Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week 13


The month of February is winding down. March is just around the corner. In the mid-major basketball world, that means conference tournaments are approaching. In fact, the Horizon League sets everything into motion with the first round of its tournament this Thursday, February 25th. Meanwhile, plenty of other mid-major leagues have one or two weeks […] READ MORE

Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Eleven

For all intents and purposes, this has been a crazy season so far. A number of historically dominant programs are struggling. Furthermore, seeing numerous top 25 upsets every week is becoming commonplace. The better teams at the mid-major level have not been spared either. Teams that many felt could be sleepers in March are taking […] READ MORE

Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Ten

Trying to go undefeated during the course of a college basketball season is tough. It’s much tougher than doing so in college football. Gonzaga and Baylor may be making it look easy so far, but the remaining undefeated teams heading into the week were at the mid-major level. However, that number has shrunk from five […] READ MORE

Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Nine


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


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

Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Six


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


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


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


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


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