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Sunday, February 4, 2006
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Super Bowl XL
Steelers-Seahawks
Canoe.ca
Much of the talk during Super Bowl week has centered on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ and Seattle Seahawks’ offence and the exploits of quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Hasselbeck and running backs Shaun Alexander and Jerome (The Bus) Bettis.
But make no mistake, defense will be a determining factor in which team is left holding the Lombardi Trophy on Sunday night. Seattle’s defense led the NFL in sacks with 50, proof the unit knows how to pressure opposing quarterbacks. Pittsburgh counters with an athletic 3-4 alignment that’s anchored by fiery outside linebacker Joey Porter, who has been deadly in the playoffs coming in on the blitz.
Scorephone.com
The Steelers and Seahawks have taken far different paths to reach the Super Sunday stage. Pittsburgh barely made the playoffs and was forced to beat the AFC’s top three seeds on the road, while Seattle had a postseason berth wrapped up around Thanksgiving and enjoyed a couple of home games against Wild Card teams in the playoffs. And though the Seahawks were the NFC’s top seed and have won more games than the Steelers, it should be Pittsburgh that is a bit more sure of itself on Sunday night.
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Pittsburgh-Georgetown
Pitt News
Pitt (17-2 overall, 6-2 Big East) travels to the nation’s capital and battles the up-and-coming Georgetown Hoyas (15-4, 6-2) at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., to comprise the “other” game on Sunday for the city of Pittsburgh. The Hoyas, coached by John Thompson III, have won five in a row to earn national rankings of No. 17 in the Associate Press poll, and No. 22 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. One of those wins was against then-No. 1 Duke, giving them their first and only loss of the season.
Pitt, ranked No. 9 in both polls, will have to adjust its defense to a very versatile. Georgetown team. Four Hoyas, center Roy Hibbert, forwards Brandon Bowman and Jeff Green and guard Ashanti Cook, all average double figures in points per game.
Oklahoma-Kansas
Scout.com
Kansas leads the series against Oklahoma 129-64, but the Sooners have won three of the last four and four of the last six games. KU is the only Big 12 program to lead the all-time series against OU. Sooner head coach Kelvin Sampson is 0-6 against the Jayhawks in Lawrence and 6-10 overall.
Iowa State-Colorado
WQAD.com
Iowa Iowa State needs to turn its season around quickly or risk missing the N-C-A-A tournament. The Cyclones opened the season ranked in the Top 25. After posting wins over Iowa and Northern Iowa, a Big Dance bid seemed a foregone conclusion.
But the Cyclones have since lost four of their last six games. The next chance to get back on the winning track comes Sunday at home against Colorado. The Buffaloes have won five straight to improve to 15-and-3 overall and 5-and-2 in the Big 12. The Cyclones are 13-and-7 overall and 3-and-4 in conference play.

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Saturday Free Pick

By Joe Duffy

Saturday, February 4, 2005
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NORTHWESTERN +7’ Michigan State
The road has not been kind to MSU in conference play. They are 1-3 SU on the road and the home team is 6-1 SU in their games. It’s also a tough spot for the Spartans. Michigan State hits the road for the fifth time in its first eight Big Ten contests. In fact, this game marks the beginning of a stretch that will see the Spartans play three of their next four games on the road. They won’t get much help for Northwestern. Northwestern leads the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.28) and ranks second in the conference in scoring defense (58.5 ppg) and steals (7.95 spg).
It’s also an easy game to overlook. Michigan State opened the Big Ten season with five straight games against teams currently ranked in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll at the time of the game, including three games on the road (at No. 6 Illinois, at No. 24 Wisconsin, No. 8 Indiana, at No. 16 Ohio State and No. 25 Iowa). The Spartans are the only team in the nation to open conference play with as many as four games against ranked opponents.

