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  • College Basketball
  • April 11, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Postseason Grades for Every Big Ten Basketball Team

The Big Ten sent eight teams to the 2019 NCAA Tournament, one year after only four teams from the conference made the Big Dance, and seven of them won at least one game in the tournament. Here are Stadium’s postseason grades for every team in the Big Ten, which take into account the unofficial preseason […]

  • 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 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
  • March 31, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Purdue’s Carsen Edwards Cements Status as March Legend With Elite Eight Performance

It’s not hyperbole to compare Purdue guard Carsen Edwards’ 2019 NCAA Tournament run to that of former Davidson star Steph Curry in 2008. Late Saturday night, Edwards became the first player since Curry to win Most Outstanding Player honors in a region despite playing for a team that didn’t advance to the Final Four. It’s […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 30, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

One Key Stat From Every Sweet 16 Game: Auburn’s 3-Point Shooting, Kentucky’s Rebounding

No. 2 seed Kentucky def. No. 3 seed Houston 62-58 13 – That was Kentucky’s rebounding advantage against Houston, 36-23, including 11 offensive rebounds. The Wildcats had an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.8 percent (11 rebounds on 24 missed shots) and a defensive rebounding rate of 78.1 percent (25 rebounds on Houston’s 32 missed shots). […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 29, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Where Does Ryan Cline’s 3-Point Shooting Performance Rank All-Time?

Purdue advanced to the Elite Eight Thursday night for the first time since 2000 as the No. 3 seeded Boilermakers defeated No. 2 seed Tennessee 99-94 in overtime. They wouldn’t be one of the 12 teams still alive in the tournament were it not for senior guard Ryan Cline scoring a career-high 27 points on […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 27, 2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Four Players to Watch in the South Region During the Sweet 16

The South Region is down to four teams with Virginia, Oregon, Tennessee and Purdue reaching the Sweet 16. It’s a bit surprising that the Ducks are still alive, while Virginia, Tennessee and Purdue have advanced in what has largely been a chalky bracket. That being said, here is one player to keep an eye on […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 25, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Previewing No. 2 Tennessee vs. No. 3 Purdue: Date, Time, Location, Spread

Overview Matchup: No. 2 seed Tennessee vs. No. 3 seed Purdue Date: Thursday, March 28 Time: 7:29 p.m. ET Channel: TBS Location: Louisville Spread: Tennessee -1 How they got here: Tennessee def. No. 15 seed Colgate, No. 10 seed Iowa Purdue def. No. 14 seed Old Dominion, No. 6 seed Villanova [RELATED: Up-to-Date List of […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 12, 2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

Jeff Goodman’s 2018-19 College Basketball Postseason Awards & All-Americans

It’s time to unveil my All-Americans, and while it got closer towards the end, the National Player of the Year Award wasn’t really that difficult to determine. Neither was the Coach of the Year — even though there were plenty of candidates. Here are all the awards, along with the All-Americans, a Mid-Major AA Team […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 11, 2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

Zion Williamson Remains Atop Stadium’s Ultimate Player of the Year List

Despite missing the last six games of the regular season, Duke’s Zion Williamson still received eight of 10 first-place votes and easy outdistanced his teammate to win the Stadium’s National Player of the Year Award — which was voted on by 10 members of the media. Here is the voting panel: Jeff Goodman, Stadium Clark […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 11, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Reactions to the College Basketball Week 19 AP Top 25 Poll

College basketball’s regular season is officially over and conference tournament action is underway. There’s a new AP Top 25 poll to reflect the results from the final week of the regular season after North Carolina completed a season sweep of Duke, as did Michigan State against Michigan and Houston against Cincinnati. Here are reactions to […]

  • College Basketball
  • March 10, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

One of These Nine College Basketball Teams Will Win The National Championship

In late January, we debuted a concept that we dubbed the “Championship Arc.” The premise was that when you graph the pre-NCAA Tournament adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency of past national champions, most past title winners fall along – or inside – of a statistical arc that represents elite offensive and defensive play. Sure, there […]

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