Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Six Pack For Tuesday

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

Texas at Wisconsin
The Longhorns (and A.J. Abrams) didn't look very good at all against Michigan State on Saturday, but this game is still much bigger for the Badgers, who only have one win over a big conference team so far (at Virginia Tech).

Kansas at Arizona
The Wildcats laid a pretty big egg against UNLV last weekend, but their schedule gives them an immediate chance to redeem themselves - in this case a home game against the inconsistent defending champs. The winner of the Nic Wise-Sherron Collins match-up could decide the game.

Butler at Xavier
Two of the best mid-major teams not named Gonzaga (maybe the two best?) battle it out in Cincinnati. The Musketeers certainly have something to prove after getting embarrassed against Duke, but this one won't come easy against a Bulldogs team that is holding opponents to under 55 points a game.

Missouri at Illinois
The Tigers are back in the Top 25 for the first time in five years. That's the good news. The bad? They've lost eight straight Braggin' Rights games to the Illini, who have already assumed their annual spot on the bubble.

Buffalo at Siena
The Saints continue their tough OOC schedule as they host the dangerous Bulls, who already have a win over Temple and a near-stunner against UConn on their resume.

Creighton at DePaul (at Las Vegas)
The opponent could certainly be a little better, but a neutral court win against a Big East team certainly won't hurt the streaking Bluejays' OOC resume.

No comments: