Early 2012-13 Ranking: Teams 16-30

March 21st, 2012

With most teams eliminated from competition, its time to start looking ahead to the 2012-13 season. Following up on yesterday's Early 2012-13 Top 15, here are teams 16 to 30.


Baylor vs Xavier: Prediction

March 20th, 2012
Perry Jones III finished with a double-double

(3) Baylor vs. (10) Xavier: South Region



Poll: Which Surprise Team Has Best Chance of Advancing to Elite 8?

March 19th, 2012

Top 10 Performances of 2nd Round: 2012 Tournament

March 18th, 2012

The top 10 performances of the 2nd Round. No more intro is needed:


1 Brady Heslip, Baylor - 27 pts, 4 rbs, 9-12 from three. Against a Colorado team that had been winning with defense, Heslip exploded with 9 threes.


Dereck Whittenburg: NCAA Tournament Interview

March 17th, 2012
whittenburg.jpgAs part of Jon Teitel's NCAA Tournament Interview series, he had a chance to chat with Dereck Whittenburg. Whittenburg was the starting guard on the famed 1983 NC State squad that won the National Title, and he worked his way into March Madness lore by putting up the shot that Lorenzo Charles eventually finished for the winning basket. Besides his playing career, Whittenburg also had a lengthy coaching career that included head-coaching stops at Wagner and Fordham.

Xavier vs Lehigh: Prediction

March 17th, 2012
Lehigh has a dynamic guard in C.J. McCollum

(10) Xavier vs. (15) Lehigh: South Region



Michigan St vs Saint Louis: Prediction

March 17th, 2012
Spartans making 2nd straight Final Four trip

(1) Michigan State vs. (8) Saint Louis: West Region



Temple vs South Florida: Prediction

March 16th, 2012
Khalif Wyatt led the way with 22 points

(5) Temple vs. (12) South Florida: Midwest Region



Friday's NCAA Tournament Games to Watch

March 16th, 2012
Doug McDermott won MVC Player of the Year

After an "opening" day that went mostly according to form, the hope of many is that Friday's slate provides some upsets. And with some of the matchups providing a nice contrast in styles as well as talented players on mid-major squads who may not be household names just yet, there's a good chance that an upset does happen. Here's the schedule for today along with a game from each site that you should keep track of. 

Columbus: (8) Memphis vs. (9) Saint Louis
6:50 PM EST, TBS

Memphis vs Saint Louis: Prediction

March 14th, 2012
Memphis point guard Joe Jackson

(8) Memphis vs. (9) Saint Louis: West Region