Conference Tournament Previews Pt. 2

OHIO VALLEY: The OVC protects its best teams until the semifinals. That means Belmont and Murray St won’t be playing until Friday night. On the other hand, the 5-8 seeds will have to win four games to win the championship. It’s happened before, but I have a hard time seeing that happening with how dominantContinue reading “Conference Tournament Previews Pt. 2”

Westwood Rising

      All year long, Steve Alford has been brewing something in Los Angeles. The embattled coach has had a superb bounce back season for UCLA. That was no more evident then on Saturday night as the Bruins took down the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson. UCLA’s resurgence can be attributed to freshman sensation LonzoContinue reading “Westwood Rising”

Tortoise is the Hare

In the Big Ten, the newest team is the fastest team and last week Wisconsin found out just how good it was. The Maryland Terrapins are blazing a trail along the midwest guns blazing. Leading the Terps is their backcourt, specifically their freshman phenom Melo Trimble. He’s been outstanding for Maryland averaging over 16 pointsContinue reading “Tortoise is the Hare”

BRACKETOLOGY: Sunday March 10, 2013 (Welcome Florida Gulf Coast, Harvard, Belmont)

Last Four In: Boise St, Virginia, Tennessee, La Salle Last Four Out: Kentucky, Mississippi, Iowa, Alabama MIDWEST 1.Indiana16.Northeastern/Southern Dayton, OH 8.Wichita St9.San Diego St 5.Pittsburgh12.Saint Mary’s  Austin 4.Oklahoma St13.Louisiana Tech 6.VCU11.Minnesota Austin 3.Florida14.Valparaiso 7.Memphis10.Oklahoma Philadelphia 2.Georgetown15.Niagara SOUTH 1.Louisville16.Charleston Southern/Long Island  Lexington, KY 8.NC State9.Illinois 5.UCLA12.Tennesse/Boise St  Salt Lake City 4.Kansas St13.Bucknell 6.Butler11.Colorado Dayton, OH 3.Ohio St14.Stephen F. Austin 7.UNLV10.Villanova Lexington,Continue reading “BRACKETOLOGY: Sunday March 10, 2013 (Welcome Florida Gulf Coast, Harvard, Belmont)”

Sons of Westwood

The rumors of UCLA’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.  Early in the season it looked bleak for UCLA after struggling to beat Georgia and losing to Cal Poly.  The Bruins chemistry looked shoddy and they were working to incorporate Shabazz Muhammad into the lineup. Now the Bruins are tied for first in the Pac-12 andContinue reading “Sons of Westwood”

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”

Heroes in a Half Shell

The Maryland Terrapins, who welcome Duke on Wednesday, are one of the hottest teams in the nation. They’ve won five in-a-row and 11 of 13. Everyone knows about the guard ACC fans love to hate, Greivis Vasquez, but the revelation for the Terps has been freshman post player, Jordan Williams. Williams is averaging nine points-per-game,Continue reading “Heroes in a Half Shell”