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  • College Basketball
  • April 19, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Five-Star Forward Matthew Hurt Announces College Commitment to Duke

One of the highest-rated prospects in the 2019 recruiting class is off the board. Five-star forward Matthew Hurt picked Duke over Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina on Friday. The 6-9, 215-pound forward from Rochester, Minnesota is ranked as the No. 8 prospect in his recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. “Best team in […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 18, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Analyzing College Basketball’s Relationship Between Recruiting Rankings and Wins

College basketball coaches will hit the recruiting trail on Friday for the start of a six-day recruiting period in which they’re allowed to evaluate prospects and make in-person, off-campus contact with recruits. The final day of the official NCAA “recruiting period” for the 2018-19 recruiting calendar is Thursday, May 2, which means the next two-plus […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 10, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Postseason Grades for Every ACC Basketball Team

Virginia won its first-ever national championship in 2019, which undoubtedly caps off a best-case season for the Cavaliers. Not just because of how Virginia’s 2018 season ended, but because the ‘Hoos were picked second in the ACC preseason media poll and they debuted at No. 5 in the preseason AP Top 25 Poll. They didn’t […]

  • 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 7, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Duke’s Zion Williamson Wins Naismith Men’s Player of the Year

Duke freshman Zion Williamson won the 2019 Naismith Men’s Player of the Year award Sunday, becoming the first freshman to win the award since Kentucky’s Anthony Davis in 2012. Williamson is just the third freshman to ever receive the honor with Texas’ Kevin Durant being the first ever in 2007. Not bad company. Williamson averaged […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 7, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

March Madness 2019: NCAA Tournament National Championship Game Schedule, Dates, Times, Scores

The 2019 NCAA Tournament was unveiled on Selection Sunday and Duke, Virginia, North Carolina and Gonzaga are the four No. 1 seeds. You can read our bracket reactions and region-by-region breakdown here. [RELATED: Here’s What You Hear When You Sit Courtside] Here’s the schedule for the Final Four. Matchup Date Time Location Channel No. 1 […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 2, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Here’s How This Year’s Final Four Teams Stack Up to Years Past

The Final Four is set: No. 1 seed Virginia, No. 2 seed Michigan State, No. 3 seed Texas Tech and No. 5 seed Auburn. It’ll be the Cavaliers matched up against the Tigers and the Spartans vs. the Red Raiders in Minneapolis. How does each school stack up to the Final Four teams from years […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 2, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett Become First Freshman Teammates Since John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins to Earn First Team AP All-America Honors

Duke freshmen Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett were named to the five-player First Team Associated Press All-America team Tuesday, making them the first freshman teammates since Kentucky’s John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins in 2010 to earn the honor. Murray State’s Ja Morant, Michigan State’s Cassius Winston and Tennessee’s Grant Williams round out the First Team. […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 1, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Auburn, Texas Tech, Purdue Among Best 2019 NCAA Tournament Bracket Picks

The 2019 NCAA Tournament isn’t over but we’re down to the Final Four and the three most popular picks to win the national championship, according to ESPN’s Tournament Challenge, have been eliminated. Here’s a look at the teams that had the best and worst “value” in bracket challenge games, meaning the difference between a team’s […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 27, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Ranking the Six Best Remaining Players From the East in the Sweet 16

The matchups are set for the Sweet 16. In the East Region, it’s No. 1 seed Duke vs. No. 4 seed Virginia Tech and No. 2 seed Michigan State vs. No. 3 seed LSU. Each team is filled with all-conference talent and there are more than a few future NBA players who will compete in […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 26, 2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Previewing No. 1 Duke vs. No. 4 Virginia Tech: Date, Time, Location, Spread

The Blue Devils needed some heroics from stars Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett to beat UCF and advance to the Sweet 16. The Hokies, meanwhile, eventually eased past pesky No. 12 Liberty. Duke and Virginia Tech played once in the regular season with the Hokies winning 77-72. Both Williamson and Virginia Tech star Justin Robinson […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 25, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

A Chalky Opening Weekend in the NCAA Tournament Means the Best Is (Hopefully) Yet to Come

They say patience is a virtue and the patience of an upset-craving, viral-moment-retweeting national college basketball audience was tested in the first two rounds of the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Sunday’s thriller between No. 1 seed Duke and No. 9 seed UCF, which was highlighted by two unicorns of basketball players – let alone human beings […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 23, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Breaking Down the Winners and Losers of the First Round of the NCAA Tournament

The first round of the NCAA Tournament is officially complete. Every No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 seed is still standing, which we couldn’t have said last year, obviously. Twelve higher-seeded teams won their first-round matchup but just eight if you don’t count the 8/9 games. Here’s our breakdown of the winners and losers […]

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