- New UIC coach Steve McClain sets expectations high
- Earl Peterson cues late run as Loyola advances to CBI championship
- Loyola avoids disastrous collapse, advances to CBI semifinal matchup with Seattle
- Forward Gavin Thurman transferring from Missouri State after semester
- Tre’ Bennett and Austin Etherington will transfer from Indiana State
- Bradley fires head coach Geno Ford
- Missouri Valley Conference has shown interest in adding UAB
- Notes and quotes: Previewing Wichita State and Northern Iowa matchups in Round of 32
- Xavier advances to Sweet 16, will face former coach Sean Miller
- Arizona shuts down D’Angelo Russell, ends Ohio State’s season in Round of 32
All posts tagged "March Madness"
Loyola avoids disastrous collapse, advances to CBI semifinal matchup with Seattle
Despite a late shooting barrage Monday from Oral Roberts and several ill-advised fouls, Loyola survived 86-78 to advance to the CBI semifinals. The Ramblers (21-13, 8-10 MVC) led by as many as 17 points early in the...
- Posted March 24, 2015
Xavier advances to Sweet 16, will face former coach Sean Miller
Xavier held off mid-major darling Georgia State on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16 with a 75-67 victory. In the West Region semifinals, the Musketeers will meet the Arizona Wildcats, coached by former Xavier coach Sean Miller....
- Posted March 21, 2015
Wichita State holds off Indiana to earn long-awaited date with Kansas
When watching the Selection Show last Sunday, Wichita State fans noticed it, Kansas fans noticed it, and every observant college basketball fan noticed it. If No. 7 seed Wichita State and No. 2 seed Kansas survived their...
- Posted March 20, 2015
Texas Southern could break historically bad streak for SWAC
The SWAC is a really bad basketball conference. It ranks No. 33 out of the 33 league on Kenpom with a .1424 rating. The next-worst conference is the MEAC at .2038. This is an historical problem. The SWAC is...
- Posted March 14, 2015
March Madness: Bracket projections for March 10
Welcome back to The Catch and Shoot’s bracket projections! Several automatic bids have been punched already in mid-major leagues, and power conference bubble teams are now gearing up to make one final push in their conference tournaments....
- Posted March 10, 2015
MVC Tournament Preview: Will anyone keep Wichita State and Northern Iowa from meeting in finals?
The Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, otherwise known as Arch Madness, is one of the nation’s premier mid-major tournaments every season. This year is no exception. The Valley has two teams ranked in the top-15 nationally as the favorite’s...
- Posted March 4, 2015
19-point comeback sends UIC to second round of Horizon League Tournament
When it mattered most, UIC finally completed a comeback. The Flames had trailed by 19 points at halftime Tuesday against the Wright State Raiders (11-20, 3-13 Horizon), but that seemed like a long time ago when Jay...
- Posted March 4, 2015
Horizon League Tournament Preview: Can Valparaiso defend its home floor?
The Horizon League Tournament gets underway Tuesday night. I’m a big fan of this tournament because of how much it favors teams that performed well in the regular season. The top two seeds, which are Valparaiso and...
- Posted March 1, 2015
Bracketology, Feb. 10: UK, UVA, Wisconsin, Duke on top line less than 5 weeks before Selection Sunday
Selection Sunday is closing in fast. It’s exactly 33 days away, but who’s counting? For these projections, teams are evaluated on what they have accomplished (or failed to accomplish) to this point in the season without looking ahead....
- Posted February 10, 2015
Bracketology: Kentucky, Virginia, Duke and Gonzaga lead first bracket projections
Finally, The Catch and Shoot’s first bracket projections for the 2015 NCAA Tournament have arrived. For these projections, teams are evaluated on what they have accomplished (or failed to accomplish) to this point in the season without looking...
- Posted January 20, 2015