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  • Georgia gets “resume win” as scheduling becomes tougher

    Credit: University of Georgia Sports Communications/ Ashley Strickland

    As the Georgia Bulldogs were 12-6 in the SEC and tied with Kentucky for second a year ago, a possible NCAA bid was in the balance in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament. The Bulldogs needed to beat Kentucky to put the pressure on the selection committee to serve them with their first NCAA date since 2011 and only their second in the last 12 years. That wouldn’t happen as UGa took a 70-58 loss and the Bulldogs were once again in the throes of the NIT. Scheduling a tough non-conference slate has been on the plate of SEC schools of late […]

  • Stats Slant – Lessons learned

    Credit: Duke Photography

    Arguably the best thing about college basketball is its unpredictability.  It is reality television at its finest as we (even Jay Bilas) have little to no idea as to what will happen between the lines.  Jahlil Okafor is the real deal, while Kentucky is loaded.  And deep.  And loaded.  And deep. There are things we knew that have been confirmed, while others are coming as more of a surprise.  We are weeks away from conference play commencing, but we have already learned a lot.  This week’s Stats Slant takes a look at what the games have taught us thus far.  […]

  • Big East: Early Season Surprises

    Credit: Georgetown Sports Information

    The Out of Conference Record Through games of Sunday (December 7), the Big East’s record is 61-14 (0.813), having recovered from the hit taken during Thanksgiving Weekend (see Table 01). The conference maintains a winning record versus the six BCS conferences with special note to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) where the current 5-1 record, with three more games scheduled, guarantees the Big East will finish with a winning record. Only the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and the Summit Conference have winning records versus Big East teams (0-1 each). With two teams (Villanova and Seton Hall) still undefeated and five […]