1. Villanova Meets Tennessee in Preseason NIT Championship: Predicting the Outcome

    UCLA was the first to fall to the new and improved Villanova squad. People were expecting a repeat of last year, where we beat up on weak teams but flopped against the higher caliber ones...

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  2. Maalik Wayns' Final Season?

    It’s a little early to begin speculation for the upcoming 2011 NBA draft, but there is already plenty of talk about the possibility of Villanova sophomore Maalik Wayns leaving early...

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  3. The Scottie Reynolds Aftermath: Who Will Villanova Turn to?

    Last season was different. Last season Villanova was a projected Top Five team coming off a stunning Final Four run. Scottie Reynolds was the headline in almost every story, and all the talk was about a "new and improved" Villanova squad...

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  4. The New and Improved 2010-11 Villanova Basketball Team: Who and What to Look For

    Although it is still very early in the year and things can easily change, our team for the upcoming season is remarkably deep...

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  5. CBE Classic Showdown: Pitt vs Texas

    The Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri is the place to be tonight at 10 p.m. ET. Anyone who is the least bit interested in college basketball will tune to ESPN2 around this time to catch a glimpse of the No...

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  6. First Round Analysis: Wisconsin vs. Florida State

    This has to be one of the more intriguing first round matchups. This is a matchup between pure offense and pure defense. Wisconsin received an at-large bid despite a first round loss in the Big Ten Tournament to Ohio State...

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  7. Reasons Pitt Won't Win

    I’ve been back and forth for the past two days trying to determine this year’s national champion. In doing so, I came across some interesting trends and statistics...

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  8. The A-10 Tourney Could Get Real Nice

    This has been a very up-and-down year for the Atlantic 10, a conference that usually produces 2-3 solid NCAA Tournament teams every year...

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  9. Bracket Buster No. 9: Utah

    We are sort of running out of viable options since most of the serious threats have already been mentioned. But if we choose to include the Mountain West Conference, a league that has been ...

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  10. Gamenight: Memphis at UAB

    This has to be the best C-USA game of the year, and one of the most anticipated by fans all week. Memphis has been climbing the polls all season after getting off a slow start...

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  11. Here Comes...Kansas?

    We all remember Mario Chalmers’ game-tying three-pointer in the national championship last year that eventually helped crown the Jayhawks as the 2008 national champions, right? Well, that team is basically gone...

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  12. NCAA Winners and Losers of BracketBusters Weekend

    Although most of the participants of BracketBusters 2009 were not candidates for an at-large bid, several, such as Butler, Davidson, Utah State, and St. Mary’s were...

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  13. BracketBusters Weekend Part 1

    Yes, the glorious time of year has finally arrived. It's a time when hearts are broken, hopes are lost, and confidences are destroyed...

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  14. The Importance of Fans to College Basketball

    Well, despite all my talk about mid-major hoops and my true, untarnished affection for bracket busters and cinderellas, I am still very much affiliated with the BCS conferences...

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  15. Bracket Buster No. 7: Creighton

    This bracket-buster write-up has been long overdue. For the past six or so seasons Creighton has been one of the most dangerous mid-major teams in the country, making the postseason for the ...

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  16. Northern Iowa: Unknown, Unexpected, Unforgiving

    How’s this for a headline? A team that was voted to finish sixth in the preseason poll by coaches in the conference is currently two full games ahead of second place, with an 11-2 choke hold over conference foes...

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  17. Bracket Buster No. 6: American University

    Our next team is one from the Patriot Conference, a league that is only going to get one bid—but it could be a deadly one. The American Eagles dominated this conference last year, going 10-4 for an overall 21-11 record heading into tournament play..

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  18. Mills Injures Hand as Gonzaga Slips Past Saint Mary's

    Last night's game between Saint Mary's (18-1) and Gonzaga (14-4) was one of the biggest mid-major showdowns all season...

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  19. Purdue Basketball: The Pride of the Big Ten

    The Big Ten is a mess this year. Some play terrific defense and little offense (Wisconsin) while other plays terrific offense and little defense (Michigan State). Some have terrific home records, but just can't figure out how to win on the road (Iowa)...

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  20. Bracket Buster No. 5: Siena

    The Siena Saints have secretly become one of the hottest teams in the country. No, they don’t really have a signature win or a key upset over some top 25 team, but they do have a five-game winning streak and a 9-0 MAAC record...

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  21. Don't Look Now, But the Hokies Are 4-1 in ACC Play

    The Virginia Tech Hokies are on a roll. Forget the ACC Preseason Poll that had them finishing sixth and the projected record of 18-12 and an 8-8 conference record...

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  22. Mid-Major College Basketball Squads That Aren't So "Mid"

    Mid-majors are often defined as schools that do not belong to conferences that are affiliated with the BCS, which would therefore rule out all teams from the ACC, SEC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, and Pac-10...

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  23. All Mid-Major SG: Lester Hudson

    Lester Hudson truly is one of the most remarkable players in the country. A junior-college transfer who arrived at Tennessee-Martin in the 2007-08 season and then declared for the NBA draft, but weeks after returned to school...

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  24. All Mid-Major PG: Eric Maynor

    Most people know of Eric Maynor from his buzzer beater in 2007 that lifted VCU over Duke in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The shot, a 14-footer with 1...

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  25. All Mid-Major PG: Patrick Mills

    Led by sophomore guard Patrick “Patty” Mills, St. Mary’s has quickly emerged as a top five mid-major program this season. They lead the WCC with a 4-0 conference record and an average winning margin of 13...

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