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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 …

NCAA South Regional Summary: A Regional for the Ages

The NCAA South Regional in Louisville, KY ended as an historical thriller. Three nail-bitingingly close games, two of which ended in overtime, a buzzer-tying shot, and possibly the greatest individual NCAA tournament performance of all-time by Carsen Edwards. Fans who were fortunate to witness this regional got their money’s worth and then some. I’ll start …

Purdue vs Tennessee – South Regional ​2019

The South Regional boasted #3 Purdue and #2 Tennessee playing in the Sweet 16. The game was hosted in Louisville, so both fan bases could travel well to the game. The Boilermakers and Volunteers had both taken care of business up to this point into the tournament. Each side has experience, with talent to go …

The bubble 3/12

We are down to 23 teams for 12 spots.  We placed all 23 teams records and data on our white board for comparison purposes.  Our students and faculty are working everyday to determine the best bracket possible.  Here are some of our current discussions.  We will attempt to update this each day. 1.  Mid majors-  …

Conference tourneys set to start

The conference tournament season will begin March 4th.  Winners of these tournaments receive the league’s automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA tournament.   This is always an interesting time as for many of these teams the league championship is the only path to the tournament.  Several leagues, about 22 actually are one bid leagues usually.  If …

Texas Tech- 2/28/19

Since losing to Kansas on Feb. 2, the Red Raiders have been on top of their game. They have beaten three tournament teams, including Kansas in a repeat matchup. Their win over Oklahoma State yesterday secured for them what is now a six game win streak. Texas Tech has grinded their way to a record …

THE NET: How high is too high?

The new NET ranking is starting to solidify as the end of the non-conference season approaches.  One of the misconceptions of the NET is that it is a “standings”  statistic, meaning the top ranked teams automatically get the best seeds.  The NCAA has mentioned that is is still going to use the quad system this …

Quad 1 wins: Your team needs them to move up

​ Quad 1 wins?  What does that have to do with ranking team?  Everything!  The new NET ranking system is used to order teams.  Then results against those teams are placed into four quads. Quad 1 is where you want your favorite team to gain victories.  The teams that have quad 1 wins move up …

Bracketering: An interesting procedure

Once teams are placed on a seed line, they then have to be bracketed into pods for tournament action.  We will take you through this procedure as we know it.  It is a very interesting procedure.  The NCAA attempts to have teams play as close to home as possible while also balancing out the four …