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  1. Championship Week: Day 10 Preview

    Mar 7, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Kareem Jamar, Kyle Bullinger, Damian Lillard

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  2. Championship Week: Day 9 Preview

    Mar 6, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    UCLA v St. John's

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  3. Big East Tournament Preview

    Mar 6, 2012, 7:00 AM EDT

    Syracuse Orange players hold up the Big East Regular Season Champion trophy after defeating Louisville Cardinals in their NCAA men's basketball game in Syracuse

    For the last time ever, we will be watching the Big East Tournament as we know it. Next season, West Virginia will be gone, headed to the Big 12. Pitt and Syracuse won’t be far behind them, replaced by powerhouse programs like SMU, Houston and UCF. Saying the league will be diluted is akin to…

  4. Previewing the WCC championship game

    Mar 5, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT

    Matthew Dellavedova, Kevin Pangos

    Gonzaga has been the dominant force in the West Coast Conference for more than a decade. League titles, NCAA Tournament appearances, a trip to the Elite 8, all-americans and NBA Draft picks. However you want to quantify dominance, Gonzaga did it. But for the first time since 2000, the ‘Zags did not win a share…

  5. Championship Week: Day 8 Preview

    Mar 5, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Matthe Dellavedova, Gary Bell Jr

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  6. MAC tournament preview

    Mar 5, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Peyton Siva  D.J. Cooper

    The MAC is a perfect example of why divisions within a conference in college basketball don’t always work. The Eastern Division of the MAC is where all of the power resides. How unbalanced is it? The six teams in the east went 30-6 against the six teams in the west. 30-6! By comparison, the SEC…

  7. Championship Week: Day 7 Preview

    Mar 4, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Tyler Brown, Anthony Cousin

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  8. Championship Week: Day 6 Preview

    Mar 3, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT

    Isaiah Canaan, Kellen Thornton

    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  9. Summit League tournament preview

    Mar 3, 2012, 10:09 AM EDT

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    I’ve probably said this about five times while putting together these conference previews, but the Summit League might be my favorite league in the country. Because they score. And score and score and score. And if you know me, than you know that I appreciate a hard-fought defense battle as much as anyone. But if…

  10. Championship Week: Day 5 Preview

    Mar 2, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  11. Weekend Preview: What’s going on with the bubble?

    Mar 2, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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    You want to see a list of every game that has bubble implications this weekend? Well, here’s a list of every game that has bubble implications this weekend. Click here to see our Weekend Preview of the top games. Sat. Pitt @ UConn, 12 p.m. (ESPN): Here’s my issue with the fact that UConn’s bubble…

  12. Championship Week: Day 4 Preview

    Mar 1, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  13. Championship Week: Day 3 Preview

    Feb 29, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT

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    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  14. Previewing the Madness: The Horizon League

    Feb 28, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

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    It doesn’t get much more entertaining that the Horizon League. Its a balanced league that always has a handful of quality basketball teams that play competitive, emotionally draining games. You want an example? Just last week, last place Loyola (IL) took league champion Valpo to overtime on Valpo’s home court. This season was no different.…

  15. Championship Week: Day 2 Preview

    Feb 28, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Over the next 13 days, the brackets will start to take shape. Teams with no at-large aspirations will make one final push at the post-season. Teams on the bubble will look to assert themselves as worthy members of “The Big Dance”, and contenders will start priming their engines for a national Championship run. While “March…

  16. Previewing the Madness: The Big South

    Feb 27, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT

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    The Big South is about as typical as it gets for a mid-major league. They have a powerhouse program in UNC-Asheville that rose to the top of the league. The Bulldogs won the conference by a whopping four games, an impressive number for a league that actually is fairly balanced. The second place team —…

  17. Weekend Preview: St. Mary’s traveling to USF highlights the mid-major slate

    Feb 24, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Mid-major matchups: Sat. St. Mary’s @ San Francisco, 11 p.m. (Comcast Sports Net) St. Mary’s has a chance to do something that no one has done is well over a decade — win the WCC’s outright regular season title and be named something other than “Gonzaga”. All the Gaels have to do is go into…

  18. Weekend Preview: Should Syracuse be on upset alert?

    Feb 24, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Who’s getting upset?: Sat. No. 2 Syracuse @ UConn, 9 p.m. (ESPN) I’m probably going to end up regretting this decision, but I think that the Huskies nip Syracuse on Saturday. Starting with the Syracuse loss to Notre Dame back in mid-January, the Orange have been less-than-impress offensively. In six of those nine games, the…

  19. Weekend Preview: Kansas-Missouri highlights the best games

    Feb 24, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Game of the weekend: Sat. No. 3 Missouri @ No. 4 Kansas, 4 p.m. (CBS) I’m giddy just thinking about this game. Seriously. I’m writing this sentence with a huge smile on my face. Games like this are what makes this sport incredible. Two top five teams playing their final regular season game for the…

  20. College hoops weekend preview: BracketBusters and more

    Feb 17, 2012, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Game of the Weekend: Sat. Ohio State @ Michigan, 9 p.m. While the rivalry between these two schools isn’t quite as intense on the basketball side as it is for football, that doesn’t mean that this game isn’t carrying a ton of weight in the Big Ten standings. The Buckeyes are currently sitting in a…

  21. Previewing your College Hoops Weekend

    Feb 10, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Game of the Weekend: Sat. 4:00 pm: No. 14 San Diego State @ No. 16 UNLV: By now you should all know what happened the last time these two teams got together. Playing on a bum ankle, SDSU’s Jamaal Franklin had 22 points and 10 boards, including a tough, driving layup with just 0.3 seconds…

  22. Hoops weekend preview: Final year of The Border War?

    Feb 3, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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    (All times ET) Game of the Weekend: Sat. 9 pm: No. 8 Kansas @ No. 4 Missouri Let’s put this game in a vacuum. Let’s pretend that Missouri hasn’t turned into a top five team and that Kansas has struggled this season with their two-man attack. This game would still be must-see TV. Why? Because…

  23. Previewing your college hoops weekend

    Jan 27, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Game of the Weekend: Sat. 1:30 pm: No. 16 Mississippi State @ No. 13 Florida At the end of the day, the SEC is Kentucky and every body else. That’s not an insult directed at the rest of the league, the Wildcats are just that good. The battle for second place is where the intrigue…

  24. Weekend Preview: Baylor-Missouri headlines a weekend with some good hoops

    Jan 20, 2012, 9:54 AM EDT

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    Game of the Weekend: Sat. 2:00 pm: No. 5 Missouri @ No. 3 Baylor To know how important this game is, all you need to do is look at the numbers next to the names of these two teams. How often do two top five teams lock horns, especially when the loser of that game…

  25. Weekend Preview: Ohio State gets a rematch with Indiana

    Jan 13, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT

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    (All times ET) Game of the Weekend: Sunday, 4:30 p.m.: No. 8 Indiana  at No. 5 Ohio State The last time these two teams played, Indiana knocked off the Buckeyes in Assembly Hall 74-70, giving their fans even more reason to believe they deserved to be ranked somewhere in the top ten. The problem? Indiana probably…