Category Archives: College Basketball

This is the perfect year for a 16-seed upset


Shayn Roby’s Take: Wichita State is undefeated. They are not unbeatable, but they have that intangible something that makes the difference between winning and losing when the chips are down. Don’t look for the first sixteen seed victory over a one seed to occur to the Shockers at the hands of Cal Poly.

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These are two facts. They are incontrovertible.

1. Someday, a No. 16 seed is going to upset a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

2 It probably won’t be this year.

However, and I say that in the truest and loudest Stephen A. Smith inflection, if and when the historic upset happens, it’s going to come in a year exactly like this, a year in which no one is anticipating the shoe fitting on the biggest Cinderella in the field. You can never expect the 16-over-1 upset, which makes this a perfect year to expect one.

For the past few tournaments, the buzz around the potential of a 16/1 upset has grown louder. Smart college basketball writers hoping to appear smarter by calling an upset in advance have been insisting Gonzaga was the most vulnerable No. 1 ever (2013) or that Vermont was the best…

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NCAA Division I Basketball Interconference Winning Percentages 11/28


Shayn Roby’s Take: By out of conference winning percentage, the top five NCAA Division basketball leagues are as follows: 1. Big Ten, 2. Pac Twelve, 3. Big Twelve, 4. Big East, 5. Atlantic Coast

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Conference         Record      Winning Pct.

1.Big Ten                65-12            0.844

Unbeaten Teams:  Wisconsin, Michigan St., Illinois, Iowa, Ohio St.

2.Big Twelve       47-12                 0.797

Undefeated Teams:  Oklahoma St., Iowa St., Kansas

3.Big East               44-12                0.786

Undefeated Teams:  Creighton, Villanova, Butler

4.Pacific Twelve    54-15            0.783

Undefeated Teams:  Utah, UCLA, Arizona, Oregon

5.Atlantic Coast  69-22               0.758

Undefeated Teams:  Pittsburgh, Syracuse

6.West Coast         46-16              0.742

Undefeated Teams:  St. Mary’s, Pacific

7.Southeastern      56-19                0.747

Undefeated Teams:  Texas A&M, Missouri, Mississippi

8.Amer. Athletic   44-15              0.746

Undefeated Teams:  Connecticut, Cincinnati

9.Atlantic Ten       57-22              0.722

Undefeated Teams:  Massachusetts, George Washington

10.Mount. West  40-23               0.635

Undefeated Teams:   Utah State, Boise State

11.Missouri Valley   36-22                0.621

Undefeated Teams:  Wichita State, Missouri State

12.Mid-American   40-26             0.606

Undefeated Teams:   Toledo

13.Conf. USA        63-42               0.600

Undefeated Teams:  Southern Mississippi

14.Independent     4-3                0.571

(N.J.I.T.)

15.Western Atl.      29-26             0.527

16.Horizon Lg.       32-29             0.525

17.Ivy League        23-21             0.523

18.Ohio Valley        40-45            0.471

19.Sun Belt              25-29             0.463

20.Big Sky             22-26               0.458

21.Colonial Atl.      25-31             0.446

22.Patriot               …

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Division I NCAA Basketball Inter-Conference Winning Percentages (11/21)


Shayn Roby’s Take: 68 Unbeaten teams remain in intercollegiate hoops. The Big Ten has the highest winning percentage among Division I College Basketball Conferences with a mark of 89.6%.

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Conference           Record           Winning Percentage

1. Big Ten               (43-5)                   0.896

Undefeated Teams:  Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Purdue, Ohio State

2.West Coast       (33-5)                   0.868

Undefeated Teams:   BYU, Loyola Marymount, St. Mary’s, San Diego, Gonzaga, Pepperdine, Pacific

3.Pac Twelve         (41-7)                   0.854

Undefeated Teams:   Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, UCLA, Utah

4.Big Twelve         (30-6)                   0.833

Undefeated Teams:  Oklahoma State, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa State, Baylor

5.Big East              (28-6)                    0.824

Undefeated Teams:  Providence, Creighton, Butler, Villanova, Xavier

6.Am. Atl.             (30-8)                     0.789

Undefeated Teams:  Louisville, Connecticut, Houston, South Florida, Cincinnati

7.Atlantic Ten     (38-11)                   0.776

Undefeated Teams:  George Washington, George Mason, Massachusetts, Saint Louis, Dayton

8.Southeastern  (36-11)                 0.766

Undefeated Teams:  Texas A&M, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi St., Mississippi

9.Atlantic Coast (44-14)                 0.759

Undefeated Teams:   Wake Forest, Syracuse, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Clemson

10.MO. Valley    (22-12)                 0.647

Undefeated Teams:  Wichita State, Evansville, Missouri State

11.Mtn. West    (23-15)                   0.605

Undefeated Teams:  Boise State, Utah State, New Mexico

12.Independents…

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Division I NCAA College Basketball Inter-Conference Winning Percentages (11/20)


Shayn Roby’s Take: The Big Ten holds the current highest winning percentage among NCAA Division I Basketball Conference at a percentage of 90.7. 2.PAC-12, 3. WCC 4.Big 12 5. Big East

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Conference            Record               Winning Percentage

1.Big Ten                (39-4)                          0.907

Undefeated Teams:  Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Purdue, Nebraska, Ohio State

2.Pacific Twelve   (37-5)                         0.881

Undefeated Teams:  Arizona, Arizona State, California, Oregon, UCLA, Utah, Washington State

