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2021 CSJ Sagarin NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Projections-Jan. 10

It was announced earlier this season that the entire NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament would be played in the state of Indiana. The graphic above shows the locations in Indianapolis, Bloomington, and West Lafayette that will host tournament games. Four venues in Indianapolis including the NBA’s Indiana Pacers arena of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the NFL’s Indianapolis.

GAME PREVIEW: BYU at Coastal Carolina

BYU at Coastal CarolinaWhen: Friday, Dec. 5th, 5:30 PM ESTWhere: Brooks Stadium, Conway, S.C.TV/Streaming: ESPNU/WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Wow, how things can change in the course of just a few days. I was set to write up a preview for Liberty visiting Coastal Carolina but that game was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns with the Liberty program. Within hours.

GAME PREVIEW: Louisiana at Appalachian State

Louisiana at Appalachian StateWhen: Friday, Dec. 4th, 8:30 PM ESTWhere: Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C.TV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN (subscription req’d) This was the game that before the season started was what I had predicted to be again for the Sun Belt Conference championship for the third straight season. The original Sun Belt Conference title game was slated for Dec. 4th.

College Sports Journal Sagarin Mid-Major Men’s Basketball Top 25 – FINAL

With the Coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA has ended the 2019-2020 men’s basketball season early just before the NCAA tournament and with several conference tournaments unfinished. These are the final Top 25 rankings for the Mid-Major schools. East Tennessee State stays atop the mid-major Sagarin rankings after winning the Southern Conference tournament this past week with.