Showdown Thursday

3 of Top 20 teams in country (#6 Villanova, #15 Cincinnati, #20 Memphis)
Same night
Same time
Same city
23,000+ fans

Bracket racket
Jerry Palm, CBS Sports:
3-seed Cincinnati, Lousivlle
6-seed Kentucky
11-seed Xavier, Dayton

Bearcats to debut  new postseason uniforms

CBS Sports: Once on the hot seat, Mick Cronin is now consistently winning

Mick's message

Did you miss Clark Kellogg?
Clark Kellogg, CBS college basketball analyst, joined me on Sports Talk.
We discussed: Sean Kilpatrick, Xavier, Kentucky, OSU, UD, David West/Lance Stephenson and more. Interview begins at 12:20 mark of podcast:

UC vs Memphis
Vegas says: UC a four point favorite
American Conference:
1. Louisville 14-3 (home UConn)
2. Cincinnati 13-3 (home Memphis, at Rutgers)
Bearcats looking for at least a share of first conference title since 2003-2004.
Not in the Cards?
How about Louisville winning at SMU last night? The Cards rallied from down 14, to win 84-71. Russ Smith was Russdiculous. In between throwing up in a trash can, he scored 22 of his 26 points in the 2nd half. 


Conference tie-breakers: 
1. Regular season head-to-head results.
If the tied teams split their two games, then proceed to Step 2 below
2. Each team’s record vs. the team or tied teams occupying the highest position in the
standings. If an advantage is not determined, proceed to the next team or group of tied teams in the standings for comparison. Continue down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.

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Audio: Mick Cronin with an interesting note on Sean Kilpatrick and his reputation coming out of high school.

Chad Brendel (Bearcat Journal) goes 1-on-1 with SK
Part 2 HERE

Hoard: Titus=toughness

Here's a feature on in-coming UC recruit Gary Clark

Senior Night: Xavier vs Villanova
Vegas says: Xavier three point home underdog
Bryon Larkin joined me to discuss the impact of the Matt Stainbrook injury.
The interview begins at the 9-minute mark of the podcast:

 The seniors speak

How about those UD Flyers?
Did the Dayton Flyers jumped onto the good side of the bubble with a huge road win at #17 St Louis? Will the A-10 wind up with six teams in the NCAA tournament?


Archie Miller Postgame