3.West Coast         (30-5)                         0.857

Undefeated Teams:  BYU, Loyola Marymount, St. Mary’s, San Diego, Gonzaga, Pepperdine, Pacific

4.Big Twelve        (28-5)                          0.848

Undefeated Teams:  Oklahoma State, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa State, Baylor

5.Big East           (27-5)                           0.844

Undefeated Teams:  Providence, Creighton, Butler, Villanova, Xavier

6.Am. Athletic      (27-7)                          0.794

Undefeated Teams:  Louisville, Connecticut, Houston, South Florida, Cincinnati

7.Atlantic Ten      (36-10)                        0.783

Undefeated Teams:  George Washington, George Mason, Massachusetts, Virginia Commonwealth, Saint Louis, Dayton

8. Southeastern   (35-10)                    0.778

Undefeated Teams:  Texas A&M, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi St., Mississippi

9.Atlantic Coast   (41-12)                      0.774

Undefeated Teams:   Wake Forest, Syracuse, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Clemson

10.Conf. USA      (36-19)                        0.655

Undefeated Teams:  Middle Tennessee, Tulane, UAB, Southern Miss.

11.MO Valley      (21-12)                         0.636

Undefeated Teams:  Wichita State, Evansville, Missouri…

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Division I NCAA Basketball Interconference Winning Percentages (11/18/2013)


Shayn Roby’s Take: Top Five leagues by percentage in college basketball right now as of 11/18/13: 1.WCC ,2.Big 10, 3. AAC 4. Pac-12, 5. Atlantic 10 and Big Twelve

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1. West Coast              (30-3)                    0.909

Undefeated Teams:  Brigham Young, St. Mary’s, San Diego, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, Gonzaga, Pacific

2.Big Ten                    (35-4)                     0.897

Undefeated Teams:  Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan State, Illinois, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Nebraska

3. American Athletic (25-4)                     0.862

Undefeated Teams:  Louisville, Connecticut, South Florida, Houston, Cincinnati, SMU, Memphis

4. Pacific Twelve        (29-5)                   0.853

Undefeated Teams:  Arizona, Arizona State, California, Utah, Oregon, UCLA, Washington State

5.Atlantic Ten             (32-7)                   0.821

Undefeated Teams:  George Washington, Virginia Commonwealth, Saint Louis, Saint Bonaventure, Dayton, George Mason, Massachusetts

5. Big Twelve             (23-5)                   0.821

Undefeated Teams:  Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa State, Kansas, Baylor

7.Big East                  (22-5)                    0.815

Undefeated Teams:  Creighton, Providence, Xavier, Villanova, Butler

8. Atlantic Coast        (34-12)                   0.739

Undefeated Teams: Wake Forest, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Clemson

9. Southeastern         (25-9)                  0.735

Undefeated Teams:  Missouri, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Mississippi

10. Conference USA    (31-17)                 0.645

Undefeated Teams:  East Carolina, UAB, Middle Tennessee, Tulane, Southern Mississippi

11. Missouri Valley      (19-11)                0.633

Undefeated…

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Belmont Bruins 83 North Carolina Tar Heels 80


Shayn Roby’s Take: As someone who remembers the days when Rick Byrd’s Belmont Bruins played in the Tennessee Collegiate Athletic Association against the Bethel Wildcats and Trevecca Trojans (schools both attended by the editor), the editor of ShaynRoby.com feels a bit of delight in seeing the success of Belmont’s program. Today’s 83-80 win over the North Carolina Tar Heels is a day of pride for the mid-major conferences, and for those schools that desire to move from lower division NCAA classifications or the NAIA. Today’s game is a reminder that success is attainable if the commitment to excellence does not waiver. In the case of Belmont Coach Rick Byrd, a commitment to excellence is what he has always embodied.

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The Belmont Bruins logged a huge victory for their program with an 83-80 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Hall of Fame Tipoff.

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Division I NCAA Basketball Inter-Conference Winning Percentages (11/17)


Shayn Roby’s Take: The Big Ten teams edged past the West Coast Conference teams in winning percentage for early inter-conference play.

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Conference                Record            Winning Percentage

1. Big Ten                    (30-2)                     0.938

Undefeated Teams:  Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan State, Illinois, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Michigan, Nebraska

2. West Coast              (27-3)                    0.900

Undefeated Teams:  Brigham Young, St. Mary’s, San Diego, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, Gonzaga, Pacific

3. American Athletic (22-4)                     0.846

Undefeated Teams:  Louisville, Connecticut, South Florida, Houston, Cincinnati, SMU, Memphis

4. Pacific Twelve        (26-5)                   0.839

Undefeated Teams:  Arizona, Arizona State, California, Utah, Oregon, UCLA, Washington State

5.Atlantic Ten             (31-6)                   0.838

Undefeated Teams:  George Washington, Virginia Commonwealth, Saint Louis, Saint Bonaventure, Dayton, George Mason, Massachusetts

6.Big East                  (21-5)                    0.808

Undefeated Teams:  Creighton, Providence, Xavier, Villanova, Butler

7. Big Twelve             (19-5)                   0.792

Undefeated Teams:  Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa State, Kansas, Baylor

8. Atlantic Coast        (30-9)                   0.769

Undefeated Teams: Wake Forest, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Clemson

9. Southeastern         (24-8)                  0.750

Undefeated Teams:  Missouri, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Mississippi

10. Conference USA    (30-15)                 0.667

Undefeated Teams:  East Carolina…

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