News, Notes, and Highlighted Games: Saturday, Feb 17th

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-After their loss at St. Bonaventure last night, Rhode Island fell from the ranks of teams unbeaten in their conference (only Vermont remains unbeaten in the America East). The Rams are still on pace to earn either a 5 or 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament in a few weeks.

-In the Ivy League, both Penn and Harvard won to remain in a first-place tie. Cornell also jumped into 4th place (tied with Brown, but Cornell owns head-to-head at the moment) after beating Princeton at home in triple overtime.

-Wright State won a pivotal showdown at home against Northern Kentucky to jump back into a first-place tie in the Horizon last night. There is no rest for the weary – not only is Illinois-Chicago is only a game behind WSU and NKU, but the Flames will also host both the Raiders and Norse next week to close out the regular season.


-BRYANT AT SAINT FRANCIS PA (Northeast).  If Bryant loses the game, they are eliminated from the conference tournament and will be removed from the Survival Board. A win by Central Connecticut would also eliminate Bryant.

-SAM HOUSTON STATE AT HOUSTON BAPTIST (Southland). HBU will be eliminated with either a loss today or wins by both Abilene Christian (who plays at SE Louisiana) and Central Arkansas (who hosts Nicholls State).

-MOREHEAD STATE AT BELMONT (Ohio Valley). Morehead will be eliminated from the OVC Tournament with either a loss at Belmont today OR wins by both Eastern Illinois (who plays at UT-Martin) and SIU-Edwardsville (who plays at SE Missouri State).

-EASTERN KENTUCKY AT TENNESSEE STATE (Ohio Valley). EKU would also be eliminated today if they lose at Tennessee State AND both Eastern Illinois and SIU-Edwardsville win their aforementioned games today.

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-XAVIER AT VILLANOVA (Big East) (***Spotlight Game).  This game is between two potential #1 seeds, and the winner will have the upper hand not just in the Big East race, but on the seedlist as well.  It’s more of a showcase game than a high stakes game because at the end of the day both are locks for the NCAA Tournament, but it should be fun!

-SMU AT UCF (American).  We mention this game only to mention that we are not mentioning this game.

-TEXAS AT OKLAHOMA (Big 12).  Oklahoma is on a bit of a downward spiral and has lost five of their last seven.  It’s looking less and less likely that they will end up as a protected seed.  Texas is on a bit of a downward spiral.  They’ve lost four of their last five and it’s looking less and less likely that they will make the field.  This is a hugely important game for both teams, especially Texas who will fall to 5-8 in league play with a loss.  Oh yeah, and it’s a pretty big rivalry as well!

-SYRACUSE AT MIAMI FL (ACC).  Syracuse is squarely on the bubble and these are the kind of games that bubble teams desperately want to win.  Miami FL is safely inside the bracket but has quite a bit of room for improvement.

-VIRGINIA TECH AT GEORGIA TECH (ACC).  Virginia Tech is inside of our bubble, but still in the bottom half of the bracket.  Still, their overall resume is looking really good and they should be able to add another true road win to it today.

-PROVIDENCE AT BUTLER (Big East).  Both teams are relatively safe, especially after Providence’s big win over Villanova earlier this week.  But, both still have a lot of room to move up and while both should be able to cruise into the tournament, neither are to the point of being able to survive going into the tank.

-IOWA STATE AT KANSAS STATE (Big 12).  K State needs to keep winning.  Their OOC SOS is weak, which means their margin for error is smaller than a lot of other teams.  Fair or not, that seems to be the way it is.  They certainly don’t want to lose at home to an Iowa State team that’s outside the bubble.

-VMI AT THE CITADEL (SoCon).  I always highlight this match-up.  It will most likely never have tournament implications, or even first place implications in the SoCon, but it is a gem.  The Citadel is seeking their 10th div1 win of the season, which would be their best season since 2010.

-MICHIGAN STATE AT NORTHWESTERN (Big Ten).  Michigan State is ranked #1 in the polls, but is still on the #3 line as far as we are concerned, and much more importantly as far as the real committee is concerned.  They should win out through the regular season.  If they do that and win the conference tournament then I have to think they’d end up on the #1 or #2 line, but…we shall see.  They gotta do it first.

-MISSOURI AT LSU (SEC).  Mizzou is inside the bubble, but it would still be in their best interest to avoid losses to non-tournament teams, even if they are the road team.

