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Wright's Buzzer-Beater Propels George Mason: Tuesday's Recap

February 15th, 2012
Sherrod Wright (#10) was the hero for George Mason

With 1:22 remaining VCU and George Mason were tied at 51 in a hotly-contested, defensive-minded affair. There were no easy shots to be found in the matchup of two of the three teams that entered Tuesday's action tied for first in the CAA. That's where the real fun began, with the Rams and Patriots combining to score 21 points in that final 1:22 to cap an outstanding matchup. The difference wasn't so much what one team did wrong but rather what one did right. Sherrod Wright. 

Bracketology: Texas & Seton Hall Back In

February 14th, 2012
2012 Final FourCollegehoops.net's Bracketology projections have consistently proven to be the best in the business. Over the last 4 years, Shawn Siegel is the #1 ranked Bracketologist according to the Bracket Project. This ranking includes the likes of Joe Lunardi, Gary Parrish, Jerry Palm, and Andy Glockner.. none of whom come close. 

Orange End Seven-Game Series Skid: Monday's Recap

February 14th, 2012
Brandon Triche was key in the second half

After a 15-2 run gave Louisville a 51-46 lead with 3:38 remaining it seemed as if the Cardinals were well on their way to an eighth straight win over #2 Syracuse. In a contest that featured some ugly offense, a five-point margin seemed to be near insurmountable despite the Orange's many talented players. However a Brandon Triche jumper just 18 seconds later would start a 6-0 run, which ended with a C.J. Fair bucket with 2:11 to go to give Syracuse the 52-51 win.

#18 Louisville vs. #2 Syracuse: Monday's Preview

February 13th, 2012
How limited will Peyton Siva be today?

Despite the fact that the distance between first and second place is just two games with five to go many have conceded the regular season crown to #2 Syracuse (25-1, 12-1), and rightfully so as the Orange have been head and shoulders above the rest of the conference. The race to observe has involved the other three double-bye slots, and #18 Louisville (20-5, 8-4) is a player in that regard. That makes Monday's game at the KFC Yum! Center an important one, with the Cardinals also in position to use the win to bolster their resume from an NCAA tournament seeding standpoint.

Michigan State Forces a Tie for First: Saturday's Recap

February 11th, 2012
Adriean Payne scored 15 points in the MSU win

With first place on the line in Columbus the expectation was that #11 Michigan State and #3 Ohio State would play a tight, physical affair. And that's exactly what it was, with the visitors from East Lansing seeming to be the more comfortable of the two teams in the first half. Michigan State shot 46.9% from the field but the reason for their 35-25 lead at the half was their defense, as they limited Ohio State to 33.3% and forced eight turnovers.

#4 Missouri vs. #6 Baylor: Saturday's Preview

February 10th, 2012
Marcus Denmon had it rolling in Columbia

Saturday is the day that many college basketball fans have been waiting for, with a number of important matchups on the slate. One of those games is #4 Missouri (22-2, 9-2) hosting #6 Baylor (21-3, 8-3) with the Bears looking to keep alive their fleeting hopes of winning the league title. Scott Drew's team is 0-3 in games against the two teams now ahead of them in the standings, most recently being whipped by Kansas in Waco.

Syracuse vs UCONN: Prediction & Fan Poll

February 10th, 2012
Syracuse forward C.J. Fair is now a starter

CONNECTICUT (15-8, 5-6 Big East) AT NO. 2 SYRACUSE (24-1, 11-1 Big East)

 

Time: 1 p.m.

 

West Virginia vs Louisville: Prediction & Fan Poll

February 10th, 2012
West Virginia forward Kevin JonesNO. 23 LOUISVILLE (19-5, 7-4 Big East) AT WEST VIRGINIA (16-9, 6-6 Big East)

 

Time: Noon

 

Underrated NBA Prospects: The College Basketball List

February 10th, 2012
Vanderbilt's Jeffery TaylorEach week, CollegeHoops.net's Greg Mengelt presents a different College Basketball List. This week, Greg takes a look at 10 underrated players who won't be lottery picks, but will still have lengthy NBA careers.

 

College Basketball: Unbalanced Scheduling Leads to Unfair Respect

February 9th, 2012
Unlike the NBA, college basketball schedules are not equitable. In non-conference play, wealthy schools can host as many home games as they'd like, while other schools can go on the road to raise cash. Schools can choose to play cupcakes or challenge themselves in stacked pre-season tournaments. Even in conference play, some leagues have unbalanced scheduling that can alter the final standings substantially. (Georgetown will never get a chance to avenge last night's overtime loss to Syracuse.)