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  • News
  • 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 […]

  • News
  • 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 […]

  • News
  • 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 […]

  • News
  • 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. […]

  • News
  • March 31,2019
  • 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 […]

  • News
  • 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 […]

  • News
  • 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 […]

  • News
  • March 24,2019
  • 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 […]

  • News
  • 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 […]

  • News
  • March 22,2019
  • Andy Wittry

One Key Number From Every NCAA Tournament First Round Game

No. 4 Virginia Tech def. No. 11 Saint Louis 66-52 12 – That’s how many more free throws Virginia Tech made than Saint Louis in its 14-point win. The Billikens out-rebounded the Hokies 35-37 but Virginia Tech got to the free throw line 27 times to Saint Louis’ 16. The Hokies were 22-of-27, while the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]


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