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  1. SEC comes out on top in seed score rankings - College Basketball

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi reveals the final seed scores from the NCAA tournament and what it means for the season that was, and the season ahead.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2014
  2. Bracket Update: Saturday final

    Joe Lunardi

    After a wild Saturday of action, there is more debate in the world of Bracketology over who should earn the top seeds and several upsets in conference championships have bubble teams even more nervous. No. 1 SEEDS Florida/South Arizona/West ...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  3. Wichita State Shockers among hottest teams, Michigan State Sparta...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi breaks down which potential NCAA tournament teams have been the best and worst in different categories. This includes winning/losing streaks and road records.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  4. Bracketology - North Carolina Tar Heels, Indiana Hoosiers, Connec...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi breaks down the NCAA tournament odds for Indiana, North Carolina and Connecticut. He sees the Tar Heels likely earning a bid while the Hoosiers and Huskies might be on the outside looking in.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  5. What history says about Cards' repeat bid

    Joe Lunardi

    Once upon a time, that four-letter school in Westwood won seven consecutive national championships. It is both an unthinkable achievement and the byproduct of a smaller, more regional NCAA tournament. The institution of multibid conferences in 1976 ...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  6. What history says about Louisville Cardinals' chances to repeat a...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi compares the Louisville Cardinals to past preseason favorites coming off of national championship seasons and explains what history tells us about their chances of repeating.

    Blog | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  7. How UConn, Texas, Washington, others lock down NCAA tournament bi...

    Joe Lunardi

    ESPN Insider and Bracketologist Joe Lunardi looks ahead and writes a checklist that bubble teams must meet if they wish to secure one of the final 13 NCAA tournament bids.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  8. Watch out for bid thieves

    Joe Lunardi

    They are the bane of bubble teams everywhere. They lurk in the shadows of Championship Week, ready to scuttle your most ambitious plans. And they are unpredictable. They are the notorious "bid thieves," and they are ready to pounce again in 2012. D...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  9. The NCAA tournament bubble is smaller than you think - NCB

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi says that because we typically see two teams come out of nowhere to win their conference tournament, the bubble is a lot smaller than most people realize.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  10. Key bracket games for Top 25 teams

    Joe Lunardi

    Yes, it's early in the college basketball season, but when it comes to Selection Sunday, games in November can weigh just as heavily on seeding as games during Championship Week. With that in mind, I'm taking a look through the ESPN.com/ES...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  11. Key bracket games for UNC, Kentucky, top-25 teams - CBB

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi pulls out three key games that will have an impact on the tournament statuses of the preseason Top 25 teams, including UNC, Kentucky, Ohio State and Michigan State.

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2011
  12. Men's College Basketball: Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Kansas State W...

    Joe Lunardi

    You can't get an NCAA tournament berth in November, but Joe Lunardi still found 16 games in the season's first month that will shake things up come March, including VT vs. KSU, Duke vs. Marquette and the 2K Sports Classic Championship.

    Blog | Conversation | November 01, 2010
  13. The Bracketologist approves

    Joe Lunardi

    The NCAA took the most sensible path in re-bracketing the new 68-team men's basketball championship field. The new-look first round is not necessarily the cleanest solution -- that would simply have been a pairing of the bottom eight teams in the...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  14. NCAA tournament: What we know and don't know about a 96-team fiel...

    Joe Lunardi

    Confused about what a 96-team field would mean for college basketball? Bracketologist Joe Lunardi examines some pressing questions about how an expanded field would affect the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2010
  15. Joe Lunardi's Bracketology: Quick takes on the 65-team field

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi offers quick takes on his April 65-team bracket for the 2010-11 season.

    Story | Conversation | April 13, 2010
  16. NCAA tournament 2010 -- Joe Lunardi -- How to beat the Butler Bul...

    Joe Lunardi

    Our team of college hoops experts was tasked with crafting a game plan to best every Final Four team. Joe Lunardi continues the series with a look at how to beat Butler.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2010