Chris Dobbertean

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I'm the resident bracketologist for and editor of Blogging the Bracket. College hoops is obviously my game (with baseball a close second, and football right behind).

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Championship Week Viewing Guide: Monday, March 10


Three automatic bids will be handed out this evening, with the Metro Atlantic final looking particularly exciting. Plus, the WCC Tournament returns with a pair of semifinals and the MAC and MEAC tip off.

Bracketology: Now the fun really begins

The regular season is officially over for every team involved in the chase for bids. Chris Dobbertean's Monday bracket reflects some of the bigger results from the final day of scheduled competition, including Nebraska's home win over Wisconsin.

I Slept On It: Nebraska Tops Wisconsin


The Cornhuskers should be dancing after topping the Badgers, while three mid-major champs punched their tickets on a thrilling final Sunday of the regular season.

Bracketology: One week left to make a case

Selection Sunday is a mere seven days away, and time is quickly running out for NCAA Tournament hopefuls to gain the attention of the Selection Committee.

Conference Tourney Viewing Guide; March 8, 2014


Three bids will be handed out on Sunday, and bubble teams everywhere will be hoping that unbeaten Wichita State claims one of them.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: March 9, 2014


The regular season concludes today. After Wisconsin-Nebraska wraps up at about 10 p.m. ET, it's elimination basketball of one form or another until April 7th.

I Slept On It: Saturday's Winners And Losers


The penultimate day of the regular season saw teams like Dayton, Cal, Oregon, and Tennessee boost their hopes, while others -- Providence, Arkansas, and LSU, for example -- missed big chances.

Bracketology: Harvard clinches first bid of 2014

Harvard defeated Yale to book its place in the field of 68, and as a winner of an automatic bid, appears in caps.

Conference Tourney Viewing Guide; March 8, 2014


Yes, today is so important that you get a pair of viewing guides. This one provides a quick rundown of the day's conference tournament action.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: March 8, 2014


The final Saturday of the regular season is upon us and there is plenty at stake in terms of trophies, seeding, and NCAA positioning.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: March 7, 2014


Friday night might just see the first team punch its ticket to the NCAA Tournament. And you might even be able to see it on an actual television.

Bracketology: Few changes on Friday morning

Thursday night's action resulted in just a couple of changes from Chris Dobbertean's morning projection, and with a tournament-heavy Friday schedule, don't expect many revisions on Saturday either.

I Slept On It: Michigan State Tops Sliding Iowa


The Spartans handed the Hawkeyes their fourth loss in their last five. Meanwhile, the Bearcats remain tied for the AAC lead with just one game left in the regular season. Plus, I'll take a quick look at yesterday's conference tournament results.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: March 6, 2014


There are many games you can skip tonight, which is great, because the ones you will want to watch should be fun.

Bracketology: Dayton and Nebraska slide in

The Flyers and Cornhuskers have crashed Chris Dobbertean's Thursday bracket with Wednesday night road wins over Saint Louis and Indiana, respectively. The California Golden Bears and Minnesota Golden Gophers slide out for the time being.

I Slept On It: Nebraska, Dayton, SEC Teams All Win


The Cornhuskers took out bid rival Indiana, while Dayton shocked Saint Louis.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: March 5, 2014


The final Wednesday night of the regular season also serves as the first of the Championship Fortnight, meaning there's basketball action to satisfy every type of fan.

Bracketology: Syracuse tumbles again

After dropping their fourth game in their last five, the Orange are now residents of the three-seed line in Chris Dobbertean's Wednesday projection.

I Slept On It: Syracuse Falls Again


The Orange dropped their fourth game in their last five; Michigan won the Big Ten; Florida moved closer to SEC perfection; and some bubble teams separated themselves from the pack. It was a pretty exciting final Tuesday of the regular season.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: March 4, 2014


Plenty of bubble teams are in action on the final Tuesday of the regular season, as Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, a trio of Big East teams, Illinois, and a pair of Pac-12 contenders are all in action. Plus, two more league tournaments tip off.

I Slept On It: Pitt In Real Danger


The Panthers dropped a home game to N.C. State, a result that moves them ever closer to the cut line. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State grabbed another big win and UNC survived.

Bracketology: Pitt moving closer to cut line

After Monday night's home loss to fellow bubble team N.C. State, Pitt now barely avoids a trip to Dayton in Chris Dobbertean's Tuesday bracket projection.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: March 3, 2014


The first conference tournament action of this season will be streaming tonight, but there are plenty of late-season power conference games of intrigue on Monday night's slate.

Bracketology: Kansas finally cracks the top line

As March has arrived, it's time for bracketology to become a daily affair. On the final Monday of the regular season, the fourth top seed goes to the Jayhawks over sliding Syracuse.

I Slept On It: Earth To Ohio State: Come In, OSU


On Sunday, no bubble team made their way into Monday's bracket projection, but one team safely in the field damaged its seed while boosting its opposition's previously fading hopes.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: March 2, 2014


Villanova hosts Marquette on this Sunday, and everyone hopes the refs don't decide the rematch. Also, Iowa looks to stop its skid, and Arizona can claim the outright Pac-12 title. All that and more on a busy Sunday.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: Welcome To March


The first day of the best month of year features an absolutely loaded schedule. Like so many other Saturdays this season, the 4 p.m. Eastern window will be one to keep an eye on.

Bracketology: 2 new entrants at February's end

Thanks in part to last night's wins, Arkansas and Oregon enter Chris Dobbertean's Friday bracket update, though they sit right on the edge of the field.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 28, 2014


Friday's limited schedule features Providence in bubble action and a few interesting games featuring mid-majors who could clinch auto bids soon.

I Slept On It: Arkansas Tops Kentucky Again


The Razorbacks will slide into Friday's projection after picking up their fourth Top 50 win on the season, while a whole bunch of teams that are otherwise safe will lose position on the Seed List after dropping games on Thursday night.

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