Predictem College Basketball Archives: February 2010 Through December 2010

Dodson to Miss Season? Kentucky coach John Calipari has stated that G Darnell Dodson will miss the season due to being academically ineligible. The Jr. guard lead the team in 3-pointers last season. – 8/1

Coach Stays Put: Michigan State Spartans Head Coach Tom Izzo has turned down the Cleveland Cavaliers offer to make the jump to the NBA. – 6/16

Izzo to Make the Jump? Reports out of C-Town are that MSU Head Coach Tom Izzo is seriously considering taking the Cleveland Cavaliers head coaching position. – 6/10

Staying Put: Kentucky Wildcats Coach John Calipari made it public today that he will be returning to Kentucky for the 2010/2011 college basketball season. There was speculation that he might be leaving for the NBA. – 5/14

Shortest Coaching Stint Ever? Hofstra men’s college basketball coach Tim Welsh came and went before he even coached a game. Reports are that he’ll be resigning after being arrested for driving while intoxicated last week. Welsh, 49, was hired to replace former coach Tom Pecora who left to go coach at Fordham. – 5/3

Staying Put: Duke F Kyle Singler has announced that he’ll be staying at Duke for his Senior year. – 4/20

Going Pro: The following college basketball players have announced that they’re decaring for the 2010 NBA Draft:

Evan Turner, Senior, Ohio State
Willie Warren, Sophomore, Oklahoma
Avery Bradley, Freshman, Texas
John Wall, Freshman, Kentucky
Demarcus Cousins, Freshman, Kentucky
Eric Bledsoe, Freshman, Kentucky
Daniel Orton, Freshman, Kentucky
Patrick Patterson, Junior, Kentucky
Xavier Henry, Freshman, Xavier
Lance Stephenson, Freshman, Cincinnati
Wesley Johnson, Junior, Syracuse
Devin Ebanks, Sophomore, West Virginia
Ed Davis, Sophomore, North Carolina

NCAA Championship Game Preview and Pick:
Butler Bulldogs vs. Duke Blue Devils (9:21PM EST) – 4/5

NCAA Tournament Final Four Game Previews and Picks:
Michigan State Spartans vs. Butler Bulldogs (6:07PM EST)
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Duke Blue Devils (8:47PM EST)

Final Four Picks – Badger gives his predictions of how the final four games will play out.

Bracket Expansion? The NCAA is tinkering with the idea of adding 31 teams to the NCAA Tournament to make it a 96 team bracket. While some are saying it would dillute the prestige, others are eyeballing the cash. Go figure.

AP Player of the Year: Evan Turner won in a landslide receiving 54 of the 65 total votes to win the award.

AP Coach of the Year: Jim Boheim received 39 of the 65 total votes. The next closest finisher was K-State’s Frank Martin who received 8 votes.

Rumors Swirling: A rumor has leaked that the Oregon Ducks are hot to trot for Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo. Oregon certainly has the cash and the drive to go after a guy like Izzo but why would Izzo want to leave his MSU program? CASH. – 3/29

Sunday NCAA Tournament Pick: Duke Blue Devils -5 – 3/28

Saturday NCAA Hoops Pick: Butler +3.5 – 3/27

Friday Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament Analysis and Predictions:
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Tennessee Vols (7:07PM EST)
Duke Blue Devils vs. Purdue Boilermakers (9:57PM EST)

Thursday Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament Previews and Picks:
Syracuse Orange vs. Butler Bulldogs (7:07PM EST)
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Cornell Big Red (9:55PM EST)

Sunday: Sorry, no previews today. Regular updates will resume for round 3 games.

Saturday Round 2 NCAA Tournament Game Previews and Picks:
Murray State Racers vs. Butler Bulldogs (3:20PM EST)
Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Baylor Bears (5:45PM EST)
BYU Cougars vs. Kansas State Wildcats (8:10PM EST)

Friday March Madness College Basketball Previews and Picks:
Xavier Musketeers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (12:25PM EST)
Siena Saints vs. Purdue Boilermakers (2:30PM EST)
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Wofford Terriers (2:50PM EST)
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (7:15PM EST)
Michigan State Spartans vs. New Mexico State Aggies (7:20PM EST)
Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs. Kansas Jayhawks (9:30PM EST)
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. UC Santa Barbara (9:35PM EST)

Thursday NCAA Tournament Game Previews and Picks:
Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12:25PM EST)
East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs. Kentucky Wildcats (7:15PM EST)
Washington Huskies vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (7:20PM EST)
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Texas Longhorns (9:45PM EST)
Tennessee Volunteers vs. San Diego State Aztecs (9:55PM EST)

