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Early Bubble talk

We are one month into the new men’s college basketball season and a lot has happened already. Officially the NET ranking that is used as the main sorting tool for the selection committee has not been released yet. Even when it is released it will be way too early to really make any solid bracket …

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.

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 …

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 …

SEC: Preview

The SEC conference should be a very competitive league this season. Look for 6-8 teams to make the field in March. Almost every team may have a shot at making the tournament. Teams that will be in Kentucky Florida The Gators will push Kentucky for the title this season. Would be very surprised if the …

The Bubble: Traditional teams needing a bid

Teams on the bubble may or may not be good enough to make the 2019-20 NCAA men’s basketball tournament in March. We take a look at some traditional programs who have not been in recent tournaments who will be on this year’s bubble ( one who should be in easy). These teams have been in …

2019-2020 Initial Bracket

Below is our initial bracket of the year. Our brackets will indicate the match-ups our committee believes will happen in the first round of the NCAA tournament and will follow NCAA guidelines. This is always a work in progress as the bracketing procedure is a complicated process. This bracket published is based on past performance …