Sunday, March 11, 2018

Final Bracketology: Selection Sunday Edition

Happy Holiday!  Final predictions are below.  As always, this will be posted on The Bracket Matrix as well.  Looks like this will be the first time I watch the NIT in a long time.

1. Virginia, Villanova, Kansas, Xavier
2. Duke, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Purdue
3. Tennessee, Michigan State, Michigan, Arizona
4. Auburn, West Virginia, Texas Tech, Wichita State
5. Gonzaga, Clemson, Houston, Ohio State
6. Kentucky, Florida, Arkansas, Miami (FLA.)
7. TCU, Texas A&M, Creighton, Rhode Island
8. Nevada, Providence, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech
9. Kansas State, Butler, Missouri, Alabama
10. North Carolina State, Florida State, St. Bonaventure, Texas
11. UCLA, Oklahoma, USC, St. Mary's (CA), San Diego State, New Mexico State
12. Loyola-Chicago, South Dakota State, Buffalo, Murray State
13. UNC-Greensboro, Davidson, College of Charleston, Stephen F. Austin
14. Montana, Bucknell, Wright State, Marshall
15. Georgia State, Lipscomb, Pennsylvania, Iona
16. Maryland-Baltimore County, Cal State Fullerton, Radford, LIU-Brooklyn, North Carolina Central, Texas Southern

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Bracketology: February 25

Better late than never.  At least this helps take my mind off the loss to DePaul... ok, not really.

1. Virginia, Duke, Xavier, Kansas
2. Purdue, Auburn, Villanova, North Carolina
3. Michigan State, Cincinnati, Texas Tech, Tennessee
4. Ohio State, Wichita State, Clemson, West Virginia
5. Arizona, Kentucky, Gonzaga, Rhode Island
6. Michigan, Nevada, TCU, Houston
7. Seton Hall, Texas A&M, Florida State, Butler
8. Arizona State, Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma
9. Creighton, Florida, Missouri, Miami (FLA.)
10. Virginia Tech, St. Mary's (CA), North Carolina State, Providence
11. Kansas State, USC, St. Bonaventure, Texas, Louisville, Baylor
12. Middle Tennessee, Loyola-Chicago, New Mexico State, Louisiana-Lafayette
13. Vermont, Montana, Buffalo, Murray State
14. E. Tennessee State, College of Charleston, Rider, South Dakota State
15. Bucknell, UC Santa Barbara, Northern Kentucky, Pennsylvania
16. Wagner, NC-Asheville, Florida Gulf Coast, Nicholls State, Southern, Savannah State

Monday, July 24, 2017

Goin' Uptown: Revisited

With Joey Hauser's commitment now hot off the press, time to do an offseason post.

Along with last season's theme of MU's 100th anniversary of basketball, Joe Moran has published a Centennial Edition of his book Goin' Uptown: Marquette's March to Madness and Return to the Final Four.  The book not only includes a foreword by the late great Rick Majerus and a detailed account of the 2002-03 squad's journey to the Final Four, but also an Afterword that recaps Marquette's recent past (yes, last season's win over Villanova is included).  For any Marquette fan, this is a must-have book for the personal library.

Now the important part, how do you get it?  You can find Goin' Uptown at the MU Spirit Shop (in store and online).  You can also order the book directly from Joe Moran by e-mailing him at  Cover price is only $17.95.

Happy reading.  Go Warriors.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Final Bracketology: Selection Sunday Edition

Last bracketology for the season is below.  This should be posted on The Bracket Matrix by tomorrow.  Enjoy!

1. Villanova, Kansas, Gonzaga, North Carolina
2. Duke, Kentucky, Arizona, Oregon
3. Baylor, Louisville, UCLA, West Virginia
4. Florida, Florida State, Butler, Virginia
5. Purdue, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Iowa State
6. SMU, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Creighton
7. Wichita State, Michigan, Maryland, Arkansas
8. Miami (FLA.), Dayton, St. Mary's (CA), Virginia Tech
9. VCU, South Carolina, Oklahoma State, Northwestern
10. Seton Hall, Vanderbilt, Marquette, Michigan State
11. Xavier, Providence, Middle Tennessee, Wake Forest
12. Kansas State, Rhode Island, USC, Nevada, NC-Wilmington, Vermont
13. Princeton, E. Tennessee State, Bucknell, New Mexico State
14. Winthrop, Florida Gulf Coast, Iona, Troy
15. Kent State, North Dakota, Texas Southern, Northern Kentucky
16. Jacksonville State, South Dakota State, North Carolina Central, UC Davis, New Orleans, Mount St. Mary's

Monday, March 6, 2017

Bracketology: March 6

Latest and greatest heading into Championship Week.  It's a lot more exciting when your favorite team is still relevant this time of year.

