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Wrapping up the Big East quarterfinals

Thursday, March 11, 2010, 11:54 AM
NEW YORK - Villanova could not get past the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament, falling to Marquette, 80-76, at Madison Square Garden. There's much to discuss, and the comments have already been lively. Feel free to share your thoughts as well. Video highlights of Villanova and Marquette's... Read more

Games 41-44: Big East Tournament Second Round

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 11:57 AM
NEW YORK - Villanova will face Marquette in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament after the Golden Eagles made a late surge to edge St. John's, 57-55. Marquette held a 27-17 lead at halftime after the Red Storm made only eight of 27 field goal attempts in the first 20 minutes. But St. John's... Read more

CBS, NCAA execs discuss NCAA Tournament's future

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 12:33 AM
NEW YORK - CBS' NCAA Tournament media day is important in and of itself. But yesterday's event was an even bigger deal than usual, because NCAA basketball chief Greg Shaheen and Selection Committee chairman Dan Guerrero were in attendance. Shaheen, Guerrero and CBS Sports president Sean McManus all... Read more

A blizzard of Crunchy Numbers

Friday, February 5, 2010, 3:20 PM
Corrected after nayr83 pointed out in the comments that La Salle at Temple wasn't an official Big 5 game. The official schedule is here, if you're wondering. PROVIDENCE, R.I. - For as much as I enjoy train travel, five hours is a long time to sit and look out the window. So as my train to Boston makes... Read more

One-on-one with Jay Bilas

Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 3:58 PM
(In a conversational sense. Not on the basketball court, thankfully.) Say what you will about ESPN's Jay Bilas, but he gets to see some pretty good games this week. After calling Georgetown-Syracuse last night, Bilas will be courtside at the Wachovia Center for Notre Dame-Villanova tomorrow. Then... Read more

Crunchy Numbers: Temple, 'Nova far ahead of the pack

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 3:41 PM
I've been working on a project over the last few days, so I haven't had time to dig too deep. But it's definitely worth noting that the only teams in the Schuylkill 16 with wins over Top 50 RPI teams are Temple and Villanova. The Patriot League could produce a local champion, but other than that,... Read more

Crunchy Numbers: 'Nova, Temple suited just fine

Monday, January 11, 2010, 2:39 PM
As Villanova gets ready to visit Louisville tonight, the Wildcats are looking pretty good in the computer rankings. For the first time this season, 'Nova is ranked 10th in both the RPI and Sagarin index. Temple is flying high too, at No. 15 in Sagarin and a gaudy No. 3 in the RPI. There are people... Read more

Game 20: Georgetown 72, Connecticut 69

Saturday, January 9, 2010, 11:29 PM
WASHINGTON - I'm here for the weekend for some family stuff, and since I had the afternoon free I headed downtown to watch Georgetown and Connecticut face off at the Verizon Center. As the Hoyas will be in Philadelphia on Sunday to face Villanova, I figured it would be a good chance to see John Thompson... Read more

Crunchy Numbers: New Orleans in March sounds nice

Monday, January 4, 2010, 11:12 PM
Though we heard from Joe Lunardi on Saturday, it's been a while since we last checked out Bracketology. Now seems as good a time as ever to do something about that, especially with the Boise State-TCU national championship game on TV in the background. (Oh well.) Let's start with Villanova, which... Read more

Crunchy Numbers: Basketball tip-off edition

Thursday, December 24, 2009, 12:06 AM
With typos corrected (twice). Argh. Before you head off for Christmas, here's an appetizer to set up your weekend feasting. It's the first Crunchy Numbers of the basketball season. This year, I'm going to do the Schuylkill 16 NCAA Tournament teamsheet compilation each week in addition to the City... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

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