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College hoops fans get a New Year’s Eve treat when the Georgia Bulldogs travel to face the Kentucky Wildcats at 6 p.m. ET in a nationally-televised showdown on ESPN. Kentucky is a 10-point favorite at Rupp Arena, down from an open of 11. In this SEC basketball game that could have implications on tournament seeding come March, you need to see what SportsLine’s Projection Model has to say. This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, completely crushed its top-rated college basketball picks .
The Kentucky Wildcats will have a quick turnaround for their SEC opener Sunday against the Georgia Bulldogs. The Cats are coming off their most complete game and best win of the young season, a 90-61 demolition of the Louisville Cardinals. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the star of the show. The freshman guard from Canada came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points, including 17 after halftime. He shot 6 of 10 after the break to finish 9 of 16 from the field and top his previous scoring. As for UK’s next opponent, Georgia is coming off an impressive 84-66 win over Temple.
Fellow freshmen PJ Washington and Hamidou Diallo combined for 30 points on 10-of-21 shooting to go with 13 rebounds. UK out-rebounded Louisville 44-37 and outscored its bench 35-13. UK dismantled arch-rival Louisville 90-61 on Friday afternoon. The Kentucky Wildcats play host to the Georgia Bulldogs on New Year’s Eve in Rupp Arena. Will Kentucky be able to ride the wave of success
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The Friars defeated St. John’s, 94-72, thanks to a 53-point second half breakout. Not only was it a blowout loss at home, but Shamorie Ponds, who 16 points in the loss, injured his knee in the game and is now listed day-to-day. When healthy, Ponds and LoVett form one of the better backcourts in the country, but now there’s a legit chance neither player will be available for this game. That puts St. John’s head coach Chris Mullins and his team at a severe disadvantage against the No. 23 ranked Seton Hall Pirates 12-2 (1-0), who were coming off a big win against No. 25 ranked Creighton, 90-84.
The Barclays center was dead for last month’s Preseason NIT, and so was Seton Hall against Rhode Island. The Rock was jumping in the second half against 25th-ranked Creighton Thursday, and it pushed the Pirates to a stirring triumph. See the pattern. It’s college basketball — a lot of the game is played on emotion,” Hall coach Kevin Willard said Saturday. “When you get a big crowd and the crowd gets going, they appreciate it and they definitely feed off it. Any team does. If you look across college basketball at the toughest places to play, those are teams that have unbelievable success.
It’s time for Marquette women’s basketball to put the non-conference slate in the rear view mirror, both literally and metaphorically. The Golden Eagles begin Big East play on Thursday night, so the non-con games are, in fact, over. Marquette also has to put their near misses from those games behind them and forget about them. A one point road loss to New Mexico. A two point overtime loss to now-#7 Tennessee. An overtime loss to #2 Notre Dame. The Golden Eagles are currently sitting on just one 25th place vote in the Associated Press top 25 poll.
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Providence certainly has momentum in its corner after rolling to a 94-72 victory on Thursday at St. Johns to open Big East play. Creighton coach Greg McDermott said not many teams would have had a chance against Providence the way the Friars played against the Red Storm. “Offensively, they may run more set plays than we do,” McDermott said. “They shot the daylights out of the basketball at St. John’s, made 11 out of 16 3s in the second half. “I’m not sure if they’re playing the Lakers if the Lakers are going to beat them on that night when you shoot it that well. “We’ve got to get to some of those shooters and make sure they don’t get in rhythm.
The first half didn’t start well defensively for the Pirates, which has been a staple of head coach’s Kevin Willard’s programs. The team gave up 53 first-half points and trailed by double-digits. But the tide turned in the second half, led by the upperclassmen of Desi Rodriquez (23 points), Khadeen Carrington (18 points), and Angel Delgado (18 points and 14 rebounds), Seton Hall allowed just 31 points to the Blue Jays and scored a bunch of their own in the comeback win.
Providence is not generally known for their offense, but they made a statement to Creighton in their last two games against Sacred Heart and St. John’s. Creighton will be a bit more of a challenge due to their strong rebounding and ability to score an endless amount of points, but the Friars might just be able to keep up. Providence is shooting a solid 41 percent from three this season and they will need all of that efficiency on Sunday. the Friars showcase a deep bench, but only two players on the roster score over 10 points per contest. Their only threat for a huge game is Rodney Bullock who averages 17.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.
