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The Atlantic 10 is a mess

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 9:04 PM
Oh boy. That... if you are the Atlantic 10, and you are starting to figure out if you can get more than Xavier into the NCAA Tournament as an at-large... or if you are a Temple fan and you figured your team was coming into form at just the right time to make an impression on the people who matter... Read more

Carr to miss St. Joe's-Xavier game with concussion

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 9:33 AM
Re-topping this post, to borrow the newspaper phrase, with breaking news from Philly Hoops Insider: St. Joe's point guard and leading scorer Tasheed Carr will not play against Xavier tonight after suffering what team officials called a "mild concussion" at practice Tuesday. That does not... Read more

Schuylkill 16 Poll Week 15: Star Trek Edition

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 7:36 PM
I was thinking about starting this off with a joke about being a day late and a dollar short, but as you've all probably seen by now this isn't a particularly good time for me to do that. So instead, this week's poll results are accompanied by an extra helping of data. After the rankings, you'll see... Read more

Going deep with the RPI

Monday, February 23, 2009, 2:04 AM
Not long after I put together those tables of NCAA Selection Committee team sheet data last week, I realized that those numbers merited more serious consideration. So I decided to assemble that data again, but this time I expanded the number of teams involved. Below you'll find average opponent... Read more

Penn State 38, Illinois 33

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 12:53 PM
Consider the box score from Penn State's 38-33 upset win in Champaign. (No, it is not a football box score, though it may resemble one in some ways.) Take it slowly, as you would a glass of red wine or maybe a plate full of brussels sprouts and asparagus. Be deliberate in considering all the numbers:... Read more

Schuylkill 16 Poll Week 14: More ballot-box stuffing

Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 1:54 AM
The headline of the post isn't actually about this week's rankings but about another poll relating to local college basketball. The Washington Post's college basketball blog, Press Break, is running a knockout tournament in which fans vote on who they think is the best non-BCS coach in college hoops... Read more

Temple-St. Joe's aftermath

Friday, February 13, 2009, 2:23 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - One of my main rules when watching college basketball is that if a team is up by 10 points with a minute to play, the game is not necessarily over. I have believed that since the night of January 27, 2001, and those of you who follow the ACC know exactly why. You probably remember... Read more

Temple 61, St. Joseph's 59

Thursday, February 12, 2009, 6:45 PM
Uh... whoa. Some finish that was. Read the whole thing, but especially read the end... First off, congratulations to the Kentucky fans at CatsPause.com for swamping the polls and giving Jodie Meeks an overwhelming victory in the Fantasy HORSE Invitational. You all are welcome to stick around... Read more

Bringing back the Best Player poll

Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 5:58 PM
I got an email from the Inquirer sports editors this morning saying that they wanted to do a poll asking who the player of the year in the city is. As it turned out, their poll included the same candidates as the one that was here on the blog a few weeks ago. So the poll is back, and yes, the question... Read more

Schuylkill 16 Poll Week 13: Earning stripes

Monday, February 9, 2009, 11:35 PM
Before we get to the rankings, we've arrived at the Fantasy HORSE Invitational championship game. It pits Kentucky's Jodie Meeks against Temple's Dionte Christmas. Voting will be open until tipoff of the Temple-St. Joe's game on Thursday. Also, it looks like comments are back. Thanks for bearing with... Read more
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