Bracket Watch: Is it Kentucky or Gonzaga for final No. Just... Mid-major power rankings: Conference play taking toll as critical battles loom. View the full team roster and stat leaders for the 2020-21 NCAAB season on CBS Sports. The Athletic presents The Nashville Sports Hall of Fame. College basketball’s top 20 mid-major players for 2020-21. The Knoxville, Tenn. competed for the Bruins from 2012-15, holding top 10 spots in three offensive categories in the program's all-time career record book. Head Coach: Bart Brooks (Wyoming, 2004) Assistant Coach: Jamey Givens (Florida State, 2008) Assistant Coach: Amy Malo (Vanderbilt, 2009) Assistant Coach: Christine Clark (Harvard, 2014) Graduate Assistant: Kaylah Keys (High Point, 2017) Athletic Trainer: Travis Zaborowski (Central Michigan, 2020) Sports Performance: Matt Frederick (Samford, 2013) And ranking the impact newcomers — it starts with Wiseman. Now that the 2017-2018 college basketball season has completed, the Cinderella watch for 2018-2019 begins. Get the latest Belmont Bruins news, scores, stats, standings, rumors, and more from ESPN. Muszynski, Scanlon carry Belmont past Tennessee Tech 92-84. My First Year: Casey Alexander explains what’s next for Belmont. Ferguson was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 19th round and 559th overall in the MLB Draft in the same year. This Week in Mid-Major: Yanni Wetzell’s unusual journey to San Diego State, a new top 10 and more. 1 seeds. List View; Headshot View; 2021 Baseball Roster. After being named to the All-OVC and American Baseball Coaches Association All-South Region second teams as a junior, Ferguson had one of the best offensive seasons in program history in 2015. This week: The game of the year in... Mid-major Notebook: Watch out for Western Kentucky. Cl. The Athletic 2018-19 College Basketball poll: National champ? News; Schedule (PDF) Statistics (PDF) Nevada (26-5, 15-2): It’s fitting, really. The next chapter of Belmont vs. Lipscomb begins tonight with Alexander switching sides and reuniting with the recruit who got away. When Harvard (14-11, 9-1) lured a trio of four-star recruits in the 2016 class, the college basketball world took notice. Matthews for rematch with Bonnies? Belmont didn't get an opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament, but the Bruins — unlike most teams — ended the season with a win. Women's basketball opens OVC play at home against the Lady Tigers Thursday In last week’s Bracket Watch, we looked at the teams that could possibly still snag a No. Q&A: Rick Byrd on his former players, college hoops and more as Belmont prepares to put his name on its court. Bubble Watch: Why Iowa is a lock, and why we're not nervous about it at all. The Bruins would have made the NCAA Tournament, but Rick Byrd's successor believes Belmont can aspire to another level. Bubble Watch: All hail Xavier, which is at least making things interesting, As we come down the home stretch, some teams that have been here for a while could get forced out by the surging Musketeers of the world. The percentages below are each team’s chance of winning at least a share of its conference title based on my current ratings. There weren’t many controversial choices for inclusion into the field of 68 last March, and 14 of the top 16 teams in the NET on Selection Sunday reached the Sweet 16. A full breakdown of the East Region of the NCAA Tournament. 1 Rhode Island (12-3, 4-0): Tuesday’s win over Saint Louis wasn’t pretty, but one stat illustrates makes Rhode Island special: 19 assists on 25 made field goals. Here are eight opening-day questions for this, the first of what will be a weekly feature during the college basketball regular season. Visit ESPN to view the Belmont Bruins team roster for the current season Still, have a look at this: Junior Cameron Fish is the Latest Profile in Our Five Questions Series Matthews injury scare. "The 2020 signing class makes us better in every area of the game: goal scoring, playmaking and relentless defending. When Western Kentucky head coach Rick Stansbury was setting up the Hilltoppers schedule for the season, he had reason to make it challenging. KenPom: Grading the new coaches on their promises to play up-tempo. This is the season’s final edition of mid-major power rankings and will therefore weigh more heavily a team’s chances of playing Cinderella in the Big Dance rather than reacting to the results of this past week.  