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Bill Frieder on the Final Four

01 April 2015 Comments are off for this post.
I’ll start this week’s blog with the same words as last week’s: that was fun. The Midwest Regional in Cleveland gave us one good game, one epic blowout and one that bordered on an all-time classic – and…
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Bill Frieder on the Spartans, Bruins, Irish and more

24 March 2015 Comments are off for this post.
Well, that was fun. We had quite the time in Louisville on Thursday, with three one-point games back-to-back-to-back – until Kentucky got involved and stopped the streak. Saturday didn’t have the same late drama, but it was still a ton of fun with my man John Sadak. Now it’s off to Cleveland… What…
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Bill Frieder on Northern Iowa, the Big Sky, Wofford and more

11 March 2015 Comments are off for this post.
Let’s start with a thought on the WCC, where I was last night. BYU had a ton of momentum coming in and was playing great basketball. I really thought they had a chance to beat the Bulldogs again. But Gonzaga had just a little too much for the Cougars, with…
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Bill Frieder on Kentucky, the MVC, BYU and more

05 March 2015 Comments are off for this post.
Big congratulations to Kentucky. Big Blue now only needs to beat Florida to finish 31-0. It wasn’t easy, as the 72-64 score Tuesday night was a lot closer than it looked in Athens. Kentucky outscored Georgia 25-8 in the final nine minutes including a 14-0 run. I am on record…
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Bill Frieder on the Pac-12, SMU and more

25 February 2015 Comments are off for this post.
All the talk about the Pac-12 only getting two teams into the NCAA Tournament is probably out the door. Oregon had a huge win against Utah, UCLA has three very winnable home games to come and Stanford hosts Oregon this weekend. All three teams have work to do, but you…
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Bill Frieder on Pitt, NC State, Kentucky and more

18 February 2015 Comments are off for this post.
I’m really intrigued by two ACC teams in Pitt and NC State, so let’s start with them… Pack Attack? NC State on paper doesn’t look like a NCAA Tournament team with a 15-11 record overall and just 6-7 in conference play. The Wolfpack are 3-6 in the past nine, but…
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Bill Frieder on Cowboys, Cowboys, bubbles and more

11 February 2015 Comments are off for this post.
How about them Cowboys?!?! Of course, I’m referring to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Travis Ford’s gang was picked to finish near the bottom of the Big 12, but for the first time in school history has three straight wins over ranked teams. They won in overtime at Texas last week,…
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