Friday, December 14, 2007

Around the Country

The only top 25 game tonight saw Villanova use a strong second half to put away Hartford tonight 103-75. Scottie Reynolds scored 21 and Dante Cunningham pulled down 13 rebounds for the Wildcats.

In Big East games earlier in the week, Rutgers struggled a bit with the winless New Jersey Institute of Technology yesterday, pulling out a 10 point victory. On Wednesday, conference bottomfeeders DePaul and Cincinnati nearly defeated top 25 teams in Vanderbilt and Xavier. Cincinnati lost by 5 and the Blue Demons took Vanderbilt into overtime before eventually falling.

Tomorrow, the conference gets back into action with eight teams playing. Two big games on tap are Louisville vs. Purdue in the Wooden Classic in Indy and Pittsburgh playing host to Oklahoma State. The Louisville game will be on CBS at 3:30 while the Pitt game precedes it at noon on ESPN.

Tomorrow will be another blog post on and next week should offer more news in the world of college hoops. Congrats to the college students for wrapping up finals.

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