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March 23, 2019

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament For Saturday, March 23, 2019

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Rating

HCA

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Rating

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LSU

114.6

0.0

Maryland

113.0

1.6

Kentucky

118.5

0.0

Wofford

113.9

4.6

Michigan

119.0

0.0

Florida

111.9

7.1

Florida St.

115.2

0.0

Murray St.

110.4

4.8

Gonzaga

123.1

0.0

Baylor

110.5

12.6

Michigan St.

120.9

0.0

Minnesota

110.2

10.7

Purdue

117.1

0.0

Villanova

111.8

5.3

Kansas

115.3

0.0

Auburn

115.7

-0.4

Saturday’s Schedule

TIME (ET)

GAME

TV

SITE

12:10 p.m.

(6) Maryland vs. (3) LSU

CBS

Jacksonville

Approx. 2:55 p.m.

(7) Wofford vs. (2) Kentucky

CBS

Jacksonville

5:15 p.m.

(10) Florida vs. (2) Michigan

CBS

Des Moines

6:10 p.m.

(12) Murray St. vs. (4) Florida St.

TNT

Hartford

7:10 p.m.

(9) Baylor vs. (1) Gonzaga

TBS

Salt Lake City

Approx. 8:00 p.m.

(10) Minnesota vs. (2) Michigan St.

CBS

Des Moines

Approx 8:55 p.m.

(6) Villanova vs. (3) Pudue

TNT

Hartford

Approx 9:55 p.m.

(5) Auburn vs. (4) Kansas

TBS

Salt Lake City

 

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March 22, 2019

Bracketnomics 2019: Picking The Round of 32 for Saturday, March 23, 2019

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Saturday, March 23, 2019  

Round of 32

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

LSU

58.68

3.4

36.9

70.0

15.3

17.7

10.2

Maryland

59.94

7.1

33.9

75.3

16.6

12.3

8.6

Maryland’s strength of schedule advantage is negligible.  LSU’s R+T advantage is also negligible.  Rebounding should be close to even, and it doesn’t appear like turnovers will decide this game.

It comes down to true shooting % margin, and Maryland’s is better by enough to move the needle into Terp territory.

Predicted Winner: Maryland but a close game

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Kentucky

60.47

9.9

36.9

74.7

15.9

16.1

16.3

Wofford

52.40

8.2

32.8

76.3

13.6

18.1

13.5

Wofford looked great in the closing minutes of their blowout win over Seton Hall, just like they did when they closed out the SoCon Championship Game against UNC-Greensboro.  This will not repeat itself Saturday.  Kentucky might give the Terriers a dose of their own medicine, but it will more than likely come in the first half.  The Wildcats are too much out of Wofford’s class, and the SOS difference makes UK’s analytics much superior to Wofford’s.

Even with P. J. Washington still unavailable until next week at the earliest, Kentucky has too much muscle and quickness for the Terriers.  Wofford’s excellent inside-outside combination won’t be able to connect enough times.

Predicted Winner: Kentucky by double digits

 

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Michigan

60.07

8.8

23.8

75.2

12.1

16.0

3.4

Florida

60.24

1.4

31.1

67.9

15.5

19.3

-1.0

Florida became one of the few teams with a negative R+T rating to advance to the Round of 32, and their R+T is still negative.  Michigan’s R+T is definitely a liability also, but at least it is positive.  The Wolverines has a far superior true shooting % margin, most of which is due to their top-rate defense, led by “defensive coordinator” Luke Yaklich.

Predicted Winner: Michigan by 5 to 12 points

 

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Florida St.

59.75

3.4

32.8

73.5

16.3

18.1

8.7

Murray St.

48.31

11.2

31.6

70.7

14.7

17.0

7.2

 

The popular pick is Ja Morant and the Racers, but the ACC was really tough at the top, and this data shows the Seminoles’ SOS looks insurmountable in this game.  The ‘Noles have a lot more muscle than Marquette, and they will be able to wear down Murray and control the boards while forcing the Racers into more second half mistakes.

Predicted Winner: Florida St. by 7 to 15

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Gonzaga

55.92

17.7

30.9

73.1

12.8

16.6

15.0

Baylor

58.64

1.5

37.8

71.4

16.6

16.2

9.0

Baylor’s SOS is a little better than Gonzaga, and the Bears should be able to get a couple extras offensive rebounds, but Gonzaga is too much better everywhere else.  A lot of people are picking the Bears to be the first team to send a #1-seed home, but in my opinion, Gonzaga has the best path to the Final Four of any #1-seed.

Predicted Winner: Gonzaga by double digits

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Michigan St.

61.31

13.6

33.6

73.8

16.0

12.8

11.9

Minnesota

59.70

2.0

31.5

72.4

14.8

14.3

1.1

Never before have conference rivals met in the Round of 32, and this does alter our data a little bit, but not much.  In their previous meeting, Michigan State thoroughly destroyed Minnesota in a game in East Lansing.  The analytical data in that game was not that much off the norm, as Michigan State was expected to dominate the offensive glass and get better percentage shots.

The data has not changed much from that home game for Sparty.  It will be closer this time, but the outcome should still be the same.  MSU has huge R+T and True Shooting % Margin advantages here.  Minny might not be able to beat the Spartans more than one time in 10 games on a neutral floor.

Predicted Winner: Michigan St. by 10-15 points

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Purdue

60.86

2.9

34.2

73.8

13.5

17.0

11.1

Villanova

58.03

5.1

30.5

72.9

14.2

15.3

3.2

 

The defending national champions may not make it to the Sweet 16.  Purdue isn’t that much slower than the Wildcats and much stronger.  The Boilermakers’ will eventually lose to a team with a superior TS Margin and enough muscle to make the board battle even, but I don’t think the Wildcats have the juice this year to be that team.

Predicted Winner: Purdue by 4 to 9 points

 

Team

SOS

TS Marg

OReb%

DReb%

TOV%

DTOV%

R+T

Kansas

62.70

6.1

29.7

72.0

16.0

15.6

2.7

Auburn

59.91

1.7

32.5

67.9

14.7

21.9

6.8

 

This will be an interesting game, and it should be a nail-biter unless one team just doesn’t have it and lays an egg.  I believe that if these teams play 10 times, it would be 5 to 5 in wins.  Kansas has the better TS% Margin, but not by that much.   The difference in this game is that Auburn can force turnovers, and Kansas is turnover-prone.  That’s where I give the Tigers an ever so slight advantage overall.

Predicted Winner: Auburn by 6 or less

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 21, 2019

PiRate Ratings NCAA Tournament For Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

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Louisville

114.1

0.0

Minnesota

109.7

4.4

LSU

114.6

0.0

Yale

106.1

8.5

Auburn

115.7

0.0

New Mexico St.

108.9

6.8

Vermont

105.7

1.0

Florida St.

115.4

-8.7

Michigan St.

121.1

0.0

Bradley

99.8

21.3

Maryland

113.1

0.0

Belmont

109.5

3.6

Kansas

114.5

0.0

Northeastern

105.8

8.7

Marquette

112.6

0.0

Murray St.

109.2

3.4

Nevada

113.1

0.0

Florida

111.5

1.6

Kentucky

118.0

0.0

Abilene Christian

101.4

16.6

Villanova

111.9

1.0

Saint Mary’s

111.1

1.8

Gonzaga

122.9

0.0

Fairleigh-Dickinson

97.3

25.6

Michigan

119.0

0.0

Montana

102.4

16.6

Wofford

113.6

0.0

Seton Hall

108.9

4.7

Purdue

117.1

0.0

Old Dominion

103.6

13.5

Syracuse

110.8

0.0

Baylor

110.0

0.8

Schedule for Thursday

Time

Game

TV

Location

12:15 p.m.

(10) Minnesota vs. (7) Louisville

CBS

Des Moines

12:40 p.m.

(14) Yale vs. (3) LSU

truTV

Jacksonville 

1:30 p.m.

(12) New Mexico St. vs. (5) Auburn

TNT

Salt Lake City 

2 p.m.

(13) Vermont vs. (4) Florida St.

TBS

Hartford 

Approx. 2:30 PM

(15) Bradley vs. (2) Michigan St.

CBS

Des Moines 

Approx. 2:55 PM

(11) Belmont vs. (6) Maryland

truTV

Jacksonville 

Approx. 3:45 PM

(13) Northeastern vs. (4) Kansas

TNT

Salt Lake City 

Approx. 4:15 PM

(12) Murray St. vs. (5) Marquette

TBS

Hartford 

6:50 p.m.

(10) Florida vs. (7) Nevada

TNT

Des Moines 

7:10 p.m.

(15) Abilene Christian vs. (2) Kentucky

CBS

Jacksonville 

7:20 p.m.

