Charlie Hatch Cincinnati Enquirer Published 10:05 AM EDT Oct 20, 2018 If Northern Kentucky returns to the NCAA Tournament, the Norse could be a bracket buster, according to CBS Sports. In a story published Friday by CBS' Kyle Boone, he listed "11 potential Cinderella squads who could surprise in 2019 NCAA Tournament." The Norse were No. 11 on the list. Boone acknowledged NKU was picked second in the Horizon League preseason poll behind Wright State, but he's "ready to buy stock in the Norse now." Of course, it's too early for predictions and projections, but the piece shows the potential NKU might achieve in 2018-19. Two years ago, the team won Motor City Madness and made an NCAA Tournament appearance. Last year, it won the Horizon League regular season title and played in the NIT. More: McDonald a Karl Malone Power Forward of Year candidate, NKU picked 2nd in Horizon League More: NKU's McDonald the Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year, per Mid-Major … [Read more...] about NKU an NCAA Tournament bracket buster? CBS Sports thinks so
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Justin Sayers Louisville Courier Journal Published 6:05 p.m. UTC Aug 22, 2018 The NCAA announced Wednesday that it's abandoning rating percentage index, or RPI, as its primary tool for selecting and seeding the men's basketball tournament. In its place, the NCAA will instead use the NCAA Evaluation Tool, or NET, which "relies on game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency, and the quality of wins and losses," according to a news release. The NCAA had used RPI since 1981 as a way to provide data to the men's basketball committee when selecting at-large teams and seeding and bracketing teams in the men's basketball tournament. RPI is calculated based on three factors: winning percentage, strength of schedule and opponent's strength of schedule. But, in recent years, the metric came under scrutiny as other, more accurate tools for evaluating strength and performance were developed. Read more: Louisville basketball … [Read more...] about Meet NET: NCAA abandons RPI for new NCAA tournament selection metric
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Could legalizing sports wagering in Iowa hurt its NCAA Tournament hosting future? NCAA policy says no NCAA championship events in states that allow legal sports wagering, but could that be changing months ahead? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 2 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Randy Peterson, [email protected] Published 3:25 p.m. CT March 30, 2018 | Updated 9:52 a.m. CT May 14, 2018 CLOSE Catch Des Moines CEO Greg Edwards describes the reception the NCAA Tournament received in Des Moines in 2016. Randy Peterson CONNECT TWEET … [Read more...] about Could legalizing sports wagering in Iowa hurt its NCAA Tournament hosting future?
Villanova earned its second men's basketball national title in three years Monday night, perhaps bringing an end to an era but hardly signifying the completion of the Wildcats' days as a national player.The defeat of Michigan could conclude Jalen Brunson's wildly successful stint on the Main Line, a mic drop for a point guard who — more than most players over the last quarter-century — can credibly say he has nothing more to prove at the college level. Brunson helped the Wildcats win two national titles, collected a bunch of national player of the year trophies and will graduate in three years.So while Brunson (and perhaps Mikal Bridges and Omari Spellman) could move on, the foundation of Villanova's success will not change. Jay Wright's team will remain (relatively) old, with Phil Booth, Eric Paschall and especially Donte DiVincenzo set to be mainstays for a program that's gone 165-21 over the last five seasons.The Wildcats will be in the hunt for another Final Four trip, … [Read more...] about Way-too-early projection of the 2019 NCAA tournament field: Loyola the only team from Illinois again
Sweet 16. Elite 8. Now the Final Four. So many winners. So many losers. So much Loyola.Loser: WBBM-Ch. 2An Illinois team makes the men’s Final Four for the first time in 13 years, a Chicago team makes it for the first time in 39 years and Loyola gets there for the first time in 55 years, and CBS doesn’t have the Final Four this year — so no windfall for Channel 2. The semis and title game are set for TBS.Winner: Harry PotterCollege basketball fans who didn’t know a Gryffindor from a Whiffenpoof now know that those handsome maroon and gold scarves have another meaning.Loser: City of Chicago coffersSeeing how Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave DePaul’s basketball program a new arena, he must have something really special (and at least as expensive) in mind to give Final Four-bound Loyola.Winners: Bulls and BlackhawksLoyola’s historic run distracts Chicago sports fans from the miserable ends to their miserable seasons.Winners: Mariah Musselman and Sister Jean … [Read more...] about NCAA tournament winners and losers: Charles Barkley, Harry Potter, John Calipari and more