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Chris Dobbertean

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I'm the resident bracketologist for SBNation.com 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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College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 27, 2014

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The final Thursday in February sees a titanic bubble showdown in the Big East, an opportunity for Iowa to rebound from a disappointing loss, and chances for Arkansas and Oregon to grab late marquee...

2014 Conference Tournament Info

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Before the field of 68 is revealed, 32 teams will earn their conferences' automatic bids. Here's a list of where and when those contests will take place next March.

I Slept On It: Many Bubble Teams Lose

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Baylor, Nebraska, N.C. State, Richmond, and West Virginia all fell on Wednesday night. So did Cal and Stanford. In other words, I imagine there was plenty of fist pumping among fans of other squads...

College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 26, 2014

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Tonight's bubble focus will bounce around from coast to coast, as no fewer than six conferences have bid contenders in action.

I Slept On It: St. Joe's, XU, & Minn. Grab Key Ws

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The Hawks, Musketeers, and Golden Gophers all picked up helpful victories for their selection cases on Tuesday night, while Florida clinched a share of its conference crown and Wichita State put...

College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 25, 2014

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Florida can clinch a share of the SEC title; Wichita State faces one last road test on its quest for a perfect regular season; and plenty of bubble teams are in action on a busy Tuesday night.

Bracketology: Florida ascends to the top

A pair of Syracuse losses opened up the No. 1 overall spot in Chris Dobbertean's Tuesday bracket. The Gators, the polls' new leader, jumped up to fill the void.

I Slept On It: SU Gonna SU: KU Gonna KU

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There was a certain air of familiarity during Monday night's abbreviated college basketball slate.

Special Event: March Madness Google Hangout

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Tonight, I'll be joining CBS' Clark Kellogg and a few other distinguished college basketball voices to chat.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 24, 2014

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Syracuse hits the road again, with the goal of ending a two-game skid, then Oklahoma looks to knock off its second opponent from the Sunflower State in a 72-hour span. That and just a bit more on...

I Slept On It: Michigan Seizes Control Of Big Ten

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The Wolverines handled Michigan State for the second time this season, while the Mustangs did the same to UConn. Plus, the bubble may be growing yet again, thanks to a pair of intriguing results...

College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 23, 2014

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As the moment of truth approaches, Sunday schedules are becoming increasingly busy. However, on today's slate, only two games really stand out.

I Slept On It: Yet Another Wild Saturday

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And, somehow, I even got to see some of it while exploring New Orleans. An abbreviated round-up follows.

Bracketology: Separating locks from bubble teams

With a little more than three weeks left until Selection Sunday, Chris Dobbertean takes his first shot at sorting NCAA Tournament locks from those teams that still need a few more wins.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 22, 2014

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Much like on February 1st, Duke and Syracuse and Kansas and Texas will take center stage. Only this time, the venues will be different.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 21, 2014

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A meeting of two Atlantic 10 bid contenders in Amherst is the showcase game on a light Friday night schedule.

I Slept On It: UNC Topples Duke

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While the Tar Heels picked up a victory that may very well boost their March seeding on Thursday night, Georgetown took a huge step back and BYU made a move when it really mattered.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 20, 2014

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Tonight's highlight is the rescheduled first meeting of Duke and North Carolina. Other than that, nothing other than perhaps Gonzaga's trip to BYU really stands out as must-see TV.

I Slept On It: Syracuse's Luck Runs Out

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Yes, your humble host is still alive after a rollercoaster two-plus hours on Wednesday night, which saw the ranks of the unbeaten shrink to one.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 19, 2014

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On a busy Wednesday night, bubble teams from the Atlantic 10, Big East, SEC, Pac-12, and Mountain West will all attempt to get themselves into better bubble position.

I Slept On It: Iowa State Handles Texas

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Also on Tuesday night, Clemson, Tennessee, and George Washington picked up helpful wins, while Richmond and Ole Miss will rue lost opportunities.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 18, 2014

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A busy Tuesday night features significant opportunities for bubble teams like Richmond and Ole Miss, along with a key Big 12 showdown in Ames.

Bracketology: Syracuse remains on top

The undefeated Orange still own the No. 1 overall seed in Chris Dobbertean's Tuesday bracket projection, even after a pair of uncomfortably close wins last week. Florida, now No. 2 overall, sits...

I Slept On It: Baylor Tops Oklahoma State After OT

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Monday's light schedule featured some drama in Waco.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 17, 2014

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Monday night's thin college basketball slate is highlighted by a crucial bubble matchup in the Big 12.

I Slept On It: Creighton Blasts 'Nova (Again)

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The Bluejays will be moving up the seed list after securing a season sweep of the Wildcats. Elsewhere, the Red Storm won a crucial head-to-head matchup, and it wasn't a great day for basketball in...

College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 16, 2014

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The Big Ten and Big East take center stage on this Sunday, as crucial matchups are on tap for title contenders and bubble teams from both conferences.

I Slept On It: UF Tops UK; Syracuse Survives N.C.

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It's virtually assured that the Gators and Orange will be Nos. 1 and 2 in Monday's polls, but if voters watched both games, they may be debating the order over Sunday.

College Hoops Viewing Guide: February 15, 2014

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Selection Sunday is a mere month and day away. Celebrate by watching a packed schedule that features huge showdowns in the Atlantic 10 and SEC.

I Slept On It: Arizona State Stuns Arizona

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The Sun Devils took a huge step toward selection by knocking off their archrivals. Earlier, in the evening Louisville and SMU picked up easy AAC road wins.

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