Highlighted Games for Wednesday, Jan 22nd

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-IOWA AT MICHIGAN (Big Ten). Michigan got off to a slow start, but they’re playing better now. Both of these teams could end up as protected seeds. Michigan has more work to do than Iowa, but both are in good shape.

-LOUISVILLE AT SOUTH FLORIDA (American). Louisville is coming off a big win at UConn, which they desperately needed, and shouldn’t have too much trouble winning tonight.

-UMASS AT RICHMOND (Atlantic Ten). UMass has been cutting it close over the past few weeks, but they’ve continued to win. This will be another tough road test against a Richmond team who has been good, but not as good as some of us (Me) expected.

-SAINT LOUIS AT DUQUESNE (Atlantic Ten). I really like this SLU team and think they can win the league.

-VCU AT DAYTON (Atlantic Ten). I have both teams on the right side of the bubble with VCU in slightly better shape, but both teams still have work to do between now and the end of the year. Both should approach this with a sense of urgency.

-DUKE AT MIAMI FL (ACC). Duke better be on upset alert. They haven’t won a true road game yet, and although Miami hasn’t had a great season, they’ve been playing much better lately.

-INDIANA STATE AT LOYOLA IL (Missouri Valley). I think Indiana State could end up on the bubble, or even inside it if they can pull off a win against Wichita, but they have almost no margin for error.

-ARKANSAS AT TENNESSEE (SEC). This is a very bubbly game. Arkansas needs to do something on the road if they want to make the field, which they really haven’t done yet. Tennessee needs to do more as well.

-OAKLAND AT GREEN BAY (Horizon League). Every game is a big game for Green Bay because they can’t afford to lose any of them.

-WICHITA STATE AT ILLINOIS STATE (Missouri Valley). Wichita could get a #1 seed, but only if they win out. Illinois State isn’t the best team, but this will be a showcase game for them. Every time Wichita plays on the road, it’s a showcase for that other team.

-WISCONSIN AT MINNESOTA (Big Ten). Wiscy has lost two straight, but I still think they’re very good and could even end up on the #1 line. Minney looks like a solid tournament team as well, and this would look really good on their profile. It’s a conference rivalry with something at stake for both teams.

-TCU AT OKLAHOMA (Big Twelve). Oklahoma has been playing much better lately and should win this one at home easily.

-SAN DIEGO STATE AT SAN JOSE STATE (Mountain West). I’m a huge fan of this San Diego State team and think they could end up on the #2 or #3 line.

-CALIFORNIA AT USC (Pac Twelve). This Cal team is really coming on strong. They’re safely inside the bubble and I expect they’ll stay there.

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