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ATS – Friday: 3-1…I’m Hotter than a Tea-Kettle
Overall – CBB: 12-10 NBA: 52-50 NFL: 22-20

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Because Hibbert now commands a double-team the Hoyas guards are gettin' wide-open looks!

G-TOWN HOYAS (-2) @ PITTSBURGH PANTHERS
Nobody in the country combines offensive discipline with ridiculous athletes like John Thompson III. While shooting 52% from the floor and 42% from behind the arc, the Hoyas spread the floor like Gene Hackman’s Hoosiers squad and force teams to play at their tempo. Throw-in the dominate play of late for 7-2 Roy Hibbert (last two games: 19 ppg, 10 rpg, 56 fg%), possibly the most underrated do-everything swingman DaJuan Summers, and a backcourt loaded with upperclassman that rarely take a contested shot and the Hoyas are a legit Final Four candidate. As for Pitt, an already short-bench was throw into the mix with the loss of SR. G-F Mike Cook and team leader G Jr. Levance Fields. While the homecourt may keep it close for a half, look for the disciplined offense of the Hoyas to find some easy buckets and wear-out the undermanned Panthers…Hoyas by 7-13 points

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For some reason, this reminds me of the perfect roundball played by the Hoyas!

DENVER NUGGETS (-4.5) @ CHARLOTTE BOBCATS
Anybody else have the feeling that A.I. & Carmelo want to prove their more than just an entertaining ticket or barbershop poster. Iverson has never shot a higher % from the floor than he has this season (46%), while still averaging 27 ppg, 7 apg, and turning the ball over at much lower clip. As for Carmelo, he’s done a wonderful job of picking his spots and finally has put-forth some effort at the defensive end and on the glass. Throw-in the improving knee of K-Mart, the consistent play of Camby in the middle, and the unexpected efficiency of Anthony Carter at the point (11 ppg, 9 apg, 50 fg% over his last 5) and these guys could slip into the top-4 in theWest. As for the Cats O’ Bob, they had a crazy week that saw them beat NJ Tuesday, surprise Boston at their place Wednesday, and drop two tough contests on Friday & Saturday to the Cavs and Pistons. In addition, they were without their starting backcourt Saturday (Felton-ankle & McInnis-quad), and while both are scheduled to play, I’m guessing the running of the Nuggets is not ideal for their leg/ankle injuries. Not to mention, nobody in the league has a worse/non-existent bench than His Airness’s crew…that will be forced into duty with the tempo of George Karl’s run-n-gun style…Nuggets by 7-13 points

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Carmelo & A.I. have a different look in their eyes

GONZAGA ZAGS (-13) @ PEPPERDINE WAVES
With the return of the magic-mushroom man 6-11 Jr. Josh Heytvelt, the Zags now sport a lethal frontcourt that should dominate the WCC. Some may have forgotten, but Heytvelt was one of the most dominate big-men in the country last year before being suspended (16 ppg, 8 rpg, 2 bpg, 54 fg%) and now pairs with freshman phenom 6-10 Austin Daye (11 ppg 4 rpg) and blue-collar workhorses 6-9 Sr. Abdullahi Kuso & 6-6 Sr. David Pendergraft to dominate the paint. Throw-in the bevy of shooters on the perimeter and I can’t see how the Zags lose in conference this season. As for Pepperdine, they’ve lost 5 of 6, with their only victory against the juggernaut Hope International, and are coming off a home lose to previously 5-win Portland Saturday. More importantly, their top three players are freshmen, so expect the veteran-laden Zags to orchestrate a clinic on backdoor layups and trips to the FT line…Zags by 18-23 points

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The Zags frontcourt is impossible to contain!


"The Daily Rant"

By Michael Andrews

Patriots:

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Contrary to popular belief, the Patriots won the super bowl on Sunday. The Chargers, Packers or Giants don't have a chance in stopping the Pats. Just pretend this photo is a preview of super bowl Sunday a few weeks from now.


Lakers:

The Lakers season may have officially ended yesterday with the knee injury to Andrew Bynum. Stay tuned for the MRI results.

I have so much more to talk about so stop back by this afternoon to get the rest of the rant!

Peace for now!

Posted by Greg Gamble on January 14, 2008 10:50 AM |


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