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Previewing No. 7 Wofford vs. No. 10 Seton Hall: Date, Time, Players to Watch
  • March 20, 2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Previewing No. 7 Wofford vs. No. 10 Seton Hall: Date, Time, Players to Watch

The Terriers were one of the top NET teams in the country, but ended up getting a No. 7 seed, while Seton Hall had to win twice against Marquette and once against Villanova in the final weeks of the season to put itself on the right side of the bubble. Overview Date/Time: Thursday, March 21, […]

Previewing No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 15 Colgate: Date, Time, Players to Watch
  • March 20, 2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Previewing No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 15 Colgate: Date, Time, Players to Watch

The Volunteers and Raiders are trending in somewhat opposite directions heading into their first-round matchup, but Tennessee will still be the heavy favorite. The Vols made a run to the SEC conference tournament final, but are 6-4 in their last 10 contests. Colgate, on the other hand, hasn’t lost a game in its last 11 […]

Previewing No. 8 Utah State vs. No. 9 Washington: Date, Time, Players to Watch
  • March 20, 2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Previewing No. 8 Utah State vs. No. 9 Washington: Date, Time, Players to Watch

The Aggies rose to prominence in the Mountain West this season, beating Nevada at home to eventually win a share of the conference crown. The Huskies marched through the Pac-12 with relative ease before falling to Oregon in their conference tournament final. Overview Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 6:50 p.m. ET kenpom.com projection: Utah State def. […]

Previewing No. 5 Marquette vs. No. 12 Murray State: Date, Time, Players to Watch
  • College Basketball
  • March 20, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Previewing No. 5 Marquette vs. No. 12 Murray State: Date, Time, Players to Watch

Marquette versus Murray State has the potential to be the best first-round matchup of the 2019 NCAA Tournament with Big East Player of the Year Markus Howard squaring off against projected top-five NBA Draft pick Ja Morant. If both players simply score their season scoring averages (25.0 points per game for Howard and 24.6 for […]

Previewing No. 8 VCU vs. No. 9 UCF: Date, Time, Players to Watch
  • March 20, 2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Previewing No. 8 VCU vs. No. 9 UCF: Date, Time, Players to Watch

The Rams were somewhat on the fence after falling in the A-10 conference tournament, but ended up in the field as an at-large team. UCF ended a 14-year tournament drought by breaking in as an at-large team behind guards B.J. Taylor and Aubrey Dawkins. As we typically see with the No. 8 vs. No. 9 […]

Previewing No. 5 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Liberty: Date, Time, Players to Watch
  • March 19, 2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Previewing No. 5 Mississippi State vs. No. 12 Liberty: Date, Time, Players to Watch

The Bulldogs and Flames come into this tournament on opposite notes. Mississippi State has lost three of its last five while Liberty has won 10 of its last 11, including three wins in the Atlantic Sun Tournament. Overview Date/Time: Friday, March 22, 7:27 PM ET kenpom.com projection: Mississippi State def. Liberty 71-65 Betting Line: Mississippi […]

Previewing No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Oregon: Date, Time, Players to Watch
  • College Basketball
  • March 19, 2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Previewing No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 12 Oregon: Date, Time, Players to Watch

Both teams in this first-round showdown were expected to make the NCAA Tournament this season, but their respective paths to qualification took very different turns. The Badgers marched through their Big Ten slate comfortably to earn an at-large berth while the Ducks had to secure the automatic bid in the Pac-12 Tournament. Wisconsin and Oregon […]

QB Tate Martell Eligible to Play for Miami in 2019
  • March 19, 2019
  • Brett McMurphy, Stadium College Football Insider

QB Tate Martell Eligible to Play for Miami in 2019

Former Ohio State quarterback Tate Martell has been granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible to play in 2019 at Miami. Martell is projected to be the Hurricanes’ starting quarterback this fall. He will be battling sophomores N’Kosi Perry and Jarren Williams for the starting position. Miami opens the 2019 season […]

Previewing No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 14 Old Dominion: Date, Time, Players to Watch
  • College Basketball
  • March 19, 2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Previewing No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 14 Old Dominion: Date, Time, Players to Watch

This first-round battle features a traditional basketball powerhouse against a tournament newcomer, with Purdue making its fifth-straight NCAA Tournament appearance while Jeff Jones and Old Dominion go dancing for the first time in eight seasons. Overview Date/Time: Thursday, March 21, 9:50 PM ET kenpom.com projection: Purdue def. Old Dominion 72-59 Betting Line: Purdue -13 (Westgate […]

Previewing No. 3 Houston vs. No. 14 Georgia State: Date, Time, Players to Watch
  • College Basketball
  • March 19, 2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Previewing No. 3 Houston vs. No. 14 Georgia State: Date, Time, Players to Watch

This first-round matchup will feature a 31-win Houston squad looking to bounce back from last season’s heartbreaking loss to Michigan and a Georgia State team looking to build on its tournament appearance from last season. The two coaches, Houston’s Kelvin Sampson and Georgia State’s Ron Hunter, have transformed their respective programs and will look to […]

Previewing No. 7 Louisville vs. No. 10 Minnesota: Date, Time, Players to Watch
  • College Basketball
  • March 19, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Previewing No. 7 Louisville vs. No. 10 Minnesota: Date, Time, Players to Watch

The first game of the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament will feature Minnesota Coach Richard Pitino coaching against his father’s former team, the seventh-seeded Louisville Cardinals. Of course, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee didn’t intentionally choose this matchup for that reason – when you put 68 teams in a bracket, there […]

What Would the 2019 NCAA Tournament Look Like Based on NET Rankings?
  • College Basketball
  • March 18, 2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

What Would the 2019 NCAA Tournament Look Like Based on NET Rankings?

When the NCAA announced the creation of a new metric to gauge college basketball teams, it was billed as an all-encompassing formula that would displace traditional metrics like RPI and effectively measure teams throughout the season. “What has been developed is a contemporary method of looking at teams analytically, using results-based and predictive metrics that […]

NCAA Tournament Roundtable: Final Four, Dark Horse and Upset Picks
  • College Basketball
  • March 18, 2019
  • Stadium Staff

NCAA Tournament Roundtable: Final Four, Dark Horse and Upset Picks

It’s officially the week of the 2019 NCAA Tournament. The bracket has been released and we’re here to help you make your picks. We assembled a four-person panel that includes Stadium’s Chinmay Vaidya, Michael Rizzo, Andy Wittry and Michael Bolling. We asked our panel seven questions about the NCAA Tournament bracket, including topics ranging from […]

Here’s What You Hear When You Sit Courtside at the Big Ten Tournament
  • College Basketball
  • March 17, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Here’s What You Hear When You Sit Courtside at the Big Ten Tournament

CHICAGO – The Big Ten Tournament provided an up-close look at all 14 teams in the conference as Stadium sat courtside in press row all week, right behind the “away” team’s (read: lower-seeded team’s) bench. It provided an unfiltered look at the communication between coaches, players, officials and fans in an intense win-or-go-home setting. Over […]

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