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College Basketball: Preseason Top 50 Expectations vs Reality

March 18th, 2012
Top 50

With a three day gap before the Sweet Sixteen, it seemed like an opportune time to reflect on my preseason Top 50 ranking. Who lived up to expectations? Who didn't? Who exceeded all hype?


NCAA Tournament Opening Day: Your 12 Hour Marathon

March 15th, 2012
Seth Davis

With 16 games spread over 12 hours on 4 networks, the opening day* of the NCAA Tournament can be a lot to handle. Here's what to expect throughout the day:



Four Factors to NCAA Tournament Success

March 12th, 2012
VCU returns to the NCAA Tournament

As every basketball junkie knows, is a treasure trove of college basketball information. I pored through the data to find four key factors that propelled recent Final Four teams to success, and teams that excel at those factors this year:


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:


Writer's Picks: Upsets, Cinderellas, and the Champion

March 11th, 2012
2012 Final Four

Who will make the deepest runs in the 2012 NCAA Tournament? Who will flop early? Which players will shine? Alongside of's Official Prediction, our crack staff of college basketball gurus presents their March Madness picks.


NCAA Tournament 2012: Top 68 Players

March 11th, 2012
Anthony Davis provided another virtuoso performance

When it comes time to pick your NCAA Bracket, its a good strategy to focus on teams with superstar players. Just look at UCONN last year: Kemba Walker put the Huskies on his back and led them to a surprise National Championship.

Bracketology: Saturday Evening NCAA Tournament Projection

March 10th, 2012
2012 Final Four7:00 PM Saturday: Bracketology projections will be coming fast and furious right up until Selection Sunday, expect another update at midnight following the rest of the day's action. Please check out my review of each of Saturday's games (including