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Michigan State scored 111 points, which is the third straight game hitting the century mark — something the team did not do in the first 10 games. Joshua Langford led the Spartans with 23 points while Nick Ward was too much to handle down low with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Miles Bridges had an all-around good game, with 18 points, eight boards, and seven assists. On Sunday, the 100-point streak is all but assured to continue, with Michigan State welcoming Savannah State 3-11 (0-0) to town. The Tigers currently have just one D-I win, a neutral site victory over Alabama State.
The Spartans led 63-25 at halftime after shooting 74 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes – including 9 of 13 from 3-point range. Joshua Langford scored 23 points for Michigan State, and Miles Bridges added 18 with eight rebounds and seven assists. Freshman forward Jaren Jackson Jr. contributed 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and three blocks, while Cassius Winston added 11 points and four assists.
Michigan State is hoping to close 2017 out strong with a victory over the Tigers of Savannah State who have just a 3-11 record. The Spartans are coming off three straight 100-point performances, something that hasn’t been done since November 2004. On top of that, Michigan State has won those games by 40-plus points each. Savannah State might not present the toughest matchup for the Spartans, but the Tigers are known for shooting plenty of 3-pointers — something the Spartans have struggled to defend against. The reason why I’m sure that the Spartans .
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A limited number of tickets for the 2018 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl (Monday, January 1, 7:45 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Superdome) will become available to the general public on Friday, September 1. Fans will be able to purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or by visiting them online. This will be the ONLY way to purchase Allstate Sugar Bowl tickets straight from the source. In addition to this year’s College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl, there will also be a semifinal played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Rose Bowl tickets will also go on sale September 1.
The 2018 Allstate Sugar Bowl is sold out, the Sugar Bowl Committee announced on Wednesday. This year’s game (Monday, January 1, 2018) will double as a College Football Playoff Semifinal and will be televised live by ESPN from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome beginning at 7:45 p.m. (Central). The 84th annual Sugar Bowl Classic will feature over 70,000 fans for the 62nd time in its history. While the game is sold out, options remain for attending the game.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 27 national champions, 92 Hall of Fame players, 48 Hall of Fame coaches and 17 Heisman Trophy winners in its 83-year history. The 84th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic will mark the second College Football Playoff Semifinal hosted by the Sugar Bowl Committee. In addition to football, the Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Via these efforts, the organization supports and honors over 25,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.5 billion into the local economy in the last decade.
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A spot in the College Football Playoff national championship game. The Bulldogs are making their first playoff appearance and have not won a national title since 1980. Second-year coach Kirby Smart guided Georgia to a big jump from 8-5 in his first season to Southeastern Conference champions. First-year coach Lincoln Riley led the Sooners to their third straight Big 12 championship and second playoff appearance in three seasons. The Sooners have not played for the national championship.
Few who live, work and breathe college football in the Southeast would ever entertain the thought that the Big 12 measures up against the SEC, unless we’re talking about Vanderbilt, because they don’t count. But Stoops retired in the offseason after thumping Auburn 35-19 in last season’s Sugar Bowl. His Sooners also jumped on Alabama for 31 first-half points and won 45-31 in the Sugar Bowl in 2013. (Nobody needs to remind Georgia coach Kirby Smart, who was Alabama’s defensive coordinator.) Stoops was 4-0 against the SEC down the stretch of his career, and he won a national championship (2000). But this week, the narrative gets new life. A physical, run-heavy Georgia team faces an Oklahoma team that seems straight.
Oklahoma’s offensive line against Georgia’s defensive front. QB Baker Mayfield draws most of the accolades for the Sooners, but the Heisman Trophy winner operates behind one of the best offensive lines in the country. Future high NFL draft picks man both tackles in All-American Orlando Brown and Bobby Evans. Georgia has run stuffers up front in their 3-4 defense in DE Trenton Thompson and NT John Atkins, but most of the pass rush comes from linebackers Roquan Smith, Lorenzo Carter.
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Coach Brian Kelly said Mack’s suspension is because of an “internal team matter” and unrelated to academics; Mack was academically ineligible for all of the 2016 season. The junior, who will not travel with the team to Orlando, Florida, will be reinstated after the bowl game.Mack appeared in 10 games this season, starting six, and had 19 receptions for 166 yards and a touchdown. Notre Dame also will be without starting wide receiver Kevin Stepherson and freshman running back C.J. Holmes, who were suspended indefinitely following their arrests last Friday on shoplifting charges.
“If I could explain 18- to 20-year-olds and their thought process after being in (this career) for 27 years, I’d have written that book already,” Kelly said of Stepherson and Holmes. “We try to expose our kids to the foundational principals of making good decisions. They broke one of our commandments — you can’t steal and they did. I can tolerate a lot of things but I can’t tolerate stealing. That’s why they are suspended indefinitely and they’ve put themselves into jeopardy.