Ferguson also claimed top 10 spots in the single season program record book in RBIs (60) and walks (42) in the same season, earning All-OVC First Team Honors in the process. Bracket Watch: A handful of greetings and goodbyes as we begin Championship Week. Belmont Student-Athletes Participating in a Virtual Mission Trip through the Show Hope Organization October 21, 2020 Men's Soccer Spring Conference Schedule Unveiled Bubble Watch: The 2019 bubble is kind of a hot mess. For the most part, mid-major programs have been able to avoid trouble associated with sham classes and FBI investigations. Tennessee and UConn — the top two programs in the history of the sport —met for the first time in 13 years on Thursday night. I’ve listed... Mid-major power rankings: Mountain West dominates the Top 10. The NCAA moved to the NET ratings system before last season, and for the most part, it worked swimmingly in Year 1. Belmont's Justin Hare ('06) scored a career-high 32 points en route to Tournament Most Valuable Player honors. Elite Hoops State Eight: Tennessee and Vanderbilt are after NCAA bids, while Memphis and others chase league titles. With COVID-19 creating massive scheduling and logistical issues for college sports, we present our plan for men's and women's hoops. Texas junior post player Charli Collier had 44 points in a 106-69 victory over North Texas on Sunday, the highest single-game total for a Longhorns player since 1994. In this edition, we get a read from coaches on upperclassmen who have a chance to be sleepers in this draft. Retired Belmont men's basketball coach Rick Byrd and The Athletic's Joe Rexrode talk through the names, images and likenesses debate. Wisconsin dropped two games. Um, thanks for clearing things up, I guess? 1 Rhode Island (21-3, 13-0): The latest on 6-5 senior guard E.C. He set single season program records in runs scored (72), hits (92) and doubles (26). Byrd, who’s entering his 32nd season, is showing no signs of slowing down. Comprehensive and up-to-date Belmont Bruins news, scores, schedule, stats and roster 1 Nevada (10-2): With much of the credit deservedly going to the Martin twins and 6-7 junior guard Jordan Caroline for Nevada’s excellent start, it was senior Kendall Stephens who poured in 19 and 16 points this week as the team got back in the win column. All rights reserved. A year ago, Ken Pomeroy correctly predicted who would win 21 of the 32 conference regular-season titles. Earlier this week the staff named their Final Four teams and... Seth Davis picks the First Four games, including Arizona State-St. John's and Belmont-Temple. Belmont Bruins Northern Iowa, Saint Louis and Richmond look like the strongest teams outside of the power conferences. Former tennis player Felipe Lima was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Decade Team ‘I would hate to have to coach that team’: Retired coaching legend Rick Byrd on name, image, likeness. Bennett: Picks against the spread for Cincinnati-Wichita State, USC-Arizona and other top games. Most disappointing? It will always be this way, I believe, for two reasons. Mid-major power rankings: Saint Mary's pulls a stunner as top teams flex muscles. Pick your poison. (Last week: 2) Bennett: Picks against the spread for Louisville-Kentucky, Wisconsin-Tennessee and other top games. The top 20 mid-major players in college basketball. A few minor things have happened since the selection committee released its midseason top 16 seeds last Saturday. Davis: Against the spread picks for Virginia-UMass, Ole Miss-Memphis and the rest of the day’s top games. Bracket Watch: The teams that helped and hurt themselves on Wednesday. Congratulations, everybody. "We are excited to welcome these ladies to our Bruin family," Henson said. The Watch List: 25 up-and-coming college basketball coaches. In the Ohio Valley, everyone will be chasing Belmont. Or, well, mostly: A few leagues, including the potentially bubble-relevant Southern Conference, Ohio Valley and Atlantic Sun, have already