The Hoops HD Report: Sweet Sixteen Edition

Chad and the panel look back at the First and Second Rounds of the tournament, and preview all of the Sweet Sixteen and potential Elite Eight action coming up this week.  We discuss what our favorite games have been so far, along with the biggest surprises and who we like going forward…

 

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The Hoops HD Report: Selection Sunday Plus One

Chad and the panel discuss the teams that made the field, the snubs, and what they agreed and disagreed with in terms of the Selection Committee.  They also run through each of the match-ups and potential match-ups in the Rounds of 64 and 32, and give each of their individual Final Four picks.  They close by quickly looking at the other postseason tournaments, and reveal the first ever field of the Hoops HD AC8 Tournament

 

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The Hoops HD Committee Report: Thursday, March 10

Click HERE for Jon Teitel’s Day 1 Coverage of the Big Ten Tournament

Click HERE for Jon Teitel’s latest Bracket Projection (through Wednesday’s games)

 

SITES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT FROM SOME OF THIS YEAR’S COMMITTEE MEMBERS!!

Warren Nolan’s RPI and Statistical Site for College Sports – CLICK HERE

Podcaster and Bracketologist Extraordinaire Andy Bottoms at Assembly Call – CLICK HERE

Galen Clavio at Crimson Cast – CLICK HERE

Galen Clavio again at Sports Politik – CLICK HERE

Scott Swartz at The Buffet – CLICK HERE

 

Tonight is the first official night that our Hoops HD Committee met via Skype conference call to begin bracketing the field for the 2017 NCAA Tournament. After last night’s results, our committee was charged with filling the remaining 6 at-large sports plus another at-large spot guaranteed to open up due to the ACC having all remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament.

Our first order of business was awarding the 2017 Centenary Award – the honor went to Alabama A&M. Their prize for winning the award will be their placement on the Under Consideration Board for the duration of the committee meetings. We also began to shrink the Under Consideration Board down to 26 candidates that have a realistic shot at inclusion to the field. We began to discuss the remaining teams and then each individual committee member would choose 8 teams from the list that were Under Consideration. The top 8 vote-getters would then be ranked 1 through 8. In the first wave of balloting, we added Michigan, Northwestern, Arkansas and Seton Hall to the field. (That’s right Wildcat fans – go ahead and start contacting your travel agents for next week!) The remaining 4 teams carried over and then, after further debates, each committee member would choose 4 more teams from the Under Consideration list. The top 4 vote-getters would then be ranked 1 through 8 with the 4 carry-overs.

Since there were only 3 open at-large spots at the time of the vote, the top 3 teams were added into the field: Marquette, Michigan State and Xavier. The Musketeers got voted in after their win against Butler in the Big East tournament. It was at this point that our committee stopped for the night. After Creighton beat Providence, we were assured of a spot in the Big East opening up, so we will fill that spot during tomorrow night’s meetings. We will also begin the process of filling in the Master seed list – depending on time, we will add up to 32 teams (8 seed lines) to the master seed list for tomorrow night’s meetings. Other spots will eventually open up (i.e. Big 12, Big 10, SEC), but with TCU and Kansas State scoring upsets in the Big 12 Tournament, there is still a chance for a bid thief to surface in a major conference.

Below is the Selection Board through tonight’s games: (note that teams highlighted in orange in the Under Consideration board have been eliminated from their respective conference tournaments)

The HoopsHD Committee Report: Wednesday, March 8

Click HERE for Jon Teitel’s interview with Florida Gulf Coast player Brandon Goodwin

Click HERE for Jon Teitel’s most recent Bracket Projection

 

SITES YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT FROM SOME OF THIS YEAR’S COMMITTEE MEMBERS!!

Warren Nolan’s RPI and Statistical Site for College Sports – CLICK HERE

Podcaster and Bracketologist Extraordinaire Andy Bottoms at Assembly Call – CLICK HERE

Galen Clavio at Crimson Cast – CLICK HERE

Galen Clavio again at Sports Politik – CLICK HERE

Scott Swartz at The Buffet – CLICK HERE

With Selection Sunday only 4 days away, every member of the HoopsHD staff submitted 2 lists to our chairman Chad Sherwood: one list consists of up to 36 teams that should be voted into the NCAA Tournament no matter what the circumstances are (this is what we’ve referred to as “first-ballot” teams). Teams need at least 8 votes to be added to the first-ballot pool. The second list is for teams to be placed Under Consideration for NCAA Tournament selection. Teams need at least 3 votes to be added to the Under Consideration pool. Without further ado, here are the results:

As of Wednesday night, there have been 12 automatic bids handed out from conference tournaments that have been completed. Our committee named 30 out of a possible 36 teams into the NCAA Tournament field. For the time being, this leaves 48 teams on the Under Consideration board playing for 6 at-large spots. There will be spots that open up as teams on both the at-large boards and Under Consideration boards earn automatic bids into the NCAA Tournament. Teams like Syracuse that are highlighted in orange have completed their regular season and have to wait and see what other teams around them do.

Tomorrow night, our Committee will begin to fill the remaining at-large spots and also name its annual Centenary Award (click HERE for the history of the award). Either Alabama A&M or North Carolina A&T will be added to the Under Consideration board upon winning the Centenary Award.

The Hoops HD Report (Feb 27)/Championship Week Video Notebook: Day 1

The panel runs through all of the major conferences as we are in to the final week of the regular season.  Some of the things they cover are Gonzaga’s surprising loss to BYU, whether or not Syracuse belongs in the field, North Carolina’s chances at a #1 seed after the loss at Virginia, UCLA’s huge win over Arizona, whether or not Vanderbilt can crash the dance, Dayton’s big upcoming game against VCU, and much more.  They also look at the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament, and look ahead to the Big South and Patriot League that tip off tomorrow.

 

 

TUESDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK ACTION

BIG SOUTH
Format: Standard
Location: Campus Sites (First Round); Regular Season Champion (Quarterfinals and Semifinals); Highest Remaining Seed (Championship)
Tuesday, February 28 – First Round
7:00 PM – (10) Presbyterian at (7) Campbell, bigsouthsports.com
7:00 PM – (9) Longwood at (8) Charleston Southern, bigsouthsports.com

PATRIOT LEAGUE
Format: Standard
Location: Campus Sites
Tuesday, February 28 – First Round
7:00 PM – (9) American at (8) Army West Point, patriotleague.tv
7:30 PM – (10) Lafayette at (7) Loyola, patriotleague.tv

The Hoops HD Report: February 20th

The Hoops HD staff begins by discussing NC State’s firing of Mark Gottfried and the bizarre handling of it.  After that, they run through all of the major conferences reviewing all the action from the previous week, discussing all the teams who are in the NCAA Tournament picture, and preview all of this week’s action.  They discuss how we could see multiple teams with below .500 records in conference end up making the NCAA Tournament, look at what the teams that are on the bubble have to do to end up on the right side of it, and much more…

 

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