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March 25, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Friday, March 25, 2022

Friday, March 25, 2022
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PurdueSaint Peter’s13.1
KansasProvidence7.9
UCLANorth Carolina4.1
Miami (Fla.)Iowa St.0.2

February 20, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, February 20, 2022

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ButlerProvidence-3.7
Wichita St.Houston-8.3
WisconsinMichigan1.8
MaineNJIT-3.0
DetroitWright St.0.6
IonaFairfield11.2
CincinnatiTemple7.4
Central FloridaEast Carolina10.1
MilwaukeePurdue Fort Wayne-2.8
Northern IowaMissouri St.-1.4
MaristQuinnipiac6.6
SienaSaint Peter’s-2.4
ManhattanRider3.0
FordhamGeorge Mason-3.2
SMUMemphis-0.1
CreightonMarquette0.2
OaklandNorthern Kentucky6.9
Green BayCleveland St.-8.4
San Jose St.New Mexico-6.0
HartfordStony Brook0.5
Loyola (MD)Lehigh5.0
PurdueRutgers12.6
BellarmineJacksonville St.0.8
USCWashington St.5.0
MissouriMississippi St.-5.9

February 15, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Tuesday, February 15, 2022

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LongwoodHigh Point8.2
Western MichiganAkron-10.8
ToledoKent St.10.1
Penn St.Michigan St.-2.7
DukeWake Forest10.2
OklahomaTexas-0.4
Sacred HeartMerrimack0.7
CincinnatiMemphis-2.0
Saint Peter’sIona-3.9
ElonHofstra-6.6
South FloridaTulane-5.3
Florida St.Clemson2.2
North FloridaLiberty-7.3
FordhamVCU-6.4
Ball St.Northern Illinois7.5
Central MichiganEastern Michigan-0.7
OhioMiami (O)12.0
Bowling GreenBuffalo-5.3
MississippiSouth Carolina3.1
Texas A&MFlorida0.1
ProvidenceVillanova-4.3
Georgia TechNC St.1.5
Illinois St.Northern Iowa-3.8
Southern IllinoisBradley-1.6
Missouri St.Indiana St.13.9
Ohio St.Minnesota11.4
TennesseeKentucky-0.5
IndianaWisconsin3.1
New MexicoWyoming-6.4
MissouriArkansas-8.2
Oregon St.Colorado-4.7
DePaulButler5.7
TCUIowa St.2.8
UC San DiegoUC Irvine-6.6
San Diego St.Utah St.3.3
NevadaSan Jose St.14.0

February 14, 2022

PiRate Ratings Bracketology

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Date2/14/2022
SeedTeamTeamTeamTeamTeamTeam
1GonzagaAuburnArizonaKentucky
2KansasPurdueBaylorDuke
3VillanovaTexas TechProvidenceWisconsin
4IllinoisUCLATennesseeHouston
5TexasMichigan St.MarquetteAlabama
6LSUOhio St.XavierConnecticut
7ArkansasUSCIowaSaint Mary’s
8Seton HallWyomingColorado St.TCU
9Wake ForestBoise St.Iowa St.Murray St.
10Loyola (Chi.)IndianaNotre DameMiami (Fla.)
11San FranciscoOklahomaDavidsonNorth Carolina
12North TexasIonaMichiganBYUMemphisBelmont
13ToledoNew Mexico St.ChattanoogaSouth Dakota St.
14VermontWagnerLibertyMontana St.Oregon
15Cleveland St.YaleTexas St.Long Beach St.
16ColgateUNC WilmingtonLongwoodNorfolk St.New OrleansTexas Southern

Best of the Rest

69Creighton
70San Diego St.
71SMU
72Oregon
73Florida
74Rutgers
75Kansas St.
76Saint Louis

PiRate Ratings Bracketology is an estimate of what we believe the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee will do and not our own personal beliefs on which 68 teams deserve a spot in the field. If we chose the at-large teams, no power conference team in last place or four games under .500 in their league would be considered for the Big Dance, while teams like Rutgers and Virginia, which have proven themselves in conference play and hailing from a Power Conference would be given preference over teams behind them in the conference standings.

