Recent Posts

  • ACC Roundup: Irish staying the course

    ACC Roundup: Irish staying the course

    The greatest thing about the addition of Louisville, Notre Dame, Pitt, and Syracuse into the ACC is the balance of power is spread across the league.  Look at the top where Duke and North Carolina generally sat for many years.  No. 2 Virginia continues to lock down people with it’s defense while the No. 10 Fighting Irish are breathing down the Cavaliers’ collective necks. The Irish are 22-4 and have maybe the top clutch presence in the nation in Jerian Grant and then arguably as much depth as anyone in the ACC.  Possibly four wins on the road in this […]

  • Stats Slant: Bubble Mania

    Credit: Pitt Athletics

    Whether there are 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament or 168, we will always have bubble teams.  These are the squads who are likely in need of one or two more quality wins if they wish to earn an automatic bid into the big dance.  In February, bubbles can burst or they can simply evolve into a comfortable seat at the proverbial table that is the tournament field of 68.  This week’s Stats Slant takes a look at the teams that currently sit on the bubble and are in desperate need of a statement win, or two.  Enjoy. Massachusetts – […]

  • Atlantic 10 Tempo Tuesday: Fit to be tied

    Credit: Thom Kendall Photography/University of Massachusetts Media Relations

    A four way tie. Dayton, VCU, Rhode Island and UMass are deadlocked in first place at 9-3. A game behind is Davidson. The regular season title is up for grabs and in reach. For those not fortunate to enter the winner’s circle, there are added incentives.  Getting a high seed for the post season tournament.  Securing resume’ building victories and gaining momentum for a strong showing in the conference tournament.  Naturally, success in Brooklyn can lead to the Big Dance and/or a higher tournament seed. Even without the regular season trophy, there is a lot at stake. The numbers, provided by […]