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What Does Chase Jeter’s Decision to Transfer Mean for Duke?

Sophomore forward Chase Jeter will leave the Blue Devils and transfer from the Duke Basketball program to another Division I school. Earlier this week, sophomore forward Chase Jeter announced he will transfer from Duke University at the end of this semester. Jeter is the second Blue Devil to leave the program this season, joining freshman Jayson Tatum […] What Does Chase Jeter’s...
Via Ball Durham
18 minutes ago

Looking ahead to WSU basketball’s 2017-18 season

The Cougars graduate the vast majority of production from a bad team, so huge questions abound. The 2017 NCAA tournament field was announced yesterday, and WSU fans are reminded that for the ninth consecutive year, we Cougars don’t get to play along. (Although you can, yanno, play along with us like the rest of America.) Before the tournament tips off with the First Four tomorrow...
Via CougCenter
34 minutes ago

Indiana and Kentucky need to start playing each other again

With Indiana hiring a new coach, there’s a chance for the rivalry to resume. The Indiana/Kentucky rivalry, once a staple during the non conference portion of every college basketball season, has laid dormant since 2011, with the exception of a pair of NCAA Tournament meetings in 2012 and 2016. The regular season series ended after the 2011-12 season when former Indiana head coach...
Via Crimson Quarry
52 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Looking at the rest of the Sweet 16: Midwest Region

Looking ahead to other potential opponents for the Tar Heels With the first weekend of the NCAA men’s tournament over, the playing field has been whittled down from 68 to 16 with four teams in each region. Obviously, Tar Heel fans are familiar with four of those 16. One of them is the Tar Heels themselves, heading up the South region. Despite some scares, the rest of the South...
Via Tar Heel Blog
59 minutes ago

Luke Kennard Named Second-Team NABC All-American

Duke sophomore guard Luke Kennard added another All-America honor to his résumé on Friday, garnering second-team recognition from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The NABC team is one of four used to determine consensus All-America honors (also AP, Sporting News and USBWA). Kennard has already garnered second-team All-America status from Sporting News and …
Via Duke Report
1 hour ago

WVU Had Gonzaga Right Where They Wanted ’Em — And The Zags Won Anyway

The way Thursday night’s Sweet 16 contest between West region No. 1 Gonzaga and No. 4 West Virginia played out, it’s no wonder the Mountaineers were in it to the end. It was the type of game whose box score suggested West Virginia should have won. Bob Huggins’ team imposed its own style of game on the mighty Zags, yet the Bulldogs still survived, passing their first real test...
Via FiveThirtyEight
1 hour ago

Ball brothers’ H.S. coach details how hard LaVar Ball is to work with

It seems LaVar Ball always has something to say to stir up controversy, but perhaps no one feels that more than his sons’ high school basketball coach.Stephan Gilling previously coached the oldest of the Ball brothers, Lonzo, as an assistant at Chino Hills High School in California. But this season, he took over the head coaching job with senior LiAngelo Ball and sophomore LaMelo...
Via NESN.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas 98, Purdue 66: The Morning After

The sun still rose. Many people will look at the score his morning and think that Purdue was completely outclassed. It is hard not to disagree when the final margin is 32 points. Kansas was clearly the better team and for the most part, Purdue never had an answer for their athleticism. It is what I was afraid of coming into the game. For all of Purdue’s strengths, the Boilers...
Via Hammer and Rails
2 hours ago

The NCAA Rejects UofL’s Defense That Rick Pitino Adequately Monitored Andre McGee

A week ago we got word that the University of Louisville would soon receive the NCAA’s replied response to UofL’s response to their notice of allegations. On Thursday afternoon the NCAA’s response became public. Below is the full document, but The NCAA has rejected UofL’s defense involving strippers and prostitutes being provided for recruits at […]
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 hours ago

NCAA Tournament 2017: It’s Not Painter’s Fault

This is for you Ainters. Listen. It wasn’t his fault. If you think it was, you are sadly mistaken. We woke this morning and the sun rose as well. It isn’t the end of the world. Look at what is coming back, I will even assume that Biggie is leaving: PJ Thompson - Sr ,Dakota Mathias - Sr, Vincent Edwards - Sr, Isaac Haas - Sr, Ryan Cline - Jr, Jacquil Taylor - RS Jr, Eden Ewing...
Via Hammer and Rails
3 hours ago

Oregon Advances To Elite Eight – How Much Farther Will They Go?

The Oregon Ducks skim past the Michigan Wolverines with a 69-68 sweet 16 victory Thursday night. This was a great game that came down to the wire. There were 6 lead changes in between the 4:30 mark and 1 minute. Both teams had chances to close out the game, but neither team could do it. Oregon just happened to have the lead with 1 min left and neither team scored after that. Michigan...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 hours ago

FSU Basketball: Xavier Rathan-Mayes Leaving For 2017 NBA Draft

FSU basketball has lost another player to the next level as Xavier Rathan-Mayes announced Thursday that he is heading to the NBA draft. Well, it seems as if the dominos are starting to fall the wrong way for the FSU basketball program. After star guard Dwayne Bacon announced on Wednesday that he was heading to […] FSU Basketball: Xavier Rathan-Mayes Leaving For 2017 NBA Draft ...
Via Chop Chat
4 hours ago

Bob Huggins tries to make sense of officiating in West Virginia loss

The Mountaineers shot only 26.2% in foul-filled game.                

