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Does UK have enough frontcourt depth to win a national title?

Do the Cats have enough depth in the frontcourt to advance to the Final Four and be a national title threat? There were moments during Kentucky’s 95-75 win against Buffalo where an additional big body could have been useful to mitigate foul trouble. Kevin Knox, PJ Washington, Sacha Killeya-Jones, and Nick Richards combined for 10 first-half fouls in the Round of 32. There were...
Via A Sea of Blue
35 minutes ago

Ohio State gets some love on Twitter from 4-star DE target

This DE happens to be the brother of a current Buckeye basketball member, Micah Potter. Even though both basketball programs are done for the season, and football is still gearing up for the spring game, there are still postseason events happening for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Men’s hockey plays on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and a dozen Buckeyes...
Via Land-Grant Holy Land
1 hour ago

Utah beats Saint Mary’s to advance to NIT Semifinals in NYC

Getting into the NIT isn’t the most sexy destination for most teams, but getting to NYC and possibly winning it is actually pretty cool, and that’s the situation that Utah finds themselves in after beating Saint Mary’s on the road Wednesday night. The 2-seed Utes had to overcome some adversity to beat the 1-seed SMC on the road, but they battled and did just that. First of all...
Via Block U
5 hours ago

UNC Basketball: Joel Berry II named All-American by NABC

Senior point guard honored by National Association of Basketball Coaches Joel Berry II is one of the most decorated Tar Heels in the long, rich history of the North Carolina basketball program. And despite having played his final college...
Via Keeping It Heel
6 hours ago

Washington congressman lays claim to Mike Hopkins amid Pitt rumors

The University of Pittsburgh’s possible pursuit of Washington head coach Mike Hopkins is being hindered by a bit of government intervention.Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported on Wednesday that Hopkins’ name is gaining some steam in connection with Pitt’s head coaching vacancy. In response, Rep. Rick Larsen, who represents Washington state’s 2nd congressional district, laid claim for Hopkins...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State falls to Western Kentucky 92-84

The 2017-18 season comes to an end as the Cowboys come up short against the Hilltoppers. And just like that, the offseason is upon us. Oklahoma State, while not playing in the tournament they had hoped at the beginning of the season, found itself with a chance to play for a trip to Madison Square Garden for the NIT Final Four. With a lot on the line, and a pro-Cowboy crowd, the...
Via Cowboys Ride for Free
7 hours ago

John Calipari knows ‘favorite’ could mean falling right into trap

ATLANTA — There was a time when their South Region path to the Final Four seemed padlocked, paved with potholes. But a funny thing happened to Kentucky on the Wildcats’ way through the tournament, advancing with hard-fought wins over Davidson and Buffalo. Top-seeded Virginia famously flamed out against UMBC. Second-seeded Cincinnati blew a 22-point lead...
Via New York Post
8 hours ago

Most important match-ups in the Sweet 16

The Sweet Sixteen is so perfectly timed in the college basketball world. We spent last weekend ingesting unhealthy amounts of hoops at all hours of the day, cutting back on sleep, healthy habits, and appropriate levels of emotion. We all need the three day break to catch our breath, let the dust clear, and figure out where we go from here.The Sweet Sixteen is not the sixteen best...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michigan has interesting strategy to try to keep Moritz Wagner out of foul trouble

Foul trouble has somewhat limited the effectiveness of Michigan big man Moritz Wagner so far in this year’s tournament, but the team may have figured out a fix just in time for the Sweet Sixteen.On Wednesday, Wolverines head coach John Beilein revealed his interesting strategy to try and remedy Wagner’s fouling issues: have Wagner play defense while holding tennis balls in his hands...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kenny Wooten Makes A Decision On His Sophomore Season

While Oregon Fans wait to hear about Troy Brown, Freshman Kenny Wooten has decided his future will be with the Oregon Ducks Oregon Ducks Freshman Kenny Wooten showed off his talent in 2017. His ability to block shots opened eyes in the Pac-12 and his game-saving prowess began to grow in the Pac-12 Tournament. On […] Kenny Wooten Makes A Decision On His Sophomore Season - Autzen Zoo...
Via Autzen Zoo
11 hours ago

