Banter Brainwork-Saturday 1/26

No football on the show this weekend. But it’s really not that bad because Saturday was a great day for college basketball and the games keep getting better the closer we get to March. Here were my top 5 games to watch this Saturday:

5) notredame_logo1.jpg Notre Dame @ villanova.gif#18 Villanova

12pm, ESPN Full Court/ESPN 360

If you want to know how hard it is to win on the road in the Big East just ask Villanova. They need to rebound after that horrific loss at Rutgers and ND still needs to prove it can win away from South Bend. In my eyes, the Irish will be a bubble team until they get that key road win.

4) texas_amu_logo.png#16 Texas A&M @ oklahoma-state-logob12.gif Oklahoma State

2pm, ESPN/ESPN 360

The Aggies are 1-3 in conference so they need desperately need a win. Oklahoma State might not be as good as they have been in the past, but Stillwater is one of the toughest places to play in the nation.

3) connecticut_logo_2003.gif Connecticut @ indiana_logo3.gif#8 Indiana

1pm, CBS

A huge non-conference game. The Huskies need that big-time win to highlight their NCAA resume. And if you want another reason to watch – Eric Gordon. The man can flat-out play.

2) UPSET ALERT – gtown.gif #9 Georgetown @ wv-logo.jpg West Virginia

7pm, ESPN/ESPN 360

With Bob Huggins now the coach, the Mountaineers are now a much tougher team inside on the boards. They are another bubble team that needs that marquee win for the tournament. There’s no better resume building win than Georgetown in the Big East even if the game is at home. Another great home court advantage.

1) GAME OF THE WEEK – gonzaga_logo.jpg Gonzaga @ mem-logo.gif#1 Memphis

12pm, ESPN/ESPN 360

The Tiger only have two more opponents remaining on the schedule (Gonzaga and Tennessee) than can really threaten their run for perfection. And let’s not forgot that these ‘dogs’ thrive on being the underdogs.

Other Game to Keep an Eye on:

# 15 Mississippi State @ Mississippi 5pm, ESPN Full Court/ESPN 360

Texas Tech @ #12 Texas 8pm, ESPN Full Court/ESPN 360

Creighton @ Southern Illinois 9pm, ESPN2/ESPN 360

I don’t know if you know this, but ESPN 360 is available free online if your local cable provider carries it. So you should be able to watch all ESPN telecasts online with 360 depending on your cable provider. Thought you might like to know if you didn’t.

Enjoy

Aneesh

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