Posts tagged "Bracketology"

Can Michigan State win the whole thing like in 2000?

Can Michigan State win the whole thing like in 2000?
Here we are. Another March in which not just the whole city produced 0 NCAA Tournament teams, but the entire state. Sure, you can talk NIT about Northwestern and Illinois State, but I’d figure I’d actually discuss something you might care about. There’s a ton of MSU alumni/fans in Chicago, and everyone has a bracket.... Read more »

Northwestern's Loss really hurts NCAA Tournament chances

Northwestern's Loss really hurts NCAA Tournament chances
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 type of things develop quite quickly.... Read more »

#1 Ohio State Beats Talor Battle and Penn State in Big Ten Championship

The surprising Penn State Nittany Lions stuck around for as long as they could, but the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes proved to be too much to handle in a 71-60 win for their third Big Ten Tournament Championship in the last five years. William Buford led the way with 18 for the Buckeyes and Talor... Read more »

Illini Get Their NCAA Tournament Draw: #9 Seed, vs #8 UNLV

Illini Get Their NCAA Tournament Draw: #9 Seed, vs #8 UNLV
The Illini are headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma to take on their former coach Lon Kruger and the UNLV Running Rebels in the second round of the NCAA Championship Tournament, college basketball‘s premier event. They’ll be seeded #9, the Rebs are seeded eighth. Illinois own a 2-4 neutral court record this season, all NCAA Tournament games... Read more »

Big Ten Basketball Tournament: News, Notes and Quotes

Another Big Ten Tournament will soon be entirely in the books, and with it 7 NCAA Tournament bids from the conference. Yes 7! And the only way that could have happened is…with the exact scenarios that did transpire. The final college basketball tournament bracket S-Curve, what Joe Lunardi uses for bracketology, has that Big Ten... Read more »

Illini Look NCAA Tournament Bound; Who Could Steal Their Bid?

Truthfully, if I again hear the words “enhance NCAA profile” or “NCAA profile needs enhancing” like there’s some sort of a erectile dysfunction drug to fix it, I’ll probably punch all the Viagra in the world. It’s getting out of hand people. Seriously. But we’ve had to examine the profile of the Illinois Fighting Illini... Read more »

Big East Basketball Power Rankings

The college basketball regular season is coming to an end but there is still plenty of jockeying for position in the Big East standings heading into the conference tournament.  And as it stands, 11 teams figure to make the NCAA Tournament.  Here are my updated Big East Power Rankings. By: David Kay 1. Pitt: 25-4... Read more »

Projecting the Entire 68 Team NCAA Bracket, Yes Today!

I am a huge college basketball nerd.  I know it and if you are a frequent visitor to the Sports Bank, you know it as well.  So much in fact, that I create my own bracketology which is seventy times nerdier than making a NBA mock draft. In my inaugural year of entering this hallowed... Read more »
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