"Big Dance" Interviews: Butler forward Matt Howard

March 21st, 2011
Matt Howard has been one of the heroes of the Big Dance thus farTo say the least this subject of CHN writer Jon Teitel's "Big Dance" interview series had a good opening weekend. Butler forward Matt Howard scored the game-winning points in both of Butler's win, scoring on a offensive rebound in the second round win over Old Dominion and following that up with a free throw with 0.8 seconds remaining in their win over top-seed Pittsburgh. Howard's had quite the career in Indianapolis, and he and his teammates aren't done yet. Butler takes on Wisconsin in a Southeast Region semifinal on Thursday night.

Second Round Thursday: Your Commentary

March 17th, 2011
Jacob Pullen scored 20 points in Kansas State's winThe true fun that is the NCAA Tournament tips off on Thursday, beginning with Clemson taking on West Virginia in Tampa (no disrespect to the "First Four"). Sixteen games across the nation will captivate the country with thrilling finishes and routine blowouts being the order of the day. Below is the schedule breakdown by region by tip time, with one game from each quadrant being featured.

By the time Thursday's schedule is finished millions of brackets will be ruined, which should come as no surprise given the regular season.

Butler vs Old Dominion: NCAA Preview & Predictions

March 15th, 2011
(8) Butler vs. (9) Old Dominion

Southeast Region - Washington, D.C.

March 17 - 12:40 truTV


College Hoops Tuesday Recap: Three More Tickets Punched

March 9th, 2011
Reggie Hamilton scored 26 points in Oakland's winThree more tickets were punched on Tuesday night with one being snagged by Greg Kampe's Oakland Golden Grizzlies in a 90-76 win over Oral Roberts in the Summit League title game. Regular season and tournament MVP Keith Benson went off for 28 points, 14 rebounds and four assists and Reggie Hamilton added 26 points and six assists as Oakland completed an impressive run through the conference that included just one loss (IUPUI).

Bracketology: Butler Locks Up Spot, Villanova Tumbles

March 8th, 2011
2011 Final Four - HoustonThe latest 2011 NCAA Tournament Bracketology field as things stand after Tuesday's action. The field below is not who I think deserves to be in, but simply a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand.


College Hoops Tuesday: Your Commentary

March 8th, 2011
Princeton looks to force a one-game playoff in the IvyIt's a mixed bag today as three leagues determine their NCAA Tournament representatives and four others begin their sprint to the finish line. But the preview today will focus on the lone "regular season" game because there's an awful lot riding on it. Rivals Princeton and Pennsylvania meet at the Palestra, and the visiting Tigers need a win to force a playoff with Harvard for the Ivy League title (that game would be played at Yale).

Non-BCS Top 25: Butler Back on Track

February 27th, 2011
ButlerThe Non-BCS Top 25 is a weekly follow-up to the popular CHN Top 50 ranking. Using the power-conference teams ranked in the CHN Top 50 as a base, an in-depth look at the world of "mid-major" basketball is pieced together. The Non-BCS Top 25 will be released early Monday morning following the Top 50..

Bracketology 2011: Butler & Michigan St Back In

February 21st, 2011
2011 Final Four - HoustonThe weekly 2011 Bracketology field is based on how the tourney projects as of now. The field below is not necessarily who I think deserves to be in, but simply a prediction of what the committee would do as things stand. In late February, I release Bracketology updates more frequently as the season approaches crunch time.