1. The Best Head-to-Head Matchups in the Sweet 16

    The game within the game—that's what head-to-head matchups are about. And there are plenty of top-notch players to go around in the eight Sweet 16 games during the second week of NCAA tournament play...

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  2. NCAA Tournament 2017: Biggest X-Factors in Every Sweet 16 Game

    The line between winning and losing in this week's Sweet 16 games figures to be razor thin, and a little issue here or there, or the contributions of an unsung player could make a major difference...

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  3. Sweet 16 2017: Upset Meter for Every Game

    Upsets are commonplace during the first weekend of the NCAA tournament, when the pressure of the moment and the madness in the air seem to promote unexpected results. It's a different story in the second weekend, however...

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  4. NCAA Tournament 2017: Low Seeds with Best Chance at a Deep Run After 1st Round

    It's one thing for a low seed to pull an upset in the whirlwind first round of the NCAA tournament, but it's quite another for it to chalk up a second or third upset after things have settled down a bit...

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  5. March Madness Sleepers 2017: Predicting Which Teams Will Impact NCAA Tournament

    When filling out an NCAA tournament bracket, everyone wants to know which teams might pull off an upset or two. Those surprise teams can make or break a person's tournament projections, and they provide the excitement of the tournament's early rounds...

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  6. SEC Tournament 2017: Preview and Predictions for Every Team

    The Southeastern Conference tournament, which starts Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, could feature a classic championship game if Florida and Kentucky get there as expected...

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  7. Best Teams That Could Miss March Madness If They Don't Win Conference Tournament

    Some quality teams know they cannot get into the NCAA tournament without winning their conference tournament, while some other good teams fear that is the case . These teams fall into two categories...

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  8. Under-the-Radar Teams That Could Steal 2017 NCAA Tournament Bids

    When it comes to NCAA tournament berths, one team's gain is another team's loss. A conference that was penciled in for two NCAA tournament berths may suddenly get three if a third ...

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  9. The Most Entertaining Players in the 2016-17 College Basketball Season

    The basketball venue gives the most talented and athletic college players a perfect stage to display their entertaining skills. But entertainment is in the eye of the beholder. What appeals to one college basketball fan may not be appreciated by another..

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  10. Ranking the Best Freshmen in College Basketball in 2016-17

    Freshmen continue to make a major impact in college basketball in 2016-17, and the best of that bunch will dominate the early picks of the upcoming NBA draft. According to DraftExpress , the top nine NBA prospects are freshmen...

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  11. Ranking the Most Unstoppable Offenses in College Basketball

    The ability to score a lot of points is not only a means to victory, it is also the most entertaining aspect of college basketball. Fans love watching teams that can fill it up...

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  12. College Basketball Players Who Must Step Up to Salvage Their 2016-17 Seasons

    Great preseason expectations sometimes turn into great in-season disappointments. A number of college players with high aspirations have not come close to achieving their goals so far this season...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 6 months ago 10,624 reads 0 comments

  13. Top College Basketball Programs in Danger of Missing the 2017 NCAA Tournament

    A number of teams with high-class pedigrees have struggled this season, putting them in danger of not reaching the NCAA tournament. Some of them will pick up their game and get to the Big Dance, but some won't...

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  14. Ranking the Most Unforgivable Losses in the 2016-17 College Basketball Season

    Every loss is disappointing, but some defeats are more difficult to accept than others. Occasionally, there are losses that just gnaw at players, coaches and fans for the rest of the season, sometimes longer...

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  15. Ranking the Best 'Glue Guys' in College Basketball in 2016-17 Season

    "Glue guy" is a nebulous term that means different things to different people. As the phrase suggests, it refers to a player whose presence holds the team together, helping the team function as a single unit, rather than five individuals...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 6 months ago 16,271 reads 30 comments

  16. Bold Predictions for College Basketball for the New Year

    As the calendar changes from 2016 to 2017, conference play begins in earnest across the nation. The first seven weeks gave us a general idea of what to expect the rest of the season, but nothing is definite and a lot can change...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 7,104 reads 18 comments

  17. 2016-17 Big Ten Basketball Primer, Power Rankings Heading into League Play

    Big Ten play begins Tuesday with a lot of uncertainty. The conference has no unbeaten teams and no teams ranked among the Top 13 in the country, suggesting the Big Ten is not as strong as usual at the top...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 6,052 reads 14 comments

  18. 10 Things That Every College Basketball Fan Wants for the Holidays

    The college basketball fan's ideal world consists of non-stop entertainment on the hardwood and access to as many intriguing moments of the 2016-17 season as possible...

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  19. Ranking the 10 Best NCAA Basketball Freshmen so Far in the 2016-17 Season

    The 2016-17 freshman class may rival the 2007-08 class ( Derrick Rose, Kevin Love, Michael Beasley, O.J. Mayo) and the 2013-14 class (Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, ...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 7 months ago 28,797 reads 57 comments

  20. Burning Questions in College Basketball Early in the 2016-17 Season

    Less than four weeks into the college basketball season, all we have are hints as to how things may play out. What has occurred so far provokes more questions than answers...

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  21. 10 College Basketball Teams That Need to Sound the Early-Season Alarm

    It's foolhardy to draw too many conclusions from the first few weeks of the college basketball season. Teams are still developing their identity and putting the pieces together so they will be ready for conference play and beyond...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 10,535 reads 16 comments

  22. The Most Indispensable Player from Every Top 10 College Basketball Team

    Which player's absence would adversely affect his team the most? That is the question being asked here as it applies to the top 10 teams in this week's Associated Press poll...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 5,839 reads 10 comments

  23. Predicting the Best 10 Games Early in the 2016-17 College Basketball Season

    Early season non-conference games matching up highly rated teams set the groundwork for the rest of the season...

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  24. Big Ten Basketball: Preview and Predictions for 2016-17 Season

    The Big Ten lost a lot of star power from last season, leaving people to wonder whether the conference will be as strong in 2016-17 as it usually is...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 8 months ago 8,093 reads 11 comments

  25. Summer Olympics 2016: Things to Watch for on Day 15 in Rio

    Put your most comfortable TV-watching chair in perfect position for Olympic viewing because the penultimate day of the 2016 Olympics is a Saturday, filled with intriguing events with gold medals on the line...

    Jake Curtis Written by Jake Curtis about 11 months ago 8,243 reads 0 comments