Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Other notes:

General College ball thoughts:

I thumb my nose at UNC's "rebuilding." Yeah, they've got great freshmen and the played Illinois & Kentucky well. But Illinois won, in their house, and beating a Kentucky team that has Patrick Sparks at one guard and 6-1 Rajon Rondo playing every other position is going to become less and less impressive as the season goes on (whether or not they beat IU this saturday). I still UNC will have major problems on the road vs. ACC opponents. Next year, maybe, this year, NIT.

This might be the year of the mid-major conferences. Northern Iowa beats Iowa, but at home I expect them to. Fellow MVC team Indiana State takes down Indiana. The MVC in general looks pretty great right now, even though Creighton struggling a little bit right now. St. Joe's took down Kansas last night, and George Washington will be fierce in the A-10. The MAC will be criminally under-appreciated for another year. Memphis and Nevada are off to nice starts. The WAC has gotten some attention after a signature win of Hawaii over Michigan State. There's even a final four contender with Gonzaga, who also got a good dig in on MSU, who took down a tough Boston College team last night. Looking forward to the beginning of the conference races.

I'll have to post my revised conference previews before Big Ten season begins.


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