GRASSI’ LATE NIGHT BLOWOUT! (6-2 RUN): UPDATE: EARLY PLAY WINS! Tom won with Cincy early running his NCAA Tournament Record to a NEAR PERFECT 4-1 and 7-2 in Post Season Tourneys. Tonight, it’s a BLOWOUT ALERT as Tom has ONE BIG play on tonight’s card that will be over early. Jump on board now for ANOTHER EASY WINNER!
Game: Detroit U at Kansas Mar 16 2012 9:55PM
Grade: Winner (100)
Reason: Detroit vs. Kansas – (9:55 pm EST) the Titans enter the NCAA Tournament after winning the Horizon League Tournament by blowing out Valpo 70-50. This will give Detroit their first March Madness appearance since 1999. The Horizon conference received good press the last two years with Butler advancing to the NCAA Tournament Finals. However, this season it was a down year for both Butler and the conference. Detroit was only 11-7 in conference play and in looking at their body of work as the tournament committee refers to it wasn’t very impressive. They have NOT defeated a NCAA Tournament team this season and only played two “decent” teams, losing to Notre Dame and Alabama. Despite playing such a weak schedule the Titans were terrible on defense on the road letting opponents hit 46% of their shots. Detroit is getting a lot of attention due to the father and son duo of coach and player, but that won’t take them very far against this Kansas squad. The Jayhawks are always the team to underachieve, however if you check their resume they were National Champs only four short years ago when they defeated Memphis. Kansas did lose six games this season but they were “quality” losses to Kentucky, Duke, Davidson, Missouri, Baylor and Iowa State. If you check your NCAA Tournament bracket you’ll notice that all of those teams except Iowa State are in the tournament with four of those teams seeded #3 or higher. Kansas plays outstanding defense allowing opponents to shoot only 38% from the field. Detroit will have no change penetrating this defense as they are a very poor shooting team on the road hitting only 42% of their shots and an awful 29% from behind the 3-point line. Four of the last five years Kansas has opened the tournament with wins of 16 or more points and should have no trouble beating this Detroit team by double digits. Lay the points. Play on Kansas.