(11) Saint Mary’s vs. (6) Villanova

TBS

Hartford 

7:27 p.m.

(16) Fairleigh-Dickinson vs. (1) Gonzaga

truTV

Salt Lake City

Approx. 9:20 PM

(15) Montana vs. (2) Michigan

TNT

Des Moines 

Approx. 9:40 PM

(10) Seton Hall vs. (7) Wofford

CBS

Jacksonville 

Approx. 9:50 PM

(14) Old Dominion vs. (3) Purdue

TBS

Hartford 

Approx. 9:57 PM

(9) Baylor vs. (8) Syracuse

truTV

Salt Lake City 

Happy Spring!

 

March 16, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Saturday, March 16, 2019

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Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

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Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Vermont

105.6

3.0

Maryland Baltimore Co.

96.2

12.4

Memphis

107.1

3.0

Houston

115.4

-5.3

Cincinnati

110.3

0.0

Wichita St.

103.9

6.4

Rhode Island

102.0

0.0

St. Bonaventure

102.3

-0.3

Davidson

106.3

0.0

Saint Louis

102.9

3.4

Duke

123.2

0.5

Florida St.

115.0

8.7

Kansas

114.9

1.5

Iowa St.

114.3

2.1

Seton Hall

108.6

0.5

Villanova

113.1

-4.0

Montana

101.6

0.0

Eastern Washington

96.6

5.0

Wisconsin

115.4

0.5

Michigan St.

120.3

-4.4

Minnesota

110.0

0.0

Michigan

118.7

-8.7

UC-Irvine

105.6

0.0

Cal St. Fullerton

99.0

6.6

Old Dominion

103.4

0.0

Western Kentucky

103.3

0.1

Harvard

102.9

0.0

Penn

102.3

0.6

Yale

106.0

2.5

Princeton

99.3

9.2

Buffalo

115.3

0.0

Bowling Green

104.5

10.8

Norfolk St.

94.3

0.0

North Carolina Central

92.3

2.0

San Diego St.

102.7

0.0

Utah St.

108.6

-5.9

Washington

109.5

0.0

Oregon

109.7

-0.2

Abilene Christian

101.1

0.0

New Orleans

94.6

6.5

Florida

111.4

0.0

Auburn

115.0

-3.6

Kentucky

118.0

0.0

Tennessee

118.5

-0.5

UT-Arlington

100.8

0.0

Georgia Southern

95.9

4.9

Georgia St.

103.2

0.0

Texas St.

102.8

0.4

Prairie View A&M

96.5

0.0

Texas Southern

97.1

-0.6

New Mexico St.

108.1

0.0

Grand Canyon

105.1

3.0

 

Conference Tournaments Update

America East Conference

At Vermont

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Vermont (26-6)

3

Maryland-Baltimore Co. (21-12)

 

 

American Athletic Conference

Site: Fedex Forum, Memphis, TN

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Houston

84

Connecticut

45

Memphis

79

Central Florida

55

Cincinnati

82

SMU

74

Wichita St.

80

Temple

74

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Houston (30-2)

5

Memphis (21-12)

2

Cincinnati (26-6)

6

Wichita St. (19-13)

 

 

Atlantic 10 Conference

Site: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Rhode Island

75

VCU

70

St. Bonaventure

68

George Mason

57

Davidson

70

Saint Joseph’s

60

Saint Louis

64

Dayton

55

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Rhode Island (18-14)

4

St. Bonaventure (17-15)

2

Davidson (24-8)

6

Saint Louis (21-12)

 

 

Atlantic Coast Conference

Site: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Florida St.

69

Virginia

59

Duke

74

North Carolina

73

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

5

Florida St. (27-6)

3

Duke (28-5)

 

 

Big 12 Conference

Site: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Iowa St.

63

Kansas St.

59

Kansas

88

West Virginia

74

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

5

Iowa St. (22-11)

3

Kansas (25-8)

 

 

Big East Conference

Site: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Villanova

71

Xavier

67 ot

Seton Hall

81

Marquette

79

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Villanova (24-9)

3

Seton Hall (20-12)

 

 

Big Sky Conference

Site: Century Link Arena, Boise, ID

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Montana

78

Weber St.

49

Eastern Washington

77

Southern Utah

61

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Montana (25-8)

3

Eastern Washington (16-17)

 

Big Ten Conference

Site: United Center, Chicago, IL

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Michigan St.

77

Ohio St.

70

Wisconsin

66

Nebraska

62

Minnesota

75

Purdue

73

Michigan

74

Iowa

53

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Michigan St. (26-6)

4

Wisconsin (23-9)

7

Minnesota (21-12)

3

Michigan (27-5)

 

 

Big West Conference

Site: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

UC-Irvine

75

Long Beach St.

67

Cal St. Fulerton

64

UC Santa Barbara

58

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

UC Irvine (29-5)

3

Cal St. Fullerton (16-16)

 

 

Conference USA

Site: Ford Center, Frisco, TX

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Old Dominion

61

UAB

59

Western Kentucky

70

Southern Miss.

59

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Old Dominion (25-8)

2

Western Kentucky (20-13)

 

Ivy League (Ivy Madness)

Site: John J. Lee Amphitheater, New Haven, CT (Yale)

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Harvard (17-10)

4

Penn (19-11)

2

Yale (20-7)

3

Princeton (16-11)

 

 

Mid-American Conference (MACtion)

Site: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Buffalo

85

Central Michigan

81

Bowling Green

71

Northern Illinois

67

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Buffalo (30-3)

3

Bowling Green (22-11)

 

 

Mideastern Athletic Conference

Site: Scope Arena, Norfolk, VA

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

UNC Central

65

North Carolina A&T

63

Norfolk St.

75

Howard

69

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Norfolk St. (21-12)

3

North Carolina Central (17-15)

 

 

Mountain West Conference

Site: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

San Diego St.

65

Nevada

56

Utah St.

85

Fresno St.

60

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

4

San Diego St. (21-11)

2

Utah St. (27-6)

 

 

Pac-12 Conference

Site: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Washington

66

Colorado

61

Oregon

79

Arizona St.

75 ot

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Washington (26-7)

6

Oregon (22-12)

 

 

Southland Conference

Site: Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

New Orleans

79

Sam Houston St.

76

Abilene Christian

69

Southeastern Louisiana

66

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

4

New Orleans (19-12)

2

Abilene Christian (26-6)

 

 

Southeastern Conference

Site: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Florida

76

LSU

73

Auburn

73

South Carolina

64

Kentucky

73

Alabama

55

Tennessee

83

Mississippi St.

76

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Florida (19-14)

5

Auburn (24-9)

2

Kentucky (27-5)

3

Tennessee (28-4)

 

 

Sun Belt Conference

Site: 1st Rd at Higher Seed, Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Georgia Southern

81

Louisiana Monroe

67

Texas St.

79

South Alabama

67

Semifinals–Saturday, March 16

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

2

UT Arlington (16-15)

3

Georgia Southern (21-11)

1

Georgia St. (22-9)

4

Texas St. (24-8)

 

 

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Site: at Higher Seeds

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Prairie View A&M

81

Grambling

71

Texas Southern

80

Alabama St.

66

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Prairie View A&M (22-12)

2

Texas Southern (21-12)

 

 

Western Athletic Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

New Mexico St.

79

UT RGV

72

Grand Canyon

78

New Mexico St.

74

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 16 ***

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

New Mexico St. (29-4)

3

Grand Canyon (20-12)

 

 

Automatic Bids To Date

Team

Conf

W-L

Liberty

Atlantic Sun

28-6

Gardner-Webb

Big South

23-11

Murray St.

Ohio Valley

27-4

Bradley

Missouri Valley

20-14

Wofford

Southern

29-4

Iona

Metro Atlantic

17-15

Fairleigh-Dickinson

Northeast

20-13

Northern Kentucky

Horizon

26-8

Northeastern

Colonial

23-10

Saint Mary’s

West Coast

22-11

North Dakota St.

Summit

18-15

Colgate

Patriot

24-10

 

The PiRate Ratings Bracket Gurus Convene

The PiRate Ratings’ Bracket Gurus have gathered (if only electronically) is our bunkers, otherwise known as our man caves and woman caves watching multiple games simultaneously to get better familiar with all the teams still trying to Dance.

Tonight, we will begin putting our opinions together to formulate our final Bracketology selections for Sunday afternoon.  We will publish our initial predicted 68 around 2 PM EDT on Sunday and then a final prediction at the conclusion of the last meaningful conference tournament championship game, if one might affect the seedings.

At the moment, there are games that could wildly swing the bottom of the seed line, affecting who plays in the First Four, and there are a couple of potenial bid-stealers still alive.

