Posted: 1/12/2011 12:52:30 AM
Temple wraps up a nice stretch of home games with a very viable and real St. Bonaventure threat. Vegas making us a 14 point favorite means they think Juan Fernandez is going to play. There's no chance they cover that if he doesn't. He is still listed as day-to-day and a student I talk to says Fernandez isn't sure about the game. If he doesn't play, it'll be tough to cover this with the motley crew they have. Another 1st half slow start against a weakling offense in St. Louis. They can't do this again because St. Bonaventure has talent. Nicholson has the potential to dominate inside and cause Eric/Allen foul trouble. The two centers were benched for a lot of the 2nd half due to foul trouble/Dunphy going small. To me this is an open and shut case, Take the Bonnies 1H and take SBU +14. Even if Fernandez plays, this one will be close. SCORE: 68-60 Temple
William and Mary +9 -- Rozzell broke his hand in practice and will be out for an undisclosed amount of time. The Tribe kept it close the last time these two met and weird things happen in Williamsburg. I think VCU struggles a bit even with the advantage.
Towson +4 -- Trap game for Hofstra with ODU next. The Tigers have a lot of talent but arent deep at all. Hofstra is a one trick pony in Charles Jenkins with some bit players around him.
Tulane +3 -- I was stunned at the Green Wave's record. Doing a little more work on it, I saw they have balanced scoring and a decent homecourt advantage. I don't trust UTEP.
Long Beach State -12 -- No Payne means the 49ers run away with this. Hoping Payne doesn't play.
Indiana State -1