Men’s Big East Weekly Honor Roll January 14
The Red Storm figure to finish in the bottom third of the Big East, which currently features eight ranked teams. He’ll manage a double-double as the Bruins take the conference crown by 3. Goldsbrough came into the game averaging 1.7 points per game.
The March Madness schedule 2010 finally starts this afternoon. On the March Madness schedule, there are three games airing just after noon, four more in the mid-afternoon, and four each at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The NCAA tournament opening day always brings anticipation, hopes for upsets, and last-minute bracket work. This is the closest thing to a national holiday for college basketball fans, but the actual games have to live up to the hype as well. Today’s March Madness schedule 2010 features favorites, upset minded teams, and hopefully a lot of real madness.
On what the offensive line takes pride in: “Working hard. We put up numbers up there when we have 450 yards of total offense and that makes us feel good because we may not get all the glory but when Grimes gets all those accolades, it feels good to know we were a part of helping him get that.
Jake: The Holiday Bowl, Texas vs. Arizona State. That should be a fun, high scoring affair between two good teams. Another good matchup is the Outback bowl between Tenessee and Wisconsin. And, Nick, it is by no means the Capitol One Bowl between Florida and Michigan, although that will be a great destruction led by Tim Tebow.
West Virginia, Marquette, and Pittsburgh will be favorites in their first round games later that day. All three Big East teams are likely to get in the NCAA Tournament, and will likely receive 5, 6, or 7 seeds. Pitt is a perennial underachiever in March, and has fallen off the pace in the Big East quicker than usual. Marquette was a top 15 team for much of the first half of the year, while West Virginia has just gotten on the right side of the bubble. In the Big East tournament, it stands to reason that at least one of these teams can pull off second round upsets and improve their NCAA seeding. Marquette or West Virginia are probably the best bets. The Mountaineers have tended to do well in March over the last several years, and Bob Huggins is likely to get them ready to perform.
The unsung hero of the game was 6-foot-9 junior Lee Goldsbrough. Goldsbrough came into the game averaging 1.7 points per game. For a stretch of eleven games prior to his surprise start against Villanova this past Sunday, Goldsbrough hadn’t played more than seven minutes in any game. In fact, he didn’t even play in three of those games.
The need at defensive tackle continues to be high for the Rams as they head into Day 2. The Draft is considered deep at the position, which should play into the Rams hands. A couple of the names you will see are Marvin Austin, who was Robert Quinn’s teammate at UNC, Steven Paea from Oregon State, Jarvis Jenkins from Clemson and Drake Nevis from LSU. The Rams need help and I would be surprised if they pass on DT tonight in both rounds.
BA, Professional Handicapper’s League: I have Villanova as the better team only because they are more experienced and boast more weapons. Aside from Tucker and Gibson, the Longhorns don’t know exactly where their offense will come for night in and night out. Sure, Aldridge will get you some points and Buckman will battle underneath, but the Cats have four players that can light it up on any given night.