This year's eight-team field includes 2014 NCAA tournament surprise Mercer, but the matchup we're hoping to get in the final is Mountain West hopeful Colorado State against the Big West's UC-Santa Barbara. This might not seem worth staying up past midnight for holiday hoops, but that means you're not aware of UCSB double-double monster Alan Williams.
Williams, a 6'8", 265-pound senior power forward, averaged 21.3 points and a Division I-leading 11.3 rebounds last season while recording 16 double-doubles. His first game in the tourney, against Washington State at midnight ET on Thanksgiving night, will serve as a perfect holiday nightcap.
Friday, November 7, 2014
Predicting the Best 15 CBB Games in the 2014 Early Season Tournaments