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  1. Pregame Shootaround: Eight Sweet 16 spots up for grabs Saturday

    Mar 22, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Eight games kick off the Round of 32, including a matchup of former Big East foes.

  2. Six sleeper Sweet 16 teams

    Mar 18, 2014, 12:55 PM EDT

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    There are six Cinderella teams that could be dancing through the tournament’s second weekend.

  3. Eight teams that won’t win the National Title

    Mar 18, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Check out which teams don’t have to worry about cutting down the nets this season.

  4. Should Virginia be the fourth one-seed?

    Mar 16, 2014, 8:36 PM EDT

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    No. 6 Virginia received the fourth one-seed after winning the ACC regular season and tournament titles. But were there better options?

  5. Late Night Snacks: Seton Hall’s win over No. 3 Villanova highlights busy Thursday

    Mar 14, 2014, 3:11 AM EDT

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    A recap of Thursday’s action, including a big upset in the Big East and some important results involving bubble teams.

  6. Did Sterling Gibbs’ game-winner end Villanova’s hopes for a No. 1 seed? (VIDEO)

    Mar 13, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Seton Hall upset Big East No. 1 seed Villanova, 64-63, on Thursday on a game-winning, step-back jumper at the buzzer from Sterling Gibbs.

  7. 2014 Big East Tournament Preview: Can Villanova finally beat Creighton?

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

    James Bell, Zedric Sadler

    Creighton and Villanova are the Big East’s two darlings, but which other teams are best positioned to separate themselves from the conference’s middle and earn a bid?

  8. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Mar 10, 2014, 9:44 AM EDT

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    Florida is still No. 1. Wichita State is still No. 2. How does the rest of the Top 25 shake out?

  9. Bracketology: Eight teams in play for No. 1 seeds

    Mar 7, 2014, 9:21 AM EDT

    Joel Embiid, Scottie Wilbekin

    Going to be a busy week for all the bubble teams, too.

  10. Late Night Snacks: No. 6 Villanova wins Big East regular season title

    Mar 7, 2014, 2:54 AM EDT

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    Wildcats stay in contention for a No. 1 seed in NCAA tournament, while a Southland shootout takes game of night honors.

  11. Darrun Hilliard, Josh Hart stand out in No. 8 Villanova’s win over Marquette

    Mar 2, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

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    No. 8 Villanova has lost just three times this season: at No. 4 Syracuse in December and twice to No. 9 Creighton during Big East play. Not a particularly flashy team, the Wildcats are tough, unselfish and they’ve got plenty of skill as well. Those attributes were on display Sunday afternoon as Villanova beat Marquette…

  12. St. John’s quest for another quality win falls short at No. 9 Villanova

    Feb 22, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Having won nine of their last ten games entering Saturday’s contest at No. 9 Villanova, St. John’s has been one of the hotter bubble teams in the country. A win over the Wildcats would further cement St. John’s status as a team charging towards an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament. And given their 0-5…

  13. Chris Obekpa’s ankle health takes fortunate turn

    Feb 21, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

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    St. John’s announced on Monday that Chris Obekpa, the Big East school’s sui generis shot blocker, would miss ten to fourteen days with an ankle injury. The news was seen as having the potential to derail the Red Storm’s NCAA tournament hopes — since the team lost their initial five conference games, SJU has won…

  14. Late Night Snacks: Big Ten race tightens as No. 9 Michigan State, No. 15 Michigan fall

    Feb 16, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Canisius 92, Siena 88 (3OT) Billy Baron scored 40 points (ten rebounds and five assists as well) in a winning effort, with this being the 17th time a player has scored 40 points or more in a game this season. But it wasn’t easy, as Rob Poole led scored 33 points…

  15. No. 6 Villanova’s two losses to No. 18 Creighton a result of bad match-ups

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Styles make fights. And sometimes they make beatings. That’s about the best way to explain what happened to No. 6 Villanova on Sunday, as their attempts to defend Doug McDermott and No. 18 Creighton once again fell short of the mark. Creighton shot 64.2% from the field and 9-for-15 from beyond the arc in their…

