BRACKETOLOGY: Wednesday March 7, 2018 (Welcome Wright St, College of Charleston, LIU-Brooklyn, Gonzaga, South Dakota St)

This bracket is good for games through 3/6 Last Four In: Saint Mary’s, Arizona St, Alabama, Baylor Last Four Out: Marquette, Louisville, Utah, Syracuse Next Four Out: Notre Dame, Stanford, Washington, Temple SOUTH 1.Virginia16.Hampton/LIU-Brooklyn(NEC) Charlotte 8.Butler9.Texas A&M 5.Texas Tech12.Buffalo Dallas 4.Wichita St13.Murray St(OVC) 6.TCU11.Providence Dallas 3.Purdue14.Bucknell 7.Rhode Island10.UCLA Nashville 2.Auburn15.Montana WEST 1.Kansas16.Harvard Wichita 8.Virginia Tech9.CreightonContinue reading “BRACKETOLOGY: Wednesday March 7, 2018 (Welcome Wright St, College of Charleston, LIU-Brooklyn, Gonzaga, South Dakota St)”

More Conference Tournament Previews

AMERICA EAST: Albany was by far the most dominant team in the league this season. The Great Danes didn’t lose their first conference game until Feb. 17. With all games being at campus sites its going to take a lot to keep Albany from repeating. MISSOURI VALLEY: This certainly was a top heavy league this year asContinue reading “More Conference Tournament Previews”

More Conference Tournament Previews

WEST COAST: This one is academic.  There is one team in this league that will potentially be a No. 1 seed and then there is one team who may get an at-large bid.  Gonzaga went 16-0 in league play this year with some really impressive victories.  In Las Vegas this weekend, I can’t see anyoneContinue reading “More Conference Tournament Previews”

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”

West Region Team Capsules

1. Syracuse Orange Location: Syracuse, N.Y. Record: 28-4 At-Large Bid: Big East Conference Key Players: Wesley Johnson (16 ppg, 8.4 rpg), Andy Rautins (11.7 ppg, 5 apg), Kris Joseph (11.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg), Arinze Onuaku (10.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg), Rick Jackson (10 ppg, 6.9 rpg), Scoop Jardine (8.8 ppg), Brandon Triche (8.1 ppg) Strength: SyracuseContinue reading “West Region Team Capsules”

Conference Tournament Previews (Cont.)

METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC: For the past three years, Siena has been rolling through the MAAC like a warm knife through hot butter. The Saints once again coasted to the regular season title with a 17-1 record. They have shown vulnerabilities though. Not all of the Saints wins have been dominant and some have been downrightContinue reading “Conference Tournament Previews (Cont.)”

Steamin’ Deacons

There’s a team in the ACC that may be a legitimate Final Four contender and I’m not talking about Duke. Wake Forest is quietly having an outstanding year sitting in second in the ACC with an 8-3 league record. Throw in four RPI top-25 wins and it’s easy to see why the Demon Deacons sitContinue reading “Steamin’ Deacons”

Mountain Men

There are many teams in the Big East with instant name cache; UConn Georgetown, Syracuse, and Louisville to name a few.  West Virginia would be pretty far down that list.  However, the Mountaineers have staked their claim as a contender in the best conference in the country. The Mountaineers are at full strength and areContinue reading “Mountain Men”

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”