March Madness First Four Preview: Syracuse vs. Arizona State

March 12, 2018

March Madness First Four Preview Syracuse vs. Arizona State Arizona State defeated four eventual NCAA Tournament teams en route to a school-record 12-0 start, but Pac-12 play proved to be a different animal. The Sun Devils hope to resume their dominant play in non-conference action when they meet fellow Midwest Region No. 11 seed Syracuse in a First Four matchup Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio. The last team in the country…

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March Madness First Four Preview: Texas Southern vs. North Carolina Central

March 12, 2018

March Madness First Four Preview Texas Southern vs. North Carolina Central Texas Southern has embraced taking on college basketball’s heavyweights early in recent seasons in hopes it pays off in March, but this year the program took that philosophy to the extreme. Making their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last five seasons, the Tigers attempt to snag their first ever victory in the Big Dance on Wednesday in a…

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March Madness First Four Preview: UCLA vs. St. Bonaventure

March 12, 2018

March Madness First Four Preview UCLA vs. St. Bonaventure UCLA makes its fifth trip to NCAA Tournament in six years and looks to win at least two games for the fourth straight time when it begins play against dangerous St. Bonaventure on Tuesday in the First Four at Dayton, Ohio – in a battle of 11th seeds to open the East Region. The Bruins lost three of their last five…

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March Madness First Four Preview: Radford vs. LIU Brooklyn

March 12, 2018

March Madness First Four Preview Radford vs. LIU Brooklyn Two programs looking for their first NCAA Tournament victory meet when LIU Brooklyn takes on Radford in the First Four on Tuesday night in Dayton, Ohio, with the winner moving on to face top seed Villanova two days later in the East Region at Pittsburgh. The Highlanders won their last seven contests, including the Big South title game, while the co-16th…

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NCAA March Madness Schedule 2018

March 8, 2018

Selection Sunday is almost here, as 68 teams will be announced as the participants for the 2018 NCAA men’s Division I basketball tournament. The latest edition of March Madness will then tip off with the “First Four” in Dayton, Ohio, on March 13-14 and will commence in earnest with the start of the First Round that Thursday. A total of 13 venues across the country will host the First/Second Rounds…

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College basketball conference tournament week preview

March 7, 2018

ACC (March 6-10, Brooklyn) Favorite: Virginia Cavaliers (28-2 overall, 17-1 conference) – The Cavaliers ran wild in conference play and became the first ACC team to finish with only one league loss since the 2002 Maryland Terrapins. This is the best version of Virginia since Tony Bennett became the head coach in 2009 – but it still butters its bread on the defensive side of the ball. The Cavaliers allowed the…

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CBB Game of the Week Preview: Seton Hall at Xavier

February 14, 2018

Seton Hall at Xavier No. 4 Xavier has the inside track on a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but getting to this point hasn’t been easy – and staying there will be even tougher. The Musketeers seek their ninth consecutive victory Wednesday night against visiting Seton Hall in their final tuneup before their rematch with No. 2 Villanova. Xavier appears to already be in tournament mode, with each…

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CBB Game of the Week Preview: Oklahoma at Texas Tech

February 13, 2018

Oklahoma at Texas Tech Sixth-ranked Texas Tech is experiencing a magical season and looks to retain its lead in the Big 12 when it hosts No. 23 Oklahoma on Tuesday. The Red Raiders are 15-0 at home this season and hold a one-game edge over Kansas in the conference race as they look to avenge last month’s road loss to the Sooners. Texas Tech’s 21-4 start matches the second best…

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NBA Game of the Week Preview: Cavaliers at Thunder

February 12, 2018

Cavaliers at Thunder The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a great start, and the fresh influx of players seems to be rejuvenating the team. The Cavaliers will try to earn their second win with Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., George Hill and Rodney Hood on board when they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday. Cleveland overhauled the roster at Thursday’s trade deadline and finally got the new players…

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CBB Game of the Week Preview: Duke at North Carolina

February 8, 2018

Duke at North Carolina Eighth-ranked Duke and host North Carolina are both searching for answers after some recent uneven play as they meet for the 246th time Thursday night in another ACC showdown. Duke dropped two of its last three, including a shocking 81-77 defeat at St. John’s last Saturday, while the 22nd-ranked Tar Heels ended a three-game losing streak Saturday by beating last-place Pittsburgh. The Blue Devils averaged 15.3…

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NBA Game of the Week Preview: Celtics at Wizards

February 7, 2018

Celtics at Wizards The Boston Celtics will try to bounce back from a rare blowout loss when they finish off a quick two-game road trip at the Washington Wizards on Thursday. Following four consecutive victories, the Celtics fell 111-91 at Toronto on Tuesday to see their lead in the Eastern Conference shrink to one game over the Raptors. Kyrie Irving returned from a quad injury to score 17 points in…

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NBA Preview: Thunder at Nuggets

February 1, 2018

Thunder at Nuggets The Oklahoma City Thunder had an eight-game losing streak come to an end with a 102-96 loss at the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, falling to 1-1 since losing defensive ace Andre Roberson for the remainder of the season. The Thunder will try to get back in the win column when the road trip skips west with a visit to the Denver Nuggets. Oklahoma City was solid on…

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NHL Preview: Kings at Predators

February 1, 2018

Kings at Predators The Nashville Predators welcomed back a former captain on Wednesday with the unexpected return of Mike Fisher, who retired shortly after the team’s loss in the Stanley Cup Finals. While the 37-year-old Fisher will need some time to shake off the rust, the Predators will see the return of fellow forward Filip Forsberg on Thursday when they host the Los Angeles Kings. Forsberg has been sidelined the…

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