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  1. Nightmare matchups for top teams

    Peter Keating

    With just a few hours to go until the NCAA selection committee announces its tournament picks, it's time to start thinking not just about who is going to make it to the Big Dance but about what matchups they might face. That makes this the perfect op...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  2. Is VCU the best Giant Killer ever?

    Peter Keating

    If the bracketological consensus of the moment is correct, the Virginia Commonwealth Rams are headed for a No. 6 seed in the NCAA tournament. And here at GK Central, we can't help feeling that's a case of a talented underdog getting too fam...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  3. Are the VCU Rams the best Giant Killer ever? - College Basketball...

    Peter Keating

    Peter Keating writes that this season's VCU team could have the highest Giant-Killing potential in recent history, but they are good enough that they might be favored in their early tourney matchups. Plus, a look at the Atlantic 10 tournament.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  4. The most likely teams to pull upsets

    Peter Keating

    We have briefed you on our forensic methods, and we have whetted your appetite for the blood of Goliaths. Now it's time to break out the spreadsheets and see which teams actually rate as the likeliest Davids in this year's NCAA field. H...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  5. 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
  6. Jamie Skeen leads All-GK team

    Peter Keating

    With just one game left in the NCAA tournament, we've got just two big tasks left here at GK Central. One is to figure out what lessons to draw for our Giant Killers statistical model from this year's games, and for that, we will wait ...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  7. 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
  8. Adaptability could take Rams to title

    Peter Keating

    The NCAA tournament said goodbye to one Giant Killer last Friday night, and our statistical model was ready to pack its bags and go home on Sunday, but VCU just blew up our spreadsheets. Before we get to the details, remember to vote for the 201...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  9. 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
  10. A Sweet 16 upset for Richmond?

    Peter Keating

    Last things first: We are now accepting nominations for the 2011 All-Giant Killers team. To be eligible, an athlete has to have played for a potential or actual Killer in this year's NCAA tournament. That's it. (If you need a refresher, che...

    Blog | March 23, 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. George Mason, VCU's upset chances

    Peter Keating

    As the dust from this weekend settles, there are only two Killers left standing to face Giants on Sunday -- further testimony to the weak field and matchup problems we've been writing about since the start of this year's project. No. 8 G...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  13. 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
  14. NCAA tournament - Giant Killers: History of upsets reveals a patt...

    Peter Keating

    Picking the right Giant Killers to pull major NCAA Tournament upsets is a lot easier if you study the history of the field.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2009
  15. NCAA tournament: Giant killers, Midwest and West regions

    Peter Keating

    The Giant Killer games in the Midwest and West regions reveal some big-name teams that could come crashing down at the hands of unlikely assassins.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2009
  16. NCAA tournament: Giant killers, East and South Regions

    Peter Keating

    Breaking down the "Giant Killer" matchups in the East and South Regions reveals a few surprising upset picks and a trendy game that doesn't merit the hype.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2009