Friday, February 15, 2008

Marquette/Pittsburgh and Indiana

Not a whole lot to talk about on a Friday night, just like every Friday night. Unfortunately, with no game until Sunday, there is no preview for you today either.

In the league, freshman Trevor Mbakwe has been cleared to play for Marquette and could see his first action tonight against Pittsburgh. Mbakwe had previously looked like a redshirt candidate. A four star, 6-7 240 pound power forward, Mbakwe had been previously thought lost for the year with a knee injury.

Marquette/Pitt is the only game in the conference tonight and it currently looks as if the Golden Eagles will run away with this one at home. With ten minutes left in the game, Marquette has used a 23-6 second half scoring run to pull ahead by 26. If they are going to win this game, a large margin of victory would be nice to offset their 26 point win over the Irish in Milwaukee.

That's also the only matchup involving a ranked team (in this case, two) in the country. Tomorrow, 19 of the top 25 teams are in action, including a good one between #9 Michigan State and #12 Indiana. Kelvin Sampson continues to coach as Indiana performs an investigation into his possible NCAA violations. As Mark Schlabach writes, it could be more of an attempt to avoid a lawsuit down the road than a true investigation. It will be interesting to see how the University responds after that investigation.

Nothing else tonight. Let's get a nice win on Sunday against Rutgers and keep up that top 4 slot.


BlackandGreen said...

Marquette wins by 18. This leaves the Irish 1.5 games up with a game in hand. Beat Rutgers Sunday and we have a two game cushion over the #5 team for a bye.

Anonymous said...

Hell.. let's win out. :)