1. Villanova, Kansas, North Carolina, Gonzaga
2. Oregon, Kentucky, Baylor, UCLA
3. Louisville, Arizona, Butler, Florida
4. Florida State, Duke, West Virginia, Purdue
5. Virginia, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, SMU
6. Minnesota, St. Mary's (CA), Iowa State, Creighton
7. Maryland, Wisconsin, Dayton, Oklahoma State
8. South Carolina, Miami (FLA.), Virginia Tech, Wichita State
9. Arkansas, VCU, Northwestern, Michigan
10. Michigan State, Marquette, Seton Hall, Providence
11. Xavier, USC, Wake Forest, Middle Tennessee
12. Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Kansas State, Nevada, NC-Wilmington, Texas-Arlington
13. Vermont, Princeton, Bucknell, E. Tennessee State
14. Akron, Winthrop, Florida Gulf Coast, CSU Bakersfield
15. South Dakota, Siena, Northern Kentucky, UC Irvine
16. Texas Southern, Jacksonville State, North Dakota, North Carolina Central, New Orleans, Mount St. Mary's

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bracketology: February 21

Latest and greatest is below.  After a much-needed win over the X-Men, Marquette is still hanging on by a thread.

1. Villanova, Gonzaga, Kansas, North Carolina
2. Baylor, Louisville, Oregon, Arizona
3. Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Florida State
4. UCLA, West Virginia, Purdue, Virginia
5. Butler, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, Creighton
6. Notre Dame, Maryland, SMU, St. Mary's (CA)
7. Minnesota, South Carolina, Xavier, Northwestern
8. Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Dayton, VCU
9. USC, Virginia Tech, Miami (FLA.), Arkansas
10. Michigan, Wichita State, Michigan State, California
11. Kansas State, Marquette, Seton Hall, TCU
12. Middle Tennessee, Illinois State, NC-Wilmington, Nevada, Texas-Arlington, Tennessee
13. Princeton, Monmouth, Vermont, Valparaiso
14. Akron, Belmont, NC-Asheville, Bucknell
15. Florida Gulf Coast, CSU Bakersfield, Furman, North Dakota State
16. North Carolina Central, North Dakota, New Orleans, Texas Southern, Mount St. Mary's, UC Irvine

Monday, February 6, 2017

Bracketology: February 6

Ah yes, it's that special time of year again.  Let the speculation and water cooler talk begin about 1-seeds, the last 4 in, the first 4 out, and how many 13-seeds will make it to the second weekend.

My inaugural bracketology for the season is below.  For the first time in 3 years, Marquette finally shows back up in the list (at least for now).  Enjoy!

1. Villanova, Kansas, Gonzaga, Baylor
2. Louisville, North Carolina, Arizona, Kentucky
3. Florida State, Virginia, Oregon, Wisconsin
4. West Virginia, Butler, UCLA, Cincinnati
5. Florida, Creighton, Duke, Purdue
6. Maryland, South Carolina, St. Mary's (CA), Xavier
7. Notre Dame, Southern Methodist, Northwestern, USC
8. Minnesota, Dayton, Virginia Tech, Iowa State
9. Virginia Commonwealth, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Arkansas
10. Michigan State, Marquette, Indiana, Clemson
11. Wichita State, TCU, California, Seton Hall
12. Miami (FLA.), Middle Tennessee, Illinois State, NC-Wilmington, Nevada, Akron
13. Belmont, New Mexico State, E. Tennessee State, Vermont
14. Monmouth, Valparaiso, Bucknell, Princeton
15. Florida Gulf Coast, Arkansas State, Winthrop, North Dakota State
16. Sam Houston State, Texas Southern, Weber State, UC Irvine, North Carolina Central, Mount St. Mary's