The Jr. NBA Global Championship. Regional champions will compete in a round-robin format, which will determine seeding for the single-elimination competition. The winners of the U.
The Blue Raiders appeared tournament-bound after dominating Conference USA, winning 11 straight games, including a dominant victory over Western Kentucky.
F the numbers, they are legit Unfortunately, a pair of losses to Marshall and then Southern Miss in the C-USA tournament, paired with a lack of high-quality wins, kept them out of March Madness.
Despite the disappointment, Nick King and Giddy Potts have the talent to help Middle Tennessee cruise through the NIT bracket, especially with a defense that allows just Effort might be a question mark for a senior-laden team, but there should be no questioning the ability.
Bonzie Colson missed 15 games but is back now and is one of the best big men in the country when on the floor. Matt Farrell was also among those who missed time this season because of injury but helped make an impact down the stretch. Still, this is an extremely talented squad with Colson, Farrell and T.
Gibbs Jr. Colson and Farrell are also seniors and will likely want to end their remarkable careers with a championship.
Marquette had 13 losses, including an especially embarrassing one to DePaul. Despite the resume, the Golden Eagles are dangerous to win any game thanks to the backcourt duo of Markus Howard and Andrew Rowsey.
The two guards average a combined While the defense has been suspect this season, these shot-makers helped Marquette earn five wins over NCAA tournament at-large teams. Against mostly inferior competition, the Big East squad has a chance to make a run in this tournament.