Missouri Valley Conference CBB Preview

Ah, the Missouri Valley Conference. It’s a conference made for March Madness darlings, just as Wichita State and Northern Iowa have shown over the past few years. This year, expect more of the same from the top two teams, but the rest of the conference will be nothing short of a crap shoot. So, let’s get down to business, here

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Big 12 CBB Preview

When it comes to Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball, conferences like the Big Ten, the ACC, and the Big East conference from 1979-2013 ruled the game of college basketball. While the Big 12 gets much of its basketball greatness from Kansas, the rest of the conference has lacked in quality programs. That is up until recently. Currently the Big 12

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Make Sports More Fun: Lobsters in Basketball

Picture this: the Michigan State Spartans are down by two against the Marquette Golden Eagles in an NCAA tournament game. With the clock at under ten seconds left in regulation, Spartan star Denzel Valentine sees an opening in the lane. He’s beaten Marquette’s man to man defense, and he’s about to score the game tying basket. Suddenly, out of the

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PAC-12 CBB Preview

Don’t worry avid PAC-12 fans. Things could only go up after last year. Thankfully, they’ve gone up in a rather respectable way. Welcome to the 2015-2016 PAC-12. Leading the PAC The tippy-top of the conference is still dominated by good ol’ Zona. That doesn’t seem to be up for contention at the moment. But those following on its heels are all not only

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Marquette Basketball’s 2016-2017 Non-Conference Schedule

(Photo courtesy of Alex Lahr, Marquette ’14) What do you get when an IUPUI Jaguar, a San Jose State Spartan and a Grambling State Tiger plan to travel to Milwaukee to play basketball? Disappointment. This past month Marquette’s 2015-2016 non-conference basketball schedule was released to the public. Despite an enthusiastic fan base that lives and breathes college basketball from November onward,

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Ten of My Favorite Basketball Books

I have loved reading and loved basketball almost my entire life, so this seemed appropriate. Here I have spotlighted ten of my favorite basketball books, in no particular order, because it’s nearly impossible to rank books. This is not a “top 10” list on the greatest basketball books ever, since I have not read every basketball book ever. These are simply my thoughts

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10 Bold Predictions for 2015-2016 NCAAM Basketball Season

I can honestly say that was one of the most boring tournaments I have ever watched (with the exception of Day 1). Next season I can guarantee at least one thing…we will have a far more entertaining tournament. After the first few games, the only things of any interest that happened were pretty much: NC State beat Nova, ‘Sconsin stuffed

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The Madness Never Stops

March has ended, but the madness continues. No, I am not talking about the elite 8 or the final 4. It’s the madness that is coaches being hired and fired and players transferring and declaring for the NBA draft. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, there have been 450+ transfers since the beginning of the College Basketball season, with that number

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Why Kentucky Won’t Go All The Way

An undefeated team that has not faced a challenging opponent all season – what stands in the way of University of Kentucky, the number one pick to win the whole tournament? Kentucky is the dream team and, if they win it all, will be the first team since the 1976 Indiana University Hoosiers to be the undefeated champions. It seems

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Always Cheer for Upsets Over Your Bracket

By Ryan Patterson If you have a perfect bracket right now, congratulations, you are a sorcerer. If you have an awful bracket, don’t feel bad, plenty of others are right there with you. You probably still have a decent bracket, though, like most people. Despite Iowa State and Baylor losing, no extremely outrageous upsets happened that eliminated popular Final Four

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