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The 68: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

Bracketology: Eric Prisbell's NCAA tournament field of 68

UPDATED WITH SATURDAY'S RESULTS Newark Region Seed Team Conf* Note 1PittsburghBig East*Five top 25 RPI wins 2TexasBig 12*Gave up 58 points in second half of loss to Colorado 3WisconsinBig TenHow good are Badgers outside Madison? 4North CarolinaACCOnly two contenders in...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 25, 2011; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Important weekend for Virginia Tech, Maryland

This is a Friday rest on where the most promising local teams stand headed into an action-packed weekend: Georgetown Record: 21-7 Next: Saturday vs. Syracuse The best news is that guard Chris Wright (broken non-shooting hand) is expected back later...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 25, 2011; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Gonzaga, Boston College among last teams in

Putting 11 Big East teams into the tournament makes bracketing extremely challenging because it is difficult to space those higher seeded Big East teams out ... As much as you'd like to find a reason to keep some of those...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 25, 2011; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Where the high seeds are likely to play

Here is our weekly look at where the high seeds are most likely to land in the first two rounds (The Big East is too fluid for me to place the other No. 4 seeds in Tucson and Denver right...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 24, 2011; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: A look at the soft bubble

I still have Minnesota in at the moment (I'll take a closer look at the Golden Gophers tonight) and I continue to give Alabama the SEC automatic berth to make my life easier, so here is how my bubble looks,...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 24, 2011; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: The ACC and its parade of bubble teams

Here is the new official logo of this season's ACC tournament. The ACC is shaping up to be the nation's ultimate bubble league. All along I felt the league's mediocrity this season would not be seen in the number of...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 24, 2011; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Wright breaks hand in Georgetown loss

This was a wild Wednesday of hoops. What mattered Wednesday: Maryland 78, Florida State 62: As Dennis Green would say, FSU is NOT what we thought they were. As for Maryland, I want to be clear on this: It would...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 24, 2011; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Blind resume comparison

Here is a blind resume comparison that you may find interesting: Team A Record: 16-11 RPI rank: 58 SOS rank: 25 (63 in non-league play) Vs. top 50: 2-8 Vs. top 100: 7-10 Best wins: 36 RPI, 41 RPI Worst...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 23, 2011; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Ranking the conference tournaments

Here's my list of the most intriguing conference tournaments. I rank all of 'em. 1) Big East: Yes, it's longer than Ken Burns' Baseball. But you've got teams contending for No. 1 seeds, No. 2 seeds, No. 3 seeds and...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 23, 2011; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Michigan State bolsters tournament hopes

Thank you for all the emails. Please keep them coming at prisbelle@washpost.com. What mattered Tuesday: Virginia Tech 76, Wake Forest 62: This was a must-win for the Hokies. The victory won't impress anyone, but now the Hokies can set their...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 23, 2011; 8:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Connecticut's Jim Calhoun sanctioned; team avoids postseason ban

Connecticut avoided a postseason ban, but Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun will be suspended for three Big East Conference games during the 2011-2012 season for what the NCAA called a failure to promote an atmosphere for compliance. The NCAA's...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 22, 2011; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Why is George Mason unranked?

I hardly ever look at the Associated Press top 25. It is highly subjective and it is not part of the criteria the NCAA tournament selection committee considers when handing out bids and seeds. Also, I try to look at...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 22, 2011; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Which teams will cause selection committee members headaches?

If anyone has any thoughts on how we could best cover the NCAA tournament this season, I'd love to hear them. My tentative plan right now is to cover the Mountain West Conference tournament because of the great story lines...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 22, 2011; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Tennessee, Minnesota inching toward bubble

Here is what to watch for tonight: Virginia Tech at Wake Forest: This is a must-win game for the Hokies, who are teetering on the fence. And they will win. Illinois at Ohio State: Illinois should be okay, but it...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 22, 2011; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: A look around the bracketology world

There is less of a consensus about the final at-large teams this season. And I don't expect everything to work itself out by March 13, Selection Sunday. That's because there's plenty of mediocrity out there and I don't expect many...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 22, 2011; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: A look at where the local teams stand

[Note: If you are planning to run an NCAA tournament office pool or a pool among friends, please contact me via e-mail. I'd like to hear from you about your pool. I'm not quoting you or anything; I'm just interested...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 21, 2011; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Duke reclaims No. 1 seed

[Note: If you are planning to run an NCAA tournament office pool or a pool among friends, please contact me via e-mail. I'd like to hear from you about your pool. I'm not quoting you or anything; I'm just interested...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 21, 2011; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Butler, Gonzaga among last teams in

[Note: If you are planning to run an NCAA tournament office pool or a pool among friends, please contact me via e-mail. I'd like to hear from you about your pool. I'm not quoting you or anything; I'm just interested...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 21, 2011; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Dust settles after wild weekend

[Note: If you are planning to run an NCAA tournament office pool or a pool among friends, please contact me via e-mail. I'd like to hear from you about your pool. I'm not quoting you or anything; I'm just interested...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 21, 2011; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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