NCAA tournament

The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, also known and branded as NCAA March Madness, is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to determine the national championship. The tournament was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and was the idea of Ohio State coach Harold Olsen.
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  • No. 7: Webster Groves' Arinze explodes on recruiting scene
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    No. 7: Webster Groves' Arinze explodes on recruiting scene

    Though the Statesmen took the loss, Arinze gave a taste of his abilities. Missing its starting quarterback, Webster Groves put together a patchwork offense and Arinze had a role. He lined up at tight end, where he spent most of the afternoon blocking. He only caught one pass, but it was sensational. Wildcat quarterback Jerqon Conners lofted the ball to Arinze on a short route and the big man did the rest as he rumbled in for a 60-yard touchdown to give the Statesmen a 14-7 lead after the first quarter. It was Arinze's only reception on the season, but his size and speed were on full display. It wasn't long after college coaches started to take notice. Arinze has visited Arizona State, Kansas

  • Duke basketball recruiting: Blue Devils neglect necessary piece
    Ball Durham

    Duke basketball recruiting: Blue Devils neglect necessary piece

    By focusing too much energy on compiling classes consisting of primarily only the best of the best, the Duke basketball coaches are missing out on the hidden-gem assassins among the rest. Simultaneously fixing Duke basketball's high turnover rate and recent shooting woes may require scrolling farther down the 247Sports 2020 Composite — maybe even off the ranking altogether. Why? As the years go by, rankers and pro scouts increasingly value the physical measurements pointing to a guard's NBA potential while overlooking what often matters most to college success: shooting percentages. Just look at the 247Sports recruiting profile from 2008 for former Blue Devil sharpshooter Seth Curry: no ranking,

  • Arizona Basketball: Why Arizona needs to bring back the cactus logo
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    Arizona Basketball: Why Arizona needs to bring back the cactus logo

    The Arizona Basketball program has gone through several logo transformations in its rich history, including the cactus logo, which needs to come back! Since the inception of Arizona Basketball, there have been many different styles of the Arizona logo that have been represented either on the jersey or even on the court. One logo that many fans would love to see back, myself included, would be one with the cactus. Nothing like bring back that old school logo. Believe or not it was on the court of McKale Center for 22 years before it was taken down prior to the 2009-10 basketball season. During that timeframe, the program was coached by one of the greatest coaches, not just at Arizona but of all-time…Lute

  • No. 9: De Smet capitalizes on Carr's versatility
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    No. 9: De Smet capitalizes on Carr's versatility

    No. 9: De Smet capitalizes on Carr's versatility

  • No. 10: East St. Louis' Spraggins raises recruiting profile
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    No. 10: East St. Louis' Spraggins raises recruiting profile

    No. 10: East St. Louis' Spraggins raises recruiting profile

  • Mississippi State placed on 3 years' probation by NCAA
    The Seattle Times

    Mississippi State placed on 3 years' probation by NCAA

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State has received three years' probation from the NCAA after an investigation determined a part-time student tutor completed coursework for 10 football players and one men's basketball player in an online class. Penalties include vacating an unspecified number of wins from the 2018 football season and the 2018-19 men's basketball season. Mississippi State also will have 10 football players miss eight games in the upcoming season. The Bulldogs lose one scholarship for the 2020-21 basketball season and two scholarships for both the 2021 and 2022 football seasons. The former tutor involved received a 10-year show cause penalty. Neither the football program nor

  • UCLA Basketball Schedules Home-and-Home with Marquette
    Bruins Nation

    UCLA Basketball Schedules Home-and-Home with Marquette

    The UCLA men's basketball team has announced that the team has scheduled a home-and-home series against the Marquette Golden Eagles, which is scheduled to start with a Bruin home game at Pauley Pavilion on Saturday, December 12, 2020. UCLA will then visit Milwaukee in either November or December 2021 at the Fiserv Forum. According to UCLA's press release on the announcement, UCLA Bruins head coach Mick Cronin said: Our program is excited to add Marquette to our non-conference schedule, I have a ton of respect for Coach Wojciechowski and what he's done at Marquette, and we think this can be a fantastic matchup for both schools. It's always a win for our sport to see strong matchups across a pair

  • Wisconsin basketball: full 2019-20 schedule released
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    Wisconsin basketball: full 2019-20 schedule released

    The Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball team, along with the rest of the Big Ten Conference, released their full 2019-2020 schedule on Friday afternoon. Now, the only thing that Badgers fans were waiting for was the dates of the conference games, but it is nice to now be able to plan out the winter evenings we definitely won't be going outside. The Badgers both open and close their conference season against the Indiana Hoosiers which is good, because IU won't have figured out who they are yet by the first game and will have given up hope of qualifying for the NCAA Tournament by the last game. The Badgers host ESPN preseason top-25 teams No. 1 Michigan State (2/1/20), No. 10 Maryland (1/14/20) and No. 12 Ohio State (2/9/20) during their conference slate and they'll also see No. 21 Marquette at the Kohl Center during non-conference play.