Here is our planned schedule for the weekend

Saturday late morning: Bracketology number 1 (Just the Captain’s Selection)

Sunday morning: Bracketology number 2 (Again, Just the Captain’s Selection)

Sunday early afternoon: Bracket Gurus Initial Field of 68 Predictions

Sunday late afternoon: Bracket Gurus Final Field of 68 Predictions (if necessary)

Note: The Captain and the Gurus are making their selections trying to predict what the Selection Committee will do and not by using their own opinions of which 68 teams should be in the field.  One of out methods will include trying to predict political biases of the Committee members.  By political, we don’t mean Liberal vs. Conservative.  We mean Power Conference vs. Mid-Major and Low-Major, or in other words, why State U at 18-16 will beat out Tiny Tech at 29-5 that lost in their conference championship game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 15, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Friday, March 15, 2019

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Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Houston

114.9

0.0

Connecticut

105.1

9.8

Memphis

106.7

3.0

Central Florida

110.3

-0.6

Cincinnati

110.3

0.0

SMU

103.1

7.2

Temple

106.8

0.0

Wichita St.

104.7

2.1

Virginia Commonwealth

111.3

0.0

Rhode Island

103.0

8.3

St. Bonaventure

102.6

0.0

George Mason

100.7

1.9

Davidson

106.3

0.0

Saint Joseph’s

99.2

7.1

Dayton

107.9

0.0

Saint Louis

102.8

5.1

Virginia

122.1

0.0

Florida St.

113.4

8.7

North Carolina

121.8

0.0

Duke

123.5

-1.7

Kansas St.

112.9

1.0

Iowa St.

113.6

0.3

Kansas

114.9

2.0

West Virginia

105.7

11.2

Villanova

112

0.0

Xavier

106.0

6.0

Seton Hall

108.6

1.0

Marquette

113.0

-3.4

Montana

101.6

0.0

Weber St.

97.4

4.2

Southern Utah

93.4

0.0

Eastern Washington

95.2

-1.8

Michigan St.

120.9

0.0

Ohio St.

110.5

10.4

Wisconsin

115.4

1.0

Nebraska

111.7

4.7

Purdue

117.5

0.0

Minnesota

109.2

8.3

Michigan

118.3

0.0

Iowa

111.6

6.7

UC-Irvine

105.6

0.0

Long Beach St.

97.1

8.5

UC Santa Barbara

99.8

0.0

Cal St. Fullerton

98.3

1.5

Old Dominion

103.4

0.0

UAB

100.3

3.1

Western Kentucky

103.4

0.0

Southern Miss.

104.0

-0.6

Buffalo

115.3

0.0

Central Michigan

103.2

12.1

Northern Illinois

102.6

0.0

Bowling Green

104.1

-1.5

North Carolina A&T

92.5

0.0

North Carolina Central

92.6

-0.1

Norfolk St.

94.3

0.0

Howard

91.1

3.2

Nevada

113.9

1.0

San Diego St.

103.3

11.6

Utah St.

110.6

0.0

Fresno St.

108.5

2.1

Washington

109.5

0.0

Colorado

107.0

2.5

Arizona St.

107.9

0.0

Oregon

109.7

-1.8

Sam Houston St.

99.7

0.0

New Orleans

94.7

5.0

Abilene Christian

101.1

0.0

Southeastern Louisiana

95.7

5.4

LSU

114.8

0.0

Florida

112.9

1.9

South Carolina

106.9

0.0

Auburn

115.3

-8.4

Kentucky

118.0

0.0

Alabama

108.2

9.8

Tennessee

119.0

1.0

Mississippi St.

114.0

6.0

Georgia Southern

104.7

0.0

Louisiana Monroe

102.3

2.4

Texas St.

103.0

0.0

South Alabama

97.4

5.6

Prairie View A&M

96.5

0.0

Grambling

94.1

2.4

Texas Southern

96.6

0.0

Alabama St.

89.0

7.6

New Mexico St.

108.1

0.0

UT Rio Grande Valley

98.7

9.4

Utah Valley

105.1

0.0

Grand Canyon

105.6

-0.5

 

Conference Tournaments Update

American Athletic Conference

Site: Fedex Forum, Memphis, TN

First Round–Thursday, March 14

Connecticut

80

South Florida

73

Memphis

83

Tulane

68

SMU

74

Tulsa

65

Wichita St.

73

East Carolina

57

 

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Houston (29-2)

9

Connecticut (16-16)

4

Central Florida (23-7)

5/12

Memphis (20-12)

2

Cincinnati (25-6)

10

SMU (15-16)

3

Temple (23-8)

6

Wichita St. (18-13)

Atlantic 10 Conference

Site: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Second Round–Thursday, March 14

Rhode Island

76

La Salle

57

George Mason

61

George Washington

57

Saint Joseph’s

92

Duquesne

86

Saint Louis

71

Richmond

68

 

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Virginia Commonwealth (25-6)

8

Rhode Island (17-14)

4

St. Bonaventure (16-15)

5

George Mason (18-14)

2

Davidson (23-8)

10

Saint Joseph’s (14-18)

3

Dayton (21-10)

6

Saint Louis (20-12)

Atlantic Coast Conference

Site: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Virginia

76

North Carolina St.

56

Florida St.

65

Virginia Tech

63 ot

North Carolina

83

Louisville

70

Duke

84

Syracuse

72

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Virginia (29-2)

5

Florida St. (26-6)

2

North Carolina (27-5)

3

Duke (27-5)

Big 12 Conference

Site: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Kansas St.

70

TCU

61

Iowa St.

83

Baylor

66

West Virginia

79

Texas Tech

74

Kansas

65

Texas

57

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Kansas St. (25-7)

5

Iowa St. (21-11)

10

West Virginia (14-19)

3

Kansas (24-8)

Big East Conference

Site: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Villanova

73

Providence

62

Xavier

63

Creighton

61

Marquette

86

St. John’s

54

Seton Hall

73

Georgetown

57

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Villanova (23-9)

4

Xavier (17-14)

2

Marquette (24-8)

3

Seton Hall (19-12)

Big Sky Conference

Site: Century Link Arena, Boise, ID

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Montana

79

Sacramento St.

73

Weber St.

81

Portland St.

71

Southern Utah

83

Northern Colorado

63

Eastern Washington

90

Montana St.

84

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Montana (24-8)

4

Weber St. (18-14)

7

Southern Utah (16-15)

3

Eastern Washington (15-17)

Big Ten Conference

Site: United Center, Chicago, IL

Second Round–Thursday, March 14

Ohio St.

79

Indiana

75

Nebraska

69

Maryland

61

Minnesota

77

Penn St.

72 ot

Iowa

83

Illinois

62

 

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Michigan St. (25-6)

8

Ohio St. (19-13)

4

Wisconsin (22-9)

13

Nebraska (18-15)

2

Purdue (23-8)

7

Minnesota (20-12)

3

Michigan (26-5)

6

Iowa (22-10)

Big West Conference

Site: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

UC-Irvine

63

Cal St. Riverside

44

Long Beach St.

68

Hawaii

66

Cal St. Fullerton

75

UC Davis

71 ot

UC Santa Barbara

71

Cal St. Northridge

68

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

UC Irvine (28-5)

5

Long Beach St. (15-18)

2

UC Santa Barbara (22-9)

3

Cal St. Fullerton (15-16)

Conference USA

Site: Ford Center, Frisco, TX

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Old Dominion

57

Louisiana Tech

56

UAB

85

UTSA

76

Western Kentucky

67

North Texas

51

Southern Miss.

82

Marshall

73

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Old Dominion (24-8)

5

UAB (20-13)

2

Western Kentucky (19-13)

3

Southern Miss. (20-11)

Mid-American Conference (MACtion)

Site: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Buffalo

82

Akron

46

Central Michigan

89

Kent St.

81

Northern Illinois

80

Toledo

76

Bowling Green

99

Ball St.

86

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Buffalo (29-3)

5

Central Michigan (23-10)

7

Northern Illinois (27-16)

3

Bowling Green (21-11)

Mideastern Athletic Conference

Site: Scope Arena, Norfolk, VA

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

UNC Central

75

Delaware St.

57

Howard

80

Bethune-Cookman

71

North Carolina A&T

82

Coppin St.

79 ot

Norfolk St.

78

South Carolina St.

73

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

2

North Carolina A&T (19-12)

3

North Carolina Central (16-15)

1

Norfolk St. (20-12)

4

Howard (17-15)

Mountain West Conference

Site: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Nevada

77

Boise St.

69

San Diego St.

63

UNLV

55

Utah St.

91

New Mexico

83

Fresno St.

