Somehow, someway we have reached the final show of February. That’s right, next time you hear the Brians it will be March **cue the CBS College Basketball theme**. On this week’s show, the guys take a look at the winners and losers from College Basketball last week. There was no bigger winner in the sport than Michigan. The Wolverines beat rival Ohio State on the road in what would have to be considered the game of the year thus far. The COVID pause has shown no ill effects on Michigan as Juwan Howard’s team has continued to play at a high level.
Other winners from last week include Florida State, who currently sits atop the ACC following Virginia’s loss at Duke this weekend. The Seminoles recently dominated the Hoos and have earned the top spot in the league, although it isn’t saying a ton in this year’s ACC. Kansas was another big winner last week as they have extended their win streak to 5 games capping off that run with a win over Texas Tech this past weekend. The Jayhawks currently have the most wins in the Big 12, so that’s something to hang their hat on. Lastly, Wichita State and Isaac Brown deserve yet another shoutout after beating Houston, take off the interim tag!
The negativity was flowing this week as the losing side had many more teams. The guys open with Bubble Teams in general, but the question is asked if most bubble teams lose is it really a bad week for the bubble? Answer: Sort of. It’s missed opportunities for bubble teams as B-Frank runs through a hefty list that lost this weekend. Tennessee was also a big loser this week and so far this season. You cannot lose to this year’s edition of Kentucky, you simply can’t. Especially when Tennessee was already projected to be one, if not, the best team in the SEC already. The Vols sit at 8-6 in SEC play which is frankly pathetic. The Big East was a huge loser this week with Seton Hall losing to Georgetown, UConn losing to Villanova, and St. John’s losing to DePaul. The last of those was obviously the worst by a wide margin, but if the League wants more than just Villanova and Creighton in the Dance, these teams need to do some work. Lastly, Texas. The Longhorns blew a 19-point lead to West Virginia at home and failed to capitalize on a number of last-minute chances to win the game. Credit to Shaka for drawing up some great plays but the execution just wasn’t there and WVU gets a huge road win.
Finally, Season 6 of the Heat Check Sim is underway and B-Frank’s Pirates are off to a hot start. B-Fox’s Bulldogs have yet to find any consistency on the court, but both programs were able to land Top-51 recruits in the first recruiting cycle.