Dear Gary (on the best games for this week)
Posted on: November 24, 2009 11:31 am
Edited on: November 24, 2009 11:31 am
Here's Tuesday's Dear Gary ...
Dear Gary: What game are you most looking forward to this week? I, for one, am digging my Minnesota Golden Gophers testing out a big-time program in Butler on Thursday night. Your thoughts?
I'll be in Anaheim for the 76 Classic, so I'll see Minnesota-Butler. It should be great, as will the entire event. Six of the eight participants made the NCAA tournament last season, four of the eight are currently ranked in the AP Top 25 (specifically No. 8 West Virginia, No. 12 Butler, No. 19 Clemson and No. 22 Minnesota). So regardless of how this unfolds, it's going to be tremendous. The championship game is slotted for Sunday night. Butler against either Clemson or West Virginia would probably be the most intriguing matchup.
Elsewhere, we could get UConn vs. Duke on Friday night in the finals of the NIT Season Tip-off.
That would be excellent.
Looking forward to Florida-Florida State tonight, too.