The final tournament we are going to cover today is the Sun Belt basketball championship. The Sun belt basketball tournament features 13 teams and is hosted by the The Cajun Dome in Lafayette, Louisiana, home of the 12 seeded Rajun Cajuns. The first round games will be played at the higher seeded campus sites and on Sunday the second round moves to the Cajun Dome. LA Lafayette is one of the 10 teams in action today as they take on 5 seeded North Texas. For a complete look at the Sun Belt bracket click here.
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The Southern Conference basketball tournament tips off today with 3 games. Game 1 will pit # 8 seed Chattanooga vs. #9 seed Wofford slated for a 3:00 eastern time tip-off. The second game of the day will see #7 Western Carolina take on #10 Elon, at 5:30 eastern. The final game of the day will see #6 Georgia Southern versus the 11 seeded The Citadel at approximately 8:00. For a full look at the bracket check out the Southern conference tournament bracket drawn up this morning for viewers.
Davidson, Appalachian State, College of Charleston, UNC Greensboro and Furman will start play on Thursday as they earned byes in the opening round of the 2007 Southern Conference Tournament.due to their regular season records. Maddux Sports has 2 basketball predictions on the outcome of the early games for premium members and will also release a free pick on the early game in this blog post.
Wednesday February 28th brings another day of college hoops and another 3 conference tournaments getting underway. The first we will talk about is the Patriot league championship. What is unique about the Patriot League basketball tournament is that all of the games are played at the higher seeded university at not at a neutral court venue like most conference championships. For a look at all the seeds check out the Patriot League Bracket from Maddux Sports.
What is so great about this time of year is that even smaller conferences like the Big South get publicity and attention from the public, and media. Tonight the Big South conference tournament gets underway with first round action. All 4 first round games will be hosted by the university that has the higher seed via the regular season standings. You can take a look at Maddux Sports’ Big South Conference tournament bracket to see the pairings.
The OVC tournament championship begins play tonight with all eight teams seeing first round action. For a better picture of how the field is set up check out the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Bracket from Maddux Sports. 2007 March Madness starts with smaller conference tournaments like the OVC tournament making college basketball and the month of March the most exciting time of the year.
The Horizon League championship gets underway on Tuesday with 3 games. Top seeded Wright State and media darling Butler enter the tournament as the favorites as well as regular season co-champions posting 13-3 records in conference play. Maddux Sports has created a printable and viewable horizon league tournament bracket for those that would like to see the matchups in bracket form.
The 3 games getting underway Tuesday are listed below:
7 Seed Wisconsin Milwaukee visits 6 Seed Illinois Chicago
8 Seed Detroit visits 5 Seed Youngstown State
9 Seed Cleveland State visits 4 Seed Wisconsin Green Bay
The current spreads for the games courtesy of CRIS Sportsbook
Youngstown State -3 over Detroit
Illinois Chicago -8 over Wisconsin Milwaukee
Wisconsin Green Bay -7.5 over Cleveland State
A few shakeups in this weeks Maddux Sports Mid Major poll. Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Southland) dropped out of the rankings after losing to Lamar by 1 on the road. Oral Roberts (Mid-Con) was hanging on by a thread last week after losing to Utah State at home, and with the road loss to Oakland on Saturday, the Golden Eagles are no longer ranked. New Entires into this weeks mid major poll include Western Kentucky & Vermont.
The AP Top 25 Poll has the Wisconsin Badgers (12- 2 Big Ten, 26- 3 overall) ranked number one and the Ohio State Buckeyes (13- 1 Big Ten, 25- 3 overall) ranked number two. The ESPN/USA Today Poll has the Buckeyes as the top team in the nation and the Badgers at number two. So whoâ€™s right? Tonight by around 6:30 pm ET we should know. The two teams tip off at 4 pm today to see who is tops in the Big 10 and number one in the nation. Continue reading “Who’s Number 1 – Ohio State or Wisconsin?”
Itâ€™s big doings in the Big East as the two clubs that are tied for first place, the Pittsburg Panthers (11-2 Big East, 24- 4 overall) and the Georgetown Hoyas (11- 2 Big East, 21- 5 overall) meet at 2 pm today. When the two teams met on January 13 of this year the Panthers beat the Hoyas 74- 69. That was Georgetownâ€™s last loss. Continue reading “NCAA Hoop– #10 Pittsburgh Vs. #12 Georgetown”
The Cleveland Browns won a coin flip this morning, giving them the right to select ahead of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2007 NFL draft. Both clubs had identical records of 4-12 last year. The normal deciding factor determining draft order if both clubs have identical records, is opponents winning percentage, which just happened to be a tie as well. Tampa Bay GM Bruce Allen called heads and the coin landed tails, hasn’t Allen ever head the saying “tails never fails”?
Tampa Bay will now select 4th in the draft, while Cleveland gets to select 3rd via the coin toss win. Remember to visit Maddux sports for 2007 NFL draft coverage including mock drafts, team needs, and player rankings.