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Bracketology 2020-21

Welcome to 2020-21 season of NCAA basketball bracketology. We have missed our followers and fans since the abrupt ending to the 2020 season last March. A season without selection Sunday was tough to deal with for fans and for us a group that works all year for selection Sunday. So, we begin again. A new …

What if Bracket was seeded by location due to current concerns?

Bracket update: No fan, less travel No bracket rules followed. We attempt to maintain seed dignity as much as possible. We moved some teams up or down a seed line to have geography more in line. A few teams had to travel out of area to maintain some balance. We did not want all 10 …

Illinois: A team centered around toughness

FIVE TAKEAWAYS The Illinois Fighting Illini traveled to Mackey Arena to face the Purdue Boilermakers on Tuesday evening in a game that had a lot of bracket implications. Illinois came out on top 79-62 to earn a rare BIG 10 road win. We were there to witness a truly “tough” team take control in the …

Keys to making the tournament: Stat wise

As the conference season kicks off in full here in 2020, we thought we would share some info that we use to sort teams 1-68 for selection for the tournament. NET: Teams in the top 40 of the NET will get heavy consideration. The NET is not a standings board, but teams in this area …

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 …

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 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 …