Bracket Breakdown

Wichita State, better when they’re the underdog?

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Wichita State is the latest in a long line of recent Cinderellas that have played their way into the Final Four. It started with George Mason in 2006, when the Patriots made a run to the Final Four as a No. 11 seed. It continued in 2011, when No. 11 seed VCU reached the Final [more]

The Crossover: How is Nate Silver’s NCAA bracket doing? (VIDEO)

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Nate Silver, writer for the New York Times’ Five Thirty Eight blog and famed numbers guru, visited the set of “The Crossover” to discuss NCAA tournament probabilities as well as the current state of his bracket on Thursday. Raphielle also writes for the NBE Basketball Report and can be followed on Twitter at @raphiellej. [more]

Should Josh Pastner get out of Memphis?

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If you’re one of those jumpy Memphis fans who wants to get rid of Josh Pastner because he’s failed to live up to the Calipari mythos, I’d counsel patience. If you can’t appreciate the upward trend that’s right in front of your faces, nobody is ever going to make you happy. The Tigers have won [more]

Does the first round score really matter?

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I think Rob Neyer did a quick study like this not too long ago — and I’m sure many others have as well. But, well, you certainly know the famous story about writing a long letter, a story that has been attributed to many people. Somebody wrote a very long letter. “If I had more [more]

Need last minute bracket advice? Well, we’ve got Yahoo’s Jeff Eisenberg here

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We’ve got some good stuff for you today. Jeff Eisenberg, the man behind The Dagger, was kind enough to join us to chat about his bracket picks in between writing about the biggest player in the tournament and catching up with the folks that wound up on the wrong end of a buzzer-beater. Trust me, [more]

March Madness Survival Guide

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Today is the day. Right up there with St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco De Mayo, The Kentucky Derby, and the Superbowl, the first Thursday of March Madness is one of the best five days on the calendar. Because today carries such weight, such great importance, we cannot take it lightly. We must be prepared. Pre-game Instructions: [more]