Wednesday, November 19, 2008 games of interest

[SIZE=2][B][COLOR=Green]7:00, Charlotte at Appalachian State[/COLOR]
7:30, Binghamton at [COLOR=Blue]George Washington[/COLOR]
7:30, Delaware State at [COLOR=blue]Dayton[/COLOR]
8:00, Kent State at [COLOR=blue]Saint Louis[/COLOR]

7:00, UNC Wilmington at [COLOR=blue]Wake Forest[/COLOR]
7:30, Wofford at [COLOR=blue]Clemson[/COLOR]
8:00, North Alabama at [COLOR=blue]Mississippi State[/COLOR][/B][/SIZE]

[B][SIZE=2][COLOR=Green]Charlotte 84[/COLOR] [COLOR=Indigo]2OT[/COLOR]
[COLOR=Blue]Appalachian State 87[/COLOR]

Binghamton 57
[COLOR=Blue]George Washington 71[/COLOR]

Delaware State 42[COLOR=blue][/COLOR]
[COLOR=blue]Dayton 62[/COLOR]

Kent State 76 [COLOR=Indigo]OT[/COLOR]
[COLOR=Red]Saint Louis 74[/COLOR]

UNC Wilmington 88
[COLOR=Blue]Wake Forest 120[/COLOR]

Wofford 40
[COLOR=blue]Clemson 93[/COLOR]

North Alabama 61
[COLOR=blue]Mississippi State 102[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]

Nice to see Dayton win by a comfortable margin after beating Wofford by only 3. Of course, then I look at the Clemson-Wofford score and realize we have our hands full on Saturday.

BTW, Saint Louis let another W slip away against a quality opponent. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

A year ago, Kent State beat SLU by 41 points. This year, SLU nearly pulled off a stunning upset.

But there was no celebrating for SLU, and this loss may have hurt more than last year’s blowout. Because for the Billikens, this was not a game they almost won but a win they gave away. SLU missed five of eight free throws in the final 10 minutes of regulation and two of its final three from the line in overtime. The Billikens (1-1) turned the ball over 13 times in the first half and, most critically, were totally incapable of stopping Kent State’s Al Fisher in the final 25 minutes. Fisher, the Mid-American Conference player of the year last season, had 31 of his 35 points in the second half and overtime and scored 27 of Kent State’s final 28 points.

“There were a lot of positives, sure there were,” SLU coach Rick Majerus said. “But score is kept, and we’re not in the left-hand column.” Billikens fall a basket short