Month: January 2020

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The Bracket Report

Hosts Steve Painter, Joe Perry and Evan Fritz discuss our latest bracket on the ISC Sports Network.

Bubble talk: Jan 30

In & Trending up TEXAS TECH– The big win vs West Virginia helped their resume. The Mountaineers have had solid metric numbers just need some quad 1 wins to keep moving up. VIRGINIA– The Cavaliers enter the field with a huge win over Florida St. They must continue to add wins to stay in the …

Bracket News: Jan 28th

We take a look at each seed line in today’s bracket and share a piece of information that is important to know. Seeds are starting to solidify with two thirds of the season over. Mostly teams fall in a range of two or three seeds and will only move up or out of that range …

Illinois Fighting Illini Jan 27

Overall Record: 15-5 (7-2) Net Ranking: 21 Quad 1 Record: 4-3 Quad 2 Record: 2-1 Weekly Results: Illinois was on the road against two tough Big Ten teams that have dominated that conference for the past years. They beat Purdue at Mackey Arena and any time you win their its always a good win. They …

Conference bracket news – 1/24

IN THE BRACKET (10)– TEAMS SAFELY IN: Michigan St, Maryland, Iowa, Penn St, Illinois, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Indiana TEAMS IN & WITH WORK TO DO – Ohio St, Michigan TEAMS IN CONSIDERATION– Minnesota, Purdue TRENDING– Illinois- They have two really nice road wins in the BIG 10 and are playing great basketball IN THE BRACKET (7) …

Bubble talk: Jan 23

In & Trending up HOUSTON– 32 in the NET, 2-2 in quad 1 and 4-2 in quad 2. Big win over Wichita St helped their cause NC STATE– 44 in the NET, 3-3 in quad 1, 1-1 in quad 2. Winning three in a row always helps the resume In & Trending down WICHITA STATE– …

Illinois: A team centered around toughness

FIVE TAKEAWAYS The Illinois Fighting Illini traveled to Mackey Arena to face the Purdue Boilermakers on Tuesday evening in a game that had a lot of bracket implications. Illinois came out on top 79-62 to earn a rare BIG 10 road win. We were there to witness a truly “tough” team take control in the …

Bracket Report: Jan 21

SEEDS 1-4 This week we have a new number 1 seed in San Diego St. The Aztecs are undefeated and have 3 quad 1 and 3 quad 2 wins. This is good enough for us to move them up. Seeds 2-3 find a bunch of teams with similar resumes. We had a huge discussion between …

Louisville Cardinals Jan 19

Overall Record: 15-3 (6-1) Net Ranking: 10 Quad 1 Record: 4-3 Quad 2 Record: 3-0 Weekly Results: Louisville has been on the road for two straight ACC battles and came up big in both games against Pittsburgh and a tough Duke basketball team. These two big wins will defiantly move the Cardinals up in the …

Conference bracket news

IN THE BRACKET 11 teams are in our most recent bracket. Winning games on the road will be really tough. Teams will have tough stretches of play throughout the rugged schedule. TEAMS WITH WORK TO DO – Minnesota, Purdue, Penn St, Indiana, Iowa, Illinois, Rutgers TRENDING– Wisconsin is on the move up. After a tough …