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  • March 17,2019
  • Andy Wittry

2019 NCAA Tournament Automatic Bid Tracker: Conference Tournament Dates, Schedule

There will be 32 automatic bids earned to the 2019 NCAA Tournament over the course of the next two weeks. Many conference tournaments will be won by teams that would’ve made the NCAA Tournament regardless of how they fared in their conference tournament but some teams will “steal” valuable auto-bids, meaning they wouldn’t have made […]

  • 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 9,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Seton Hall, TCU and Clemson Among NCAA Tournament Bubble Winners From Saturday

This is the final weekend of college basketball’s regular season and for many teams, their next loss will officially end their pursuit of an NCAA Tournament bid. Sure, the games on Saturday and Sunday count the same on a team’s resume as a game from November or January but there’s a much greater sense of […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • February 25,2019
  • Andy Wittry

NCAA Tournament Bracket Tips: Does Having the No. 1 Offense Lead to Success in March?

Gonzaga has the most efficient offense in the country as the Bulldogs average 128.2 points per 100 possessions (adjusted for their competition), according to kenpom.com. The Zags are 27-2, they haven’t lost since mid-December and they’re a No. 1 seed in Stadium’s latest NCAA Tournament projections. But does having the most efficient offense in the […]

  • February 20,2019
  • Andy Wittry

NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting Daily: Duke, UNC, Nevada & More

Eight ranked teams are in action Wednesday night, including the first of two blockbuster Tobacco Road showdowns between Duke and North Carolina. The Blue Devils have a one-game lead over the Tar Heels in the ACC (with Virginia a half-game behind Duke), and North Carolina will try to maintain its perfect road record in conference […]

  • February 18,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Predicting the College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll for Week 16

The most notable result from Week 15 in college basketball was Kentucky’s dominant performance in an 86-69 win over No. 1 Tennessee, which gave the Volunteers their first loss since late November. Tennessee earned the No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 poll in each of the last four weeks so we’ll almost certainly […]

  • February 10,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Stadium’s NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting (Feb. 10)

The last regular season college basketball games will tip off one month from Sunday, including a rematch of Houston-Cincinnati, which was the biggest game of the day. The Cougars protected their home court Sunday to become the third team this season to reach the 23-win mark, joining Gonzaga and Nevada. Saturday was a significant day […]

  • February 9,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Marquette Holds Off Villanova 66-65 in Big East Showdown

Hours after No. 10 Marquette earned a No. 3 seed in the Bracket Preview Show, the Golden Eagles beat No. 14 Villanova 66-65 in Milwaukee thanks to 38 points from Markus Howard and a late defensive stand in the biggest Big East game so far this season. The Wildcats entered the weekend on an 11-game […]

  • February 6,2019
  • Andy Wittry

NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting Daily: Maryland, Wisconsin, LSU & More

Five ranked teams play Wednesday night, including four that play true road games against unranked opponents. Tuesday night’s slate of games saw top-15 teams Michigan State and Kansas both lose in similar scenarios so there could be more upsets tonight. Wednesday’s games include bubble teams Alabama, Nebraska, Creighton and Temple, as well as strong mid-major […]

  • February 3,2019
  • Andy Wittry

The Debut of Stadium’s NCAA Tournament Bracket Scouting (Feb. 3)

Now that it’s February, we’re officially a month away from March Madness. That means it’s time to unveil the first edition of our Bracket Scouting, where we’ll take a conference-by-conference look at where teams stand in regards to their NCAA Tournament hopes. For our first edition, we’re focusing on the top six conferences in kenpom.com’s […]

  • January 28,2019
  • Andy Wittry

Reactions to the Week 13 College Basketball AP Top 25 Poll

The top six teams in the AP Top 25 Poll remained the same in Week 13, but eight schools saw their positioning change by at least four spots from last week. Here are our reactions to the latest AP poll. Welcome back, Purdue After debuting at No. 24 in the preseason AP Top 25 Poll […]


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