College basketball is well underway this season and as we are now in the conference season, many will play the role of Bracketologist predicting the field of 68. Tim Krueger, co-host of both the Bluejay Banter radio show and of the new MVC Hoops Show is one such fan. Krueger has conducted his own bracket projections for years, even before ESPN’s Joe Lunardi gave such a practice the term Bracketology.
Leading up to Selection Sunday, Krueger will provide White & Blue Review his updated bracket predictions. Bluejay Banter can be heard every Monday from 6-7 PM on 590 AM, Omaha’s ESPN Radio. The MVC Hoops show can be heard on local radio stations across the MVC six-state footprint.
The Bracket as of 1/21/13:
|Philadelphia March 22-24||Philadelphia March 22-24|
|4-Ohio St||4-Michigan St|
|13-Bucknell*||13-North Dakota State*|
|Dayton March 22-24||Auburn Hills March 21-23|
|San Jose March 21-23||Kansas City March 22-24|
|Austin March 22-24||Kansas City March 22-24|
|Lexington March 21-23||Auburn Hills 21-23|
|8-San Diego St||8-Pittsburgh|
|4-North Carolina State||4-New Mexico*|
|13-Stephen F Austin*||13-Middle Tenn St*|
|Austin March 22-24||Salt Lake City March 21-23|
|San Jose March 21-23||Dayton March 22-24|
|7-Notre Dame||7-Oklahoma St|
|Lexington March 21-23||Salt Lake City March 21-23|
|15-Bryant*||15-Long Beach St*|
*Indicate Conference Auto-Bid
Krueger’s Notes on the Bracket:
It is the first bracket of the year. The first two lines are pretty solid although very fluid with losses occurring almost every night.
I have the Jays a #5 right now. That’s pretty iffy at this point. They really need to go on a long winning streak to solidify that. Salt Lake is not bad.. I know everyone wants Kansas City but there’s a good chance that won’t happen–especially if Mizzou moves back to the 4 line