John Calipari takes page out of Nick Saban’s playbook by warning of (rat) poison

One’s a dot, two’s a line and three’s a trend as the old adage go and it appears rat poison for college players is now a burgeoning trend. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday ahead of Kentucky’s NCAA tournament game against Kansas State, Wildcats coach John Calipari took a page straight out of Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin’s playbook
Via College Football Talk
11 hours ago

Danjel Purifoy tweets that he’ll play for Auburn basketball next season

AUBURN, Ala. — Danjel Purifoy has regained his eligibility with Auburn basketball for next season. And he plans on using it as a part of Bruce Pearl’s defending SEC champions. Purifoy cleared the air Wednesday evening by tweeting that he would play for the Tigers in the 2018-19 season. . #WarEagle — Thedanjelpurifoy3 (@DanjelKevon3) March 21, 2018 Auburn announced Tuesday night...
Via SEC Country
11 hours ago

Video & Quotes: Michigan press conference before Texas A&M

Michigan head coach John Beilein was on the podium along with Moe Wagner, Duncan Robinson and Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman. Q. Duncan, you guys had a close game against Houston. Is that good at this time that you guys got tested and you had to get through a tough game like that heading into this one? DUNCAN ROBINSON: Yeah, I think playing in a close game like that certainly helps,...
Via UM Hoops
13 hours ago

WATCH: David Padgett Final Louisville Press Conference: 'I'll Wear U of L Stuff With Extreme Pride'

Now former Louisville head coach David Padgett discussed his future with the program Wednesday afternoon, following the Cardinals' season-ending loss to Mississippi State in the NIT. The school informed Padgett it was going in another direction following his first and only year leading Louisville. At a Wednesday press conference, Padgett said he'll continue to wear U of L gear "with...
Via ACC Digital Network
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eight-year-old daughter of Nevada coach to interview Sister Jean ahead of Sweet 16

Nevada and Chicago-Loyola are both very big stories heading into the Sweet 16, but they also both feature some non-basketball characters — Sister Jean and Mariah Musselman — that have become the stars of the NCAA Tournament.For Loyola, Sister Jean has become an overnight, international sensation — nobody was talked about more on Twitter than this 98-year-old nun and team chaplain...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Syracuse vs. Duke Rematch In Sweet 16: Takeaways From Game 1

Syracuse vs Duke: The No. 11 Syracuse Orange will face the No. 2 Duke Blue Devils in the Sweet 16 of the Midwest Regional in Omaha on Friday night. The two teams met nearly a month ago on February 24 with Duke winning at home, 60-44. Each team's zone defense proved to be effective, but the Blue Devils' freshmen big men of Marvin Bagley III and Wendell Carter Jr proved to be the difference.
Via ACC Digital Network
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky basketball: Jarred Vanderbilt updates injury status for NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 matchup

ATLANTA, Ga. — Kentucky freshman Jarred Vanderbilt is still “day to day” with an ankle injury ahead of Kentucky’s Sweet 16 matchup with Kansas State on Thursday night. Asked if he’ll play against Kansas State, Vanderbilt said he’s “hoping for the best.” Vanderbilt was dressed out for Kentucky’s practice Wednesday afternoon at Philips Arena in Atlanta. He said he’s been practicing...
Via SEC Country
15 hours ago

Loyola-Chicago Ramblers planning production of Sister Jean bobblehead

One of the biggest stars thus far in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament without question is Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the 98-year-old nun who serves as team chaplain for the upstart Loyola-Chicago Ramblers. The 11-seed Ramblers moved on to the Sweet 16 thanks to a 63-62 victory on Saturday over the No. 3 Tennessee Volunteers, which followed an improbable 64-62 buzzer-beating...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Draft notes: Louisville's Spalding, Charlotte's Davis entering draft