February 6, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, February 6, 2022

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GeorgetownProvidence-7.1
Ohio St.Maryland9.3
NiagaraIona-7.5
CanisiusManhattan1.5
Purdue Fort WayneGreen Bay8.1
Missouri St.Loyola Chicago0.5
QuinnipiacMonmouth-4.7
Saint Peter’sMarist4.0
FairfieldSiena7.2
Cleveland St.Milwaukee10.4
San Diego St.Nevada11.2
StanfordWashington5.9
Miami (O)Akron-0.7
IowaMinnesota11.0
CincinnatiHouston-8.1
Fresno St.Wyoming2.0

January 30, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, January 30, 2022

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BrownCornell4.5
PurdueOhio St.9.2
East CarolinaCincinnati-5.9
Wright St.Purdue Fort Wayne4.4
Northern KentuckyCleveland St.-1.4
George WashingtonFordham-1.5
ProvidenceMarquette1.1
WisconsinMinnesota9.2
Fairleigh DickinsonCentral Connecticut1.3
BryantLong Island5.1
IonaSaint Peter’s11.1
Morgan St.Delaware St.14.1
St. Francis (NY)Wagner-11.8
DrakeLoyola (Chi.)-3.2
BradleyIndiana St.7.9
MassachusettsGeorge Mason8.7
SienaQuinnipiac0.4
ManhattanMarist-2.0
MonmouthNiagara8.5
RiderCanisius1.9
Boston CollegePittsburgh4.0
Southern IllinoisValparaiso5.8
BucknellLoyola (MD)-3.9
McNeese St.New Orleans0.7
Washington St.Colorado5.8

January 23, 2022

PiRate Ratings College Basketball–Sunday, January 23, 2022

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ProvidenceButler10.5
PurdueNorthwestern13.2
BryantSt. Francis (NY)10.3
NiagaraRider8.9
CanisiusSaint Peter’s-2.4
MarquetteXavier-0.9
Mount St. Mary’sCentral Connecticut8.4
Purdue Fort WayneYoungstown St.1.9
EvansvilleIllinois St.-2.2
MaristFairfield3.7
MonmouthManhattan11.1
QuinnipiacIona-8.9
Saint LouisMassachusetts9.0
CaliforniaArizona-14.9
TulsaMemphis-5.7
MerrimackWagner-8.4
Cleveland St.Robert Morris10.9
IndianaMichigan3.7
UTSAUTEP-6.8
St. Francis (PA)Sacred Heart1.9
Fairleigh DickinsonLong Island-6.7
OregonWashington10.8

March 18, 2020

The Greatest NCAA Tournament That Never Was–Wednesday, March 18

Friars Hot Three-Point Shooting Leads To Victory

1973 Providence

79

2008 Memphis

75

Unassociated Press:  The 1973 Providence Friars connected on 11 three-point shots and held off a furious Tiger Rally to beat 2008 Memphis 79-75.

Ernie DiGregorio and Kevin Stacom combined for nine of the Friars’ 11 three-pointers, while Marvin Barnes dominated inside with 17 rebounds.

Down 73-59 with five minutes to play, Memphis held Providence scoreless for three minutes while scoring 13 consecutive points and connecting on six of nine shots to cut the lead to a point at 73-72.  Consecutive baskets by Barnes and Nehru King built the lead back to five points wiht one minute remaining.

Providence advances to the Midwest Region as the Number 16 seed and will face top-seed 1968 UCLA on Friday.

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Providence

41

38

79

Memphis

32

43

75

Boxscore

Providence

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Marvin Barnes

C

7

12

0

0

2

5

4

13

17

0

0

4

3

3

16

Frank Costello

F

3

6

0

0

0

0

2

7

9

1

0

1

2

3

6

Nehru King

F

3

8

2

7

0

0

1

4

5

2

0

0

2

1

8

Kevin Stacom

G

6

11

4

7

3

4

1

1

2

5

2

0

1

2

19

Ernie DiGregorio

G

9

19

5

11

3

3

0

2

2

8

1

0

1

1

26

Charles Crawford

2

5

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

0

0

2

2

4

Team

3

Totals

30

61

11

25

8

12

8

29

40

17

3

5

11

12

79

 

 

 

