Brett Siegel’s 2018-19 Preseason Top 25

The 2018-19 College Basketball Season is a few months away, but it is time to to dive into my first rankings of the 2018-19 season! There is no better way to start the preseason than with some Top 25 Rankings! So… let’s get right to it! All Recruiting Rankings provided

NCAA Tournament Preview: #7 Texas A&M vs. #10 Providence

#7 Texas A&M Aggies vs. #10 Providence Friars West Region Friday (3/16) 12:15p EST, CBS   Overall in NCAA Tournament History, the 7-10 match-up in the first round has been really close. 7-seeds are 95-61 (60.9%) all-time against 10-seeds. In the past 5 NCAA Tournaments, 10-seeds are 6-14 against the 7-seeds in the first

NCAA Tournament Preview: #8 Virginia Tech vs. #9 Alabama

#8 Virginia Tech vs. #9 Alabama Pittsburgh, PA 9:20 p.m (ET), TNT   Virginia Tech (21-11, 10-8 ACC) Player to Watch: Justin Robinson: 13.8 PPG, 5.8 APG, 1.2 SPG The Hokies' most potent offensive threat, Robinson is the key that makes the engine go for the offense. While Robinson is the leading scorer for Buzz Williams, his

Detailed List of College Basketball Teams with Direct Ties to Federal Probe

Leading source: Yahoo Sports Alabama:  Freshman Collin Sexton reportedly among players/families of players who met with or had meals with former ASM employee Christian Dawkins Arizona: FBI wiretaps caught head coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins discussing $100K payment to ensure freshman DeAndre Ayton went to the school Auburn: Personnel/former personnel

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Seven

  Well, so much for last week being slow. A multitude of ranked teams fell on Saturday, creating hysteria for our voters. It seems that after finals, some of our ranked teams came out flat. Several of these games ended in dramatic fashion, such as Indiana’s upset win over Notre Dame

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Six

Bedlam. That was last week. Five of our top ten teams lost. Some in games you wouldn’t predict in a million years. It’s clear that Christmas came early for college basketball fans, as chaos dominated. We had Florida get trounced by their rival then inexplicably lose to a mid-major. Kansas

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Five

Oftentimes, the couple weeks following Thanksgiving can be a slow period in college basketball. The high competition of the early-season tournaments can have some teams looking for reprieve in smaller opponents. Finals are coming up, too, which means teams will usually go at least a week without contesting a game.

College Pride Press Top 25 – Week Three

  Last week, the college basketball year truly began, thanks to the Champions’ Classic. Those two battles brought us high-level competition just days into the season. In addition, a couple other ranked teams also saw themselves get beat, or nearly. This includes Northwestern and USC, one of which clung to a

College Pride Press Top 25: Week Two

  The first weekend is in the past. As per the usual, there wasn’t a ton of drama. Most teams played schools from lower conferences, which served as punching bags and measuring sticks. Though some teams struggled to work through growing pains, such as Kentucky, there shouldn’t be a lot of

So You Want to Be a Champion?

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The programs are ready, the courts are so shiny, the fans ready to cheer! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” If you aren’t in the College Basketball season spirit, then what are you doing? It has been 7 months since

Florida SEC Preview

Team Preview: Florida Last Season: 27-9, Elite Eight  Key Losses: Canyon Barry, Kasey Hill, Justin Leon, Devin Robinson  Key Additions: Jalen Hudson, Egor Koulechov, Chase Johnson, DeAundre Ballard, Isaiah Stokes, Mike Okauru A team mixed with experiences returners, a solid freshman class, and notable transfers, the Gators have one of the deepest rosters in

Vanderbilt SEC Preview

Team Preview: Vanderbilt  Last Season: 19-16 Key Losses: Nolan Cressler, Luke Kornet  Key Additions: Saben Lee, Ejike Obanna, Maxwell Evans  Head coach Bryce Drew must've had some leftover magic from his buzzer beater in the NCAA Tournament with Valpo in his first season at Vanderbilt as the 'Dores somehow made their way into the

South Carolina SEC Preview

Season Preview: South Carolina  Last Season: 26-11, Final Four  Key Losses: PJ Dozier, Justin McKie, Duane Notice, Sindarius Thornwell Key Additions: David Beatty, Justin Minaya, Felipe Haase, Kory Holden  Is it time we consider South Carolina a basketball school? Frank Martin's team made it all to the Final Four before losing to Gonzaga in

Alabama SEC Preview

Team Preview: Alabama  Last Season: 19-15 Key Losses: Corban Collins, Shannon Hale, Jimmie Taylor  Key Additions: Daniel Giddens, Collin Sexton, John Petty, Alex Reese, Galin Smith, Herb Jones  Embrace debate: Is Alabama a basketball school? When Avery Johnson took over, he told 'Bama hoops fans year three was the year basketball would be relevant

Auburn SEC Preview

Season Preview: Auburn  Last Season: 18-14 Key Losses: T.J. Dunans, Ronnie Johnson Key Additions: Desean Murray, Chuma Okeke, Malik Dunbar, Davion Mitchell In Bruce Pearl's fourth season at Auburn, expectations have gone from low to pretty high. The Tigers return their top four scorers, all of whom are sophomores. Despite all surrounding the program