Louisville power forward Ray Spalding will enter the 2018 NBA draft, as Jody Demling of 247Sports.com details. However, Spalding – a junior – won’t necessarily forfeit his final year of NCAA eligibility. He’ll hold off on hiring an agent for now before deciding whether to go pro or to return to Louisville for one more season.“I didn’t get to test the waters last year, but I will...
Via Hoops Rumors
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Surprise, suspense and standard deviation in this year's Tourney

This year’s March Madness was clearly drunk for the first two rounds, or at the very least high on … life. And while college basketball went on a weekend-long bender, those of us watching barely had time to set our brackets on fire and hold on for the ride before things got utterly chaotic.While it’s always nice to be right, sometimes it’s fun to watch the college basketball world...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona's Sean Miller denies interest in Pitt job

It didn’t take long for Arizona head coach Sean Miller to shoot down some rumors on Wednesday. While the Wildcats are coming off a disappointing tournament exit at the hands of Buffalo, Miller doesn’t want to go anywhere. Even to Pitt, despite earlier rumors.But here it is from the man himself. While the Wildcats continue to ride successful waves under Miller, they cannot seem to...
Via The Sports Post
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why upsets and Cinderella stories still rule March

The NCAA Tournament is always remembered for the Cinderellas. This year is no different, but you’d be in trouble if you had to pick just one.It’s been unbelievably incredible up to this point and there’s absolutely no telling what could be next.Loyola moves on, that’s fine—they had a great season.Arizona goes down, now that one was crazy.Marshall takes down Wichita State—even I picked...
Via The Sports Post
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eight biggest questions heading into Sweet 16

Finally, we can breathe. After four straight days of basketball insanity, the early part of this week gives us a chance to assess the field and take a good, hard look at the Sweet 16.This is about as unorthodox a Sweet 16 as we’ve ever had. Michigan, a No. 3 seed, is somehow the highest seed remaining on the entire left side of the bracket. Kentucky’s path to the Final Four seems...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: MBB: Anas Mahmoud Mississippi State Postgame Interview

Anas Mahmoud speaks to the media following Louisville's 79-56 loss to Mississippi State in the quarterfinal round of the National Invitational Tournament.

WATCH: MBB: Deng Adel Mississippi State Postgame Interview

Deng Adel speaks to the media following Louisville's 79-56 loss to Mississippi State in the quarterfinal round of the National Invitational Tournament.

WATCH: MBB: Darius Perry Mississippi State Postgame Interview

Darius Perry speaks to the media following Louisville's 79-56 loss to Mississippi State in the quarterfinal round of the National Invitational Tournament.

WATCH: Penn State Postgame | 2018 NIT Quarterfinals

Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers and players Shep Garner and Lamar Stevens talk to the media after their 85-80 victory over Marquette in the NIT Quarterfinals on March 20, 2018.

Mohamed Bamba to enter 2018 NBA Draft

Texas Longhorns freshman Mohamed Bamba, who wouldn’t discuss his future last week after his team was bounced by Nevada in the NCAA Tournament, will reportedly enter the 2018 NBA Draft.Evan Daniels of 247Sports, citing a source on Tuesday, broke this news. Shortly afterward, Bamba made the announcement official. The 6-foot-11 big man is coming off a tremendous freshman campaign at...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trae Young to enter 2018 NBA Draft

Oklahoma freshman Trae Young has decided to forgo his remaining NCAA eligibility and enter the 2018 NBA draft, multiple sources tell Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports. Young confirmed his decision to ESPN, telling Adrian Wojnarowski that he and his family will soon start meeting with possible agents.In addition to reporting Young’s move to the NBA, Wojnarowski also worked with the 19...
Via Hoops Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Purdue engineering students to produce custom elbow brace for Isaac Haas

A group of Purdue students are coming to injured center Isaac Haas’ aid in a big way, and it could possibly benefit the team in its March Madness run.Haas suffered a fractured elbow during the team’s Round of 64 matchup against Cal State Fullerton, and is expected to miss the remainder of the tournament.Although that is no longer set in stone, though.Purdue’s engineering students...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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