Recap of the Weekend

What a weekend of games.  UNC and Wake put on a show, Michigan State seems to have hit their stride and looks like a tough team to beat, Louisville held on to get a victory they deserpately needed, and UCLA managed to hold off and talented USC team. 

Looking back, I went 6-0 in my team prediction’s and was close on most games on the predicted spread – I was off a total of 25 points for all six games.  Some of the individual match-ups did not affect the result like I thought they would.

Saturday

Kansas 62  Cole Aldrich

No. 12 Michigan State 75

Match-ups to watch:

  • PG Kansas’ Sherron Collins vs. MSU’s Kalin Lucas – Collins had 25 points, eight assists, three rebounds and two steals. 
  • C Kansas’ Cole Aldrich vs. MSU’s Goran Suton – Cole Aldrich had a monster game with 25 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks.  

Winner: MSU by 5 – Off by 8 points.

No. 22 West Virginia 53

No. 15 Marquette 75

Match-ups to watch:

  • G WV’s Alex Rouff vs. Marguette’s Jerel McNeal - McNeal was the difference maker with 26 points, seven rebounds, three steals and one assists
  • F WV’s De’Sean Butler vs.  Marguette’s Wesley Matthews  – Butler had a good game, but Matthews was a little better statistically.  He had 13 points, five rebounds and two assists.

Winner: Marquette by 11 – Off by 1 point.

No. 21 Louisville 61Scottie Reynolds

No. 17 Villanova 60

Match-ups to watch:

  • PG Lousville’s Edgar Sosa vs. ‘Nova’s Scottie Reynolds  – Reynolds follows-up his 40 point  scoring spree with a poor game, but still outplayed Sosa.  Reynolds finished 11 points, three assists and two rebounds.  
  • F Louisville’s Samardo Samuels vs. ‘Nova’s Dante Cunningham  – Cunningham has been one of the biggest surprises in the Big East and he played strong for ‘Nova with 21 points, five rebounds, two steals and one block.

Winner: Louisville by 4 – Off by 3 points. 

 

Sunday

No. 3 UNC 89 Jeff Teague

No. 4 Wake Forrest 92

Match-ups to watch:

  • G/F UNC’s Danny Green vs. WF’s James Johnson or Al-Farouq Aminu – Green was everywhere and he kept UNC in the game with his 22 points, six rebounds, and five steals.
  • G UNC’s Ty Lawson vs. WF’s Jeff Teague - Teague was the player on the floor.  He easily outplayed Lawson with 34 points, six rebounds, and four assists. 

Winner: Wake by 2 -Off by 1 point.

No. 7 UCLA 64

USC 60

Match-ups to watch:

  • G UCLA’s Daren Collison vs. USC’s Daniel Hackett – Collison had a another solid game for UCLA.  He scored 18 points, dished out 6 assists and pulled down three rebounds.
  • G UCLA’s Josh Shippvs. USC’s Dwight Lewis – Neither had a great game, but Shipp did have 10 points and two rebounds to Lewis’ four points – way under his season average of 16.4 – and 3 assists.

Winner: UCLA by 13 – Off by 9 points.

Wisconsin 52Robbie Hummel

No. 14 Purdue 65

Match-ups to watch:

  • F Wisconsin’s Marcus Landry vs. Purdue’s Robbie Hummel  – Hummel came off the bench and scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds.
  • G Wisconsin’s John Bohannon vs. Purdue’s E’Twaun Moore  – Even.

Winner: Purdue by 10 -Off by 3 points.

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