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Final Four: Player & Position Ranking

April 3rd, 2009
Ty LawsonThis is a straight-forward list: a ranking of the remaining Final Four players. Most of the teams go about 8 deep now, so the top 8 from each squad is included. Only 3 others players (2 on MSU and 1 on UNC) get meaningful minutes beyond the top 8. Below, the players are ranked by position.

A couple things to note: Look how weak these teams are at small forward, and mostly at power forward as well. On the flip side, look how great all 4 of these teams are at point guard and at center (especially if I swapped Hansbrough as a center in place of Thompson).

UCONN vs Michigan St Preview/Prediction

April 2nd, 2009
2009 Final FourThe Final Four gets started Saturday evening with the home-state favorite #5 (overall) Michigan St (30-6, 15-3) facing the champions of the West Regional, #2 Connecticut (31-4, 15-3).

Season Rewind: The Big Ten regular season champions, Michigan St had a relatively poor start to the season, taking big losses to both Maryland and UNC, and while it was clearly the conference's top team, fell by double-digits to Ohio St. in the Big Ten tourney semifinals.

UCONN vs Michigan St: Final Four Matchup Comparison

March 31st, 2009
Apr 4 2009 - 6:07pm

CollegeHoops.net All-Elite Eight Team & MOP

March 30th, 2009
Michigan St

And then their were four. Pitt and Villanova put on a performance for the ages, with Scottie Reynolds buzzer-beating layup sure to be replayed for many years to come. While Reynolds was the man of the hour for Villanova, he wasn’t good enough to crack CHN’s five man All-Elite Eight squad.

 

Saturday Recap: Nova & UCONN Advance

March 29th, 2009
The Big East, in the final months of commissioner Mike Tranghese’s tenure, went into Saturday guaranteed at least one spot in the Final Four with Pittsburgh and Villanova meeting in Boston. But how those two fought for the East Regional title is something that will be remembered for a long time to come, with the Wildcats winning on a Scottie Reynolds shot with 0.5 seconds remaining. A Levance Fields heave from about seventy feet was online but long, sealing the 78-76 win and the Wildcats’ first Final Four since 1985.

NCAA Tournament: Thursday Sweet Sixteen Preview

March 26th, 2009
Duke

So many games, so little time. CollegeHoops.net helps you out by cutting to the core of each Tournament game. Click on team names for stats, results, and more. "Matchup" links include helpful injury news, betting tips and information.

 

CollegeHoops.net All-Second Round Team & MOP

March 23rd, 2009
Cole Aldrich - Kansas

The NCAA tournament earned its Madness nickname during the second round this year, with lots of games going down to the wire. Not surprisingly these tight games brought out the best in some players, and the crème de la crème make CHN’s All-Second Round Team.

NCAA Tournament: Saturday Preview/Predictions

March 21st, 2009
2009 Final Four

So many games, so little time. CollegeHoops.net helps you out by cutting to the core of each Tournament game. Click on team names for stats, results, and more. "Matchup" links include helpful injury news, betting tips and information.

 

All-Tournament Team & MOP: Writer's Picks

March 18th, 2009
Louisville

Everyone gets so caught up in picking the perfect the team, that we sometimes forget that players win games.  CollegeHoops.net predict the Most Outstanding Player and All-Tournament team.