2016 NCAA Tournament Thoughts and Predictions

It’s that time of year again. The NCAA basketball regular season was completed, conference tournaments have concluded and Selection Sunday has named the 68 teams that will compete in the NCAA Tournament to try and become the 2016 NCAA National Champion. Below, Mark Chajkowski and I will pick an upset that we think could happen in the first round, a possible Cinderella team and a … Continue reading 2016 NCAA Tournament Thoughts and Predictions

NCAA Basketball: It’s Anyone’s Game

We are now just under a week away from the official start of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, with Selection Sunday taking place this upcoming Sunday, and this year is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable tournaments in recent memory. This season, there have been a total of six different teams to be ranked as the top team in the nation by the … Continue reading NCAA Basketball: It’s Anyone’s Game

2015 NCAA All-Tournament Teams

The NCAA Tournament finished up Monday night when Duke defeated Wisconsin in the National Championship game by a score of 68 – 63, now that it’s over I want to take a look at some players that really shined throughout the tournament. In this article, I will be naming my All-Tournament teams. I picked these teams based off of how well a player played during the tournament only. The only requirement was that the players team had to have at least made it to the Sweet 16 so I had at least 3 games to judge off of. I also tried to keep it so each team had two guards, two forwards, and a center. So with that being said, here are my NCAA All-Tournament teams.

Continue reading “2015 NCAA All-Tournament Teams”

Previewing the NCAA National Championship Game

After two thrilling Final Four games on Saturday night, college basketball fans have been blessed with an excellent match-up for the national title game.  Tonight at 9pm EST we will see Wisconsin v.s. Duke in a rematch of a December 3rd non-conference game where Duke prevailed in a 80-70 win at Madison, but much has changed for both teams since that game.  In this article, I will focus on how Wisconsin and Duke have evolved since their last head-to-head game and give reasons why each team will win.

Continue reading “Previewing the NCAA National Championship Game”

2015 NCAA Tournament Predictions

Ah, the smell of spring is in the air, which can only mean one thing: time for the greatest sports event on the planet, the NCAA Tournament. Last year, the madness lived up to its hype as a no.7 seed won the championship game over a no.8 seed. Well, that team, UCONN, is out of the tournament, which means there will be a new champion. Expect an exciting few weeks. Here are some predictions for the tournament. Continue reading “2015 NCAA Tournament Predictions”

March Madness Predictions

Possible First Round Upset: 11 Texas over 6 Butler

I believe that Texas has a very good chance to upset Butler in the first round. This Texas team is extremely talented, which is the reason they were a preseason top 10 team. Throughout the season, they really haven’t been able to use that talent to get much success, but they do have a few good wins, and they will want to prove that they belong in this tournament. Continue reading “March Madness Predictions”

Some Thoughts on March Madness

Possible First Round Upset:

13 Valparaiso over 4 Maryland (Midwest)

While Maryland has definitely passed the eye-test all season long, especially during their 59-53 win over Wisconsin, the Terrapins have an incredible 11-1 record on games decided by 6 points or less.  In fact, Maryland was the 2nd luckiest team in the NCAA this year according to KenPom data.  Maryland should have their hands full with a Valparaiso squad ranked 31st in adjusted defensive efficiency.  Led by the talented Alec Peters (16.7 ppg with 46.2 3pt %), Valparaiso should, at the very least, keep this game very competitive until the final minutes. Then, time will tell if Maryland’s luck will run out. Continue reading “Some Thoughts on March Madness”

March Madness Predictions

Possible First Round Upset: 12 Buffalo over 5 WVU

I think Buffalo has a solid shot at upsetting the #5 seeded West Virginia Mountaineers. West Virginia has been solid this year but is only 5-5 over their last 10 games. WVU’s success will rely on Juwan Staten, who was injured during their win against Texas on February 24th and missed their last game against Baylor. Staten averages a team high 14.5 points per-game along with a team high 4.6 assists per-game. Another reason I like Buffalo in this game is because of 6-7 junior big man Justin Moss. Moss averages 17.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per-game and shoots 52.1% from the field for the Bulls. I’m really looking forward to watching 6-9 255 lbs. Devin Williams of WVU vs. 6-7 240 lbs. Justin Moss matchup. There has been many 12 over 5 upsets in the past few years and I think this could be another one this year. Continue reading “March Madness Predictions”