Lot of teams are in "Must Win Situations" in terms of achieving their post season goals, but i want everybody to remember Just because a team "Has to win" does not mean that team will win.....
Ms. State @ Bama ----BLOODBATH Part Two! Ms. State is only bringing 7 players & will only have 5 scholarship players....Despite Steele not playing for Bama, Dawgs just dont have the bodies, Literally! I like Bama by 25 plus points.....67-45
A&M @ Auburn----I think Barbie has lost his team, as it seems they have just given up. They lack the passion/fire/motivation or whatever you want to call it and just are not giving it 100%... Auburn has lost 9 out of 10 and Must win for A&M if they want to go NIT this year...Elston Turner has been in Beast Mode & Harris has been killing it from Downtown, where as Auburn's Frankie Sullivan has disappeared and is now playing off the bench (Coach says to give offensive burst, but you dont play one of your best players of the bench if you aint got shit)...Shitty game right here and see it being decided by a basket or two either way, but would have to roll with A&M just b/c they have the better momentum...Expecting 64-61 either way....
Vandy @ Kentucky---Another "Must Win" where Kentucky looks to rebound with Vandy at home, but things cold be tougher than expected considering a team with Noel narrowly defeated Vandy earlier this year 60-58, but caul-Stein still had 4 blocks in that game & played pretty good. Noel not in the paint is not what caused Kentucky's meltdown, they got killed from the perimeter allowing Tenn. to shoot 57% from the field that night and the Vols did not miss a single 3-Point shot put up that game! That can be cleaned up & Vandy has been atrocious on the road this year only winning one there, so i defintely could see a young Kentucky squad coming together if they can limit their turnovers and actually play defense....i think Calapari is probally dealing with a bunch of little conceited punk ass players and is having more issues than he has in the past...only thing i can figure.....anyways probally be a close game, but look for Kentucky to walk away with the win....Final Score Prediction: Vandy-59 Kentucky-68
Ole Miss @ South Carolina---Big Storyline for this game is Frank Martin & Andy Kennedy are big buddies because they use to coach together. Ole Miss finds their self also in a "Must Win" Situation if they want go dancing & Kennedy wants to keep his job. This game looks to easy only laying 6 with Ole Miss, but looking a little closer we will se Ole Miss is 1-9 at South Carolina Lifetime and they have dropped their past 3 Roadies....Still though, Ole Miss should take advantage of a undersized South Carolina squad and get the win. Dont like Ole Miss because they brick a lot of freethrows and im having De-Javu over this game and one Vandy played here a year or so ago and they were only laying 5 and that game came down to free throws for the cover & i could see a simlar scenario tonight, so i want no part of this shit sandwhich....Final Score Prediction: Ole Miss 72 South Carolina-66
UTEP @ Southern Miss----I just hope Southern Miss can pick up the win, but it wont be easy. UTEP owns a 9-3 Record against Southern Miss & USM is 1-6 SU against Top 100 RPI teams(UTEP is #94). USM will want to go fast in transition to get ahead of UTEP b/c they own a huge size advantage over the Eagles & that's the #1 mismatch in this game working against the Eagles. The Eagles are #1 in the league in knocking down 3-Pointers, but UTEP Size allows them to be #1 in 3-Point defense. UTEP is the best team in the Conf. USA West and has proven they can win on the road knocking off UCF as of late....Southern Miss is a good home team, so i hope they squeak out the win.....Final Score Prediction: UTEP-63 USM-67
Marshal @ UCF---Marshal is known for developing a case of "Road Rash" and id expect no different tonight as UCF is in Payback mode since they lost to Marshal 71-75 earlier this year & it will be hard for Marshal to duplicate shooting 59% from the field and making 14 blocks again on UCF's Homecourt......UCF gets payback tonight.................................Final Score Prediction: Marshal-64 UCF-75
Best of luck to all & GET MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!