And.....we are down to 4. If you guessed these 4 teams would be headed to Phoenix you are lying. The Elite 8 games provided us with a mixed bag of good games and blowouts as has been the theme of this NCAA Tournament. Here is a recap of each game
Two great games and two lopsided games to bring us to 8 teams. The games today were not as exciting as last night's games but still provided plenty of storylines and entertainment.
#7 South Carolina Destroys #3 Baylor
Final Score: 70-50
Headline: What in tarnation?
MVP: Sindarius Thornwell (24 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists,
What a crazy day in college basketball. The four games provided us with some close finishes, one blowout, and one huge upset. If you weren't able to watch all of the games just keep on scrolling because we are going to recap them for you right here.
#11 Xavier over #2
#3 Oregon vs. #7 Michigan
Storyline: Is Michigan the team of destiny?
In college basketball, momentum is so important and sometimes vital to success. Michigan was boarded a plane on the way to the Big Ten Tournament when their plane slid off the runway. Those players then had to get back on a
#2 Arizona vs. #11 Xavier
Storyline: Xavier has nothing to lose. Arizona has everything to lose.
Arizona is a top tier team. They were one of my top title favorites once I saw their draw. They are a very complete team with talent and depth at all positions. Combine that with Sean Miller's acumen and
#2 Kentucky vs. #3 UCLA
Storyline: The Rematch
On December 3rd of 2016, Kentucky and UCLA were both undefeated and UCLA came to Lexington and outscored the Wildcats 95-92. These teams were both very young and so was the season in early December. The rematch is worth so much more than the
#2 Arizona vs #15 North Dakota
March Preview: Arizona Wildcats
30-3, PAC-12 16-2
Player to Watch: Lauri Markkanen
The best player on Arizona is Allonzo Trier but there are talented combo guards all over the country. There is no player in the country like Lauri Markkanen. The seven foot forward knocks down deep
#3 Oregon vs #14 Iona
29-5, PAC-12 16-2
Player to Watch: Dillon Brooks
Dillon Brooks is an All-American who has carried the Ducks to multiple big finishes in the PAC-12. He averages 16 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists this season but his value is much more than the stats. Brooks is a big time
At the beginning of the season, especially in the Maui Invitational, Oregon looked like they would be a team that would be very inconsistent throughout the whole year. Although the Ducks went 2-1 in the tournament, they suffered a loss to Georgetown and were on the heels against UCONN and
Arizona has made the Elite Eight two out of the past three years but hasn't reached the Final Four since 2001. In his eighth year at the helm, Sean Miller has arguably his best team and has all the talent and potential to get over the hump and earn a
Ok, I will admit it. On my first podcast with College Pride Press, I predicted UCLA wouldn't make the tournament and Steve Alford would be fired. Well, I think Lonzo Ball and company heard my comments and used it as motivation for the rest of the season. You're welcome Bruins
Blind Resumes Week 11: Does Gonzaga still deserve to be a one seed?
by: Jonathon Warriner
Each week until Selection Sunday, I will pick 4 teams with a similar seed and compare their RPI, Strength of Schedule, record, Record against the Top-25, Record against Top-50 and the number of bad losses each
At-Large Bid Breakdown
By: Jonathon Warriner
Lock- There is no possible chance this team misses the NCAA Tournament
In Good shape- Not a lock but they are safely off the bubble for now
On the Bubble- These teams may be projected as in or out, but they are clearly in danger of missing the
Today is Day 6 and the final day of my Bracketology Previews for all the major conferences. To wrap things up, I decided to save the “Conference of Champions” for last, the Pac-12. If you have watched college basketball this season, it is easy to conclude that the Pac-12 has
(Sites: Buffalo, Orlando, Milwaukee, Greenville)
1 Villanova vs 16 NC Central/Fairleigh Dickinson
8 Virginia Tech vs 9 TCU
5 Wisconsin vs 12 Nevada
4 Louisville vs 13 Valparaiso
6 Maryland vs 11 UNC-Wilmington
3 Creighton vs 14 Belmont
7 SMU vs 10 Texas Tech
2 Kentucky vs 15 Princeton
(Sites: Tulsa, Indianapolis, Greenville, Sacramento)
The first 20 times the UCLA Bruins stepped onto the court in 2016-17 they didn't need their defense to win.
Yesterday was a different story.
UCLA fans flooded Pauley Pavilion prior to their team's matchup with Arizona with hopes of earning a win that would go a long way towards a 1