Monday, December 30, 2013

Daily Dribbles- 12/30/13

--If anyone doubted that we were in full on college basketball mode now, look no further than  Monday's schedule. There are eight games featuring SoCon teams on Monday. Maine plays Chattanooga in the Dr Pepper Classic Championship Game (after Maine shocked Middle Tennessee in the opener of the Dr Peppper Classic). Bluefield goes to Appalachian State. Campbell hosts Georgia Southern. Milligan goes to Western Carolina. Wofford hosts High Point. UNCG is at North Carolina State, trying to make it two ACC opponents in a row. Presbyterian goes to Samford. Furman is at UC-Davis. That's a full schedule. The SoCon has been playing better lately. With six D1 games on Monday, would it be shocking if the SoCon won four of those? Not really. This could be a good day for the SoCon.

--UNCG shocked Virginia Tech in Blacksburg on Saturday and Kyle Cain was amazing. The Spartans collected just their second win ever over an ACC team.

--The SoCon is still rated the 30th conference per LiveRPI, but they are very close to the Big South. Truthfully, the Atlanic Sun all way up at 25th is reasonably close. It's unlikely that the SoCon moves up that far, but it is possible.

--This week's SoCon schedule features six conference games. I know I'm ready for them. The team to watch this week is Western Carolina, who hosts both UNCG on Thursday and Elon on Saturday. We'll know a lot more about the Catamounts by this time next week.

--Z Mason played again for Chattanooga in their 69-64 win over Grand Canyon on Sunday. That's good news for the Mocs.

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