spun up their conference tournaments. Men's Soccer. He’s ridiculous. Last season only furthered that belief, as freshmen 6-foot guard Bryce Aiken... Mid-major Power Rankings: Will Rhode Island have E.C. The Belmont Bruins are the intercollegiate athletic teams of Belmont University located in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.The Bruins athletic program is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) and competes at the NCAA Division I level. From the college to the NBA, from Brad Stevens to Mike Krzyzewski to Cody Zeller and everyone in between, let us know what they miss most. Marquette beat Villanova. Matthews is that his injury during Tuesday’s win over Richmond was just a bruise to his knee and that he won’t need an MRI and is considered day-to-day. The only... Mid-major power rankings: Rhode Island just got even more dangerous. The Fieldhouse Bracket Watch: Villanova, Virginia battle for No. Thank you to Seth Davis for entrusting me with such an important responsibility for his site. 1 Rhode Island (14-3, 6-0): The Rams have been firing on all cylinders during their current nine-game winning streak. The next time you hear a TV analyst suggest that the mid-range game in college basketball needs to be utilized more, don’t believe it. We're using KenPom.com probabilities, our staff's opinions and the minds of two writers to play out the 2020 NCAA Tournament. It wouldn’t be long before this group would make some noise in the Ivy League, they said. Rexrode: Give the Belmont Bruins ‘Liberty,’ and give them cut nets. The Knoxville, Tenn. competed for the Bruins from 2012-15, holding top 10 spots in three offensive categories in the program's all-time career record book. Since joining the OVC in 2012-13 the Bruins have won or shared seven of the last eight regular-season titles. The final week of the regular season is upon us. Anyway, I wanted to offer a heartfelt plea as you go into your bracketing deliberations. Every player on the roster seemingly can create shots for teammates. (Last week: 1) Belmont Bruins (NCAA Independent) (1996–2001) 1996–97 Rick Byrd 15–11: 1997–98 Rick Byrd 9–18: 1998–99 Rick Byrd 14–13: 1999–2000 Rick Byrd 7–21: 2000–01 Rick Byrd 13–15: Belmont Bruins (Atlantic Sun Conference) (2001–2012) 2001–02 Rick Byrd 11–17: 8–12: T–7th: 2002–03 Rick Byrd 17–12: 12–4: 1st (North) 2003–04 Rick Byrd 21–9 This Week in Mid-Major: Predicting conference tourneys, and our All-America team. We are at about the midway point of the college hoops season, which means the best two months of the year are almost upon us. Elite Hoops State Eight: East Tennessee State earns LSU’s respect, deserves love. Who are you calling a mid-major? Starting out as a walk-on at Belmont, Ferguson helped the Bruins to its second NCAA Regional appearance in program history in 2012 while finishing his college career with a .338 batting average. Close. 1 Saint Mary’s (24-2, 13-0): The Gaels finally got a challenge in the WCC from San Diego, but then 6-11 senior center Jock Landale posted his seventh 30-point game of the season with 34 points and 18 rebounds and the winning streak rolled on. So as we head into the... Buckle up, the first week of conference tournaments is going to be something else. Casey Alexander’s team … Saturday Specials: My ATS picks for Kentucky-Louisville, St. John's-Seton Hall, UNC-Davidson and the rest of the day's top games. Which is a relief, because with Matthews in the lineup, the Rams... Mid-major Notebook: Belmont junior Dylan Windler's course correction to hoops works out perfectly. Bracket Watch: Clemson, N.C. State and just trying to hang on. 1 seed, but will another be available soon? Rexrode: It was ‘win AND go home’ for Belmont, but the Bruins won’t complain. Bubble Watch: February is here, and the bubble is about to get real, Teams don't have much time left to get positioned, Buy, Sell or Hold? This Week in Mid-Major: Bids, anyone? 1. “Michigan deserves a No. Here’s a peek behind the curtain: On the morning of Feb. 12, The Athletic’s college basketball executive editor, Hugh Kellenberger, had just finished editing the latest edition of the Watch. 