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Tag:Conference Tournaments
Posted on: March 12, 2009 4:44 pm
Edited on: March 12, 2009 4:46 pm
 

Great day! Answering Six Questions From Today

Today has already been busy and it's only 3:30 here in the Central Time zone. Let me clear up a few questions I'm sure are circling in your mind.

As I type this Villanova just knocked off Marqutte at the buzzer........(more on that in a minute)

1) What about Baylor's magical run to the Big 12 semifinals?

The last thing we need around here is someone stroking their ego, but I can't help but brag just a litlte now. I picked the Bears as one of my potential Cinderellas last week in my preview for conference tournaments. Don't be surprised if they win it.

2) Why does Clemson do this January/February swoon every year?

No idea. It doesn't make sense to me but congratulations to Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets may be the most improved young team from the start of the season to the end of the season. Watch out for them next year. The Tigers seed is dropping like a rock.

3) What do Kentucky & Michigan's wins mean?

Honestly not much. Beating Iowa and Ole Miss does not mean hardly anything this year. For Michigan they did knock off a team that has already won games against Wisconsin and Penn State. Earlier in the year both UK & MI lost to the teams they beat today.

4) Minnesota's win over Northwestern does ___________?

Keeps them alive but not much more. The Wildcats are mediocre at best and very inconsistent. The win gives Minnesota a great chance to get a signature win versus Michigan State tomorrow.

5) Who is done?

Miami is done after being blown out by Virginia Tech. Providence is all but done at this point depending on the showings by other bubble teams, including games in progress as I type this.

6) When's the new bracketology coming out?

Any second now. I am going to try to update it hourly.

 

Posted on: March 8, 2009 4:14 pm
 

Conference Tournaments: Summit League

I am going to preview every single conference tournament one by one. Instead of what I initially started I am going to do them all on separate blog entries because I feel like this will give everyone a chance to discuss these conference tournaments. It will give them a home where everyone can join in and post their thoughts. Please comment.

First Round: March 7th
#1 North Dakota State vs. #8 Centenary
#4 IUPUI vs. #5 Southern Utah
#3 Oakland vs. #6 IPFW
#2 Oral Roberts vs. #7 South Dakota State

Quarterfinals: March 9th

Championship: March 10th

 

Prediction: North Dakota State has been the best team in the conference all season long. Sadly I do not have their logo to display, but I am on a hunt to find it. This preview is a little late,considering Oral Roberts has already been knocked out in round one.

 

 

BRACKETOLOGY: I do promise it is coming tonight. Last night I did not get a chance to post it and I apologize. Tonight I will. Lots of changes created a lot of havoc.

 

 

Posted on: March 6, 2009 10:19 pm
 

Conference Tournaments: Big Sky

I am going to preview every single conference tournament one by one. Instead of what I initially started I am going to do them all on separate blog entries because I feel like this will give everyone a chance to discuss these conference tournaments. It will give them a home where everyone can join in and post their thoughts. Please comment.

First Round: March 6th
#4 Idaho State vs. #5 Northern Colorado
#3 Montana vs. #6 Montana State

Quarterfinals: March 10th
#4/5 vs. #1 Weber State
#3/6 vs. #2 Portland State

Championship: March 11th

 

Prediction: Weber State won the Big Sky and looks like the team to beat in the Big Sky Tournament, but they aren't. Ask Gonzaga about how good Portland State is. I expect PSU to win this conference tournament and get the auto bid, but when everyone is in the same boat (everyone needing to win to get in) things tend to get a little crazy. Cinderellas aside Portland State is the true team to beat.

 

 

Posted on: March 6, 2009 10:14 pm
 

Conference Tournaments: WCC

I am going to preview every single conference tournament one by one. Instead of what I initially started I am going to do them all on separate blog entries because I feel like this will give everyone a chance to discuss these conference tournaments. It will give them a home where everyone can join in and post their thoughts. Please comment.

First Round: March 6th
#5 San Diego vs. #8 Loyola-Marymount
#6 Pepperdine vs. #7 San Francisco

Quarterfinals: March 7
#5/8 vs. #4 Santa Clara
#6/7 vs. #3 Portland

Semifinals: March 8
Winner 5/8/4 vs. #1 Gonzaga
Winner 6/7/3 vs. #2 Saint Marys

Championship: March 9

 

Prediction: Gonzaga has dominated the WCC once again, rolling through the regular season unscathed. They can thank Saint Mary's Patty Mills for that. The Gaels have a healthy Mills back but lost so much without him that they likely need to win the WCC Tournament to get into the NCAA Tournament field. Saint Marys outplayed Gonzaga with Mills on the floor, but I still have to go with the Zags.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 6, 2009 3:50 pm
 

Conference Tournament Previews: Southern

I am going to preview every single conference tournament one by one. Instead of what I initially started I am going to do them all on separate blog entries because I feel like this will give everyone a chance to discuss these conference tournaments. It will give them a home where everyone can join in and post their thoughts. Please comment.