Memphis

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Joey Dorsey

C

5

10

0

0

2

3

2

6

8

0

0

2

0

2

12

Robert Dozier

F

3

6

0

0

0

0

3

4

7

1

0

1

1

1

6

Chris Douglas-Roberts

F

8

17

2

6

3

4

1

2

3

2

1

1

2

1

21

Antonio Anderson

G

1

5

1

5

0

0

1

2

3

4

1

0

0

2

3

Derrick Rose

G

7

15

1

3

4

5

1

4

5

6

3

0

1

1

19

Donneal Mack

0

3

1

3

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

1

2

1

Shawn Taggart

2

4

0

0

0

0

1

3

4

1

1

1

0

2

4

Willie Kemp

2

5

2

5

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

6

Andre Allen

1

3

1

3

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

3

Team

2

Totals

29

68

8

25

9

12

9

24

35

16

6

5

5

12

75

Player of the Game

Ernie DiGregorio

 

 

Cougars Prevail in Exicting Overtime Game

 

1983 Houston

104

OT

1972 North Carolina

101

 

Unassociated Press: The 1983 Houston Cougars and 1972 North Carolina Tar Heels fought an evenly contested game that took an extra five minutes to decide the outcome Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio.  Houston won 104-101.  Late steals by Clyde Drexler and Bennie Anders led to baskets that clinched the victory for the Cougars.

North Carolina had taken a 99-96 lead with 90 seconds remaining in overtime, but Houston capitalized on consecutive steals leading to consecutive made baskets and free throws to take a 102-99 lead.  The Tar Heels appeared to be headed to victory in regulation with a 79-71 lead late in the second half.  Houston tied the game at 87-87 on a basket by Larry Micheaux with eight seconds remaining.

Houston advances to the West Region as the number 16 seed and will face number one seed 1972 UCLA on Friday.

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

OT

Final

Houston

45

42

17

104

N. Carolina

47

40

14

101

 

Boxscore

Houston

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Hakeem Olajuwon

C

10

16

0

0

5

9

4

6

10

0

1

4

3

4

25

Michael Young

F

7

14

0

0

2

4

2

3

5

1

1

0

1

4

16

Larry Micheaux

F

8

13

0

0

4

7

3

4

7

2

2

1

2

4

20

Clyde Drexler

G

8

17

1

3

4

4

1

3

4

2

4

1

1

3

21

Alvin Franklin

G

2

5

1

4

2

3

0

1

1

6

2

0

3

3

7

Benny Anders

1

3

1

3

2

2

0

2

2

2

3

0

3

4

5

Dave Rose

1

4

0

2

1

2

1

3

4

1

1

1

1

5

3

Reid Gettys

2

4

2

4

1

2

1

2

3

1

0

0

0

2

7

Team

2

Totals

39

76

5

16

21

33

12

24

38

15

14

7

14

29

104

 

 

 

North Carolina

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Bob McAdoo

C

10

17

0

0

4

6

4

7

11

1

0

2

2

4

24

Dennis Wuycik

F

5

12

2

5

6

6

2

4

6

2

0

0

2

3

18

Bobby Jones

F

4

7

1

2

3

3

2

8

10

4

2

1

3

4

12

Steve Previs

G

1

4

0

1

2

3

1

2

3

3

0

0

4

5

4

George Karl

G

4

9

2

5

4

4

2

1

3

4

1

0

5

4

14

Bill Chamberlain

5

10

2

4

5

7

1

6

7

1

1

0

2

3

17

Kim Huband

2

5

1

3

2

2

0

0

0

1

2

0

1

1

7

Donn Johnston

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

2

1

0

2

1

2

Bill Chambers

0

0

0

2

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

3

0

Craig Corson

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

Ray Hite

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

3

Team

2

Totals

33

67

9

23

26

31

12

32

46

18

7

3

24

30

101

Player of the Game

Hakeem Olajuwon

Coming Thursday:  The East and South Regions

 

East Region

1-Duke 2001 vs. 16-St. Bonaventure 1970
8-Michigan St. 1979 vs. 9-Kentucky 1978
4-North Carolina St. 1974 vs. 13-Duke 1999
5-Connecticut 1999 vs. 12-Louisville 1980
3-Virginia 2019 vs. 14-Arkansas 1991
6-Villanova 2016 vs. 11-Georgetown 1984
7-UCLA 1995 vs. 10-Indiana 1987
2-North Carolina 2005 vs. 15-Ohio St. 1962

