Wed. Feb 20th, 2019

NCAAM

Bubble Watch: Week 2

By Oliver Mauntel

This week’s edition of bubble watch features teams that are locks, teams that should be in, and teams that still have work to do in order to ensure a tournament bid. For the teams that should be in, I indicated what each team must do in order to lock up their bid. For the teams that still have work left to do, I indicated what each team must do in order to feel comfortable with their position on Selection Sunday. All other teams that are not named will most likely need to win their conference tournament. With the exception of the Big 10, the majority of the teams listed below have one last regular season game this weekend, in addition to their conference tournament next week. While only ten days remain until Selection Sunday, there is still plenty of time for bubble teams to bolster their NCAA tournament resumes.


AMERICAN

Locks

Cincinnati (26-4)

Wichita State (24-5)

Houston (23-6) Read Full Article Here!

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Big 12 Tournament Preview

By Shane Bidwell

There is just over a week left until conference tournament play begins. One of the most riveting conference tournaments this year is in the Big 12. They are loaded from top to bottom so lets take a closer look at the contenders for their tournament.

The Contenders

Kansas Jayhawks

Bill Self’s squad is playing great basketball at the moment and is looking to carry that momentum into the conference tournament. After winning their 14th straight Big 12 regular season title the Jayhawks are the team to beat this year. Senior guard Devonte’ Graham is averaging about 18 PPG and has been playing great ball down the stretch of games. This team will be hard to beat, and with a one seed in sight for the NCAA Tournament, look for these guys to pull out all the stops to run through the Big 12. Read Full Article Here!

Big Ten Tournament Preview

By Jack Hamrick

Just days away from the Big Ten tournament, each team is looking to either make their case for the NCAA Tournament, or ruin someone else’s chance at glory. This conference is built on pride and tradition, and no matter how a teams’ season has gone, they will be diving for every ball, and playing until the final whistle. Here’s a look at the favorites and sleepers for the B1G tourney!

Favorites

Michigan State

The young, run-and-gun Spartans are not only the best team in the Big Ten, but the best team in the country. Averaging about 5 blocks a game, the lengthy Michigan State Spartans are hard to score on. With four freshmen and one sophomore starting, the Spartans are young and fast, always looking to push the tempo. With future lottery pick Miles Bridges, the Spartans could be scary not only in the Big Ten Tourney, but in March as well. Read Full Article Here!