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Weekend winners and losers

Posted on: February 6, 2012 11:18 am
Edited on: February 6, 2012 11:53 am
 
Here is a look at the teams that helped and hurt themselves significantly this weekend. 

Winners:

Missouri -- The big win over Kansas will be a big help in the battle to be a No. 1 seed.  Of course, those two will play again.  Maybe twice more.

Ohio State and Indiana -- Both teams picked up their first significant road wins of the season.  The Buckeyes won at Wisconsin and IU beat Purdue at Mackey.

Notre Dame -- The Irish continued their resurgance with a 76-59 pounding of Marquette, which had won seven straight.  Notre Dame's winning streak is up to four, and all four are quality wins.

Memphis -- After struggling against better non-conference foes, the Tigers picked up a big comeback win over Xavier.  That is arguably their best non-conference win.  However, the Tigers also won at Miami, a win that looks a lot better today...

Miami -- The Hurricanes won at Duke for their fourth straight win, and easily their best of the season.  It puts Miami squarely in the tournament chase.

Northwestern -- Just when you thought they were dead after losing at home to Purdue last weekend, they went to Champaign and beat Illinois yesterday.

Losers:

Seton Hall -- The freefall continues.  A 23-point loss at Connecticut is the Pirates sixth straight defeat.

Dayton -- Speaking of freefalling, it's an annual ritual for the Flyers.  Their loss to Saint Louis over the weekend was their fourth in a row.

Purdue -- Losing at home to Indiana is never good for the Boilers, but their inabilitly to defend the home floor against tournament quality opposition may send them to the NIT.

Arkansas -- Lost at LSU and still looking for its first win outside Fayetteville.

Xavier -- The Muskies lost an opportunity at Memphis and have now lost three of five with a difficult stretch of the schedule coming up soon.

Oklahoma -- The Sooners have been on thin ice at best, but a home loss to Iowa State means the climb back to tournament contention may be too big a task.

Nevada -- The Wolf Pack still leads the WAC, but a home loss to Idaho may mean they have to beat Iona in the bracket buster to resuscitate any at-large chances they may have had.



Comments

Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 7, 2012 8:39 pm
 

Weekend winners and losers

We (Arkansas) need to get back on track and finish strong in the regular season. A deep run in the SEC Tourney, should and hopefully get us into the big dance, Go Hogs!!



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 9:22 pm
 

Weekend winners and losers

Arizona got waxed by Oregon at home.  And the Ducks are looking very shaky.  The PAC12 is full of mediocre to good teams.  The rest of the country sees this so wake up!



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2012 6:41 pm
 

Weekend winners and losers

Where is Arizona on this list?  Went on the road and beat Cal (were in 1st place) and Stanford over the weekend and those teams were a combined 26 - 2 at home on the season.  After 3 tough losses by a total of 5 points, Arizona finally found a way to win a close game and held Stanford to 25% shooting.  Arizona is small, young (start 2 frosh a 3 get sgnificant time) and their roster is thin (down to 7 regular guys after two injuries last week), but they are headed upwards and have a chance to finish between 12 - 6 to 14 -4 in the conference.  They have now worked their way into a bubble team and if they got a bounce here or there could easily be 20 and 4 instead of 16 - 8. That is how fine the line is between being considered a good team and an average team.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2012 4:07 pm
 

Weekend winners and losers

Arkansas needs to play all of its games in Fayetteville or a Walmart...


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