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April 2, 2012

Back and Forth: Kansas vs. Kentucky

by John Gasaway and Ken Pomeroy

It's the game so big one Gasaway or one Pomeroy alone can't preview it. For Kansas-Kentucky, you need Gasaway-Pomeroy.

April 4, 2011

Back and Forth: Butler vs. UConn

by John Gasaway and Ken Pomeroy

This game's so big it can't be previewed by just one Prospectus human. Instead John and Ken got together for their annual chat in advance of the national championship game.

March 23, 2011

Premium Article Tournament Preview: Buckeyes Loom Large in the East

by Ken Pomeroy

Ohio State is the favorite -- in Newark and in the entire Sweet 16. Then again Kentucky's a tough No. 4 seed, North Carolina is no slouch, and Marquette's coach describes his team very well.

Premium Article Tournament Preview: Soft Southwest for Jayhawks?

by Ken Pomeroy

As the only single-digit seed in San Antonio, Kansas is supposed to have an easy path to the Final Four. Then again there's a one-in-three chance KU doesn't get to Houston and that Florida State, Richmond, or VCU will be there instead.

March 16, 2011

Tournament Preview: Duke in the West

by Ken Pomeroy

The Blue Devils, Texas, and San Diego State headline a top-heavy bracket in the West, as Coach K's team defends its title -- possibly with Kyrie Irving in the lineup.

March 9, 2011

A Clear Top Three: Mountain West Tournament

by Ken Pomeroy

You may have heard that BYU and San Diego State dominate the MWC, but there's another team in the league that's pretty good. Plus they're hosting the conference tournament.

April 5, 2010

Back and Forth: Butler vs. Duke

by John Gasaway and Ken Pomeroy

John and Ken talk about just how surprising Butler's presence here really is, what Brian Zoubek means to Duke's chances (no, seriously), what Brad Stevens might learn from West Virginia's otherwise lopsided loss, and how smug Ken's computer will be if the Blue Devils win.

March 30, 2010

Tournament Preview: West Virginia vs. Duke

by Ken Pomeroy

You'll hear a lot about West Virginia and Duke this week and, frankly, some of what you hear will be wrong. Ken offers two preemptive corrections for the conventional wisdom regarding these two very good teams.

March 29, 2010

Tournament Preview: An Improbable Final Four

by Ken Pomeroy

Just because Michigan State and Butler are surprises in Indy doesn't mean they don't have a relatively good chance to win it all. Still, be sure to tune in for West Virginia-Duke, which will feature what may be the two strongest teams to have shared the same court in 2009-10.

March 24, 2010

Tournament Preview: Ohio State's Still Standing

by Ken Pomeroy

The Midwest was supposed to be the "Bracket of Death," and so it was--for Kansas, Georgetown, and Maryland. The bracket now matches Ohio State against Tennessee, while in the Midwest's other semifinal Michigan State will face Northern Iowa.

March 23, 2010

Tournament Preview: Syracuse Rises in the West

by Ken Pomeroy

Fresh off their dismantling of Gonzaga, the Orangemen head to Salt Lake City to meet Butler, while Kansas State faces Xavier in the other West semifinal. Can Jim Boeheim's team continue piling up the makes and points all the way to Indianapolis?

March 22, 2010

Tournament Preview: A Four-Team Race

by Ken Pomeroy

After a wild, thrilling, and sometimes stunning weekend of hoops, Ken says the probabilities now show a clear separation between the top four teams and the rest of the field. Not that those four "favorites" can rest easy, of course.

March 16, 2010

Tournament Preview: Duke in the South

by Ken Pomeroy

The Blue Devils' allegedly soft bracket has been the topic of much discussion and even some conspiracy theories. It may not be the Midwest, but a closer look reveals that Mike Krzyzewski and his team aren't in Indy just yet.

March 9, 2010

One-Bid Leagues: Week Two

by Ken Pomeroy

Ken wraps up the tournament previews for one-bid leagues with a look at the Big West, Great West, MEAC, Southland and SWAC.

March 8, 2010

This Week at the Garden: Can Syracuse Bounce Back?

by Ken Pomeroy

Ken kicks off our Championship Week with a look at the second ever 16-team Big East tournament. Syracuse is the favorite, but Villanova and West Virginia should definitely keep things interesting. Oh, and did we mention Notre Dame's suddenly playing defense?

Re-Sizing the Bubble: : Tournaments in Multi-Bid Leagues

by Ken Pomeroy

The A-10, CUSA, Mountain West, and WAC are all nourishing at-large aspirations this March. In his latest Championship Week preview, Ken assesses the likely winners and losers in these four league tournaments.

March 2, 2010

Bid Thieves: More Conference Tournament Projections

by Ken Pomeroy

In day two of his log5 projections, Ken looks at four conference tournaments that could have serious bubble repercussions: The CAA, Horizon, Missouri Valley, and WCC.

March 1, 2010

March at Last: Conference Tournament Projections

by Ken Pomeroy

If the calendar says March, it must be time for Ken Pomeroy's log5 projections for the nation's conference tournaments. Our first batch includes the America East, A-Sun, Big Sky, Big South, MAAC, Northeast, OVC, Patriot, Summit, and Sun Belt. Enjoy.

January 26, 2010

Pomeroy vs. Pomeroy: Why Kentucky Might Not be Number 9

by Ken Pomeroy

Kentucky Week continues with a spirited debate between Ken and his own rating system, which currently pegs UK as the ninth-best team in the country. So how good are the Cats, really? Pull up a chair as Ken and his hard drive hash out their differences.

January 13, 2010

Why is the First Minute the Worst Minute?:

by Ken Pomeroy

Five years of play-by-play data yields one inescapable conclusion on college hoops: Offenses are being way too conservative in the opening minutes of the game.

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