New Face, New Place: Butler 2017-18

  After a remarkable season consisting of a 2-0 record against the defending champion Villanova Wildcats, the highest tournament seeding in school history, and a run to the Sweet Sixteen, a new era of Butler basketball has begun with the departure of Chris Holtmann and the hiring of LaVall Jordan.   Top 2017

NCAA Tournament Preview: #4 Butler vs #13 Winthrop

  NCAA Tournament Preview: #4 Butler vs #13 Winthrop South Region March 16th at 1:30, TNT March Preview: Butler Bulldogs March Preview: Winthrop Eagles   Butler Bulldogs 23-8, (12-6)   Player to Watch: Kelan Martin (16.1 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 1.1 APG)   Martin has been the Dawgs’ leading scorer all season and has come up big against tournament-caliber teams. In their win

March Preview: Northern Kentucky Norse

  Northern Kentucky swept through the Horizon league tournament to give the school their first ever NCAA tournament appearance. An impressive feat, considering that less than five years ago they were a D-II program.   Strengths:   Northern Kentucky is a very solid rebounding team. Lead by scoring forward Drew McDonald (averaging 7.7 rebounds

March Preview: Iona Gaels

  Iona is back for the second straight year and is looking for their second ever tournament win, or maybe a couple, or maybe they could go all the way? They had 22 wins during the regular season, and won their last three before going all the way in the MAAC

March Preview: UNC Wilmington Seahawks

  The Seahawks have made the tournament back to back years now. Last year they lost to a tough Duke team in the first round. Will this year be a different story?   Strengths:   UNC Wilmington is a versatile team when it comes to scoring the basketball. They have four players averaging over 12

March Preview: Jacksonville State Gamecocks

  Jacksonville State is dancing baby! The Gamecocks punched their ticket for the first time in program history (!) by being an underdog turned champion in the Ohio Valley Conference and are looking to cause some upsets.   Strengths:   The Gamecocks have some players who rain from deep. Their top three scorers

March Preview: Winthrop Eagles

Winthrop has had an exciting 26-6 regular season and is lead by the 10th highest scorer in all of college basketball, senior guard Keon Johnson, who averages nearly 23 points per game. This year they enter the big dance looking for just their second tournament win ever- but could they

March Preview: FGCU Eagles

  Florida Gulf Coast shocked the world when they made their first ever tournament in 2013 and beat a strong Georgetown team with their entertaining style of play that earned them the title of ‘Dunk City’. The Eagles are back after winning their third ASUN championship in five years and looking