Greg DePalma previews Tuesday night’s “First Four” doubleheader in the NCAA Tournament, as New Orleans takes on Mount St. Mary’s and Kansas State squares off against Wake Forest. PSN motorsports analyst CJ Radune also makes a pit stop to discuss the Kyle Busch–Joey Logano dustup in Las Vegas and review the NASCAR season’s first three races.
Greg DePalma is joined by CollegeHoopsDaily.com writers Jamal Murphy and Scott Zolotorow to break down the brackets as the 68-team NCAA Tournament field is set, with an eye on top sleepers and Cinderellas. Defending champion Villanova is the overall top seed, with other No.1 seeds going to Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga.
Our final report features a bid stealer in Rhode Island as they capture the Atlantic 10 Championship and the automatic bid that results in a last day drop from the field for one unlucky program.
With the Selection Sunday announcement just hours away, Greg DePalma offers his final bubble analysis and picks on who will make the NCAA Tournament field. The Big Ten and SEC are among four leagues that crown their champions on the final day. NASCAR also is on the agenda, with a preview and picks for the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas.
Greg DePalma sorts out perhaps college basketball’s busiest night amid all the conference tournaments and looks ahead at Saturday’s top matchups. Fourteen leagues will crown a champion Saturday, including the ACC, Big East, Big 12 and Pac-12, in the final push toward Selection Sunday.
Jamal Murphy of CollegeHoopsDaily.com and TheBlacketologist.com, joins Greg DePalma to update the latest news from college basketball’s conference tournaments and take another look at where NCAA Tournament bubble teams stand. Friday’s highlight game comes in the ACC, where North Carolina and Duke get a bonus third meeting.
With just 3 days remaining until Selection Sunday (March 12th), here are the latest stats and analysis for our top bubble teams in contention for the ‘Field of 68’ in next month’s D1 College Basketball Tournament.
With Kansas State’s win over Baylor in the Big 12 Tournament and Iowa’s drubbing at the hands of Indiana in the Big 10, the Wildcats have now taken over the last spot in our at-large field for the ‘Big Dance’ while sending the Hawkeyes spiraling down the list towards the NIT.
Greg DePalma stumps for Syracuse, which lost to Miami in Tuesday night’s ACC Tournament and now must watch to see how such teams as California and Rhode Island do in their league tournaments. Forget metrics – though Syracuse’s isn’t bad – the Orange is simply better. Also, the Ivy League holds its first four-team tournament.
Greg DePalma sorts out the start of 11 conference tournaments as college basketball steams toward Selection Sunday, with the Patriot League settling its championship as top-seeded Bucknell welcomes Lehigh. NFL free agency also gets a look as contract agreements begin to leak out.