Tag: Valparaiso

NIT Bracketology - A human takes a shot

Updated 8:50 p.m. CT on Sunday, March 6 after Florida Atlantic stole another automatic bid after losing in Sun Belt quarterfinals, which pushes UCF out. Since I’m tweaking the Bracket Predictor over the weekend and it isn’t quite ready for prime time again I decided to sit down and do an NIT Bracket by hand.... Read more »

Some thoughts for tonights Horizon League semifinals

Two quick capsule boxes for the Horizon League Semifinals from U.S. Cellular Arena. Cleveland State vs. Butler: When: 5 p.m. CT TV: ESPNU (tape delayed), ESPN3.com What’s at stake: With a win Butler might be able to make a claim for an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament even if they were to fall to... Read more »

Horizon League Semifinals - Live blog!

The Horizon League Semifinals are the ideal situation. Two great games between the four best teams in the conference all season. Game 1 is Butler vs. Cleveland State III as the Vikings try to finally get past the Bulldogs. This time on a somewhat neutral court. (Expect a huge Butler turnout.) Game 2 is Valparaiso... Read more »

NIT Bracketology - Bracket Predictor for the weekend

The NIT Bracket Predictor is here again. For some reason UCF has snuck into the NCAA Tournament in these metrics. I have no idea how this is happening. It’s quite ridiculous and I know it is, but they still sneak in. Thankfully the rest are very reasonable. The NCAA Bracket will go up in its... Read more »

Horizon League Second Round - Live Blog!

Well, it took me a little longer than I wanted to get to Milwaukee, so unfortunately I didn’t get to live-blog game one of Rd. 2, but you can join me for game two – Valparaiso vs. Detroit tonight. Should be a fun one! Also, I found out that the bottom section is already sold... Read more »

NIT Bracketology - Going into Bracket Buster Weekend

It’s Bracket Buster Weekend and the games have already started, but the NCAA Tournament and NIT fields are still in flux. With a lot of mid-major games this weekend there is sure to be some shakeups. Honestly, the fields keep getting worse. Teams that were once positioned to easily get NIT bids are trying to... Read more »

Tempo-free Horizon League: Staring down the barrel

Big Thursday night in the Horizon League

There are four Horizon League games tonight with only Cleveland State and Youngstown State off. (They’ll play against each other on Saturday.) The other four games though are all critical to how the league standings will shake out for the conference tournament which is only a few weeks away. The most critical game is probably... Read more »