The next few days of the Big East Tournament will play a major factor in the seeding that the conference teams earn when the NCAA Tournament brackets are announced on Selection Sunday. A team could easily move up or down a couple of seeds depending on the outcome of their performance at Madison Square Garden. Here is a best case/worst scenario on where the Big East teams … [Read more...] about Big East Tournament will have major impact on NCAA Tournament seedings
These aren't the most exciting match-ups in the first round of the NCAA Tournament usually. And yes, IT'S A FIRST ROUND, STOP CALLING IT THE SECOND ROUND! YOU'RE TELLING ME, IT'S A "ROUND" MEANING 60/68 TEAMS AUTOMATICALLY GET A BYE. Ok, now that I'm done pointing out NCAA idiocy, I'll stop yelling. The Spartans enter the tournament with the #4 RPI and the #1 strength of … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about #1 Michigan State vs. #16 Long Island
In winning their first Big Ten Tournament title since 2000, the Michigan State Spartans did it with depth and role players, kind of like the 2000 National Championship team. Granted this team today doesn't have four future NBA players (the '00 team had Jason Richardson, Mateen Cleaves, Andre Hutson and Morris Peterson) so you can only go so far with this analogy...of course … [Read more...] about Michigan St bench, depth resembles 2000 National Title Team
Forget the first two #1 seeds- those are set to Kentucky and Syracuse. Yes, even with the Orange losing to the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Big East Tournament. Now that Baylor has upset Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament, a top line slot is now open. If North Carolina should get upset in the ACC Tournament, you could have two spots up for grabs. Michigan State is probably the … [Read more...] about How Michigan State grabs the final #1 Seed on Sunday
NU dealt themselves a serious blow to their own NCAA Tournament hopes tonight. They were right on the cusp, that "last 4 in" line, but probably not so much anymore. Granted they still need four teams to play their way above them, but Championship week is long and those types of things develop quite quickly. "Hopefully I won't be disappointed on Sunday. But I guess we'll just … [Read more...] about Northwestern severely decrease their NCAA Tournament chances by losing in OT
Everyone knows that Nittany Nation is much more a college football republic than it is college basketball country. And the difference is quite extreme. But maybe this is a start of something new for the Penn State Nittany Lions? #10 seeded State (19-14; 9-9 Big Ten) will face a very familiar foe Thursday when the Nittany Lions take on #7 seed and in-state rival Temple in … [Read more...] about Penn State Prepares for First NCAA Tournament Game in a Decade
Everyone and their brother (and their sister, nephew, uncle cousin's former roommate) is currently filling out their bracket right now. And the geekier subgroup of that large group is comprised of those who peruse plenty of college basketball bracket projections in the weeks and months leading up to yesterday. And a tiny subset of that group are those who made those … [Read more...] about People Actually do NIT, CBI and CIT Bracket Projections. Really!
The Illini just found out they're headed to Tulsa take on UNLV Running Rebels from the Mountain West in the first game (second round) of the NCAA Tournament, college basketball's premier event. They'll be seeded #9 while their opponent, the Running Rebels are seeded #9. Yes indeed, they are facing their old Head Coach Lon Kruger. Illinois to 2-4 on a neutral court this … [Read more...] about Illinois NCAA Tournament #9 Seed, Playing #8 UNLV, in Tulsa