Sunday NCAA Hoops Analysis and Prediction:
Clemson Tigers vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons – 3/7

Saturday College Basketball Previews and Picks:
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Villanova Wildcats
Syracuse Orange vs. Louisville Cardinals
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Missouri Tigers – 3/6

Thursday College Basketball Preview and Play:
Seton Hall Pirates vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights – 3/4

Wednesday NCAA Hoops Previews and Picks:
Uconn Huskies vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Duke Blue Devils vs. Maryland Terrapins – 3/3

Tuesday College Basketball Game Preview and Prediction:
Villanova Wildcats vs. Cincinnati Bearcats – 3/2

Monday NCAA Hoops Analysis and Prediction:
Georgetown Hoyas vs. West Virginia Mountaineers – 3/1

Sunday College Basketball Game Preview and Pick:
Louisville Cardinals vs. Uconn Huskies – 2/28

Saturday College Hoops Game Previews and Picks:
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Georgetown Hoyas
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Tennessee Volunteers – 2/27

Friday, February 26th: Sorry, no previews with analysis for today. Check out the right side menu on this page for our pick of the day.

Big Blow for Boilermakers: Purdue’s Final Four chances were slammed today as they lost Robbie Hummel with a torn ACL. – 2/25

Thursday NCAA Hoops Previews and Predictions:
South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Kentucky Wildcats
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Duke Blue Devils – 2/25

Wednesday College Hoops Analysis and Play:
Florida State Seminoles vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Texas Longhorns – 2/24

Tuesday NCAA Basketball Game Previews and Picks:
Georgetown Hoyas vs. Louisville Cardinals
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Florida Gators – 2/23

Monday College Basketball Game Previews and Point Spread Predictions:
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Uconn Huskies
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks – 2/22

Saturday College Hoops Analysis and Picks:
UNC Tar Heels vs. BC Eagles
Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Purdue Boilermakers
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Vanderbilt Commodores – 2/20

Friday: Sorry, no game previews today. We’re spending today preparing for tomorrow’s huge card. We should however have a pick of the day for Friday’s games which can be found at the top of the right menu on this page. Good luck today! – 2/19

Thursday College Hoops Analysis and Predictions:
Syracuse Orange vs. Georgetown Hoyas
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers – 2/18

Wednesday Collegiate Hoops Game Analysis and Predictions:
Duke Blue Devils vs. Miami Hurricanes
Texas Longhorns vs. Missouri Tigers – 2/17

Tuesday College Hoops Plays and Predictions:
Kentucky Wildcats vs. MSU Bulldogs
Michigan State Spartans vs. Indiana Hoosiers – 2/16

Monday NCAA Hoops Preview and Pick:
Uconn Huskies vs. Villanova Wildcats – 2/15

Saturday College Basketball Picks and Predictions:
Maryland Terrapins vs. Duke Blue Devils (1PM EST)
North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (4PM EST)
Washington State Cougars vs. Cal Golden Bears (4PM EST)
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Kentucky Wildcats (9PM EST) – 2/13

Friday NCAA Basketball Preview and Pick:
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Pitt Panthers – 2/12

Thursday College Basketball Game Previews and Picks:
Michigan Wolverines vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
St. Mary’s Gaels vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs – 2/11

Wednesday College Hoops Game Preview and Pick:
Uconn Huskies vs. Syracuse Orange
Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels – 2/10

Tuesday College Roundball Previews and Picks:
Georgetown Hoyas vs. Providence Friars
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Michigan State Spartans – 2/9

Monday College Basketball Previews and Picks:
Villanova Wildcats vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Texas Longhorns – 2/8

Sunday NCAA Hoops: Sorry, no game previews today. Back Monday with regular updates. Enjoy the Super Bowl!

Saturday College Basketball Previews and Picks:
Villanova Wildcats vs. Georgetown Hoyas
Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners – 2/6

Friday NCAA Basketball Game Preview and Prediction:
Yale Bulldogs vs. Cornell Big Red – 2/5

Thursday College Basketball Analysis and Predictions:
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Indiana Hoosiers
Tennessee Volunteers vs. LSU Tigers
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Duke Blue Devils – 2/4

Wednesday NCAA Basketball Game Preview and Pick:
Kansas Jayhawks vs. Colorado Buffaloes – 2/3

Tuesday College Hoops Game Previews and Picks:
Ole Miss Rebels vs. Kentucky Wildcats
Michigan State Spartans vs. Wisconsin Badgers – 2/2