Skip to content

Results matching “conference preview”

  1. Sweet 16 Previews: Why Crowder will be so valuable vs. Florida

    Mar 21, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Murray State v Marquette

    Ed Isaacson of NBADraftBlog.com contributed to this post. Jae Crowder is Marquette’s most important player, and based on the fact that he won Big East Player of the Year of Kevin Jones, the West Virginia power forward that led the conference in scoring and rebounding, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that he…

  2. Big Ten Title Game Preview: Michigan State vs. Ohio State

    Mar 11, 2012, 12:29 PM EDT

    Ohio State v Michigan State

    It’s kind of wild when you think about it, but the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament look like they are going to come down to the last day of the season. At least that’s how it looks in the Big Ten. Ohio State and Michigan State shared the regular season title (with Michigan)…

  3. Big East Title Game Preview: Cincinnati vs. Louisville

    Mar 10, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT

    Peyton Siva, Yancy Gates

    It’s fitting, really. In the final Big East Tournament of the modern era (and, yes, I am allowed to call it the modern era because), no one from the original Big East made it to the tournament final. Cincinnati knocked off both Syracuse and Georgetown while Louisville drubbed both Marquette and Notre Dame en route…

  4. MWC title game preview: New Mexico vs. San Diego State

    Mar 10, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT

    Drew Gordon, James Rahon

    The Mountain West Conference has been one of the most competitive leagues in the country all season long. While three teams appeared to separate themselves from the pack, the conference ended up with enough balance to possibly send a fourth team dancing because winning on the road in the league was borderline impossible. Keep that…

  5. Pac-12 title game preview: Colorado vs. Arizona

    Mar 10, 2012, 12:35 PM EDT

    spt-120310-cuAU

    Here’s the ironic thing about the Pac-12: they did everything that they were supposed to do if this was to turn into a one-bid league. Washington lost in the first round of the conference tournament. Cal lost a day later. The automatic bid will end up in the hands of either Arizona or Colorado, two…

  6. Championship Week Preview: Day 13

    Mar 10, 2012, 10:32 AM EDT

    Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Baylor v Kansas

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  7. Championship Week: Day 12 Preview

    Mar 9, 2012, 11:16 AM EDT

    Kansas State Wildcats v Baylor Bears

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  8. Championship Week: Day 11 Preview

    Mar 8, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - West Virginia v UCONN

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  9. Championship Week: Day 10 Preview

    Mar 7, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Kareem Jamar, Kyle Bullinger, Damian Lillard

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  10. Championship Week: Day 9 Preview

    Mar 6, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    UCLA v St. John's

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  11. Big East Tournament Preview

    Mar 6, 2012, 7:00 AM EDT

    Syracuse Orange players hold up the Big East Regular Season Champion trophy after defeating Louisville Cardinals in their NCAA men's basketball game in Syracuse

    For the last time ever, we will be watching the Big East Tournament as we know it. Next season, West Virginia will be gone, headed to the Big 12. Pitt and Syracuse won’t be far behind them, replaced by powerhouse programs like SMU, Houston and UCF. Saying the league will be diluted is akin to…

  12. Previewing the WCC championship game

    Mar 5, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT

    Matthew Dellavedova, Kevin Pangos

    Gonzaga has been the dominant force in the West Coast Conference for more than a decade. League titles, NCAA Tournament appearances, a trip to the Elite 8, all-americans and NBA Draft picks. However you want to quantify dominance, Gonzaga did it. But for the first time since 2000, the ‘Zags did not win a share…

  13. Championship Week: Day 8 Preview

    Mar 5, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Matthe Dellavedova, Gary Bell Jr

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  14. MAC tournament preview

    Mar 5, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Peyton Siva  D.J. Cooper

    The MAC is a perfect example of why divisions within a conference in college basketball don’t always work. The Eastern Division of the MAC is where all of the power resides. How unbalanced is it? The six teams in the east went 30-6 against the six teams in the west. 30-6! By comparison, the SEC…

  15. Championship Week: Day 7 Preview

    Mar 4, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Tyler Brown, Anthony Cousin

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  16. Championship Week: Day 6 Preview

    Mar 3, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT

    Isaiah Canaan, Kellen Thornton

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  17. Summit League tournament preview

    Mar 3, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT

    120301_spt-morrison

    I’ve probably said this about five times while putting together these conference previews, but the Summit League might be my favorite league in the country. Because they score. And score and score and score. And if you know me, than you know that I appreciate a hard-fought defense battle as much as anyone. But if…

  18. Championship Week: Day 5 Preview

    Mar 2, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

    spt-120301-KevinMurphy

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  19. Weekend Preview: What’s going on with the bubble?

    Mar 2, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    spt-120228-drummond

    You want to see a list of every game that has bubble implications this weekend? Well, here’s a list of every game that has bubble implications this weekend. Click here to see our Weekend Preview of the top games. Sat. Pitt @ UConn, 12 p.m. (ESPN): Here’s my issue with the fact that UConn’s bubble…

  20. Championship Week: Day 4 Preview

    Mar 1, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    spt-120229-kenhorton

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  21. Championship Week: Day 3 Preview

    Feb 29, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

    spt-120228-kerron-johnson

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  22. Previewing the Madness: The Horizon League

    Feb 28, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

    valpo

    It doesn’t get much more entertaining that the Horizon League. Its a balanced league that always has a handful of quality basketball teams that play competitive, emotionally draining games. You want an example? Just last week, last place Loyola (IL) took league champion Valpo to overtime on Valpo’s home court. This season was no different.…

  23. Championship Week: Day 2 Preview

    Feb 28, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    spt-120227-greenbay2

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  24. Previewing the Madness: The Big South

    Feb 27, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT

    120227-dickey

    The Big South is about as typical as it gets for a mid-major league. They have a powerhouse program in UNC-Asheville that rose to the top of the league. The Bulldogs won the conference by a whopping four games, an impressive number for a league that actually is fairly balanced. The second place team —…

  25. Weekend Preview: St. Mary’s traveling to USF highlights the mid-major slate

    Feb 24, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    spt-120215-stmarys

    Mid-major matchups: Sat. St. Mary’s @ San Francisco, 11 p.m. (Comcast Sports Net) St. Mary’s has a chance to do something that no one has done is well over a decade — win the WCC’s outright regular season title and be named something other than “Gonzaga”. All the Gaels have to do is go into…