76

Air Force

50

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

1

Nevada (29-3)

4

San Diego St. (20-11)

2

Utah St. (26-6)

3

Fresno St. (22-8)

Pac-12 Conference

Site: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Washington

78

USC

75

Colorado

73

Oregon St.

58

Arizona St.

83

UCLA

72

Oregon

66

Utah

54

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Washington (25-7)

5

Colorado (21-11)

2

Arizona St. (22-9)

6

Oregon (21-12)

Southland Conference

Site: Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

New Orleans

76

Lamar

72

Southeastern Louisiana

79

Central Arkansas

65

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Sam Houston St. (21-10)

4

New Orleans (18-12)

2

Abilene Christian (25-6)

3

Southeastern Louisiana (17-15)

Southeastern Conference

Site: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

Second Round–Thursday, March 14

Florida

66

Arkansas

50

Auburn

81

Missouri

71

Alabama

62

Ole Miss

57

Mississippi St.

80

Texas A&M

54

 

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

LSU (26-5)

8

Florida (18-14)

4

South Carolina (16-15)

5

Auburn (23-9)

2

Kentucky (26-5)

10

Alabama (18-14)

3

Tennessee (27-4)

6

Mississippi St. (23-9)

Sun Belt Conference

Site: 1st Rd at Higher Seed, Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA

Second Round–Thursday, March 14

Louisiana Monroe

80

Coastal Carolina

50

South Alabama

70

Louisiana

69

 

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

3

Georgia Southern (20-11)

7

Louisiana Monroe (18-14)

4

Texas St. (23-8)

8

South Alabama (17-16)

Southwestern Athletic Conference

Site: at Higher Seeds

Quarterfinals–Tuesday, March 12

Prairie View A&M

86

Alcorn St.

66

Grambling

59

Arkansas Pine Bluff

52

Alabama St.

58

Jackson St.

49

Texas Southern

80

Southern

70

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Prairie View A&M (21-12)

4

Grambling (17-15)

2

Texas Southern (20-12)

6

Alabama St. (12-18)

Western Athletic Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

New Mexico St.

86

Chicago St.

49

UT RGV

85

Cal St. Bakersfield

70

Grand Canyon

84

Seattle

75

Utah Valley

70

UM Kansas City

64

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 15

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

New Mexico St. (28-4)

4

UT Rio Grande Valley (19-15)

2

Utah Valley (24-8)

3/6

Grand Canyon (19-12)

 

 

 

 

March 13, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Thursday, March 14, 2019

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Thursday’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Akron

103.5

1.0

Buffalo

113.6

-9.1

Arizona St.

108.4

0.0

UCLA

104.9

3.5

Auburn

115.7

0.0

Missouri

106.1

9.6

Baylor

110.6

0.0

Iowa St.

114.1

-3.5

Bowling Green

103.0

0.0

Ball St.

102.8

0.2

Cal St. Fullerton

98.9

0.0

UC Davis

95.6

3.3

Duke

123.2

1.0

Syracuse

111.3

12.9

Duquesne

100.1

0.0

Saint Joseph’s

99.4

0.7

Eastern Washington

95.5

0.0

Montana St.

95.2

0.3

Florida

111.7

0.0

Arkansas

108.7

3.0

Florida St.

114.7

0.0

Virginia Tech

116.5

-1.8

Fresno St.

107.5

0.0

Air Force

94.8

12.7

George Mason

101.4

0.0

George Washington

93.3

8.1

Grand Canyon

104.7

0.0

Seattle

98.6

6.1

Howard

91.4

0.0

Bethune-Cookman

92.5

-1.1

Illinois

106.2

1.5

Iowa

110.9

-3.2

Kansas

114.9

1.5

Texas

112.0

4.4

Kansas St.

113.2

1.0

TCU

110.0

4.2

Kent St.

101.5

0.0

Central Michigan

101.9

-0.4

Long Beach St.

96.9

2.0

Hawaii

98.4

0.5

Louisiana

99.7

1.0

South Alabama

97.4

3.3

Louisiana Monroe

101.3

1.0

Coastal Carolina

100.7

1.6

Maryland

113.4

0.0

Nebraska

110.5

2.9

Memphis

106.8

3.0

Tulane

92.9

16.9

Minnesota

109.3

0.0

Penn St.

110.2

-0.9

Mississippi St.

113.4

0.0

Texas A&M

105.4

8.0

Montana

102.8

0.0

Sacramento St.

94.2

8.6

Nevada

115.0

1.0

Boise St.

102.6

13.4

New Mexico St.

107.7

0.0

Chicago St.

79.3

28.4

New Orleans

94

0.0

Lamar

98.0

-4.0

North Carolina

121.0

1.0

Louisville

114.0

8.0

North Carolina Central

92.8

0.0

Delaware St.

79.5

13.3

North Texas

100.9

1.5

Western Kentucky

103.1

-0.7

Northern Colorado

100.4

0.0

Southern Utah

93.0

7.4

Ohio St.

110.3

0.0

Indiana

110.6

-0.3

Old Dominion

103.8

0.0

Louisiana Tech

101.8

2.0

Ole Miss

110.1

0.0

Alabama

108.0

2.1

Oregon St.

106.2

0.0

Colorado

107.0

-0.8

Rhode Island

102.4

0.0

La Salle

97.2

5.2

Saint Louis

103.3

0.0

Richmond

99.0

4.3

Seton Hall

108.4

0.0

Georgetown

106.3

2.1

South Florida

103.2

0.0

Connecticut

105.2

-2.0

Southeastern Louisiana

94.7

0.0

Central Arkansas

91.6

3.1

Southern Miss.

103.4

0.0

Marshall

99.7

3.7

St. John’s

107.8

1.5

Marquette

112.6

-3.3

Texas Tech

118.3

0.0

West Virginia

104.9

13.4

Toledo

107.9

0.0

Northern Illinois

101.1

6.8

Tulsa

103.2

0.0

SMU

104.2

-1.0

UC Irvine

105.5

0.0

UC Riverside

91.6

13.9

UC Santa Barbara

101.0

0.0

Cal St. Northridge

93.7

7.3

UNLV

101.1

2.5

San Diego St.

103.8

-0.2

UT Rio Grande Valley

97.6

0.0

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.7

0.9

Utah

104.2

0.0

Oregon

109.3

-5.1

Utah St.

110.0

0.0

New Mexico

99.3

10.7

Utah Valley

104.0

0.0

Missouri Kansas City

95.0

9.0

UTSA

99.8

0.0

UAB

100.1

-0.3

Villanova

113.3

0.0

Providence

106.7

6.6

Virginia

123.3

0.0

North Carolina St.

112.9

10.4

Washington

105.5

0.0

USC

105.7

-0.2

Weber St.

98.5

0.0

Portland St.

94.7

3.8

Wichita St.

104.8

0.0

East Carolina

93.7

11.1

Xavier

107.2

0.0

Creighton

110.0

-2.8

 

Conference Tournaments Update

American Athletic Conference

Site: Fedex Forum, Memphis, TN

First Round–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

South Florida (19-12)

9

Connecticut (15-16)

5

Memphis (19-12)

12

Tulane (4-26)

7

Tulsa (18-13)

10

SMU (14-16)

6

Wichita St. (17-13)

11

East Carolina (10-20)

 

 

Atlantic 10 Conference

Site: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

First Round–Wednesday, March 13

George Washington

68

Massachusetts

64 ot

Richmond

52

Fordham

50

Second Round–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Rhode Island (16-14)

9

La Salle (10-20)

5

George Mason (17-14)

12

George Washington (9-23)

7

Duquesne (19-12)

10

Saint Joseph’s (13-18)

6

Saint Louis (19-12)

11

Richmond (13-19)

 

 

Atlantic Coast Conference

Site: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC

Second Round–Wednesday, March 13

North Carolina St.

59

Clemson

58

Virginia Tech

71

Miami (Fla)

56

Louisville

75

Notre Dame

53

Syracuse

73

Pittsburgh

59

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Virginia (28-2)

8

North Carolina St. (22-10)

4

Florida St. (25-6)

5

Virginia Tech (24-7)

2

North Carolina (26-5)

7

Louisville (20-12)

3

Duke (26-5)

6

Syracuse (20-12)

 

 

Big 12 Conference

Site: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

First Round–Wednesday, March 13

TCU

73

Oklahoma St.

