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Final Four is Set

by Dan Hanner

Mar 29, 2015 8:36 PM

The numbers that suggest Mark Few and Sean Miller are the best active coaches without a Final Four appearance, plus more on Okafor, Blackshear, and the Elite Eight. Read more »

Tags: Wayne Blackshear, Jahlil Okafor, Duke Blue Devils, Louisville Cardinals, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Michigan State Spartans, Wisconsin Badgers, Arizona Wildcats, Kentucky Wildcats, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA Tournament, NCAA

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Sweet Sixteen Day 2

by Dan Hanner

Mar 28, 2015 1:49 AM

How Tom Izzo, Rick Pitino, and Mike Krzyzewski ended up in another Elite Eight, and how Mark Few made the Elite Eight for the first time since 1999. Read more »

Tags: Quentin Snider, Oklahoma Sooners, Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Louisville Cardinals, Michigan State Spartans, Utah Utes, UCLA Bruins, Gonzaga Bulldogs, NCAA Tournament, NCAA

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Sweet Sixteen Day 1

by Dan Hanner

Mar 27, 2015 1:28 AM

Thoughts on the Sweet Sixteen, particularly two great games out west that set up a fantastic regional final. Read more »

Tags: Matt Stainbrook, Dee Davis, T.J. McConnell, Zak Showalter, North Carolina Tar Heels, Xavier Musketeers, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, West Virginia Mountaineers, Wisconsin Badgers, Wichita State Shockers, Arizona Wildcats, Kentucky Wildcats, NCAA Tournament, NCAA

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The Goliaths Of The Tourney

by Jonathan Tjarks

While there is always an element of randomness involved in a one-and-done tournament, there is an underlying pattern as to who is advancing and who is going home. For the most part, higher seeds with elite big men are safe while the ones without are vulnerable. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 4

by Dan Hanner

Looking back at Michigan St.'s upset, Seth Tuttle's last game, the frustrating reality for Dayton fans, and the two-game numbers for every remaining tournament team. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 3

by Dan Hanner

Breaking down the third day of the NCAA tournament and asking a key question: Is Arizona better off with Stanley Johnson on the bench? Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 2

by Dan Hanner

Looking back at all the action from the second day of the tournament. Read more »
NCAA Tournament Day 1

by Dan Hanner

Looking back at the day with more close games than any day in the history of the NCAA tournament. Read more »
Road Records Reveal Truth Of Tournament Teams

by Jonathan Tjarks

If you look at the numbers as a whole, teams with a .500 or lower record on the road don't tend to do all that well in the NCAA Tournament. Read more »
Does The Glass Slipper Fit UC Irvine?

by Cameron Schott

This year's Cinderella could be UC Irvine as they feature strong perimeter shooting and start a 7-foot-6 center. Read more »
Final Stats And Bracket Picks

by Dan Hanner

Going through the hot, warm, cool and cold teams entering the tournament and then we preview and predict each region. Read more »
Why Kentucky Looks Nearly Bulletproof Entering The Tourney

by Jonathan Tjarks

Karl Towns is the closest thing to Anthony Davis since Anthony Davis and Kentucky has all the pieces around him necessary to win a championship. He’s the reason why Kentucky should go 40-0 and why the 2015 NCAA Tournament should be a lot more predictable than 2014. Read more »
Bracket Suggestions And Major Conference Tournament Wrap

by Dan Hanner

On teams that have been lucky/unlucky on margin of victory, why this might be a year to pick more chalk and final thoughts on the final day of the conference tournaments. Read more »
Big East Tournament, Days 3 & 4

by Jordan Tyler

Despite a tightly contested semifinal, Josh Hard and Villanova pulled away early in the final and never looked back against Xavier. Read more »
Major Conference Tournaments Day 4 and 5

by Dan Hanner

Looking back at the Friday and Saturday of Championship Week. Read more »
Big East Tournament Review (Days 1 & 2)

by Jordan Tyler

While the first two days featured plenty of sloppy play, capped off by an OT thriller, the cream will likely rise to the top in the semis. Read more »
Major Conference Tournaments Day 3

by Dan Hanner

Thursday featured an insane amount of win-or-go home basketball, and I have all the highlights. Read more »
Major Conference Tournaments Day 2

by Dan Hanner

Reviewing all the major conference tournaments from a busy Wednesday. Read more »
Previewing The Big East Tournament

by Jordan Tyler

Villanova enter the Big East tournament as favorites with Georgetown, Butler and Providence posing the biggest threats. Read more »
How To Spot A Potential Cinderella For The NCAA Tournament

by Jonathan Tjarks

For the most part, Championship Week and the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament are all about the underdogs. For a team from a low-major or mid-major conference, winning two games in the NCAA Tournament is their equivalent of winning a national title. Read more »