In the 2011 debut of Bubble Insider, Mike Hume looks at the NCAA tournament chances of the Michigan State Spartans and the St. John's Red Storm. The verdict: The Johnnies could edge out Sparty on Selection Sunday.
The Summer Buzz series heads to East Lansing to check in with Michigan State, a program boosted by the return of coach Tom Izzo and most of its top players, plus the addition of key recruits. Jay Bilas and Joe Lunardi add analysis of the coming season.
West Virginia rode red-hot shooting from downtown and turnover-forcing D all the way to the Final Four. It'll need to rediscover its touch inside the arc, though, to have a chance to advance next weekend.
Following its nice 11-over-6 victory over Notre Dame, Old Dominion must now face Baylor in the second round of the 2010 NCAA tournament. How can the Monarchs win? Pick up the pace a smidge -- and in the process, force more turnovers.
Bubble Insider looks at the teams that lost their first game in their conference tournaments to see how they're situated heading into Selection Sunday. Back in some familiar crosshairs: Virginia Tech, which lost to Miami on Friday.
The Bubble Insider series presents the current state of the bubble with regard to SOS and RPI as well and summarizes that Saturday will be huge in terms of program status headed toward Championship Week. Get psyched.
Bubble Insider examines the Big East's bid to put nine or even 10 teams into the NCAA tournament. A record haul might be possible, but the key to everything lies with the Cincinnati Bearcats' performance down the stretch.
The latest edition of Bubble Insider focuses on the odd case of Virginia Tech, whose outstanding record is deceiving because of an incredibly weak strength of schedule. Plus, a look at Notre Dame, UAB and other bubble squads.
Bubble Insider takes a look at the teams competing for the final few NCAA tournament spots and discovers a mess, with as many as 21 schools in the mix for just seven at-large bids. The biggest surprise? UConn is looking pretty good.
Trying to make sense of the seven certified Big East bubble teams? Let adjusted scoring margin be your guide. The stat projects likely bids for Seton Hall, Louisville and Marquette to round out the Big East's presence in the NCAA tournament.
Pretty common theme this year in college basketball analysis to beat up on the Pac-10 -- and pretty valid in many respects -- but Mike Hume comes with a rather large hammer. It's possible that only one (1) Pac-10 team will make the tourney: Cal.
It's almost February, meaning it's time to start talking tourney bubble. Mike Hume rolls through with the first Bubble Insider of 2010. He talks of signature wins and their value in getting you to the Dance. Good news for Marquette and ND, eh?