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And so long, Miami

Posted on: March 12, 2009 3:19 pm
Edited on: March 12, 2009 3:22 pm

Miami drops to Virginia Tech, after trailing nearly the whole game, to boot.  The Hurricanes looked like a near-lock a month ago, boasting a win over Wake Forest and razor-thin losses to Duke and North Carolina in the next 2 games.  But when you look beyond that 3-game stretch, Miami did so very little the rest of the season: a really soft non-conference schedule punctuated only by a solid win at Kentucky, and then exactly zero quality wins in conference aside from Wake, and bad losses to NC State and Georgia Tech.  Bleech.  Probably for the best they lost now, so we don't have to even wonder if the committee will make a mistake on Sunday by issuing an invitation to the U.


How about Baylor?  Nice win, but if Providence's 19 wins don't get the Friars a berth, hard to imagine Baylor's will, especially at 5-11 in regular season conference play.  The Bears need to win out.


Back to Georgia Tech a minute -- how about the Jackets taking Clemson to the half tied at 39?  That pace favors the Tigers, I think, but GT obviously wants to get a shot at the postseason.  They have absolutely no business in any tournament, mind you, but that 2nd half should be fun to watch.


My only other thoughts right now are: UNC, watch out for VT tomorrow -- that's a classic upset matchup and you know it already!  And, ASU needs to absolutely thump Arizona, a team it beat twice this year, because you cannot give the NCAA selection committee any excuse whatsoever to sneak the Wildcats into the tournament.  They're like junkies and teams like Arizona, ND, etc. are crack.





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