Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Six Pack For Thursday

A look at the six most notable games on Thursday's schedule...

Mississippi at Louisville
Rick Pitino's crew hasn't played great, but they should easily handle the disappointing Rebels, who barely got by Alabama State their last time out and whose coach spent the morning in jail after allegedly shouting racial slurs at and punching his cab driver. Happy Holidays!

Mississippi State at Cincinnati
Give the Bearcats the slight edge at home in this matchup of middle-of-the-pack big conference teams.

Evansville at North Carolina
When this one gets too boring to watch (like midway through the first half), get on your computer and read Rick Reilly's column on Tyler Hansbrough. Good stuff, as always.

Texas Southern at Gonzaga
The Zags get to pound on one final cupcake before their Saturday showdown against the Huskies.

Western Kentucky at South Alabama
The Sun Belt's Big Two from a year ago try to get an early leg up on each other. The Jaguars swept the series last season (and made the tourney because of it).

Charleston Southern at Florida State
Hi Bryan - we look forward to your analysis.


Bryan said...

Thanks for calling me out again B101! Analysis you want, analysis you get! FSU will try to match their best start of the season ever if they can beat Charleston Southern and improve to 11-1 on the year. Toney Douglas will again shoulder much of the load for FSU and look to add to his 19 PPG average. Keep an eye out for FSU newcomer Derwin Kitchen as he starts to get more minutes with the Seminole team. On paper, FSU looks to dominate, but as we've seen so far this year, FSU is keeping many opponents in the game by turning the ball over a staggering 25% of its possessions. Should this trend keep up, Charleston Southern could take advantage and stay close enough during the game to pull a potential upset. This is also a potential "trap game" for FSU as #3 PITT comes to visit Tallahassee on Sunday.

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