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. 

Illinois vs Purdue: Prediction & Fan Poll

February 15th, 2012
Brandon Paul led Illinois with a career night

PURDUE (16-9, 6-6 Big Ten) AT ILLINOIS (16-9, 5-7 Big Ten)


Time: 8:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. Central)

Indiana vs Northwestern: Prediction & Fan Poll

February 15th, 2012

NORTHWESTERN (15-9, 5-7 Big Ten) AT NO. 20 INDIANA (19-6, 7-6 Big Ten)


Time: 6:30 p.m.

#15 San Diego State vs. New Mexico: Wednesday's Preview

February 15th, 2012
New Mexico forward Drew Gordon (right)With Selection Sunday rapidly approaching the chances left for teams to improve their tournament resumes are dwindling, which makes this week vitally important to Steve Alford's New Mexico (20-4, 6-2) Lobos. While the have an impressive record there aren't a lot of marquee wins to their credit, but they've got a shot at one on the road as they visit #15 San Diego State (20-4, 6-2). What's also on the line this week: the driver's seat in the Mountain West race, as UNM has lost to both SDSU and UNLV while those two split their two meetings.

Bubble Watch: Northwestern Not Dead Yet

February 14th, 2012
Based on's most recent Bracketology projection, here is how the NCAA Tournament Bubble currently stands. CHN will publish Bubble Watch on Tuesday's following the Bracketology update.


George Mason vs. VCU: Tuesday's Preview

February 14th, 2012
VCU point guard Darius TheusWith regards to some of the top non-BCS conferences in the country, this is seen as a big week to the uninitiated because of the Sears BracketBusters match ups over the weekend. Those games will be entertaining and all but there's no substitute for going out and winning your league, a mission both VCU (22-5, 13-2) and George Mason (21-6, 13-2) are looking to accomplish in the CAA.

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.

Purdue vs Northwestern: Prediction & Fan Poll

February 11th, 2012
Lewis Jackson scored 18 points in the Purdue victory

NORTHWESTERN (15-8, 5-6 Big Ten) AT PURDUE (15-9, 5-6 Big Ten)


Time: 6 p.m.

Michigan vs Illinois: Prediction & Fan Poll

February 11th, 2012
Michigan point guard Trey Burke

ILLINOIS (16-8, 5-6 Big Ten) AT NO. 25 MICHIGAN (18-7, 8-4 Big Ten)


Time: 1 p.m.

OSU vs Michigan St: Prediction & Fan Poll

February 11th, 2012
How IU defends Aaron Craft will help decide the game

NO. 12 MICHIGAN STATE (19-5, 8-3 Big Ten) AT NO. 3 OHIO STATE (21-3, 9-2 Big Ten)


Time: 6 p.m.