70

West Virginia

72

Oklahoma

71

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Kansas St. (24-7)

8

TCU (20-12)

4

Baylor (19-12)

5

Iowa St. (20-11)

2

Texas Tech (26-5)

10

West Virginia (13-19)

3

Kansas (23-8)

6

Texas (16-15)

 

 

Big East Conference

Site: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

First Round–Wednesday, March 13

Providence

80

Butler

57

St. John’s

82

DePaul

74

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Villanova (22-9)

8

Providence (18-14)

4

Xavier (16-14)

5

Creighton (18-13)

2

Marquette (23-8)

7

St. John’s (21-11)

3

Seton Hall (18-12)

6

Georgetown (19-12)

 

Big Sky Conference

Site: Century Link Arena, Boise, ID

First Round–Wednesday, March 13

Sacramento St.

72

Northern Arizona

60

Southern Utah

94

Idaho St.

80

Montana St.

75

Idaho

71

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Montana (23-8)

9

Sacramento St. (15-15)

4

Weber St. (17-14)

5

Portland St. (16-15)

2

Northern Colorado (21-10)

7

Southern Utah (15-15)

3

Eastern Washington (14-17)

6

Montana St. (15-16)

 

 

Big Ten Conference

Site: United Center, Chicago, IL

First Round–Wednesday, March 13

Nebraska

68

Rutgers

61

Illinois

74

Northwestern

69 ot

Second Round–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Ohio St. (18-13)

9

Indiana (17-14)

5

Maryland (22-9)

13

Nebraska (17-15)

7

Minnesota (19-12)

10

Penn St. (14-17)

6

Iowa (21-10)

11

Illinois (12-20)

 

 

Big West Conference

Site: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

UC Irvine (27-5)

8

Cal St. Riverside (10-22)

4

Hawaii (18-12)

5

Long Beach St. (14-18)

3

Cal St. Fullerton (14-16)

6

UC Davis (11-19)

2

UC Santa Barbara (21-9)

7

Cal St. Northridge (13-19)

 

 

Conference USA

Site: Ford Center, Frisco, TX

First Round–Wednesday, March 13

Louisiana Tech

57

Florida Atlantic

56

UAB

70

Middle Tennessee

61

North Texas

71

Florida Int’l.

57

Marshall

82

Rice

65

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Old Dominion (23-8)

8

Louisiana Tech (20-12)

4

UTSA (17-14)

5

UAB (19-13)

2

Western Kentucky (18-13)

10

North Texas (21-11)

3

Southern Miss. (19-11)

6

Marshall (19-13)

 

Mid-American Conference (MACtion)

Site: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Buffalo (28-3)

8/9

Akron/Miami (O)

4

Kent St. (22-9)

5

Central Michigan (22-10)

2

Toledo (25-6)

7

Northern Illinois (16-16)

3

Bowling Green (20-11)

11

Ball St. (16-16)

 

 

Mideastern Athletic Conference

Site: Scope Arena, Norfolk, VA

Quarterfinals–Wednesday, March 13

North Carolina A&T

82

Coppin St.

79 ot

Norfolk St.

78

South Carolina St.

73

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

North Carolina Central (15-15)

11

Delaware St. (6-24)

Howard (16-15)

5

Bethune-Cookman (14-16)

 

 

Mountain West Conference

Site: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV

First Round–Wednesday, March 13

Boise St.

66

Colorado St.

57

New Mexico

78

Wyoming

68

Air Force

87

San Jose St.

56

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Nevada (28-3)

9

Boise St. (13-19)

4

San Diego St. (19-11)

5

UNLV (17-13)

2

Utah St. (25-6)

7

New Mexico (14-17)

3

Fresno St. (21-8)

6

Air Force (14-17)

 

 

Pac-12 Conference

Site: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV

First Round–Wednesday, March 13

USC

78

Arizona

65

Colorado

56

California

51

UCLA

79

Stanford

72

Oregon

84

Washington St.

51

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Washington (24-7)

8

USC (16-16)

4

Oregon St. (18-12)

5

Colorado (20-11)

2

Arizona St. (21-9)

7

UCLA (17-15)

3

Utah (17-13)

6

Oregon (20-12)

 

 

Patriot League

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Championship Game–Wednesday, March 13

Colgate

94

Bucknell

80

Champion: Colgate (24-10)

 

 

Southland Conference

Site: Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, TX

First Round–Wednesday, March 13

Lamar

81

Houston Baptist

79

Central Arkansas

73

Texas A&M CC

53

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

4

New Orleans (17-12)

5

Lamar (20-12)

3

Southeastern Louisiana (16-15)

7

Central Arkansas (14-18)

 

 

Southeastern Conference

Site: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN

First Round–Wednesday, March 13

Missouri

71

Georgia

61

Texas A&M

69

Vanderbilt

52

Second Round–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

Florida (17-14)

9

Arkansas (17-14)

5

Auburn (22-9)

12

Missouri (15-16)

7

Ole Miss (20-11)

10

Alabama (17-14)

6

Mississippi St. (22-9)

11

Texas A&M (14-17)

 

Sun Belt Conference

Site:  Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA

Second Round–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

6

Coastal Carolina (15-15)

7

Louisiana Monroe (17-14)

5

Louisiana (19-12)

8

South Alabama (16-16)

 

 

Western Athletic Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 14

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

New Mexico St. (27-4)

8

Chicago St. (3-28)

4

UT Rio Grande Valley (18-15)

5

Cal St. Bakersfield (16-14)

3

Grand Canyon (18-12)

6

Seattle (18-13)

2

Utah Valley (23-8)

7

Missouri Kansas City (11-20)

 

 

Automatic Bids To The NCAA Tournament

Team

Conf

W-L

Liberty

Atlantic Sun

28-6

Gardner-Webb

Big South

23-11

Murray St.

Ohio Valley

27-4

Bradley

Missouri Valley

20-14

Wofford

Southern

29-4

Iona

Metro Atlantic

17-15

Fairleigh-Dickinson

Northeast

20-13

Northern Kentucky

Horizon

26-8

Northeastern

Colonial

23-10

Saint Mary’s

West Coast

22-11

North Dakota St.

Summit

18-15

Colgate

Patriot

24-10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 8, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Saturday, March 9, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Abilene Christian

100.5

2.5

Incarnate Word

85.0

18.0

Appalachian St.

98.2

2.5

South Alabama

97.1

3.6

Arizona

106.1

2.5

Arizona St.

108.1

0.5

Arkansas

108.4

3.0

Alabama

108.3

3.1

Arkansas St.

94.5

2.5

Louisiana

99.7

-2.7

Auburn

115.5

3.0

Tennessee

118.9

-0.4

Belmont

109.0

0.0

Murray St.

108.6

0.4

Boise St.

102.0

3.0

Air Force

95.5

9.5

Boston College

104.9

3.0

North Carolina St.

112.2

-4.3

BYU

106.2

0.0

San Diego

104.6

1.6

Cal Poly

88.6

2.5

UC Santa Barbara

101.0

-9.9

Cal St. Fullerton

99.5

3.5

Hawaii

97.7

5.3

Chicago St.

79.4

2.5

Missouri Kansas City

94.9

-13.0

Clemson

112.0

3.0

Syracuse

111.4

3.6

Coastal Carolina

101.1

2.5

Troy

95.1

8.5

Colorado

106.8

3.0

USC

105.8

4.0

Colorado St.

99.4

3.0

UNLV

100.9

1.5

Columbia

97.1

2.5

Harvard

103.6

-4.0

Cornell

95.4

2.5

Dartmouth

97.9

0.0

Creighton

109.9

2.5

DePaul

105.1

7.3

Drake

102.6

0.0

Northern Iowa

99.1

3.5

Duquesne

100.3

3.0

Dayton

108.2

-4.9

East Tennessee St.

106.6

0.0

Chattanooga

94.0

12.6

Elon

92.0

0.0

UNC Wilmington

94.7

-2.7

Fairleigh-Dickinson

97.2

2.5

Robert Morris

95.0

4.7

Florida Int’l.

97.0

2.5

North Texas

101.3

-1.8

Fresno St.

107.2

2.5

San Jose St.

85.7

24.0

Furman

107.9

0.0

Mercer

98.3

9.6

George Washington

93.8

2.5

George Mason

101.0

-4.7

Georgia Southern

104.8

2.0

Georgia St.

103.2

3.6

Grambling

93.7

2.5

Alabama A&M

84.6

11.6

Hartford

98.8

2.5

UMass Lowell

95.0

6.3

Idaho St.

91.2

2.0

Idaho

84.9

8.3

Iowa St.

114.3

3.0

Texas Tech

118.0

-0.7

Jackson St.

89.5

2.5

Alabama St.

89.2

2.8

James Madison

93.8

0.0

Towson

94.0

-0.2

Kansas

114.9

3.0

Baylor

110.6

7.3

Kansas St.

112.8

3.0

Oklahoma

111.6

4.2

Kentucky

118.2

3.0

Florida

111.7

9.5

La Salle

96.9

2.5

Fordham

95.6

3.8

Lamar

97.6

2.5

McNeese St.

