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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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Pac-12 – Spring Edition – From Tempe to Seattle

In College Basketball, Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross “This IS the Pac-12! It IS the Conference of Champions! Hey, wait a minute, aren’t you Dave?” – (sic, Bill Walton) Walton and Dave Pasch are a killer duo on ESPN on Thursdays and some Saturdays and thinking about them and the improvements and depth in this league make college hoops fans wish for a fast-forward to …

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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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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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Wildcats edge Ducks in Pac-12 title thriller

In College Basketball, Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez Minutes before Arizona’s 83-80 Pac-12 Championship win over Oregon, the Ducks announced Chris Boucher would miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL during their win over Cal on Friday night. In no instance did it seem as if there would be any uprising of this caliber before tipoff, and yet, all the hype led …

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Pac-12 Tourney: Ducks, Wildcats set for showdown

In Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez It wouldn’t be fitting if the Pac-12 conference didn’t leave you guessing after Saturday. After the games were all said and done Friday night, it had many people wonder what the championship game will have in store for the selection committee. Oregon and Cal entered Las Vegas Friday night with different goals. The Ducks, who finished with …

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Trojans look to pick up play to lock NCAA bid

In College Basketball, Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez Last season, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the USC Trojans were skipping to the beat after they heard their name called to play in the NCAA tournament. It was a feat they hadn’t accomplished in years, and getting there was a big deal. It then set the bar for a Trojan team that was built …

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Ducks eyeing high NCAA seed in treacherous Pac-12

In Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez Last season the Oregon Ducks were not just the only team standing after the first round of the NCAA Tournament, they found a way to slide into the Elite 8 before losing to Oklahoma. They were a very dangerous team with so many shooting weapons all over the court. Very little changed from their end, but the …