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PAC 12 PREVIEW

The Pac 12 conference made a big splash in last year’s tourney. This year they look to continue that success. UCLA and Oregon are clearly the best teams in the conference. There are several other teams that could make some noise. Bids- 4/5 Tourney Bound UCLA Oregon Should Be Dancing USC Bubble Teams Arizona Washington …

BIG EAST PREVIEW

The Big East conference has some storied teams, however, this year will be a year of rebuilding for most of the league. There are several teams that could vie for the top half of the league. Villanova is clearly the best team and a likely high seed in the tourney. Bids- 4/5 Tourney Bound Villanova …

BIG 10 MEDIA DAY 2

The 2021-22 basketball season is just a few weeks from beginning. Discussions of quality wins, tough losses and that awesome sorting tool the NET will soon be prevalent in the basketball world. We were able to attend the BIG 10 media days. Most Impressive Coaches Matt Painter- Purdue: Coach Painter is an excellent coach, a …

BIG 10 MEDIA DAY 1

The 2021-22 basketball season is just a few weeks from beginning. Discussions of quality wins, tough losses and that awesome sorting tool the NET will soon be prevalent in the basketball world. We were able to attend the BIG 10 media days. Most Impressive Coaches Juwan Howard- Michigan: IT’s easy to see why players want …

BIG 10

The BIG 10 conference has been as tough a conference as any in most recent history. Likely nine teams will be in the tournament. Four teams will be on the 1 & 2 seed lines come selection Sunday. This tournament will not really impact the selection process much. Maryland is the most questionable team and …

BIG 12

The BIG 12 might be the best conference in the country top to bottom. Likely to have seven teams in the top half of the bracket on selection Sunday. Five teams likely to be in the top 5 seed lines. This tournament will not really change many seeds but will be highly entertaining. Favorite: Baylor …

ACC

The ACC has had a tough year overall this season. However, with the rise of Georgia Tech the ACC is likely to get 7 teams into the tournament. Louisville and North Carolina need to avoid bad losses early in the tournament. Favorite: Virginia Contender: Florida St, Clemson & Georgia Tech Upset candidate: North Carolina & …

BIG EAST

The Big East is likely a three or four bid league this year. Villanova is the top team but is facing huge injury issues. Watch for UConn who is on fire since getting James Bouknight back into the lineup Favorite: Villanova Contender: Creighton, UConn Upset candidate: St. John’s At large possibilities: Villanova, Creighton, UConn, Xavier, …

SEC

The SEC tournament features some new teams as the favorites. Kentucky has struggled this year and is the 9 seed. Six teams are locked into the tournament and Ole Miss has an outside shot at a bid with a trip to the finals. Favorite: Alabama Contender: Arkansas, Tennessee, LSU & Missouri, Florida Upset candidate: Ole …

PAC 12

The Pac 12 will likely get 4 teams in the tournament. Seeds are likely locked in for those four. Stanford with a deep run could possibly make it to the dance. Favorite: Oregon Contender: Colorado, USC, UCLA Upset candidate: Stanford At large possibilities: Oregon, USC, Colorado, UCLA, Stanford Winner: Oregon