College Basketball Articles

T.J. McConnell
Xavier coach Chris Mack didn’t spent time thinking of a diplomatic or clever way to respond to the awkward situation of facing his predecessor and former boss in the NCAA tournament. “Honestly, it stinks,” the Musketeers...
David Fox
2 years ago
Marcus Paige
Wisconsin and North Carolina have met only one time in the NCAA Tournament, and if this weekend’s Sweet 16 meeting is anything like their first clash, the fans are for a treat. In 2005, Bo Ryan’s sixth-seeded Badgers gave the...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Bob Huggins
Sooner or later, the debate of Kentucky’s greatest team will become a major topic. If this year’s team goes 40-0, the debate might not last long. There’s also the 1995-96 Untouchables or 2012 national championship team or the...
David Fox
2 years ago
Mike Brey
This is probably not something that gets said very often in college sports: Notre Dame wants what Wichita State has. Notre Dame is a college athletics powerhouse, primarily due to the football program, though the men’s basketball program...
David Fox
2 years ago
Kansas Jayhawks
There are many reasons why fans gravitate to the college ranks over the professional ones.  While the level of athlete isn’t comparable in the college game, there are many other reasons why college basketball is more enjoyable than...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Kansas Jayhawks
There are many reasons why fans gravitate to the college ranks over the professional ones.  While the level of athlete isn’t comparable in the college game, there are many other reasons why college basketball is more enjoyable than...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Cat Barber
The East region will have an ACC flavor even though the ACC regular season champion is at home. Louisville and NC State will meet in the Sweet 16 on an ACC floor for a rare conference game in the NCAA Tournament. At the same time, Oklahoma...
David Fox
2 years ago
The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament wiped away notion of Cinderellas, but if you’re looking for an underdog, perhaps you can find one in the South Region. Going up against Duke is the lowest seed remaining in the Tournament, a team...
David Fox
2 years ago
Kentucky’s bid for an undefeated season will have to go through West Virginia, the team that in 2010 beat what was arguably John Calipari’s best team in Lexington. In the other regional semifinal, Wichita State and Notre Dame will...
David Fox
2 years ago
The West region will be full of familiar faces on a number of fronts. For starters, each team in the Sweet 16 is no stranger to this stage. In the last five seasons alone, these four teams have been to the regional semifinal 12 times. But if...
David Fox
2 years ago
Bob Huggins
West Virginia entered the opening round of the NCAA Tournament with TV experts hyping the return of Bobby Hurley, and with Buffalo planted firmly in their minds. The country had not heard from Buffalo all season, but due to Hurley on the...
Jeremy Simon
2 years ago
Lon Kruger
The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is over, and in some ways there are relatively few surprises. In a macro sense, it’s not surprise to see Kentucky, Louisville, Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State or even UCLA here. The same...
David Fox
2 years ago
Mark Few
The hours are counting down in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, and Gonzaga has plenty of energy. That’s what going to the Sweet 16 will do for you. After Gonzaga’s 87-68 win over Iowa in the round of 32, forward Kyle...
David Fox
2 years ago
For Kansas’ sake, the Jayhawks should beg to schedule Wichita State soon. In eight years, Gregg Marshall took a program that was already a solid mid-major and built it into a national power. That much was already established before...
David Fox
2 years ago
On Friday, Oregon looked like highlighters in the Ducks’ round of 64 win over Oklahoma State. On Sunday, the Ducks looked like their former national championship team. Oregon broke out throwback jerseys for the round of 32 game against...
David Fox
2 years ago
This year’s East region isn’t the craziest bracket in NCAA Tournament history, but it’s pretty darn close to the top. In a matter of hours, the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the region, Villanova and Virginia, lost their round of...
David Fox
2 years ago
After No. 1 seed Villanova lost 71-68 to NC State in one of the biggest upsets of the NCAA Tournament, one piccolo player in Nova’s band briefly spoke for every Villanova fan out there. Her perseverance to play on, to do her job, in the...
David Fox
2 years ago
Jay Wright
If your bracket wasn’t already toast, it might be now. Villanova became the first No. 1 seed to lose in the NCAA Tournament, losing to an eight-seeded NC State 71-68. The Wildcats are the 17th No. 1 seed since 1985 to fail to reach...
David Fox
2 years ago
Georgia State coach Ron Hunter broke down during his team’s postgame news conference after his team lost 75-67 to Xavier. Who can blame the guy? His son’s game-winning shot against Baylor and Ron Hunter’s memorable...
David Fox
2 years ago
Reporters and bloggers, don’t forget to tip your stenographers. The NCAA Tournament is full of under-the-radar folks who don’t get the attention they deserve. Among those are the stenographers hired to transcribe every word from...
David Fox
2 years ago
If you were rooting for underdogs to advance through the NCAA Tournament, sorry, folks, you’re out of luck on Sunday. Higher-seeded teams went 15-1 on Friday — the exception being No. 11 Dayton over No. 6 seed Providence...
David Fox
2 years ago
Cincinnati probably felt pretty good about itself after a close first half against Kentucky. Then came Willie Cauley-Stein’s posterizing, demoralizing, roof-shattering dunk on Quadri Moore. Kentucky started slow from the field in...
David Fox
2 years ago
No matter what happens in the Sweet 16, UCLA is in for a juicy matchup. If UCLA faces Gonzaga, it will be a rematch of a 2006 Sweet 16 game. That game ended in an emotional Adam Morrison and a UCLA team headed to the national title game. ...
David Fox
2 years ago
Officiating took center stage in the final minutes of yet another NCAA Tournament game when Maryland was not called for a foul on the final shot attempt in a 65-62 win over Valparaiso. Up 3 in the final moments, Mark Turgeon inserted...
David Fox
2 years ago
The field has been whittled by half. And thanks to the first Thursday of the NCAA Tournament, the round of 32 on Saturday is full of some of the most unlikely teams. The day that probably killed your bracket gives us four double-digit seeds...
David Fox
2 years ago

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