NCAA Power 16: Feb. 19th
1. North Carolina
Zeller’s return gives them yet another weapon for the tournament.
Thabeet if he would describe Dejuan Blair as an “undersized PF.”
full advantage of the lack of elite teams in the Big 12 this year.
top center in a draft should NEVER get dominated by a guy nine inches
|Tough to beat|
when they score like they did against Providence.
Few big men in the country play as hard on both ends as Trevor Booker.
Will not see another quality team until the NCAA Tournament.
Lost two in a row…a game with St. John’s will make sure
it doesn’t reach three.
Got the two wins they needed before a hellish final 5-game stretch.
is the best player in the country that no one knows.
|11. Arizona St.|
| Beat UCLA for|
the 2nd time this year before crushing USC.
| Jumps back|
into the Power 16 with a statement win over Izzo’s Spartans.
13. Michigan St.
first game back (14 minutes, 3 points) not the return MSU needed.
|March 5th –|
Xavier gets its rematch. Look for a Flyer letdown before that.
15. Wake Forest
|On Sunday, Wake|
will have a chance to leapfrog Duke.
your warning: Do NOT look past Nebraska with OK coming up.
Villanova (20-5): It’s not really their fault they fell (although the
21-point loss to WVU didn’t help).
UCLA (19-6): A bad trip to the desert (losses to ASU and UA) knocks them out
of the Power 16.
Washington (19-6): The best team in Pac-10 conference play at 10-3.
This Week’s Match-ups to Watch:
Thursday, 2/19: #22 Washington @ #20 UCLA – The
Bruins try to avenge an 11-point loss to the Huskies back in January.
Sunday, 2/22: #8 Wake Forest @ #9 Duke – Could the Blue Devils possibly
lose to another ACC power at Cameron Indoor?
Sunday, 2/22: #12 Villanova @ #24 Syracuse – A battle of two of the Big
East’s best guards: Scottie Reynolds and Jonny Flynn.
Monday, 2/23: #15 Kansas @ #2 Oklahoma – Finally, some competition for
Blake Griffin and the Sooners.
Wednesday, 2/25: #1 Connecticut @ #10 Marquette – Won’t be #1 come
Monday, but the Huskies need to take care of business against a tough Marquette