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Sports-Handicapper For Saturday

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This is your Sports-Handicapper.com report for Saturday, February 4, 2006. Sports-Handicapper.com has now had winning days 30-of-35 and 43 of 52. In the process it’s a 36-9- run with top sports service plays.
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Saturday News and Notes

By Joe Duffy

Saturday, February 4, 2005
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Cincinnati-West Virginia
Cincinnati Inquirer
The ankle sprain that University of Cincinnati senior James White sustained in the Bearcats’ victory over South Florida is not expected to keep him out of Saturday’s game at No. 11 West Virginia. White, a 6-foot-7 swingman who is UC’s leading scorer at 16.5 points per game, turned his ankle early in Tuesday’s game against USF when he stepped on another player’s foot.He returned to the game, but logged only three minutes in the second half and scored a season-low six points.
Miami (Fl)-Georgia Tech
Press Notes
Hoping to snap a six-game losing streak, two of which have come at home, Georgia Tech returns to Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Tech (9-10 overall, 2-6 ACC this season) has lost consecutive games to No. 18 NC State, Wake Forest, Clemson, No. 18 Maryland, Boston College and Virginia Tech. It is the Jackets’ longest losing streak since the 2001-02 season (also six games), and Tech is under .500 overall for the first time since the end of that season. The Jackets, tied for 10th place in the ACC standings, are 8-3 at home this season. Miami (13-8 overall, 5-3 ACC) has won six of its last eight games, including two straight over Florida State and Wake Forest. The Hurricanes, in fourth place in the ACC standings, come to Atlanta having made more three-point field goals in ACC play (67) than all but two teams in the league. The Yellow Jackets’ last two losses have occurred by a total of three points, 66-64 at Boston College Sunday and 63-62 at Virginia Tech Tuesday. Tech played well defensively, holding those two teams to 40 percent shooting from the floor and 30.3 percent from three-point range.
San Diego-Pepperdine
Press Notes
The USD Toreros (14-6, 4-3 WCC) will put their three-game winning streak on the line. This is the 75th meeting between USD and Pepperdine with the Waves owning a commanding 52-22 advantage. earlier this season the Waves held on for a 55-54 win at Firestone Fieldhouse on January 9th. last season the Toreros won 2 of 3. The USD Toreros earned solid back-to-back WCC road contests this past week with wins over Saint Mary’s (86-78) and Santa Clara (81-66). USD has now won 4-of-5 heading into their 3-game homestand. San Diego has gone 4-1 in league play after starting with tough back-to-back road losses at LMU and Pepperdine. USD’s three WCC losses are by a combined 4 points. USD is off to a 7-2 start in games played at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. the two losses are by a combined 4 points (94-91 to Texas-Arlington in overtime; 64-63 to then No. 6 Gonzaga). USD is averaging 83.1 ppg and 35.6 rpg while limiting opponents to 68.0 ppg and 35.1 rpg. Waves finished the first half of WCC play with a 3-4 mark and 7-12 overall record. Pepperdine comes to USD with a modest two-game winning streak after home wins over Santa Clara (65-45) and LMU (70-62).
Wake Forest-Virginia
Press Notes
