According to the Chicago Sun-Times, VCU head coach Shaka Smart has turned down Illinois’ offer to become its men’s basketball coach.
There are 16 “Round of 32” games on Saturday and Sunday as the most exciting weekend of the sports calendar continues. As we always do every March here at MSF, we try to cover you with previews, informed and reasoned predictions, and pertinent viewing info as soon as we can get it posted.
In this post, we preview the South Region’s second round matchup between #4 seed Indiana and last year’s Cinderella that is still dancing this year, the #12th-seeded Rams from VCU.
There are 32 games on Thursday and Friday, one of the most exciting 48-hour segments on the sports calendar.
We won’t be able to get individual previews up for every game, but we’ll cherry pick some of the more compelling matchups during the tournament’s “second” round.
In this post, we preview one of the more interesting 5-12 matchups between underrated Wichita State and last year’s Final Four darling VCU.
Every year, a 12-seed upsets a 5-seed. I don’t know exactly how many straight years this has happened, but it’s enough that the first rule of NCAA Tournament bracket predicting is: thou shalt predict a 12 seed to beat a 5 seed. It’s moved beyond mere suggestion and become a steadfast rule.
And that is why I was beyond pleased that my sure-to-go-awry statistically-based bracket prediction system picked at least one 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.
But whatever you do, by all means pick one of them.
At this point in the season, I would hope to be paring down this list, but that isn’t exactly happening.
Sure, a few teams have moved off of the bubble, but the remaining bubble squads are essentially coming back to the pack, which has a few new names in this week’s Bubble Watch.