Friday, December 05, 2008

ACC - Big Ten Challenge and Big 12 - Pac-10 Hardwood Classic Kick Off

Here's our take on the results from this week's ACC - Big Ten Challenge and Big 12 - Pac-10 Hardwood Series:

Stanford 76, Colorado 62
The Cardinal got the Pac-10 off to an early 1-0 lead in the Series with a convincing double-digit win.

Wisconsin 74, Virginia Tech 72
Trevon Hughes' floater with less than a second left gave the Badgers a hard-fought road win over a pesky Hokies squad.

Ohio State 73, Miami 68
Not only did the 'Canes blow a 14-point halftime lead at home, they likely lost Jack McClinton for their next game after he got ejected for slapping Ohio State's Anthony Crater. (THURSDAY UPDATE: McClinton WILL play against Kentucky on Saturday.)

Boston College 57, Iowa 55
The Eagles almost blew this one, but Tyrese Rice hit two late FTs to give BC the victory.

Clemson 76, Illinois 74
A nice resume-building road win for Clemson, who had four players in double figures.

Duke 76, Purdue 60
The Blue Devils are looking like a 1 seed right now thanks to the play of Kyle Singler, who had 20 points and 12 rebounds in Duke's impressive road win.

Minnesota 66, Virginia 56
They haven't beaten anyone of note yet, but Tubby Smith's Gophers are still unbeaten (7-0) after disposing of the Cavaliers.

Wake Forest 83, Indiana 58
It is going to be a very long season in Bloomington.

Penn State 85, Georgia Tech 83
The Nittany Lions improve to a surprising 7-1. Maybe some of the football success is rubbing off in the early season.

Maryland 75, Michigan 70
The Terrapins own Michigan state schools this year. The Wolverines have disappointed since their win over UCLA. They get another crack at Duke this weekend at home.

North Carolina 98, Michigan State 63
The blowout win clinched the challenge for the ACC for the 10th straight year. This year, like 4 others, was decided by one game.

Northwestern 73, Florida State 59
Just when we thought FSU might have a chance to make a run this year, they go and get blown out by lowly Northwestern. Their matchup with Florida this weekend will tell us a lot.

Oklahoma 73, USC 72
Not even an elbow to the groin could stop Blake Griffin in this one. The All-American scored 25 points as the Sooners held off a late Trojans rally to stay unbeaten. USC, meanwhile, lost out on its final chance at a quality OOC win.

Texas 68, UCLA 64
UCLA's non-conference credentials aren't looking that hot at the moment, either. The Longhorns, meanwhile, now have one great OOC win and a chance for a lot more - they still have games left with Villanova, Michigan State, Wisconsin, and Arkansas.

Washington 83, Oklahoma State 65
Washington finally played well against a decent team, and delivered the Pac-10 a win in the Series. The Huskies shouldn't lose another game before Pac-10 play starts.

Texas A&M 67, Arizona 66
Arizona's brutal five-game stretch begins with a heartbreaking loss against the Aggies. The Wildcats led by 16 midway through the second half, but Nathan Walkup's chuck-it-up three with 23 seconds left won it for A&M.

Iowa State 63, Oregon State 50
The Beavers' only lead in this one was at 2-0; the Cyclones cruised from there.

Baylor 58, Washington State 52
The Bears celebrated their long-awaited return to the AP poll with a huge road win. LaceDarius Dunn led four Baylor players in double figures with 14 points.

Arizona State 64, Nebraska 44
A huge second half from James Harden helped the Sun Devils improve to 7-1 - their best start since the '91-'92 season.

Missouri 93, California 66
The Tigers picked up their second win over a Pac-10 team on the young season by blowing out the Bears.

Oregon 75, Kansas State 70
The Ducks snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over the Wildcats. Even with Kansas State's loss, the Big 12 came out on top in the Hardwood Series by a final of 6-4.

1 comment:

Sammy Shreibati said...

Stanford over Colorado? Wheres that on your list.