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This Week's Picks: Why I'm Going Upset Crazy

Posted on: December 21, 2009 10:05 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2009 10:10 pm
 
This week Santa Claus will be coming down a chimney near you and due to that I feel I'm going a bit crazy with upsets.  I feel there could be a lot of upsets this week, so I'm jumping on the upset bandwagon and holding on for dear life.

This all means that if I were you, I'd take the 13 picks I chose and change nearly all 13 of them before heading to Vegas for last second Christmas money. Here's my breakdown of this week's "potential upsets":

Potential Upsets This Week:

Michigan State over Texas:
When will the Spartans become the team we thought we were in the preseason? If it's ever going to happen, it might be Tuesday night against Texas. Remember, in the preseason MSU was ranked #2 over Texas, so this may not be an upset at all if Sparty does happen to win. The key to the game might be Dexter Pittman. In 26 minutes versus North Carolina on Saturday, Pittsman scored 23 points and added 15 rebounds.

UAB over Butler: The Bulldogs are coming off of emotional wins over Ohio State and Xavier, while UAB sits quietly at 10-1 after a win over Cincinnati. Mike Davis has warned his team that it can't lose focus just because it's winning. It will be interesting to see if the Blazers can get to 11-1 and really open some eyes against a Butler team still in need of good wins for its resume.

Arkansas over Missouri State: There's really no reason to think this can be an upset other than the fact that an undefeated team, playing a few nights before Christmas, is taking on a SEC team on the road. Expect the Razorbacks to show some fight. 6-5 starts usually have you ready to fight.

Harvard over Georgetown: How many times does Jeremy Lin have to play well against a ranked opponent before he gets some national recognition? Harvard is a sleeping giant in the Ivy League that noone, and I mean noone, is talking about.

Mississippi over West Virginia: The Rebels are playing some of the best basketball in the country but aren't grabbing national headlines. If they knock off undefeated West Virginia, at WVU nonetheless, Mississippi will likely be rewarded with a top ten ranking and weighed down with expectations of a SEC West title.

Incredibly enough, I'm picking all 5 of these. Ive also got Arizona knocking off N. C. State at home. Why all the upsets? I feel this may finally be a week where the upset bug hits college basketball.

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Merry Christmas!



Category: NCAAB
Tags: Picks
 
Comments

Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2009 1:26 pm
 

This Week's Picks: Why I'm Going Upset Crazy

Two out of three so far Dan, not too bad. Yea, but too bad Harvard didn't bother showing up today against Georgetown (currently down 18).Tongue out



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2009 3:41 am
 

This Week's Picks: Why I'm Going Upset Crazy

Two out of three so far Dan, not too bad.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: December 22, 2009 11:17 am
 

This Week's Picks: Why I'm Going Upset Crazy

Looks good!
I agree with all of the potential upsets except i think Texas will beat MSU.



Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2009 11:40 pm
 

This Week's Picks: Why I'm Going Upset Crazy

Watch out for Oral Roberts against New Mexico this week. Oral Roberts is at home and is coming off a funeral for the founder of their university. Oral Roberts, I believe, is undefeated at home, including a win against Missouri. Oral Roberts is going to be very excited to have a chance to knock off an undefeated Top 15 team who may be looking forward to the Christmas break and a matchup against Texas Tech next week.

As a Lobo fan this game makes me very nervous.

I agree. I wanted to pick that one, but my picking partner said we shouldn't.Tongue out



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2009 11:30 pm
 

This Week's Picks: Why I'm Going Upset Crazy

Watch out for Oral Roberts against New Mexico this week. Oral Roberts is at home and is coming off a funeral for the founder of their university. Oral Roberts, I believe, is undefeated at home, including a win against Missouri. Oral Roberts is going to be very excited to have a chance to knock off an undefeated Top 15 team who may be looking forward to the Christmas break and a matchup against Texas Tech next week.

As a Lobo fan this game makes me very nervous.


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