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?
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
In their first game against a ranked opponent this season, St. John's (8-2) put together an impressive performance without their second best player Marcus LoVett, but fell to Arizona State at the Staples Center, 82-70. The Johnnies were led by two big men, Marvin Clark II (18 points and seven rebounds) and Tariq Owens (17 points … Continue reading Game Recap: St. John’s impresses but falls to Arizona State in LA
Leonard Hamilton and the Florida State Seminoles have owned the Florida Gators the last three seasons in the Sunflower State rivalry. Monday night at the O'Connell Center was no different, as the Seminoles ran the Gators off their own court, 83 to 66, with a dominating start-to-finish performance. The Noles had four players score in … Continue reading Game Recap: Florida State wins fourth straight against Florida