Dueling Bracketology is BACK! See how Ky and Jim view the Field of 68 as of today!
We spent over 30 hours watching basketball in Portland this holiday weekend, so of course we had some opinions on the games. I dug into the details to give a point or two about each PK80 participant.
The PK80 is the best in-season tournament in college hoops history. 16 Teams, 2 Brackets, All Fun. Let's break it down.
It's still November, but we highlight the early Against-the-spread Winners and Losers to help you beat your bookie and the big bad town of Las Vegas, Nevada...
The start of Feast Week (on food and basketball! double meaning!) brings us the glorious tradition of the Maui Invitational, and the 2017 field is as strong as ever.
The perennial powers square off in the now annual tradition known as the Champions Classic - who will bolster their resume with an early marquee win at the United Center tonight in Chicago?
The SWAC is BACK! (and potentially worse than ever)... Texas Southern is still the favorite under Mike Davis, but the rest of the league could account for 9 of the bottom-20 teams in division 1 basketball.
Juan Dixon is here! Ok, fine, he's just coaching a low-tier team, unless Coppin State shocks me (and the world!). The fight at the top should be between Hampton, Morgan State, and Norfolk State, with a few dark horses mixed in. Can anyone else break into the ranks of the contenders?
The Southland promises to be a competitive league this season with several squads holding legitimate title hopes. Stephen F. Austin appears to be back on top of the league, while teams like Lamar, SE Louisiana, and Nicholls State look to unseat the conference power.
While the transfer epidemic continues to deplete the league's talent supply, the Red Flash project to be a slight favorite in what will likely be yet another rat race to the finish line in the NEC.
Florida Gulf Coast is the heavy favorite in the Atlantic Sun, but Lipscomb is a real contender and North Florida is sneaky dark horse. Still, though, Dunk City is the biggest threat to win games in the NCAA Tournament, so high seeds beware - they might be even better than the 2013 Sweet 16 darling.
The Big West is wide open this season with the departure of some key All-League talent. Perennial conference contender UC Irvine and defending conference champ UC Davis look to pace the league, while traditional powers Hawaii and Long Beach State look to rebound from down years.