Monthly Archives: February 2004

A little bit of a shakeup this week, mainly due to the failures of 3 Big 10 teams… (One question mark means you’re in, but shaky. Two question marks means you’re out, but can get in with a strong finish.) ACC (7 teams in) – Duke, North Carolina St., Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, North Carolina, […]

Charlotte is quietly establishing themselves as a team to watch. They have as many road wins over top 50 teams than anyone in the nation (4, tied with Duke and Providence).

This is the golden age of the internet. Someday, you’ll have to pay for everything, and that trend has already started with MLB, the NFL, and most colleges requiring a fee to listen to broadcasts. However the University of Hawaii broadcasts all of its home basketball games over the internet with streaming video for free. […]


So much for the theory that the absence of Kenneth Lowe was holding Purdue back. They fell to Northwestern at home 40-39 in Lowe’s return. It was a game that Purdue just couldn’t lose. Sure, they have had some bad luck this year – they’re 2-5 in games that went to overtime or were decided […]

Texas Tech professor Alan Reifman points out that there are eerie similarites between Texas Tech’s results in Big 12 competition this year as compared to two years ago. In fact every conference game so far has had the same result with fairly close score differential, right down to the overtime loss in Lubbock vs. Texas. […]

Here’s my hastily thrown together tournament analysis for this week. I’ve changed the notation from last week – one ? means you’re on the bubble but in, and two ?’s means you’re on the bubble but out. ACC (7 teams in) – Duke, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, North Carolina St., North Carolina, Maryland, Florida St. […]

The one team that is ineligible for the post-season, Baylor, may have a large impact on who’s playing in April. In a rare show of compassion, the NCAA allowed players from last year’s Baylor team to transfer to any D1 school and play immediately this year. The two best players from that team, point guard […]


After 46 consecutive defeats in games at UCLA, Washington State finally ended the jinx and won at Pauley Pavilion tonight. If Brown could win at Princeton and Clemson could win at UNC we would know that college basketball hell is freezing over. UCLA is now 5-5 in the Pac 10 after a 5-0 start, and […]

Good: NC State is playing its way into a 2 or 3 seed after going 6-2 in the first half of the ACC schedule. They made 19 of 23 free throws in overcoming an 18 point deficit against Wake Forest. The Pack is on pace to break the single season ACC FT% record held by […]

Now that the Super Bowl is behind us, it’s time to get serious about college hoops postseason. A lot of folks are out there projecting brackets, so I am not going to go that route. Instead, here is my analysis of the at-large prospects of various teams, in order of conference strength. Teams with a […]