Week in Review – January 18, 2012
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The past week has been an interesting one: Baylor got embarrassed got Kansas, my Tar Heels got slapped in the mouth by Florida State and all the while, the Syracuse Orangemen cruise atop the AP Poll, comfortably perched at 20-0 (and counting).
Points of Interest
- Michigan (#20) got trounced by Iowa (yes, that says “Iowa”) 75-59 on Saturday, and then plays a hell of a see-saw game with #9 Michigan State on their home floor, to take it 60-59 on Tuesday Night. It’ll be interesting to see which Wolverines team shows up for their conference tournament and then Madness.
- As mentioned, Baylor (#3) was embarrassed by their conference rivals Kansas (#7) on Monday night, 92-74. It was not the kind of game you would expect from a 17-0 team, let alone a #3 seed. Seriously, go watch the highlights. From the end of the last half onwards, it’s like watching the Miami Heat play a high school team.
- There are only two unbeaten teams remaining in Division I: #12 Murray State (18-0) and #1 Syracuse (20-0). With the matchups they have this week, both are expected to carry that perfect record into next week.
- Other notable losses from this past week included former #3 North Carolina losing to Florida State in a big way (90-57) on Saturday; former #5 Ohio State fell to Illinois; and former #7 Indiana dropped to a Buckeye team on the rebound, 80-63.
Games of Interest
- #2 Kentucky plays formerly ranked Alabama, Saturday, 12PM EST.
- #4 Duke takes on the suddenly-hot Florida State, Saturday, 4PM EST.
- #7 Kansas travels to Texas, another formerly-ranked team, Saturday, 4PM EST.
As we continue the march through conference play, the best of the best should continue to rise to the top and the pretenders will fall. I took my shot at Projecting the Field last week. With all of the above going on, do you think my guesses are still on target? Sound off in the comments below.
… and that’s the last word.