The parade of postseason games begins Dec. 16 and continues steadily through New Year’s Day. The top four teams in college football compete in the College Football Playoff Semifinals, with both games taking place Jan. 1 on ESPN. First up, the No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners face the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Then in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, the No. 1 Clemson Tigers face the No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide in a rematch of last year’s national championship game won by Clemson. The national championship game is Jan. 8 on ESPN.
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Notre Dame will have to earn that ten-win season without some important pieces. The Fighting Irish flew to Orlando six days before the game to adjust to warmer temperatures, but receivers Kevin Stepherson (suspension) and Chase Claypool (injury), as well as tight ends Alize Mack (suspension) and Brock Wright (injury) did not make the trip. That means quarterback Brandon Wimbush might have to rely more heavily on targets such as Equanimeous St. Brown, Miles Boykin and Chris Finke at wideout. Smythe could play a big role along with fellow tight ends Nic Weishar.
McIntosh is third on the team in rushing with 368 yards and is the second running back to be suspended for the bowl game. A week ago, Notre Dame wide receiver Kevin Stepherson and running back C.J. Holmes were suspended, and it was later reported that they were suspended because of arrests for shoplifting. The next day, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly announced that tight end Alize Mack was suspended for the postseason. The reason for Mack’s suspension was called an “internal team matter.” The suspension of Mack and Stepherson and an injury that will keep Chase Claypool out of the game means Notre Dame will be without three of its top four pass receivers against LSU.
Fighting Irish running back Josh Adams (1,386 yards, nine touchdowns) shined behind a behemoth offensive line anchored by Mike McGlinchey and Quenton Nelson. The emphasis on the ground game is likely to continue versus LSU, which will be without its top three linebackers because of injuries. McGlinchey and Nelson will be first round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft and both could hear their names called within the Top 10. . The Tigers wrapped up the regular season with victories in three games in a row and six of their past seven.
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Stokan also believes the same could be said about how the Knights feel heading into the Peach Bowl. No. 10 UCF is the second Group of 5 school to play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in the College Football Playoff era. The Knights also have a chance to complete a 13-0 season with Frost before he leaves to take the job at Nebraska. Stokan also re-emphasized what that means. “It gives Cinderella a chance to dance,” Stokan said.
The Auburn offense is looking to feast on a Knights Defense that has given up over 1200 yards and 97 points over its last 2 games. When the Tigers offense is clicking, they are tough to slow down. In Auburn’s 10 wins this season, the Tigers are averaging 41 points per game to just 12 points in their three losses. Some good news for the Tigers, after being banged up in the Iron Bowl, it looks like Auburn Running Back Kerryon Johnson will be good to go for the Peach Bowl. Johnson has practiced all week in Atlanta and it seems the junior is back to his old self.
Stokan attended every practice for both Florida State and Houston in the days leading up to that matchup. The Seminoles had more depth, but there wasn’t a huge gap between the first teams. “Florida State was ready to play,” Stokan said. “It’s just that Houston was that good that year. (Houston defensive coordinator) Todd Orlando did a great job defensively.” Stokan said UCF now has that opportunity against.
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It’s been a tremendous experience for both the staff and the players, first-rate treatment here by the people of Atlanta and also by the Chick-FilA Peach Bowl. Unbelievable hotel, unbelievable facilities. Great activities for the kids to participate in, as well as the staff. It’s just been a great experience for me and for also our players to experience a Bowl game like this and be treated like this. It’s going to be very exciting for me to do this to finish this season off right.
No. 12 UCF’s run at a perfect season meets up with No. 7 Auburn on New Year’s Day in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. Coverage of the Peach Bowl airs on ESPN and the WatchESPN app beginning at 12:30 from Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. UCF probably hoped for better in the rankings after going 12-0 but now they have to cast that aside against Auburn (10-3) and play another strong four quarters. The Odds: The Auburn Tigers are 10 point favorites against the Central Florida Knights in the Peach Bowl. The over/under for this game is set at 67.5 total points. Will this be another game of SEC dominance or will UCF pull off an upset.
The college football bowl season is upon us. With 39 games spread out over the next two and a half weeks there is plenty of opportunity to add a little bonus to your holiday gift pile. Our bowl picks series will let you know who we think will come out on top against the spread. All lines and totals courtesy of Sportsline. Find all our picks here. All lines are as of the date of publication A bit of an added bonus to this bowl preview, along with the other five members of the “New Year’s Six” bowl games.