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by David Fox (@DavidFox615 on twitter) An unfortunate fact for college basketball is that many fans are just getting acquainted with the sport around tournament time. Athlon Sports won’t judge. For those about to get a heavy dose...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
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2012 NCAA Tournament SOUTH REGION Atlanta Top Two – Kentucky (1), Duke (2) The Kentucky Wildcats (32–2, 16–0 SEC) enter the Big Dance as the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, despite suffering their second loss of the season to...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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2012 NCAA Tournament MIDWEST REGION St. Louis Top Two – North Carolina (1), Kansas (2) The North Carolina Tar Heels (29–5, 14–2 ACC) were the preseason No. 1 team in the country in nearly every poll, including Athlon Sports’ preseason top...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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2012 NCAA Tournament EAST REGION Boston Top Two – Syracuse (1), Ohio State (2) The Syracuse Orange (31–2, 17–1 Big East) are a No. 1 seed for the third time in program history. Coach Jim Boeheim has a deep and talented roster capable of...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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2012 NCAA Tournament WEST REGION Phoenix Top Two – Michigan State (1), Missouri (2) The Michigan State Spartans (27–7, 13–5 Big Ten) locked up the fourth No. 1 seed by beating Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament title game — after sharing...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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The NCAA Men's Basketball Championship field of 68 is out and the brackets are revealed. Kentucky, who lost to Vanderbilt in the SEC Championship game earlier today, stands as the No. 1 overall seed. Here are the top four teams in each region...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
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One of the most intriguing coaching positions in college basketball became available when Illinois dismissed Bruce Weber on Friday morning after nine seasons in Champaign. Some consider Illinois one of the elite jobs in the sport. The school has...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
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By Mitch Light Selection Sunday is just days away. Here's a conference-by-conference look at the Field of 68, as of Friday morning. ACC (5) In: Duke, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia Worth a mention: NC State Notes: NC...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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Freshmen have led teams to national championships. They’ve won National Player of the Year honors and Defensive Player of the Year honors. Even more rookies have gone on to be top picks in the NBA Draft. Kentucky’s Anthony Davis could be in...
David Fox
2 years ago
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By Mitch Light Conference realignment is being driven by football. That is undeniable. And for the most part, college basketball will suffer. We are losing the twice-annual Border War between Kansas and Missouri. We are losing Pittsburgh and...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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By Mitch Light Athlon Sports is in the business of preseason prognostications, so let’s look back at who we tabbed as the preseason Player of the Year in the nation’s top conferences and who deserves the award in the postseason. ACC...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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The first Automatic bids will be handed out this weekend. Selection Sunday is just over a week away. Here is our look at the Field of 68. ACC (5) In: Duke, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia Worth a mention: NC State Notes:...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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Saturday, March 3 West Virginia at South Florida It’s a matchup between two Big East bubble teams that would love to close the regular season with a win. It’s hard to say which team needs this game more. Pittsburgh at Connecticut The Big...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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Which team is under the most pressure in this final week of the regular season? Patrick Snow: I think the West Virginia Mountaineers are under a ton of pressure if they want to make a fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Bob Huggins’...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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ACC (5) In: Duke, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia Worth a mention: NC State Notes: NC State had three opportunities in the past eight days to pick up a much-needed marquee win, but the Pack went 0-for-3 with the meltdown at Duke...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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With a 74–69 win over Michigan State at Madison Square Garden earlier this season, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski passed his mentor and former coach at Army, Bob Knight, for most NCAA career victories (903). Krzyzewski says he is most proud of the...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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Athlon Sports sat down with Kenny Smith, who covers the NBA on TNT — along with Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson and Co. as a member of the Emmy award-winning Inside the NBA — as well as the NCAA Tournament on CBS. “The Jet” was a...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL WEEKEND ON TAP The regular season is winding down. Every game counts. Here's a look at the key games this weekend.  Saturday, Feb. 25 Vanderbilt at Kentucky The Commodores threw a scare into Kentucky in Nashville...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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Which NCAA Tournament bubble team had the most damaging loss over the weekend? Mark Ross: Could defending national champion UConn not make the NCAA Tournament? After Saturday’s 79–64 home loss to Marquette, the Huskies definitely have some work...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By Mitch Light Selection Sunday is just over three weeks away. Here's a conference-by-conference projection at the NCAA Tournament's Field of 68. ACC (6) In: Duke Florida State, Miami, North Carolina NC State, Virginia Worth a mention: None...
Mitch Light
2 years ago
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Each college basketball weekend is taking on more meaning with less than a month to go until league tournaments begin. Saturday saw several big-time clashes, highlighted by Kentucky surviving in a great SEC game at Vanderbilt, Michigan State...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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The calendar has turned to February, so college basketball teams are currently fighting for seeding or just to get in the NCAA Tournament. Missouri had a huge comeback win over Kansas in this weekend’s best game, while Duke suffered its second...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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Which team had the best weekend, as far as improving its NCAA profile? Nathan Rush: Notre Dame’s 50–48 victory at Connecticut on Saturday was another impressive win for the Fighting Irish’s NCAA Tournament résumé. Coach Mike Brey’s club also...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
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By David Schuman Saturday afternoon, the West Virginia Mountaineers (15-6, 5-3 Big East) travel up to snowy Syracuse to take on the No. 4 Orange (21-1, 8-1 Big East). The matchup has admittedly lost some of its luster since West Virginia got...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
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If any normal team were to start three freshmen and two sophomores, conference road games would surely be a daunting prospect. Fortunately for Coach John Calipari, his newly minted No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats (20-1, 6-0 SEC) are anything but normal....
Athlon Sports
2 years ago

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