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The 68: February 27, 2011 - March 5, 2011

Big East tournament 2011: A look at the schedule

The schedule for the Big East tournament, which starts Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New York: FIRST ROUND TUESDAY No. 9 Connecticut vs. No. 16 DePaul, noon (ESPN2) No. 12 Seton Hall vs. No. 13 Rutgers, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)...

By Matt Bonesteel  | March 5, 2011; 10:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: North Carolina tops Duke, wins ACC regular season crown

Some thoughts after a wild Saturday in college basketball: I guess Virginia Tech is hell-bent on trying to play in the NIT. Another deflating loss by the Hokies, but at least this one was on the road at Clemson. I've...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 5, 2011; 10:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: A quick note to readers

Hello, everyone. I wanted to thank everyone - all 90-plus people - who e-mailed me about office pools. The story is quite long at this point and will now be held until Selection Sunday so it can get the most...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 5, 2011; 11:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Bracketology: Eric Prisbell's NCAA tournament field of 68

UPDATED WITH SATURDAY'S RESULTS Newark Region Seed Team Conf* Note 1Ohio StateBig Ten*Depth a question for Buckeyes 2Brigham YoungMountain West*Anyone still high on Cougars? 3TexasBig 12Another late-season slide? 4St. John'sBig EastStumbled at Seton Hall 5KentuckySECNot one of Cal's best teams...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 4, 2011; 10:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Michigan, Colorado State among last teams in

Just finished my bracket for Friday -- only a few tweaks -- and it will be up shortly. This is the calm before the storm. This weekend should be chaotic. Next week should be even more volatile. Hard to believe...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 4, 2011; 9:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Blind resume comparison

Let's do a blind resume comparison of two bubble teams from the same state (not to give it away): Team A Record: 19-9 RPI: 63 SOS: 90 (158 in nonconference) Vs. top 50: 2-6 Vs. top 100: 7-6 Best wins:...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 4, 2011; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Updated 68-team tournament field

FYI: I join Tracee Hamilton at 11 a.m. today to conduct an online chat. So please ask tons of questions about teams, picks, brackets, etc. Thanks. Here is my updated 68-team NCAA tournament field as of Thursday morning. No. 1s...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 3, 2011; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: You pick the final four at-large teams

FYI: I join Tracee Hamilton at 11 a.m. today to conduct an online chat. So please ask tons of questions about teams, picks, brackets, etc. Thanks. When you talk about the bubble, you are really getting down to the bottom...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 3, 2011; 10:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Where the high seeds are likely to play

FYI: I join Tracee Hamilton at 11 a.m. today to conduct an online chat. So please ask tons of questions about teams, picks, brackets, etc. Thanks. Okay, here is my best take on where the high seeds in the NCAA...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 3, 2011; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: No No. 1 seed for BYU

FYI: I join Tracee Hamilton today at 11 a.m. for an online chat. So please ask tons of questions about teams, picks, brackets, etc. Thanks. What mattered Wednesday: Miami 80, Maryland 66: That's it. The Terps now need to win...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 3, 2011; 8:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Updated 68-team tournament field

Two notes: If you are running an office pool or a pool for friends -- or know someone who is -- and there is confusion about how to deal with the additional play-in games this season, I encourage you to...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 2, 2011; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Memphis, Boston College among last four in

Two notes: If you are running an office pool or a pool for friends -- or know someone who is -- and there is confusion about how to deal with the additional play-in games this season, I encourage you to...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 2, 2011; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: BYU loses Brandon Davies for season

Two notes: If you are running an office pool or a pool for friends -- or know someone who is -- and there is confusion about how to deal with the additional play-in games this season, I encourage you to...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 2, 2011; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Virginia Tech can't handle success

Two notes: If you are running an office pool or a pool for friends -- or know someone who is -- and there is confusion about how to deal with the additional play-in games this season, I encourage you to...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 2, 2011; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: What to do with Alabama

Let's hope Alabama makes it easy on everyone and either plays its way in or plays its way out. The Crimson Tide could be a Grade A headache for selection committee members and bracketologists nationwide. Look at this profile: Alabama...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 1, 2011; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: A look around the bracketology world

Let's take a quick look at where other bracketologists are slotting local teams this week: Georgetown Joe Lunardi, ESPN: No. 5 Jerry Palm, www.collegerpi.com: No. 4 Andy Glockner, SI.com: No. 3 Bracketology 101: No. 5 The Bracket Matrix: No. 4...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 1, 2011; 9:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Villanova, Texas continue to slide

March is here, everyone. By the end of the month, just four teams will still be playing. It is going to be a wild ride. What mattered Monday: Notre Dame 93, Villanova 72: The Irish made a school-record 20 three-pointers...

By Eric Prisbell  | March 1, 2011; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Duke-BYU resume comparison

Let's compare the resumes of Duke and BYU, two teams in contention for No. 1 seeds: Duke Record: 26-3 RPI: 5 SOS: 37 (47 in non-conference) Vs. top 25: 2-1 Vs. top 50: 8-2 Vs. top 100: 13-3 Best wins:...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 28, 2011; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Updated 68-team tournament field

Here's my updated NCAA tournament field. I lifted BYU to a No. 1 seed and dropped Duke to a No. 2. More on that later. No. 1s Ohio State (BIG TEN) Pittsburgh (BIG EAST) Kansas (BIG 12) Brigham Young (MWC)...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 28, 2011; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: A look at the soft bubble

Cleveland State (Horizon) and St. Mary's (WCC) are tied for first in their respective conferences. If you give them the automatic berths in those leagues, then you are left with five open slots for an underwhelming assortment of teams. (All...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 28, 2011; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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NCAA tournament 2011: Virginia Tech earns signature victory

The four local teams with chances to grab at-large tournament bids all confront different challenges with less than two weeks until selection Sunday. There's George Mason, with its 15-game winning streak, trying to maintain a likely single-digit seed despite not...

By Eric Prisbell  | February 28, 2011; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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