Wake Forest is 12-9 overall and 1-7 in the ACC after a 78-69 loss at Miami Tuesday night. Virginia is 10-7 and 4-3 heading into Wednesday’s game at NC State. Wake Forest, which won just two of eight games in the month of January, hopes for a fresh start in February as the Demon Deacons embark on the second half of the ACC schedule beginning Saturday at Virginia. he Demon Deacons, 12-9 overall, 1-7 in the ACC and owning a four-game losing streak, have a lot of ground to make up. Wake is in last place in the ACC standings with eight league games and one nonconference game left. Wake Forest’s last two losses — 78-69 at Miami Tuesday night and 76-70 against Virginia Tech last Saturday — have been especially dis- appointing. The Deacons led Miami at halftime and they held a 12- point second-half advantage in the Virginia Tech game. Wake Forest swept the regular season series last year, breaking a streak of seven consecutive years that the Deacs and Wahoos had split two regular season meetings. Wake won 90-68 in Winston-Salem and 89-70 in Charlottesville. Last year’s win in Charlottesville snapped a streak of four consecutive Deacon losses in University Hall. Virginia leads the series in Charlottesville, 35-20, including a 29-10 advantage in University Hall.
South Carolina-Arkansas
Press Notes
Doubtful is Gamecock Renaldo Balkman who leads the team with 6.3 rpg and is third in scoring with 10.3 ppg. He has played in all 20 of USC’s games this season, starting 13. USC is 11-9 and 2-5 in the SEC.
Utah State-Louisiana State
Press Notes
Louisiana Tech is 14-7 on the season and in first-place in the Western Athletic Conference with a 7-1 league record after defeating San Jose State (75-55) and Fresno State (68-66 ot) on the road last weekend. The Bulldogs, who are 7-0 at home this year, have won seven of its last eight games, losing only at Utah State 64-55. Utah State will be making its third appearance on ESPN this year against Louisiana Tech Saturday afternoon. The last time USU appeared on ESPN it defeated Hawai’i 63-52 in Logan on Mon., Jan. 30. Overall, USU teams have won 18 of its last 20 games that have been televised by ESPN.
Miami (Oh)-Buffalo
Press Notes
After averaging 47.0 ppg over the previous three games, Miami regrouped and has had its best offensive efforts since scoring a season-high 80 points at Michigan on Dec. 22, amassing 73 points at Ohio on Jan. 29 and 77 points against Bowling Green on Feb. 1. Miami rounds our a four-game stretch where it plays three on the road. After road games at Akron and Ohio last week and a home game with Bowling Green on Feb. 1, the RedHawks again take to the road for a 7 p.m. contest at Buffalo on Saturday, Feb. 4. Miami leads the all-time series 11-3, but Buffalo has won two of the last three match-ups. At Alumni Arena, Miami has a 5-2 edge, however, the last time the RedHawks were victorious in Buffalo was in 2004, 72-62. A hallmark of Miami men’s basketball in recent years is a strong emphasis on defense, and the 2005-06 RedHawks are continuing the trend. Miami ranks 18th nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 59.1 ppg. In Mid-American Conference play, the RedHawks rank first in scoring defense (55.7), rebounding defense (27.9), defensive rebounds (25.00) and field goal percentage defense (.397).
UAB-Central Florida
Press Notes
The Golden Knights enter the game with a 9-9 overall mark and a 3-2 league record and will be looking to for their eighth win at home this year. UAB (15-4, 5-1) has won 11 of its last 12 games. Dating back to the start of the 2001-02 season, the Golden Knights are 50-13 in games played at UCF Arena. In 2004-05, the team went 12-3 at home, the second-best home win total in program history (14 in 1993-94). This season, the squad is 7-3 in Orlando.

