Monthly Archives: February 2017

Ohio Valley Conference (conference rank: 22nd) March 1-4 All games at Nashville. kPOY: Evan Bradds, Belmont Regular season champ: Belmont (preseason #112 / 1st OVC, current #85) Overachiever: Jacksonville State (preseason #293, current #187) Underachiever: Murray State (preseason #142, current #196) Whatever you want. Whatever it is. Whatever you want. Think Belmont.

Northeast Conference (conference rank: 30th) March 1, 4, 7 All games at higher seed. kPOY: Elijah Long, Mount St. Mary’s Regular season champ: Mount St. Mary’s (preseason #290 / 3rd NEC, current #214) Overachiever: St. Francis PA (preseason #326, current #263) Underachiever: St. Francis NY (preseason #324, current #346) The ten-team NEC invites the top eight to its conference tournament, […]

America East (conference rank: 24th) Mar. 1, 6, 11 All games at higher seed kPOY: Anthony Lamb, Vermont. Regular season champ: Vermont (preseason #105 / 1st America East, current #69) Overachiever: UMBC (preseason #311, current #188) Underachiever: Binghamton (preseason #261, current #313) Vermont hasn’t lost since an 81-69 defeat at Butler on December 21 and its 18-game win streak is the […]

Big South (conference rank: 28th) Feb. 28, Mar. 2, 3, 5 First round at higher seed, Quarters/semis at Winthrop, Championship at higher seed. kPOY: Ahmad Thomas, UNC Asheville. Regular season champ: UNC Asheville (preseason #205 / 2nd Big South, current #99) and Winthrop (preseason #128 / 1st Big South, current #113) Overachiever: UNC Asheville (preseason #205, current #99) Underachiever: Longwood […]

Atlantic Sun (conference rank: 25th) Feb. 27, Mar. 2, 5 All games at higher seed kPOY: Brandon Goodwin, Florida Gulf Coast Regular season champ: Florida Gulf Coast (preseason #103 / 1st A-Sun, current #119) Overachiever: Lipscomb (preseason #231, current #162) Underachiever: Stetson (preseason #228, current #315) The Atlantic Sun will tip off tournament action tonight at […]

Single-elimination play will begin tonight and continue for fourteen consecutive days. It continues after that, of course, with the NCAA tournament and the NIT and the CBI and the CIT (is the Vegas 16 happening again?) and those are all great. But they’re not as much fun as the next two weeks. Conference tournaments are […]

I compiled some stats on dunks this season. Let’s look at them. Most dunks, individual: 5. Chimezie Metu, USC (60). Metu is the only player on this list who takes more than 20% of his team’s shots so he’s more than a one-dimensional dunker. For a guy that gets to the rim on the regular, […]

Gonzaga plays at Saint Mary’s tomorrow in what is easily its toughest test on the WCC schedule. The Zags are chasing quasi-history, attempting blow away recent bests for conference scoring margin. Here’s how their current run stacks up to the best seasons since 1999. Gonzaga 17 WCC 13-0 27.3 1 Duke 99 ACC 16-0 24.3 2 […]

Fun stats have their place. They can perk you up when the world’s got you down. I’m not above wheeling and dealing some fun factoids from time to time. For instance, I bet you didn’t know that the team that has gone the longest without playing an overtime is North Florida. The Ospreys have played […]

There were 1,421 games between Division-I teams in January. Here are the wildest things that happened during the month: Biggest Upsets 3. January 18: #74 Oklahoma 89, #2 West Virginia 87  (OT) (6.8%) The Mountaineers have lost three Big 12 games, two in overtime and the other by four points. Losing to the Sooners at home, though, […]