College Hoops Sunday: Your Commentary
Sunday will offer up more tournament action with events in Puerto Rico, Charleston and St. Thomas returning to action following a day off to accomodate the college football schedule. There are a pair of Big East/SEC matchups with Villanova taking on Ole Miss for the Puerto Rico Shootout title while Tennessee faces surprise winner DePaul in the Virgin Islands in a semifinal. Miami (FL) will take on South Carolina in the title game of the Charleston Classic, finishing off a weekend of appetizers leading up to the annual hoops feast that comes on Thanksgiving Week.
The Glenn Wilkes Classic also wraps up in Daytona Beach, with NC State needing a win over Auburn to take home the title outright since they're the lone team to not lose a game in the Classic. There are some other games to take a look at, including Vermont visiting Rutgers and Santa Clara visiting Pacific on Sunday night. There may not be quantity but there is some quality on the schedule.
George Mason vs. Indiana - 10:30AM - ESPNU (Puerto Rico)
Valparaiso @ #2 Michigan State - Noon - BTN
#19 Georgia Tech vs. Boston Univ. - 12:30PM - ESPNU (Puerto Rico)
#21 Dayton vs. Kansas State - 5:30PM - ESPNU (Puerto Rico)
Miami (FL) vs. South Carolina - 6PM - ESPN2 (Charleston)
#6 Villanova vs. Ole Miss - 8PM - ESPN2
OTHER BIG GAMES
Morgan State @ #22 Louisville - 1PM
Vermont @ Rutgers - 4PM
Chattanooga @ Richmond -5PM (South Padre Island)
#11 Tennessee vs. DePaul - 6PM (St. Thomas, V.I.)
Santa Clara @ Pacific - 8PM
Auburn vs. NC State - 8:15PM (Daytona Beach)
South Carolina over Miami: I really like Darrin Horn's team to make the NCAA Tournament, and they'll likely fly under the radar some with Kentucky and Tennessee being the talk of the SEC East. But with Devan Downey and Brandis Raley-Ross in the backcourt the Gamecocks can score in bunches. If they can provide an answer inside for the Hurricanes' Dwayne Collins, South Carolina will win in Charleston.
Thoughts? Predictions? Post them below.