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Three-point play: Robinson’s impact, Vols in Europe, Stanford a Pac-12 sleeper

In CUSA, Pac-12, SEC by Ken Cross

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson One of the mysteries of the summer appeared at Western Kentucky where Chalmette, La. native and 5-star Mitchell Robinson indeed inked with the Hilltoppers as it pushed Western Kentucky into solid position to obtain a top 10 recruiting class in Rick Stansbury’s first full recruiting season in Bowling Green.  Fast-forward to July 3 and assistant …

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Many crucial keys when Gamecocks face Gonzaga and Ducks battle Tar Heels

In 2017 NCAA Tournament, ACC, Pac-12, SEC, WCC by Ken Cross

By David Sisk Embed from Getty Images South Carolina vs Gonzaga Two Physical Teams – South Carolina has caught a break thus far with the tournament scheduling. Let’s face it, basketball is all about matchups. Marquette was bad defensively, Duke was tired from four games in four days during the ACC Tournament, and they were six deep with a predominately …

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Trust sets Gamecocks on college basketball’s biggest stage

In 2017 NCAA Tournament, SEC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The NCAA Tournament blitz by the South Carolina Gamecocks has been the top story throughout the last two weeks of the tournament and into Phoenix and the Final Four.  Three weeks ago, they were sent packing in the SEC quarterfinals by an Alabama team that was playing it’s best basketball of the year.  In that game, the Gamecocks …

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Backcourts will determine Kentucky-UCLA matchup

In 2017 NCAA Tournament, College Basketball, Pac-12, SEC by Ken Cross

By Daniel Greenwald In an alternate reality, this game would’ve been a stellar Final Four battle. Two offensively gifted squads chalked full of NBA talent pitting two of College Basketball’s blue bloods against each other. Kentucky versus UCLA should’ve been a Final Four collision. Yet due to one of several seeding quirks in this March Madness, a Sweet 16 showdown …

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SEC: Coaches’ pride and love for players on display as three SEC teams enter Sweet 16 play

In 2017 NCAA Tournament, SEC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The SEC’s hoops savvy just received a tremendous boost after South Carolina, Florida, and Kentucky made it into the Sweet 16 and Arkansas was about a minute away from doing the same.  Three SEC teams still fill the brackets while only one ACC team, North Carolina, carries the torch for the ACC. The Gamecocks and Gators knocked …