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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Big East mid-week recap for Dec. 13






By: Geno Green
Twitter: @TheGenoGreen

With finals going on across the majority of the Big East schools, this week’s schedule has been very light across the board as Saturday represents the majority of action in the league.

Tuesday, Dec. 11:

Pennsylvania 78, No. 17 Villanova 75

The 25-game winning streak over Big Five opponents came to a halt as the Wildcats lost to the Quakers in a close affair.

In defeat, Colin Gillespie stepped up with a career-high 21 points, while Phil Booth scored all 18 in the second half.

Pennsylvania had its way on the boards with a 35-22 advantage over Villanova.

Wednesday, Dec. 12:

DePaul 104, Chicago State 70

After being held to eight points at Northwestern on Dec. 8, DePaul’s Max Strus bounced back with a game-high 27 points and 8 rebounds.

Ball efficiency was at its peak as DePaul finished with 24 assists on 35 field goal makes with Eli Cain being the ring leader with a season-high 11 assists.

Jalen Coleman-Lands continued his progression in DePaul’s offense with his fourth double-digit scoring output in the last five games with 13 points.


On deck:

Friday, Dec. 14:

UIC (4-6) at DePaul (8-3), 7 p.m.
Green Bay (6-4) at Creighton (6-3), 9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 15:

No. 17 Villanova (8-3) at No. 1 Kansas (8-0), Noon
SMU (6-4) at Georgetown (7-2), Noon
Rutgers (5-4) at Seton Hall (6-3), 2 p.m.
Butler (7-2) vs No. 25 Indiana (8-2) (Indianapolis), 3:45 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky (6-4) at Xavier (6-4), 8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16:

Central Connecticut (5-5) at Providence (7-3), 2 p.m.
Wagner (4-4) at St. John’s (9-0), 4:30 p.m.


Idle: No. 21 Marquette (8-2)

CSO Bowl Bash III picks


Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian- Getty Images



By: Geno Green
Twitter: @TheGenoGreen


Welcome to the third annual CSO Bowl Bash where all 39 bowl picks will be based on confidence points from 1-39. 

Sean Baligian is your defending champion from last season and will look to make it back-to-back titles as Geno Green, DaVaughn Lucas, Ryan Larimore challenge this season, along with Jeremy Rosenberg as he looks to win his second title.




Here are the 39 games along with the rankings based on the CSO Mock CFP top 25.


New Mexico Bowl: Utah State vs North Texas
Rosenberg- North Texas (17)

Baligian- Utah State (29)

Green- Utah State (23)

Lucas- Utah State (30)

Larimore- Utah State (29)


Cure Bowl: Tulane vs Louisiana
Rosenberg- Tulane (6)

Baligian- Tulane (8)

Green- Tulane (6)

Lucas- Louisiana (34)

Larimore- Tulane (3)


Las Vegas Bowl: Arizona State vs 20) Fresno State
Rosenberg- Fresno State (22)

Baligian- Fresno State (20)

Green- Fresno State (33)

Lucas- Arizona State (35)

Larimore- Fresno State (23)


Camellia Bowl: Georgia Southern vs Eastern Michigan
Rosenberg- Georgia Southern (28)

Baligian- Eastern Michigan (3)

Green- Georgia Southern (22)

Lucas- Eastern Michigan (36)

Larimore- Eastern Michigan (11)

New Orleans Bowl: Middle Tennessee State vs Appalachian State
Rosenberg- Appalachian State (32)

Baligian- Appalachian State (27)

Green- Appalachian State (24)

Lucas- Appalachian State (38)

Larimore- Appalachian State (28)


Boca Raton Bowl: Northern Illinois vs UAB
Rosenberg- UAB (35)

Baligian- UAB (7)

Green- UAB (21)

Lucas- Northern Illinois (39)

Larimore- UAB (35)


Frisco Bowl: San Diego State vs Ohio
Rosenberg- San Diego State (10)

Baligian- Ohio (26)

Green- San Diego State (7)

Lucas- San Diego State (37)

Larimore- San Diego State (17)


Gasparilla Bowl: Marshall vs South Florida
Rosenberg- Marshall (29)

Baligian- Marshall (25)

Green- South Florida (8)

Lucas- South Florida (31)

Larimore- South Florida (18)


Bahamas Bowl: Florida International vs Toledo
Rosenberg- Florida International (25)

Baligian- Toledo (14)

Green- Toledo (5)

Lucas- Florida International (33)

Larimore- Florida International (4)


Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: BYU vs Western Michigan
Rosenberg- BYU (13)

Baligian- BYU (39)

Green- BYU (25)

Lucas- Western Michigan (22)

Larimore- BYU (30)

Birmingham Bowl: Wake Forest vs Memphis
Rosenberg- Memphis (31)

Baligian- Memphis (9)

Green- Memphis (9)

Lucas- Army (27)

Larimore- Memphis (27)


Armed Forces Bowl: Houston vs 22) Army
Rosenberg- Army (33)

Baligian- Army (12)

Green- Army (32)

Lucas- Army (27)

Larimore- Houston (5)


Dollar General Bowl: Troy vs Buffalo
Rosenberg- Troy (27)

Baligian- Buffalo (17)

Green- Buffalo (10)

Lucas- Buffalo (10)

Larimore- Troy (24)


Hawai’i Bowl: Louisiana Tech vs Hawaii
Rosenberg- Hawaii (24)

Baligian- Hawaii (5)

Green- Hawaii (26)

Lucas- Hawaii (25)

Larimore- Hawaii (16)


First Responder Bowl: Boston College vs 23) Boise State
Rosenberg- Boise State (15)