1 Nevada (12-3): With the Wolf Pack’s incredible versatility, they’re able to switch every screen on defense and make opponents pay for every mistake, averaging more than 14 points off of turnovers per game and ranking in the top 10 in the country in 3-point field-goal percentage... KenPom: Picking the favorite in all 32 conference races. You can buy Belmont Bruins standard, VIP or playoff tickets at discounted price. Full Belmont Bruins roster for the 2020-21 season including position, height, weight, birthdate, years of experience, and college. ‘Coaches know right away’: Rick Byrd’s best recruiting win vs. Casey Alexander and believing Belmont’s best days ahead. For all of the increased influence of the 3-point shot in college basketball, the dunk is still the play that gets fans out of their seats. 1 Rhode Island (10-3, 2-0): E.C. Only one program, with a couple of surprising home losses, earned the coveted Buy Plus rating. Automatic bids from non-Bubble Watch (i.e. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Former Belmont Baseball player Drew Ferguson was selected by the New York Mets in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday. Bracket Watch: Let’s play the blind résumé game. Overall, the Bruins carry a 50-4 record in conference play under Brooks, and a 37-3 record at the Curb Event Center. The broken term defines too much of college basketball. It seems like all coaches in new jobs guarantee to play fast. Can they steal one from the Vols at Memorial Gym on Saturday? From breaking news to in-depth analysis, get expert coverage from the best newsroom in sports, all personally delivered and ad-free. But which of the 16 are really pushing the pace? The Fan Fiction NCAA Tournament: And the ball is tipped …. Bubble Watch: When in doubt, blame the Pac-12, The Pac-12 lost another team from the Watch this week as the league continues to take a dive. The depleted Commodores are desperate for an SEC win. Conference rankings, who will take over the sport, and more: Eamonn Brennan’s college hoops mailbag, Part II. In the spirit of the holiday season, here's a roster addition for each of 10 teams that could address a glaring problem. By beating Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s becomes our first high-profile bid thief, knocking another team off the bubble. Bracket Watch: It's all business up top, and a post-apocalyptic wasteland at the bottom. Rexrode: The Pat Summitt/John Beilein impact on Belmont/Lipscomb, plus this week’s Elite Hoops State Eight. College athletic directors are facing a unique set of challenges. B/T Ht. More and more 7-footers seem more interested in hoisting 3-pointers than banging inside. We are defining mid-major as all schools excluding the Power 5 conferences as well as those in the AAC and Big East, as well as Gonzaga. Bruins in the Major League Baseball Draft Year Player Round Team 1974: Dwight Bernard: 2 Mets: 1975: Michael Perkins: 2 Cubs: 1976: Larry Corr: 20 Tigers: 1976: Thomas Wright: 18 Athletics: 1979: Wilson Tucker: 32 Tigers: 1983: David Cram: 22 Phillies: 1989: Joe Seals: 39 Dodgers: 1991: Trace Ragland: 53 Pirates: 1993: Mike Lane: 24 Orioles: 2001: Jason Anderegg: 19 Padres: 2005: Blake Owen: 6 Orioles: … Glad you asked. And second, it’s quite... Mid-major Power Rankings: St. Bonaventure returns to elite -- and top-5 -- form. 1. Elite Hoops State Eight eyes Lady Vols’ shot to take down No. Get access to smart, in-depth Bruins sports coverage from an all-star team of writers. As another season tips off, a panel of writers weighs in with predictions on teams and players to watch. One more time before the first round tips off, we have assembled the collective hive mind of The Athletic College Basketball — 19 staff members in total — to get their thoughts on what we can expect from the NCAA Tournament. We asked the basketball world, ‘Where are you going when this is all over?’