Valentine's Day basketball selections


It just keeps getting worse and worse.

Or, depending on how you look at it, funnier and funnier.

Review-Journal sports writer Adam Hill is the latest to out-pick me in Mountain West Conference matchups, going 2-2 to my 1-3 effort on the weekday games.

What now?

Simple. For the Saturday games, I'm taking all the visiting teams. Don't care what the matchups or the lines are.

What, can you think of a better strategy for someone 13 games under .500?

Remember: You are reading the picks of a guy who couldn't beat the family dog, but did manage to outlast a coin flip.

Today's games:

AIR FORCE (plus-19) at UTAH: The only hope here is that fewer possessions a team receives when playing the Falcons will deter the Utes from going blowout city. Suddenly, the only hope doesn't seem much like one.

My pick: AIR FORCE.

BRIGHAM YOUNG (minus-8) at TEXAS CHRISTIAN: I actually feel good about this one, considering I watched TCU live on Tuesday and it appeared the Horned Frogs would have a difficult time breaking pressure against air, much less actual bodies.

My pick: BYU.

COLORADO STATE (plus-17.5) at UNLV: Lon Kruger spent the past few days trying to convince Las Vegas his Rebels are about to host North Carolina and Connecticut combined. I'm hoping he's correct, or at least to the point the Rebels only win by 17.

My pick: CSU.

WYOMING (plus-16) at SAN DIEGO STATE: The Aztecs are 7-3. I have now incorrectly picked all 10 of their games against the spread. If I go 16-for-16, I just might quit and do something that better suits my skill set, like becoming a sports book director.

My pick: Wyoming.

OVERALL RECORDS

Me: 13-26.

Guest celebrities:

Matt Youmans, UNLV basketball beat writer for the R-J: 1-2.

Bridget Graney, my 7-year old daughter: 3-1.

Coin flip: 1-3.

Ellie May, the family dog: 2-2.

Adam Hill, UFC beat writer for the R-J and assistant coach to the Irish Rookies of NJB Northwest: 2-2.