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Virginia Basketball: Brogdon turns up when Cavaliers need it most

In ACC, College Basketball by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Virginia gets the acclaim for it’s renowned Pack Line defense under seventh-year coach Tony Bennett and rightfully so.  What the pundits do not realize is that the Cavaliers are undefeated in their last 35 games under Bennett when they score 70-plus points.  They used that figure to a premium Saturday night when the No. 3 Cavaliers defeated the …

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Notre Dame Basketball: 6 reasons why the Irish can play deep into March

In ACC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Last year in the Elite Eight, Notre Dame outplayed then-undefeated behemoth Kentucky for 38 minutes before dropping a 68-66 decision that would serve as a springboard into this season.  Even though the losses of Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton were huge, point guard Demetrius Jackson and shooter Steven Vasturia have taken on those roles and played at …

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Duke Basketball: Ingram’s game, look draws interesting comparison

In ACC by Ken Cross

By Daniel Greewald One of the most highly sought after recruits in the country is a slender multi-talented 6’9” basketball player with a pterodactyl like wing span, large in stature but gifted with a guards shooting touch and ball handling skills. Sound familiar? Duke Blue Devils freshman sensation Brandon Ingram’s mold and game are eerily reminiscent of another gangly 6’9” freshman scoring machine …

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Xavier Basketball: Win over ‘Nova sparks No. 1 seed discussion

In Big East by Ken Cross

By Sam Mullan Statement wins are most necessary as we draw closer and closer to March and teams look to lock themselves into the tournament or simply improve their seeding. Those wins can come in a rivalry game or getting their 15th, 20th, or 25th win of the season. Most importantly they come from earning a major win against a …

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Baylor Basketball: Bears looking like a threat in March

In Big 12, News by Ken Cross

By David Salley Embed from Getty Images What a week it has been for Baylor Bears’ basketball. Only days removed from a bad loss to to the Texas Tech Red Raiders, who are now a Big 12 bubble team, the Bears came away with a 100-91 overtime win at home against Iowa State and then followed it up on Saturday with …

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Villanova Basketball: Wildcats look to start another string after loss to Xavier

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By Jayson Q. Kohler It’s no secret that Villanova Basketball has earned a reputation as a perennial regular season powerhouse that frequently seems to disappoint come March, but this year’s team is looking to change that notion. At 24-4 and sitting atop the college rankings for the first time in team history, Villanova faced its toughest challenge this year against …

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ACC Basketball: Hokies’ Williams takes ACC schedule-makers to task

In ACC, News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Virginia Tech basketball coach Buzz Williams has not been happy with the Hokies’ late season schedule that has seen them play two home games and five road games in a four road games in 19 days and six from Jan. 31 until Feb. 28.  Regardless, Tech has gone on a two game win streak, winning at home …

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Marching to Madness Episode 3: Bubbles Running Wild

In Podcast, SEC by Ken Cross

The third episode of Marching to Madness is officially here! Hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross are back once again, and this time around, they dive into the intriguing bubble situations in the Big East, Atlantic 10, AAC, and much more. Also, what are their thoughts on mid-major teams like Chattanooga and Monmouth as we get closer and closer towards …

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Creighton Basketball: Bluejays peaking with Big East Tournament in sight

In Big East, News by Ken Cross

By Noah Hessdorf The post-Doug McDermott era of Creighton basketball started out rather slowly. Last season, the Bluejays struggled through a 14-19 season overall, while only going 4-14 during Big East play. Creighton has been able to rebound very nicely with a solid 2015-2016 season in which it sits in fourth place in the Big East conference. It’s overall record …

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Florida Basketball: Shooting woes baffle Gators, White

In News, SEC by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Embed from Getty Images Former Florida coach Billy Donovan had an Elite Eight string of four such appearances end in 2014 and after a tough rebuilding project bottomed out last season, the Florida Gators have moved back up into the upper echelon of the league and almost knocked off South Carolina on the road Saturday as they …