Thirty days has September, April, June, and November. All the rest have thirty-one, except February, twenty-eight days clear. I always have to sing this song when February flies by because that means the Big Dance is right around the corner. It's the most exciting time of year for us College Hoops savants, and we are coming down to the wire.
The House of College Hoops crew was reminded about how short the month of February is with the annual Jerome email hitting our mailboxes.
For the first time reader of the site, or someone new to the sport, "The Jerome", named after Bill Raftery’s call of Pitt's Jerome Lane's dunk against Providence in 1988, is a community of basketball fans picking who will win each conference tournament before the start of March Madness.
The Rules and Scoring are simple. You receive two points for your team reaching the conference tournament final. You will receive three additional points for your team winning that conference tournament. You can receive two bonus points for winning the conference tournament if you pick a team that meets BOTH of the following criteria: they’re seeded third or higher in that tournament, and they play no more than two games on their home floor.
Without further ado, I present you with the House of College Hoops Jerome Submissions, Week 1.