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Vanderbilt vs Harvard: Prediction

March 12th, 2012
Festus Ezeli and Vanderbilt moved to 4-0 in the SEC

(5) Vanderbilt vs. (12) Harvard: East Region

 

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Tommy Amaker Pre-Tournament Teleconference Notes

March 12th, 2012
Harvard's first NCAA bid since 1946

On Monday morning the Ivy League champion Harvard Crimson held a teleconference ahead of their NCAA tournament matchup with Vanderbilt, the five-seed in the East Region. Led by forwards Kyle Casey and Keith Wright, Tommy Amaker's Crimson are making the school's first NCAA appearance since 1946. 

Harvard head coach Tommy Amaker

On being a part of the field: "We are incredibly excited and honored to represent our great conference."

NCAA Tournament: 10 Potential First Round Upsets

March 12th, 2012
Casper Ware led Long Beach State with a career-high 28

Top 10 Most Likely Upsets

March is no time to play it safe. When you fill in your brackets over the next few days, here are the 10 most likely First Round upsets to focus on:

 

Tournament Poll: Most Likely 12 vs 5 Upset?

March 11th, 2012
California

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. 

Detroit Grabs First Bid Since 1999: Tuesday's Quick Hitters

March 7th, 2012
Detroit clinched their first NCAA bid since 1999

When Western Kentucky fired Ken McDonald on January 6th few envisioned the young Hilltoppers earning a bid to the NCAA tournament. But they did just that, beating North Texas 74-70 in the Sun Belt title game.

Bracketology: A History of Power Conference Bias

March 4th, 2012
Casper Ware led Long Beach State with a career-high 28 Inevitably, when the committee announces the bracket on selection sunday, a "mid-major" will be highest ranked RPI team to be left out of the field.

Over the last 6 years, the highest RPI team not to make the field has consistently come from a non-BCS conference. In fact, over the last three years, the committee became even more biased. At least the 5 best RPI teams not to make the field were "mid-majors".