Is Bill Self Giving Calipari Some Competition in Recruiting Game?
Andrew Wiggins is going to be playing or the Kansas Jayhawks next season. This changes everything. Wiggins has been called the best prospect to come out of high school in 10 years, since Lebron James came out. Most had Wiggins going either to the Florida State Seminoles or the Kentucky Wildcats. Had he picked Kentucky, […]
Tracking the Florida Gators 2004 Class in the NBA Playoffs
The Florida Gators were the last team to win back to back NCAA Tournaments in 2006 and 2007. There were three NBA lottery picks from that team, Al Horford, Joakim Noah and Corey Brewer. All three of those players were part of the 2004 signing class along with Taurean Green. They were all roommates during […]
Best Prep Class Since Lebron? Looking at the Next Wave of College Stars
That is a question many college basketball fans are pondering as they are watching John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats assemble what will likely be the best class of incoming freshmen to go to one school in college hoops history. Calipari has eight freshmen coming in so far, six of them McDonald’s All Americans. With […]
Bracket Strategy: Pick a Number One Seed to Win the Tournament
The moral of the story after all is said and done, you want to be the overall number one seed on Selection Sunday. The Louisville Cardinals were that team this year and they were the only number one seed to make the Final Four. They were joined by two number fours and a number nine […]
For Florida Gators, Will Third Elite Eight be the Charm?
As a college basketball fan, the Elite Eight is perhaps the most difficult round. Of the six (and in some cases now seven) rounds of the NCAA Tournament, the worst to lose in is the Elite Eight round. Why is that? It is because there is so much emphasis on getting to the Final Four […]
Florida Gators May Be a Tournament Upset Victim
In your tournament brackets you will come across this game in the South, Northwestern St vs Florida. It would be easy to pencil in Florida on the next line. After all, this team has beaten Wisconsin, Marquette, Middle Tennessee State, Ole Miss, Missouri, all NCAA Tournament teams, all by wide margins. This team has been […]
College Basketball’s Best Rivalries
As the regular season winds down this week in college basketball, the best rivalries in the game will be played to end the season. The Duke Blue Devils will visit the North Carolina Tar Heels in what is the greatest rivalry in the sport, and maybe n all of sports. Duke and Carolina are eight […]
March Madness Begins: Projecting the Tournament’s Top Seeds
The calendar flipped to march over the weekend. That is music to the ears of college basketball fans. The regular season will wind down this week which means “bubble watching” will be our greatest obsession and Joe Lunardi will be America’s biggest unknown celebrity, if there is such a thing. What does Lunardi do the […]
NCAA Tournament: Is it Time to Expand to 128 Teams?
128 teams in the NCAA Tournament? Blasphemy! That’s what you’re thinking isn’t it? But let’s look at some numbers here. There are roughly 350 Division I college basketball teams. 128 teams in the tournament is well under half of the teams. Compare that to the NBA and NHL where over half the teams get in, […]
2013 NCAA Tournament Field Predictions : Top 16
Everybody seems to have an opinion on who is in and who is out of the NCAA Tournament. It’s a lot of fun to speculate on possible match-ups a month before the Big Dance begins, but until all of the conference tournaments are played it is really just shooting in the dark. There are over […]