Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wednesday College Basketball Preview

There a few good matchups in store for tonight with the #1 team in the country taking the floor.  Duke will take on  UAB, who is playing very well this season.  I am not making this a bold prediction, but I see UAB giving Duke a fit tonight due to their ability to slow down the game and play inside.  They drive to the hoop well and are a solid defensive bunch.  UAB is one of those teams that you'll see constantly in the NCAA tournament in March and not know much about them.  This season they are 12-2, led by Jamarr Sanders and Cameron Moore. Both players average over 17 points per game and Moore is just shy of averaging a double-double.  This team is physical and is one of those teams that matches up well with Duke.  I still see Duke winning this game, because they are without a doubt the best team in the country, but this has the makings of a good game.

#3 Kansas takes on UMKC of the Summit League and there won't be problems for the Jayhawks in that game. #6 San Diego State will be playing TCU, who are not a pushover, but SDSU is much better.  Mizzou, Purdue, BYU, UCF, Memphis, and Louisville are the other ranked teams in action.  Out of those games, Purdue, UCF and Memphis have a tough test.  I see Purdue and Memphis pulling out wins, but UCF could lose its first game of the season as they take on Marshall, who have a balanced scoring attack with four players averaging double figures.

Here are my picks for tonight:

San Diego State
Marshall over UCF

There are a lot of opportunities for upsets tonight, even though I have only picked one.  Please tune in tonight for a recap of all the action!

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