Articles Tagged ‘NCAA Tournament’

Texas Longhorns

Good wins: Texas A&M, Pittsburgh (neutral), Michigan State (neutral), Oklahoma State (twice) Bad losses: at Connecticut, at Oklahoma  Strengths Scoring: One problem that the Longhorns do not have is putting the ball in the basket. Texas scored 81.2 points per game in the regular season and has have a number of weapons and athletic players. Senior… more »

Texas A&M Aggies

Good wins: Baylor, Texas, Oklahoma State, Clemson (neutral), at Missouri Bad losses: none  Strengths Coaching: Mark Turgeon and his Aggies are one of the most successful programs in the country that no one talks about. They will be making their third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament under Turgeon’s team has advanced past the first round… more »

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Good wins: Kansas, at Kansas State, Baylor, Texas A&M. Bad losses: at Oklahoma  Strengths James Anderson. The Big 12 Player of the Year is the real deal. In the regular season he averaged 22.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists. He carried the Cowboys to their win over Kansas, scoring 28 points. He also shoots… more »

Florida Gators

Good wins: vs. Tennessee, vs. Michigan State (neutral), Florida State, at Ole Miss, vs. Mississippi State Bad losses: at Georgia, at South Carolina, vs. South Alabama Strengths Balanced Scoring: All five of the Gator starters average at least 10 points per game. None of the starters are seniors, so this group can get even better… more »

Tennessee Volunteers

Good wins: vs. Kansas, vs. Kentucky, vs. Florida Bad losses: at Georgia, at USC Strengths Quality wins: No other team in the country can say it has beaten both Kansas and Kentucky. These two wins show that the Volunteers are capable of beating anyone. Their speed and athleticism is as good as any team. Speed:… more »

Vanderbilt Commodores

Good wins: Tennessee (twice), vs. Missouri, vs. Florida, at St. Mary’s, vs. Mississippi State, at Ole Miss Bad losses: at Georgia, at Western Kentucky, vs. South Carolina Strengths A.J. Ogilvy: He is no doubt the leader and go-to man for the Commodores. At 6-11, Ogilvy is a load inside. He averages 13.9 points, leads the… more »

Villanova Wildcats

Offensive Identity: “We are trying to mix learning our system along with competing on every possession,” says Villanova head coach Jay Wright. Wright looks a touch like Mark Cuban: his intentionally loose grip on his guards resembles Cuban’s friendly clutches with Dallas veterans. He allows his guards to create, improvise within the loose-fitting sweater that… more »

Stag party cancelled: Siena makes comeback, heads to NCAA Tournament for third straight time

Siena faced a double-digit deficit as shots misfired, the defense was sliced, and 10,679 green and gold followers sat in their Times Union Center seats silent and confused. But does it matter? It’s Siena. The Saints are the unchallenged, two-time defending MAAC Champion. They’re going to make a run and blow out Fairfield. That run… more »

Kentucky Wildcats

Good wins: vs. Vanderbilt, vs. Mississippi, vs. Louisville, vs. Connecticut (Neutral), Florida (twice). Bad losses: at South Carolina Strengths Talent: Kentucky may be the most athletic and talented team in the country. The Wildcats are led by three freshmen in John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe. Wall and Cousins lead the team in scoring…. more »

MAAC Semis and Championship coverage

New kids, Fairfield, ride senior to advance to Championship vs. Siena Fairfield was the only semifinal participant that wasn’t in at least one of the last two MAAC Championships. Matter fact, they haven’t played on MAAC Championship Monday since the 2003 season. But down the stretch, the No. 2 seed Stags looked like the experienced… more »

Dayton Flyers, Please Adjust Your PG Situation Prior to Takeoff

Dayton’s win over Creighton, though expected, raises the national focus on the Flyers from a whimper to a murmur. Brian Gregory’s bunch of athletic anomalies got national airplay by playing in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tipoff, but they lost to Villanova and Kansas State. Forward Chris Wright, offered by Michigan State, can only… more »

How will the Big Ten fare in the NCAA Tournament?

“The Big Ten was bad this year. No way around the truth.” – Bracketography’s David Mihm on Selection Sunday. Lost in all the Selection Sunday madness was any discussion of the Big Ten. And, because of the questionable season the entire conference put together, maybe the lack of discussion was warranted. That said, only four… more »

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