USA TODAY Sports breaks down the NCAA Midwest Regional. Best first-round matchup Wofford-Seton Hall. The selection committee rewarded No. 7 Wofford for a terrific season with a very nice seed. Now, can the Terriers capitalize against a more athletic first-round opponent? Wofford is fueled by 3-pointers – they rank No. 2 nationally, hitting 41.6 percent – […]
Image from NY Post The wait is over. Selection Sunday has come and gone, and you’re ether elated or deflated about your team’s fate. However, I’m not here to elaborate on who did or didn’t make it. I’m here to preview all the first round games (including the First Four) and tell you who’s moving […]
1 The Cavaliers enter the NCAA Tournament as Team # 1 in four of the six measures on the NCAA Tournament Team Leagues (NET, KenPom, Record Strength, BPI) and No. 2 in the other two (KPI, Sagarin). The margin of effectiveness of UVA is much higher than that of Gonzaga, Duke and Michigan. It's the […]
0 of 68 Duke’s Zion WilliamsonChuck Burton/Associated Press Selection Sunday has finally arrived, and with it the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament field has been set. After months of arguing about NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) rankings, KenPom.com ratings, quadrant-based records, strengths of schedule and the like, none of that junk matters anymore. There will, of […]
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Welcome aboard! March Madness? It sure feels like it. But more on that in a minute. There’s first a need for a formal introduction: Welcome to the Best of the Big Ten newsletter! Your one-stop shop for all things Big Ten football and basketball, and here at The BBT — as we like to call […]
COLUMBUS – The Buckeyes can exhale now. Hanging in men's basketball limbo over the last couple of months and especially over the last three weeks, Ohio State learned it was good enough to make the 68-team field in this year's NCAA Tournament. "All season long we’ve been leaning on each other throughout the struggles," Ohio […]
Le tournoi de la NCAA est enfin arrivé! Verrons-nous une autre graine n ° 16 battre une graine n ° 1? Gonzaga va-t-il enfin remporter son premier championnat national? La chaussure de Zion Williamson va-t-elle encore exploser? Nous ne pouvons pas vous dire exactement ce qui se passera au cours des trois prochaines semaines, mais […]
Well, just like Christmas Day, Selection Sunday came and went in a flash. Now we are all left looking over the bracket, picking through it with a fine tooth comb. Over the next few days, the water cooler talk will be off the chains in every workplace in the country. Who got robbed, who shouldn’t […]
[jwplayer 4bFbvMJT-TPCohRft] Yes, Ohio State in in! As expected, the Buckeyes were selected as a No. 11 seed and will take on Big Twelve Tournament champion and No. 6 seed Iowa State Cyclones in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Here are some initial thoughts on the Buckeyes’ path and landscape of the […]
USA TODAY Sports breaks down the NCAA Midwest Regional. North Carolina Nickname: Tar Heels. Location: Chapel Hill. Record: 27-6, 16-2. Bid: ACC at-large. Last appearance: 2018, lost to Texas A&M in second round. Coach: Roy Williams (77-25 in 28 appearances). Overview: Unaccustomed to second-round departures, the Tar Heels figure to have a lengthier […]
Some fringe teams were helped with conference tournaments, but many teams are still sweating out Selection Sunday.
Michigan State will try to finish a sweep over the Michigan Wolverines in the Big Ten Tournament Championship on Sunday. Here’s a betting preview.