89.4

10.7

Little Rock

96.6

2.5

Louisiana Monroe

100.8

-1.7

Loyola (Chi.)

103.7

0.0

Bradley

99.5

4.2

LSU

113.7

3.0

Vanderbilt

102.1

14.6

Marquette

112.9

3.0

Georgetown

106.0

9.9

Marshall

99.4

3.0

Florida Atlantic

99.0

3.4

Maryland-Baltimore Co.

97.0

2.5

Albany

94.1

5.4

Memphis

107

3.0

Tulsa

103.1

6.9

Michigan St.

120.2

1.5

Michigan

118.2

3.5

Middle Tennessee

95.5

2.5

UTEP

92.4

5.6

Mississippi St.

113.4

3.0

Texas A&M

105.4

11.0

Mississippi Valley St.

83.8

2.5

Arkansas-Pine Bluff

89.4

-3.1

Missouri

106.2

3.0

Ole Miss

110.0

-0.8

Nevada

114.7

3.0

San Diego St.

104.2

13.5

New Mexico St.

107.8

3.0

California Baptist

97.4

13.4

Nicholls St.

91.3

2.5

Southeastern Louisiana

94.9

-1.1

North Carolina

120.7

1.0

Duke

123.5

-1.8

Northern Colorado

100.9

2.5

Northern Arizona

91.5

11.9

Northwestern

107.4

3.0

Purdue

117.4

-7.0

Northwestern St.

86.6

2.5

Central Arkansas

91.4

-2.3

Oklahoma St.

104.7

3.0

West Virginia

105.1

2.6

Omaha

100.1

0.0

North Dakota

94.5

5.6

Penn

103.3

2.5

Brown

101.3

4.5

Pittsburgh

105.0

2.5

Notre Dame

106.0

1.5

Portland St.

94.4

2.5

Montana St.

95.2

1.7

Prairie View

95.5

2.5

Alcorn St.

84.6

13.4

Princeton

100.2

2.5

Yale

105.7

-3.0

Providence

106.4

3.0

Butler

108.5

0.9

Quinnipiac

96.9

0.0

Monmouth

93.3

3.6

Rhode Island

102.1

2.5

Massachusetts

97.7

6.9

Rice

94.8

2.5

Charlotte

91.7

5.6

Richmond

99.0

2.5

Davidson

106.8

-5.3

Rider

98.7

0.0

Siena

95.4

3.3

Sacramento St.

94.6

2.5

Montana

102.6

-5.5

San Francisco

107.7

0.0

Pepperdine

99.8

7.9

Seattle

98.3

2.5

Grand Canyon

105.0

-4.2

Seton Hall

108.2

2.5

Villanova

113.5

-2.8

South Carolina

106.4

2.5

Georgia

103.9

5.0

South Dakota St.

106.1

1.0

Western Illinois

92.1

15.0

Southern Miss.

102.6

2.5

UTSA

100.6

4.5

St. Bonaventure

102.7

3.0

Saint Louis

103.6

2.1

St. Francis (PA)

95.7

2.5

Long Island

95.3

2.9

Stephen F. Austin

92.4

2.0

Sam Houston St.

99.0

-4.6

Stony Brook

100.8

2.5

Binghamton

89.3

14.0

Temple

106.9

3.0

Central Florida

110.7

-0.8

Texas

112.6

2.5

TCU

109.3

5.8

Texas A&M CC

93.6

2.5

Houston Baptist

93.5

2.6

Texas Southern

97.6

2.5

Southern

86.8

13.3

Tulane

92.8

2.5

Wichita St.

105.0

-9.7

UAB

99.7

2.5

Old Dominion

104.2

-2.0

UC Davis

96

2.5

UC Riverside

91.3

7.2

UC Irvine

105.5

2.5

Cal St. Northridge

93.6

14.4

UNC Greensboro

105.5

0.0

Samford

99.9

5.6

UT Arlington

99.6

2.0

Texas St.

103.4

-1.8

Utah

104.0

3.0

UCLA

105.1

1.9

Utah Valley

103.8

2.5

Cal St. Bakersfield

96.9

9.4

Vermont

106.1

3.0

Maine

88.7

20.4

Virginia

123.5

3.0

Louisville

113.7

12.8

Wake Forest

100.2

2.5

Florida St.

114.7

-12.0

Washington

110.1

3.0

Oregon

108.9

4.2

Washington St.

97.4

2.5

Oregon St.

106.1

-6.2

Weber St.

98.7

2.5

Eastern Washington

94.9

6.3

Wofford

112.9

0.0

VMI

91.6

21.3

Wyoming

90

3.0

New Mexico

99.6

-6.6

Xavier

106.9

3.0

St. John’s

108.2

1.7

Conference Tournaments Update

 

America East Conference

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Vermont (24-6)

8

Maine (5-26)

2

Stony Brook (24-7)

7

Binghamton (9-22)

3

Maryland-Baltimore Co. (19-12)

6

Albany (12-19)

4

Hartford (17-14)

5

UMass Lowell (15-16)

 

 

Big South Conference

Semifinals–Friday, March 8 (at Campbell)

Radford

63

Charleston Southern

54

Gardner-Webb

79

Campbell

74

 

Championship Game–Sunday, March 10 (at Radford)

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

2

Radford (22-10)

4

Gardner-Webb (22-11)

 

 

Colonial Athletic Association

Site: North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC

First Round–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

James Madison (13-18)

9

Towson (10-21)

7

Elon (11-20)

10

UNC Wilmington (9-22)

 

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Site: Times Union Center, Albany, NY (Siena)

Iona

73

Saint Peter’s

71

Canisius

69

Manhattan

65 ot

 

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

3

Quinnipiac (16-13)

6

Monmouth (12-20)

4

Rider (16-14)

5

Siena (16-15)

 

 

Missouri Valley Conference (Arch Madness)

Site: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 8

Loyola (Chi)

67

Valparaiso

54

Bradley

61

Missouri St.

58

Drake

78

Illinois St.

62

Northern Iowa

61

Southern Illinois

58

 

Semifinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Loyola (Chi.) (20-12)

5

Bradley (18-14)

2

Drake (24-8)

6

Northern Iowa (15-17)

 

 

Northeast Conference

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Semifinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

St. Francis (PA) (17-13)

6

Long Island (16-15)

2

Fairleigh-Dickinson (18-13)

4

Robert Morris (17-15)

 

 

Ohio Valley Conference

Site: Ford Center, Evansville, IN

Semifinals–Friday, March 8

Belmont

83

Austin Peay

67

Murray St.

76

Jacksonville St.

74

 

*** Championship Game–Saturday, March 9 ****

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Belmont (26-4)

2

Murray St. (26-4)

 

Southern Conference

Site: US Cellular Center, Asheville, NC

First Round–Friday, March 8

VMI

96

Western Carolina

83

Samford

100

The Citadel

71

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Wofford (26-4)

8

VMI (11-20)

4

East Tennessee St. (23-8)

5

Chattanooga (12-19)

2

UNC Greensboro (26-5)

7

Samford (17-15)

3

Furman (24-6)

6

Mercer (11-19)

 

 

Summit League

Site: Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9 & Sunday, March 10

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1 (sat)

South Dakota St. (24-7)

8

Western Illinois (9-20)

4 (sun)

Purdue Fort Wayne (17-14)

5

South Dakota (13-16)

3 (sun)

North Dakota St. (15-15)

6

Oral Roberts (11-20)

2 (sat)

Omaha (19-10)

7

North Dakota (12-17)

 

 

West Coast Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Second Round–Friday, March 8

San Diego

62

Santa Clara

45

Pepperdine

68

Loyola Marymount

65

 

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

3

BYU (19-12)

6

San Diego (20-13)

4

San Francisco (21-9)

8

Pepperdine (15-17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Friday, March 8, 2019

Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Home

Rating

HCA

Visitor

Rating

Spread

Ball St.

103.1

2.5

Northern Illinois

100.7

4.9

Belmont

109.0

0.0

Austin Peay

103.2

5.8

Buffalo

113.7

3.0

Bowling Green

102.9

13.8

Campbell

99.0

2.5

Gardner-Webb

99.3

2.2

Canisius

95.1

0.0

Manhattan

90.9

4.2

Columbia

97.1

2.5

Dartmouth

97.9

1.7

Cornell

95.4

2.5

Harvard

103.6

-5.7

Drake

102.6

0.0

Illinois St.

98.5

4.1

Iona

97.7

0.0

Saint Peter’s

92.0

5.7

Kent St.

