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  • 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
  • April 1,2019
  • Andy Wittry

The National Championship Stakes for Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech & Auburn

Just four teams remain in the 2019 NCAA Tournament, including three teams led by coaches who will make their Final Four debuts Saturday on the sideline for a school that’s never won a national title. Here’s what a national championship would mean for each school, its coach and its players. [RELATED: College Hoops 2018-19 Transfer […]

  • 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 29,2019
  • 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). […]

  • News
  • March 27,2019
  • Chinmay Vaidya

Four Matchups to Watch in the West Region During the Sweet 16

Gonzaga, Florida State, Michigan and Texas Tech have advanced to the Sweet 16 in the West region after an underwhelming opening weekend in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Two teams feature experienced coaches who have been in this spot plenty of times, while Texas Tech’s Chris Beard and Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton are attempting to make […]

  • News
  • March 25,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Previewing No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 3 Texas Tech: Date, Time, Location, Spread

Overview Matchup: No. 2 seed Michigan vs. No. 3 seed Texas Tech Date: Thursday, March 28 Time: 9:39 p.m. ET Channel: CBS Location: Anaheim Spread: Michigan -2 How they got here: Michigan def. No. 15 seed Montana, No. 10 seed Florida Texas Tech def. No. 14 seed Northern Kentucky, No. 6 seed Buffalo [RELATED: Up-to-Date List […]

  • 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 7,2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

The 10 Worst College Basketball Coaching Hires This Decade

Yesterday we covered the 10 best college basketball head coaching hires this decade. Now it’s time for the 10 worst. Ironically, three schools that were on the list of 10 best hires are also on the list of the 10 worst hires and one school made this list for two different hires. Worst hires in […]

  • March 6,2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

The 10 Best College Basketball Coaching Hires This Decade

The next month or so will bring NCAA Tournament games, a national champion and no shortage of hirings and firings. We wondered, what have been the home-run hires and the major flops over the past decade – and who made them? First, here are the 10 best coaching hires over the past 10 years.   […]

  • March 4,2019
  • Andy Wittry

NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting Daily: Virginia, Texas Tech & K-State

Three ranked teams are in action Monday night and each plays an unranked opponent, including Virginia and Kansas State, whose opponents are currently projected to be NCAA Tournament teams. As for Syracuse, Texas and TCU, they’re all currently on the right side of the bubble as a projected No. 9, No. 10 and No. 11 […]

  • 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 […]


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