Louisville-New Mexico Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In this post, we preview the West Region’s second round matchup between Rick Pitino’s 4th-seeded Cardinals of Louisville and the 5th-seeded Lobos of New Mexico, coached by Steve Alford.

5-12 Upsets In NCAA Tournament Ranked In Order Of Likelihood

We know there is at least one 5-12 upset every year, so Andy has ranked the upset potential among the four 5-12 matchups, starting with the one he thinks is most likely. (But truth be told, he actually doesn’t love any of these…)

New Mexico-Long Beach State Preview: Analysis, Prediction, Date and TV Tip Time, Point Spread, and Tickets

In this post, we preview the 5-12 matchup in the West Region between Steve Alford’s 5th-seeded New Mexico Lobos and the Casper Ware-led Long Beach State 49ers.

March Madness: West Region First Round Predictions

Andy Bottoms examines the NCAA Tournament first round matchups in the West Region and predicts a winner for each game.

West Region Bracket Breakdown: Upset Picks, Sleeper Team, and Regional Champion Prediction

Andy Bottoms takes a look at the West region, which features tournament champions from the Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, and Mountain West along with one of the hottest teams in the country in Memphis as well as the nation’s only one-loss team in Murray State.

March Madness: 5-12 Upset Picks For 2012 NCAA Tournament

Every year, a 12-seed upsets a 5-seed. That’s why the first rule of NCAA Tournament bracket predicting is: thou shalt predict a 12 seed to beat a 5 seed. In this post I’ll analyze the 5-12 matchups and tell you which ones are good upset picks and which ones are not, and then we’ll crowdsource opinions from everyone.

March Madness: West Region (Phoenix) Team Profiles for 2012 NCAA Tournament

Now that the field has been set, I’ll be posting team profiles of all 68 teams, broken down by regions. Next up is the Phoenix region, which is home to the Big Ten, Big 12, and Big East Tournament Champions.

The Bottoms Line College Basketball Stock Watch: ‘Ron Hunter Rises’ Edition

Andy Bottoms hasn’t paid much attention to college football during the bowl season. Instead, he’s been watching college hoops and putting together this edition of the Bottoms Line Stock Watch, which starts off with someone hoops fans in the Hoosier state will be quite familiar with.

The Bottoms Line: College Basketball Stock Watch

After another exciting week of college hoops, Andy Bottoms takes a look at which teams are on the rise and which ones are struggling to get out of the gate.

The Bottoms Line: Previews and Predictions For The ‘Feast Week’ Tournaments

While football will always be the sport most closely tied to Thanksgiving, Feast Week on ESPN has something to offer college basketball junkies as well with a number of preseason tournaments featuring teams looking to notch some quality non-conference wins.

The Bottoms Line Non-BCS Watch List: New Mexico Lobos

The Non-BCS Watch List makes its first stop in the Mountain West to look at the New Mexico Lobos, who are expected to challenge for the conference title.