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


2020-21 MAC Basketball Preview

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LWOS continues its conference previews with the 2020-21 MAC Basketball Preview. The Mid-American Conference saw a great title race between Akron and Bowling Green last season. Akron emerged on top and was primed to make a run at the conference tournament title. However, the pandemic put the sports world on hold, and with it, the […] READ MORE


Mid-American Conference 2010s All-Decade Team

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The Mid-American Conference has been one of the best mid-major leagues in the last ten years. Though it is a one-bid league, it is not one you want to see in your bracket. The MAC has had multiple teams win one NCAA Tournament game in the previous decade. It helps when those teams have some […] READ MORE


Mid-Major Tournament Previews: Week Two

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After one week of mid-major conference tournament action, five teams have punched bids. Utah State, Belmont, Winthrop, Bradley, and Liberty captured mid-major auto-bids. This week, ten more leagues begin their tournaments this week, while two just started this past weekend. By next Sunday, there will be 32 guaranteed bids to the NCAA Tournament. Mid-Major Week […] READ MORE


Mid-Major Takeaways: Week Fifteen

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One of the more interesting trends in mid-major basketball is how programs rotate through supremacy. Coaches can get in a good core of players and dominate the mid-major level for a few years. More often than not, those mini-dynasties are broken up by graduating seniors and coaches that get lured away by major programs. A […] READ MORE