Duel in the Desert: Arizona St vs. Arizona Preview

  Arizona St and Arizona are preparing to play perhaps the biggest regular season game in the history of the rivalry. That’s because the preseason top-5 Wildcats are rolling again while their opponents, the Sun Devils, are the talk of the college basketball world. Over the past thirty-plus years, Arizona has been one of the marqueeContinue reading “Duel in the Desert: Arizona St vs. Arizona Preview”

What will the committee do with UCF?

    This was the most anticipated regular season in UCF basketball history. After making it to the NIT final four, many predicted the Knights may challenge for the school’s first at-large bid ever. However, the injury bug hit the Knights and derailed their plans a bit. First there was the injury to junior guardContinue reading “What will the committee do with UCF?”

BRACKETOLOGY: Wednesday December 27, 2017

This Bracket is good for games thru 12/25 Last Four In: San Diego St, Georgia, Syracuse, Missouri Last Four Out: Temple, UCLA, Auburn, Ohio St Next Four Out: Houston, UCF, Maryland, Providence EAST 1.Villanova16.Penn/North Carolina A&T Pittsburgh 8.Minnesota9.St. Bonaventure 5.Seton Hall12.Northern Iowa Boise 4.Kentucky13.Buffalo 6.Cincinnati11.Nevada Charlotte 3.Virginia14.UT Arlington 7.Notre Dame10.Alabama Pittsburgh 2.West Virginia15.South Dakota StContinue reading “BRACKETOLOGY: Wednesday December 27, 2017”

Hoosier Fans Need to Remain Patient

    Most people nationwide and inside the state of Indiana knew this would be a rough year for the Hoosiers.  Expectations were low coming off last season when they went 18-16 and fired previous coach Tom Crean. However, after losing to Fort Wayne 92-72, the second home blowout loss to an in-state low-to-mid major, some Indiana fansContinue reading “Hoosier Fans Need to Remain Patient”

Maye Day

  The defending national champions are looking good enough to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament after their 78-73 road win over Tennessee on Sunday.  Much of that is due to the emergence of Luke Maye. The junior forward is averaging 19.5 points and 10.3 rebounds per game this season and has filled inContinue reading “Maye Day”

BRACKETOLOGY: Monday December 18, 2017

This Bracket is good for games thru 12/17 Last Four In: St. Bonaventure, Ohio St, Auburn, Temple Last Four Out: Butler, Texas, Boise St, UCF Next Four Out: Maryland, UNLV, Providence, South Carolina Quick Note: One-bid leagues were decided by the team with the highest RPI. EAST 1.Villanova16.Prarie View A&M/Bucknell Pittsburgh 8.Florida9.Minnesota 5.Seton Hall12.Towson BoiseContinue reading “BRACKETOLOGY: Monday December 18, 2017”

Wildcat Bounceback

    By the time we got to the end of the Thanksgiving weekend, the world was asking what was wrong with Arizona. The Wildcats dropped all three games at the Battle 4 Atlantis including a 25-point loss to Purdue. After four straight wins, including three over tough opponents, those fears have been assuaged a bit. TheContinue reading “Wildcat Bounceback”

The Feasibility of a Multi-Bid Missouri Valley

  Here we are in the second week of December and we’re going to talk about NCAA tournament scenarios for a mid-major conference. We’re doing it because the Missouri Valley, without the assistance of Wichita St, is having a helluva pre-conference season.   Northern Iowa currently sits with a RPI of 20. The Panthers alsoContinue reading “The Feasibility of a Multi-Bid Missouri Valley”

We Need to Duplicate Xavier/Cincinnati

    We don’t have many rivalries in any sport these days with the kind of unfiltered hate that we saw on Saturday when Xavier beat Cincinnati. I’m not talking about from fan bases. Of course Duke fans hate North Carolina fans and vice versa. Same thing with Louisville/Kentucky and Purdue/Indiana. However it was clearContinue reading “We Need to Duplicate Xavier/Cincinnati”