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Bracket U: The season begins

In this episode we discuss some early season, reveal our top 16 seeds in the preseason bracket, and discuss Illinois basketball with Jim Cotter.

SEC Preview

Team To Beat KENTUCKY 25-6 (15-3) The Wildcats only blemish late was a home loss to Tennessee. Followed that up with a comeback win at Florida. A possible 3 or 4 seed in the NCAA, Kentucky is clearly the favorite Contenders AUBURN 25-6 (12-6) The Tigers have struggled some down the stretch but remain a …

Pac 12 Preview

Team To Beat OREGON 24-7 (13-5) The Ducks have been the best all year and have won 4 games in a row. Contenders ARIZONA 20-1 (10-6) The Wildcats are the 2nd highest NET ranked team in the conference. They have struggled at times to convert that into wins and have a tough road from the …

Big Ten Preview

Team To Beat Michigan State 22-9 (14-6) The Spartans heated up at the end of the season, going 5-0 with wins against the Big Ten’s best teams. If Cassius Winston is on, the Spartans are going to be near impossible to take down. Contenders Maryland 24-7 (14-6) The Terrapins have two separate 9 game win …

Big East Preview

Team To Beat Villanova 24-7 (13-5) In the loaded Big East, the Wildcats have earned wins against many great teams and earned a share of the regular season title. They enter the tournament on a 2 game win streak. Contenders Creighton 24-7 (13-5) Creighton took part in a three way tie with Villanova and Seton …

Bracket Breakdown

We are 6 days away from selection sunday.  Our group will meet on March 10th to go over every team on our list and make decisions on seeds 1-68.  We will also determine scenarios where those seeds may change due to conference tournament results. Most of these scenarios will be with teams on the bubble …

Big 12 Preview

Team To Beat Kansas 28-3 (17-1) The Jayhawks have not lost since a Jan. 11 meeting with Baylor. They’re hot and definitely the team to beat in March. Contenders Baylor 26-4 (15-3) Baylor has been alongside Kansas at the top of the rankings. It would be a huge surprise to see anyone other than these …

ACC Preview

Team To Beat Florida State 26-5 (16-4) The Seminoles have established themselves as not just a conference favorite, but a national contender. Contenders Duke 24-6 (14-5) Despite upsets against Stephen F. Austin and Wake Forest, Duke has produced yet another great team. Louisville 24-7 (15-5) The Cardinals had a bumpy ending to the regular season …

Missouri Valley Preview

Team To Beat NORTHERN IOWA 23-5 (14-4) The Panthers won the regular season title and also have wins over South Carolina and Colorado. Contenders LOYOLA CHI 20-10 (13-5) The Ramblers have won 6 of last 7 including a win over Northern Iowa. They split the season series with Northern Iowa with both games going to …

Bracket Decisions

Putting together a bracket is quite the task. It starts with a seed list where we rank teams from 1-68. Each bracket update has some unique and difficult decisions. Here are a few of our discussions this week. LAST 1 SEED– San Diego St held onto the last 1 seed in our bracket. Despite a …