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Non-BCS Top 25: North Dakota St Debuts

January 6th, 2013

The Non-BCS Top 25 is a CollegeHoops.net original, copied by multiple major outlets. As a weekly companion to our popular CHN Top 50 ranking, it takes an in-depth look into the underrated universe of teams outside of the big six. The original Non-BCS ranking.

 

Non-BCS Top 25: North Dakota St Making Noise

December 30th, 2012

The Non-BCS Top 25 is a CollegeHoops.net original, copied by multiple major outlets. As a weekly companion to our popular CHN Top 50 ranking, it takes an in-depth look into the underrated universe of teams outside of the big six. The original Non-BCS ranking.

 

Jon Teitel's "Coaching Greats": Western Illinois' Jack Margenthaler

July 25th, 2012
Jack Margenthaler led WIU to three conference titlesIn the latest installment in his "Coaching Greats" interview series, CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with former Western Illinois head coach Jack Margenthaler. In fifteen seasons at the school, Margenthaler led the Leathernecks to 221 victories, three conference titles and two NCAA tournament appearances. Both of Margenthaler's sons are currently college assistants, and one-time pupil Scott Nagy led South Dakota State to their first-ever tournament appearance back in March.

Jon Teitel: You were a two-time All-State basketball player at Pinckneyville High School.

Baylor vs South Dakota St: Prediction

March 13th, 2012
Baylor guard Pierre Jackson

(3) Baylor vs. (14) South Dakota St: South Region

 

Records

NCAA Tournament: 10 Potential First Round Upsets

March 12th, 2012
Casper Ware led Long Beach State with a career-high 28

Top 10 Most Likely Upsets

March is no time to play it safe. When you fill in your brackets over the next few days, here are the 10 most likely First Round upsets to focus on:

 

Eight NCAA Tournament Sleepers

March 11th, 2012
The McCallums make their first NCAA appearance

One of the tricky aspects of filling out a bracket is figuring out which team(s) can jump up and spring a surprise or two. Last season two teams from non-Power 6 leagues (Butler and VCU) reached Houston, and throughout the history of the 64/65/68-team era there have been teams who have made runs. Below are eight teams who can make surprising runs in the bracket, some to win a game or two and a couple others capable of getting to New Orleans. 

NCAA Tournament Interviews: South Dakota State's Scott Nagy

March 8th, 2012
Scott Nagy's Jackrabbits making their 1st NCAA appearanceAs part of his NCAA Tournament interview series CHN writer caught up with South Dakota State head coach Scott Nagy, whose Jackrabbits will be making the first NCAA appearance in school history. Led by point guard Nate Wolters and lone senior Griffan Callahan, the Jackrabbits finished second in the regular season and then won three straight in Sioux Falls to grab the automatic bid.

Jon Teitel: You made the 1989 Final Four with Illinois as a graduate assistant to Lou Henson (who remains one of the 20 winningest coaches in NCAA history).

2012 All Mid-Major Team: CollegeHoops.net

March 8th, 2012
Isaiah Canaan looks to lead Murray State to the OVC crownPlayer of the Year Isaiah Canaan of Murray State highlights CollegeHoops.net's 2012 All Mid-Major Team. Canaan, a junior guard, led Murray State to an impressive 30-1 season.

 

Canaan is joined on the First Team by fellow guards Scott Machado of Iona and Damian Lillard of Weber St. A pair of senior forwards round out the squad in Dominique Morrison of Oral Roberts and Ryan Pearson of George Mason.

Detroit Grabs First Bid Since 1999: Tuesday's Quick Hitters

March 7th, 2012
Detroit clinched their first NCAA bid since 1999

When Western Kentucky fired Ken McDonald on January 6th few envisioned the young Hilltoppers earning a bid to the NCAA tournament. But they did just that, beating North Texas 74-70 in the Sun Belt title game.