Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Games to Watch

Back in the saddle again. Taking a peek at our early opponents, a few games to watch as previews for our contests.

Indiana-

No tough teams before playing us, but it will be interesting to see how they do out of the gate. If the Hoosiers can't win easily against Northwestern State and IUPUI, there's no reason that the Irish won't roll against them.

Texas/St. Joe's-

Neither team should lose before the trip to Maui, but this matchup will be must watch. Obviously, the winner will face the ND/IU winner, but it will also be interesting to see how both teams play in their first difficult game.

North Carolina-

If we make the Maui finals, a date with the #1 awaits. North Carolina's contest with Kentucky on November 18th is the kind of game that will tell if the Tarheels are the best squad in the country.

Ohio State-

The Buckeyes travel to play a solid Miami team on December 2nd right before our matchup in Indy. An easy win or bad loss could affect their mentality entering the contest with the Irish.

3 comments:

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

With Hansbrough's injury, though, North Carolina might not be a walk to the final. I'm sure Roy will worry less about winning that tournament and focus on making sure that Tyler will be healthy for the ACC season and then the NCAA tournament.

That being said, I'd still like to see Harangody and Hansbrough banging away at each other in the post.

BlackandGreen said...

It will be interesting to see how North Carolina plays with/without Hansbrough. The matchup between the two big men would be fun to watch and a good test for Harangody, but Carolina is so deep he will have a tough day no matter who is playing opposite him.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Also, I'd like to see a matchup with the Zeller brothers.