 

South Region

1-Kentucky 1996 vs. 16-Maryland 1974
8-UCLA 1964 vs. 9-Indiana 1981
4-UCLA 1970 vs. 13-Oklahoma 1988
5-Louisville 2013 vs. 12-North Carolina St. 1983
3-North Carolina 2009 vs. 14-Kansas 1997
6-Duke 1992 vs. 11 Connecticut 2014
7-Florida 2007 vs. 10-Syracuse 2003
2-Villanova 2018 vs. 15-Illinois 2005

 

 

 

 

 

March 17, 2020

The Greatest NCAA Tournament That Never Was–Tuesday, March 17 Results

Bonnies Prevail In The Paint

1970 St. Bonaventure

87

1984 North Carolina

79

 

Unassociated Press: The 1970 Saint Bonaventure Bonnies dominated in the paint and taking advantage of early 1984 North Carolina turnovers to take a 10-point lead in the first eight minutes, as they cruised to an 87-79 victory.  The Bonnies now advance to the East Region as the number 16 seed where they will face the top-seeded 2001 Duke Blue Devils.

Bob Lanier led Saint Bonaventure with 31 points and 18 rebounds, and in the process he drew five fouls on Tar Heel starter Brad Daugherty.

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

St. Bonaventure

44

43

87

N. Carolina

34

45

79

Boxscore

St. Bonaventure

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Bob Lanier

C

13

21

0

0

5

8

6

12

18

0

0

4

2

3

31

Matt Gantt

F

6

13

0

0

3

5

3

5

8

1

1

1

1

4

15

GregBubba Gary

F

4

11

0

0

2

4

2

2

4

1

2

0

3

3

10

Bill Kalbaugh

G

3

7

2

5

3

4

0

2

2

3

2

0

4

3

11

Paul Hoffman

G

4

10

3

8

7

8

0

1

1

2

0

0

3

4

18

Mike Kull

1

4

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

1

3

2

Tom Baldwin

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

2

1

0

1

1

0

Team

2

Totals

31

66

5

14

20

29

11

25

38

10

6

5

15

21

87

 

 

 

North Carolina

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Brad Daugherty

C

2

7

0

0

1

2

1

5

6

1

0

0

2

5

5

Sam Perkins

F

7

12

0

0

5

6

2

8

10

2

1

1

3

2

19

Matt Doherty

F

2

6

2

5

2

2

1

3

4

2

0

0

5

4

8

Michael Jordan

G

6

14

3

9

7

8

1

5

6

5

2

1

3

3

22

Kenny Smith

G

3

7

2

6

5

6

1

3

4

4

2

0

5

5

13

Steve Hale

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

1

2

2

Joe Wolf

2

5

0

0

1

2

2

5

7

0

0

2

2

3

5

Buzz Peterson

3

7

2

6

2

2

0

1

1

3

2

0

3

2

10

Cecil Exum

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

1

1

0

2

3

0

Team

3

Totals

24

55

9

26

22

26

7

28

38

18

8

4

24

24

79

Player of the Game

C-Bob Lanier

 

 

Terps Ride Big Offensive Night From Lucas

 

1974 Maryland

95

1970 Florida St.

85

 

Unassociated Press: The 1974 Maryland Terrapins played 37 minutes of up-tempo basketball before slowing the game down during the final three minutes to hold off the 1970 Florida State Seminoles 95-85.  Star guard John Lucas was virtually unstoppable, leading Coach Lefty Driesell’s Terps with 25 points, while narrowly missing a double-double with nine assists.  His three steals led to seven Maryland points.

Florida State stayed within striking distance thanks to strong offensive rebounding, but the Seminoles committed 22 turnovers, 10 of them via steals and never could get within six points in the second half.

Maryland advances to the South Region as the 16-seed and will face top-seed Kentucky 1996 on Thursday.

