Monthly Archives: November 2012

The 3 most appealing games (according to FanMatchTM): 1) Duke 73, Ohio State 68 [66]. (Wednesday) Duke rebounded poorly (again), got about nothing from Seth Curry, and still won after digging itself out of a ten-point deficit early in the second half. The point guard job is now Quinn Cook’s. He went 40 minutes against […]

A few days ago, after witnessing Wisconsin losing to Creighton and Belmont’s late night collapse to Northeastern, I wondered how long ago it had been since Belmont and Wisconsin had lost on the same day. Both programs have been consistent winners in recent years, so it figured it may have been a while. It turned […]

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge commences Tuesday night and the Big Ten is a solid favorite to win the event for the fourth consecutive season. As of today’s ratings here’s the list of chances for each Big Ten team to win, ordered from most favorable to least favorable… Wisconsin (85%) over Virginia [Wed] Michigan (83%) over […]

[Programming note: The Day After is being replaced with Week/Weekend in Review on Mondays and Fridays. It’ll work better this way.] The 3 most appealing games (according to FanMatchTM): 1) Duke 76, Louisville 71 [74]. (Saturday) The Cardinals were playing without Gorgui Dieng—who Coach K wisely referred to as “the big guy” or something like […]

This is the final installment of log5 analysis for November tournaments that have real brackets… Great Alaska Shootout The Great Alaska shootout starts tonight and Belmont will attempt to bring the title home to an OVC team for the second consecutive season. The GAS is back on real TV with CBS Sports Network covering six […]

The Day After: 11.20.12

[Programming note: The Day After will be observing Thanksgiving break and return Monday. At which point this feature will be posted on Mondays and Fridays only. There are actually interesting basketball-related things to write about now, and the other days will be filled in with such content.] Most appealing game (according to FanMatchTM): Saint Louis […]

The Day After: 11.19.12

Most appealing game (according to FanMatchTM): New Mexico vs. Connecticut. Some of the key moments of this game were not shown due to “weather problems” or some such thing, according to CBS Sports Network. But hey, that Jimbo Fisher documentary was kind of neat. The Lobos built a comfortable lead early in the second half […]

Log5: Maui Invitational

The Maui Invitational starts today (bracket) with UNC, Texas, and Marquette headlining the field. Poking a few holes in this analysis, one can assume USC is still significantly underrated and perhaps a Kabongo-less Texas is slightly overrated. My completely subjective guess on Chaminade is that they’re the equivalent of the 285th best team in D-I. […]

The Day After: 11.18.12

Most appealing game (according to FanMatchTM): Belmont at Stanford. The Bruins (not those Bruins) beat the Cardinal 70-62 [76] in a rather odd contest. Stanford’s 6-7 Josh Huestis, who’s not exactly a shot-blocker, blocked eight Belmont shots which doubled his previous career high. Stanford’s Dwight Powell fouled out with 16:37 to go. That’s not a […]

The Day After: 11.17.12

Most appealing game (according to FanMatchTM): Florida State vs. Saint Joseph’s. The Seminoles’ offensive ways continue and after a 73-66 [65 poss] win over the Hawks, FSU’s offense officially ranks better than its defense. Over a full season, this has only happened once in Leonard Hamilton’s previous ten years in Tallahassee. Major upsets (<15% win […]