  16. No. 18 Creighton puts on another offensive display against No. 6 Villanova

    Feb 16, 2014, 8:34 PM EDT

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    No. 18 Creighton shot fewer threes in the rematch than they made in the opener, but that didn’t matter. The Bluejays still managed to put up triple-digits on No. 6 Villanova in Omaha, beating the Wildcats 101-80 behind 39 points from National Player of the Year favorite Doug McDermott. That means that in two games…

  17. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: MAAC showdown, two Big East games on slate

    Feb 7, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Manhattan at Canisius, 7:00 p.m. (ESPNU) The preseason favorite to win the MAAC, the Manhattan Jaspers currently find themselves two games behind first-place Canisius in the race to win the regular season title. With that being the case, it’s safe to say that this one is of high importance to Steve…

  18. James Bell scores 27 to lead No. 6 Villanova past Xavier

    Feb 3, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

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    At this point, we know what we’re getting out of Villanova. They are as tough as any team in the country, they are tough to run offense against because they are effective in different defensive looks, their ability to spread the floor with perimeter-oriented guards makes them difficult to defend and on the nights their…

  19. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Feb 3, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

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    I spent the morning arguing with Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com for his decision to include SMU in his Top 25. You can see it here. SMU is sitting right there at No. 25 despite the fact that, just six days ago, the Mustangs lost to South Florida at South Florida. His justification, more or less,…

  20. Loss to No. 9 Villanova makes Saturday a must-win game for Georgetown

    Jan 28, 2014, 12:54 AM EDT

    Tyler Adams, Aaron Bowen

    James Bell scored 16 points to lead the way for No. 9 Villanova as they won a game that would have pleased those folks that are pining for the Old Big East. The final score was 65-60 in a game that featured 34 turnovers, 39 fouls and just 41 field goals. It wasn’t one for…

  21. College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    Jan 27, 2014, 10:10 AM EDT

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    The toughest team to rank this week was Michigan, a team sitting at 15-4 on the season that, until last week, wasn’t even in the conversation to be in the top 25. I had them 18th last week. I slotted them No. 5 this week. Too high? Maybe, but there are a couple of things…

  22. Late Night Snacks: No. 21 Michigan wins ninth straight

    Jan 26, 2014, 2:57 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 21 Michigan 80, No. 3 Michigan State 75 Michigan won its ninth straight game on Saturday night, using an 8-0 run to take control late in regulation. Nik Stauskas and Derrick Walton Jr. scored 19 points apiece for the Wolverines, who are now the Big Ten’s lone undefeated team. Gary…

  23. No. 4 Villanova holds off Marquette in overtime after controversial regulation finish

    Jan 25, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Entering Saturday’s Big East clash between No. 4 Villanova and Marquette at the Bradley Center, the two conference foes had played their last eight games with a margin of victory within four points in each contest. So, you knew this game was going to be close. But nobody could have predicted the insane regulation finish…

  24. Marquette to wear special uniforms Saturday against No. 4 Villanova

    Jan 23, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

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    This coming weekend is an important one in college basketball, and not solely because of some of the big conference match-ups on the docket. It’s also the Coaches vs. Cancer’s “Suits and Sneakers” weekend, with many coaching staffs across the country eschewing the standard dress shoes for sneakers in support of the fight against cancer.…

  25. Creighton hits 21 threes in a rout of No. 4 Villanova

    Jan 20, 2014, 8:56 PM EDT

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    PHILADELPHIA — Creighton can beat anyone in the country. It’s not even debatable at this point, not after the Bluejays went into the Wells Fargo Center and beat No. 4 Villanova 96-68. Let me repeat that in case you missed it: Creighton beat the No. 4 team in the country — a team with wins…

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