Predictem College Basketball Archives: March 2009 Through November 2009

Monday College Hoops Preview and Pick:
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Virginia Cavaliers – 11/30

Wednesday NCAA Basketball Pick: Take San Diego State at -2. (10PM EST)

Tuesday College Basketball Preview and Pick:
Texas Longhorns vs. Pittsburgh Panthers – 11/24

Monday NCAA Hoops Preview and Pick:
Texas Longhorns vs. Iowa Hawkeyes – 11/23

Sunday NCAA Hoops Preview and Pick
Auburn Tigers vs. North Carolina State Wolfpack

Friday/Saturday: PASSING

Thursday NCAA Hoops Preview and Pick:
Syracuse Orange vs. Cal Golden Bears
North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Ohio State Buckeyes – 11/19

Injury: Purdue Boilermakers G Lewis Jackson is out indefinitely with a foot injury. Jackson started 30 games for the team last year. – 11/18

Tuesday College Basketball Previews and Picks:
Temple Owls vs. Georgetown Hoyas (4PM EST)
Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Louisville Cardinals (7:30PM EST)
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Michigan State Spartans (8PM EST) – 11/17

2009 College Basketball Season Preview – Ryno previews this season top 25 NCAA basketball teams highlighting key players for each team. Be sure to stay tuned as we’re going to soon be releasing full team previews for the better teams in college basketball starting this week!

2009 Villanova Wildcats Season Preview – This underrated group is most likely a sweet 16 or great 8 team at worst and may find a way to sneak into the final four this year. Scottie Reynolds leads one of the best backcourts in the nation.

2009 Texas Longhorns Season Preview – The Horns have just as good of shot as anybody to make it to the final four and win the whole thing. Damion James gives them a legitmate presence on the floor as well as 6’10” big man Dexter Pittman who will rip down plenty of boards and be a force in the paint. The team will be run by Jai Lucas who at 5’10” may be undersized but is blessed with the speed and quickness that his Dad and former NBA player John Lucaas possessed. Throw in Frosh sensation Avery Bradley and you’ve got a well rounded and VERY respectable starting lineup.

2009 Kansas Jayhawks Season Preview – This team has what might quite possibly be the best point guard and best center in the nation in Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich. A good bet to make the final four and they may win the NCAA Championship as well.

2009 Kentucky Wildcats Season Preview – Everybody is talking about No. 1 recruit John Wall being a freshman sensation, mentioning him along with the likes of Kevin Durant, O.J. Mayo, Eric Gordon, and Derrick Rose as a player who is likely to dominate in his first year. Check out Ryno’s take on the rest of this year’s team.

Rest in Peace: NCAA President Myles Brand lost his battle with pancreatic cancer today. He was 67. Amongst a long list of accomplishments, Brand was the decision maker in the firing of ex-Hoosers Coach Bobby Knight back in 2000. – 9/16

Eight Minus Two: The Great Alaska Shootout has decided to move from eight teams down to six. This year’s participants include: Alaska Anchorage, Houston, Nicholls State, Oklahoma, San Diego and Washington State. – 8/14

Done Deal: Andre Dawkins, the 2nd ranked shooting guard in the country, has signed with the Duke Blue Devils. – 8/14

No Surprise: UConn Center Hasheem Thabeet has made it official that he will forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the 2009 NBA Draft. The 7’3″ big-man is projected to be a high first rounder. – 4/14

Tournament Finale: 2009 NCAA Championship Game Preview and Picks – 4/6

Final Four Picks:
Villanova Wildcats vs. North Carolina Tarheels
Final Four Preview and Picks: MSU vs. UConn – 4/4

Coaching Change: Memphis Coach John Calipari has accepted the head coaching position at Kentucky. – 4/1

Sunday NCAA Games: Passing. – 3/29

Thursday Sweet 16 Games:
Connecticut Huskies vs. Purdue Boilermakers
Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Xavier Musketeers
Villanova Wildcats vs. Duke Blue Devils
Missouri Tigers vs. Memphis Tigers – 3/26

Friday Sweet 16 Games:
North Carolina Tarheels vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs – 3/27

Tuesday Take Auburn at -3 – 3/24

Sunday NCAA Tournament: We like the USC Trojans at +4 to upset Michigan State! – 3/22

Saturday NCAA Tournament: We like LSU +12.5, Purdue +1 and Texas +7.5. Good luck! – 3/21

NCAA Tournament First Round Games:
Thursday: Texas A&M Aggies vs. BYU Cougars
Washington Huskies vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Northern Iowa Panthers
Michigan Wolverines vs. Clemson Tigers
LSU Tigers vs. Butler Bulldogs
California Golden Bears vs. Maryland Terrapins
Texas Longhorns vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers
Memphis Tigers vs. Cal State Matadors – 3/19
Friday Games:
Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Utah State Aggies
Boston College Eagles vs. USC Trojans
Siena Saints vs. Ohio State Buckeyes
Missouri Tigers vs. Cornell Big Red
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Tennessee Volunteers
Utah Utes vs. Arizona Wildcats
Arizona State Sun Devils vs. Temple Owls – 3/20


Sunday: Passing.

Saturday Game: Take Pacific to cover -2 at Cal State Northridge. – 3/14

USC Trojans vs. UCLA Bruins
Villanova Wildcats vs. Louisville Cardinals – 3/13

UCLA Bruins vs. Washington State Cougars
USC Trojans vs. California Golden Bears – 3/12

Wednesday: Seton Hall Pirates vs. Syracuse Orangemen – 3/11

Tuesday: Take Fresno St. at +1 – 3/10

Monday West Coast Conference Championship: St. Mary’s Gaels vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs – 3/9

Sunday NCAA Pick: Take Portland at +8.5 vs. St. Mary’s. – 3/8

Saturday NCAA Pick: Portland Pilots -10.5 – 3/7

Stanford Cardinal vs. Arizona State Sun Devils
Providence Friars vs. Villanova Wildcats – 3/5

Florida State Seminoles vs. Duke Blue Devils Preview and Pick
Utah Utes vs. New Mexico Lobos – 3/3

Monday: Baylor Bears vs. Texas Longhorns Preview and Pick – 3/2