Thursday, January 19, 2012

Open Court - January 18th

Enjoy the night.

Guess Who?

It's that time again to start posting blind resumes. Here's the first one:

(Data from

Current RPI: 56
Current SOS: 98
Current Record: 14-4
Current Conf Record: 4-1
Current Record vs RPI 1-50: 2-2
Key wins: St. Mary's, Southern Mississippi
Bad loss: Arkansas-Little Rock

Do you know this team? If you do, post a comment.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Open Court - MLK Day

Since there are some early games today, I'm opening Open Court early for those watching some of the afternoon games. But most of the action is going on tonight. Specifically, Kansas hosts an unbeaten Baylor squad who has wins against Northwestern, BYU, and West Virginia. Can the Bears extend their streak to 18? Or will the alpha male Jayhawks assert their dominance? Another unbeaten team, Syracuse, is also in action. But expect the Orange to continue their winning ways vs. a Pittsburgh team that is close to losing the whole plot(The Panthers are winless in Big East play).

Bracket Watch '12-Monday Seeds

Over the weekend, I decided to only do a seeding of the field this week. Don't worry, I'll be bracketing by next week.

*Indicates a First Four team.

1-Syracuse(East), Kentucky(Midwest), Duke(South), Baylor(West)
2-Ohio State, Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State
3-Seton Hall, Connecticut, Indiana, Georgetown
4-Marquette, Illinois, Florida, Murray State
5-Missouri, Alabama, Michigan, UNLV
6-Louisville, Florida State, Creighton, West Virginia
7-San Diego State, Kansas State, Vanderbilt, Virginia
8-Gonzaga, Purdue, Stanford, Cincinnati
9-Mississippi State, Wisconsin, St. Mary's, Temple
10-Harvard, New Mexico, Memphis, Dayton
11-California, Wichita State, Marshall, LSU
12-Oregon*, Long Beach State, Colorado State, Ohio*, Southern Mississippi*, Saint Louis*
13-Middle Tennessee, Nevada, Oral Roberts, Cleveland State
14-Akron, Long Island, Weber State, George Mason
15-Belmont, UNC Asheville, Iona, Norfolk State
16-Bucknell, Davidson, Stony Brook*, Pennsylvania*, Texas-Arlington*, Mississippi Valley State*

Last four in the field: Oregon, Ohio, Southern Mississippi, Saint Louis
First four left out: Mississippi, Xavier, Northern Iowa, Texas
Next four left out: Arizona, North Carolina State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh
Also under consideration: Maryland, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Illinois State, UCLA, Colorado, Washington, Utah State