Tonight promises to be one of the best nights of the college basketball season, as the 1st, 3rd, 10th and 26th rated teams in the Pomeroy Ratings all square off.
Although they are rated 26th, I am of the opinion that Michigan State is a top 10 team. They’ve had a couple rough shooting nights, and a bad day turning it over, which led to their losses. They have some problem turning teams over, and interestingly have had some trouble on the defensive glass this year, but I expect them to get much better over the course of the season.
The Spartans travel to Texas in the first game. It will be interesting to see how Texas Senior Dexter Pittman battles down low with the Spartan big men. Pittman is the rare player that is actually a better offensive rebounder than defensive rebounder, so there should be offensive rebounds aplenty tonight. Many Texas fans think that Pittman’s offensive game has gotten better this year, but I don’t think I’ve seen him make a non-dunk thusfar this year. Still, with home court advantage, I like Texas to win.
In the nightcap, Cal travels to legendary Allen Fieldhouse to take on the Jayhawks. There should be quite the battle on the outside, as Jerome Randle is one of the best shooters in college basketball. However, Cal struggles inside and Kansas has a great offensive rebounding team, if not an elite defensive rebounding one. Cal struggles scoring inside as well, which could spell doom as Kansas has the 5th best two point defense in the country this year.
However these games go, they should be great games of basketball in two great atmospheres. Stop by and comment away. If you get hung up in moderation feel free to email us or give us a shout on twitter.