Monthly Archives: March 2005

For the second consecutive year, the basketball committee showed that it puts more emphasis on conference tournaments that any other games during the season. It also puts the ACC tourney above any others. Last season, Maryland earned a four seed based on three ACC tournament games. This season, Georgia Tech earned a five seed based […]

I’m going to keep tabs on this game in almost real-time. Hopefully this one will break the game diary trend and be competitive into the second half. But by doing a 3/14 game, obviously I am taking my chances. 14:01 – Arizona 10, USU 7 – Turnovers are the story so far with USU point […]

The second set of games provided the only late-game drama of the day session, with Utah beating UTEP 60-54. The game was tied in the last minute when Utah guard Mark Jackson knocked down an 18 footer for the game winner. Bogut finished with 24 and 11, but his occasional matador defense and poor free […]

The first set of games are done, and the two SEC entries involved did not play well. Alabama could not dig itself out of a huge first half hole and fell to the 12 seed Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Kentucky struggled with the 15 seed Eastern Kentucky. In the wacky world of college hoops, this one game […]

A double-double in the first half for Niagara’s Juan Mendez. 14 points, 10 boards, 2 blocks, 5-9 FGs, 3-4 FTs. The 14 seed Niagara trails Oklahoma 37-34 at the half. The biggest surprise is that Oklahoma is shooting less than 50% despite getting a number of layups/bunnies against Niagara’s porous defense.


If you’re thinking about purchasing the CSTV March Madness on Demand, where you can get live streaming video of every game in the first three rounds, you can get a $5 discount off the $19.95 retail price by following this link. From what I saw on Wednesday, when they showed various press conferences, it’ll be […]

Before I present a breakdown on Thursday’s featured game, I’m going to throw a couple of links at you. Surely if you’re a regular at this site, you know of Yoni’s site. And you are probably already participating in his blogger’s bracket. But if not, get over there and fill out a bracket. You can […]

Some random thoughts on the brackets… – One of the first games to be announced was Oklahoma State/SE Louisiana. My first reaction was "81-29." SE Louisiana is to Cajun Country what Washington State is to the Palouse. Billy Kennedy’s team wins the same way Dick Bennett’s does. Nine times this year the Lions have held […]

It was a no-brainer that if Duke won the ACC tourney while beating likely number one seeds Wake Forest and UNC in the process, they would deserve the final number one. Duke won the ACC, but went through NC State and Georgia Tech in the process. Washington deserves the final number one seed. Their resumes […]

More RPI

Luke Winn has followed through on the RPI fiasco, and has an excellent summary of things here. ESPN is apparently going to pretend that this never happened. It’s all pretty hilarious for the most part, and I’ll have some more things to say on it later. In the meantime, must get some sleep. By the […]