5 biggest takeaways from Thursday’s Sweet 16 games

Thursday night provided the benefit of a hotly contested first weekend of play -– eight worthy and talented teams squared off in search of spot in the Elite Eight. The first half of this round’s games provided chances for upsets, statements, and history in each of the four match-ups.Thursday night resulted in four games that will have ripple effects throughout this weekend and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bill Murray goes nuts celebrating Xavier’s upset

Bill Murray is having one heck of a sports year.Not only did his beloved Chicago Cubs finally break their curse by winning a World Series, but his Xavier basketball team is in the Elite Eight after upsetting Arizona Thursday night, 73-71. Why does Murray like Xavier? His son, Luke, is an assistant coach on their staff.Xavier will face Gonzaga on Saturday for a chance to go to the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the 6 bad decisions in West Virginia’s final awful possession

What a fitting way to lose. To conclude a 51-foul, 29-turnover affair, West Virginia had a chance to prolong the agony on its final possession down 61-58 with 37.9 seconds left.The good news: the Mountaineers managed to get three shots off.The bad news: only one of those shots hit the rim, and even that one had no chance at actually dropping. Rewatching that final play, I counted...
Via The Comeback
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Back in the Sweet 16, the reborn Florida Gators are not done having fun just yet

For a team that has advanced to the Sweet 16 in five straight NCAA Tournament appearances, something seems off about the Florida Gators’ trip to the New York Regional semifinals. Maybe it’s that the Gators lost three of their last four games entering the tournament and appeared to be a shell of the team that was victorious in nine straight contests this season. Maybe it’s...
Via Only Gators
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN personalities upset over network’s promotion of LaVar Ball

LaVar Ball has been everywhere the past month or so, and there seems to be no end in sight to his ubiquitousness. And what certainly isn’t helping matters is the continued coverage media outlets provide him. That’s even becoming an issue for some at ESPN.LaVar Ball, who is the father of UCLA point guard Lonzo, apparently got into a screaming match with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pat Kelsey ditches UMass right before first press conference

What a day for the coaching carousel.First Georgetown axed John Thompson III after 13 years, and then Winthrop’s Pat Kelsey stranded UMass at the altar. Kelsey cancelled his introductory press conference at the last minute because of a “change of heart,” according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. Twitter quickly exploded with rumors that Kelsey may have received a call from Georgetown...
Via The Comeback
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Georgetown fires John Thompson III after 13 seasons

As the NCAA Tournament gets ready to tip off part Sweet 16 games, Georgetown is sitting at home and on the lookout for a new head coach. George Thompson III has been fired by Georgetown. Jeff Goodman of ESPN was the first to report the news, via Twitter. The university has since confirmed the dismissal with a statement.“It is with profound regret and deep appreciation that I informed...
Via The Comeback
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNC Men's Basketball: Berry, Jackson & Pinson pre-Butler PC

Joel Berry, Justin Jackson and Theo Pinson speak to the media prior to the Tar Heels' Sweet 16 matchup with the Butler Bulldogs.

WATCH: Dwayne Bacon Declares for NBA Draft

Courtesy http://www.seminoles.com: Dwayne Bacon discusses his decision to declare for the NBA Draft.

WATCH: Bill Self NCAA Sweet 16 Press Conference // Kansas Basketball // 3.22.2017

Bill Self previews the Jayhawks' Sweet 16 matchup against Purdue.
Via Kansas Jayhawks Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Graham & Lucas NCAA Sweet 16 Press Conference // Kansas Basketball // 3.22.2017

Devonte' Graham and Landen Lucas preview KU's Sweet 16 game against Purdue.
Via Kansas Jayhawks Athletics
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doug Gottlieb will interview for Oklahoma State job

Doug Gottlieb could wind up changing jobs twice in a week. Gottlieb’s long-anticipated move from CBS to FS1 and Fox Sports Radio was officially announced on The Herd Wednesday, but he’s now also popping up as a candidate to be the next basketball coach at his alma mater, Oklahoma State (following previous coach Brad Underwood’s move to Illinois). This is more than just a rumor...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

A week ago, your team made it into the NCAA Tournament and you were excited at the possibilities. Do this, beat them, hold on, make a run and you'd be in the Final Four in no time. Some teams were doing a little dreaming while others fully expected a great shot at a national championship. Sixteen of those teams remain while fans of the other 52 schools are left to wonder what happened...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The 'Duke schadenfreude season came early this year' quiz

And with that, we can add another one to the long list of painful tournament losses for the Duke Blue Devils. Yes, despite winning the ACC tournament and entering March Madness as the prohibitive favorites, Coach K and crew couldn't get it done against South Carolina and were forced to take their talents back to Durham about three weeks too soon for Duke fans' liking. Conversely...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

On Tom Crean, Indiana Basketball, and Subway parking lot etiquette

Our staff continues to share their personal thoughts on Indiana’s former head coach. Sometimes, relationships simply fall apart. I’m not the first to make this comparison. I’m not even the first one on this site. But it’s an apt analogy to use when looking at where the things between Tom Crean and Indiana went wrong. There was no smoking gun. There was never a point of...
Via Crimson Quarry
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Turner Sports/CBS to offer NCAA Tournament in virtual reality

For those who want to watch the NCAA Tournment in virtual reality you will now have an opportunity to do so starting this week. Turner Sports along with CBS and the NCAA wil offer the tournament in VR beginning with the Sweet Sixteen. This marks the first time the NCAA Tournament will be available in virtual reality.A March Madness Live VR app is now available in the Oculus store...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: UNC Men's Basketball: Theo Pinson pre-Sweet 16 PC

Theo Pinson speaks with the media before the Tar Heels get set for their Sweet 16 showdown with Butler.
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