101.4

2.5

Akron

103.4

0.5

Loyola (Chi)

103.7

0.0

Valparaiso

98.1

5.6

Loyola Marymount

102.3

0.0

Pepperdine

99.8

2.5

Maryland

113.3

3.0

Minnesota

109.4

6.9

Missouri St.

99.7

0.0

Bradley

99.5

0.2

Murray St.

108.6

0.0

Jacksonville St.

103.1

5.5

Ohio

98.1

2.5

Miami (O)

101.4

-0.8

Penn

103.3

3.0

Yale

105.7

0.6

Princeton

100.2

3.0

Brown

101.3

1.9

Radford

102.7

0.0

Charleston Southern

99.5

3.2

Samford

99.9

0.0

The Citadel

95.2

4.7

Santa Clara

98.3

0.0

San Diego

104.6

-6.3

Southern Illinois

101.8

0.0

Northern Iowa

99.1

2.7

Toledo

108.0

3.0

Eastern Michigan

100.1

10.9

Virginia Commonwealth

111.2

3.0

Saint Joseph’s

99.4

14.8

Virginia Tech

116.3

3.0

Miami (Fla)

107.5

11.8

VMI

91.6

0.0

Western Carolina

93.2

-1.6

Western Michigan

94.7

2.5

Central Michigan

101.8

-4.6

 

Conference Tournaments Update

Big South Conference

Site: Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC

Quarterfinals

Radford

84

Presbyterian

76

Charleston Southern

77

Winthrop

63

Campbell

86

Hampton

77

Gardner-Webb

75

High Point

69

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 8 (at Campbell)

Seed

Home Team

Seed

Visitors

2

Radford (21-10)

6

Charleston Southern (17-14)

1

Campbell (20-11)

4

Gardner-Webb (21-11)

 

 

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Site: Times Union Center, Albany, NY (Siena)

First Round

Saint Peter’s

71

Marist

68 ot

Manhattan

57

Fairfield

53

Monmouth

76

Niagara

72

 

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 8 

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Iona (14-15)

9

Saint Peter’s (10-21)

4

Rider (16-14)

5

Siena (16-15)

Quarterfinals–Saturday, March 9

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

2

Canisius (14-16)

7

Manhattan (11-20)

3

Quinnipiac (16-13)

6

Monmouth (12-20)

 

 

Missouri Valley Conference (Arch Madness)

Site: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO

First Round–Thursday, March 7

Valparaiso

77

Indiana St.

55

Illinois St.

65

Evansville

60

 

Quarterfinals–Friday, March 8

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Loyola (Chi) (19-12)

9

Valparaiso (15-17)

4

Missouri St. (16-15)

5

Bradley (17-14)

2

Drake (23-8)

7

Illinois St. (17-15)

3

Southern Illinois (17-14)

6

Northern Iowa (14-17)

 

 

Ohio Valley Conference

Site: Ford Center, Evansville, IN

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 7

Austin Peay

95

Morehead St.

81

Jacksonville St.

88

UT-Martin

81

 

Semifinals–Friday, March 8

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

1

Belmont (25-4)

4

Austin Peay (22-10)

2

Murray St. (25-4)

3

Jacksonville St. (24-8)

 

 

Patriot League

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Quarterfinals–Thursday, March 7

Colgate

81

Boston U

69

Bucknell

77

Holy Cross

65

Lehigh

78

Army

70

Navy

60

American

56

 

Semifinals–Sunday, March 10

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Colgate (22-10)

5

Navy (12-18)

2

Bucknell (20-10)

3

Lehigh (20-10)

 

 

Southern Conference

Site: US Cellular Center, Asheville, NC

First Round–Friday, March 8

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

8

VMI (10-20)

9

Western Carolina (7-24)

7

Samford (16-15)

10

The Citadel (12-17)

 

 

West Coast Conference

Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV

First Round–Thursday, March 7

San Diego

67

Portland

47

Pepperdine

61

Pacific

53

 

Second Round–Friday, March 8

Seed

Team

Seed

Team

6

Santa Clara (16-14)

7

San Diego (19-13)

5

Loyola Marymount (20-10)

8

Pepperdine (14-17)

 

Coming Later Today: Bracketology Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 5, 2019

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Filed under: College Basketball — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — piratings @ 5:48 pm

March 5, 2019

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Duke

Gonzaga

Virginia

Kentucky

2

Tennessee

Michigan

North Carolina

Michigan St.

3

Houston

LSU

Purdue

Texas Tech

4

Kansas

Marquette

Wisconsin

Florida St.

5

Kansas St.

Virginia Tech

Nevada

Iowa St.

6

Maryland

Mississippi St.

Cincinnati

Villanova

7

Buffalo

Louisville

Baylor

Iowa

8

Auburn

Wofford

Syracuse

Washington

9

Ole Miss

Virginia Commonwealth

Florida

St. John’s

10

Central Florida

Ohio St.

Alabama

Ohio St.

11

Texas

TCU

Minnesota

Seton Hall

12

North Carolina St./Temple

Arizona St./Utah St.

Belmont

Lipscomb

13

New Mexico St.

Old Dominion

Vermont

Hofstra

14

UC-irvine

Yale

South Dakota St.

Texas St.

15

Montana

Colgate

Drake

Wright St.

16

Campbell

Sam Houston St.

Norfolk St./St. Francis (PA)

Siena/Texas Southern

Last 4 In

North Carolina St.

Arizona St.

Utah St.

Temple

Last 4 Bye

Texas

TCU

Minnesota

Seton Hall

First 4 Out

Clemson

Indiana

Georgetown

Furman

Next 4 Out

Murray St.

Nebraska

Xavier

Saint Mary’s

Bids By Conference

Bids

ACC

8

Big Ten

8

Big 12

8

SEC

8

AAC

4

Big East

4

MWC

2

Pac-12

2

One-Bid Leagues

24

 

March 2, 2019

PiRate Ratings College Basketball For Saturday, March 2, 2019

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Today’s PiRate Ratings Spreads

