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Colorado State, USF and Cincinnati Notch Needed Wins

March 1st, 2012
Dorian Green scored 14 of his 16 in the second half

Wednesday was a big night for bubble teams as a few had opportunities to either bolster or solidify their NCAA tournament resumes. Three were able to take advantage with wins over ranked opponents: Cincinnati, Colorado State and USF. Tim Miles' Rams were at the end of a three-game stretch in which they took on the top three teams in the Mountain West, and CSU's 66-59 comeback win over #17 UNLV may have punched their ticket to the Big Dance. Dorian Green scored 16 points and dished out three assists to lead the way for the Rams, who outscored UNLV 40-18 in the second half.

USF Picks Up a Big Win: Sunday Thoughts

February 26th, 2012
Anthony Collins led USF past Cincinnati

It wasn't pretty but USF found a way to get the job done, beating Cincinnati 46-45 to move to 11-5 in the Big East and 18-11 overall. Freshman point guard Anthony Collins made a pair of free throws with 3.4 seconds remaining to give the Bulls the win, and while it isn't a resume-building win the Bulls did the simplest thing a bubble team can do this time of the year: they won. Collins, who is going to be an outstanding point guard in the Big East as he gains experience, led USF with 14 points and five assists and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick added eight and ten rebounds.

Bearcats Pick Up Needed Win: Thursday's Quick Hitters

February 24th, 2012
Cashmere Wright led Cincinnati with 22 points

In the game of the night Duke rode the hot shooting of Andre Dawkins and the playmaking of Austin Rivers to avenge an earlier loss to Florida State, winning 74-66 in Tallahassee.

#16 Florida State vs. #4 Duke: Thursday's Preview

February 23rd, 2012
Michael Snaer's three won the first meeting

There's the perception that the trip to Tallahassee has been a nightmare for #4 Duke (23-4, 10-2) in recent years, but while it is a tough trip the Blue Devils hadn't lost there since 2006 before their 66-61 loss last January. On the line tonight is a share of first place (with North Carolina), a position few expected #16 Florida State (19-7, 10-2) to be in as they were struggling in November and December.

Bracketology Implications: What To Know On Thursday

February 23rd, 2012
Cincinnati guard Sean KilpatrickUnlike last night's whopping 18 bubble games, Thursday features only five..ish. Here's a breakdown of the night's action as it relates to NCAA Tournament & NIT Bracketology:  

 

Cincinnati vs Louisville: Prediction & Fan Poll

February 23rd, 2012
Cincy was in good hands with Sean KilpatrickNO. 17 LOUISVILLE (21-6, 9-5 Big East) AT CINCINNATI (19-8, 9-5 Big East)

 

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Bracketology Trip: NCAA Mock Selection Committee: Part Four

February 18th, 2012
ncaa.pngNow that I'm back from the NCAA's Mock Selection Committee, I finally have time to sit down and answer some of the many questions asked by readers and followers on twitter. Sitting in with the likes of Committee chairman Jeff Hathaway and NCAA Senior VP Greg Shaheen (the person who understands the selection process best), I certainly know more about the process than ever before.

 

Poll: Who is The Coach of the Year So Far?

January 26th, 2012