Big East Preview: #13 Butler Bulldogs at #9 Villanova Wildcats

Embed from Getty Images The upstart Butler Bulldogs (15-3) are sputtering into Philadelphia Tuesday night after recording back-to-back losses to Seton Hall and DePaul. Their road trip to Finneran Pavilion to face the Villanova Wildcats (14-3) holds elevated importance for several reasons. Lavall Jordan’s squad is in desperate need of a win to stop the […]

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Big East Preview: Seton Hall at Butler

Embed from Getty Images #18 Seton Hall Pirates @ #5 Butler Bulldogs: The top-2 teams in the conference square off at Hinkle Fieldhouse for the top Big East game of the night. The home Bulldogs have been one of the most consistent and impressive teams in the country, dropping their only game of the year […]

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Nightly Notes: 1/9/2020

Embed from Getty Images Memphis Settles for 3…and Falls to Wichita State Since the news of James Wiseman’s suspension and eventual departure from the Memphis basketball program, there was always going to be a sense of what could’ve been around this year’s team. Without the star Center and likely top-5 lottery pick in the upcoming […]

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Maui Jim Maui Invitational: Day 1 Drama and Breakouts

Embed from Getty Images Dayton Smothers Georgia – Obi Toppin is the only name you really need to know in this game. The 6’9” (and growing) Sophomore Center was electric for Dayton in an 80-61 win over Tom Crean’s Georgia Bulldogs. Toppin, a potential lottery selection, set the tone for the Flyers with 12 quick […]

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Re-Ranking The Teams in The Champion’s Classic

Embed from Getty Images While many programs started their seasons yesterday against ranked teams or conference foes, no games were bigger than the Champion’s Classic. The four best teams in the country battled in New York at Madison Square Garden giving tremendous drama on opening night. Each of these teams have the potential to pull […]

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2019 Champion’s Classic Preview

Embed from Getty Images The 2019 college basketball season is finally here and ready to get off to an exciting start on the opening night. Assured to be the two most important games of the evening, the Champion’s Classic has provided (very) early looks into the potential of blue blood teams to reach the national […]

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2019 Big East Conference Preview

Embed from Getty Images A model of consistency in the conference, Villanova has been the unquestioned and best team in the Big East over the last 6 years. Jay Wright’s team has won 5 regular season titles, 4 conference tournament titles and 2 national titles, during that span. However, another strong crop of teams are […]

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ACC Basketball: 2019 Conference Preview

Embed from Getty Images The ACC has been the most complete conference in college basketball for some time now. Over the last 15 years, 7 teams have brought home national championship banners. Last season, Virginia secured their first title in program history and became the fifth team in the league to cut down the nets. […]

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2019 Pac-12 Conference Preview: Can Its Reputation Be Restored?

Embed from Getty Images 2018 was not a kind year to the Pac-12 conference. Teams lacked consistency and failed to live up to lofty preseason expectations. However, 2019 projects to be a different story. The conference has reloaded on elite-level talent restoring excitement and high expectations for many programs. Strong Offseason Pushes the Ducks and […]

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Georgetown Basketball: Best Backcourt in 25 years

Embed from Getty Images After finishing 8th or lower in conference play the last 4 years, 3rd in 2018 was monumental improvement for Georgetown. Nearing the tournament bubble, Patrick Ewing will look to build upon last season’s momentum to contend for the conference title. The turn around is largely attributed to talented freshman PGs James […]

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