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  1. Buying and selling tourney 'stocks'

    Joe Lunardi

    The MLK holiday is one of my favorite days of the year. Not only is it one of obvious historical significance, but, like much of America, I have off from my "regular" job. So Monday gave me the perfect opportunity to spend the day reviewing how we th...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  2. Buying, selling NCAA tournament stocks - College Basketball

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi gives advice on whether to buy, sell or hold the NCAA tournament "stocks" of 10 teams that have either over- or underperformed relative to preseason expectations.

    Blog | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  3. VCU is first potential bid theft

    Joe Lunardi

    We had our first bid theft Monday night ... maybe. The Virginia Commonwealth Rams secured their spot in the bracket by snagging the CAA's automatic bid, besting the Drexel Dragons. As we examined in some detail yesterday, the Dragons' SOS ...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  4. Bracketology - VCU Rams could be the first bid theft after beatin...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi provides the latest look at his S Curve, which has Northwestern, Seton Hall, Drexel and Xavier as the current "Last Four In" teams.

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2012
  5. As of Monday, bid theft minimal

    Joe Lunardi

    Four down, 64 to go. Through Sunday afternoon we've seen the first four automatic bids for the NCAA tournament handed out and to date the bids have gone according to plan, so to speak. The Murray State Racers preempted any bubble talk by edgin...

    Blog | March 04, 2012
  6. Bracketology - As of Monday, bid theft minimal

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi provides the latest look at his S Curve, which shows the Creighton Bluejays doing bubble teams a big favor by winning on Sunday.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2012
  7. Murray State's shaky at-large résumé

    Joe Lunardi

    It could be argued, with little or no exaggeration, that the coming BracketBusters matchup between Saint Mary's and Murray State (Saturday, 6 p.m. ET, ESPN3) is the most significant game in the 10-year history of the event. The historic signific...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  8. NCB - Murray State needs to beat Saint Mary's in BracketBusters t...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi explains why Murray State needs to beat Saint Mary's in order to secure an at-large spot in the NCAA tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  9. Wisconsin and other vexing teams

    Joe Lunardi

    It's February, and just about every conference has played at least half its league schedule. Even the most avid non-travelers have encountered enough true road games to be properly evaluated. So why are there so many "outliers" across the natio...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  10. NCB - Wisconsin Badgers are one of many teams that will be hard t...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi looks at Wisconsin, Pitt and a number of other teams that will give the selection committee a tough time.

    Blog | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  11. BracketBusters: First impressions

    Joe Lunardi

    The programmers got the "best game" right in setting up this season's BracketBusters matchups. The biggest story outside the power conferences this season is whether or not Murray State can run the table. With the Racers a designated host for B...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  12. Bracketology - The NCAA tournament impact of BracketBusters

    Joe Lunardi

    Bracketologist Joe Lunardi gives his rapid reaction to the BracketBusters matchups announced Monday night. Who stands to gain and lose the most come Selection Sunday?

    Blog | Conversation | January 30, 2012
  13. How to test the top mid-majors

    Joe Lunardi

    Nobody has asked me (yet!), but let's play ESPN programmer for a minute. Pending a final week of results, here's what I would announce Monday, Jan. 30 (ESPNU, 6:30 p.m. ET) as the 2012 Sears BracketBusters matchups. All games will be play...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  14. Bracketology - How to test Murray State and more during BracketBu...

    Joe Lunardi

    Joe Lunardi puts together some theoretical matchups that we could see during the Sears BracketBusters games that would best test the nation's top mid-major squads, including the undefeated Murray State Racers.

    Blog | Conversation | January 23, 2012
  15. How a 31-0 Murray State fits into bracket

    Joe Lunardi

    With three unbeaten teams remaining -- Syracuse, Baylor and Murray State -- at the approximate halfway point of the season, we're left ourselves asking two questions: Can any of them complete an undefeated regular season? And what would it mean ...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  16. Bracketology - How an undefeated Murray State fits into the brack...

    Joe Lunardi

    The Murray State Racers may well finish the regular season with an undefeated mark of 31-0. If they can achieve that feat, where does that land them in the bracket come March? Joe Lunardi examines the history of the 'Bracketology Era' to find out.

    Blog | Conversation | January 09, 2012