Friday, February 5, 2010

A Telling Loss and an Indy Victory

The U.C. loss to Notre Dame tells me this team is not prepared to make a push to the NCAA tournament. This loss was more disturbing to me than the St. John's game. U.C. never got into any sort of flow. It was 40 minutes of chaos. After two impressive showings, Cashmere Wright was a non-factor again, but that can happen with young guys. But senior Deonta Vaughn was off as well. A very important road game turned into a telling loss. Tournament teams do not play this poorly at this point in the season.

Xavier is running into a desperate team in Dayton Saturday. The Flyers are considered a "bubble" team and win over X would be big for their tournament hopes. This should be a great game. It's evolved into an intense rivalry, and with Dayton desperate, it should be a great game to watch. It's a big day in the Atlantic 10, with Xavier at Dayton and Temple at Richmond.

I've come to the conclusion the Colts will win and win bu enough on Sunday. The New Orleans defense does some things well, most notably create turnovers. The Saints feed off turnovers. I don't see Peyton Manning and the Colts turning the ball over five times like the Vikings did. Peyton is too good to allow that to happen in a big game. So, I'll take the Colts -5.

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