Submitted by Jim Hurley on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 12:00 AM
OUR JIM SEZ PROJECTIONS FOR THE TOP 4 SEEDS IN EACH REGION OF THE NCAA TOURNAMENT AND MUCH MORE!
The eyes of the college basketball world will be on Wednesday night's epic #8 North Carolina at #1 Duke showdown inside Cameron Indoor Stadium but let's not forget some of the other high-octane mid-week hoop games on the docket such as #17 Villanova at Georgetown, #18 Louisville at Syracuse, Florida at #13 LSU and #6 Nevada at San Diego State - all of them on Wednesday - and then on Thursday's sked it's #7 Michigan at Minnesota, Pepperdine at #2 Gonzaga and an unranked Pac-12 tilt between Oregon State at UCLA.
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NCAA TOURNAMENT PROJECTED TOP 4 SEEDS IN EACH REGION
EAST - Duke, Michigan, Houston and Marquette
MIDWEST - Virginia, Kansas, Purdue and Villanova
SOUTH - Tennessee, North Carolina, Michigan State and Iowa State
WEST - Kentucky, Gonzaga, Nevada and LSU
Don't know about you, but we'd sign for NCAA Tournament Elite 8 games that would pit Duke vs. Michigan, Virginia vs. Kansas, Tennessee vs. North Carolina and Kentucky vs. Gonzaga. Ask us right at this very minute which of the other top four seeds listed here would have a great shot to make it to the Final Four and our answer would be ... Nevada and Villanova, okay?
Biggest Bubble Teams - Temple, N.C. State, Dayton, Seton Hall, Colorado and Minnesota
Non-Power Conference Teams that Should Be in (even if they don't win their conference tournies) - Buffalo, Old Dominion and (of course), Nevada and Gonzaga
Rating the Country's Top Conferences - ACC, SEC, Big 10, Big 12, Big East and Pac-12
In other NCAA Basketball News & Notes ...
There's more than a few high-profile / major-college teams that have flopped versus the vig this 2018-19 season, so let's examine a few of 'em:
Arizona (10-16) - No secret that the U of A Wildcats' talent level has dropped off but the lack of depth has been a killer in recent weeks as this Pac-12 team has lost seven in a row against the odds plus keep in mind the 'Cats have never strung together three in a row spreadwise all year long. Next up ... vs. California (Thursday)
Florida (10-15) - Last weekend's 71-53 win at 3.5-point fav Alabama snapped a seven-game spread winning streak for the Gators who have endured a batch of rotten shooting nights in recent weeks. If the "D" holds up in the days/weeks ahead, then Florida might turn the beat around but covering just 40 percent of your games just ain't cutting it. Next up ... at LSU (Wednesday)
Georgetown (9-15-1) - Patrick Ewing's squad started out the year at 1-6 ATS (against the spread) and so you could say the Hoyas have been merely treading water since early December but the fact of the matter is this Big East bunch is 5-6-1 vig-wise in conference games while owning a key cover against old foe Syracuse. Maybe the Hoyas take too many threes? Next up ... vs. Villanova (Wednesday)
Oklahoma State (9-17) - Any way you slice it, these Okie State Cowboys have been a disaster: Seven spread losses in their last 10 games, 5-9 ATS in Big 12 games and a crummy 2-7 spread log away. Go ahead and check out the fact the Pokes rank 301st nationally in scoring offense ...ugh! Next up ... at Kansas State (Saturday)
West Virginia (9-17) - Here's another Big 12 team that's been a betting disaster and, heck, we're not used to saying that about a Bob Huggins-coached club. The Mountaineers have failed to cover nine of their last 11 games while dating back to Jan. 12th and now this club's showing lots of internal strife. Better steer clear of this Morgantown five. Next up ... at Baylor (Saturday)
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