Sweet 16 X-Factors

Mar 25, 2014 1 Comment

After an impressive opening week of the NCAA tournament, 16 teams remain trying to lay claim to the title of national champion.  We’ve highlighted 16 players who are potential X-Factors for their respective teams in their upcoming matchups.  These aren’t necessarily the best players on their teams (in some cases they are), but instead they […]

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Pack Your Bags: Why These High Seeds Will Fall First

Mar 18, 2014 1 Comment

We continue our March Madness coverage with the higher seeds.  The strategy is similar to our Cinderella teams.  Basically, we’ve selected one team from each high seed (5-1) that has the best chance to suffer an early setback in the tournament and when they are likely to lose. Here we go… The first #5 seed that […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Crazy

Jan 06, 2014 5 Comments

Conference play officially kicked off last week in college hoops.  As always we’ll be reviewing the good, the bad, and the crazy every Monday.  With our first edition of the New Year, let’s take a look at some of the most impressive resumes during non-conference play. Good Arizona Wildcats (15-0, 2-0 PAC 12) Noteworthy Performance(s): @SDSU, Duke, @Michigan Since […]

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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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Identifying Recent Successful College Basketball Trends

Feb 27, 2013 3 Comments

Here are a couple trends that have caught my eye the last couple of seasons in college basketball.  It’s worth noting that each one of these trends has led to immeasurable success for their respective teams. Offensive Efficiency The measure of a really good offensive team is their ability to value possessions and consistently convert those possessions into […]

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