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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 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 …

Crossroads Classic

This past Saturday, the best collegiate basketball teams in the state of Indiana met at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the eighth annual Crossroads Classic. The first matchup featured Notre Dame and  Purdue, both of which entered the competition under .500 in the history of the event. Notre Dame holds a slight margin over Purdue in …