NCAA Tournament Preview: #4 Butler vs #13 Winthrop
March 16th at 1:30, TNT
March Preview: Butler Bulldogs
March Preview: Winthrop Eagles
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
The Dawgs are knocked out of the Big East Tournament by a recovering Xavier team in the second round. The 2 seeded Bulldogs end a stellar conference season, in a slightly disappointing fashion, but turn their eyes towards the real prize: the NCAA championship.
Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett carried the load for
Butler takes on Xavier in Madison Square Garden for their first game of the Big East Tournament at 7 ET. This is the third meeting of the season for these two conference rivals. Butler won both of those matchups. Will this game be the same old, same old, for the
The Jacks are dancing for the fourth time in program history, but are still looking for their first ever tournament win. They finished sixth in their conference but went on to win the Summit League to get to the big dance. Will their upsets continue in the coming weeks?
Mount St. Mary’s makes the tourney as one of the few teams that had less than twenty wins this season. That being said they played some pretty tough non-conference opponents. Over the season they went on an eight game winning streak and an eight game losing streak. Could this be
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.
Northern Kentucky is a very solid rebounding team. Lead by scoring forward Drew McDonald (averaging 7.7 rebounds
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
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?
UNC Wilmington is a versatile team when it comes to scoring the basketball. They have four players averaging over 12
The Bucs are back for their first tournament since 2010. They have made the tournament nine times but have never strung together a pair of wins. Could this year be the year?
The Bucs have a great backcourt duo in T.J. Cromer and Desonta Bradford. The two combine for an average
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.
The Gamecocks have some players who rain from deep. Their top three scorers