Tag:Ohio State
Posted on: February 3, 2009 10:15 pm

9 o clock update: Florida leads SC at half

Since Kentucky lost to Mississippi State, the winner of tonight's Florida-South Carolina game will lead the SEC East at the end of the night. Thanks to a great run to the end the first half Florida has a four point lead in Gainesville.

To updated a few things from earlier, Ohio State knocked off Purdue in overtime & Georgetown finished off Rutgers. North Carolina scored a measly 107 points on Maryland and looked like the best team in the country while doing it. Meanwhile Marquette-DePaul has went from a huge Golden Eagles lead to a close game at halftime.

The main subject of the night is whether or not Kentucky is a NCAA Tournament team after their loss to the Bulldogs . Everyone is voting on it right now and I've love to get your feedback. At 10 o clock I hope to have a full rundown of the night posted.

More on the Florida-SC game and every other game at 10 o clock........

Posted on: February 3, 2009 8:55 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2009 9:03 pm

8 o' clock update: What does UK's loss mean?

This crazy college basketball season just keeps getting crazier. Kentucky got outshot by a red hot Mississippi State squad in Lexington, and it shows that everytime we think we figure out something in college basketball it's short lived. We all thought Kentucky was the best team in the SEC, but right now they aren't backing that up.

And the night is just begining.

Jodie Meeks couldn't get it going against the Bulldogs defense, which is led by Jarvis Vanardo, one of the nation's best shot blockers. Mississippi State hit 14 threes and dominated both halves while withstanding a Kentucky comeback.

What does this mean for Kentucky?

It means that they are in a lot more "bubble trouble" than we knew a few weeks ago. Kentucky is 16-7 overall and 5-3 in SEC play, but remember this isn't exactly SEC football. With a RPI of 68 & SOS of 95 the Wildcats don't exactly have the computer numbers to fall back on right now.

I obviously have my own thoughts on this as a bracketologist but I want the thoughts of everyone here at CBS. Is Kentucky is a NCAA Tournament team, and if they are where would you seed them?


My answer is coming soon in my bracketology.

Around the Country:

Purdue came from five down to tie Ohio State and send that game to overtime.

North Carolina is dominating Maryland at halftime.

Georgetown is about to improve to 4-6 in Big East play by beating Rutgers.

Posted on: February 3, 2009 7:53 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2009 8:05 pm

7 o' clock update: Kentucky in BIG trouble vs MSU

Does everyone remember when Kentucky was undefeated in SEC play? It seems like it was a long time ago right now.

A loss to Mississippi started their misery. A loss to South Carolina soon followed, and now Mississippi State leads Kentucky IN Lexington 37-24 at halftime.

A loss to the Bulldogs would drop Kentucky to 16-7 overall and 5-3 in the SEC.  The Wildcats had the #68 RPI coming into tonight and only the #95 SOS. If you take the name 'Kentucky' off their jerseys and then remember this isn't a normal year in the SEC then you start realizing Kentucky is certainly no lock for a NCAA Tournament bid.

To be honest I don't see how they could be higher than a 9 in anyone's bracketology if they do lose, and in some bracketologies (like mine) they might even be out of the field.

It's so bad right now in Lexington that the Wildcats actually just got booed off the court.

Around the Country:

Georgetown is leading Rutgers at halftime in a must win. A loss to the Scarlet Knights would drop the Hoyas to 3-7 in Big East play. I don't care how good your computer numbers are, 3-7 means D-O-N-E without a miracle.

Purdue leads Ohio State by three in Columbus. The Buckeyes need to win this one at home to stay ahead of the crazy bubble filled Big Ten.

More after these early games......

-Daniel Evans

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