March Madness Round 64 Preview: Montana vs. Michigan

March 14, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview Montana vs. Michigan Third-seeded Michigan looks to continue its winning ways when it faces No. 14 seed Montana in the first round of the West regional on Thursday in Wichita, Kan. The Wolverines have ripped off nine consecutive wins, including four victories in four days in New York City to claim their second Big Ten tournament title in as many years, and hope a 10-day…

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March Madness Round 64 Preview: Buffalo vs. Arizona

March 14, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview Buffalo vs. Arizona After a controversy-filled few weeks, Arizona has regained its swagger just in time for the NCAA Tournament. The fourth-seeded Wildcats claimed both the Pac-12 regular-season title and the conference tournament championship but will need to be careful not to overlook No. 13 seed Buffalo when the teams meet Thursday in the first round of the South Region in Boise, Idaho. Buffalo set…

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March Madness Round 64 Preview: Alabama vs. Virginia Tech

March 14, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview Alabama vs. Virginia Tech A pair of high-scoring teams will do battle in the NCAA Tournament’s East Region first round when No. 8 seed Virginia Tech takes on No. 9 Alabama on Thursday in Pittsburgh. The Hokies average 79.7 points and have five double-figure scorers, while the Crimson Tide averages 72.4 with both teams allowing at least 70 points a contest. Alabama is powered by…

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March Madness Round 64 Preview: Stephen F. Austin vs. Texas Tech

March 14, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview Stephen F. Austin vs. Texas Tech Texas Tech didn’t win the Big 12 regular-season or tournament title, but it did earn a favorable NCAA Tournament draw. The Red Raiders, third-seeded in the East region, will stay in the Lone Star State to open the Big Dance in Dallas, facing 14th-seeded and in-state foe Stephen F. Austin on Thursday. Coach Chris Beard’s Red Raiders finished second…

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March Madness Round 64 Preview: San Diego State vs. Houston

March 14, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview San Diego State vs. Houston Sixth-seeded Houston will have to cool off red-hot San Diego State to win its first NCAA Tournament game in 34 years. The 11th-seeded Aztecs head to Thursday’s West Region first-round game in Wichita, Kan., on a nine-game win streak. San Diego State’s streak includes two victories against Mountain West Conference regular-season champ – and NCAA Tournament at-large pick – Nevada…

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March Madness Round 64 Preview: Davidson vs. Kentucky

March 14, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview Davidson vs. Kentucky Davidson stole an NCAA Tournament bid from a bubble team with a surprising run to the Atlantic 10 tournament title and is looking for its first Tournament win since Stephen Curry led Davidson to the 2008 Elite Eight. Standing in the way is fifth-seeded Kentucky, which rolled to the SEC tournament title and hosts No. 12 seed Davidson in the first round…

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March Madness Round 64 Preview: Radford vs. Villanova

March 14, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview Radford vs. Villanova Top-seeded Villanova starts the quest for a second NCAA Tournament championship in three years when it when takes on No. 16 seed Radford in the first round of the East Region on Thursday in Pittsburgh. The Wildcats take a five-game winning streak into the Big Dance after outlasting Providence 76-66 in overtime in the Big East title game and set their sights…

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March Madness Round 64 Preview: North Carolina State vs. Seton Hall

March 14, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview North Carolina State vs. Seton Hall Ninth-seeded North Carolina State takes on eighth-seeded Seton Hall in the first-round of the Midwest Region from Wichita, Kan., on Thursday. The Wolfpack and Pirates had successful regular seasons but both are coming off early losses in their conference tournaments, with N.C. State losing to Boston College 91-87 in its first ACC tournament game and Seton Hall being upset…

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March Madness Round 64 Preview: South Dakota State vs. Ohio State

March 14, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview South Dakota State vs. Ohio State Ohio State owns the higher seed and the more recognizable name, but South Dakota State has more recent NCAA Tournament experience on its ledger entering their first-round West Regional matchup Thursday. That’s the challenge awaiting the fifth-seeded Buckeyes as they take on the 12th-seeded Jackrabbits in Boise, Idaho. A No. 12 seed has beaten a No. 5 seed in…

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March Madness Round 64 Preview: Loyola-Chicago vs. Miami

March 14, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview Loyola-Chicago vs. Miami Miami would love nothing more than to rebound from last year’s poor showing at the NCAA Tournament – and has already gone through plenty of big-game moments in preparation – as it faces Loyola-Chicago in the first round of the South Region on Thursday at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The sixth-seeded Hurricanes are also hoping to get a boost with the…

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March Madness Round 64 Preview: Iona vs. Duke

March 14, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview Iona vs. Duke With one of the most talented freshman classes in recent NCAA history, Duke earned a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils take aim at another deep run through the bracket beginning with Thursday’s date with 15th-seeded Iona in Pittsburgh. This is the 23rd straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament for Duke, which finished second…

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March Madness Round 64 Preview: Kansas vs. Pennsylvania

March 14, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview Kansas vs. Pennsylvania Pennsylvania’s reward for winning the Ivy League is a No. 16 seed and a date in the NCAA Tournament with top-seeded Kansas in Wichita, Kan., on Thursday. The Jayhawks earned the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region by winning their 11th Big 12 tournament, which came a week after they sewed up at least a share of their 14th consecutive Big…

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March Madness Round 64 Preview: UNC Greensboro vs. Gonzaga

March 13, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview UNC Greensboro vs. Gonzaga When fourth-seeded Gonzaga faces No. 13 seed UNC Greensboro on Thursday in the first round of the West Region at Boise, Idaho, the Zags might have flashbacks to their former Cinderella days. Gonzaga, making its 20th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, enters as confident favorites against upset-minded UNC Greensboro, which is making its first trip to the Big Dance since 2001. Five…

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