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  1. 2014 MEAC Tournament Preview: North Carolina Central looks to cap special season

    Mar 9, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    MEAC favorite North Carolina Central looks to avoid the chaos of last season’s tournament, in which the top three seeds all lost in the quarterfinals.

  2. Saturday’s Conference Tourney Pregame Shootaround: OVC title day; can the Shockers stay perfect?

    Mar 8, 2014, 10:40 AM EDT

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    Conference tournament action heats up on Saturday as the Ohio Valley Conference’s title game takes place and 12 different leagues have tournament action. We preview the day’s action here.

  3. 2014 Summit League Tournament Preview: North Dakota State looks to avenge last year’s title-game loss

    Mar 7, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    North Dakota State is looking to avenge last season’s Summit League title game loss by winning the 2014 Summit League Conference Tournament after winning the regular season crown.

  4. 2014 America East Tournament Preview: Can Stony Brook finally get past Vermont?

    Mar 7, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    It’s no longer a league dominated by Vermont, Albany and Boston U. Perhaps this bodes well for Steve Pikiell’s squad.

  5. Weekend Preview: The regular season comes to a close

    Mar 7, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

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    Duke vs. North Carolina highlights a spate of ranked matchups, not to mention teams will start snagging tickets to the Big dance as well.

  6. 2014 CAA Tournament Preview: Can Delaware finally go dancing?

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

    Delaware v Ohio State

    The CAA lost some of it’s charm when it got raided by bigger conference. VCU and George Mason were the league’s two Final Four programs whose battles on the court were always — Always!!!! — bested by the rivalry between Mason’s Doc Nix and the Green Machine and VCU’s Peppas. Old Dominion is also spending…

  7. 2014 Missouri Valley Tournament Preview: It’s all Wichita

    Mar 5, 2014, 1:35 PM EDT

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    Just our luck, right? The year that Wichita State just so happens to be coming off of a trip to the Final Four, the season where they just so happen to play like a National Title contender for the first four months of the season also happens to be the year that Creighton leaves the…

  8. 2014 MAAC Tournament Preview: Iona-Manhattan eyeing a rematch?

    Mar 5, 2014, 1:02 PM EDT

    Tim Cluess

    Last season in the MAAC tournament championship game, Iona punched its ticket to its second straight NCAA tournament, knocking off in-state rival Manhattan. A week ago, the Gaels and Jaspers met in their final meeting of the regular season with Manhattan pulling out an 80-77 overtime win over the MAAC regular season champion. They will…

  9. 2014 Ohio Valley Tournament Preview: Belmont looking to repeat

    Mar 4, 2014, 5:57 PM EDT

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    Last season, Kerron Johnson propelled Belmont, in its first season as a conference member, to the Ohio Valley tournament title with a last-second bucket over Murray State. If all goes according to plan, the Bruins and the Racers will meet up again in the OVC championship game as they head into the field this season…

  10. 2014 NEC Tournament Preview: Can Robert Morris regain control of the league?

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:13 PM EDT

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    It’s been five years since anyone in the NEC other than LIU-Brooklyn or Robert Morris has won the league’s automatic bid. While the Blackbirds have one of the nation’s best point guards in Jason Brickman, they suffered through a down year plagued by injuries and likely won’t extend their reign over the league to a…

  11. 2014 Big South Tournament Preview: Home court advantage in March is fun!

    Mar 4, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

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    There may not be a more wide-open conference tournament this season than the Big South. High Point won the North Division with the best record in conference play at 12-4, but they also needed to win 10 of their last 11 games to do so and are playing without one of their star forwards in…

  12. 2014 Conference Tournament Schedule for every league

    Mar 3, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

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    (Browse through all of our conference tournament previews) It’s March, which means that it is time for more brackets and tournaments than you can possibly handle. Here, I give to you a schedule for every conference tournament in the country. Have fun planning your appointment viewing! AAC TOURNAMENT: March 12-15, FedEx Forum, Memphis March 12: First round…

  13. 2014 Patriot League Tournament Preview: Can Boston U. win first season in Patriot?

