Monthly Archives: March 2013

March 14-16 at Anaheim, Ca. All-kenpom: James Ennis, Long Beach State (kPOY); Alan Williams, UC Santa Barbara; Chris Eversley, Cal Poly; Corey Hawkins, UC Davis; Kwame Vaughn, Cal St. Fullerton. The second-semester additions of Keala King and Tony Freeland gave Long Beach State a boost. Enough of one to propel them to a regular-season title. […]

March 13-16. All games at Tulsa, Okla. All-kenpom: Joe Jackson, Memphis (kPOY); Dwayne Davis, Southern Miss; Josh Davis, Tulane; Isaiah Sykes, UCF; Maurice Kemp, East Carolina. Memphis rolled to a 16-0 record in C-USA play and Rice struggled to a 1-15 mark, validating the preseason poll.  What happened in between didn’t go accoring to plan, […]

March 13-16. All games at Kansas City, Mo. All-kenpom: Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State (kPOY); Jeff Withey, Kansas; Ben McLemore, Kansas; Pierre Jackson, Baylor; Romero Osby, Oklahoma. As is customary in this event, Kansas is a convincing favorite. The Jayhawks have won five tournaments during the previous eight years of sharing or outright winning the regular-season […]

March 13-16. All games at Las Vegas, Nev. All-kenpom: Dwight Powell, Stanford (kPOY); Allen Crabbe, Cal; Spencer Dinwiddie, Colorado; Brock Motum, Washington State; Mark Lyons, Arizona. Like the Mountain West, the Pac-12 featured a lot of parity at the top of the league. Arizona was a half-step ahead of everyone else, but there’s not much […]

March 12-13, 15-16 at UNLV. All-kenpom: Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State (kPOY); Colton Iverson, Colorado State; Anthony Bennett, UNLV; Derrick Marks, Boise State; Alex Kirk, New Mexico. With four fairly equal teams at the top of the Mountain West, this is the kind of tournament where the magical hand of home-court advantage can make a […]

March 12-16. All games at Madison Square Garden. All-kenpom: Russ Smith, Louisville (kPOY); Otto Porter, Georgetown; Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse; Tray Woodall, Pitt; Gorgui Dieng, Louisville. Louisville is working on its second-consecutive adjusted defensive efficiency title and may be the best team in the country. They’re certainly in the discussion with Indiana and Duke right now, […]

SWAC log5

March 12-16. All games at Garland, Texas. All-kenpom: Malcolm Miller, Southern (kPOY); Fred Sturdivant, Texas Southern; Omar Strong, Texas Southern; Derick Beltran, Southern; Ray Penn, Texas Southern. There is only one outcome to the SWAC tournament that would make the nation happy, and that is Grambling winning three games to get their ticket punched for […]

MAC log5

March 11, 13-16. First round at higher seed. Remaining games at Cleveland, Ohio. All-kenpom: D.J. Cooper, Ohio (kPOY); Chris Evans, Kent State; Zeke Marshall, Akron; Javon McCrea, Buffalo; Rian Pearson, Toledo. Akron’s technically the log5 favorite, but last week their starting point guard was charged with trafficking marijuana and their backup point guard has a […]

WAC log5

March 12, 14-16. All games at Las Vegas, Nev. All-kenpom: Chris Udofia, Denver (kPOY); Royce O’Neal, Denver; Daniel Mullings, New Mexico State; Chase Hallam, Denver; Kyle Barone, Idaho. It’s been a disappointing season for Joe Scott in one sense. The five-time coach of the slowest team in basketball has now gone two consecutive seasons without […]

MEAC log5

March 11-16. All games at Norfolk, Va. All-kenpom: Stanton Kidd, N.C. Central (kPOY); Jeremy Ingram, N.C. Central; Rashad Hassan, Savannah State; Adrien Coleman, Bethune Cookman; Dewayne Jackson; Morgan State. Norfolk State went 16-0 in regular-season play, one of three teams in the country able to finish its conference slate with a zero in the loss […]