Games Scheduled for: Saturday
Home Rating HCA Visitor Rating Spread
Maine 89.9 2.5 Binghamton 88.9 3.5
Maryland Baltimore Co. 97.4 3.0 New Hampshire 85.8 14.6
Hartford 99.3 2.0 Albany 93.4 7.9
Vermont 106.3 3.0 Stony Brook 100.5 8.8
Houston 114.9 3.0 Central Florida 110.3 7.6
Cincinnati 112.1 3.0 Memphis 106.6 8.5
Florida St. 114.4 3.0 North Carolina St. 112.7 4.7
Wake Forest 99.8 2.5 Syracuse 111.5 -9.2
Virginia 122.7 3.0 Pittsburgh 105.3 20.4
Duke 123.9 3.0 Miami (Fla) 107.5 19.4
Clemson 111.9 3.0 North Carolina 120.7 -5.8
Davidson 105.9 3.0 Fordham 95.8 13.1
Duquesne 100.4 3.0 Massachusetts 97.5 5.9
Saint Louis 103.3 3.0 George Mason 101.9 4.4
George Washington 93.9 2.5 St. Bonaventure 103.1 -6.7
Richmond 99.0 1.0 VCU 110.5 -10.5
Saint Joseph’s 99.2 1.0 La Salle 97.5 2.7
Oklahoma St. 104.1 3.0 Kansas 115.3 -8.2
Texas 112.4 3.0 Iowa St. 115.4 0.0
Oklahoma 111.1 3.0 West Virginia 104.4 9.7
TCU 110.2 2.5 Texas Tech 117.1 -4.4
Kansas St. 112.4 3.0 Baylor 110.9 4.5
Villanova 113.0 3.0 Butler 108.9 7.1
Georgetown 106.6 3.0 Seton Hall 108.0 1.6
Montana St. 95.1 2.5 Northern Arizona 91.3 6.3
Eastern Washington 94.5 2.5 Portland St. 94.1 2.9
Northern Colorado 100.6 2.5 Idaho St. 91.5 11.6
Montana 103.4 3.0 Southern Utah 93.8 12.6
Idaho 84.9 2.5 Sacramento St. 94.9 -7.5
Campbell 98.8 2.5 Radford 102.6 -1.3
Gardner Webb 98.9 2.5 Longwood 92.4 9.0
Presbyterian 98.3 2.5 Charleston Southern 98.7 2.1
USC Upstate 88.2 2.5 Hampton 97.8 -7.1
UNC Asheville 84.8 2.0 High Point 96.4 -9.6
Indiana 109.6 3.0 Michigan St. 120.5 -7.9
Wisconsin 115.3 3.0 Penn St. 109.6 8.7
Purdue 116.8 3.0 Ohio St. 111.8 8.0
Iowa 111.8 3.0 Rutgers 105.5 9.3
UC Riverside 91.8 2.0 UC Irvine 104.7 -10.9
UC Davis 96.0 2.0 Cal St. Fullerton 99.8 -1.8
Long Beach St. 96.8 2.0 Cal Poly 89.0 9.8
Towson 94.8 2.5 Elon 91.1 6.2
Charleston 103.3 2.5 UNC Wilmington 94.6 11.2
Delaware 95.1 2.5 Hofstra 105.9 -8.3
Drexel 95.8 2.5 Northeastern 105.0 -6.7
James Madison 93.9 2.5 William & Mary 97.4 -1.0
Green Bay 97.8 2.5 Northern Kentucky 104.5 -4.2
Detroit 94.6 2.5 Illinois Chicago 97.0 0.1
Oakland 98.2 2.5 IUPUI 98.5 2.2
Youngstown St. 93.7 2.5 Cleveland St. 92.4 3.8
Milwaukee 92.5 2.5 Wright St. 102.8 -7.8
Brown 101.3 2.5 Cornell 96.2 7.6
Yale 106.2 3.0 Columbia 96.0 13.2
Dartmouth 98.5 2.5 Penn 103.0 -2.0
Harvard 103.5 3.0 Princeton 100.1 6.4
Akron 104 2.0 Ohio 96.7 9.3
Northern Illinois 100.8 2.5 Eastern Michigan 99.6 3.7
Western Michigan 94.7 2.5 Ball St. 103.5 -6.3
Central Michigan 102.6 2.5 Toledo 107.6 -2.5
Delaware St. 79.9 2.0 Morgan St. 88.3 -6.4
North Carolina A&T 91.0 2.5 Florida A&M 89.7 3.8
Bethune Cookman 93.2 2.0 South Carolina St. 87.4 7.8
Savannah St. 85.2 2.0 Howard 91.1 -3.9
Norfolk St. 95.2 2.5 Coppin St. 84.7 13.0
Southern Illinois 101.7 2.5 Illinois St. 98.5 5.7
Indiana St. 97.5 2.5 Northern Iowa 99.7 0.3
Valparaiso 97.7 2.5 Evansville 96.3 3.9
Missouri St. 100.1 2.5 Drake 102.2 0.4
Bradley 99.7 2.5 Loyola (Chi) 103.6 -1.4
Wyoming 89.9 2.5 Air Force 95.2 -2.8
Utah St. 109.9 3.0 Nevada 115.0 -2.1
New Mexico 99.3 3.0 Colorado St. 99.6 2.7
San Diego St. 104.1 3.0 San Jose St. 86.2 20.9
UNLV 100.8 2.5 Boise St. 102.1 1.2
Central Connecticut St. 90.6 2.5 Fairleigh Dickinson 96.1 -3.0
Sacred Heart 95.6 2.5 St. Francis (PA) 96.1 2.0
St. Francis (Bklyn) 94.4 2.5 Mount St. Mary’s 89.4 7.5
Wagner 93.6 2.5 Robert Morris 94.9 1.2
Long Island 94.6 3.0 Bryant 89.5 8.1
Eastern Illinois 92.2 2.5 Tennessee Tech 89.1 5.6
UT Martin 92.5 2.0 Tennessee St. 92.7 1.8
SIU Edwardsville 88.2 2.5 Jacksonville St. 102.8 -12.1
Eastern Kentucky 95.3 2.5 Morehead St. 94.9 2.9
Southeast Missouri 91.1 2.5 Belmont 108.6 -15.0
Murray St. 108.5 2.5 Austin Peay 103.2 7.8
Colorado 106.2 3.0 Utah 103.9 5.3
California 94.5 3.0 Washington St. 97.6 -0.1
Oregon 108.2 3.0 Arizona 106.8 4.4
Lafayette 92.6 2.5 Colgate 102.0 -6.9
Bucknell 101.7 3.0 Army 95.5 9.2
Boston 96.5 2.5 Navy 92.3 6.7
Holy Cross 96.4 2.5 American 97.8 1.1
Loyola (MD) 93.4 2.5 Lehigh 101.1 -5.2
Alabama 108.4 3.0 LSU 113.3 -1.9
Arkansas 107.4 3.0 Ole Miss 109.9 0.5
Tennessee 118.0 3.0 Kentucky 118.7 2.3
Missouri 104.9 3.0 South Carolina 105.9 2.0
Auburn 115.5 3.0 Mississippi St. 113.6 4.9
Texas A&M 105.9 3.0 Vanderbilt 103.0 5.9
Florida 112.4 2.5 Georgia 104.1 10.8
Mississippi Valley St. 83.5 2.0 Jackson St. 89.2 -3.7
Alabama St. 90.9 2.0 Texas Southern 97.5 -4.6
Southern 86.8 2.0 Alcorn St. 85.3 3.5
Alabama A&M 84.9 2.0 Prairie View 94.8 -7.9
Arkansas Pine Bluff 89.5 2.0 Grambling 93.7 -2.2
VMI 91.5 2.5 The Citadel 95.3 -1.3
Chattanooga 94.3 2.5 Furman 107.5 -10.7
Samford 100.2 2.5 Wofford 112.5 -9.8
East Tennessee St. 106.9 2.0 Western Carolina 93.0 15.9
Mercer 98.9 2.5 UNC Greensboro 104.7 -3.3
Nicholls St. 91.3 2.5 New Orleans 94.1 -0.3
Southeast Louisiana 94.5 2.5 Northwestern St. 87.3 9.7
Central Arkansas 91.1 2.5 Abilene Christian 100.1 -6.5
Lamar 97.7 2.5 Stephen F Austin 92.4 7.8
Houston Baptist 93.2 2.5 McNeese St. 90.3 5.4
Incarnate Word 84.8 2.5 Texas A&M CC 93.4 -6.1
Denver 91.3 2.5 Omaha 99.9 -6.1
South Dakota 97.1 2.5 North Dakota 94.9 4.7
Purdue Fort Wayne 99.2 3.0 North Dakota St. 97.4 4.8
South Dakota St. 106.1 3.0 Western Illinois 92.3 16.8
Georgia St. 103.3 2.5 Little Rock 96.8 9.0
Louisiana Monroe 101.2 2.5 Coastal Carolina 100.4 3.3
Troy 95.5 2.5 UT Arlington 99.1 -1.1
Georgia Southern 105.0 3.0 Arkansas St. 94.4 13.6
South Alabama 96.8 2.5 Texas St. 104.0 -4.7
Chicago St. 79.7 2.0 New Mexico St. 107.6 -25.9
Missouri Kansas City 95.1 2.5 UT Rio Grande Valley 97.7 -0.1
Grand Canyon 105.6 3.0 Cal St. Bakersfield 96.7 11.9
California Baptist 97.1 2.5 Utah Valley 103.7 -4.1
San Francisco 108.2 3.0 Loyola Marymount 101.9 9.3
Pepperdine 99.9 2.5 Pacific 97.0 5.4
BYU 105.9 3.0 San Diego 104.7 4.2
Portland 90.3 2.0 Santa Clara 97.9 -5.6
Saint Mary’s 110.6 3.0 Gonzaga 124.2 -10.6

 

Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Bracket Set

Last night, the Atlantic Sun Conference concluded regular season play with Lipscomb and Liberty sharing the conference championship.  Lipscomb won the tiebreaker, and the Bisons get the number one seed and can host every game they play in this tournament.  A secondary reward is an automatic NIT bid should they lose the conference tournament.

Florida Gulf Coast made a strong kick in the final week, winning twice to sneak into the number four slot, while NJIT fell on the final night to drop to number five.  The Highlanders finished 2-6 after starting the year at 18-5.

North Florida is the hot team in the league.  The Ospreys won their final six games to earn the three-seed.  In that run, North Florida topped Liberty to destroy the flames’ chances of winning the A-Sun regular title outright.

This tournament is played strictly on the home floors of the higher seeded teams.  Lipscomb went 11-2 at home this year in Allen Arena, with Liberty being one of those two losses.

Here are the matchups for the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament

Atlantic Sun Conference

All games at home floor of higher seeds

Quarterfinals–Monday, March 4

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1

Lipscomb (23-6)

8

Kennesaw St. (6-25)

2

Liberty (25-6)

7

Jacksonville (12-19)

3

North Florida (15-16)

6

North Alabama (10-21)

4

Florida Gulf Coast (14-17)

5

NJIT (20-11)

Semifinals–Thursday, March 7

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1/8

Higher Seed

4/5

Lower Seed

2/7

Higher Seed

3/6

Lower Seed

Championship Game–Sunday, March 10

Seed

Home

Seed

Visitor

1/8/4/5

Higher Seed

2/3/6/7

Lower Seed

 

 

 

 

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