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Thursday's Action Underwhelms But Colorado & VCU Win

March 16th, 2012
Darius Theus' shot gave VCU a 3-point lead

The first full day of action in the NCAA tournament didn't produce the number of surprises that many fans both expected and wanted, with just two lower-seeded teams advancing to Saturday's action. While one should come as no surprise to the country the other finds itself carrying the banner for an entire conference...in its first season in the league. Here are the key happenings by location, highlighted by wins for Colorado (Albuquerque) and VCU (Portland).

Syracuse vs NC-Asheville: Prediction

March 12th, 2012
Syracuse forward Kris Joseph

(1) Syracuse vs. (16) NC-Asheville: East Region

 

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Three Teams Punch Their Tickets to the Big Dance

March 4th, 2012
Murray State grabbed the OVC's automatic bid

The first three bids to the NCAA tournament were handed out on Saturday, with the game drawing the greatest amount of attention being the OVC title game between Murray State and Tennessee State. The reason: this is the time of the year when bubble teams actively watch the scoreboard in hopes that no unexpected competitors would show up on the landscape. At 29-1 entering the title game it was clear that Steve Prohm's team would be an "unexpected competitor" for an at-large bid and the Racers were going to receive one had they lost to the Tigers. 

Finals Predictions: Atlantic Sun, Big South, OVC

March 3rd, 2012
Isaiah Canaan looks to lead Murray State to the OVC crownOur g guru has been on fire this year. He'll be picking every conference tournament game over the next 2 weeks.

Saturday's Conference Tournament Primer

March 3rd, 2012
Isaiah Canaan looks to lead Murray State to the OVC crown

Three tickets to the NCAA tournament will be punched on Saturday, beginning with the Big South title game matching seven-seed VMI and regular season champion UNC Asheville. Eddie Biedenbach's Bulldogs have avoided the turmoil on the opposite side of the bracket, which saw both Coastal Carolina and Campbell fall in the quarterfinals. Duggar Baucom's Keydets were the ones who knocked off CCU, as they shot an impressive 14-for-28 from three in their 85-68 win over the Chanticleers.

Ducks Get Hot in the Second Half: Thursday's Quick Hitters

March 2nd, 2012
Oregon moves one step closer to a first-round bye

Florida State's Ian Miller knocked down a three-pointer with eight tenths of a second remaining to give the Seminoles a 63-60 win at Virginia, who will finish the regular season without a win over any of the top three teams in the ACC.

Thursday's Conference Tournament Primer

March 1st, 2012
Long Island forward Julian BoydThree more conferences begin tournament action on Thursday night, which includes four quarterfinal match ups in the NEC. The higher-seeded teams host all four games, which includes regular season champion and top-seed LIU-Brooklyn hosting a Sacred Heart team they've beaten twice this season. But this isn't your usual 1/8 matchup as LIU head coach Jim Ferry pointed out earlier this week, as both meetings have been close.

LIU won at Sacred Heart by six (87-81) on January 5th and their meeting in Brooklyn was a wild 103-91 overtime track meet.

Afternoon Upsets in the Big South: Wednesday's Quick Hitters

March 1st, 2012
VMI knocked down 14 three-pointers in their win

The biggest development on Wednesday night were the wins picked up by Cincinnati, Colorado State and USF, as all three strengthened their arguments for an NCAA tournament bid.