Monday, February 11, 2008

This week's big games

Here are some of the big games this week in college basketball....(the ranking is the latest RPI)

#5 Kansas (22-1) @ #10 Texas (18-4)
The Jayhawks will need their A game in Austin if they want to beat B.J. Augustin and the Horns...this is the only regular season meeting between these two...

#12 Michigan State (20-3) @ #40 Purdue (19-5)
Purdue has real quietly become a solid team in the Big 10...Sparty beat the Boilermakers 78-75 in early January...

#20 Wisconsin (19-4) @ #35 Indiana (20-3)
These two faced off on January 31st and the Badgers smoked Indiana 62-49...the Hoosiers are 20-3, but the strength of schedule (SOS) (ranked 131st) is what is holding them back in the RPI...this is the first of three straight big home games for IU...following the Badgers, Michigan State and Purdue come to Assembly Hall...

#54 Maryland (16-8) @ #2 Duke (21-1)
It doesn't matter what the records are when these two play each other...Maryland hates Duke with a passion...the Terps lost to Duke 93-84 a few weeks back in a game in which they led most of the way...a win here for Maryland would ease a lot of concerns they may have come Selection Sunday...and remember, the Terps went into Chapel Hill and beat UNC earlier this season....

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