MAC Champion (13)Buffalo Bulls take on PAC-12 Champion (4) Arizona Wildcats in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, can the Bulls pull the upset?
I have a secret to share with you: once upon a time, the Sun Belt was a powerhouse basketball conference. It's true! This is not the FAKE NEWS! I wasn't around for it, really, but I did a little research and poof, the truth. It's all there. For example, 1986 was kind of a magic … Continue reading The Hottest Sun Belt March Madness Teams of All Time: RANKED!
Neither the Bobcats nor the Trojans (of Troy) was supposed to be playing for a Sun Belt tournament title. Troy was predicted to finish 9th in the conference. The Bobcats, dead last. But the Bobcats were secretly maestros of defense, limiting opponents to 63.5 points per game, the 23rd stingiest in the nation. Troy's offense … Continue reading Put on your boogy shoes, Trojans of Troy. You’re Big Dancing!
I may have a legitimately fake doctorate degree in Hoops Forensics, but that doesn't mean my education is over. I'm always learning! By "learning," I mean I spend a few hours each week on the internet flipping through articles about sports. A recent column by Sport Illustrated's Pete Thamel caught my attention. In the column, Peter discusses … Continue reading ESPN Bracketology vs Forgotten Forensics, Round 9
As part of the basketball coverage of the Forgotten 5, we strive to get at least some coverage to all 26 “mid-major” conferences in men’s basketball. We cover the good, the bad, and the ugly, with everything building to that all important trip to the Big Dance. Selection Sunday is right around the corner and … Continue reading Does Your Team Still Have A Shot At The Big Dance? **Updated**
Usually, I devote the top third of this valuable space to my bromance with Joe Lunardi, ESPN's legendary Bracketologist and Friend to Mankind. But this relationship is going nowhere, you guys. I'm doing all the grunt work! Bromance is a two-man relationship, Joe: one guy lifts and the other spots. There will always be a … Continue reading ESPN Bracketology vs Forgotten Forensics, Round 8
Some guys actually do this kind of thing for a living. Me, practicing Hoop Forensics is more of a hobby, like karate or spreading good cheer. Joe Lunardi is pretty serious about this stuff, though. In fact, his understanding of Hoop Forensics sometimes overwhelms me. https://twitter.com/AStateFanRules/status/827166222936637440 Joe's tweets are as beautiful as they are mysterious – … Continue reading ESPN Bracketology vs Forgotten Forensics, Round 5
As a Hoops Forensic Scientist, I'm afforded incredible liberties that the common man is (with good reason) denied. One such liberty is the exclusive opportunity to manipulate basketball's brokers of power by gently exercising my sizable influence: https://twitter.com/AStateFanRules/status/824101742384181249 It's only a matter of time before the Red Wolves make an appearance on The Bubble. Not … Continue reading ESPN Bracketology vs Forgotten Forensics, Round 4