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  • News
  • March 26,2019
  • 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 […]

  • News
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • March 6,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Stadium’s 2019 National Championship Karma Power Rankings: Part 1

Once the 2019 NCAA Tournament bracket is revealed on Selection Sunday, we’ll be able to break down which matchups and potential paths to Minneapolis are conducive to the latest batch of national title contenders. But until then, we took another approach at examining this year’s top programs: karma. There’s no stat for karma, but in […]

  • March 5,2019
  • Andy Wittry

NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting Daily: Duke, Michigan State, UT & More

Eleven ranked teams are in action Tuesday night, including five teams ranked in the top 10 and nine teams that are projected to earn a top-four seed in the NCAA Tournament, according to Stadium’s latest NCAA Tournament projections. Here’s a look at the biggest games on Tuesday night and how their results could affect the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • February 27,2019
  • Andy Wittry

NCAA Tournament Bracket Tips: How Concerning Is Duke’s Three-Point Shooting?

Neither Duke nor LSU will win the 2019 national championship, if a recent historical trend holds true. Since the 1999-’00 season, 2011’s UConn roster holds the distinction as being the worst three-point shooting team that’s won the National Championship Game. The Huskies made just 32.9 percent of their threes for the season, and they actually […]

  • 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 […]


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