. In 2019-20, Belmont posted an undefeated (13-0) home record for the first time since the 2015-16 season. • This week: A chance to get back on track with home games... Mid-major power rankings: Boise State is flying up the charts. Head Coach: Casey Alexander (Belmont, 1995) Associate Head Coach: Brian Ayers (Lipscomb, 1993) Assistant Coach: Sean Rutigliano (Cortland State, 2007) Assistant Coach: Tyler Holloway (Murray State, 2009) Director of Basketball Operations: Mick Hedgepeth (Belmont, 2012) Athletic Trainer: Kim Anderson Sports Performance: Matt Frederick 1 seed? Using his ratings sytem, Ken Pomeroy breaks down each conference race and identifies the favorites and possible contenders. This week, Joe ranks the teams with the best chance to win regular-season league titles and it still starts in Memphis. Ferguson has represented Belmont in professional baseball since 2015, having a career batting average of .293 and has compiled 492 hits with 234 RBIs. 1 seed. It's March. Matthews is back folks. Brian Bennett answers readers' questions on everything in mid-major hoops, including Rick Pitino at Iona and Saint Mary's prospects for '21. Find the best moneyline odds, spread, and total; also get odds history, betting percentages, SBD's predicted score, team betting trends, and stat comparisons. 1 overall seed. 1 seed? We have identified the most impactful athletes/sports personalities who have called Music City home. You may have heard. With the second week of conference tournaments starting, Brian Bennett looks at who can claim the automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament. Before they play Cinderella in March, smaller programs don’t seem to get a lot of attention outside of their local markets. No one then could have imagined that he’d become an all-conference-caliber player averaging better than 16 points per game for a 20-7 team charging toward an... Mid-major Power Rankings: Saint Mary's rolling into rematch against Gonzaga. Kentucky lost at home to LSU. Dear selection committee members, Each week Brian Bennett breaks down what's going on in mid-major college basketball. The Wolf Pack owned... KenPom: Dunk kings and the programs that defend the shot the best. Led by Utah State's Sam Merrill, Saint Mary's Jordan Ford and Vermont's Anthony Lamb, here are the best players you may not know much about. Brian Bennett releases his latest NCAA Tournament bracket projection with two weeks to go until Selection Sunday. Over the weekend, the Jayhawks (18-5) suffered a surprising home loss to Big 12 eighth-place foe Oklahoma State, while the Blue Devils (19-4) inexplicably fell at 11-13 St. John’s. 1 Saint Mary’s (22-2, 11-0): It seems Purdue and Saint Mary’s are locked in a first-one-to-flinch contest for the nation’s longest winning streak, currently at 18 and 17, respectively. Adam Kunkel chipped … 1 Rhode Island (22-4, 14-1): Another week, another E.C. Mid-major Power Rankings: Nevada comes full circle, reclaims top spot. Head Coach: Rick Byrd (Tennessee, 1976) Associate Head Coach: Brian Ayers (Lipscomb, 1993) Assistant Coach: James Strong (Vanderbilt, 2000) Assistant Coach: Tyler Holloway (Murray State, 2009) Director of Basketball Operations: Dan Ryan (Illinois State, 2017) Director of Basketball Administration: Debbie Chenoweth Athletic Trainer: Kim Anderson Belmont Bruins (4-1 SU, 3-1 ATS) vs Lipscomb Bison (2-4 SU, 1-5 ATS). Find out the latest on your favorite NCAAB players on CBSSports.com. His play earned him national recognition in 2015, being named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-American team and the ABCA All-South Region First Team. This season, he’s speeding things up. Also more on UTSA's electric scorer Jhivvan Jackson, Utah State, 5 games to watch this week and a new top 10. Coach Casey Alexander managed to give a nod to his mentor while stamping himself on this program he inherited. Welcome to The Fieldhouse’s first-ever Bracket Watch! It’s conference tournament time. We made it. State of the Hoops Program: A new era begins at Belmont with a familiar face. God knows how many newly gray hairs the Hawkeyes are responsible for these last few weeks. The door seemingly opened for someone like 21-2... Old-school Rick Byrd has always been ahead of the curve at Belmont. Nevada (8-2): The Wolf Pack looked every bit as strong as a pair of upper-tier Big 12 teams in their two recent losses, and 6-7 junior forward Cody Martin has separated himself as a practically unguardable scorer. (Last week: 1) Starting out as a walk-on at Belmont, Ferguson helped the Bruins to its second NCAA Regional appearance in program