seeds win this tournament. The most interesting team here is Illinois State…if they get knocked off by Southern Illinois in the semis, will their second place finish (by two games) in conference and their season sweeps of SIU and Creighton be enough to get them an at-large?

Horizon Quarterfinals
The winner of Wright State-Valparaiso gets Cleveland State in Saturday’s semis.

Ohio Valley Semifinals
Top seed Austin Peay and No. 2 seed Murray State appear to be on a collision course to the final.

Colonial Tournament
First round action kicks off in what should be a very competitive tourney. VCU faces the winner of Hofstra-Towson in the quarters, and could face a hot Old Dominion team (who beat them at home) in the semis. The Rams will be a very interesting at-large candidate if they get knocked off.

West Coast Tournament
Host San Diego faces the winner of Friday’s Portland-Pepperdine game in the quarterfinals. The Toreros, who have won 10 of 12, hold the key to the WCC potentially being a three-bid league.

Southern Conference Tournament
Will Davidson’s 20-0 conference record mean anything if they get tripped up here? It's hard to see the committee leaving them out (this year especially).

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