Saturday, December 4, 2010

No Rest For The Weary

It is a huge weekend in the world of college sports. In basketball we get a rematch of last years National Championship game, as Butler travels to Duke. Also, UNC goes to Kentucky to face The Wildcats. In football, it is conference championship week. There are BCS implications in just about every game. Here are your saturday story lines.

Butler @ #1 Duke, Izod Center:
This one should be interesting. There is some bad blood between these two teams after last years National Title game. Butler was literally an inch away from become champions, but that is a thing of the past. Gordon Hayward is no-more, and the Bulldogs have had a rough start this year. Duke comes into this game riding a massive off of Michigan State on Wednesday night. Duke is going to win this game, they have too much fire-power. My only concern is the fact they had only 2 full days to prepare. Michigan State wore Duke out in a hard fought game. Kyrie Irving may still be a little bit injured, and he has to guard a great shooter in Shelvin Mack. Butler will fall to 4-3 after today's game, but do not be surprised to see a close game into the 2nd half.

#11 Kentucky @ Butler:
UNC continues to struggle, and that trend will continue. Kentucky is way to loaded for Carolina to hang with. Harrison Barnes is the best player on UNC as a freshman. Kentucky has 3 star freshman. Doron Lamb, Brandon Knight, and Terrence Jones. UNC does not have enough defense to stop the great Kentucky players. For the 2nd consecutive year, Kentucky may have the most talented team in the country.


#2 Oregon @ Oregon State:
Civil War time. Nothing better then this rivalry. Nothing like a beat down in Corvalis on the last weekend of the season. Oregon State has no chance. 1 Rogers brother limits them. The Beavers are very 1 dimensional. On the other side of the ball, Darren Thomas and LaMichael James are the best 1, 2 punch in the country. Oregon State's defense will have no answer for them. I like Oregon by at least 21.

The other half of our saturday preview will be coming later.-Josh Neighbors.

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