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An updated look at UMass' NCAA chances

At 21-5, UMass would have to really collapse not to get in. To see what NCAA Selection committee members will have in front of them when considering UMass, click here. Using projected results (W,L, or ?) based on Jeff Sagarin's predictor from RPIforecast.com, I'll look at what UMass needs to do to reach the NCAA Tournament. FROM RPIFORECAST.Com Expected RPI: 16.5 Current RPI: 14 Expected SOS: 40 Current SOS: 39 Current Record: 21-5 Expected Record: 24-6 Current Conf Record: 8-4 Expected Conf Record: 11-5 Probability of Auto Bid: 16.44% Expected Record vs RPI 1-25: 2-0 Expected 0

Updated A-10 Tourney Picture

Here's a look at where everyone stands. This will be updated twice a week for the rest of the season. Tiebreaker wins = opponents that each team would finish higher than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker lead = an opponent the team plays twice that it beat in the first game. Tiebreaker losses = opponents that each team would finish lower than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker trails = an opponent the team plays twice that it 0

My top 25 - Feb. 17

1. Syracuse  2. Florida  3. Wichita State  4. Arizona  5. Duke  6. San Diego State  7. Cincinnati  8. Creighton  9. SLU  10. Villanova  11. Kansas  12. Iowa State  13. Wisconsin  14. Michigan State  15. Iowa  16. Kentucky  17. Louisville 18. Virginia 19. Connecticut  20. Michigan 21. Texas  22. Memphis  23. Arizona State  24. Ohio State  25. UCLA 0

Updated look at the Atlantic 10 Tournament seeding picture after weekend action

Here's a look at where everyone stands. This will be updated twice a week for the rest of the season. George Mason is the only team that's out of regular season title contention, but each game will affect that further. Tiebreaker wins = opponents that each team would finish higher than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker lead = an opponent the team plays twice that it beat in the first game. Tiebreaker losses = opponents that each team would finish lower 0

John Calipari vs. John Chaney turns 20

Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of Temple coach John Chaney threatening to kill UMass coach John Calipari, the most legendary moment ever in the Mullins Center. Some random musings on that day looking back: If Chaney had waited in the hallway for Calipari, would an actual fight have broken out? Once Chaney got heated, the only thing keeping him from taking a swing at Cal was that he had to get past several people to get to him. Still funny that it was Mike Williams 0

Path to NCAA: Computer breakdown of UMass' place in NCAA Tournament picture

At 19-4, UMass' NCAA chances are still very much intact. To see what NCAA Selection committee members will have in front of them when considering UMass, click here. Using projected results (W,L, or ?) based on Jeff Sagarin's predictor from RPIforecast.com, I'll look at what UMass needs to do to reach the NCAA Tournament. FROM RPIFORECAST.Com Expected RPI: 15.9 Current RPI: 11 Expected SOS: 40 Current SOS: 40 Current Record: 19-4 Expected Record: 24-6 Current Conf Record: 6-3 Expected Conf Record: 11-5 Expected Record vs RPI 1-25: 1-1 Expected Record vs RPI 26-50: 4-2 Expected Record 0

My Top 25

1. Syracuse 2. Arizona  3. San Diego State 4. Wichita State 5. Florida  6. Villanova 7. Kansas  8. Duke  9. Iowa State  10. Michigan State  11. SLU 12. Cincinnati 13. Iowa  14. Michigan 15. Kentucky  16. Louisville  17. Virginia  18. Connecticut  19. Memphis  20. SMU  21. Texas  22. Creighton  23. Wisconsin  24. Ohio State  25. New Mexico 0

Update Atlantic 10 Standings/Tournament picture

Here's a look at where everyone stands. This will be updated twice a week for the rest of the season. George Mason is the only team that's out of regular season title contention, but each game will affect that further. Tiebreaker wins = opponents that each team would finish higher than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker lead = an opponent the team plays twice that it beat in the first game. Tiebreaker losses = opponents that each team would finish lower 0

Using NBA Jam to rank the Atlantic 10

Anybody with good photoshop skills should feel free to make a better graphic. I'll run it and give you credit.  We’ll call in A-10BA Jam. Atlantic 10 meets NBA jam. If you plugged current Atlantic 10 players into the the NBA game which feature two-on-two. What school would have the best two-man tandem.  You’d want some size, quickness, 3-point shooting and at least one ball-handler. Two much size and you get the mediocre Shawn Kemp and Benoit Benjamin combination. I always liked Stockton and Malone of 0

Atlantic 10 Tournament picture

Each Atlantic 10 team has played eight games and has eight more to go. Here's a look at where everyone stands. This will be updated twice a week for the rest of the season. George Mason is the only team that's out of regular season title contention, but each game will affect that further. Tiebreaker wins = opponents that each team would finish higher than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker lead = an opponent the team plays twice that it beat 0