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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.

Tuesday's Conference Tournament Primer

March 6th, 2012
Penn's Jerome Allen and Zack Rosen

While there's plenty of conference tournament action on Tuesday's schedule, and three bids to be distributed, there's also a huge game in the Ivy League as Penn (19-11, 11-2) visits rival Princeton (18-11, 9-4). What's on the line for the Quakers? A share of the Ivy League title with Harvard, which would force a one-game playoff between the two teams at a site to be determined.

Conference Tournament Schedules, Week 2

March 5th, 2012
How IU defends Aaron Craft will help decide the game

Week One Conference Tournament Schedules

ACC (March 8-11 in Atlanta)
Regular season champion: North Carolina
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Jon Teitel's All-Conference Teams, Part Two

March 5th, 2012
Jae Crowder knocked down the game-winner

Last week CHN writer Jon Teitel unvelied part one of his CollegeHoops.net All-Conference selections, featuring the fourteen conferences that begain conference tournament play at that time. The final seventeen teams are here, with the Player of the Year in each league in italics

Davis Leads #1 Kentucky Past Vanderbilt: Saturday's Quick Hitters

February 25th, 2012
Anthony Davis provided another virtuoso performance

#4 Kansas clinched their eighth consecutive Big 12 title with a wild 87-86 overtime win over #3 Missouri, placing head coach Bill Self in some esteemed company. Here are today's "Quick Hitters": 

74 Team Power Conference Ranking

February 24th, 2012
ncaa.pngWhile NCAA Tournament runs by Butler and VCU prove that there is more parity than ever in college basketball, the power conferences still rule. Here is a ranking of all 74 power conference teams, including a comparison to how they ranked in the previous update 2 months ago.

 

Consensus Conference Ranking: February vs January

February 24th, 2012
ACC Although the conference table was mostly set back in January when we last updated the Consensus Conference Ranking, there have been some changes since. As you'll see below, the Mountain West dropped from 4th to 6th since January 3rd, while the Colonial and Ivy have jumped 2 spots.

Notre Dame Blows Things Open in Second Half

February 23rd, 2012
Jerian Grant led Notre Dame with 20 points

In the first meeting between #18 Notre Dame and West Virginia the Fighting Irish didn't get going until late, when three three-pointers pushed them past the Mountaineers in Morgantown. Mike Brey's team got going offensively much sooner in the rematch, as a two-point lead at the half turned into a 71-44 whipping, moving their win streak to nine. This marks the first time in school history that the Irish have won nine straight Big East games, and by the game this young team has the look of a group that can make some noise next month.