history in 2012 while finishing his college career with a .338 batting average. KenPom: Predicting the champion in all 32 college basketball conferences. Belmont The Bruins are about... ©2020 The Athletic Media Company. If the Ratings Percentage Index were a human being — and OK, yes, this is a really weird way to start a sentence, but just go with us here — it would totally be a former university professor: renowned, aging, stubborn and only recently retired. The eight best games involving state teams and the big one is Dec. 14 — Memphis at Tennessee. KenPom: The most likely contenders in all 32 conference races. Hoop Thoughts: Mid-season Five-Minute Guide, why Trae Young and Sean Miller need to change, my top 25 and much more. ‘Nobody wants to think about no football’: Nashville ADs eye a hazy future. 1 and other December opportunities. But don’t let that distract from a near-upset against 11-17 La Salle, in which they got abused on the boards 48-30. (Last week: 1) About 24 hours later, Michigan State continued its inexplicable inability to beat Indiana, while Houston lost at home to UCF. Belmont Bruins Stats 2020-21 2020-21 2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 hidden Team … When Belmont began recruiting Dylan Windler as a junior at Perry Meridian High School, it didn’t have a lot of competition. Byrd is enjoying retirement but still keeps a close eye on his former team. With conference play getting started in most leagues this week, I asked my computer to break down the races for each conference’s regular-season title. Tennessee held on for a key win over Florida — and held on to its hopes for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. 1 overall seed and why the defending champ is not in the field. Traditionally, Feb. 22 is too early to start scanning the horizon for bid thieves. College basketball has a lot of problems. 2. Almost a decade after the first 68-team bracket, the allegations leveled at the first expanded field have hardened into a late-winter rite of passage. But if you want to get mid-major coaches stirred up? Nick Muszynski had 19 points to lead six Belmont players in double figures as the Bruins got past Tennessee Tech 92-84 on Thursday night. Bracket Watch: Settling on the other two No. Mid-Major mailbag: Sleeper conferences, the rise of Mark Pope and more. The Bruins would have made the NCAA Tournament, but Rick Byrd's successor believes Belmont can aspire to another level. From breaking news to in-depth analysis, get expert coverage from the best newsroom in sports, all personally delivered and ad-free. Rexrode: It looked like classic Lady Vols out there for a while against old/new rival UConn. With his close-cropped hair and trademark sweater vests, Belmont’s 64-year-old Rick Byrd could have... Mid-major Power Rankings: Who can derail the Saint Mary's express? Still, there are some teams that we'd love to know how they fit in said bracket. Bracket Watch: A humble request for the selection committee. I hear Bazbeaux makes a mean pizza pie. The Athletic College Basketball poll: 12 vs. 5 upsets, best first-round games, UVA's future and more. Get the Bruins sports stories that matter. 2019 NBA Draft Prospects: From golfer to basketball star, the interesting story of Belmont's Dylan Windler. The Bruins and Bisons met once in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament, with Belmont claiming a 74-69 overtime victory in the 2006 Atlantic Sun Championship game in Johnson City, Tennessee. This bracket will be updated every day until Selection Sunday. What will Princeton offense expert Lennie Acuff do at this level with Lipscomb? No. The Top 68 is a projection of teams The Athletic college basketball staff sees making the NCAA Tournament. This Week in Mid-Major: Northern Iowa is back, Belmont has a budding star and more. 1 seed. A couple of American Athletic Conference matchups highlight the Thursday night action. Belmont is the Ohio Valley standard bearer. One of the all-time winningest coaches begs to differ. Player of the year? The 6-5 senior guard is averaging 20.7 points per game over the past three games and might just be the best offensive weapon on a team chock-full of them. This week: Rhode Island