Weekly Picks

I think I am going to start doing this every Wednesday (maybe this is a weird date but whatever) until the conference tournaments. I will pick one game from each day of the week that I think is important when it comes tournament time and what I think will be the closest games, and keep track of my record. Some of the analysis might be out of date once those last couple of games roll around. I might change a pick if I have a change in heart.

Wednesday: San Diego State @ BYU

I have been waiting for this game for a while now. San Diego State looks to stay undefeated while BYU has only one loss. BYU is undefeated at home and this should be a good one. Whoever wins can consider themselves the best in the Mountain West. My pick: BYUcorrect

Thursday: St. Mary’s @ Gonzaga

Gonzaga comes back home after losing two straight on the road. St. Mary’s is fresh off a 19-point loss to Vanderbilt. This game would be huge for Gonzaga as they are clinging on to a tournament spot as of now. They are 9-2 at home. My pick: St. Mary’scorrect

Friday: no crucial games for tourney teams in my opinion

Saturday: Syracuse @ Marquette

There are many other good games on Saturday like always, but this one is the most important in my opinion. Marquette is coming off two close losses to tough teams, while Syracuse recently got smacked by a sub-.500 Seton Hall to extend their losing streak to three games. Syracuse could really use a win here, while a Marquette win would possibly move Marquette up to an 8 or 9 seed. My pick: Syracuse – wrong

Sunday: Washington @ Washington State

There are a couple of other decent conference matchups, but I think this Pac-10 battle will be the closest. Washington looks to improve on its 7-1 conference record, while Washington State is hanging on to the bubble even though they are 4-4 in conference play and have no impressive wins. Washington State has a good shot at home, where they are 8-2. My pick: Washingtonwrong

Monday: Texas @ Texas A&M

Texas is playing strong basketball as of late, while A&M still boasts a strong record with only two losses. These two teams already met, with Texas winning by 21 at home. A&M will look to avenge that loss at home, where they are still undefeated. It is worth noting that Texas is 4-1 on the road. My pick: Texas – correct

Tuesday: Purdue @ Wisconsin

Purdue just took a tough loss on the road to Ohio State, while Wisconsin has won three in a row. With both teams around the range of a 3-5 seed in the tournament as of now, this game could give the winner a boost. Purdue is 4-3 on the road, while Wisconsin is still undefeated at home. I think this is a game that Purdue gets back on track and gives Wisconsin its first home loss. My pick: Purdue – wrong

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