Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Six Pack For Monday

A look at the six most notable games on Monday's schedule:

Marquette at North Carolina State
The Golden Eagles faded big-time in the second half against Tennessee on Tuesday. They get a chance at a little redemption - and a chance at a good OOC road win - against the one-loss Wolfpack.

Wake Forest at East Carolina
The Demon Deacons have looked very good in the early going. Let's see if they can avoid a hiccup here on the road against a Pirates team that does have a win over VCU already on its resume.

Georgia Tech at USC
Is DeMar DeRozan a B101 reader? After being semi-called out last week for his slow start, he put up a career-high 18 points and six rebounds in a win over North Dakota State.

Oklahoma at Rice
Blake Griffin already has eight double-doubles this season. The Owls, as a team, have two. Advantage, Sooners.

Cornell at Saint Joseph's
Both of these teams got a lot of preseason pub, have played rough non-conference schedules, and have beaten nobody (the Hawks' win against Indiana doesn't count). Now they get a chance to boost their OOC resumes a bit against each other before conference play starts.

Southern vs. USC Upstate
Not sure what's funnier: the fact that these teams are a combined 0-19, or that this game is actually part of a tournament (the Findlay Toyota Las Vegas Invitational). We know the automobile industry is in trouble, but this is the best Toyota could do? Southern vs. USC Upstate? Was NJIT not available?

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