Yesterday I wrote about the Pac-12 Tournament. Today, I hopped on FOX Sports radio in Seattle to talk about it. It’s possible that by the time you listen to this, my dark horse pick has already been eliminated. Listen below:
What’s at stake in the Pac-12 conference tournament, which starts Wednesday in Las Vegas? Which players claimed the league’s awards? My story for CBS Local San Francisco covers the latest news in the “Conference of Champions.”
At the MAAC Tournament, seniors cry when they lose. That’s because a loss means their season is over. In conferences that send their tournament winner, and no one else, to the Big Dance, the intensity is unmatched.
The NCAA Tournament field is starting to take shape, as four schools have received their conference’s automatic bid. Three more will punch tickets tonight. Check out my recap of last weekend’s action for CBS Local.
My Rising Star this week is Valparaiso sophomore forward Alec Peters. If Valpo can protect its home court in the Horizon League tournament, keep an eye on Peters and the Crusaders in the NCAA Tournament.
Vin Parise is a college basketball analyst for SNY, NBC Sports, FOX Sports, and others. As the NCAA Tournament approaches, he and I discuss the Big East, A-10, and MAAC. Jerry Palm, CBSSports.com bracketologist, starting at the 10:25 mark, explains how the Tournament field is assembled.
Two ESPN college basketball experts join the podcast. Mark Adams, who provides color commentary for the biggest midmajor games across the country, talks about Wichita State and other small conference programs to watch as the NCAA Tournament approaches. Writer John Gasaway, whose appearance starts at the 11:45 mark, talks about the analytics revolution in college hoops and what stats matter most when assessing the top teams.