NEWS AND NOTES
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TONIGHT’S HIGHLIGHTED GAMES
-BAYLOR AT TEXAS TECH (Big Twelve). There aren’t many easy road games in this league, and this is probably the least difficult to win. Baylor is looking like a potential protected seed and shouldn’t have too much trouble.
-WAKE FOREST AT NOTRE DAME (ACC). Notre Dame has slipped a little bit after a very strong start, but they’re still a really good team and shouldn’t have too much trouble at home tonight.
-SAINT JOHN’S AT GEORGETOWN (Big East). The Johnnies are right on the bubble and Georgetown appears to be safely in, but has room for improvement. This would be a good win for either team, both of which have room to move up.
-KENTUCKY AT TENNESSEE (SEC). Kentucky continues to march toward a perfect season and, of course the top #1 seed. Tennessee is so far outside the bubble that I think that even if they win this game they’ll still have work to do.
-SOUTH CAROLINA AT GEORGIA (SEC). Georgia appears to be in good shape and should stay that way so long as they hold serve and not lose to teams outside the field.
-SAINT LOUIS AT VCU (Atlantic Ten). VCU got a big win over the weekend, which is their first since becoming shorthanded. They need to keep it up and avoid losing to awful teams like Saint Louis at home.
-WICHITA STATE AT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (Missouri Valley). Wichita shouldn’t have too much trouble against a struggling Southern Illinois team, even if they are on the road.
-TEXAS AT OKLAHOMA (Big Twelve). I think Oklahoma is looking like a protected seed, and although Texas appears to be safely in, they could still really use a high caliber road win on their resume.
-MICHIGAN STATE AT MICHIGAN (Big Ten). Michigan, despite struggling all season, can still be tough to beat at home. It’s a rivalry game, but it’s a game that Michigan State could really use seeing how close to the bubble they appear to be.
-LSU AT TEXAS A&M (SEC). TAMU is right on the bubble and could use any decent win, home or away, to help stabilize their profile.
-SAN DIEGO STATE AT NEW MEXICO (Mountain West). It’s never easy to win at the Pit, and this is becoming one of the bigger rivalries in the Mountain West Conference. With that being said, San Diego State appears to be the better team and can add another decent road win to their profile if they pull it off.