Thursday, August 09, 2007
Memphis, UCLA and Kansas will take on tough nonconference slates
A few scheduling reflections of the nonconference schedules and games we know so far. The full schedules should be released by early September.
• Give UCLA some credit for playing Davidson in the Wooden Classic on Dec. 8. The Bruins are giving Davidson a West Coast/national platform. This will be one of the top games for the Bruins outside of the Pac-10. The Bruins do play in the CBE Classic in Kansas City with Michigan State, Missouri and Maryland. They will also host George Washington and Texas as well as take a road trip to Michigan. When John Beilein was coaching West Virginia the last two seasons, he beat UCLA twice. Now he's at Michigan.
• Davidson is stepping up to play a schedule that could earn the Wildcats an at-large berth. Coach Bob McKillop has his team playing UCLA, North Carolina, Duke and N.C. State.
(Andy Katz sure does love Davidson. He's been all over our team since last season ended. Gotta love the publicity.)
Posted by WB at 2:52 PM