Welcome to the dog days of the summer, where college basketball teams are all but set in stone and fans across the country are clamoring for mid-November so their favorite squads can take the hardwood. Before we know it, opening night will be here, so over the next three and a half months, the East … Continue reading Moral of the Story: UCF Knights look like member of AAC’s elite
Every year since the First Four was implemented back in 2011, at least one team that participated in the play-in games went on to win in the NCAA Tournament's Round of 64. The most notable squad was the VCU Rams back in 2011 when they advanced all the way to the Final Four before suffering … Continue reading Radford, UCLA advance to field of 64
For the first time since conference realignment, the Villanova Wildcats failed to capture the Big East regular-season title and lost four games in league play. But while Jay Wright's squad dropped matchups they normally handle with ease (St. John's, in particular), it's impossible to say the 'Cats had a down year. Villanova still won 30 … Continue reading Previewing the East Region: The Region of Chaos?
Villanova is a week removed from losing their fourth-leading scorer and team leader, yet it didn't seem to be a concern on Thursday night in Philadelphia. The No. 1 Wildcats crushed Creighton, 98-78, at the Wells Fargo Center thanks to 19 three-pointers and another superb performance from point guard Jalen Brunson. Jay Wright's squad had … Continue reading Villanova cruises past Creighton at Wells Fargo
Ever since Ed Cooley took over as the head coach of Providence, the Friars have typically answered the bell in critical games or moments. But early in this 2017-18 season, the Friars' streak of four straight NCAA Tournaments looked to be in jeopardy. It wasn't because of poor coaching, a lack of strong personnel or dipping … Continue reading Providence finding footing with healthy roster
The Rhode Island Rams walked off the floor of the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento in disbelief. Dan Hurley's team was just minutes away from advancing to the Sweet 16 of the 2017 NCAA Tournament, but a long three by Oregon's Tyler Dorsey and two missed three-pointers in the final seconds wasted a 21-point effort … Continue reading Why Rhode Island is more than just the best team in the Atlantic 10
Duke has been playing with fire since the start of the PK80 and they finally paid their dividends on Saturday at Boston College. The Eagles took down the No. 1 team in the country with an 89-84 win at Conte Forum thanks to a superb performance by their backcourt duo, Ky Bowman and Jerome Robinson. … Continue reading Boston College stuns Duke at Conte Forum