-ALABAMA AT KENTUCKY (SEC).  Kentucky has lost four straight, and while none of those were bad, it’s still four straight.  They’ll continue to breath easy if they can win this one today.  If they can’t, then they’ll need to start sweating.  Bama is having a fantastic season, but they have just two true road wins, so this is a game Kentucky should be able to win.  As for Bama, a road win would really help them out since it’s the one thing their resume is lacking.

-AIR FORCE AT BOISE STATE (Mountain West).  Boise State, in all likelihood, will need the automatic bid.  If they win out they will be on the board, so we’ll continue to highlight them, but chances are they won’t be selected.

-AUBURN AT SOUTH CAROLINA (SEC).  We haven’t put Auburn all the way up on the #1 line yet, but it certainly isn’t too much of a stretch to think they could end up there if they win out.

-TEXAS A&M AT ARKANSAS (SEC).  Both teams need this win in different ways.  TAMU is a different team now that they’re back at full strength, and had been red hot, but they’re also coming off a rather surprising loss.  This would be a solid road win that could help them bounce back.  Arkansas keeps getting closer and closer to the bubble and just needs some notable wins in order to feel safe.

-NOTRE DAME AT BOSTON COLLEGE (ACC). Believe it or not, a win by BC would put them at .500 in the ACC. While they are still miles away from the NCAA Tournament, a .500 ACC season would be a monumental improvement for a program that bottomed out with a winless season in the ACC 2 years ago.

-NC STATE AT WAKE FOREST (ACC).  I like this NC State team, but they do have some garbage on their resume and still have some work to do.  It would be nice if they could pick up this road win.

-FLORIDA AT VANDERBILT (SEC).  I think Florida is this year’s most schizophrenic team.  You never know what they’re going to do.  Their wins are great, but their losses are puzzling.  They’re coming off a home loss to Georgia and don’t want to add another bad loss to their resume.

-NEW MEXICO STATE AT SEATTLE (WAC).  New Mexico State suffered a somewhat surprising loss at Utah Valley last night.  They should still get a bid if they win out and avoid a bad loss in the conference tournament, but Thursday night certainly wasn’t good.

-KANSAS AT WEST VIRGINIA (Big 12).  Kansas has been fantastic on the road all year and could still end up as a #1 seed if everything falls into place.  West Virginia has been good, but they’re still on the fringe of falling below a protected seed and could really use this win today.

-TENNESSEE AT GEORGIA (SEC).  Tennessee is on pace to end up as a protected seed and just needs to hold serve between now and the end.

-NEVADA AT UTAH STATE (Mountain West).  If Nevada wins out they should end up in the top half of the bracket.  They should be able to pick up another road win today.

-MIDDLE TENNESSEE AT LOUISIANA TECH (Conference USA).  I’m guessing Middle Tennessee will land inside the bubble if they win out, but lose in the conference tournament.  Of course I thought that a year ago and they ended up on the #12 line indicating they would not have gotten in without the auto-bid.  I feel the committee got it wrong last year (I bet Minnesota did too) and hope they get it right this year.

-TEXAS TECH AT BAYLOR (Big 12).  This should be a great game.  Baylor has been playing great these past few weeks and have gone from being a team we weren’t really considering to a team that is now squarely on the bubble with the chance of making the field with a few big wins down the stretch.  We like Texas Tech as a #1 seed.  They’re currently in first place and should they win out, which they are good enough to do, I don’t see how they cannot be a #1 seed.

-PEPPERDINE AT GONZAGA (West Coast).  Gonzaga is a protected seed in our bracket.  I’m not sure where the real committee has them, but if they win out they will probably be within that range.

-COLORADO AT WASHINGTON (Pac Twelve).  Washington has lost three straight and now needs a strong finish just to get back into the discussion.

-OKLAHOMA STATE AT TCU (Big 12).  I feel that TCU needs to get to eight Big Twelve wins in order to feel safe.  They currently have five.  They’re at home against an Oklahoma State team that is squarely on the bubble and that is also trying to get to at least eight wins.  This is a HUGE game for both teams.

-WESTERN KENTUCKY AT RICE (Conference USA).  In all likelihood, WKU needs the automatic bid to make the NCAAs, but they will at least be on the board if they win out.

-NORTH CAROLINA AT LOUISVILLE (ACC).  North Carolina is hugging our #2 line, and Louisville is straddling the bubble.  It would be a nice road win for UNC that would help get them one step further to cementing a good seed.  For Louisville they just need notable wins to get them far enough inside the bubble to where they’re safe.

