Archive for March, 2011

2011 NCAA Tournament Predictions: Southeast Region

March 17, 2011
By K. Becks

This region has the potential to get really muddied by the second weekend. Of the four regions, I believe that this one is the most wide open. Here is my final region breakdown, the Southeast Region. First Round Games to Watch #6 St. John’s vs. #11 Gonzaga (Thurs, following BYU vs. Wofford) St. John’s...
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2011 NCAA Tournament Predictions: Southwest Region

March 16, 2011
By K. Becks

For teams in the Southwest Region, a trip from San Antonio (site of the regional semifinals and finals) is a stone’s throw away from Houston. Will that serve as an advantage to whichever team makes it out of this region? Only time will tell, but for now, here is my Southwest Region breakdown. First...
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2011 NCAA Tournament Predictions: West Region

March 16, 2011
By K. Becks

Just as intriguing as the East Region, here is my West Region breakdown. First Round Games to Watch #6 Cincinnati vs. #11 Missouri (Thurs, following UConn vs. Bucknell) The knock on the Missouri Tigers is that they aren’t the same team away from home as the one that stifles opponents in their own gym....
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2011 NCAA Tournament Predictions: East Region

March 16, 2011
By K. Becks

Just in time, here is my East Region breakdown. Arguably the toughest region, this one should be exciting to watch. First Round Games to Watch #8 George Mason vs. #9 Villanova (Fri, 2:10 pm) The 8 vs. 9 matchups are almost always toss-ups, and this one is really no different. However, it is interesting...
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2011 NCAA Tournament Predictions: First Four

March 14, 2011
By K. Becks

I said this last year before I made my predictions public, and I will say it again this year; these are my opinions on the NCAA Tournament. I cannot guarantee that taking my advice on anything will help you win your respective office pool or any other bracket game you may play. The truth...
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Sizing Em’ Up: Atlantic 10, Mid American, Mountain West, Southwestern Athletic, Western Athletic Auto-Bids

March 14, 2011
By K. Becks

Now that the bracket has officially been set, this type of article doesn’t have much relevance anymore. Like last year, I’m running a little bit behind in my analysis of the mid-major and small conference teams that are in the tournament. However, also like last year, I still feel compelled to give those teams...
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Sizing Em’ Up: Big West, Ivy, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Southland Auto-Bids

March 12, 2011
By K. Becks

Two college basketball related posts in one day? It is definitely March Madness. Big West Automatic Bid: UC-Santa Barbara Projected Seed: 14 or 15 Probability of Being a Cinderella: Unlikely Keep an eye on this team. Although they will likely be a very low seed, UC-Santa Barbara returns almost every player that contributed significantly...
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Sizing Em’ Up: America East, Conference USA, Big Sky, Northeast, Patriot Auto-Bids

March 12, 2011
By K. Becks

In just over 24 hours, we will finally know who is in the tournament, where they will be playing, and a better sense of what teams truly have a shot of making a run at the Final Four. We’ll also know what teams didn’t make the tournament, and will likely get some interesting sound...
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Sizing Em’ Up: Horizon, Summit, Sun Belt Auto-Bids

March 9, 2011
By K. Becks

It’s official; after this shot, a three pointer that gave Arkansas-Little Rock a one point lead over North Texas with 1.5 seconds left, and eventually sent A-LR to the NCAA tournament, “March Madness” had arrived. Three more teams secured a bid to the Big Dance last night, and here’s a look at them. Horizon Automatic Bid: Butler...
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Sizing Em’ Up: Colonial Athletic, Metro Atlantic, Southern, West Coast Auto-Bids

March 8, 2011
By K. Becks

Teams like Virginia Tech, Michigan State, and Boston College can thank Old Dominion for preventing VCU from being a “bid stealer”. So far, George Mason is the only mid-major team that has burned one of the coveted at-large spots, but the number of those spots will continue to get smaller as the week wears on. Last...
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