First Round: March 6th
#4 Appalachian State vs. #5 Georgia Southern
#3 Charleson vs. #6 UNC-Greensboro
#4 Wofford vs. #5 Elon
#3 Samford vs. #6 Furman

Quarterfinals: March 7
#4/5 vs. #1 Davidson
#3/6 vs. #2 Western Carolina
#4/5 vs. #1 Chattanooga
#3/6 vs. #2 Citadel

Semifinals: March 8

Championship: March 9

 

Prediction: Just like Siena in the MAAC, Davidson is huge favorites in the Southern Conference Tournament. Stephen Curry can find his touch at any moment and light any of his opponents in this tournament up. Beware though, both the College of Charleson and The Citadel have wins over Davidson this year. Those two losses by the Wildcats prove that it can be done. I think Davidson knows how important this tournament is and gets the job done.

Posted on: March 6, 2009 3:45 pm
 

Conference Tournament Previews: MAAC

I am going to preview every single conference tournament one by one. Instead of what I initially started I am going to do them all on separate blog entries because I feel like this will give everyone a chance to discuss these conference tournaments. It will give them a home where everyone can join in and post their thoughts. Please comment.

First Round: March 6th
#8 Loyola vs. #9 Canisius
#7 Iona vs. #10 Marist

Quarterfinals: March 7
#8/9 vs. #1 Siena
#4 Manhattan vs. #5 Fairfield
#3 Rider vs. #6 St. Peters
#7/10 vs. #2 Niagara

Semifinals: March 8

Championship: March 9

 

Prediction: Siena is the overwhelming favorite to win the MAAC. If the Saints fail to do so then they will likely be playing in the NIT, which is unfortunate for a team that is clearly one of the nation's best mid majors. Niagara has a win over Siena and a pretty good team, so don't be surprised of Niagara pulls a MAAC Championship game stunner. If you're a betting man put your money on Siena. They know how important this tournament is.

 

 

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 6, 2009 3:32 pm
 

Conference Tournament Previews: CAA

I am going to preview every single conference tournament one by one. Instead of what I initially started I am going to do them all on separate blog entries because I feel like this will give everyone a chance to discuss these conference tournaments. It will give them a home where everyone can join in and post their thoughts. Please comment.

First Round: March 6th
#8 Georgia State vs. #9 Delaware
#5 Hofstra vs. #12 UNC-Wilmington
#7 James Madison vs. #10 William & Mary
#6 Drexel vs. #11 Towson

Quarterfinals: March 7
#8/9 vs. #1 VCU
#5/12 vs. # 4 Old Dominion
#7/10 vs. #2 George mason
#6/11 vs. # 3 Northeastern

Semifinals: March 8

Championship: March 9

 

Prediction: I got this preview up a little late and I aplogize for that. The CAA Tournament will be one of the first conferences to hand out their automatic bid since the tournament is played out in a quick four day span. Virginia Commonwealth is the most experienced team, and the Rams have Eric Maynor who can take the team on his back if needed. This conference (like a few others I've previewed) has three very good teams.

 

 

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 6, 2009 12:08 pm
Edited on: March 6, 2009 3:54 pm
 

Conference Tournament Previews: America East

I am going to preview every single conference tournament one by one. Instead of what I initially started I am going to do them all on separate blog entries because I feel like this will give everyone a chance to discuss these conference tournaments. It will give them a home where everyone can join in and post their thoughts. Please comment.

First Round: March 6th
#8 Maine vs. #9 Hartford

Quarterfinals: March 7
#8/9 vs. #1 Binghampton
#5 New Hampshire vs. #4 Stony Brook
#7 Albany vs. #2 Vermont
#6 UMBC vs. #3 Boston U

Semifinals: March 8

Championship: March 14

 

Prediction: I have had Vermont winning this conference all year long but I wouldn't be surprised if either Binghampton or Boston U snuck in and won it. Most people don't realize that there are three pretty good teams in this conference. The winner, whoever that may be, will likely be a 15-16 seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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