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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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Hoyas Basketball sees the end of an era

In College Basketball by Ken Cross

By David Sisk The Thompson legacy is a two-edged sword sword at Georgetown, and for the same reason it’s hard to believe how Georgetown would look when Georgetown announced this afternoon that is was terminating John Thompson III. It was one of those “Wow” moments. The Thompson name is synonymous with Hoyas Hoops. JTIII’s father, John Thompson II, built a powerhouse at the …

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Butler and Xavier are Big East’s lone survivors after first two rounds

In 2017 NCAA Tournament, Big East, College Basketball by Ken Cross

By Ethan Swiech March Madness, 2017 officially began on March 12th, when the selection committee pitted the first 68 teams (First Four and Round of 64). Of these 68 schools, seven elated Big East squads found their names on the bracket. As we head into the Sweet 16, the Butler Bulldogs and Xavier Musketeers are the only two that remain. …

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Gamecocks, Golden Eagles tee it up in Greenville Regional

In College Basketball by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The South Carolina Gamecocks enter Friday night’s 9:50 tipoff against Marquette as a team trying to redefine itself and start an NCAA Tournament run. South Carolina arguably played it’s worst game of the season last week in a 64-53 SEC Tournament exit against Alabama.  The Gamecocks have lost five out of eight games down the stretch since …

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SEC Final: Wildcats coral Razorbacks

In College Basketball, SEC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross SEC Championship – (1) Kentucky 82, (3) Arkansas 65 – Game Key The Wildcats shot 62.5 percent from the floor over the first eight minutes, but turnovers were a huge problem as Arkansas was able to convert 16 points off nine turnovers in the first half.  Once the Wildcats got the game settled down, De’Aaron Fox was …

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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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Wildcats, Razorbacks race to SEC championship

In College Basketball, SEC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross SEC Semifinal No. 1 (1) Kentucky 79 (5) Alabama 74 Game Key This was a war of attrition as Alabama pushed Kentucky to the wire with a physical floor game and tough aggression. Bama took 18 more shots from the floor and was a (+5) on the backboard. There was just too much De’Aaron Fox in the clutch as …

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Nova cuts nets again as Big East Tournament champions

In Big East, College Basketball by Ken Cross

By Ethan Swiech Wildcat players proudly wear Big East crown On Feburary 25th, the Villanova Wildcats defeated the Creighton Blue Jays, 79-63, to win their fourth straight Big East regular season title. On Saturday evening, the Cats defeated the Jays, 74-60, to claim the Big East Tournament championship. Josh Hart, who was the hero in Nova’s 55-53 victory over Seton …