Baligian- Boise State (13)

Green- Boise State (34)

Lucas- Boise State (24)

Larimore- Boise State (1)


Quick Lane Bowl: Minnesota vs Georgia Tech
Rosenberg- Georgia Tech (39)

Baligian- Georgia Tech (30)

Green- Georgia Tech (27)

Lucas- Minnesota (23)

Larimore- Georgia Tech (15)


Cheez-It Bowl: TCU vs California
Rosenberg- California (14)

Baligian- TCU (1)

Green- California (11)

Lucas- TCU (21)

Larimore- TCU (6)


Independence Bowl: Temple vs Duke
Rosenberg- Temple (20)

Baligian- Temple (6)

Green- Duke (20)

Lucas- Duke (20)

Larimore- Temple (14)


Pinstripe Bowl: Wisconsin vs Miami (FL)
Rosenberg- Miami (FL) (9)

Baligian- Miami (FL) (10)

Green- Wisconsin (28)

Lucas- Miami (FL) (28)

Larimore- Miami (FL) (37)


Texas Bowl: Baylor vs Vanderbilt
Rosenberg- Vanderbilt (26)

Baligian- Vanderbilt (16)

Green- Baylor (12)

Lucas- Baylor (29)

Larimore- Baylor (25)


Music City Bowl: Purdue vs Auburn
Rosenberg- Purdue (5)

Baligian- Auburn (31)

Green- Auburn (29)

Lucas- Auburn (26)

Larimore- Auburn (26)


Camping World Bowl: 17) Syracuse vs 16) West Virginia
Rosenberg- Syracuse (16)

Baligian- West Virginia (18)

Green- Syracuse (19)

Lucas- West Virginia (19)

Larimore- West Virginia (8)

Arizona Bowl: Nevada vs Arkansas State
Rosenberg- Nevada (19)

Baligian- Nevada (2)

Green- Nevada (4)

Lucas- Nevada (15)

Larimore- Arkansas State (12)


Alamo Bowl: Iowa State vs 15) Washington State
Rosenberg- Iowa State (11)

Baligian- Washington State (15)

Green- Iowa State (13)

Lucas- Washington State (18)

Larimore- Washington State (7)


Peach Bowl: 10) Florida vs 8) Michigan
Rosenberg- Michigan (29)

Baligian- Michigan (28)

Green- Michigan (35)

Lucas- Michigan (1)

Larimore- Florida (13)


Belk Bowl: South Carolina vs Virginia
Rosenberg- South Carolina (3)

Baligian- South Carolina (11)

Green- Virginia (18)

Lucas- South Carolina (12)

Larimore- South Carolina (9)


Orange Bowl: 1) Alabama vs 4) Oklahoma
Rosenberg- Alabama (36)

Baligian- Alabama (38)

Green- Alabama (39)

Lucas- Alabama (2)

Larimore- Alabama (38)


Cotton Bowl: 2) Clemson vs 3) Notre Dame
Rosenberg- Clemson (23)

Baligian- Clemson (36)

Green- Clemson (30)

Lucas- Notre Dame (4)

Larimore- Clemson (19)


Redbox Bowl: Oregon vs Michigan State
Rosenberg- Oregon (1)

Baligian- Oregon (4)

Green- Oregon (36)

Lucas- Oregon (13)

Larimore- Oregon (39)


Military Bowl: Virginia Tech vs Cincinnati
Rosenberg- Cincinnati (2)

Baligian- Cincinnati (21)

Green- Cincinnati (17)

Lucas- Cincinnati (14)

Larimore- Cincinnati (20)


Sun Bowl: Pittsburgh vs Stanford
Rosenberg- Stanford (30)

Baligian- Stanford (34)

Green- Stanford (1)

Lucas- Stanford (16)

Larimore- Stanford (36)


Liberty Bowl: 25) Missouri vs Oklahoma State
Rosenberg- Missouri (18)

Baligian- Missouri (32)

Green- Oklahoma State (2)

Lucas- Missouri (11)

Larimore- Oklahoma State (21)


Holiday Bowl: 24) Northwestern vs 18) Utah
Rosenberg- Utah (8)

Baligian- Utah (22)

Green- Utah (16)

Lucas- Northwestern (7)

Larimore- Utah (34)


Gator Bowl: NC State vs Texas A&M
Rosenberg- Texas A&M (38)

Baligian- Texas A&M (24)

Green- NC State (3)

Lucas- Texas A&M (17)

Larimore- Texas A&M (32)


Outback Bowl: 19) Mississippi State vs Iowa
Rosenberg- Mississippi State (34)

Baligian- Mississippi State (23)

Green- Iowa (15)

Lucas- Mississippi State (9)

Larimore- Mississippi State (33)


Citrus Bowl: 14) Kentucky vs 13) Penn State
Rosenberg- Kentucky (12)

Baligian- Penn State (19)

Green- Penn State (14)

Lucas- Penn State (8)

Larimore- Penn State (31)


Fiesta Bowl: 12) LSU vs 6) UCF
Rosenberg- UCF (4)

Baligian- LSU (35)

Green- LSU (31)

Lucas- UCF (6)

Larimore- UCF (2)


Rose Bowl Game: 9) Washington vs 5) Ohio State
Rosenberg- Ohio State (7)

Baligian- Ohio State (33)

Green- Ohio State (38)

Lucas- Ohio State (5)

Larimore- Washington (22)


Sugar Bowl: 11) Texas vs 7) Georgia
Rosenberg- Georgia (37)

Baligian- Georgia (37)

Green- Georgia (37)

Lucas- Texas (3)

Larimore- Georgia (10)