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Scorching SunBelt

Ga St, Ga Southern, and ULM are tied at 13-5 with two conference games left.

Ga St Panthers are  @ULM on Mar 5 and  @  GSU in the final regular season gave Mar 7.

 

Ryan Harrow is the  Panthers’ star and has enough talent to take them to the regular season title.

Hewitt has been steady for G-Southern but his efforts were not enough tp prevent a loss to 4th place ULL last night

ULM had a bad loss last night to App St last night, and I don’t know where they’ll find the scoring.

 

So toss a coin , or settle for a tie cuz  a Georgia school will hold or share  this years SunBelt crown

 

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Checking in with 2013/14 mid-majors hoops

Yes, I know the SunBelt may only get one dance ticket, but I like learning and reviewing these three conferences football and basketball programs.

Feb1: I’ll wrap up January quickly and move on to the home stretch.

CUSA

CUSA misses Memphis and La Tech is off to a 2-0 start to fill that void. Raheem  Appleby leads the team with 16.1 PPG. Watch out for ODU, a one time stalwart CAA program.

1/19/14:Denzell Taylor’s 14 points helped  ODU comeback and beat FAU yesterday. Another surging team is Charlotte> How about that win yesterday: Terrence Williams scored twice in the final 42 seconds – including a game-winning dunk at the buzzer – as North Carolina-Charlotte slid past North Texas 76-74.

    1/21/14: USM used a rebounding edge (48-26) Sunday to give La Tech it’s first conference loss.

1/24/13: USM handles ODU and stays in a first place tie with Tulsa and La Tech. Eagles fly into ECU on Saturday and shouldn’t take the CUSA cellar dwellers lightly.

1/26/13:  USM struggled for 3/4 of the game but a late 16-1 run carried them to victory. La Tech kept pace behind McNeal & Hamilton’s scoring against Marshall.

Feb1: USM and UTEP are tied for first at 5-1, but Chad Frazier and the UAB Blazers are improving  and should handle ECU at home today.

Feb2 : Wrong about the Blazers. USM rolled the green Wave and tulsa is surging.

MAC

1/17/14- Buffalo( J.McCrea-16.8 PPG) leads the East &  W.Mich ( David Brown-18.9) leads  the West.

1/18/14: Akron is 3-0 in conference play but the Zips are sluggish today (Jan 18) on their way to losing to Toledo.

1/25/13: Zips bounced back with a nice road win at E.Mich. and vist C.Mich today. Toledo beat NIU and hosts Kent St tomorrow.

1/26/13 Akron won and I was surprised that EMU let the Ohio game get away.

1/30/14- Akron gets a 24-2 run and rolls over Ball St to keep the lead in the MAC East

2/1/14: Akron and Toledo sit atop their divisions. Today’s matchup at Ohio is the right time  for Toledo’s Justin Drummond to increase his 14 PPG .

2/2: Akron slipped and  Drummond only scored 12 ina loss to the Bobcats who got a great game from Maurice Ndour

2/5/14: Slow Tuesday night. Miami of O only scored 14 points in the second half in a loss to NIU. Each team is in the middle of the pack in their MAC divisions and will likely need to win the MACT to earn a Dance ticket.

2/6/14- Nice wins for Toledo & Akron, each 7-2 in MAC play and watch out for W. Michigan (6-3) who got 22 points from Austin Richie in a blowout of Ohio.

SunBelt

 Ga St has been slow on the gridiron, but the Panthers’ cagers are off to a 3-0 conference start. Ryan Harrow leads the squad with 18.6 PPG. GA St now 4-0.

1/19/13      GA St moves to 5-0 in conference play: R.J. Hunter scored 25 points and Manny Atkins had 22 points as Georgia State in a 99-73 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday.

1/24/13: GA ST 6-0 .  Nice stat line from R Hunter in the W over ULL (33 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk) and head for ULM on Saturday. Warthogs may be  feisty after losing a home game to WKU.

1/26/13: ULM Warthogs slowed down but couldn’t contain Ryan Harrow & the Ga St Panthers stretching to their team record eleventh win in a row.

2/1/14: Sunbelt leader  GA St takes on the  pesky Tx- Arlington Mavericks today. The Mavs gave second place WKU a rough time before losing Thursday night. Ga St will focus on stopping o Reger Dowell , a transfer from Ok St , who’s averaging 21 PPG.

2/2/14:  Panthers couldn’t stop Dowell but Hunter &  Devonta White each drilled last minute treys to force OT and  then a huge W over the Mavs .Meanwhile George Fant’s 21points  in a WKU win over UTSA  helped the Hilltoppers keep near Ga St in a the Sunbelt race.

2/4/14: Hunter and GA St roll S. Bama to remain undefeated (9-0) in conference play