Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday Morning Big Three


Wisconsin falls to 3-3 in the Big Ten after scoring only 15 in the first half against Maryland.  They made it a game in the second half but ultimately it wasn’t enough.  Once a 4/5 seed the Badgers now look to be in the 8/9 range

Duke lost to Syracuse and lost Tre Jones for at a minimum appears to be 4-6 weeks.  This team cannot cut down the nets without him.  Huge loss.

Florida State lost to Pittsburgh who is all over the board right now.  I figured FSU would bounce back after Saturday’s last second loss to Duke but instead suffers a worse loss.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday Bracket

1 seed vs 16 seed
Tennessee(SEC) vs S.HoustonSt (Sland)/UMKC(WAC)
Michigan (B1G) vs Wagner(NEC)/NorfolkSt(MEAC)
Duke vs Princeton (Ivy)
Virginia (ACC) vs Prairie View(SWAC)
2 seed vs 15 seed
Gonzaga (WAC) vs Weber St (Summit)
Kansas vs Detroit (Horizon)
Nevada vs Valparasio(Mvalley)
Michigan St. vs LeHigh (Patriot)
3 seed vs 14 seed
Texas Tech (B12) vs Rider (MAAC)
Virginia Tech vs UC-Santa Barbara (Bwest)
Auburn vs UT-San Antonio (Cusa)
North Carolina vs UNLV (Mwest)
4 seed vs 13 seed
Oklahoma vs S.Dakota St (Summit)
Marquette vs Winthrop(Bsouth)
Louisville vs Stony Brook (Aeast)
Florida St. vs Georgia St (Sbelt)
5 seed vs 12 seed
Indiana vs Hofstra(Colonial)
Mississippi St. vs Liberty (Asun)
North Carolina St vs Wofford (SoCon)
Kentucky vs Murray St (OVC)
6 seed vs 11 seed
Buffalo (MAC) vs St. Louis (A10)
Villanova (Beast) vs Mississippi/Syracuse
Cincinnati vs Fresno St/Washington
Houston vs Temple
7 seed vs 10 seed
LSU vs St. John's
Arizona (P12) vs Arizona St.
Wisconsin vs Central Florida (AAC)
Purdue vs Kansas St.
8 seed vs 9 seed
TCU vs Minnesota
Maryland vs Iowa
Nebraska vs Seton Hall
Iowa St. vs Ohio St.
First Four Out
Oregon
Florida
Texas
San Francisco
Next Four Out
Creighton
VCU
Lipscomb
Xavier
Also Considered
Notre Dame
Clemson
Toledo
Missouri
Alabama
Providence
Colorado
Utah St.
Georgetown
Butler
Vanderbilt
Arkansas
Pittsburgh
Furman

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday Bracketology

1 seed vs 16 seed
Tennessee(SEC) vs S.HoustonSt (Sland)/NorfolkSt(MEAC)
Michigan (B1G) vs R.Morris(NEC)/Purdue-FW(Smmt)
Duke vs N. Colorado (Bsky)
Virginia (ACC) vs Green Bay (Horizon)
2 seed vs 15 seed
Gonzaga (WAC) vs Penn (Ivy)
Kansas vs T.Southern(SWAC)
Nevada (Mwest) vs Valparasio(Mvalley)
Michigan State vs LeHigh (Patriot)
3 seed vs 14 seed
North Carolina vs Cal-Bakerfield (WAC)
Texas Tech (B12) vs Rider (MAAC)
Virginia Tech vs UC-Santa Barbara (Bwest)
Auburn vs Winthrop(Bsouth)
4 seed vs 13 seed
Florida State vs Stony Brook (Aeast)
Indiana vs Georgia St (Sbelt)
Oklahoma vs Hofstra(Colonial)
Marquette vs North Texas (Cusa)
5 seed vs 12 seed
Mississippi State vs Liberty (Asun)
North Carolina St vs Wofford (SoCon)
Ohio State vs Murray St (OVC)
Kentucky vs FresnoSt/Temple
6 seed vs 11 seed
Wisconsin vs Maryland/Texas
Ohio State vs Syracuse
Buffalo (MAC) vs San Francisco
Arizona (P12) vs Creighton
7 seed vs 10 seed
Cincinnati vs Kansas State
TCU vs Iowa
Villanova (Beast) vs VCU (A10)
Arizona State vs Central Florida (AAC)
8 seed vs 9 seed
LSU vs Minnesota
Houston vs St. John's
Seton Hall vs Iowa State
Nebraska vs Purdue
First Four Out
Oregon
Washington
Mississippi
Vanderbilt
Next Four Out
Florida
Furman
Arkansas
Pittsburgh
Also Considered
Notre Dame
Texas A&M
Northwestern
Loyola Maramount
Clemson
Toledo
Missouri
St. Louis
Penn State
Alabama
Providence
Indiana Stae
Colorado
Furman
Utah State


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday Big 3

Texas Tech continues their surprising start to the season with a victory over Oklahoma.  With Kansas losing Azubuike for the season is it finally the year another team wins the Big 12?

Alabama and Iowa State follow up big weekend upsets with losses.  Game hangovers are a real thing

Villanova appears to be back on track after a rough start with a win over St. John’s.  Can they win the Big East again?

