2013 NCAA Final Four Preview

Apr 04, 2013 4 Comments

How they Arrived in Atlanta Shockers: Defeated #8 Pitt (73-55) #1  Gonzaga (76-70) #13  La Salle (72-58) #2  Ohio State (70-66) Cardinals: Defeated #16 North Carolina A&T (79-48) #8 Colorado State (82-56) #12 Oregon (77-69) #2 Duke (85-63) Tournament Offensive Averages Shockers: 72.7 PPG 38.5 RPG 12.0 APG 42.7 FG% 7.2 3PT/G Cardinals: 80.7 PPG […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Beer Madness 2013

Mar 28, 2013 19 Comments

March Madness is a time for dreamers, know-it-alls, pretenders, and dumb-luckers who fill out brackets with the goal of correctly picking more winners in the 64 team basketball tournament than family, friends, co-workers, or the world at large. Typically, I count myself as one of these people who religiously fills out multiple brackets in a […]

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2013 NCAA Tournament: South Region Preview

Mar 20, 2013 2 Comments

#1 Kansas vs. #16 Western Kentucky How they Punched Their Ticket Kansas (29-5, 14-4 Big 12): Won Big 12 Tournament- Automatic Bid Western Kentucky (20-15, 10-10 Sun Belt): Won Sun Belt Tournament- Automatic Bid ATS (Against the Spread) Kansas: 18-15 Western Kentucky: 17-17 Jayhawks Outlook: A lot of people forget that freshman guard Ben McLemore […]

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2013 NCAA Tournament: West Region Preview

Mar 19, 2013 1 Comment

#1 Gonzaga vs. #16 Southern University How they Punched Their Ticket Gonzaga (31-2, 16-0 WCC): Won the WCC Tournament- Automatic Bid Southern (23-9, 15-3 SWAC): Won the SWAC Tournament- Automatic Bid ATS (Against the Spread) Gonzaga: 17-13-1 Southern: 4-1 Bulldogs Outlook: Huge expectations follow this Gonzaga team heading into the NCAA tournament.  There is no […]

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2013 NCAA Tournament: East Region Preview

Mar 19, 2013 2 Comments

#1 Indiana vs. #16 LIU Brooklyn How they Punched Their Ticket Indiana (27-6, 14-4 Big 10): Finished 1st in Big 10- At Large Bid LIU Brooklyn (20-13, 12-6 NEC): Won NEC Tournament- Automatic Bid ATS (Against the Spread) Indiana: 14-13 LIU Brooklyn: 3-0 Hoosiers Outlook: IU’s offensive efficiency within a conference as competitive as the Big […]

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2013 NCAA Tournament: Midwest Region Preview

Mar 19, 2013 2 Comments

#1 Louisville vs. #16 North Carolina A&T How they Punched Their Ticket Louisville (29-5, 14-4 Big East): Won Big East Tournament- Automatic Bid  N.C A&T (20-16,, 8-8 MEAC): Won MEAC Tournament- Automatic Bid ATS (Against the Spread) Louisville: 20-13-1 A&T: N/A Cardinals Outlook: The Cardinals have strong guard play, athletic bigs, and a defense that can pressure the heck […]

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RPI vs. the “Eyeball Test”

Mar 04, 2013 1 Comment

  Over the years, the Ratings Percentage Index, or RPI, has become a fixture within the college basketball landscape.  For those of you who are unfamiliar, the RPI is basically a formula that assigns points based off of a given team’s wins, losses, and strength of schedule.  Created back in 1981, the primary function of […]

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