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  • College Basketball
  • April 22, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Postseason Grades for Every American Athletic Conference Basketball Team

The American Athletic Conference sent four teams to the 2019 NCAA Tournament, one more than it did the year before, and it finished ahead of the Pac-12 in kenpom.com’s conference rankings for the season. Here are Stadium’s postseason grades for every team in the AAC, which take into account the preseason coaches’ poll, conference and […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 19, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Cincinnati Coach John Brannen Agrees to Six-Year Contract: Salary, Buyout, Incentives

Former Northern Kentucky Coach John Brannen is the rare Division I head coach who can take a job with a new school and live in the same house if he wants. Brannen replaced Mick Cronin at Cincinnati, whose campus is roughly seven miles from that of Northern Kentucky. Brannen agreed to a six-year contract with […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 9, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Ranking the Best College Basketball Conferences From the 2018-19 Season

Virginia won the first men’s basketball national championship in school history Monday night, which means three different ACC teams have won a national title in the last five years. The Cavaliers’ title goes a long way as we examine how college basketball’s best conferences stacked up against each other last season. NCAA Tournament participation and […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 9, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Analyzing UCLA’s Coaching Hire of Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin

UCLA fired former coach Steve Alford on New Year’s Eve and after a lengthy, winding and — at points — befuddling coaching search that resulted in Kentucky Coach John Calipari receiving a lifetime contract with the ‘Cats and Tennessee Coach Rick Barnes landing a new raise in Knoxville, the Bruins settled on Cincinnati Coach Mick […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 3, 2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

Search Firm: Predicting Virginia Tech’s Next Head Basketball Coach

It may have been the worst-kept secret in college basketball for the last few months: When Billy Kennedy was out at Texas A&M, Buzz Williams was heading back to Texas and would replace Kennedy in College Station. Williams becomes Texas A&M’s new head coach after taking Virginia Tech to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 4, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Reactions to the College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll for Week 18

Conference tournament action officially starts on Monday as the college basketball season moves closer to Selection Sunday. After a week in which Gonzaga and Wofford completed undefeated runs through conference play and Duke suffered another loss, the latest AP Top 25 Poll dropped on Monday. Here are our reactions to the latest AP poll. It’s […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 4, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Predicting the College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll for Week 18

Fourteen ranked teams lost since the release of the last AP Top 25 poll, including No. 3 Duke at Virginia Tech. No. 1 Gonzaga finished conference play with an undefeated conference record, as did Wofford. Here’s how we predict the college basketball AP Top 25 poll to look like in Week 18.   1. Gonzaga […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 3, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting (March 3)

It’s March 3 and…80 percent of the Big East is on the NCAA Tournament bubble? Welcome to NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting, where we analyze the NCAA Tournament resumes and upcoming opportunities among tournament hopefuls from the top six conferences in college basketball. As a reminder, here’s how we define each category. Lock = These teams could […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 1, 2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

Who’s the Most Entertaining College Basketball Coach on the Sideline?

We’re going to unveil the first-ever Jimmy Patsos Award, which will be given to the most entertaining coach on the sideline. Remember, Patsos is the former Siena coach who will forever live in infamy for his invisible handshake after a game in 2017. “He was a rare breed,” one D-1 referee told me of Patsos. […]

  • College Basketball
  • February 27, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting Daily: Virginia, UT, Marquette & More

Nine ranked teams are in action Wednesday night, including four teams in the top 10 of the latest AP poll. Five teams in the AP Top 25 will play on the road against an unranked opponent, including the premier game of the night that features No. 10 Marquette at Villanova, so it’s unlikely they all […]

  • College Basketball
  • February 25, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Reactions to the College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll: Gonzaga Climbs, Duke Falls

There were significant changes in the latest AP Top 25 poll with the order of the top three teams changing from last week, including a new No. 1 team in the country. Nine of the top 10 teams changed their positioning from a week ago and three teams joined the AP poll since last week. […]

  • College Basketball
  • February 25, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Stadium’s NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting (Feb. 24)

There are nine new locks across college basketball’s top seven conference in this week’s NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting, where we evaluate teams’ resumes and what opportunities they have left in the regular season to climb onto the right side of the bubble. As a reminder, here’s how we’re defining each category. Lock = These teams could […]

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