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Indiana vs Purdue: A Collision Course

Two great places to watch college basketball We had the privilege to cover games this weekend at both Assembly Hall and Mackey Arena. What a great weekend of hoops as the Hoosiers have won five games in a row and the Boilermakers are the best team in the country. Both teams won convincingly on Saturday. …

Illinois back on Track

Coach Underwood adjusts and the Illini Win On January 4th the Illini were 0-3 in the BIG 10 and looking for some answers. Nine days later and three BIG 10 wins later, this Illinois team is back on track. Friday night, the Illini defeated a gritty Michigan State team in Champaign 75-66 in a tough …

Purdue defeats Austin Peay

Veterans Day 2022 was our First time seeing Purdue play this season and here are our takeaways -Purdue recruits system players as well as anyone in the country. They lost several talented players off the roster from last year. They replaced those players with a couple of Freshmen and a redshirt freshman. Coach Matt Painter …

BIG 10: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines Who replaces all the talent that left after last season? Can the BIG 10 win in March? Is the BIG 10 down this year? Will Wisconsin ever finish in the bottom half of the league? Can Tom Izzo regain some magic and get Michigan St back to form? Number of Bids 7 Favored to …

ACC: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines Does the Conference rebound and get more teams in the tourney. Can Jon Scheyer lead Duke to the Final Four? What teams will push Duke and North Carolina for the top of the league. Can teams compete in the NIL market? Number of Bids 6 Favored to go Dancing North Carolina Duke Capable of …

SEC: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines Is the SEC the best conference in the nation? Is Kentucky going to get back to a final four? How well will the new coaches fare in year 1? Can Texas A&M get a bid? Number of Bids 7 Favored to go Dancing Kentucky Tennessee Arkansas Auburn Alabama Capable of Dancing Florida Texas A&M …

BIG EAST: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines How good will Villanova be without Jay Wright at the helm? Some old faces back to where they began- Coach Matta at Butler and Coach Miller at Xavier Can Patrick Ewing win enough to stay at Georgetown? Number of Bids 4-5 Favored to go Dancing Creighton Villanova UConn Capable of Dancing Xavier Providence Cinderella …

Pac 12: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines Can Arizona repeat an outstanding performance from last season? Can UCLA win a league championship? Coaches on the hot seat at Stanford and Arizona St? USC needs to replace the Mobley brothers. Can the league compete enough in non-conference to get more than 3 bids? Number of Bids 4 Favored to go Dancing UCLA …

BIG 12: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines Can Baylor 3 peat? Can Kansas avoid further sanctions after suspending Bill Self for 4 games? Can TCU maintain or improve on last season? Does Coach Beard lead Texas back to a top team in the country? Number of Bids 7 Favored to go Dancing Baylor Kansas Texas Capable of Dancing TCU Iowa State …

Mid Majors: Pre Season Bracket Capsule

Storylines 23 teams/ How many conferences if any can get multiple bids into the dance? Who can be this year’s St. Peter’s or Oral Roberts? Who is most likely to pull a major upset? Number of Bids ( Outside of Auto Qualifiers) 1 Favored to go Dancing- as an auto qualifier UAB Drake Capable of …