-SAINT MARY’S AT PORTLAND (West Coast).  SMC is coming off a rather surpring road loss to San Francisco.  They’re still safely inside the bubble, but they really don’t want any more of those.

-UTAH AT WASHINGTON STATE (Pac Twelve).  Utah is getting some rumblings of bubble talk among our committee.  Frankly I’m not seeing it, but whatever.  If they lose today then that is completely over.

-MARQUETTE AT CREIGHTON (Big East).  This is a big game for Creighton.  It’s not that they’re in trouble, but it’s that most of their schedule consists of games that are hard to win.  They need to win at home against teams that don’t appear to be NCAA bound.

-OREGON AT UCLA (Pac Twelve).  UCLA is squarely on the bubble.  When you’re on the bubble, you need to hold serve at home against non-tournament teams.

-OREGON STATE AT USC (Pac Twelve).  USC is just outside our bubble and needs a very strong finish in order to make the field.  That would include not losing at home to teams that probably won’t make the NIT.

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-UNC GREENSBORO AT MERCER (Big South).  UNCG is just one game back of East Tennessee State with just four games to play.

-NICHOLLS AT CENTRAL ARKANSAS (Southland).  Nicholls is in first place by a game, but just two games separate the top five teams with five games to go.

-LIU BROOKLYN AT WAGNER (Northeast).  Wagner can clinch an outright first place finish in the NEC with a win today.

-OMAHA AT SOUTH DAKOTA (Summit League).  South Dakota and South Dakota State are just one game apart with three games to go.

-UC DAVIS AT UC SANTA BARBARA (Big West).  This is perhaps the regular season Big West game of the year.  UCSB has a two game lead over UC Davis with just six games to go.

-SAVANNAH STATE AT NORFOLK STATE (MEAC).  Savannah State is trying to hang on to a two game first place lead, and do so in the city where the conference tournament will be played.

-JACKSON STATE AT GRAMBLING (SWAC).  Grambling is now the outright first place team!  Unfortunately they are ineligible for postseason play pending a waiver.  But, that’s PENDING A WAIVER!!

-CHARLESTON AT UNC WILMINGTON (Colonial).  Just three games remain, and Charleston can clinch first place with just two more wins.

-LIPSCOMB AT FLORIDA GULF COAST (Atlantic Sun).  FGCU has already clinched first place and home court advantage throughout the conference tournament, but these appear to be the two best teams and this could be a preview of the championship game.

-UT ARLINGTON AT LOUISIANA (Sun Belt).  Louisiana is still trying to bounce back from the loss at Georgia State.  They have a two game lead with just five games to go.  They’ll need the auto-bid to make the NCAAs though.

-MOREHEAD STATE AT BELMONT (Ohio Valley).  Belmont can clinch a double bye into the semifinals of the OVC Tourney with a win today.

-TENNESSEE TECH AT MURRAY STATE (Ohio Valley).  Murray State can clinch a double bye into the semifinals of the OVC Tourney with a win today.

-YALE AT HARVARD (Ivy League).  Yale is trying to land safely in the top four to make the NCAAs.  Harvard is tied for first with Penn and is trying to hang on to first place.  Both teams are trying to beat each other because it’s a rivalry game.

-MONTANA AT IDAHO (Big Sky). Montana is coming off of their first loss in conference play, but now have to take on an even bigger challenge at Idaho – the Vandals still have an outside shot themselves at winning a share of the regular season title in the Big Sky.

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Under the Radar Game of the Day: Jackson State at Grambling State

Jackson State at Grambling State, 6:30 PM Eastern,

The Rhode Island Rams lost at St. Bonaventure last night, ending the nation’s longest winning streak, and elevating the Vermont Catamounts, at 15 straight, to the top spot.  The second best streak in the nation?  Ten in a row, by the SWAC’s Grambling State Tigers!  There have been quite a few amazing stories this year, and what is happening with this Grambling team is one of the best.  The Tigers went 4-9 in non-conference play, suffering some rough losses, but also picking up the most notable win in program history, winning at Georgia Tech on December 1, 64-63.  The Tigers then proceeded to begin SWAC play at 0-3, with two of those losses coming at home.  On January 8, they went to Alcorn State and won — and have not lost since then!  Ivy Smith has been helping to lead the way in this streak with 20 or more points in each of his team’s last five games.  Also keep an eye on Axel Mpoyo who had a double-double last time out in a commanding 23 point road win at preseason favorite Texas Southern.