    Mar 3, 2014, 10:49 AM EDT

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    The 2014 Patriot League Tournament kicks off Monday night with a pair of preliminary contests. Back in October, newcomer Boston University was viewed as the favorite, and thanks to its strong finish BU enters the field as the top seed. Despite holding home-court advantage, it will be far from easy for the Terriers. American University…

  14. Weekend Preview: Can Virginia win the ACC outright?

    Feb 28, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 4 Syracuse at No. 12 Virginia, Sat. 4:00 p.m. All of a sudden, this looks like the biggest game in the ACC this season. Believe it or not, Virginia currently holds a one game lead over the Orange in the ACC standings, and a win would clinch the ‘Hoos the outright…

  15. Weekend Preview: Michigan-Iowa, Gonzaga-Memphis, and Lumberjack Night!

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:01 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 10 Michigan at No. 17 Iowa, Sat. 2:00 p.m. Just how good is Iowa? That’s the question that everyone has on their mind at this point in the season. Looking at the numbers, the Hawkeyes look like a top 10 team. Looking at their roster, that theory is more or less…

  16. Weekend Preview: Duke-Cuse, Kansas-Texas, Arizona’s roadtrip highlight huge weekend

    Jan 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Talib Zanna, Jabari Parker

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 17 Duke at No. 2 Syracuse, 6:30 p.m. Could this get any juicier? Let’s ignore, for a second, the fact that the team currently sitting in first place in the ACC will be taking on the team that may be playing the best basketball in the ACC. Let’s also ignore…

  17. Weekend Preview: The Battle for Michigan marred by injury

    Jan 24, 2014, 9:14 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 21 Michigan at No. 3 Michigan State, Sat. 7:00 p.m. Michigan State may be playing this game in the Breslin Center, but it’s hard to see a way that the Spartans will be considered a favorite heading into this game. We already know they are going to be without Branden…

  18. Weekend Preview: 14 ranked teams will be hitting the road this weekend

    Jan 10, 2014, 9:25 AM EDT

    Toledo v Kansas

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 25 Kansas State at No. 18 Kansas, Sat. 2:00 p.m. Back in October, this didn’t look like it was going to be much of a rivalry game this season. Kansas was a top five team and Kansas State lost three of their first five games, dropping their opener to Northern…

  19. Weekend Preview: Sunday’s big, and not just on gridiron

    Jan 3, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 21 San Diego State at No. 16 Kansas, Sun. 4:30 p.m. This is a huge game not only for San Diego State, but for the Mountain West as well. The Aztecs have been one of the more surprising teams in the country this season, but they don’t exactly have a…

  20. Weekend Preview: Light slate with two heavyweight battles

    Dec 27, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    St Francis v Syracuse

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 8 Villanova at No. 2 Syracuse, Sat. 2:00 p.m. (all times eastern) Raphielle Johnson wrote about this game extensively here. THE OTHER GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 6 Louisville at No. 18 Kentucky, Sat. 4:00 p.m. I wrote 600 words on this game right here. FOUR MORE TO KEEP AN EYE…

  21. Weekend Preview: Saturday’s slate is thrilling from noon until midnight

    Dec 20, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 7 Oklahoma State vs. No. 20 Colorado, 11:30 p.m. Sat. (all times eastern) A pair of former Big 12 rivals square off out in Las Vegas as Marcus Smart will lead his Cowboys into battle with Tad Boyle’s impressive Colorado squad. The Buffaloes have already split with the other two…

  22. Weekend Preview: Iowa-Iowa State highlights a rivalry-heavy weekend slate

    Dec 13, 2013, 9:08 AM EDT

    Fred Hoiberg

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 23 Iowa at No. 17 Iowa State, Fri. 9:30 p.m. (all times eastern) It’s been a while since this in-state rivalry game held as much meaning as it does this season. The Cyclones enter the season as one of the nation’s most surprising teams, a group that Fred Hoiberg has…

  23. Weekend Preview: Kentucky-Baylor, a trio of in-state rivalry games

    Dec 6, 2013, 10:24 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 3 Kentucky vs. No. 20 Baylor, Fri. 10:00 p.m. Braving the ice and sleet in Dallas, Kentucky will be squaring off with the Bears at the Jerry Dome in a game that will almost assuredly see more UK fans show up than Baylor fans. The irony is that this is…

  24. Weekend Preview: Ohio State takes on Marquette and Marshall Henderson returns

    Nov 15, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 10 Ohio State at No. 17 Marquette, 1:00 p.m. ET Sat. (FOX Sports 1) One of the more interesting matchups of the non-conference season. Even with Jameel McKay’s decision to leave the program, Marquette is absolutely loaded up front. Davante Gardner, Chris Otule, Jamil Wilson, Steve Taylor. But Buzz Williams’…

  25. 2013-14 SEC Preview: Can anyone catch Kentucky?

    Nov 8, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of our previews…