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March 5, 2013

Easy Bubble Solver: The Triumphant Return

by Jeff Nusser

It's the bracket projection that gave you 97 percent of the accuracy with three percent of the effort in 2012. The Easy Bubble Solver is back.

March 23, 2012

Phoenix Stuns: Louisville Suffocates Michigan State

by Jeff Nusser

Jeff recaps how the Cardinals used a stifling defense to knock out the top-seeded Spartans. In other action Syracuse edged Wisconsin in a shootout, Florida upset Marquette, and Ohio State streaked past Cincinnati.

March 18, 2012

Day Three: Chalk Is Not a Lost Medium

by Jeff Nusser

Higher seeds went a perfect 8-0 yesterday, as heavies like Kentucky, Syracuse, and Ohio State punched their tickets to the Sweet 16. Jeff Nusser takes you through the round of 32's chalky top half.

March 17, 2012

Day Two: 15 Ways to Beat a 2 Seed

by Jeff Nusser and Corey Schmidt

You just make all your threes, Lee, etc. Jeff Nusser and Corey Schmidt walk you through the most tumultuous and thrilling day we've seen in the brackets in a long, long time, one that made Kyle O'Quinn, C.J. McCollum, Norfolk State, and Lehigh household words.

March 16, 2012

Day One: VCU Again?

by Jeff Nusser and Corey Schmidt

A very chalky tip-off in the round of 64 advanced just two lower seeds. Shaka Smart's Rams edged Wichita State, and surprising Colorado out of the much maligned Pac-12 held on late to eliminate UNLV. Jeff and Corey walk you through a first day that was very nearly fatal for Syracuse.

March 11, 2012

Easy Bubble Solver: Final Projection

by Jeff Nusser

With St. Bonaventure winning the A-10 automatic bid, Jeff Nusser uses Drew Cannon's simple rule of thumb to project which 68 names we'll hear from the committee in a few hours.

March 10, 2012

Easy Bubble Solver: Saturday Update

by Jeff Nusser

After a wild ride on Friday, Jeff Nusser uses Drew Cannon's cunningly simple bubble projection metric to forecast who's in the field of 68.

March 9, 2012

Easy Bubble Solver: Projecting the Field

by Jeff Nusser

Using Drew Cannon's fiendishly simple Easy Bubble Solver, Jeff Nusser gives an up-to-the-minute look at what we're likely to hear from the selection committee Sunday night.

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