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Purdue 77 Illinois 71

Illinois led for much of the game, but Purdue found its outside game and pulled out the victory. Purdue’s first lead came at the 10:03 mark on a Mason Gillis 3. Purdue gave up a 6 point lead at the 4 minute mark and trailed by 2 only to outscore Illinois 13-5 down the stretch …

Bubble talk: March 5th

The bubble consists of the last 5 teams in the bracket and all the teams under consideration. We have 16 teams on the outside but still with a chance of making the bubble. A total of 21 teams on the bubble. Of course teams on our 8/9/10 seed line could lose and fall onto the …

Missouri Valley

Arch Madness! The Missouri Valley Conference always has an enjoyable tournament in St. Louis. This year the Valley has been extremely competitive. Indiana St and Drake have been the best in conference. Four other teams have over 17 wins. This includes Bradley, Belmont, Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois. It would not come as a surprise …

Northeast

The NEC conference regular season was a two team race between Central Connecticut State and Merrimack. Merrimack has completed its transition to Division 1 and is eligible this season to go to the NCAA tournament. CCSU & Merrimack split two games this season and should meet up in the championship game baring upsets. This conference …

Big South

The Big South conference has three teams who can go dancing. High Point is the one seed and is the highest ranked team with a 108 NET. UNC Asheville and Gardner-Webb will likely be the opponent in the Chanpionship game. Favorite: High Point Contender: UNC Asheville Gardner-Webb Upset candidate: Winthrop At large possibilities: None Winner: …

Ohio Valley

The Ohio Valley had a three way tie for the top of the league in the regular season. Morehead State has the highest NET at 117. Little Rock and UT Martin were the other teams at the top of the league. Those two teams have bye games into the semi-finals. Western Illinois and Tennessee State …

Patriot League

Colgate is the clear favorite after going 16-2 in the league this season. Colgate has a NET ranking of 131 and an overall record of 22-9. Five teams finished 10-8 in the league including American & Lafayette who beat Colgate Favorite: Colgate Contender: All five 10-8 teams Upset candidate: American At large possibilities: None Winner: …

Horizon

The Horizon league will have a competitive tournament. There are eight teams with winning conference records and the tournament is wide open. The conference is led by Oakland and Youngstown St. Look out for Green Bay as they have had a resurgence this season. Favorite: Oakland Contender: Youngstown State Green Bay Northern Kentucky Wright State …

Purdue 80 Michigan State 74

Purdue held on to defeat Michigan State in a hard fought battle. Purdue held off a spirited Spartan ball club with some key stops late in the game This was a game of runs and Purdue had just enough fire power to pull out the victory Purdue’s guards hit some big three pointers at key …

Sun Belt

The Sun Belt Conference tournament should be a great tournament. The conference features three 20 win teams. James Madison beat Michigan State on the road earlier in the season and finished 2nd in the regular season. Appalachian State beat James Madison twice this season. Troy has 20 wins and could win a game or two …