Games Iím looking forward to watching this weekend as long as those pesky Christmas celebrations donít interfere.
Stanford at Northwestern: They should hold a competition like the old College Bowl TV quiz show at halftime. This is actually an important game for two decent teams who are ambitious.
Murray State at Dayton: Great matchup for the best college basketball fans in the land. The Flyers lost a tough one at home to Illinois State the other night, another loss would be really deflating. Murray continues to play tough road games.
Providence at BC: Want to see Chris Dunn and Sidiki Johnson play for the Friars after they missed the first semester. Maybe the step up in competition will elevate BCís play.
Kansas at Ohio State: Kansas has been crushing all opponents; I want to see if that level of play translates to the road.
Missouri vs. Illinois in St. Louis: A great rivalry game usually played before a sellout crowd, both Top 25 caliber teams. I just hope realignment doesnít eventually kill games like this.
Davidson at Drexel: Drexelís had injury problems but theyíre playing at home against a tough opponent.
Siena at Fordham: Hard to justify this to non-believers but itís a chance to see two teams I havenít seen yet.
Expecting a San Diego State-Arizona final in the Diamond Classic, at least itís at night. Christmas will be over.
- Michael Vega
- Mark Blaudschun
- Nancy Marrapese-Burrell