Saturday, February 19, 2005

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Alrighty then. Two games of real note today: The first is Clemson at North Carolina at 1:00.

How does this affect Maryland Terrapins students/fans like myself? Well, it doesn't. But I like statistics, and Clemson at UNC is full of them. What's the storyline for today's game? Clemson has played at Chapel Hill every year for the past 50 years. They have NEVER won there. The all-time series is 114-19 in favor of North Carolina. Is Clemson due to win at UNC? Don't bet on it. UNC wins 72-56.

Game 2: The one all you Terps fans are waiting for: Maryland at Virginia. We need a win to stay in 4th in the ACC standings, and Virginia's looking to avenge the 82-68 loss we handed them earlier in the season, and it's basically do-or-die time for Virginia. Hopefully Maryland brings their "Duke" game and not their "NC State" game. Prediction?: Maryland 73, Virginia 69. (I'm not trying to be biased HERE, folks)

Other predictions for Today, 2/19/05

#1 Illinois will defeat Iowa.
#2 Kansas will defeat Iowa State.
Cleveland state will actually win another game.
#16 Alabama will get upset via their own incompetence in shooting today.
St. Joseph's will beat the abysmal St. Bonaventure. However, the hype over them will be non-existent as opposed to this point last season.
Western Michigan will play Northern Iowa on ESPN2 and no one will watch.
UAB will defeat #24 Cincinnati
#6 BC will defeat #9 Syracuse by 10 or more points.
#18 Connecticut will dispatch Rutgers, doing what their women's team was somehow unable to accomplish this season.

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