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

Andy breaks down the East region. Syracuse and Ohio State make for a top-heavy East region, but Florida State and Vanderbilt also come in brimming with confidence after winning their respective conference tournaments.

March Madness: Bracket Predictions For The 2012 NCAA Tournament

Yesterday, I posted my official bracket predictions for the 2012 NCAA Tournament, which were made using this Four Factors-based system. Here is a recap in case you missed that post yesterday in the maelstrom of March Madness content that went up.

March Madness: East Region (Boston) Team Profiles for 2012 NCAA Tournament

Now that the field has been set, Andy is posting team profiles of all 68 teams, broken down by regions. Next up is the Boston region, which features regular season champs from the Big East and Big Ten along with tournament champs from the ACC and SEC.

March Madness Bracket Predictions: Who Will Be The 4th #1 Seed? [Poll]

A lot of times we more or less know who the four #1 seeds will be heading into The Selection Show, but today there will be definite drama. Who do you think the 4th #1 seed should be?

Big Ten Championship Game: Ohio State-Michigan State Time, TV, Point Spread, and Prediction

Later this afternoon, the #1-seeded Michigan State Spartans will take on the #3-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Tournament Championship. Neither team will be sweating out a big come The Selection Show, but today’s game could have major implications on the #1 seed line.

2012 Big Ten Tournament Preview, Prediction, Bracket, and TV Schedule

Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State all finished in a first-place tie for the Big Ten regular season title, and the Big Ten Tournament gives them a chance to settle it on the floor when the action starts on Thursday. However, don’t count out the likes of Wisconsin and Indiana, who have also proved their mettle in the nation’s top-rated conference.

College Basketball Power Rankings: Final Regular Season Rankings

With Selection Sunday less than a week away, Andy Bottoms unveils his final College Basketball Power Rankings of the season.

College Basketball Podcast: Tim Hardaway Jr.’s Importance, Ohio State’s Issues, Conference Tournament Previews

In episode #24 of The Bottoms Line College Basketball Podcast, host Andy Bottoms is once again joined by Rob Dauster of Ballin’ Is a Habit and NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk to discuss all the latest news and events in college basketball, including: Virginia’s tournament fate after a late-game collapse; bubble picture in the ACC/Big 12/Big East/SEC; thoughts from last weekend’s Kansas-Missouri game; Ohio State’s recent issues; Tim Hardaway Jr.’s importance to Michigan; look ahead to the Missouri Valley, Colonial, and Atlantic 10 Tournaments; ook ahead to a few key games this weekend.

College Basketball Power Rankings: Week of February 27th

If Saturday’s glut of upsets, exciting games, and nail-biting finishes is any indiation, this year’s NCAA Tournament is going to be fantastic. As it stands, this looks like Andy Bottoms’ second the last set of Power Rankings for the season, because once the field is announced and March Madness begins, any lingering debates will be settled on the floor.

Big Ten Tournament Primer: Dates, Site, TV Info, Tickets, History, and Current Tourney Outlook

The Big Ten has established itself as the nation’s top conference this season, and a slew of Top 25 teams and at-large hopefuls should make for an incredible conference tournament when the action starts in Indianapolis on March 8th.

College Basketball Power Rankings: Week of Februrary 20th

With just three weeks left until Selection Sunday, Andy Bottoms’ Top 25 stayed relatively stable with just one new squad making their way onto the list this week.

Bottoms Line College Basketball Power Rankings: Week of February 13th

Many of last week’s top matchups lived up to their advanced billing, and when the dust settled following an excisting week of basketball, 13 teams in the Top 25 had lost at least once. While that certainly made Andy Bottoms’s job of assembling this week’s rankings a bit more challenging, it certainly bodes well for March Madness 2012, which begins with Selection Sunday in just four weeks.

Bottoms Line College Basketball Power Rankings: Week of February 6th

With the Super Bowl in the books, and the sports world will finally be able to turn more of its attention to college hoops. A terrific Kansas-Missouri game on Saturday night provided a springboard into “Rivalry Week,” which features a number of intriguing matchups. Before that tips off, Andy Bottoms provides his latest college basketball power rankings.

Bottoms Line College Basketball Power Rankings: Week of January 30th

It sounds a bit odd to say this, but last week was relatively tame in the college hoops world since “only” nine teams in the Top 25 lost. Even so, there are no new teams in this week’s edition of Andy Bottoms’ College Basketball Power Rankings.

Bottoms Line College Basketball Power Rankings: Week of January 23rd

Saturday was arguably the best day of college basketball so far this season, as a pair of Top Five sqauds squared off, the top-ranked team went down, and a buzzer-beater ended a lengthy home winning streak just to name a few of the notable happenings. And as usual, that led to plenty of shakeups in Andy Bottoms’ Top 25.