LEHIGH +8.5 @ DePaul – Patriot League stand up! Look, I’m not gonna pretend to know shit about this year’s Lehigh Hawks. All I know is that I’m a Patriot League Man and the Patriot League plays sound fundamental basketball, good defense and can hang within 20 with any team. What I also know is that I’m a Chicago guy and a DePaul fan. Being a DePaul fan was awesome back when Quentin Richardson was raining treys. Now it fucking sucks. DePaul STINKS. They have been dead last in the Big East the last 5 years. Oliver Purnell has been coaching Division 1 hoops for two 26 years and has NEVER WON AN NCAA TOURNAMENT GAME. Not a single one. They’re an embarrassment. It pains me to say that. That’s how you know it’s real. Take Lehigh. They might win outright. TAKE THE POINTS.
Gonzaga -13 vs Georgia – Gonzaga is good at basketball. Every year, that much is certain. The Zags probably would have been favorites over Georgia every year since Mark Few took the reigns in Spokane (1999). Few says that this is arguably his best team yet. I’m holding judgement because I have yet to see them play, but they do have all the tools to make a Final Four run. Kevin Pangos, albeit a midget, is a consistent stud. Gary Bell is a seasoned vet at shooting guard. The Zags always have some big oaf who went under the radar on the high school recruiting scene. This year that guy is a freshmen from Lithuania, Domantas Sabonis. If that last name sounds familiar, it’s because it is. Lithuanians can ball, and I have to imagine that’s even more true with the spawn of Arvydas. What a beast. Anyway, Domantas is averaging 14ppg and 7rpg as a young frosh. His frontcourt mate this year is former Kentucky PF Kyle Wiltjer. Wilt is a true stretch-4 and he can flourish at Gonzaga. Anyway, I just wanted to talk about Gonzaga. They’re dope. Georgia stinks, the SEC stinks (sans Florida). Take the Zags.
Not too many other late games that spark my interest, but below is our always entertaining WEDNESDAY NIGHT COLLEGE HOOPS TEASER!
Gonzaga -9; Arizona -1; Oklahoma State +1; Florida +5
That’s it, fellas. Lock ’em up!