Month: November 2019

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Bracket U: non-conference tournament previews

In this episode we discuss the early results in NCAA men’s basketball and preview the upcoming non-conference tournaments. Highlighting the games that may influence the tournament selection in March. We also have our students discussing the latest in the NFL.

Evansville Defeats Kentucky

If you don’t already know, an unranked Evansville team beat the number one ranked Kentucky team Tuesday, November 12. This game was the first time that an unranked team beat the number one ranked team since 2015 when UCLA beat number one ranked Kentucky. These are the secrets to how Evansville did it. The game …

The Bubble: Teams on the move early in the season

Early season success or struggle usually doesn’t mean a lot come selection Sunday. However, a few good wins or a couple of tough losses may change the perspective of certain teams. Pre-season predictions often start to change early in the season. We share three teams on the rise and three teams off to tough starts …

Texas Longhorns: Is this the year?

On Saturday, the Texas Longhorns traveled to West Lafayette, Indiana to face the Purdue Boilermakers in Mackey Arena. The Boilers had won 18 straight games in what many call one of the best atmospheres in all of college basketball. Under Shaka Smart, the Longhorns have been just good enough to win more than they lose …

Texas edges out Purdue in tough non-conference matchup

After fighting their way to the Elite Eight last season, the 2019-2020 Boilermakers debuted on Wednesday night with a blowout 79-57 win over Green Bay at home. With Carson Edwards’ departure for the NBA during the offseason, senior transfer Jahaad Proctor appeared ready to fill the gap, grabbing 5 rebounds to accompany his team-high 26 …

Purdue opens the season

The Purdue Boilermakers opened up the 2019-20 men’s basketball season with a 79-57 victory over Green Bay. The Boilers are replacing two sharp shooters in Carsen Edwards and Ryan Cline. On Tuesday, the Boiler faithful got a glimpse of who may the replacements. Here are five takeaways from the opening game. Purdue Defense The Boilermakers …

AAC: Preview

The prevalence of the American Athletic Conference (AAC) has grown over the past few years. Since Connecticut’s championship in 2011, teams like Wichita State, Memphis, and Houston have joined the Huskies on the national stage. This year, expect about 5 teams to contend for spots in the NCAA tournament. Teams that will be in Memphis …

Big 12 Preview

The Big 12 this year looks to be an exciting division where you can look for 4 to 6 teams having an impact on the bracket. Within the Big 12 it looks like every team has some sort of shot, some having harder roads than others. Teams that will be in Kansas  Texas Tech  This …

Pac-12: Preview

Teams should be in Oregon Arizona Both of these teams are seen as pretty much in because they are seen as the elite of the Pac-12. Both of these teams added young players to their rosters which makes them a lock for the tournament this year. Teams could be in USC Washington Arizona State Colorado …