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday Bracketology

1 seed vs 16 seed
Tennessee(SEC) vs S.Heart(NEC)/MorganSt(MEAC)
Michigan (B1G) vs Rider(Bsouth)/T.Southern(SWAC)
Duke vs SFA (Sland)
Virginia (ACC) vs Green Bay (Horizon)
2 seed vs 15 seed
Gonzaga (WAC) vs Purdue-FW (Summit)
Auburn vs LeHigh (Patriot)
Kansas vs Loyola (Mvalley)
Nevada (Mwest) vs Penn (Ivy)
3 seed vs 14 seed
Michigan State vs N. Colorado (Bsky)
North Carolina vs Charleston (Colonial)
Texas Tech (B12) vs UC-Irvine (Bwest)
Virginia Tech vs Cal-Bakerfield (WAC)
4 seed vs 13 seed
Oklahoma vs North Texas (Cusa)
Mississippi State vs Vermont (Aeast)
Florida State vs Lipscomb (Asun)
Indiana vs Radford(MAAC)
5 seed vs 12 seed
Ohio State vs Georgia St (Sbelt)
Marquette vs UNC-Greensboro (SoCon)
Louisville vs Murray St (OVC)
North Carolina St vs FresnoSt/Maryland
6 seed vs 11 seed
Kentucky vs Syracuse/Butler
Wisconsin vs San Francisco
Buffalo (MAC) vs Creighton
TCU vs Texas
7 seed vs 10 seed
Arizona (P12) vs Kansas State
Cincinnati vs Iowa
Houston (AAC) vs VCU (A10)
Villanova (Beast) vs Central Florida
8 seed vs 9 seed
LSU vs Nebraska
Arizona State vs Minnesota
Iowa State vs St. John's
Purdue vs Seton Hall


First Four Out
Oregon
Washington
Mississippi
Temple
Next Four Out
Vanderbilt
Penn State
Furman
Arkansas
Also Considered
Notre Dame
Miami
Texas A&M
Northwestern
Loyola Maramount
Clemson
Toledo
Boston College
Missouri
St. Louis
Penn State
Alabama
Providence
Indiana Stae
Colorado
Furman
Utah State

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Sunday Update

This week we get back into our normal schedule.  Look for a new bracket on Monday and updates throughout the week.

There were a lot of games yesterday with two big upsets.  Kansas lost again without Azubuike and Nevada suffered their first loss.  I didn't expect Nevada to go undefeated the entire season but they were destroyed.  Kansas is a completely different team without Azubuike

On the other end of things, Duke looked dominant at home again but I'm curious to see them against a good team on the road.  I still think they lose 2-3 conference games.

Kentucky lost to Alabama.  Ha!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Let the Conference Play Begin

Today begins the biggest start to conference play in the country.  Most teams are now in the twice a week, 2 games schedule.  Separation starts to occur and we see who is actually a threat come March.

Since the last Bracketology the two biggest losers have come from the Big Ten where Wisconsin showed no offense, like usual, and lost to Minnesota.  Nebraska and Iowa also had bad losses.  That conference is going to be a mess.  It doesn't get much better with Michigan State battling Ohio State this morning

Game of the day:
We have one top 10 match up where undefeated Virginia hosts Florida State.  It's going to be ugly but Virginia probably hangs on to this one.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

First Bracket of the New Year

Welcome back.  It's been a roller coast ride of 2018 but now that's behind us we can focus on the 2019 season.  Brackets will be posted twice a week as always with more news coming out as we get closer to selection Sunday.  13 weeks left to go...

1 seed vs 16 seed
Tennessee(SEC) vs Niagara(MAAC)/Howard(MEAC)
Michigan (B1G) vs Gwebb(Bsouth)/rambling(SWAC)
Kansas (SEC) vs St. Francis NY (NEC)
Duke vs Abil-Christian (Sland)
2 seed vs 15 seed
Gonzaga (WAC) vs N.Kentucky (Horizon)
Nevada (Mwest) vs Holy Cross (Patriot)
Virginia (ACC) vs Texas St (Sbelt)
Oklahoma vs Montana (Bsky)
3 seed vs 14 seed
Auburn vs S.Dakota St(Sumt)
Michigan State vs Drake (Mvalley)
North Carolina vs Davidson (A10)
Florida State vs UC-Irvine (Bwest)
4 seed vs 13 seed
Wisconsin vs Charleston (Colonial)
Ohio State vs North Texas (Cusa)
Texas Tech vs Penn (Ivy)
Virginia Tech vs Vermont (Aeast)
5 seed vs 12 seed
Mississippi State vs Lipscomb (Asun)
Marquette vs UNC-Greensboro (SoCon)
Indiana vs New Mexico St (WAC)
Arizona St (P12) vs FresnoSt/Temple
6 seed vs 11 seed
Kentucky vs S.Fran/Florida
Cincinnati vs Belmont (OVC)
Buffalo (MAC) vs Texas
Louisville vs Creighton (Beast)
7 seed vs 10 seed
North Carolina St vs Central Florida
TCU vs Butler
Houston (AAC) vs VCU
Villanova vs Minnesota
8 seed vs 9 seed
Nebraska vs Purdue
LSU vs St. John's
Seton Hall vs Iowa State
Iowa vs Kansas State


First Four Out
Maryland
Oregon
Washington
Syracuse
Next Four Out
Mississippi
Arizona
Vanderbilt
Utah State
Also Considered
Arkansas
Notre Dame
Miami
Texas A&M
Northwestern
Loyola Maramount
Clemson
Toledo
Boston College
Missouri
St. Louis
San Diego
Penn State
Alabama
Providence
Indiana Stae
Colorado
Furman