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  1. 2011 NCAA Tournament: Examining importance of bench depth

    Ian Gordon

    Ian Gordon examines the truism that a deep bench is needed to win the NCAA tournament to see if teams like Ohio State, which goes only seven-deep, have enough depth to win a title.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2011
  2. Men's NCAA Tournament 2011: What each remaining bubble teams need...

    Ian Gordon

    Ian Gordon examines the path to the NCAA tournament for all teams on the bubble. Most teams need to win two games in their conference tournaments to be assured a spot, but Richmond might (might) need just one victory.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2011
  3. Men's NCAA tournament 2011: Bubble teams should root against the ...

    Ian Gordon

    Each year, teams surprise by winning their conference tournaments, bursting the bubbles of teams precariously perched on the bracket. This season, bubble dwellers should root against Wichita State, USC and New Mexico and others, according to Ian Gordon.

    Story | Conversation | March 04, 2011
  4. Men's NCAA tournament 2011: The curious case of the Alabama Crims...

    Ian Gordon

    Ian Gordon examines the tournament resume of the Alabama Crimson Tide and finds that while they boast a strong record, their RPI profile has rarely measured up to a March Madness bid.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  5. Men's NCAA tournament 2011: The Marquette Golden Eagles are in go...

    Ian Gordon

    For bubble teams, it's not just about how many losses you've had, but how bad those losses were. The Marquette Golden Eagles, who haven't lost to a bad team this season, are in good shape, while the Virginia Commonwealth Rams are not.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2011
  6. Men's NCAA tournament 2011: Why the Cincinnati Bearcats and Baylo...

    Ian Gordon

    The next few weeks will be critical for the at-large hopes of bubble teams. The Cincinnati Bearcats and Baylor Bears are among the teams that could be in trouble, while the UAB Blazers are in position to steal a tournament bid.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2011
  7. Men's NCAA tournament 2011: How the Penn State Nittany Lions, Kan...

    Ian Gordon

    Ian Gordon writes that the Penn State Nittany Lions, Kansas State Wildcats and Virginia Tech Hokies still have opportunities left to earn the type of signature win that could get them off the bubble and into the tournament. Not so lucky? Memphis.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2011
  8. Men's NCAA tournament 2011: Bad news for Wichita State Shockers

    Ian Gordon

    Ian Gordon writes that while the Wichita State Shockers have an impressive overall résumé, they could be NIT-bound if they don't win their conference tournament. The reason? A lack of top-50 wins, something that could plague several mid-majors.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2011