Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Nine

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One of the best things about college basketball is the surprise teams that emerge. That’s where a lot of the excitement that March Madness brings comes from. Fans want to know who will be the surprise team that upsets a top seed in the first round, or makes a run to the second weekend. However, […] READ MORE


Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Eight

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The middle of January is a critical time for mid-major teams. Most teams have a decent number of conference games under their belts. Debates begin on which teams are contenders and which are pretenders. Whispers of running through league play unscathed also begin amongst fans. The reality is, that as the season creeps closer to […] READ MORE


LWOS 2020-21 College Basketball Bracketology 2.0

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Two weeks may not seem like a long time. However, during the college basketball season, that can feel like an eternity. Teams roughly play four games in that span, and those outcomes can drastically affect placement in bracket projections. That’s certainly the case in our latest edition of college basketball bracketology. This trend may continue […] READ MORE


Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Seven

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There is always excitement when conference play arrives in mid-major leagues. Regardless of what happened in November and December, the real push for an NCAA Tournament berth starts in league play. This is where surprise teams start to make themselves known. This is also where losing games that teams shouldn’t be the difference in seeding […] READ MORE


Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Six

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We finally made it to 2021! The new year brings new hope for a variety of reasons. However, it’s also a signal that conference play is here for mid-major teams. The abbreviated non-conference period will make winning league titles even more important than before. The selection committee historically doesn’t like non-power teams to begin with, […] READ MORE



Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Five

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The Christmas holiday limited the number of mid-major games this past week. Most of the action came from last Sunday through Wednesday. However, even with a small number of games, there was plenty of newsworthy moments. This is especially true for a pair of mid-major programs looking to make statements after years of being looked […] READ MORE


Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Four

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The college basketball season is entering its first full month of play. This is usually a time when mid-major pretenders and contenders start to be determined. For example, San Diego State appears to be a contender, even after a loss to BYU earlier this week. Others, like UNC Greensboro, have the look of a pretender […] READ MORE


Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Three

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The college basketball season has now seen three weeks (two full weeks) come and go. It is usually around this time that good mid-major teams start to establish themselves. San Diego State did that around this time last year, and it looks like they are doing it again. The Aztecs entered the AP poll this […] READ MORE


Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Two

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The college basketball season feels like it’s kicking into full gear. There are still plenty of cancellations and postponements taking place. However, things march on. Teams are scheduling on the fly, with some match-ups getting set less than 24 hours before tip. The largest upset of the week came last Sunday when Richmond took down […] READ MORE