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The 68: January 23, 2011 - January 29, 2011

Bracketology: Eric Prisbell's NCAA tournament field of 68

UPDATED AFTER SATURDAY'S GAMES Newark Region Seed Team Conf* Note 1Ohio StateBig Ten*Survived Northwestern to stay unbeaten 2San Diego StateMWCCould not contain The Jimmer 3VillanovaBig EastUpsets shake up Big East standings 4MissouriBig 12Tough part of schedule began Saturday at Texas...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 28, 2011; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Maryland, George Mason among teams in mix for final at-large NCAA tournament berths

While piecing together my 68-team NCAA tournament bracket this morning, I felt fairly comfortable about my first 34 at-large berths. That left me with three open at-large berths. These were the teams I was considering. I needed to choose three...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 28, 2011; 7:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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A look at Maryland's NCAA tournament hopes after the victory at Virginia

So Maryland earned a much-needed and convincing 66-42 road victory against Virginia on Thursday night. The Terrapins, who have faced a steep climb toward an NCAA tournament bid much of this season, are headed in the right direction. But they...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 28, 2011; 7:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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BYU topples San Diego State: Jimmer Fredette mania is in full swing

What mattered Wednesday Pundits were calling it the biggest game in Mountain West history, and it's hard to argue with them: Jimmer Fredette made 14 of 24 shots and scored 43 scintillating points as No. 9 Brigham Young handed No....

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 27, 2011; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Arizona, Kansas State in need of a quality victory

Notre Dame's victory at Pittsburgh earlier this week addressed a glaring hole in the Irish's NCAA tournament resume: the absence of a true road victory. As we approach February, here are other top 50 RPI teams that need to address...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 26, 2011; 1:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Ohio State shows why it is the nation's best team

Here are some links to read as the snow falls: How Virginia Tech got "caught up in the fray" against Georgia Tech. Jason King says there is no doubt about who is No. 1. Can anyone stop Jimmer Fredette, Luke...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 26, 2011; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Why you should care about tonight's San Diego State-BYU game

Here is why you should care about tonight's San Diego State-Brigham Young matchup, one of the best matchups of the season and arguably the best in the history of the Mountain West Conference: San Diego State story: It's hard to...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 26, 2011; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Korie Lucious dismissed from Michigan State's basketball team

The player who will long be known around these parts as Korie "Bleeping" Lucious has been kicked off Michigan State's basketball team because of an unspecified violation of team rules. Lucious, of course, ended Maryland's season in 2010 with a...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 26, 2011; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Purdue all blown out

What mattered Tuesday: 1) Georgia Tech 72, Virginia Tech 57: So much for that 17-point win at Maryland. The Hokies offset that significant win with a significant loss that ended with almost the identical score. Seth Greenberg's team now has...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 26, 2011; 7:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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'Post Sports Live' tackles Big East vs. ACC, among other topics

The 68's very own Eric Prisbell was on this week's installment of "Post Sports Live" to talk about the disparity this season between the Big East and the ACC (it's the last segment of the show, if you want to...

By Matt Bonesteel  | January 25, 2011; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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West Virginia suspends leading scorer Casey Mitchell

Some links for Tuesday: West Virginia suspends its leading scorer, Casey Mitchell, indefinitely for a violation of team rules. Is it time to give up on Butler and Gonzaga this season? Not just yet, says Andy Glockner. More on the...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 25, 2011; 9:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Notre Dame upsets Pittsburgh with 'burn' offense

What mattered Monday: 1) Notre Dame 56, Pittsburgh 51: The Irish finally got its first road win of the season, and it did it with their "burn" offense. In other words, Coach Mike Brey had his players run offense...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 25, 2011; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA basketball's top story line: What a season to expand the tournament

Here are my top story lines to follow until selection Sunday arrives: 1) What a year to expand the tournament field: Yes, the Big Ten, the Big 12 and the Big East are strong leagues this season. But ... the...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 24, 2011; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Is there too much parity in college basketball?

Some links to check out Monday: Bracketology 101 says it is harder than ever before to predict the tournament field because of all the parity. I agree. Patrick Stevens examines the schedule strength in the CAA. A few days old,...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 24, 2011; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Kansas or Connecticut --- which team has a stronger NCAA tournament resume?

Texas beat Kansas on Saturday, and the Jayhawks are no longer a lock for a No. 1 seed at the moment. Let's compare the resumes of Kansas and Connecticut, which has won back-to-back games against Villanova and Tennessee. Connecticut Record:...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 24, 2011; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Where do Maryland, Georgetown, Virginia Tech and George Mason stand?

Let's take a look at the four local teams - George Mason included - with the best chances of earning at-large NCAA tournament berths. (Only games against division I teams included.) Maryland Record: 12-7, 2-3 ACC RPI: 76 SOS: 44...

By Eric Prisbell  | January 24, 2011; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
 
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