Tonight, Grambling will be hosting Jackson State (10-16 overall, 7-6 in conference play).  JSU got off to a great start in SWAC play, beginning 6-0; but have now dropped 6 out of 7 games entering play tonight, including a 5 point overtime loss at Prairie View last time out.  Injuries have hurt the Tigers, as top scorer Maurice Rivers missed their last game, though Paris Collins did return for the last two games after having missed 7 contests.  If Jackson State can get healthy, they can certainly contend for the automatic bid — which should be wide open with Grambling State ineligible for the NCAA Tournament due to their APR scores — though we here at HoopsHD think Grambling should be applying for a waiver of that ban!

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Happy Tourney-versary!: HoopsHD interviews former coach JD Barnett

With the 2018 NCAA tourney tipping off next month, we will spend this month taking a walk down memory lane with a choice collection of coaches who are celebrating an awesome anniversary this year. From an upset of the top-ranked team in the country in the 1958 tourney (60th anniversary) through a 12 vs. 5 upset in the 2013 tourney (5th anniversary), these legends have all carved out a little piece of history in past Marches. We continue our series with former coach JD Barnett, who manned the sideline at High Point/Louisiana Tech/VCU/Tulsa/Northwestern State. He won more than 350 games during his career and made the NCAA tourney 7 times in an 8-year span from 1980-1987. HoopsHD’s Jon Teitel got to chat with Coach Barnett about the 35th anniversary of his 1983 NCAA tourney win over La Salle and how a couple members of his staff went on to win NCAA titles. As an assistant coach at West Texas State in the early 1970s you recruited a PG out of DuSable High School who ended up making it to the NBA: how good was Maurice Cheeks back in the day, and how were you able to get him to sign with the Buffaloes? He did not play on his high school team until his senior year. I was scouting 1 of his teammates who eventually went to DePaul and we even recruited his girlfriend! I saw the very 1st game that Cheeks started in high school and liked what I saw defensively, although he was not a good FT shooter and shot a “hard” ball. He kept improving but did not get recruited even though he was a great defender. He did not make all of his teammates better like a good PG should but was able to keep getting to the rim over and over. I kept him on campus all summer and worked him out every day. He said he also had a D-2 offer but we were his only D-1 offer. He was the most introverted guy I have ever met in my life: I never understood why the NBA tried to make him into a head coach (Cheeks never won a playoff series in his 9 years as a head coach).

here In the 1981 Sun Belt tourney title game as head coach at VCU, Edmund Sherod made a FT with 4 seconds left in a 1-PT OT win over UAB: how questionable was the call that put him at the line, and did you think that he was going to make the FT? I do not remember the call but Edmund got more out of his ability than anyone else I have ever been around. He was not an athlete with his 13” vertical jump but he was so smart. The secret for schools who do not have big recruiting budgets is to just find players who can play. Did I think that he would make the FT: yes. Was UAB head coach Gene Bartow pissed: probably!

Tastylia Spain In the 1981 NCAA tourney you beat LIU for your 16th straight win on Friday the 13th, then had a 2-PT OT loss to Tennessee after Dale Ellis scored 22 PTS including a 15-footer with 1 second left: how did you and the Volunteers make it through OT with only 1 combined FG attempt? We were up by about 7 PTS in the final minute of regulation and just could not get the ball past the timeline. Edmund got knocked down about 3 times: I felt like we had something taken away from us. They were better than us athletically but we had tough kids and I was not an easy guy to play for. We picked kids and tried to have them do whatever it took to be successful. If you had seen our campus back then you would have laughed: we had 1 dorm in the heart of the ghetto but found a way to get it done. In the 1983 NCAA tourney you beat La Salle and then had a 2-PT loss to Georgia after James Banks made a jumper with 2 seconds left: how long did Banks’ shot bounce around the rim before going in, and do you think that Lamar Heard touched the ball while it was still on the rim? I have no doubt that Heard touched the ball. We knew that Banks would take the shot and tried to put him under duress. I told Georgia coach Hugh Durham many times that he had someone upstairs who liked him!

fare il trade costi In the 1984 NCAA tourney Rolando Lamb took an inbounds pass with 2 seconds left and made a turnaround 20-footer with a man in his face at the buzzer in a 1-PT win over Northeastern (who got 31 PTS/15-17 FG from Reggie Lewis): how did you draw up the play, and where does that rank among the most clutch shots that you have ever seen? It was a clutch shot but also a lucky shot. We had never run that play before: I drew it up right there on the sideline. Lewis just dominated the game but I knew that Northeastern coach Jim Calhoun would think that Calvin Duncan (our leading scorer that season) was taking the final shot. We put Calvin up top, ran him off a double-screen, and I could not believe how open Rolando was above the box. He just peeled up toward the top of the key and his shot bounced once and then went in.

