Thursday, March 8, 2012

GGTS: On The Bubble with March Madness!

Hey Girlfriends, here is your latest Guide to Sports!
March Madness is in full swing with conference championships this weekend and Cinderella stories unfolding.  While it is fun to see if the number 1 seeds will fall as predicted (Kansas, Kentucky, Syracuse, and North Carolina), it is even more exciting for the “bubble teams” to wait in anticipation for their chance in the dance.  In any sporting event, there is plenty of drama, hope, and great story lines to play out, so here are a few to keep your eye on during Selection Sunday!

Northwestern has NEVER made it into the March Madness tournament.  They beat Michigan State and had a solid 18-11 record this year.  The Big 10 is a tough conference, so it will be interesting to see how many Big 10 teams make it in….They are officially on the bubble.

Drexel is one of those schools I would never know about if it were not for basketball.  They beat VCU in the regular season, but fell to VCU in the conference tournament.  They won 19 in a row this season, and finished 27-6, but with no major wins, this mid-major conference team has a 50/50 chance. 

Watch out for Murray State, they may be this year’s Butler story.  Murray State only had one loss this season to TSU.  The Racers play great defense, Isaiah Canaan is a rockstar, and they went 30-1 this season….watch out KY! 

As for our beloved Tennessee Schools. 
·      Tennessee is on the bubble.  The had a few convincing wins against Florida and UConn, but with a loss to Austin Peay, you can kiss your tourney seat goodbye without a stellar performance in the SEC championship.  Keep your fingers crossed Vols fans for a bid Sunday!
·        Memphis finished the season at 23-8, and with a win of the C-USA championship, they should fall around an 7/8 seed….C-USA doesn’t help you gain respect, but that has never stopped the Tigers before and won’t be a problem in the future.
·        Vandy had a good season as well (21-10).  It seemed they mostly won against the teams they were supposed to beat and lost to the better ones.  They did beat Florida and Marquette, so most bracketologists have them around a 6/7 seed.
Now you are ready with to talk the talk this weekend.  Have fun watching the championships and selection Sunday!

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