 

Score By Halves

Team

1

2

Final

Mary

52

43

95

FSU

45

40

85

 

 

Boxscore

Maryland

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Len Elmore

C

7

13

0

0

5

8

3

9

12

1

0

3

1

3

19

Tom McMillen

F

9

16

2

5

3

4

1

6

7

2

1

1

2

2

23

Owen Brown

F

4

7

0

0

1

2

1

4

5

0

1

1

1

3

9

John Lucas

G

8

17

3

7

6

7

0

1

1

9

3

0

3

2

25

Mo Howard

G

4

11

3

8

2

3

0

2

2

4

2

0

2

2

13

Tom Roy

2

4

0

0

0

0

2

3

5

0

1

1

1

2

4

Jap Trimble

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

0

1

2

Billy Hahn

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

2

1

0

1

2

0

Team

3

Totals

35

71

8

21

17

24

7

27

37

19

10

6

11

17

95

 

 

 

Florida St.

Start

FG

FGA

3P

3PA

FT

FTA

ORB

DRB

TRB

AST

STL

BLK

TOV

PF

PTS

Dave Cowens

C

8

15

0

0

3

4

4

12

16

0

1

2

2

3

19

Willie Williams

F

10

17

0

0

2

3

3

9

12

0

0

1

1

2

22

Vernell Ellzy

F

2

5

2

5

0

0

2

2

4

3

0

1

3

2

6

Ken Macklin

G

3

7

2

6

2

2

0

1

1

2

2

0

5

4

10

Skip Young

G

2

6

1

4

4

6

1

3

4

5

1

0

3

3

9

Ron Harris

3

7

2

5

2

3

0

1

1

3

1

0

2

3

10

Rowland Garrett

2

5

0

1

0

0

1

4

5

0

0

1

1

2

4

Randy Cable

1

4

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

1

3

Jan Gies

1

3

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

2

2

Team

2

Totals

32

69

8

26

13

18

11

34

43

15

5

5

19

22

85

Player of the Game

John Lucas

 

Wednesday’s Schedule From Dayton

 

Midwest Region: 2008 Memphis vs. 1973 Providence

West Region: 1972 North Carolina vs. 1983 Houston

 

 

March 2, 2020

PiRate Ratings Bracketology For March 2, 2020

Date

3/2/2020

Seed

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

Team

1

Kansas

Gonzaga

Baylor

San Diego St.

2

Dayton

Maryland

Florida St.

Seton Hall

3

Duke

Villanova

Louisville

Kentucky

4

Creighton

Oregon

Michigan St.

Penn St.

5

Auburn

Iowa

Ohio St.

Colorado

6

Butler

Wisconsin

BYU

West Virginia

7

Michigan

Arizona

Marquette

Illinois

8

Houston

LSU

Virginia

Texas Tech

9

Saint Mary’s

Florida

Arizona St.

Xavier

10

USC

Indiana

Oklahoma

Rutgers

11

Providence

Stanford

East Tennessee

Northern Iowa

12

Yale

Liberty

Wichita St.

Utah St.

Cincinnati

Rhode Island

13

Stephen F. Austin

Vermont

North Texas

Akron

14

New Mexico St.

Hofstra

Belmont

Colgate

15

UC-Irvine

Little Rock

Wright St.

South Dakota St.

16

Montana

Radford

Siena

Prairie View

St. Francis (PA)

N.C. A&T

 

Bubble Contenders

 

69

UCLA

70

Mississippi St.

71

North Carolina St.

72

Richmond

73

Memphis

74

Texas

75

Arkansas

76

Alabama

 

Notes

(1.)  The last two at-large teams in the field, Cincinnati and Rhode Island, rate less than one-half point ahead of the first team out of the field, UCLA, and less then one point ahead of the next team out, Mississippi St.

(2.) Stephen F. Austin and Vermont actually rank ahead of the last two in and first two out, but we cannot put four mid-major teams in the 12-seed spot, and make the play-in games a battle of 13-seeds.

(3.) No political alterations have been made in this bracketology release.  These 68 + 8 teams listed here are 100% mechanically derived using our unique statistical criteria.  Had we applied some political bend to this report, some of the teams would have been moved on their seed lines, and UCLA would be moved into the field ahead of Rhode Island, because we believe the Selection Committee would be forced to take the Pac-12’s conference champion (assuming UCLA does win the Pac-12)

 

Coming Later Today:  Conference Tournament action begins tomorrow evening.  We will release the schedules and bracketing for the conference tournaments that are set to begin in the next few days.

 

 

 

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