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  • News
  • 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 […]

  • News
  • 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 […]

  • News
  • April 17,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Postseason Grades for Every SEC College Basketball Team

Auburn made the Final Four last season after winning the SEC Tournament, which earned the Tigers an “A” for their 2019 season. But not every team in the conference fared as well. Here are Stadium’s postseason grades for every team in the SEC, which take into account the preseason media poll, conference and NCAA Tournament […]

  • 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 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 31,2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

Bruce Pearl Leads Auburn to First Final Four in Career Revival That’s ‘Like a Movie’

KANSAS CITY – The Final Four berth was obviously sweet for Bruce Pearl. It was his first but it’s the path traveled that made this even more festive and momentous. There was the three-year show-cause penalty that forced him away from coaching, the FBI investigation involving his assistant coach that claimed two players a year […]

  • News
  • March 30,2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

PJ Washington’s Return, Tyler Herro’s ‘Oozing’ Confidence Push Kentucky to Elite Eight

KANSAS CITY – Reid Travis has a Stanford degree and he was far more politically correct than teammate Ashton Hagans when he used the term “oozing with confidence” while searching for the correct words to describe the unwavering swagger of Tyler Herro. “Big nuts,” Hagans said. Yep. Can’t argue with that. Not exactly debatable, certainly […]

  • News
  • March 28,2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

PJ Washington’s Status Hangs Heavy Over Kentucky As They Prepare for Houston

KANSAS CITY — It’s become all about PJ Washington and his foot. When Washington was a last-second addition to the podium alongside teammates Reid Travis and Keldon Johnson, it had to be a positive sign for the sprained left foot that has sidelined him for the first weekend of the NCAA tourney. Surely, John Calipari […]

  • News
  • March 26,2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Previewing No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Houston: Date, Time, Location, Spread

While Kentucky faces questions surrounding the health of its best player entering a Sweet 16 matchup with Houston, the Cougars look primed to keep the momentum from their 31-win season going. Kentucky will be looking for its 38th Elite 8 appearance while Houston is seeking its sixth trip there. [RELATED: Up-to-Date List of College Basketball Coaching […]

  • News
  • March 26,2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Ranking the Remaining Coaches in the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Region

Four coaches remain in the 2019 NCAA Tournament’s Midwest region, picked by three of our four-man panel as the toughest region in the competition. All four coaches have plenty of experience, but only two have won national titles. Here’s how the supremely accomplished group stacks up entering the Sweet 16. [RELATED: Up-to-Date List of College Basketball […]

  • 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 […]


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