opcje binarne info In the 1986 MVC tourney title game during your 1st year as head coach at Tulsa you had a 16-PT upset of Bradley: how were you able to dominate a team that entered the game with a 31-1 record? A writer named Bill Connor called that “the best coached game ever”. It was a big win for us but probably too good a win because it set the bar very high. We did everything right during that game and everything just melded together: it surprised me as much as anyone else. We had a good team that beat Arkansas earlier that year despite the fact that we had lost our 3 best scorers from the previous season.

binary options mobile trading review In the 1987 MVC tourney title game David Moss scored 36 PTS in a 5-PT OT loss to Wichita State, and in the 1991 MVC tourney semifinals 5’5” guard Arnold Bernard scored 21 PTS in a 2-PT 2-OT win by Southwest Missouri State: what is the most important factor for winning close games in March? The ability to be mentally tough and block out issues. Free throws are also important: just ask Jim Valvano. NC State was down double-digits with 12 minutes to go in the 1983 NCAA title game and Valvano had his players start fouling the Houston guys, who could just not make FTs. The final shot by Dereck Whittenburg was way short but Lorenzo Charles grabbed it and put it in the basket. I was right at midcourt for that game in Albuquerque.

1 element of your coaching philosophy was ball-line defense: how did you come up with it, and what makes it so effective? We had to play Virginia 1 year when they had Ralph Sampson. I decided to recruit big guards and big men who could shoot from outside/pass to invert the game. We had a motion offense with our guards sitting on the block but knew that we could never compete against teams with big men like the 7’4″ Sampson in the post. We kept our own 6’6” forwards down low to avoid giving up any weak-side offensive rebounds. My assistant Tubby Smith still tries to run it but has changed part of it. People told me that we could not use that kind of defense after the 3-PT line was instituted but we did. I was not a good offensive coach but was a really good defensive coach.

1 of your assistants at VCU was Tubby and 1 of your recruiting coordinators at Tulsa was Tom Izzo: did you just have a good eye for talent, or were you such a great teacher that your students used their experience under you to later win national championships, or other? We tried to find “B” players who had the physical/mental skills that would allow them to work hard to become “A” players. We spent a tremendous amount of time on player development. I had other great assistants like Kevin Eastman/David Hobbs who went on to have great careers.

What have you been up to since retiring, and what do you hope to do in the future? I was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer several years, which caused me to shut everything down from a work standpoint. I would like to do some more things in basketball/TV but once you get out of the flow you have no visibility. I have a lot of energy but the game has changed a lot and I do not see a coaching job in my future unless there is a miracle. I thought that I would be perfect to work on the Louisville staff under new head coach David Padgett but nobody called me back. I used to do quite a bit of consulting for Tubby but now my wife and I travel around the country: I try to go see a lot of my former players. I watch a little basketball here and there but am not into today’s 1-on-1 game: I prefer unselfish teams who can pass/cut. I tried to have us in a position to win every since game with 5 minutes to go.

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Under the Radar Game of the Day: Northern Kentucky at Wright State (and other News and Notes)

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Northern Kentucky at Wright State, 9:00 PM Eastern, ESPNU

The regular season title in the Horizon League could very well be decided tonight as the top two teams in the conference square off in our Under the Radar Game of the Day.  The Northern Kentucky Norse enter play tonight at 12-2 in Horizon play and 19-7 overall.  They have won five consecutive games and 8 of their last 9, including a 6 point win on Saturday at home over Green Bay.  Drew McDonald had a great game in that win, scoring 12 points and pulling down 15 rebounds.  Also keep an eye on Carson Williams, who has not scored in double figures in his team’s last three games, but could be set to put up big numbers tonight, especially given that he had 13 in his team’s earlier loss at home against Wright State.

Wright State is currently 19-8 overall and 11-3 in Horizon League play, though the Raiders have lost two of their last four, including a very surprising home loss to Milwaukee over the weekend.  Loudon Love did have a monster game despite the loss, scoring 20 points and grabbing 19 rebounds.  Grant Benzinger should also draw a ton of attention from the Norse as he scored 31 points in his team’s earlier win at Northern Kentucky.  If Love and Benzinger can bring it again tonight, the Raiders will not only move into a tie for first place, but hold the tiebreaker edge for the regular season championship.


