March Madness Round 64 Preview: Wright State vs. Tennessee

March 13, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview Wright State vs. Tennessee Third-seeded Tennessee looks to make a splash in the NCAA Tournament when it faces No. 14 seed Wright State in the first round of the South Regional on Thursday in Dallas, Texas. The Volunteers won over 20 games in the regular season for the first time since 2013-14 before advancing to the SEC Tournament final where they suffered a 77-72 loss…

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March Madness Round 64 Preview: Oklahoma vs. Rhode Island

March 13, 2018

March Madness Round 64 Preview Oklahoma vs. Rhode Island In what may go down as one of the more controversial selections of the NCAA Tournament, Oklahoma not only made it but garnered a No. 10 seed and will meet No. 7 Rhode Island on Thursday in the Midwest Region in Pittsburgh. The Sooners went 6-12 down the stretch and were bounced from the Big 12 Tournament in the first round…

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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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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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CBB Preview: Wichita State at Temple

February 1, 2018

Wichita State at Temple Wichita State tries for its third straight victory when it visits Temple on Thursday and hopes its leading scorer breaks out of his shooting slump. Sophomore guard Landry Shamet is 5-for-27 from the field in his last three games – 1-for-18 from 3-point range, dropping his field goal percentage to 49.8 percent as the No. 16 Shockers try for their sixth victory in seven true road…

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CBB Preview: Missouri at Alabama

January 31, 2018

Missouri at Alabama Alabama looks to continue its recent hot streak when it hosts struggling Missouri on Wednesday. The Crimson Tide have won five straight meetings with the Tigers and are 5-0 at home in the all-time series. Alabama has won five of its last six, including an 80-73 upset of No. 15 Oklahoma on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The Crimson Tide are 10-1 at home, including a…

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