Games of the Day: Stanford at Arizona

February 16th, 2008

Games of the Night


A companion to our daily Three Stars of the Day, we present the top three Games of the Night.


#7 Stanford (20-4) at Arizona (16-8)

3:30 PM ABC

Sure, MSU at Indiana might be the best game going by the polls.. but 3 of the last 4 Games of the Night have been between Big Ten teams, so it's getting tiresome. I'd much rather watch this Pac-10 matchup, featuring more interesting individual talent. Despite Arizona's mediocre 6-5 conference record.. they have 5 wins against Top 50 RPI teams, so on a good night they can play with the big boys. Plus, when these two teams met a month ago at Stanford, the Wildcats came close to pulling off an upset. Brook Lopez was the key to the Cardinal win, and he will again be dominant down the low. The difference though was that Bayless had an off game that night, but should be ready to score 20+ tonight.

Prediction: Arizona


#9 Michigan State (20-4) at #12 Indiana (20-4)

9:00 PM ESPN

As I noted in yesterday's Report Card.. my Big Ten predictions have been horrible. So whatever you do, don't put a bet on the team I pick. It is guaranteed to be wrong. With that said, I like the Hoosiers at home. The off-the-court Sampson issues won't play as big a role as people expect.. and eventually the Hoosiers have to beat a half-decent team.. right?

Prediction: Indiana


#8 Georgetown (20-3) at Syracuse (16-9)

12:00 PM ESPN

So I'm writing this article a bit late today.. and 30 minutes of this game have already unfolded. The Cuse are rocking the Carrier Dome, up 30-12 right now.. but I had originally intended to go with G'Town, so I can't go back on my initial thought now.  It would be hilarious if the Orange managed to lose.

Prediction: Georgetown


Previous Game of the Night (Predictions)

February 14th - Wisconsin at Indiana (2-1)

February 12th - Michigan State at Purdue (2-1)

February 11th - Kansas at Texas (2-1)

February 10th - Indiana at Ohio State (2-1)

February 9th - Georgetown at Louisville (2-1)

February 7th - UCLA at Washington State (2-1)

February 6th - Duke at North Carolina (1-2)

February 5th - Florida at Tennessee (2-1)

February 4th - Gonzaga at SMC (1-2)

January 30th - Indiana at Wisconsin (1-2)

January 29th - VCU at George Mason (2-1)

January 28th - Louisville at UCONN (1-2)

January 27th - Duke at Maryland (2-1)

January 26th - Georgetown at West Virginia (3-0)

January 24rd - Dayton at Xavier (2-1)

January 22nd - Akron at Kent State (2-1)

January 21st - Drake at Creighton (1-2)

January 20th - Texas at Oklahoma State (3-0)

January 19th - Marquette at UCONN (2-1)

January 18th - Illinois State at Drake (2-1)

January 17th - Vanderbilt at Tennessee (2-1)

January 14th - Georgetown at Pittsburgh (2-1)

January 12th - Stanford at Oregon (3-0)

January 9th - Rhode Island at Dayton (2-1)

January 8th - Florida at Alabama (2-1)

January 7th - Robert Morris at Boston College (1-2)

January 6th - North Carolina at Clemson (2-1)

January 5th - Western Kentucky at South Alabama (3-0)

January 4th - American at Brown (0-3)

January 3rd - UCLA at Stanford (3-0)

January 2nd - Houston at UMASS (2-1)