The Detroit Tigers got a big blow to their starting rotation as star pitcher Kenny Rogers had surgery to remove a blood clot from his left shoulder and to repair arteries today. Rogers had been complaining about having a tired arm about two days ago. Continue reading “MLB–Clot Caught Rogers by Surprise”
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In four tournament games the Florida Gators have committed 58 turnovers or 14.5 TOs per contest. Their opponents in those four games have totaled 42 turnovers or 10.2 per game. As the Gators have gone deeper into March Madness, their turnovers have increased. The better the teams get, the harder it is for the reigning champs to play a clean game. With UCLA next, Florida would do well to emphasize some basics when it comes to ball handling. The Bruins are just the type of team that can and will make a quality opponent pay for sloppy mistakes. Continue reading “NCAA Tournament– Watch for Sloppy Play in Gators-Bruins Contest”
Take a look at the most recent NCAA Tournament games– the Elite Eight and Sweet 16– and you’ll find that those who go to the line more often tend to come out on top. That is, if they can convert. Teams that have lost or high seeds that have found themselves in trouble have been plagued by a poor shooting percentage at the penalty stripe and/or sending their opponent to toss free throws all too often. Continue reading “NCAA Tournament– Foul Shooting Important”
Oregon vs Miami Ohio Preview and Friday Free Pick
Oregon (3) Vs. Miami, OH (14)
Friday, 3/16 @ 4:55
Betting Line From Bookmaker: Oregon -8
Pittsburgh vs Wright State Preview and Thursday Free Pick
Pittsburgh (3) Vs. Wright State (14)
Thursday, 3/15 @ 9:30
Betting Line From Bookmaker: Pittsburgh -10Â Â Â
The # 11 nationally ranked Pittsburgh Panthers (27- 7, 12- 4 Big East) finished second in their conference to the Georgetown Hoyas. They will face the Wright State Raiders (23- 9, 13- 3 HOR), which finished tied for first in their division with Butler. In their final game, Wright State upset #17 Butler 60- 55 to win the Horizon Tournament.
Today is one of the most exciting times of the year. Not only are the final 5 automatic bids on the line in the Big Ten, Big 12, ACC, SEC, & Southland Conference championship games, but we get the privilege of finding out who the remaining at-large bids are going to via the selection committee for the march madness brackets. Upcoming tonight Maddux Sports will be releasing our world famous bracket picks. Later in the week our upcoming NCAA tournament against the spread picks will be emailed out to all members. 70% winners the last 5 years in the tournament and another profitable tournament is expected in 2007.
It took 35 minutes but with 5 minutes remaining in the second half of yesterday’s contest against Tennessee, LSU lead by the hard nose play of Glen “Big Baby” Davis, played like the team we knew they were capable of playing like all season long. In was play reminiscent of the 2006 final four club that appeared on the georgia dome floor less than a year ago. Big Baby was shut down in the first half but stepped when it mattered most scoring 7 of his 25 points in overtime and pulled down 15 rebounds, as LSU overcame one of the worst offensive charging calls I have ever seen to beat Tennessee 76-67 in the first round of the SEC tournament. It was another winning college basketball pick for Maddux Sports members in route to a 3-0 day for premium members This was a game the Tigers and Big Baby had circled for the last 3 weeks. LSU for the most part has been running through the motions trying to get healthy in late season conference play, knowing it is do or die as LSU must win the SEC conference tournament to be dancing.
The number 1 seed Wright State Raiders will be gunning for the 2007 Horizon League Championship tonight when they square off against the 19th ranked Butler Bulldogs, the Horizon Leagues number 2 seed. The game will be hosted at the Ervin J Nutter center at 9:00 eastern time, televised on ESPN TV. For a complete look at how each team reached the championship game check out the 2007 Horizon league bracket from Maddux Sports.
Is this the year that the number two nationally ranked UCLA Bruins (15- 2 Pac-10, 26- 3 overall) go all the way? The Bruins have faced 9 nationally ranked opponents and beaten all but one. They lost to the #17 Oregon Ducks 68- 66 on January 4, 2007. That was their first loss of the season with the other two coming to Stanford (75- 68) and West Virginia (70- 65). All three loses were on the road and with only one away game left, against the Washington Huskies, their perfect home record will stay intact. Continue reading “UCLA – Going All the Way?”
The Penn Quakers (12- 1 Ivy League, 21- 8 overall) have one more game left in their season, against the last- place Princeton Tigers (2- 11 Ivy League, 11- 16 overall). But that game will have no bearing as the Quakers secured an NCAA bid on March 2, 2007, by beating the second-place Yale Bulldogs (10- 4 Ivy League, 14- 13 overall) 86- 58. It was the Quakers third consecutive conference championship. Continue reading “Pennsylvania Quakersâ€”Ivy League Winners Will Dance”