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Saturday Godspicks STEAM; 12-0

By Joe Duffy

Saturday, February 4, 2005
***HANDICAPPING ALERT: Steam plays are done. We have the CBS Game of the Year and the ACC Game of the Year among four CBB Wise Guy plays, five Majors, two NBA Wise Guy plays and a Major. It’s 12-0 Saturday from The Center of the Handicapping Universe Godspicks.com
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Godspicks For Friday, February 3, 2006

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Friday, February 3, 2006
It’s the MAAC Total of the Year tonight among 7-0. Remember on Monday our OVC Total of the Year was a piece of cake on Tennessee-Martin and EKU going way over the total. We improve to 2-0 with conference Total of the Year plays tonight.
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Sports-Handicapper For February 3

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This is your Sports-Handicapper.com report for Friday, February 03, 2006. Sports-Handicapper.com has now had winning days 30-of-34 and 43 of 51. In the process it’s a 34-7-7 run with top sports service plays.
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Friday, February 3, 2006

By Joe Duffy

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Friday, February 3, 2006
It’s the MAAC Total of the Year tonight among 7-0. Remember on Monday our OVC Total of the Year was a piece of cake on Tennessee-Martin and EKU going way over the total. We improve to 2-0 with conference Total of the Year plays tonight.
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Iona-Canisius
Press Notes
The Griffs are 3-6 on the road this season, including 2-2 in league play, and are 3-2 in their last five overall on the road. Iona had a seven-game win streak snapped at home Monday night with a 76-72 loss to Saint Peter’s. The Gaels have won eight of their last 10.Nine of Canisius’ last 12 contests have been decided by double digits, and the last three games have been decided by 19 points or more. The Griffs are giving up 41 points a game in the second half and are getting outscored by an average of 4.7 points a contest in the final 20 minutes. Canisius has held the lead at halftime in 11 of the last 17 games but is 4-7 in those contests.
DePaul-South Florida
Press Notes
The Blue Demons, 8-11 on the season, with a Big East conference record of 1-7, have been in a horrible slide of late, losing six straight. Their latest defeat came at the hands of the Georgetown Hoyas, who welcomed the Blue Demons to the Big East with a 64-44 victory. The Bulls have not had much better luck in their first year in the Big East, as they enter into the contest with a 6-14 record, including a 0-7 mark in the Big East. It has been a difficult year for the Bulls, and that is not only on the court. The Bulls shooting guard Bradley Mosley lost his battle with cancer just prior to the season, and have been cursed with the injury bug as well. Starting guard Collin Dennis missed time earlier this year with injury, and freshmen Chris Howard and Zaronn Cann are both out for the season with injuries. However, even with all this adversity, the Bulls have been a tough team to contend with. No more was this evident than their game on January 24, against Villanova, when the Bulls were able to stay with ‘Nova until the very end, and suffered a 3 point loss. As a whole, five of the Bulls seven conference losses have come by means of a margin of six or less points.
NBA
Magic-Hawks
Orlando Sentinel
Orlando has lost three consecutive games, falling to the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Clippers. PG Jameer Nelson (sprained right foot) will meet the team in Atlanta but will not play. Atlanta has a two-game winning streak — rare any time of the season for the struggling Hawks. They are coming off victories against the Knicks and the banged-up Charlotte Bobcats.
Pistons-Sixers
Columbus Dispatch
Allen Iverson probably won’t play in Philadelphia’s game against Detroit on Friday night, the fourth straight game he will miss because of an injured left ankle.
Iverson, second in the NBA in scoring at 33.6 points per game, has missed three straight games since he was hurt in the fourth quarter against Orlando last Thursday.
Iverson did not practice yesterday and team president Billy King said a magnetic resonance imaging Tuesday showed the All-Star had a bone bruise.
Iverson could play Saturday at Cleveland.

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Advanced News and Notes in College Hoops For Feb 4

