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  1. Colonial Athletic conference tournament preview

    Mar 1, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

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    Unless you have a dog in this fight, here is your homework: root for Drexel and VCU to make it to the CAA title game. Root as hard as you can. Because if you are one of those people — like me — that would rather see a quality mid-major basketball team that has put…

  2. Northeast Conference tournament preview

    Mar 1, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

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    The most commonly used saying when talking about basketball during the month of March is “if seeding holds”. Its how we predict what the best matchups will be. Its how us media folks try and build our schedules during the month. Its how ESPN tries to predict which games it will broadcast. Think about it…

  3. America East conference tournament preview

    Mar 1, 2012, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Here’s the thing that I love about college basketball: you may only end the season with one win, but that one win is going to matter. Enter Binghamton. On February 21st, Binghamton hosted America East co-leader Vermont. The Bearcats were 0-26 on the season and at the point in the year where respectable losses were…

  4. Missouri Valley conference tournament preview

    Mar 1, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

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    The Valley is, and always will be, the ultimate mid-major conference. Every year, it seems, this league produces at least one team deserving of an at-large bid that is also capable of making the second weekend of the tournament. Why? Because the conference is so unbelievably competitive. Road wins are not easy to come by.…

  5. West Coast Conference tournament preview

    Feb 29, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

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    The West Coast Conference, in its history, has sent three teams to the NCAA Tournament just once. There is a chance that that record could end up being tied this season. Gonzaga and St. Mary’s are locks for the dance, or so says your courageous bracketeers. BYU, on the other hand, probably still has some…

  6. Patriot League conference tournament preview

    Feb 29, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

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    What the Patriot League lacked this season in overall talent it made up for in drama down the stretch. Bucknell headed into the final few weeks of the season with a three game lead in the conference standings over both Lehigh and American. But Player of the Year CJ McCollum of Lehigh drilled a last-second…

  7. Ohio Valley conference tournament preview

    Feb 29, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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    I’m not sure if you guys heard about this or not, but the Ohio Valley was pretty thoroughly dominated by one team this season. The Murray State Racers? That ring a bell? Anyone? After running through the OVC slate with just a single loss for the second time in three years, Steve Prohm’s club is…

  8. Atlantic Sun Conference tournament preview

    Feb 29, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Belmont’s off to the Ohio Valley next season, which means the Bruins get to spend their final two seasons in the A-Sun dominating the league (35-3 vs. conference foes) and then trying not to stumble in the conference tournament for that automatic bid. And where will they try to clinch the tournament title this season?…

  9. 2011-2012 WCC Preview: Strongest mid-major conference this year?

    Oct 28, 2011, 12:25 PM EDT

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    AWARDS Player of the Year: Elias Harris, Jr., Gonzaga Picking the WCC Preseason Player of the Year was not a simple task, as the conference brings back a ton of talent, including seven of the ten players named to the all-conference team. Harris wasn’t one of those seven, as the 6’8″ combo-forward struggled through his…

  10. 2011-12 Conference USA Preview: Memphis and the rest

    Oct 27, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT

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    AWARDS Player of the Year: Arsalan Kazemi, Jr., Rice There is quite a bit of talent in Conference USA this year, but the most productive player — and probably the best NBA prospect — is tucked away at the other school in Houston. Arsalan Kazemi, the first Iranian-born player to play Division I basketball, is…

  11. Conference USA tournament preview

    Mar 9, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Dates: March 9-12 Location: El Paso, TX Championship game: March 12, 10:30 am, CBS Outlook: Conference USA, which was a jumbled mess all season long, really shook itself out by season’s end. UAB (12-4), UTEP (11-5), and Tulsa (11-5) all won their games down the stretch while Memphis (10-6) and Southern Miss (9-7) faded. And…

  12. Southland Conference tournament preview

    Mar 8, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT

    Dates: March 9, 10, 12 Site: Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas Championship game: Saturday, 3 p.m. ET on ESPN2 Outlook: For just the second time in seven years, the Southland won’t have a conference tournament champ win at least 24 games. That’s my way of saying the conference usually has one or two dominant teams…

  13. West Coast Conference tournament preview

    Mar 4, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Dates: March 4-7 Site: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV Outlook: As we have grown accustomed to these days, the WCC regular season title came down to Gonzaga and St. Mary’s. In other news, grass is green, water is wet, and Virginia Tech is on the bubble. Gonzaga was the favorite to win the league coming…

  14. Sun Belt Conference tournament preview

    Mar 4, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Dates: March 5-8 Site: Hot Springs, AR Outlook: The Sun Belt conference was a wild one to follow this season. The favorites from the two divisions — Western Kentucky and North Texas — struggled all season long, opening the door for none other than the Mike Jarvis-led Florida Atlantic Owls. FAU, who is paced by…

  15. Southern Conference tournament preview

    Mar 4, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

    Andrew Goudelock, Dexter Strickland

    Dates: March 4-7 Site: McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, TN Outlook: The SoCon’s Southern division is where the league’s power lies. The league’s two best teams — Charleston and Wofford — are led by the two best players — Andrew Goudelock and Noah Dahlman. Goudelock, the SoCon’s player of the year, has the skill set to be…

  16. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament preview

    Mar 4, 2011, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Dates: March 4-7 Site: Fairfield, Conn. Championship game: Monday, 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2 Outlook: Fairfield made the most of this season. The conference tournament site is chosen before the year, giving the Stags an inherent advantage entering this thing. Then again, they’re also really good. The MAAC regular-season champs (23-6, 15-3) opened the season…

  17. Northeast Conference tournament preview

    Mar 3, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Dates: March 3, 6, 9 Site: Campus sites (higher seed is home) Outlook: On paper, Long Island looks like the favorite to win this conference. They finished the season at 24-5 and league play at 16-2, winning their last ten games and 18 of their last 19. The Blackbirds love to run the floor and…

  18. Not even Wofford’s coach saw them becoming the Southern Conference’s best program

    Oct 25, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Mike Young has seen the Wofford men’s basketball program come a long way since he first joined the coaching staff back in 1989.

  19. 2014-15 Season Preview: Rivals Iona, Manhattan have company in race to the top of the MAAC

    Oct 24, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Rivals Iona and Manhattan are once again among the contenders, but they’ll have plenty of company in the race for the MAAC crown.

  20. 2014-15 Season Preview: The Top 20 Perimeter Attacks

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT

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    Who are the top 20 perimeters in the country this season?

  21. 2014-15 Season Preview: 20 Impact Freshmen

    Oct 22, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

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    College basketball will have plenty of impact freshmen this season. Here’s a look at some that could step in and contribute right away.

  22. 2014-2015 Season Preview: NDSU, SDSU take step back in Summit League hierarchy

    Oct 22, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    The top half of the Summit League will be a tight race all season long.

  23. 2014-2015 Season Preview: American is the favorite in a competitive Patriot League

    Oct 21, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    American was the surprise team in the Patriot League a season ago. Can they repeat as league champs?