More Conference Tournament Predictions

PATRIOT LEAGUE: Defending champion Bucknell was rolling along in the Patriot League until mid-February when two losses tarnished its perfect league record.  The fact that one of those loses came to second-place finisher Lehigh at home would make me extremely nervous if I were a Bison fan.  For that reason, and the fact that theContinue reading “More Conference Tournament Predictions”

Made of Gold

Marquette was expected to be among the favorites in the Big East, but I’m not sure many people thought the Golden Eagles would be this good.  Their currently second in the conference with a 13-3 league record losing just one of their last 13 games. Marquette doesn’t have a lot of size, but have twoContinue reading “Made of Gold”

Top 25 for the week of Feb. 27 through March 4

1. Kentucky 2. Syracuse 3. Duke 4. Michigan St 5. Kansas 6. North Carolina 7. Missouri 8. Ohio St 9. Marquette 10. Baylor 11. Georgetown 12. Michigan 13. Wichita St 14. Wisconsin 15. UNLV 16. Gonzaga 17. Florida 18. Indiana 19. Temple 20. Louisville 21. Notre Dame 22. San Diego St 23. Vanderbilt 24. MurrayContinue reading “Top 25 for the week of Feb. 27 through March 4”

Weekend Bracket 2/25-2/26

Quick Notes: Colorado St, Seton Hall and Connecticut got huge wins this week.  The race for the last two No. 1 seeds will be a sight to behold. Loyola Marymount is no longer an at-large candidate Last Four In: Dayton, Northwestern, Texas, Colorado St Last Four Out: NC State, Miami (Fl), Arizona, Marshall SOUTH 1.Kentucky16.StonyContinue reading “Weekend Bracket 2/25-2/26”

Bubble Boys

Today we’re going to examine the resumes of several teams on the bubble.  Central Florida, Colorado St, Connecticut, Loyola Marymount, Miami(FL), NC State, Northwestern, Seton Hall, St. Joseph’s, Texas, Washington, Xavier Central Florida RPI: 56 Record: 19-7 (8-4 Conference-USA) Key Wins: Connecticut, Memphis Key Losses: Louisiana-Lafayette, Tulsa Outlook: UCF is just 2-4 against Memphis, SouthernContinue reading “Bubble Boys”

Top 25 for the week of Feb 20-Feb 26

1. Kentucky 2. Syracuse 3. Missouri 4. Duke 5. Kansas 6. Michigan St 7. Ohio St 8. North Carolina 9. Georgetown 10. Michigan 11. Marquette 12. Florida 13. Temple 14. Notre Dame 15. Wichita St 16. Baylor 17. Louisville 18. New Mexico 19. Florida St 20. Vanderbilt 21. Wisconsin 22. Gonzaga 23. UNLV 24. IndianaContinue reading “Top 25 for the week of Feb 20-Feb 26”

Weekend Bracket 2/18-2/19

Quick Notes: I can’t remember when BracketBuster games were more important.  Saint Mary’s vs. Murray St is probably the marquee matchup as both teams badly need to win.  I can say the same about Creighton, but Long Beach St may solidify an at-large berth with a win.  CAA can make a big move as aContinue reading “Weekend Bracket 2/18-2/19”

Anthony Davis’ Block Party

There’s a lot people can say about the way John Calipari has built his program at Kentucky.  You can say he’s running a factory for pros.  But right now, you can say he has the No. 1 team in the nation and a large part is because of freshman Anthony Davis. Davis, a likely first-teamContinue reading “Anthony Davis’ Block Party”

Top 25 for the week of Feb. 13-Feb. 19

For the first time ever I’m releasing my Top 25.  My rankings are not your traditional rankings.  I rank my teams on where I think they’d be seeded in the NCAA tournament.  That being said, you won’t find them to be all that different from the AP or Coaches Poll, but don’t get mad thatContinue reading “Top 25 for the week of Feb. 13-Feb. 19”

Dragon’s Lair

Will this be the year?  Will this be the year a team other than one from Virginia wins the Colonial Athletic Association.  If the Drexel Dragons have anything to say about it, it will. It’s been six years since UNC-Wilmington won the regular season title in the CAA.  That’s six long years for the restContinue reading “Dragon’s Lair”