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  1. Tourney's top early upset candidates

    Peter Keating

    As we embark on our ninth annual search for big NCAA tournament upsets, an unfortunate reality is staring out from our spreadsheets: There just aren't many promising Giant Killers in the mid-majors this season, and even fewer are leading their confer...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  2. Florida Gulf Coast's Sherwood Brown part of the 2013 All-Giant Ki...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating provides his list of the All-Giant Killers team. Florida Gulf Coast's Sherwood Brown is among the recipients, having been an integral member of the Eagles' Sweet 16 team.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  3. UCLA, Miami, Duke among top teams vulnerable to tournament upsets...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating takes a look at the top teams that could run into early trouble in the NCAA tournament. The UCLA Bruins are at the top of the list.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  4. Why the odds of a No. 16 seed upsetting a No. 1 are higher than u...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating explains why the chances of a No. 16 seed upsetting a No. 1 seed are greater than usual this season -- by a considerable margin. Plus, a look at potential No. 16 seeds that could pull an upset and potential No. 1s that should watch out.

    Blog | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  5. Which teams from one-bid leagues would have the best chance of pu...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating takes a look at which teams from each of the likely one-bid conferences would have the best chance at pulling off upsets in the NCAA tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2013
  6. NCAA tournament - Giant Killers - Auto-bids who can upset the eli...

    Peter Keating

    Single-bid conferences sometimes merely provide patsies for the NCAA tournament's elite. But this season could provide some low seeds with teeth ... if teams like Ohio can crack the field.

    Blog | Conversation | March 07, 2012
  7. NCAA tournament - Giant Killers - Teams most vulnerable to upsets...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating presents the list of the "Giants" most likely to be upset in this year's NCAA tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2012
  8. NCAA tournament - Giant Killers - The most likely teams to pull u...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating presents the list of most likely Giant Killers -- teams capable of pulling surprising NCAA upsets -- for the 2012 tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2012
  9. NCAA tournament -- Giant Killers: The 2011 All-GK team

    Peter Keating

    VCU, Richmond and Morehead State made it a big year for Giant Killers. Peter Keating highlights the players most responsible for this year's upsets.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2011
  10. NCAA tournament -- Giant Killers: Recent play suggests VCU Rams w...

    Peter Keating

    Facing one of the most daunting Giants in the field, the GK team thought VCU's run would end last weekend. But now that the Rams have toppled the top Giant left, they ask, "who can't VCU beat?"

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2011
  11. NCAA tournament -- Giant Killers: Richmond Spiders' Sweet 16 shot...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating discusses the upset chances of the Richmond Spiders when they take on the Kansas Jayhawks in the Sweet 16. Looking back at past Killers, Richmond doesn't bear much resemblance, but the upset-minded VCU Rams sure do.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2011
  12. NCAA Tournament 2011: George Mason Patriots have shot to upset Oh...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating breaks down Sunday's two remaining Giant Killers matchups, George Mason vs. Ohio State and VCU vs. Purdue, before taking a look at the memorable Giant Killer upsets of the weekend.

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2011
  13. NCAA tournament -- Giant Killers: Lessons from Day 1 of the Dance...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating discusses why the Utah State Aggies played their way out of their upset shot by playing too close to the vest in Thursday's game against Kansas State.

    Blog | Conversation | March 18, 2011
  14. NCAA tournament -- Giant Killers: The past success of GK's upset ...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating fields questions from the GK mailbag, foremost among them a query on the past success of each game mentioned in previous seasons of Giant Killers.

    Blog | Conversation | March 17, 2011
  15. NCAA tournament -- Giant Killers: A look at how No. 1 seeds would...

    Peter Keating

    While the Giant Killers tend to thrive in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the metrics hold all the way through the end, and the second round offers a lot of intrigue. Namely, there are some tough games ahead for No. 1 seeds.

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2011
  16. NCAA tournament -- Giant Killers: An early look at the likeliest ...

    Peter Keating

    Every year, Giant Killers calculates the likeliest upsets throughout the NCAA tournament. And although the seeding this year had the Giant Killers crew worried, some upsets are on the horizon nonetheless. Here are the top five early upsets to look for.

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2011