Greg DePalma previews a Thanksgiving weekend full of rivalries and conference showdowns, highlighted by the annual Alabama/Auburn “Iron Bowl” with the SEC West crown on the line. Meantime, can No.2 Miami, No.3 Clemson and No.4 Oklahoma survive their final challenges before their league title games?
Greg DePalma previews the best Saturday slate of the season, topped by unbeaten Penn State‘s visit to Ohio State in the next chapter of a rivalry that launched the Nittany Lions’ surge last year. Other top games find No. 4 TCU at No.25 Iowa State, No. 11 Oklahoma State at No.22 West Virginia and No.14 N.C. State at No.9 Notre Dame. Key injuries are updated, plus trends and picks.
Greg DePalma and Scott Zolotorow of CollegeHoopsDaily.com break down the brackets for the NCAA Tournament‘s Sweet Sixteen, which gets underway with four games Thursday. Oregon will miss big man Chris Boucher against Michigan because the Wolverines struggle against size. The night also is primed for underdogs with Xavier, Purdue and West Virginia.
Greg DePalma delves deep into this week’s Sweet Sixteen matchups at the NCAA Tournament, asserting UCLA‘s Lonzo Ball won’t be put off his game against Kentucky by his dad’s loose lips. Also, Baylor could spoil South Carolina‘s surprising run by getting the Gamecocks out of their home state. Upset possibilities lurk in Purdue, Butler, Xavier and West Virginia.
College Basketball: West Virginia faces a tall task this week when the Mountaineers take on both No.1 Kansas and No.2 Oklahoma. However, it also represents an opportunity.
NCAA Tournament: Kentucky is the heavy favorite to not only win the Midwest, but take it all. Who stands the best chance of shredding the Wildcats’ ticket to Indianapolis?