NCAA Weekly Recipe – 01/21/06
With the university basketball period in full swing, Matt Fargo has a look at three big games on tap that you betworld can not miss this Saturday.
West Virginia Mountaineers at UCLA Bruins 3:45 PM ET
UCLA is 9th in the RPI with 2 of its losses coming against Memphis as well as Washington, rated 2nd as well as 39th respectively. All 3 losses have actually been by 8 points or much less and it makes you question exactly how this group is able to do it with an injury listing that appears to grow every week.
These 2 groups have actually not been satisfied however UCLA head trainer Ben Howland is accustomed to the Mountaineers in his days at Pittsburgh and also owns a 5-2 career mark versus West Virginia. The Mountaineers are a different group from then nevertheless as head instructor John Beilein has transformed this program around. West Virginia is an excellent 2-0 in real roadway video games while UCLA has 2 home losses in its last four games.
At 13-3 consisting of wins over Oklahoma and also Villanova, West Virginia still has a low RPI of 49. The Mountaineers have played the 102nd-rated schedule in the nation which isn’t poor yet aren’t getting the positions. They aren’t mosting likely to offer you pretty stat lines as they are just +0.2 percent in shooting margin and also -7.7 in rebounding margin yet they are effective in 2 significant groups, free throw capturing as well as assist/turnover proportion.
This is easily the very best non-conference video game of the day and while a lot of groups are thinking of meeting action, these two groups are thinking about top-quality wins before the NCAA Event. Both of these groups are leading their particular meetings as well as both want this badly. This is also the very first of 2 straight non-conference-ready Mountaineers, the second coming versus Marshall so they will be completely concentrated right here.
George Washington Colonials at Charlotte 49ers 4:00 PM ET
First place is on the line in the Atlantic 10 as George Washington wants to remain undefeated while Charlotte will certainly be seeking to grab its second A-10 home triumph. This will certainly be the first roadway game for the Colonials considering that January 7th as they are 3-1 when traveling this period. Charlotte has played three of its very first five seminar video games away from home and also is remarkably 3-0 in those video games yet getting the Devil Deacons back residence is great timing.
Charlotte leads the A-10 with 42 rebounds per game and also is 3rd with a +7 recoiling margin. The problem has been the violation as the 49ers are firing simply 39.7 percent which is 13th in the conference while George Washington leads the A-10 in that category at 48.8 percent. Charlotte has played the 54th-placed slate in the nation so a great deal of its shooting troubles can be mapped to that.
The Colonials have won five in a row and except for the Wolfpack and video games against Maryland as well as Temple, they truly have not played anybody. The just good indication concerning that is they have blown those groups out.
They were defeated pretty conveniently in their last residence game against Xavier and their residence record of 4-4 is not extremely daunting. Charlotte is being outshot by 5.4 percent in its house video games while outscoring opponents by simply 1.3 ppg.
George Mason Patriots at NC-Wilmington Seahawks 2:00 PM ET
West Virginia is an ideal 2-0 in real roadway video games while UCLA has 2 house losses in its last 4 games.
Charlotte has played three of its very first 5 conference games away from residence and also is remarkably 3-0 in those video games however obtaining the Satanic force Deacons back home is excellent timing.
This has developed into a home team face-off as well as the winner will hold a large edge in the Somebody Big Conference. Both groups have been great in the house in maintaining ball games close with terrific protection and also a high percentage of shots with great capturing percent. This has gone quite possibly for both sides in the race for the routine season championship as the Patriots are at 11-5 on the season with an ideal A-10 document a likely consideration for the conference pleasure.
The Seahawks are 11-5 for the period with their only defeat coming versus in-state competing UNC-Wilmington in the closing secs of the video game. This is the second successive week that the Seahawks will certainly be beginning a sophomore as beginning point player Andre McGee has been injured. McGee, that was selected in the NBA draft as the 24th overall choice, has an ankle joint injury and also will not be playing this game.
They were beaten pretty conveniently in their last house game versus Xavier and also their residence record of 4-4 is not very challenging. Charlotte is being outshot by 5.4 percent in its house video games while outscoring opponents by just 1.3 ppg. The Seahawks are 11-5 for the season with their only defeat coming against in-state rival UNC-Wilmington in the closing seconds of the video game.