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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Best/worst of the 2006-07 schedules

Best/worst of the 2006-07 schedules
By Andy

Like the Oscars … the 10 best schedules are …

• LSU (highlights): Wichita State, Connecticut, Texas A&M, against Texas in Houston, at Tulane, at Oregon State, at Washington

• Kentucky: Maui Invitational (DePaul to start, possibly UCLA second, could get Georgia Tech, Oklahoma, Purdue or Memphis), at North Carolina, at Louisville, Indiana, UMass and Houston

• North Carolina: Preseason NIT Tip-Off in New York (possibly Gonzaga, Tennessee or Indiana), Ohio State, Kentucky, at Saint Louis, at Arizona

• Arizona: at Virginia, Illinois in Phoenix, Louisville in New York, at San Diego State, North Carolina, New Mexico State, UNLV, Houston and Memphis

• Texas: CVC in New York, with possible games against St. John's, Maryland and Michigan State (two of the three), Gonzaga in Phoenix, LSU in Houston, Arkansas, at Tennessee, at Villanova

• Memphis: Maui Invitational (opening with Oklahoma), at Tennessee, Ole Miss, at Arizona, Cincinnati, at Gonzaga

• Gonzaga: Rice in NIT Season Tip-Off and then likely in New York against possibly UNC, Tennessee and Indiana (two of the three), Texas in Phoenix, at Washington State, Washington, Georgia in Duluth, Ga., Duke in New York, Nevada in Seattle, at Virginia, at Stanford, Memphis.

• Wisconsin: Missouri State in South Padre Island (Texas), possibly Oklahoma State there as well, Florida State, at Marquette, Pitt, Pacific, at Georgia

• Pitt: UMass, Florida State, at Auburn, at Buffalo (road game at a MAC school is rare), at Wisconsin, Oklahoma State in Oklahoma City, Washington.

• Indiana: Notre Dame or Butler in NIT Season Tip-Off (before heading to New York for possibly Gonzaga, UNC or Tennessee), at Duke, Charlotte, at Kentucky, Southern Illinois, at UConn.

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