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Duke Basketball: Getting to Know the Syracuse Orange

An ACC foe, Coach K’s good friend Jim Boeheim, the originator of the zone, but do you really know who the Syracuse Orange are? There’s no debating this, Syracuse team is hot. They come into the Sweet 16 matchup having won three straight...
Via Ball Durham
33 minutes ago

Why Gonzaga, Not Kentucky, May Be The Tournament’s Luckiest Team

Kentucky is the envy of the college basketball world for its soft Sweet 16 landing in a region that is suddenly without any of its top-four seeds. But if we’re looking for the luckiest team in the NCAA Tournament this year, a case can be made that it’s not the Wildcats. It’s Gonzaga. That’s not to say that Kentucky hasn’t been fortunate. John Calipari’s perennial powerhouse entered...
Via FiveThirtyEight
50 minutes ago

Report: Florida basketball assistant coach Dusty May hired by Florida Atlantic

The Gators will reportedly lose Mike White’s lead assistant. The Florida Gators’ last loss of the 2017-18 season on the court came on Saturday against Texas Tech. But off the court, the Gators have more losses to take — and, reportedly, one of them will be Mike White’s lead assistant. Dusty May, who followed White from Louisiana Tech to Florida in 2015, will reportedly be named...
Via Alligator Army
52 minutes ago

Kentucky reaching the Final Four could be the greatest coaching job of John Calipari's career

A Final Four trip would be further validation for what's John Calipari has done at Kentucky
Via CBSSports.com
1 hour ago

NCAAW: Expert picks: Predicting the Sweet 16

A pair of No. 11 seeds brought the #MACtion to the Sweet 16. Can Buffalo and Central Michigan pull off more upsets, or will chalk favor a field that still includes all the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds?
1 hour ago

NCAAW: Beavers have been building up Gülich for this moment

How well 6-foot-5 Marie Gülich plays 6-7 Kalani Brown on Friday (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET) will likely determine whether Oregon State -- in the Sweet 16 for the third season in a row just a decade removed from oblivion -- can beat Baylor in the regional semis.
1 hour ago

Sweet 16 Preview: #1 Villanova Wildcats vs. #5 West Virginia Mountaineers

Villanova heads to Bean Town to face Press Virginia. The Villanova Wildcats will face off against the West Virginia Mountaineers, a former Big East member, on Friday night in Boston’s East Regional semifinals. The Wildcats are coming off of dismantling the Alabama Crimson Tide, avoiding the second round upset that has unfortunately plagued this program and all who love it. The...
Via VU Hoops
1 hour ago

UNC Basketball: Passing the torch

Luke Maye and Kenny Williams will move into the leadership voids left by Joel Berry and Theo Pinson. On Tuesday, Jake’s perfect reminiscence ended with the following: This game is a fun, exhilarating, exhausting experience. Sometimes we forget that the men in uniforms are not robots, but instead college students, trying to navigate their late teens and early 20’s. The past six...
Via Tar Heel Blog
1 hour ago

Rui Hachimura is crossing barriers on his way to his comfort zone

Gonzaga's Japanese-born big man has learned how to talk to his teammates on and off the court, and it has created a new level to his game.
1 hour ago

Pitt Talking to Buffalo Bulls Basketball Coach Nate Oats?

I don’t know how true this is, but it’s all over twitter. Including from legit media folks. Pitt didn’t get Danny Hurley, Hurley went to UConn instead. The money at Pitt was good, reportedly about 3 million dollars, but Pitts’ timeline and another big offer from UConn ended the talks. So today the scuttlebutt is that, among some other coaches, Pitt is talking to several other...
Via Bull Run
1 hour ago

Talking Florida State with Tomahawk Nation

We learned from FSU from the source. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are taking on the Florida State Seminoles for only the second time in school history. The last time these two schools faced off was in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. A then No. 8 Gonzaga beat a once again No. 9 Florida State in a fashion that would be fitting for this tournament. The Zags led by 18, and Florida State cut that...
Via The Slipper Still Fits
2 hours ago

Miami guard Bruce Brown declares for NBA draft

Miami Hurricanes guard Bruce Brown is leaving his options open, the sophomore has added his name to the list of underclassmen declaring for the 2018 NBA draft.The school announced his decision Thursday but said Brown will not hire an agent, which means he could return to Miami in 2018.While that’s unlikely, it’s an important fallback option after an injury-shortened year. Brown injured...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

2017-18 South Carolina men’s basketball: Season in review

Taking a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly. The 2017-18 season was undeniably a brutal crash back down to Earth for the South Carolina Gamecocks. Coming off that magical Final Four run, expectations and excitement were running high. But most observers figured the Gamecocks were due for a step back with the loss of stars like Sindarius Thornwell and PJ Dozier, as well as reliable...
Via Garnet and Black Attack
4 hours ago

March Madness 2018: John Calipari urges Kentucky players to not ‘drink that poison’

The winner of No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 9 Kansas State will face the winner of No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 11 Loyola-Chicago in the Elite Eight.
Via Sporting News
5 hours ago

Finding Reasons to Be Optimistic About Cincinnati Bearcats Basketball

Brutal doesn’t even do it justice, but after Sunday’s loss, the Bearcats must move on. Here’s how they can. Its rare that a team gets the type of opportunity that the Cincinnati Bearcats got this March. They won their conference tournament, earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and then watched as its region in the bracket was beset with upsets. Those are just some of the many...

NCAA Tournament 2018 TV Schedule: What time, channel is Florida State vs. Gonzaga? (3/22/18) Livestream, watch online | March Madness 2018

The No. 9 seeded Florida State Seminoles meet the No. 4 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in the West Region Sweet 16 of the 2018 men's NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 22, 2018 (3/22/18), at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Watch video The No. 9 seeded Florida State Seminoles meet the No. 4 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs in the West...
Via NJ.com
5 hours ago

Report: Dan Hurley takes less money to become UConn coach

Dan Hurley has reportedly reached an agreement to become the next men’s head basketball coach at UConn.According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Hurley is signing a six-year deal with UConn. He turned down more money from Pitt. Pitt had reportedly offered Hurley more than $3 million per year, but you could make the argument that UConn is the more prestigious job. It will also allow Hurley...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
22 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
22 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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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.

Mohamed Bamba to enter 2018 NBA Draft

Texas freshman Mohamed Bamba has elected to enter the 2018 NBA Draft, a source tells Evan Daniels of 247Sports. While Daniels’ report doesn’t specify whether or not Bamba will hire an agent, the young center has confirmed the decision himself and said he won’t be returning to school, so he’ll forgo his remaining college eligibility (Twitter link via Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com)...
Via Hoops Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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