NCAA Tournament Interviews: Davidson's Jake Cohen and J.P. Kuhlman

March 8th, 2012
Davidson will be a tough out next week

Just days after their win in the SoCon tournament final, CHN writer Jon Teitel was able to catch up with Davidson forward Jake Cohen and guard JP Kulhman. Along with De'Mon Brooks these two have been integral parts of Bob McKillop's team, which also won the SoCon regular season title. 

Jon Teitel: You brother Josh played football at Dartmouth. Who is the best athlete in the family?

Jake Cohen: That is a tough question. Josh is good at almost every sport he plays, so I guess he is the best.

Bracketology Update: The Dreaded 8 and 9 Seeds

March 8th, 2012

While getting an 8 or 9 seed as compared to a 10 or 11 seems like an accomplishment, its actually a kiss of death. #1 seeds are usually head and shoulders above the rest of the field, and 8-9 winners get stuck playing them in the 2nd round.


NCAA Tournament Interviews: Saint Mary's Assistant Rick Croy

March 8th, 2012
Saint Mary's won the WCC regular season title as wellIn his latest NCAA tournament interview CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Saint Mary's assistant coach Rick Croy, as the Gaels followed up their WCC regular season title with a tournament title. This season marks the first time in more than 20 years that the Gaels have won both titles, and led by seniors Matthew Dellavedova and Rob Jones they could be hanging around the NCAA tournament for a while this year.

Jon Teitel: You hold the San Francisco State school record with 167 career made three-pointers. What is your secret for three-point shooting?

NCAA Tournament Interviews: Murray State's Steve Prohm

March 7th, 2012
Steve Prohm's Racers dropped just one gameCHN writer Jon Teitel was able to catch up with Murray State head coach Steve Prohm as part of his NCAA Tournament interview series, following up on the Racers' OVC tournament title and automatic bid. Prohm's Racers are 30-1 in his first season at the helm, and this veteran group has the potential to go a long way in the Big Dance.

Jon Teitel: You spent five years as an assistant to Billy Kennedy at Murray State. What makes Kennedy such a good coach, and what is the most important thing you ever learned from him?

NCAA Tournament Interviews: Belmont's Kerron Johnson

March 7th, 2012
Belmont guard Kerron JohnsonCHN writer Jon Teitel continues with his NCAA Tournament interviews, this time catching up with Belmont guard Kerron Johnson. The Bruins will be making the second consecutive NCAA tournament appearence as winners of the Atlantic Sun, knocking off FGCU in Saturday's title game. Belmont lost to four-seed Wisconsin in last year's tournament appearance.

Jon Teitel: You were an AAU teammate of Jon Hood, who is recovering from a torn ACL on the bench of top-ranked Kentucky. Have you talked to him at all during his rehab from surgery?

NCAA Tournament Interviews: Creighton's Doug McDermott

March 7th, 2012
Doug McDermott won MVC Player of the YearWith the NCAA Tournament right around the corner, CHN writer Jon Teitel is catching up with some of the players and coaches you'll need to know before Selection Sunday (if you don't know them by now). First up is Creighton forward Doug McDermott, who led the Bluejays to the Missouri Valley Conference tournament title last weekend. McDermott, who was a First Team All-MVC selection as a freshman, followed that up with MVC Player of the Year honors this season and is one of the toughest matchups in the country.

Poll: Which West Coast Team is Most Dangerous in March?

March 7th, 2012

Bracketology: Remaining Teams That Can Steal Bids

March 6th, 2012
Kevin Dillard led the way for Dayton

While bubble teams were able to breathe easier when Murray St and Creighton won close conference titles, the coast is not entirely clear.

Here's a brief look at the remaining teams most likely to "steal" bids from the bubble hopefuls**.