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Bill Frieder on Virginia, the Pac-12 and more

17 February 2016 Comments are off for this post.
As we look around the nation and talk about great coaches, pound-for-pound, age-for-age, is there a better one out there to man the bench for your team for the next decade than Tony Bennett? I say this because he is rolling at Virginia. His squad is 21-5 and 10-4 in…
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Bill Frieder on Villanova, Lumberjacks and more

10 February 2016 Comments are off for this post.
It is amazing how many upsets there are now, but what it comes down to is there there are just a lot of good players and coaches out there. Villanova (21-3) is the new No. 1 in the Associated Press poll, and congratulations to Jay Wright and his staff as…
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Bill Frieder on UK-KU, Chattanooga, Dayton, Marquette and more

02 February 2016 Comments are off for this post.
It was a big thrill doing the Kentucky-Kansas game last weekend and it was only fitting the game went into overtime because no one wanted it to end. All the history and tradition is beyond belief and includes Dr. James Naismith, Phog Allen and Adolph Rupp…yes, Adolph Rupp. He played…
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Bill Frieder on Miami, Oregon, Indiana and more

27 January 2016 Comments are off for this post.
This week I want to mention some teams that have a great chance to make the Final Four and maybe haven’t been talked about as much. Hurricane Forecast Let’s start in the ACC, and go way south. There is a lot of talent near South Beach. The Hurricanes beat a…
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Bill Frieder on Iowa, USC, Washington, the A-10 and more

20 January 2016 Comments are off for this post.
When you do something for the first time in more than 20 years, you can get excited. Iowa, behind Jarrod Uthoff, already beat Michigan State on the road for the first time since 1993 (ending an 18-game losing streak) and the Hawkeyes seem to be poised for an incredible run this year.…
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Bill Frieder on A&M, the MVC, Nevada and more

13 January 2016 Comments are off for this post.
Don’t look now, but Texas A&M just might be the favorite in the SEC. The Aggies have won seven in a row and are 14-2 after a solid Tuesday win over Florida. Billy Kennedy promised everyone a bid to the NCAAs after his team had a slump down the stretch last…
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Bill Frieder on OU-KU, Diamond Stone and more

06 January 2016 Comments are off for this post.
Happy New Year, folks! It’s early January, and here’s one reason college basketball is so great: Alabama State won at Virginia Tech on the opening weekend of the season; two nights ago, Virginia Tech beat fourth-ranked Virginia. You just never know as conference play begins. Speaking of… One word: Wow.…
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