Sunday, February 07, 2010

B101's Sunday Tweets

Our quick thoughts on Sunday's results:

South Florida would have be in tomorrow's bracket for sure had it continued its improbable run by winning at Notre Dame on Sunday, but poor free throw shooting and a rare off-day for star Dominique Jones might have put an end to those hopes. Jones scored just 10 points on 3-of-17 shooting and South Florida missed 10 of 20 free throws - including one following a dunk by Jarrid Famous that would have tied the game with 8.3 seconds left - in a 65-62 loss in South Bend. The win gave the Irish a season sweep of South Florida and will help land them on our Next Eight Out list tomorrow. ND isn't at-large worthy yet, but they are right in the thick of things in what is an ever-growing Big East bubble.

To say Cincinnati played terribly down the stretch against Syracuse on Sunday would be the understatement of the week. The Bearcats trailed by just a point with 8:15 to play, but made a grand total of one more field goal the rest of the way in a 71-54 loss. Cincinnati didn't score at all the last 6:04, and were outscored by Syracuse 28-5 to end the game. The Bearcats will drop out of next week's field as a result of the loss, and will allow another Big East bubble team (Louisville? South Florida?) to sneak in. Syracuse will stay right behind Kansas on the 1 line. The Orange play host to UConn and Louisville next week.

It's been a good week for a few of our bubble teams (Virginia Tech, Illinois, Marquette) and Maryland added its name to that list by blowing out North Carolina 92-71 in College Park on Sunday. The win capped a 2-0 week for the Terps (they won at FSU on Thursday) and it moved them into sole possession of second place in the ACC at 6-2. Greveis Vasquez was the star once again for Maryland, scoring 26 points and adding 11 assists for his second double-double of the season. The Terps will be a single-digit seed in tomorrow's bracket as a result, while Carolina will be nowhere to be found. The Heels are now, incredibly, just a half game out of last place (yes, last place) in the ACC and no longer relevant in the bubble discussion.

Of note: Ohio State beat Iowa at home (thanks to Even Turner's 32 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals); Northwestern beat Indiana at home.

3 comments:

Garyland is for real said...

wheres 49ers fan...err, I mean David....err, I mean Andy Glockner at now?? A 2-0 week for Turtle-Nation leaves Garyland in great shape not only to land an at large bid, but win the ACC outright. Huge game next weekend at Puke

AG said...

Would UNC accept an NIT bid?

Anonymous said...

Where will Northwestern be in the bracket tommorrow?