2018-2019 SEC Preview

Preseason Player of the Year: Tremont Waters, LSU Preseason All-Conference Team: Reid Travis, Kentucky Tremont Waters, LSU Quindary Weatherspoon, Mississippi St Austin Wiley, Auburn Grant Williams, Tennessee Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Emmitt Williams, LSU Projected Order of Finish: 1. Kentucky The Wildcats, per usual, bring in one of the best recruiting classes in theContinue reading “2018-2019 SEC Preview”

BRACKETOLOGY: March 11, 2018 PM (Welcome Penn, Davidson, Kentucky, Georgia St, Cincinnati)

This is the final bracket. Last Four In: Florida St, Oklahoma, Baylor, Texas Last Four Out: Arizona St, USC, Middle Tennessee, Saint Mary’s Next Four Out: Louisville, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Marquette SOUTH 1.Virginia(ACC)16.LIU-Brooklyn(NEC)/North Carolina Central(MEAC) Charlotte 8.Butler9.Texas A&M 5.Texas Tech12.Marshall(C-USA) Dallas 4.Houston13.South Dakota St(Summit) 6.Rhode Island11.Baylor/Oklahoma Detroit 3.Michigan St14.Wright St(Horizon) 7.Kansas St10.St. Bonaventure Nashville 2.Tennessee15.Iona(MAAC)Continue reading “BRACKETOLOGY: March 11, 2018 PM (Welcome Penn, Davidson, Kentucky, Georgia St, Cincinnati)”

Nothing Cavalier about the Cavaliers

In a conference boasting the likes of Duke, Louisville,North Carolina and Syracuse, there’s one team that’s standing out above all those. The Virginia Cavaliers are one of the best teams in the country and looks to be the class of the ACC. With Virginia, it’s all about defense.  Virginia’s pack line defense has befuddled foesContinue reading “Nothing Cavalier about the Cavaliers”

Kentucky Blues

It’s hard to do what John Calipari did in the previous three years at Kentucky.  He’s taken extremely young teams, meshed them perfectly and had great seasons.  People may have opinions about his tactics, but he’s found a way to work within the system. However, relying on freshmen and sophomores every year is going toContinue reading “Kentucky Blues”

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”

East Region Breakdown

1. Ohio State Buckeyes Location: Columbus, OH Record: 32-2 Automatic Bid: Big Ten Conference Champions Key Players: Jared Sullinger (17.2 ppg), William Buford (14.4 ppg), Jon Diebler (12.5 ppg), David Lighty (11.8 ppg) Strength: The Buckeyes are one of most balanced teams in America. Led by all-everything freshman Jared Sullinger, the Buckeyes can score inContinue reading “East Region Breakdown”

BRACKETOLOGY SUNDAY MARCH 13 FINAL (Welcome Duke, Richmond, Kentucky, Ohio St)

EAST 1.Ohio St(B10)16.Arkansas-Little Rock(SBelt)/UT-San Antonio(SLC) Cleveland 8.Gonzaga(WCC)9.George Mason 5.Texas A&M12.Alabama/USC Tucson 4.Syracuse13.Belmont(ASun) 6.Georgetown11.Richmond(A10) Tampa 3.Kentucy(SEC)14.St. Peters(MAAC) 7.UNLV10.Penn St Washington, D.C. 2.Connecticut(BEast)15.Long Island(NEC) WEST 1.Duke(ACC)16.UC-Santa Barbara(BWest) Charlotte 8.Utah St(WAC)9.UCLA 5.West Virginia12.Michigan Denver 4.BYU13.Oakland(Summit) 6.Xavier11.Illinois Tulsa 3.Texas14.Indiana St(MVC) 7.Vanderbilt10.Memphis(CUSA) Chicago 2.Notre Dame15.Boston U(AEast) SOUTHEAST 1.Pittsburgh16.Hampton(MEAC) Cleveland 8.Temple9.Colorado 5.Arizona12.Virginia Tech/Georgia Denver 4.Purdue13.Morehead St(OVC) 6.Cincinnati11.Missouri Washington, D.C. 3.North Carolina14.Wofford(SoCon)Continue reading “BRACKETOLOGY SUNDAY MARCH 13 FINAL (Welcome Duke, Richmond, Kentucky, Ohio St)”

East Region Team Capsules

1. Kentucky Wildcats Location: Lexington, Ky. Record: 32-2 Automatic Bid: Southeastern Conference Champions Key Players: John Wall (16.9 ppg, 6.4 apg), DeMarcus Cousins (15.3 ppg, 10.1 rpg), Patrick Patterson (14.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg), Erick Bledsoe (10.8 ppg) Strength: This team has talent everywhere. Coach John Calipari brought in one of the best recruiting classes inContinue reading “East Region Team Capsules”

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”

Meeks Shall Inherit the Court

Dan Issel, Pat Riley, Jamal Mashburn, Antoine Walker, Rex Chapman, Kenny Walker.  He beat all of them the way he beat Tennessee.  He beat all of them the way he beat history.  A college game is on 40 minutes, so to score 54 points in that amount of time is extroardinary.  Of course, Jodie MeeksContinue reading “Meeks Shall Inherit the Court”