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Bracketology: Movement Up and Down the Bracket

Earlier this week, it seemed likely that Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina, and Gonzaga were all safe on the 1 line.  Now?  I’m not so sure.  Villanova is, without a doubt.  Kansas very likely is, with an RPI of 2 and … Continue reading

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Bracketology: A Shrinking Bubble?

If you’re waiting until next week to get into the action, why aren’t you already watching?  The Madness is fully upon us with upsets throughout the conference tournaments!  Let’s look at the notable ones from last night. In last night’s … Continue reading

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Bracketology: More Bids Clinched

Last night, four more automatic bids to the NCAA tournament were clinched.  In the Northeast Conference, Mount Saint Mary’s defeated Saint Francis-Pennsylvania.  Over in the Horizon League, Northern Kentucky beat Milwaukee.  Realistically, this is a good thing for college basketball, … Continue reading

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Bracketology: Gonzaga Can Lock in a 1 Seed Tonight

Tonight, the top line of the NCAA tournament field can be locked if Gonzaga beats Saint Mary’s in the West Coast Conference finals.  At 31-1 with neutral court wins over Florida, Arizona, and Iowa State, plus three wins against St. … Continue reading

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Bracketology: Mid-Major Madness

Yesterday, I wrote about the Madness in the Horizon League tournament.  With Green Bay’s loss to Illinois-Chicago, the conference has now lost its top three teams in the opening round.  Elsewhere, for the second straight year, Monmouth won the MAAC … Continue reading

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Bracketology: Bid Clinched and Bubbles Bursting

First off, congratulations to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks, out of Jacksonville, Alabama, for being the first team to clinch a bid to the 2017 NCAA men’s basketball tournament!  They did so by defeating Tennessee-Martin in the Ohio Valley Conference’s championship … Continue reading

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Bracketology: Belmont Officially Bows Out

Last year, eleven teams who won their conferences in the regular season failed to win their conference tournament and were left out of the Big Dance (thanks to this article for that fact – I remembered it was a high … Continue reading

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Bracketology: Who’s on the Bubble?

March is here.  Can you feel it?  We are just 13 days away from what I believe should be a national holiday (since no one who follows college hoops does any work on it anyway), the first day of the … Continue reading

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Bracketology: Where is the Big Ten?

Where will the Big Ten end up?  The Bracket Preview on February 11 featured zero Big Ten teams on the top 4 seed lines.  Today, my highest-seeded Big Ten team is Purdue, who fell from a 4 to a 5 … Continue reading

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Bracketology: Is Gonzaga a 1 Seed?

How does BYU do it?  Over the last four seasons, the Cougars have beaten Gonzaga as many times as the entire rest of the West Coast Conference has beaten Gonzaga.  BYU is 4-4 against the Zags in this time frame, … Continue reading

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