2/27-2/28 What We’re Watching

Villanova at Syracuse: Clearly this is the game of the day. The two best teams in the Big East all year finally go toe-to-toe. Villanova really needs to score in transition because Syracuse’s zone is too good for ‘Nova’s smaller guards to penetrate and finish. The Orange can get out and run but I’m notContinue reading “2/27-2/28 What We’re Watching”

Let the Tournaments Begin

For the next couple of days, I’ll be giving previews/prediction of mid-major conference tournaments.  Today we’re going to begin with the big South, Ohio Valley, Horizon League, and the Atlantic Sun. Big South: This is a conference that I’ve been watching all season long.  There’s VMI whom opened the season with a win at KentuckyContinue reading “Let the Tournaments Begin”

Hypothetical Situations that Just Might Happen

We’re going to do something different this week.  Since Selection Sunday is creeping up on us, I’m going to talk about different scenarios that may play out for some bubble teams. Saint Mary’s: Patrick Mills comes back.  A month ago, I thought the season was over for the Gaels when Mills was injured and itContinue reading “Hypothetical Situations that Just Might Happen”

Tiger Rag

It seems like it’s the year of the Tiger in college basketball.  Memphis, Clemson, Missouri, and LSU are all having banner years.  These four schools have set themselves up to have great finishes to the season. The Memphis Tigers are back to their old tricks in Conference USA.  Winners of 14 in a row, includingContinue reading “Tiger Rag”

Leaders of the Pac(k)

Quick, which team is the best team in the state of Washington?  I bet you answered Gonzaga.  You may be correct, but they have a serious challenger in the form of the Washington Huskies.  Lorenzo Romar has his team tied for first in the Pac-10 with wins over USC, UCLA and Arizona St already. LedContinue reading “Leaders of the Pac(k)”

Saints are Marching In

In Orlando, after a loss to Wichita St, it appeared that all hope was lost for the Siena Saints.  They were expected to challenge for an at-large bid.  There was no reason why they should’ve lost to the Shockers.  The Saints finished that tournament 0-3 and even I read them their last rights. Well, sinceContinue reading “Saints are Marching In”

Just When You Thought It was Safe to Go to the Desert

The Arizona Wildcats and Arizona St Sun Devils are staking claim to being two of the best teams in the West.  This is shaping to be the best year of college basketball in that state since 1995 when Arizona St earned a #5 seed and made it to the Sweet 16 and Arizona received aContinue reading “Just When You Thought It was Safe to Go to the Desert”

Post Holiday Reaction

I hope everyone has been watching basketball over the past week.  We’ve had plenty of great action from the Caribbean to the Hawaiian Islands.  We’ve had some impressive performances and then we’ve had some duds. Stock Up: Gonzaga.  Never before have I thought a Gonzaga team had a better chance to get to the FinalContinue reading “Post Holiday Reaction”