1. NCAA Tournament 2017: Winners and Losers of Day 1

    They don't get nearly as much fanfare as Thursday or Friday's action, but since every game matters in the NCAA tournament, the First Four contests in Dayton, Ohio, deserve their time in the spotlight...

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  2. March Madness 2017 Predictions: Best Upset Picks for Every Region

    Now comes the fun part. With the 2017 NCAA tournament field unveiled and all of the first-round matchups set, every team is already deep into their preparation for those opening games...

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  3. NCAA Tournament 2017: Strengths and Weaknesses for Top Contenders

    The beauty of the NCAA tournament is that all 68 teams feel like they have a chance to win it all. In reality, the pool of contenders is much smaller. Since 1985, 31 of the 64 title-game finalists were No...

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  4. NCAA Bracket 2017: Complete Guide to West Region

    The Final Four is going to be played out west for the first time in 22 years, when UCLA came from the West Region and went on to win the national title in Seattle...

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  5. NCAA Tournament 2017: Get to Know All 68 Teams in the Bracket

    The field is set, all 68 teams that qualified for the 2017 NCAA tournament placed in the bracket in such a way as to make for the best possible matchups over the next three weeks...

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  6. NCAA Conference Tournaments 2017: Last-Second Predictions for Major Conferences

    Conference tournament action has been underway for a little while now, and we've already had a handful of teams from smaller leagues earn their spot in the NCAA tournament...

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  7. NCAA Basketball 2017: Stock Watch for Bubble Teams at Start of Championship Week

    At most points in life, bubbles can be a source of entertainment or relaxation. They make any kid's birthday party a little more fun, while for adults, a bath filled with them can help melt away life's stresses...

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  8. ACC Tournament 2017: Preview and Predictions for Every Team

    It's not just the biggest conference in college basketball, with 15 schools, the ACC is also the deepest and quite possibly the best in the country as well...

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  9. Updated Freshman of the Year Rankings in College Basketball for 2016-17

    A quick glance at the latest national player of the year rankings might give the impression that freshmen aren't having nearly as significant of an impact on college basketball this season as in years past...

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  10. Updated Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2016-17

    The final week of the 2016-17 college basketball season is upon us, and with the calendar turning to March it's time to pare down our list of national player of the year candidates...

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  11. Remaining Regular-Season Games with Major 2017 NCAA Tournament Implications

    If the journey to make the NCAA tournament was a horse race, we'd be in the stretch run. But this is no ordinary race, since instead of paying attention to the leaders ahead of the ...

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  12. College Basketball Rankings 2016-17: Bleacher Report's Week 17 Top 25

    Can you see it? Look around the corner, that's March waiting to rise up and unleash its Madness. Don't be scared, it's best not to resist. We're inching ever closer to the NCAA tournament, with selection of the 68-team field under two weeks away...

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  13. UCLA's Final Four Stock Rising After Showing Much-Improved Defense vs. Arizona

    TUCSON, Arizona — After each of its many explosive offensive performances during the preseason and throughout much of Pac-12 Conference play there was plenty of praise for how easily UCLA could score...

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  14. The Most Mind-Boggling Stats in College Basketball This Season

    As the saying goes, numbers never lie. But that doesn't mean the stories they tell aren't sometimes difficult to believe...

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  15. The Biggest X-Factor for Top College Basketball Contenders in 2016-17

    Who will make the difference? What will be the determining factor? And will it be enough to go all the way? The NCAA tournament is just around the corner, and while the majority ...

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  16. Sleeper Rankings for the 2017 NCAA Tournament

    It's easy to pick from the highest-seeded teams when figuring out who will go the deepest in the NCAA tournament, but where's the fun in that? The real challenge is finding those unexpected schools that seemingly come out of nowhere to make runs...

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  17. Matchups We Would Love to See in the 2017 NCAA Tournament

    Among the countless things that make the NCAA tournament great are the compelling matchups that come about during the course of the three-week event...

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  18. Updated Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2016-17

    The 2017 NCAA tournament is only a month away, which means time is running out for the nation's top players to get themselves in position to be player of the year...

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  19. No. 1 Gonzaga Will Be Battle-Tested for NCAA Tournament After Win at St. Mary's

    We have yet to see how Gonzaga handles getting punched in the mouth, something most coaches would say a team can benefit from because it allows for a chance to respond to adversity...

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  20. College Basketball Teams That Need to Get Healthy for the 2017 NCAA Tournament

    Illness and injury are unfortunate but very real parts of college basketball. Players and teams do their best to avoid them, but they are rarely able to completely steer clear...

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  21. Updated Player of the Year Rankings for College Basketball in 2016-17

    Now that we're less than a month from the end of the regular season, we're getting into crunch time, with college basketball teams getting their ducks in a row for a deep NCAA tournament run...

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  22. CFB Future 100: Top 10 Athletes in Class of 2017

    The commitments have been made, the letters have been signed, and in many cases, the classes have already begun. Yesterday's blue-chip recruits are now today's next crop of talented college football newcomers...

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  23. CFB Future 100: Top 15 Running Backs in Class of 2017

    The commitments have been made, the letters have been signed, and in many cases, the classes have already begun. Yesterday's blue-chip recruits are now today's next crop of talented college football newcomers...

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  24. Oregon Still Has Questions to Answer After Statement Win over Arizona

    Oregon has reasserted itself as the team to beat in the Pac-12 Conference, a distinction first gained a year ago when it swept the regular-season and conference tournament titles...

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  25. The Best Inside-Outside Duos in College Basketball in 2016-17

    Double the big man and the perimeter scorer will kill you. Swarm the guard on the outside and he'll find a way to get it inside to the post...

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