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    The longest an NCAA bracket has ever stayed perfect

    In the history of March Madness, no one has ever picked a verifiably perfect bracket. But one bracket in 2019 came closer than any before it, shattering records, and becoming a veritable bracket celebrity. This is the story of that bracket.

  • Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: The Charleston Classic second round
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    Know Your Non-Conference Opponent: The Charleston Classic second round

    I'm going to start this preview of the Charleston Classic second round with a bold prediction: I think Xavier is going to be good enough to beat Towson. I know that assumptions can come back to bite, but barring one of Xavier's somewhat common early season swoons, they should see off the Tigers. That leaves the field in Charleston opening up for the Musketeers. Again, assuming a couple of things we ten to know hold true, Xavier will play either Buffalo or UConn, and if they win that one, most likely either Florida or Miami. That's four teams that the Musketeers will have a chance to meet while the rest of are smashing turkey and pie. The first two teams are passing each other on the way to and

  • The 1,000 Day Reign
    Hammer and Rails

    The 1,000 Day Reign

    November 26, 2016. That was 1,000 days ago as of today, and a lot has changed since then. Jeff Brohm was still at Western Kentucky and was coming off of a 60-6 win at Marshall that day, clinching a berth in the Conference USA title game. Purdue fans were upset with Matt Painter because he had not won an NCAA Tournament game since 2012 and there were questions if he was worth his huge contract, especially after losing a big early season game vs. defending NCAA champ Villanova. I was still basking in the honeymoon of a Cubs World Series title, but it was tarnished on this day by Indiana's 26-24 win in the Old Oaken Bucket game. That was the fourth straight win for the Hoosiers in the series, the

  • Villanova Fall Sports off to a great start
    VU Hoops

    Villanova Fall Sports off to a great start

    Happy Friday Nova Nation! The student body may have just arrived on campus this week, but the fall sports teams have been on campus for a while. And it looks like all that extra time in the gym and in practice has already paid off. In the first athletic competition of the 2019 Fall Sports Calendar, Villanova Women's Soccer came away with a 1-0 win at home over #24 LSU. The lone goal came on a tremendous hustle play by sophomore forward Chloe O'Neil in the first half: Villanova football is next up this Saturday, as they travel to Colgate for a noon kick-off to both their season and all of college football. The Wildcats will look to bounce back from a pair of injury plagued seasons and compete

  • The Seattle Times

    He was kind of Seattles coach- Ex-Sonics analyst Jim Marsh gave his heart to basketball community

    A deep sadness hangs over the Seattle basketball world today, softened by joyful memories. They just lost a big part of their heart, their soul, their conscience and their funny bone. Jim Marsh, who died near Portland on Monday at age 73, was all of that, and so much more. No one was more beloved. No one was more respected. No one was more fun to be around. The Parkinson's disease that was diagnosed in 2004 slowly ate away at his body, but it left his mind and spirit undeterred. Marsh's quips are legendary. An undersized 6-foot-7 center at USC, he joked that he held Lew Alcindor (now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) to 56 points in his first college game for UCLA. When he fizzled out of the NBA after one

  • No. 11: Ritenour's Tyler turns tremendous upside into offers
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    No. 11: Ritenour's Tyler turns tremendous upside into offers

    Now 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds, Tyler went from no interest in football to becoming one of the most intriguing players in the class of 2020. What he lacks in experience he more than makes up for with potential. On his first play on the line at summer practice, Tyler sent a defender flying five yards down field. His technique might need refining but you can't replace size and strength, both of which Tyler has in droves.

  • No. 12: St. John bucks Trinity trend with commitment to Mizzou
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    No. 12: St. John bucks Trinity trend with commitment to Mizzou

    St. John and his teammates have seen what strong leadership looks like and they're following the blueprint that has treated them so well in their careers. When the Titans lost the Class 2 title game in 2016, they were in the weight room two weeks after the season. When they lost in the district title game in 2017, they were in the weight room two weeks after the season. Last year, after they won the Class 3 championship, they were in the weight room two weeks after the season.