Jon Teitel's "Coaching Greats": Bucknell's Charlie Woollum

May 22nd, 2012
Woollum's 1987 team made Bucknell's first NCAA appearanceIn the latest installment in his "Coaching Greats" series CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with former Bucknell and William & Mary head coach Charlie Woollum. Woollum won 318 games at Bucknell and led the Bison to two NCAA tournament appearances, winning seven regular season conference titles. Woollum is now a color commentator for both William & Mary (his alma mater) and CN8.

Jon Teitel: In 1960 as a player at William & Mary you split the regular season series with West Virginia before losing to them in the Southern Conference tournament.

Jon Teitel's "Forgotten Legends": Lafayette's Tracy Tripucka

May 22nd, 2012
Tracy Tripucka remains Lafayette's all-time leading scorerRecently CHN writer Jon Teitel spent some time with Lafayette great Tracy Tripucka, who is still the school's all-time leading scorer. Most basketball fans should be familiar with his younger brother Kelly, but Tracy was a three-time All-American who finished his collegiate career with 1,973 points.

Jon Teitel: Your dad Frank was an All-American QB at Notre Dame and later threw the first TD pass in the history of the AFL. What was it like to grow up as the son of a pro athlete, and did you ever consider going into football?

Xavier vs Lehigh: Prediction

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

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



Duke vs Lehigh: Prediction

March 14th, 2012

(2) Duke vs. (15) Lehigh: South Region



Eight NCAA Tournament Sleepers

March 11th, 2012
The McCallums make their first NCAA appearance

One of the tricky aspects of filling out a bracket is figuring out which team(s) can jump up and spring a surprise or two. Last season two teams from non-Power 6 leagues (Butler and VCU) reached Houston, and throughout the history of the 64/65/68-team era there have been teams who have made runs. Below are eight teams who can make surprising runs in the bracket, some to win a game or two and a couple others capable of getting to New Orleans. 

Montana Wins Big Sky Title: Wednesday's Quick Hitters

March 8th, 2012
Will Cherry and the Grizzles pulled away in the 2nd half

UConn and USF were the big winners on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, while West Virginia and Seton Hall now await their NCAA tournament fate.

Wednesday's Conference Tournament Primer

March 7th, 2012
West Virginia forward Kevin Jones

Day two of the Big East Championship features four teams looking to improve their chances of reaching the NCAA tournament, with the biggest game of the day being the first. Nine-seed Connecticut, who opener their tournament with an 81-67 win over DePaul on Tuesday, takes on eight-seed West Virginia with the winner likely locking up a tournament berth. These two teams met once during the regular season, a 64-57 UConn victory at the XL Center on January 9th, and with so much change over the nearly two months since that game there may not be a whole lot to take from it.