-RHODE ISLAND AT SAINT BONAVENTURE (Atlantic Ten).  This is perhaps the toughest conference game of the season for Rhody.  We have them way up our seedlist, and they will certainly stay there if they can pick up what amounts to a quality road win tonight.  The Bonnies aren’t likely to make the field without the auto-bid, but they’re 10-1 at home with a top 40 RPI so Rhody should get a lot of credit if they’re able to win it.

-BOWLING GREEN AT BUFFALO (MAC). While Buffalo remains in the driver’s seat in the MAC this year, Bowling Green should not be overlooked in this one. The Falcons are 7-6 in the MAC at the moment and would receive a bye into the MAC quarters in Cleveland if the season ended today.

-GEORGIA STATE AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN (Sun Belt). A nice rivalry within the Sun Belt – but more is at stake for Georgia Southern tonight. While GSU is comfortably in the #2 slot in the Sun Belt, GA Southern is atop a logjam of teams in the middle of the conference right now. They could be #3 one minute and all the way down to #9 in a couple of weeks if they don’t get on track.

-It’s another big night in the Ivy League.  Harvard and Penn are tied for first place.  Harvard visits Brown and Penn goes to Columbia.

-Last night was nuts.  Totally nuts!

-Cincinnati suffered their first conference loss, and just their third loss of the season, at Houston last night.  The Bearcats jumped out to a big early lead, but Houston came back and won thanks to 43 second half points.  It hurts Cincinnati’s chances to land on the top two or three lines at the moment because they still don’t have a win against a team that’s solidly in the field, but it hardly ruins their season.  As for Houston, it was the type of high profile win that they needed to move further inside the bubble.

-Purdue lost their third straight game.  That’s not good.  The game was at Wisconsin.  That’s worse.  Purdue was a #1 seed in the committee’s initial projections.  That is certainly no longer the case.

-Ohio State has just two conferences losses.  Both have come to Penn State, who is a bubble team at best and that’s probably overstating it.  Last night they lost by 23.  The good news is that when Ohio State isn’t playing Penn State they’ve looked amazing, and since Penn State is a long shot to make the NCAA Tournament, Ohio State’s chances of doing well are pretty good.

-Saint Mary’s lost at San Francisco last night.  That’s two in a row, albeit the first one to Gonzaga was hardly damaging.  The loss last night is rather damaging.  They’re still safely in the field, but they can’t afford too many more of those.

-Arizona picked up a huge road win in a very hostile environment against rival Arizona State.  I sometimes forget that the temperature of this rivalry is as high as it is.  Whenever they play you can feel the venom coming through the television and last night was no exception.  By the end of the game, an Arizona cheerleader was ejected, Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley was wearing about half the clothes he had on at the beginning of the game, and was throwing an absolute fit.  It was great theater!!

-Temple jumped out to a big early lead at Wichita State.  The halftime score was 56-42, which made it perhaps the least American played game in the American Conference this season.  Wichita battled back and held on to win.  It was a win that would have really helped temple out a ton, but a loss that doesn’t really hurt them.  Temple has won seven of their last nine and all their remaining regular season games are winnable.  If they win out then they should make the field.

-ADDITIONAL NOTE FROM CHAD: New Mexico State suffered a road loss to Utah Valley, becoming one of four teams that were previously undefeated in their conferences to fall last night, and putting the Aggies in a position where the automaic bid may be necessary.  This game was not in the original write-up, done by David, because he was too busy reading THE KYLE LAMB TEST POST, perhaps the greatest item ever posted on the internet!!!

-Montana and Florida Gulf Coast were two other first place teams that fell in upsets yesterday. In both cases, they suffered their first loss in conference play against Eastern Washington (a little surprising) and Kennesaw State (very surprising), respectively.

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Hoops HD Bracket Rundown: February 15th

NOTE: This show was recorded on Thursday, February 15th, at 10pm, est, and the bracket was built at 7pm, est.  None of Thursday night’s games were considered, but were discussed during the show.

This week we are back to our Bracket Reveal format.  All five Hoops HD staff members submitted a seed list.  A cross country ranking was done with all the teams, the overall seed list was then bracketed, and it is revealed line by line on the air.  From the #1 seeds down to the bubble, we debate and discuss each team as they appear in the bracket.


Below is our final bracket, but you need to watch the show before you look at it!

And for all you radio lovers, below is an mp3 version of the show…

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