Posts tagged "NCAA tournament"

Can't see Notre Dame going very far in the NCAA Tournament

Can't see Notre Dame going very far in the NCAA Tournament
Last year, Notre Dame leader Mike Brey was named national coach of the year, and deservedly so. This year, he did an even better job. Because he had so much less talent to work with. The Irish (22-11), picked for ninth in the Big East Conference back in October before star player Tim Abromaitis was... Read more »

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 »

Chicago's 3 current sports droughts: Cubs, Northwestern basketball and football

Chicago's 3 current sports droughts: Cubs, Northwestern basketball and football
By 5:30 pm central time today, we will receive confirmation of what we already know- that Northwestern is not being selected for the NCAA Tournament. Just like every year that they have played college basketball, they will not be taking part in the big dance. Their season will continue on in the NIT, meaning that... Read more »
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Butler Bulldogs Embrace "Just Win, Baby" Concept in NCAA Tournament

Perhaps it’s fitting that the Butler Bulldogs eliminated the Michigan State Spartans 52-50 in last year’s Final Four. Not only was it a close game, but the 2010 State team seems to have passed that “just survive and advance no matter what” zeitgeist on to BU. MSU barely won all their games en route to... 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 »

Michigan State Spartans, NCAA Tournament: In or Out?

In our latest, most up-to-date NCAA Tournament bracket projection, (or college basketball “bracketology” if you will, we have the Michigan State Spartans as a #11 seed. Although the chances of them falling into that final #12 seed line (and perhaps playing within that “First Four”) are still high, even with their 66-61 narrow escape over... Read more »
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