Games of the Night: Duke at North Carolina

    
February 6th, 2008

 

Games of the Night

 

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

 

#2 Duke (19-1) at #3 North Carolina (21-1)

9:00 PM ESPN

For a complete & lengthy preview of tonight's game, check out CHN's Game of the Week by Jeff Borzello (who favors Duke). He pretty much covers it all.

Prediction: North Carolina

 

#19 Connecticut (16-5) at Syracuse (16-7)

7:00 PM ESPN

Overshadowed by Duke/UNC is a quality Big East showdown between the league's most consistently good programs. Both teams head to the Carrier Dome on winning streaks, UCONN's won 5 while Syracuse has won 3 in row. UCONN's streak is more impressive considering the quality of opponent and the suspensions of Dyson and Wiggins. Dyson's still out, which is fine because the Huskies have done just fine without him. Despite his great size, Donte Greene seems content to chuck up threes, so unless the Syracuse freshman gets hot (or smart) for the first time in 2008, I like UCONN.

Prediction: NC State

 

#21 Notre Dame (16-4) at Seton Hall (15-7)

7:30 PM

An important game for the Hall, who are quietly making a push for the NCAA Tournament after a relatively mediocre non-conference schedule. The Pirates have won 5 of 6 games, and 4 home games in a row. Notre Dame finally won a road game against Villanova 10 days back, but that win doesn't look as good now since Nova is collapsing. I like the Hall to win a close one, especially against the line where they're 1.5 point underdogs.

Prediction: Seton Hall

 

Previous Game of the Night (Predictions)

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)