Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Wednesday Big 3

1. Kansas gets their revenge beating K-State by 12

2. ACC leader Clemson gets upset by Boston College

3. UConn right's the ship over DePaul

Bonus - Alabama beats Vanderbilt.......by 57!

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tuesday Big 3

 Sorry about that font yesterday.  Tried something new.

1. Texas continues to look good after the Beard issue beating Baylor

2. Texas Tech upsets Iowa Stat who have lost 2 in a row

3. On a light Monday night Oral Roberts wins by 50. 20-4 and a NET around 50.  Not quite an at-large resume but somebody you don't want to see across from you in round 1.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Monday Bracketology

1 seed vs 16 seed
Purdue (B1G) vs MD-Eastern(MEAC)/FDU(NEC)
Houston(AAC) vs SELA(Sland)/Southern(SWAC)
Alabama(SSEC) vs SEMizzouSt(OVC)
Tennessee vs UNC-Ash(Bsouth)
2 seed vs 15 seed
Arizona vs Vermont(Aeast)
Texas vs E.Wash(Bsky)
Kansas St(B12) vs Siena(MAAC)
Kansas vs Young St (Hor)
3 seed vs 14 seed
Virginia vs Furman(SoCon)
UCLA(Pac12) vs Colgate(Pat)
Marquette(Beast) vs Utah Valley(WAC)
Gonzaga vs Cornell(Ivy)
4 seed vs 13 seed
Baylor vs S.Illinois(Mvalley)
TCU vs UCSB(Bwest)
Xavier vs So.Miss(Sbelt)
St. Mary's(WCC) vs St. Louis(A10)
5 seed vs 12 seed
Iowa State vs Oral Roberts(Summit)
Illinois vs Kent St(MAC)
Providence vs Liberty(Asun)
Indiana vs Charleston(Col)
6 seed vs 11 seed
N.Carolina vs Nevada/USC
Rutgers vs PennSt/Pittsburgh
Connecticut vs West Virginia
Duke vs Arkansas
7 seed vs 10 seed
Miami vs Creighton
Michigan State vs Maryland
Mizzouri vs Northwestern
San Diego St(Mwest) vs Iowa
8 seed vs 9 seed
NC State vs Kentucky
Clemson (ACC) vs FAU(Cusa)
Memphis vs Boise St
Auburn vs New Mexico
First Four Out
Texas A&M
Utah State
Wisconsin
Arizona St
Next Four Out
Oklahoma St
Oklahoma
Virginia Tech
Miss St
Also Considered
Cincinnati
Ohio State
North Texas
UNLV
Wake Forest
Utah
Florida
Michigan
Dayton

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Weekly Top-10 Remembers Some Names

Would someone step up and be good?

10. Kansas - I feel obligated to put a Big XII team in the top-10 and Kansas still has a top-20 defense and offense, so yay? Wayne Simien

9. Arizona - Swept a weekend trip to Washington. Blew out Washington yesterday. Hassan Adams

8. St. Mary’s - I texted Brian that the Gaels were suffocating last night as they had BYU sitting on 8 points or so late into the first half and then the Gaels stopped making shots and let BYU get back in the game and lead for a large chunk of it. St. Mary’s will be undone by the offense in March. Omar Samhan

7. Virginia - The ACC is pretty blah, huh? Sean Singletary

6. Marquette - Might win the Big East. Trips to UConn and Omaha remain but are projected to finish 16-4 in league which seems remarkable. Just a beautiful team to watch at the moment. Chris Crawford

5. Alabama - Terrible week, really. Survived Mississippi State and then destroyed by Oklahoma. Sooners shot 57% yesterday but the Tide looked bad this week. Ronald Steele

4. UCLA - On a 2-game skid. Huh. Jason Kapono

3. Houston - Have my doubts about the Cougars but they battled back against Cincinnati yesterday. Jarace Walker really took over late and was quite impressive. Starting to remind me of ‘19 UVA. Slow tempo scares me but think they have enough players to takeover games. Gee Gervin

2. Purdue - Man, the Big Ten is pretty blah. Chris Kramer

1. Tennessee - So, they beat Georgia by 29 and handled Texas with ease. Have won 4 straight by double digits since their loss at home to Kentucky. Favored in all games the rest of the year. Wayne Chism


Friday, January 27, 2023

Friday Bracketology

1 seed vs 16 seed
Purdue (B1G) vs MorganSt(MEAC)/FDU(NEC)
Houston(AAC) vs SELA(Sland)/Southern(SWAC)
Alabama(SSEC) vs UT-Martin(OVC)
Tennessee vs N.Kentucky(Nor)
2 seed vs 15 seed
Arizona vs UNCG(SoCon)
Texas vs UNC-Ash(Bsouth)
UCLA(Pac12) vs Vermont(Aeast)
Kansas St(B12) vs E.Wash(Bsky)
3 seed vs 14 seed
Virginia vs Iona(MAAC)
Xavier(Beast) vs Colgate(Pat)
Gonzaga vs Seattle(WAC)
Kansas vs Princeton(Ivy)
4 seed vs 13 seed
Marquette vs S.Illinois(Mvalley)
TCU vs UCSB(Bwest)
Baylor vs So.Miss(Sbelt)
St. Mary's(WCC) vs Liberty(Asun)
5 seed vs 12 seed
Iowa State vs Oral Roberts(Summit)
Illinois vs Kent St(MAC)
Rutgers vs VCU(A10)
Providence vs Nevada/USC
6 seed vs 11 seed
N.Carolina vs Creighton/Wisconsin
Miami vs Arizona St
Indiana vs Mizzouri
Michigan State vs
7 seed vs 10 seed
Auburn vs Northwestern
Connecticut vs Iowa
Duke vs Charleston(Col)
San Diego St(Mwest) vs Pittsburgh
8 seed vs 9 seed
NC State vs Boise St
Kentucky vs New Mexico
Memphis vs Arkansas
Clemson (ACC) vs FAU(Cusa)
First Four Out
Utah
Penn State
Texas A&M
Florida
Next Four Out
Ohio State
Utah State
Wake Forest
West Virginia
Also Considered
Cincinnati
Virginia Tech
Georgia
North Texas
Miss St
UNLV
UCF
Oklahoma St
Oklahoma
Santa Clara
Michigan
Dayton

RIP Billy Packer

I’ll readily admit, I wasn’t a huge fan but he was one of the true voices of the sport in my formative years and when you heard him calling a game, you knew it was an important game.

I was too young to hear his work with Al McGuire and Dick Enberg but know how much people enjoyed that team. Really, they’ve never truly replaced him. Clark Kellog and Grant Hill are fine. Raftery is fine but not as sharp as he was in Billy’s prime. 

This game is over 

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Thursday Big 3

1. Uconn loses again, this time to Xavier.  The wheels have come off...

2. Wisconsin is crushed by Maryland.  The wheels are coming off...

3. Texas A&M beats Auburn.  Nothing about wheels yet.