SportsNation Blog Archives Notre Dame Fighting Irish
It's a good night to sit in front of the television and watch college basketball, but you may want to make sure your laptop is handy.
Notre Dame and Connecticut play what looks an awful lot like an NCAA tournament elimination game to get things started on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET. That's followed by Duke visiting Maryland at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN with a chance to claim the outright ACC regular-season title with a win.
But that's not the only thing on the line for the Blue Devils, which is where that laptop may come in handy. Kansas hosts Kansas State at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN 360, and a win for the Wildcats would give them a sweep of the season series and at least a claim to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
Andy (Topeka, KS)
I would think that K-State has the ability to win out and lock up the #1, not Duke. If they can beat my Jayhawks [Wednesday], then I'd have to bump them into the last #1. Their overall profile looks better than Duke's in my opinion.
Andy: Good point about K-State. I've been saying on several radio shows this week that the Wildcats are the team nobody is talking about but should be. But I'm not sure the overall profile is better than Duke's. Beat Kansas in Lawrence and then we can talk. Full transcript
Tony (Spokane, WA)
I realize your Bracketology is a snapshot in time, but is Duke really that much more deserving to be a No. 1 than K-State? KSU's losses are to better teams (RPI-wise) and both teams have collected impressive wins, except KSU has done more of it over ranked teams in its own conference.
Not "much more," no. I have Duke No. 4 and K-State No. 5. Leading a major conference, as opposed to trailing by two games, is also a factor. Full transcript
you wildcats fans that keep saying you will be loose because you have nothing to lose..... Try a possible share of your first big12 title and possibly a #2 seed in the tourney you my friends have eveything to lose. Martin is an idiot for adding even more pressure by telling his team this is a must win, and the biggest game of this teams and schools lives! Wow now that is playing like you have nothing to lose.....” -- gasman333
I am a KSU fan and I hope we win but in the Phog on senior night with KU coming off a loss its hard to imagine them losing again but the spread is like 9.5 points and I definitely dont see it being a blowout like that... its going to be a close one, it depends if Clemente and Pullen are on tonight, if they both get hot KSU wins, if one of them is hot we would need Sutton, Samuels or Kelly to really step up and if neither of them bring their A-game its goodnight...” -- ibcrazy3933