Keeping an eye on…
January 31, 2015 by Helen
St. Louis v. Dayton. ’cause I like to say, “Billikens!”
Green Bay v. UIC. ’cause the Phoenix are facing the Horizon’s POY front-runner, Ruvanna Campbell.
The fifth oldest of seven siblings currently between the ages of 18 and 26, Campbell at one point lived with them and 11 other people at the housing project home of her great aunt and legal guardian, Mary Eason.
The Near West Side native, who said she never officially graduated from eighth grade, said she will be the first person in her family to earn a college degree — in criminal law and justice — when she finishes at UIC.
In the meantime, Campbell hopes to lead UIC to its first-ever NCAA tournament and become the Flames‘ first WNBA draft pick — both distinct possibilities.
FGCU v. Northern Kentucky. ’cause the Eagles are lookin’ for some revenge.
Princeton v. Dartmouth. ’cause the Tigers are still undefeated and Courtney is facing her alma mater.
Oregon State v. USC, Cal v. Washington, Stanford v. Washington State. ’cause the Pac-12 is the most interesting conference in Division I basketball.
UC Davis v. UC Santa Barbara. ’cause no team should go through the season without a win.
Colorado State v. Fresno State. ’cause if the Bulldogs win, I’m wondering if there’s a chance they can break into the top 25 this season.
San Diego v. San Francisco. ’cause it’s interesting to watch the slow process of a program’s revival.
Montana v. Sacramento State. ’cause the Hornets are high scoring and make Debbie Antonelli happy. And they just got upset by Montana State, so they may be cranky.
Marist v. Iona. ’cause who doesn’t love a fierce, inter-conference rivalry?
New Mexico State v. UT Pan American. ’cause, hello, it means first place in the WAC.
Liberty v. High Point.’cause it’s a fierce, inter-conference game with first place in the Big South at stake. (The Flames stomped out the Panthers in their first match-up.)
George Washington v. George Mason. ’cause, unlike Fresno State, I think the Colonials have a better resume and more wins should get them some attention from the voters.
Ohio v. Central Michigan. ’cause even though the Bobcats look to be the team to beat in the MAC, one shouldn’t overlook a team with Crystal Bradford on it.