Sorry, Golden Lions, but you're in a yawner tonight with Georgia Tech.
Well, needless to say I’m shocked that all the ranked teams feasted on their cupcakes last night. According to my sources, Plumlee and Singler really got to satisfy their sweet teeth against Gardner Webb.
Tonight’s games are equally boring impressive. Since there’s only one Top 25 game tomorrow night, I’m going to predict it, too. Basically, this is who I’ve got.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at No. 15 Georgia Tech. Wow, I just checked ARPB’s record and they haven’t won a game yet. I’m wondering if the fact that they have yet to play a game at home might be one of the reasons. It also appears that I erroneously picked Gardner-Webb as everyone’s favorite cupcake yesterday. ARPB’s played a number of Big 12 schools to earn its 0-7 record.
Presbyterian at No. 18 Ohio State. Despite the fact that Ohio State should defeat Presbyterian handily, I’m sure that their fans are all relieved that they can try to distract Ohio State free throw shooters without fear of being booted out of the Jerome Schottenstein Center.
Fear not, Presbyterian, your fans are safe here.
Northern Arizona at No. 19 New Mexico. It’s the Lumberjacks vs. the Lobos–what a great combination of school names. I haven’t seen New Mexico play yet, but they appear to be generating a lot of excitement in the sports media. It’s great that they’re undefeated, but judging by their opponents so far, shouldn’t they be? Be that as it may, I don’t see Northern Arizona beating them tonight.
No. 24 Clemson at East Carolina. Kudos to Clemson for traveling to an opponent’s home court this early in the season. Clemson is in slight disgrace with me for contributing to the Big 10′s win in the Big 10-ACC Challenge, but going to Greenville makes up for it. ECU’s lost to some good teams and Clemson hasn’t, but I believe the Tigers will pull it off.
UTEP at No. 25 Mississippi. Has anyone looked at UTEP’s schedule? They played New Mexico State early in December, took a break and played them again. How often does that happen in December? Interestingly, UTEP has only lost one game (they dropped the second game with NMSU), as has Mississippi. At one point, a loss to Villanova would have been considered a good loss, but not so much anymore. If there’s going to be an upset tonight, it might be this one, although I’m not calling it. I think Ole Miss will pull through.
Weber State at No. 23 UNLV. I have a long memory and, for that reason, I hope that UNLV crushes Weber State. They should be able to.
I’ll be back on Saturday to predict this weekend’s games.