is at home twice this week and should clinch the A10... Mid-major Notebook: Harvard taking its best shot at the Ivy League crown. Bubble Watch: Help us, bid thieves, you're our only hope. One of the best mid-major NBA prospects in college basketball almost didn't even end up playing basketball in college. First off, thank you for your service. With the announcement that Gonzaga will not be joining the Mountain West for the upcoming season, we at The Fieldhouse have decided to maintain our mid-major designations for another year. They have five players on the court who are all capable of scoring and creating for teammates at all times, which puts a tremendous amount of pressure on opposing defenses. Get the Bruins sports stories that matter. Wt. Rexrode looks at eight veterans who have taken jumps in responsibility. Seth Davis makes his picks for Saturday's top college basketball games. Rexrode: The Vols’ roster grows while Vandy’s shrinks, but we may get a good rivalry game out of these two anyway. You, the readers, may know me primarily as “the football guy,” but for the past three seasons I doubled as bracketologist for my former employer. The 2020–21 Belmont Bruins men's basketball team represents Belmont University in the 2020–21 NCAA Division I men's basketball season.The Bruins, led by second-year head coach Casey Alexander, play their home games at the Curb Event Center in Nashville, Tennessee as members of … Brian Bennett makes his latest prediction for the NCAA Tournament. Ferguson was also one of three former Belmont Baseball players to be invited to a Major League Baseball 60-man Summer Camp roster in 2020 when he was picked up by the Astros. Buy Belmont Bruins tickets from eTickets.ca and save up to $30. Coming off a strong junior season, Jalen Crutcher now moves into a starring role at Dayton. Mid-major is a blanket description for most of college basketball, but it doesn't always actually fit. Brian Bennett gives his latest NCAA Tournament bracket, including a new No. Bubble Watch: What does the RPI think of all this? Rexrode: Lamonte Turner and Saben Lee have changed, and changed what we think about Tennessee and Vandy. The bubble is always soft. Hoop Thoughts: The Jigsaw Man returns, the Pac-12 plummets, my weekly top 25 and lots more. 1 seed, but Michigan State is a heck of a No. To catch you up on what has already transpired and provide a peek at what might be coming, your resident Hoop Thinker presents his midseason Five-Minute Guide to the season. Here's a primer of what to watch for these next few days as March Madness kicks off in grand fashion with these six conference tournaments. NBA Draft College Coaches Poll: The sleeper upperclassmen prospects. Schedule; Roster; Recruits; Camps; More+. 1. Our early mid-major top 10. East: Duke is the overall No. After all, he had quite possibly the most highly-anticipated team in his program’s history, and the Hilltoppers deserved high-profile games. Exclusive: ESPN abandons plan for college basketball bubble events in Orlando. Plus, Tennessee could have acquired a quality road win on Wednesday, but it fell against Cincinnati. Our bracketologist Brian Bennett breaks down the field of 68 heading into Championship Week. Wetzell was a very competitive juniors tennis player before taking up basketball and going from a D2 to the SEC to undefeated SDSU. • This week: Rhode Island is more talented than... Mid-major power rankings: Look out for surging New Mexico State. Nevada (8-1): Despite losing their first game of the season against Texas Tech on... Mid-major power rankings: Who's the best of the nation's Cinderellas? Presenting the annual Hoop Thoughts Stock Report. The Fieldhouse Bracket Watch: Did upsets shake Kansas and Duke from their spots? NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Head coach Heather Henson announced the signing class for the Belmont Women's Soccer team on Monday. LIP Saturday, December 12 at Allen Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Tyler Scanlon added 15 points for the Bruins. Our way-too-early 2018-19 mid-major Top 25. He’s just another of... Mid-major power rankings: Loyola-Chicago keeps moving up. 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