1. Missouri Valley Madness: Will the Shockers Win the Title?

    The Shakedown Arch Madness is here. My favorite mid-major conference tournament kicks it off Thursday in St. Louis. The Missouri Valley offered fantastic finishes, crazy twists and major upsets throughout the conference this year...

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  2. 2012 Conference Tournament Breakdown: Will Wagner Win the NEC?

    The Shakedown The top eight teams from the Northeast Conference will battle it out over a seven-day stretch to find out who will be dancing in March...

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  3. 2012 Conference Tournament Breakdown: American East Conference

    The Shakedown The America East Conference tournament will be held at the high seed with dates ranging from March 1- March 10. The America East traditionally has been dominated by Vermont but has a new team at the top of the conference this year...

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  4. 2012 Atlantic Sun Tournament: Will Belmont Win?

    The Shakedown The Atlantic Sun Conference tournament has much to offer this year. The Belmont Bruins grabbed the No. 1 seed, but it's the No. 2 Mercer Bears who will have the home-court advantage...

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  5. 2012 Conference Tournament Breakdown: The Ohio Valley Conference

    The Shakedown The Ohio Valley Conference tournament is one that people with definitely want to keep on eye on...

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  6. West Coast Colision: 2012 WCC Tournament Breakdown

    The Shakedown The West Coast Conference made another strong appearance during the 2011-2012 regular season. A conference that has boosted it's image little by little for years made a genius move by adding BYU this year...

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  7. 2012 Conference Tournament: Don't Count out Brad Stevens in the Horizon League

    The Shakedown It sounds strange but it's 100 percent accurate; the national runner-up has come from the Horizon League the past two seasons...

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  8. Patriot League Tournament Breakdown: Will Bucknell Overcome Recent Struggles?

    The Shakedown The Patriot League tournament kicks it off February 29th at the higher seeds home court. A tournament which has seen some fantastic finishes in the past few years looks to have some of the same excitement this year...

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  9. 2012 Big South Conference Tournament: UNC-Asheville Looks to Wear the Crown

    The Shakedown It's the beginning to be the best story in college athletics, the cinderella story. The Big South Conference has been nothing more than a doormat in the NCAA tournament the past few years but this year things could be different...

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  10. Down the Stretch: Will Harvard Take the Ivy League Automatic Bid?

    In attempt to break down all 31 conference tournaments, there is no better place to start than with the conference who competes in a tournament all season long...

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  11. College Basketball: Who Will Be Dancing from the Horizon League?

    The Shakedown It's here. It's time. The first day of March will officially kick off the greatest tournament in all of sports. What was once considered a small conference playing for one bid has evolved over the past few seasons...

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  12. College Basketball: Who from the Big South Conference will be Dancing?

    The Shakedown It's here. It's time. The first day of March will officially kick off the greatest tournament in all of sports. March Madness is here, and it starts with the little guys...

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  13. Ivy League: Who Will Represent It in the NCAA Tournament?

    The Shakedown It is every team's dream! When basketball season rolls around in mid-October, each team begins its quest for NCAA glory. Some may seek a chance to play on ESPN in a conference tournament...

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  14. ACC Basketball Cranks It Up With Just 2 Weeks To Go

    THE SHAKEDOWN The bubble has taken full shape, and teams are beginning to try on their slippers for the big dance. Of the 31 conferences in Division I, 29 are statistically still in a stranglehold for the top spot...

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  15. North Carolina Back On Track with Victory vs Clemson

    Coming off a hard-fought loss at Duke Wednesday, North Carolina aimed to get back on track with a win against Clemson. With the help of their two stud freshmen and John Henson, the Tar Heels were able to do just that...

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  16. Duke and North Carolina Clash at Cameron: The Rivalry That Keeps On Giving

    What looked like another David vs. Goliath matchup has quickly turned into a clash of the titans remake...

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  17. Bracketology Breakdown: An In-Depth Look at The Shoe Ins and Cinderellas

    With the NCAA tournament rapidly approaching, ESPN Joe Lunardi's Bracketology is heating up. The question that always remains: who will dance and who will be sent home? Here is an in depth breakdown of the best team for each listed seed...

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  18. College Basketball's Early Season Mid Major Top 10

    The parity in college basketball may be at its highest point ever. Great teams from all over the nation are representing a host of different conferences now a days...

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  19. College Basketball's Good, Bad, and Ugly in 2008

    The young college basketball season has already spoiled us with plenty of good action. We have seen upsets, blowouts, half court buzzer-beaters, sweet dunks, key injuries, and great early-season matchups...

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  20. What The Big Ten Needs to Win Their First Challenge

    One of the best times in college basketball is finally here. The first weekend in December is often what people consider the real start to college basketball...

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  21. Top 10 Teams People Dont Know About.. Yet

    After having watched the first three weeks of the basketball season, there have been some pleasant surprises in the NCAA. Here are my ten teams to watch out for come March that people may not be talking about...

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  22. The Perfect Thanksgiving: North Carolina "Stuffs" Asheville

    The North Carolina Tar Heels took a perfect 6-0 record into today's game against UNC Asheville. A team that had played North Carolina pretty close last year could not make the same statement this year...

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  23. Maui Invitational: Final Predictions

    The luck of the Irish prevailed and, in doing so, ruined my perfect bracket. Instead of referring to it as luck, I'm going to call it skill. What a great team! So, in pursuit of an 11-1 bracket as opposed to 12-0, here I go...

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  24. Maui Invitational Round Two Predictions

    After having gone 4-0 in my first round predictions, the goal for a perfect bracket is not yet lost! Here are my second round predictions for the Maui Invitational on Tuesday. St. Josephs vs...

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  25. Maui Invitational Predictions: Round One

    First Round Predictions Texas Vs St. Josephs- Texas 81 St. Josephs 66 Indiana Vs Notre Dame- Notre Dame 74 Indiana 59 North Carolina vs Chaminade- UNC 96 Chaminade 61 Oregon vs Alabama- ...

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