1. BCS Championship Picture: Title Hopes for Teams Outside the Top Two

    First, it was Oklahoma State. Then, it was their Bedlam rival, Oklahoma. Despite playing at home, even Oregon couldn’t get it done. Three top five teams, three losses in a span of 24 hours between Friday and Saturday...

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  2. Drew Crawford Gives Northwestern Crucial Alternative to John Shurna

    Someone led Northwestern in scoring with 28 points on Friday. And it was not John Shurna. In fact, Shurna barely scored half that total...

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  3. Smart Leads New Look VCU from Final Four to Charleston

    It’s been seven and a half months since their trip to the Final Four, and now VCU will once again get a chance to showcase themselves in a tournament with a national audience...

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  4. Butler Begins Campaign for Third Straight NCAA Finals Appearance

    It can certainly be argued that no team in college basketball has enjoyed more success the past two seasons than Butler. It cannot be argued, however, that no team in college basketball has more NCAA tournament wins the past two seasons than Butler...

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  5. Belmont Basketball: Near Miss at Duke Hardly a Surprise, Another Top 10 Awaits

    Belmont gave Duke all they could handle on Friday night, losing 77-76 in the season opener for both teams...

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  6. 2011 NCAA Tournament Bracket Projections: Notre Dame Keeps Final No. 1 Seed

    Top Overall Seed: Ohio State Remaining # 1 seeds (ranked in order): Kansas, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame EAST Region (at Newark, NJ) Cleveland, OH Fri. Mar...

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  7. Clemson vs. Saint Mary's: Which Team Makes the NCAA Tournament?

    Clemson: 20-10 (9-7 ACC); RPI: 60; SOS: 75 Saint Mary’s: 22-8 (11-3 WCC); RPI: 47; SOS: 103 Common opponent: Long Beach State (both won) Why Clemson Gets in ...

    Erik Schultz Written by Erik Schultz about over 3 years ago 423 reads 3 comments

  8. VCU vs. Alabama Basketball: Which Team Will Make the NCAA Tournament?

    VCU (23-11, 12-6 CAA); RPI: 48, SOS: 85 Alabama (20-10, 12-4 SEC); RPI: 76, SOS: 125 Common opponents: Tennessee (VCU lost, Alabama won) Why VCU Gets In VCU had an intense, and noteworthy, three days in Richmond...

    Erik Schultz Written by Erik Schultz about over 3 years ago 1,583 reads 3 comments

  9. UAB vs Missouri State: Which Team Will Make the NCAA Tournament?

    UAB (22-7, 12-4 C-USA); RPI: 28, SOS: 68 Missouri State (25-8, 15-3 MVC); RPI: 42, SOS: 127 Common Opponents: Tulsa (both lost) *Since this article discusses ...

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  10. Boston College vs Colorado State: Which Team Makes the NCAA Tournament

    Updated March 9 Boston College (19-11, 9-7 ACC); RPI: 39, SOS: 18 Colorado State (18-11, 9-7 MWC); RPI: 45, SOS: 37 Why Boston College Gets In ...

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  11. Michigan vs Georgia: Which Team Will Make the NCAA Tournament?

    This article compares two teams currently on the NCAA tournament bubble with comparable RPI and overall credentials. Think of it as a virtual play-in game; two teams who could potentially meet in a First Four matchup...

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  12. Baylor vs USC: Which Team Makes the NCAA Tournament?

    This article compares two teams currently on the NCAA tournament bubble with comparable RPI and overall credentials. Think of it as a virtual play-in game; two teams who could potentially meet in a First Four matchup...

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  13. Marquette vs Gonzaga: Which Team Makes the NCAA Tournament?

    This article compares two teams currently on the NCAA tournament bubble with comparable RPI and overall credentials. Think of it as a virtual play-in game; two teams who could potentially meet in a First Four matchup...

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  14. Richmond vs Virginia Tech: Which Team Cracks the 68 Team NCAA Tournament Field?

    This article compares two teams currently on the NCAA tournament bubble with comparable RPI and overall credentials. Think of it as a virtual play-in game; two teams who could potentially meet in a First Four matchup...

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  15. Memphis vs Illinois: Which Team Will Make the NCAA Tournament?

    This article compares two teams currently on the NCAA tournament bubble with comparable RPI and overall credentials. Think of it as a virtual play-in game; two teams who could potentially meet in a First Four matchup...

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  16. Kansas State, Nebraska Upset Top Ranked Teams, Does That Get Them in NCAAs?

    Last week saw an abundance of top-ranked teams fall to conference rivals on the road. First it was Kansas. Next it was Pittsburgh, followed closely by Texas. Finally on Sunday, it was Ohio State—again...

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  17. Old Dominion Caps Off Showcase Weekend for CAA in BracketBusters

    The first game of this season’s BracketBusters weekend gave the nation a good look at what CAA teams can do. The last game of the weekend did just the same...

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  18. Butler's Absence From Bracket Busters Hurts Chances For NCAA Tournament Return

    At the time, it seemed like a great opportunity for head coach Brad Stevens and the Butler basketball program. They were given the chance to again face the team that just barely beat them to win the 2010 National Championship...

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  19. BYU, San Diego State May Keep Mountain West From Being a Four-Bid League Again

    There is absolutely no doubt that the enormous success of both BYU and San Diego State this season has propelled the Mountain West conference to new heights nationally...

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  20. George Mason Train Keeps Rollin' Along in Challenging CAA

    With Ohio State’s loss to Wisconsin on Saturday, the unofficial label of “nation’s hottest team” was turned over to the Texas Longhorns. Texas has won ten straight in Big 12 play since a Jan...

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  21. Marquette's Second Half Struggles Keep Them on NCAA Tournament Bubble

    If you watch a Marquette basketball game, it sometimes feels as if you’re watching two different teams within the game. In the first 20 to 30 minutes, Marquette looks like a legitimate Top 20 team...

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  22. 2011 NCAA Tournament: 5 Teams Under the Radar Who Could Steal a Bid

    With the expansion of this year's NCAA Tournament to 68 teams, there will be three extra at-large bids available. Due to an increasing number of power conference teams hovering around ...

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  23. Wisconsin Basketball Domination: A Perfect Complement To Packers' Super Bowl Run

    The Green Bay Packers played about as well as any team in recent NFL postseason memory—winning three games on the road, in convincing fashion, before defeating the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV...

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  24. Power Conference Teams Following The Bracket Buster Model: How Could It Work?

    Two of the more intriguing, and competitive, games of the weekend took place out on the west coast. Each game featured two unranked teams, but had the feel and urgency of a first round National College Athletic Association tournament game...

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  25. Big 12 Teams' Road Struggles: Widespread Mediocrity or Intimidating Homecourts?

    With the Big 12 conference season right around the halfway point, the conference title race is quickly becoming centered around just two teams...

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