Headaches for the NCAA selection committee

While the weather problems at the SEC tournament in Atlanta have the potential to cause a headache for the NCAA committee, the Big Ten tournament is already guaranteed to be a problem. The NCAA has previously told tha Big Ten that their tournament wraps up too late for the final game to be considered in …

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Illinois finally wakes up

The Illini have been headscratchers all season long. Their power rankings would suggest that they should be about .500 in conference but as we all know they’ve played well below that level. In the Pomeroy rankings, there’s only been a very small difference between Purdue and Illinois all year (which perhaps indicates just how good …

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Game Predictions 03/01/08

Tonight is senior night for Penn State and the rumor mill is that fallen star Geary Claxton will suit up and make a symbolic start. Supposedly an arrangement has been struck where Michigan will allow PSU to win the jump, the refs will call an immediate time out, and Claxton will be removed from the …

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Four Factor Analysis Tool (PSU at Minn)

This has become a familiar theme. Penn State’s opponent, in this case Minnesota, had a definitive edge in the delta between their offensive and defensive FG%, due mainly to PSU’s absolutely horrid defense and, as usual, Penn State has an edge in their turnover rate. Minnesota, like others, also puts their opponent on the line …

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Game Predictions 02/24/08

Both the PSU men and women are on the road as THON takes over the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State still has a shot at the sixth spot in the Big Ten which would give them a favorable seed, most likely against Northwestern, in the Big Ten tournament but a win over Minnesota today would …

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