Virginia Cavaliers
  • College Basketball
  • 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 […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 10, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Postseason Grades for Every ACC Basketball Team

Virginia won its first-ever national championship in 2019, which undoubtedly caps off a best-case season for the Cavaliers. Not just because of how Virginia’s 2018 season ended, but because the ‘Hoos were picked second in the ACC preseason media poll and they debuted at No. 5 in the preseason AP Top 25 Poll. They didn’t […]

  • 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 9, 2019
  • Jason King

Texas Tech Heartbroken After OT Loss in National Championship

MINNEAPOLIS — Nearly 45 minutes after the final horn had sounded, Brandone Francis sauntered across the Texas Tech locker room, plopped onto the carpet and clasped hands with teammates Matt Mooney and Tariq Owens, who were seated in front of their stalls. Shaking his head, Francis uttered the thought that will likely haunt Red Raiders […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 9, 2019
  • Jeff Goodman, Stadium Basketball Insider

Virginia: From Laughingstock to National Champs

MINNEAPOLIS — They were the ultimate embarrassment one year ago, a complete laughingstock. No one remembered or truly cared about the 31 wins or the ACC regular-season title. That became irrelevant. All that mattered was the loss. You know the one, the four letters that will forever live in infamy. UMBC. Kyle Guy didn’t want […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 7, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

March Madness 2019: NCAA Tournament National Championship Game Schedule, Dates, Times, Scores

The 2019 NCAA Tournament was unveiled on Selection Sunday and Duke, Virginia, North Carolina and Gonzaga are the four No. 1 seeds. You can read our bracket reactions and region-by-region breakdown here. [RELATED: Here’s What You Hear When You Sit Courtside] Here’s the schedule for the Final Four. Matchup Date Time Location Channel No. 1 […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 3, 2019
  • Andy Wittry

Breaking Down the Recruiting History of Virginia, Michigan State, Texas Tech and Auburn

There won’t be a single former top-30 recruit playing in the Final Four in Minneapolis on Saturday. Michigan State junior guard Joshua Langford was ranked No. 19 in the 2016 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, making him the highest-rated prospect on the roster of one of this year’s Final Four participants, but […]

  • College Basketball
  • 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 […]

  • 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
  • April 2, 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 […]

  • College Basketball
  • April 1, 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 […]

  • 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). […]

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