By Joe Duffy

Updated constantly. Keep checking back to www.joeduffy.net The top sports service plays are available at the Center of the Handicapping Universe Godspicks.com. These are advanced news and notes available before the opening lines. They are updated often, so keep checking back. Joe Duffy’s private clipboard begins with games of February 4, 2006
Saturday
Miami (Fl)-Georgia Tech
Press Notes
Hoping to snap a six-game losing streak, two of which have come at home, Georgia Tech returns to Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Tech (9-10 overall, 2-6 ACC this season) has lost consecutive games to No. 18 NC State, Wake Forest, Clemson, No. 18 Maryland, Boston College and Virginia Tech. It is the Jackets’ longest losing streak since the 2001-02 season (also six games), and Tech is under .500 overall for the first time since the end of that season. The Jackets, tied for 10th place in the ACC standings, are 8-3 at home this season. Miami (13-8 overall, 5-3 ACC) has won six of its last eight games, including two straight over Florida State and Wake Forest. The Hurricanes, in fourth place in the ACC standings, come to Atlanta having made more three-point field goals in ACC play (67) than all but two teams in the league. The Yellow Jackets’ last two losses have occurred by a total of three points, 66-64 at Boston College Sunday and 63-62 at Virginia Tech Tuesday. Tech played well defensively, holding those two teams to 40 percent shooting from the floor and 30.3 percent from three-point range.
San Diego-Pepperdine
Press Notes
The USD Toreros (14-6, 4-3 WCC) will put their three-game winning streak on the line. This is the 75th meeting between USD and Pepperdine with the Waves owning a commanding 52-22 advantage. earlier this season the Waves held on for a 55-54 win at Firestone Fieldhouse on January 9th. last season the Toreros won 2 of 3. The USD Toreros earned solid back-to-back WCC road contests this past week with wins over Saint Mary’s (86-78) and Santa Clara (81-66). USD has now won 4-of-5 heading into their 3-game homestand. San Diego has gone 4-1 in league play after starting with tough back-to-back road losses at LMU and Pepperdine. USD’s three WCC losses are by a combined 4 points. USD is off to a 7-2 start in games played at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. the two losses are by a combined 4 points (94-91 to Texas-Arlington in overtime; 64-63 to then No. 6 Gonzaga). USD is averaging 83.1 ppg and 35.6 rpg while limiting opponents to 68.0 ppg and 35.1 rpg. Waves finished the first half of WCC play with a 3-4 mark and 7-12 overall record. Pepperdine comes to USD with a modest two-game winning streak after home wins over Santa Clara (65-45) and LMU (70-62).
Wake Forest-Virginia
Press Notes
Wake Forest is 12-9 overall and 1-7 in the ACC after a 78-69 loss at Miami Tuesday night. Virginia is 10-7 and 4-3 heading into Wednesday’s game at NC State. Wake Forest, which won just two of eight games in the month of January, hopes for a fresh start in February as the Demon Deacons embark on the second half of the ACC schedule beginning Saturday at Virginia. he Demon Deacons, 12-9 overall, 1-7 in the ACC and owning a four-game losing streak, have a lot of ground to make up. Wake is in last place in the ACC standings with eight league games and one nonconference game left. Wake Forest’s last two losses — 78-69 at Miami Tuesday night and 76-70 against Virginia Tech last Saturday — have been especially dis- appointing. The Deacons led Miami at halftime and they held a 12- point second-half advantage in the Virginia Tech game. Wake Forest swept the regular season series last year, breaking a streak of seven consecutive years that the Deacs and Wahoos had split two regular season meetings. Wake won 90-68 in Winston-Salem and 89-70 in Charlottesville. Last year’s win in Charlottesville snapped a streak of four consecutive Deacon losses in University Hall. Virginia leads the series in Charlottesville, 35-20, including a 29-10 advantage in University Hall.
South Carolina-Arkansas
Press Notes
Doubtful is Gamecock Renaldo Balkman who leads the team with 6.3 rpg and is third in scoring with 10.3 ppg. He has played in all 20 of USC’s games this season, starting 13. USC is 11-9 and 2-5 in the SEC.
Utah State-Louisiana State
Press Notes
Louisiana Tech is 14-7 on the season and in first-place in the Western Athletic Conference with a 7-1 league record after defeating San Jose State (75-55) and Fresno State (68-66 ot) on the road last weekend. The Bulldogs, who are 7-0 at home this year, have won seven of its last eight games, losing only at Utah State 64-55. Utah State will be making its third appearance on ESPN this year against Louisiana Tech Saturday afternoon. The last time USU appeared on ESPN it defeated Hawai’i 63-52 in Logan on Mon., Jan. 30. Overall, USU teams have won 18 of its last 20 games that have been televised by ESPN.
Miami (Oh)-Buffalo
Press Notes
After averaging 47.0 ppg over the previous three games, Miami regrouped and has had its best offensive efforts since scoring a season-high 80 points at Michigan on Dec. 22, amassing 73 points at Ohio on Jan. 29 and 77 points against Bowling Green on Feb. 1. Miami rounds our a four-game stretch where it plays three on the road. After road games at Akron and Ohio last week and a home game with Bowling Green on Feb. 1, the RedHawks again take to the road for a 7 p.m. contest at Buffalo on Saturday, Feb. 4. Miami leads the all-time series 11-3, but Buffalo has won two of the last three match-ups. At Alumni Arena, Miami has a 5-2 edge, however, the last time the RedHawks were victorious in Buffalo was in 2004, 72-62. A hallmark of Miami men’s basketball in recent years is a strong emphasis on defense, and the 2005-06 RedHawks are continuing the trend. Miami ranks 18th nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 59.1 ppg. In Mid-American Conference play, the RedHawks rank first in scoring defense (55.7), rebounding defense (27.9), defensive rebounds (25.00) and field goal percentage defense (.397).
UAB-Central Florida
Press Notes
The Golden Knights enter the game with a 9-9 overall mark and a 3-2 league record and will be looking to for their eighth win at home this year. UAB (15-4, 5-1) has won 11 of its last 12 games. Dating back to the start of the 2001-02 season, the Golden Knights are 50-13 in games played at UCF Arena. In 2004-05, the team went 12-3 at home, the second-best home win total in program history (14 in 1993-94). This season, the squad is 7-3 in Orlando.
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