Updated 2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Casino (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS  #1 Boston Celtics vs. #2 Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction:  Cavaliers in 6 games       WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS  #1 Golden State Warriors vs.  #2 San Antonio Spurs Prediction:  Warriors in 6 games       2017 NBA FINALS  #1 Golden State Warriors vs.  #2 Cleveland Cavaliers Prediction:  Warriors in 5 games       2017 NBA CHAMPIONS … Continue reading Updated 2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

2017 NBA Draft Lottery Odds

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report (featured image), ESPN (team logos) With the NBA Draft lottery and NBA draft coming up, here are the odds for each of the 14 lottery teams to land at each position in the top 14. This Year’s Seeding: Note that there are scenarios in which other teams can receive some of these picks depending on where teams land.  Brooklyn Nets (20-62) — pick … Continue reading 2017 NBA Draft Lottery Odds

Like it or not, LaVar Ball is winning

Photo Credit: USA Today If you haven’t heard the name LaVar Ball by now, you’re one of three things. You simply do not care about sports (in which case you would not be reading this article). You have been living under a rock for the past few months (in which case you would not have survived). You were literally born yesterday (in which case you … Continue reading Like it or not, LaVar Ball is winning

This year’s NBA MVP race is what the league needed

Photo Credit: FanRag Sports The 2017 NBA Playoffs are well underway. While the primary focus has turned to which NBA team will rise above the rest and win this year’s championship, there is a whole other battle to be fought over which player is deserving to be crowned the league’s Most Valuable Player. The two frontrunners two win the award have stuffed the stat sheets … Continue reading This year’s NBA MVP race is what the league needed

2017 NBA Playoff Scores (May 7th)

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE  #4 Washington Wizards, 121,  #1 Boston Celtics, 102 Series: Tied, 2-2    #2 Cleveland Cavaliers, 109,  #3 Toronto Raptors, 102 Series:  Cavaliers win, 4-0     WESTERN CONFERENCE  #3 Houston Rockets, 125,  #2 San Antonio Spurs, 104 Series: Tied, 2-2     -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Scores (May 7th)

Updated 2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Casino (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS  #1 Boston Celtics vs.  #4 Washington Wizards Prediction:  Wizards in 7 games   #2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. #3 Toronto Raptors Prediction:  Cavaliers in 6 games     FINALS #2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs.  #4 Washington Wizards Prediction:  Cavaliers in 6 games       WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS  #1 Golden State Warriors vs.  #5 Utah Jazz Prediction: … Continue reading Updated 2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

NBA Conference Semifinal Team Power Rankings

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (71-15)  San Antonio Spurs (65-23)  Houston Rockets (59-28)  Cleveland Cavaliers (55-31), +4  Boston Celtics (57-31), -1  Toronto Raptors (55-33)  Utah Jazz (55-34)  Washington Wizards (53-35), +1   Biggest Improver  Cleveland Cavaliers (+4)   -Asher Fair Continue reading NBA Conference Semifinal Team Power Rankings

Updated 2017 NBA Playoff Bracket

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE  #1 Boston Celtics (57-31) vs.  #4 Washington Wizards (53-35)  #2 Cleveland Cavaliers (55-31) vs.  #3 Toronto Raptors (55-33)      WESTERN CONFERENCE  #1 Golden State Warriors (71-15) vs.  #5 Utah Jazz (55-34)  #2 San Antonio Spurs (65-23) vs.  #3 Houston Rockets (59-28)     -Asher Fair Continue reading Updated 2017 NBA Playoff Bracket

2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 25th)

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   WESTERN CONFERENCE  #5 Utah Jazz, 96,  #4 Los Angeles Clippers, 92  Series:  Jazz lead, 3-2    #2 San Antonio Spurs, 116,  #7 Memphis Grizzlies, 103  Series:  Spurs lead, 3-2     #3 Houston Rockets, 105,  #6 Oklahoma City Thunder, 99 Series:  Rockets win, 4-1     -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 25th)

2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 24th)

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE  #5 Atlanta Hawks, 111,  #4 Washington Wizards, 101 Series: Tied, 2-2    #3 Toronto Raptors, 118,  #6 Milwaukee Bucks, 93 Series:  Raptors lead, 3-2     WESTERN CONFERENCE  #1 Golden State Warriors, 128,  #8 Portland Trailblazers, 103 Series:  Warriors win, 4-0      -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 24th)

2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 23rd)

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE  #1 Boston Celtics, 104,  #8 Chicago Bulls, 95 Series: Tied, 2-2    #2 Cleveland Cavaliers, 106,  #7 Indiana Pacers, 102 Series:  Cavaliers win, 4-0     WESTERN CONFERENCE  #5 Utah Jazz, 105,  #4 Los Angeles Clippers, 98  Series: Tied, 2-2    #3 Houston Rockets, 113,  #6 Oklahoma City Thunder, 109 Series:  Rockets lead, 3-1     -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 23rd)

2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 22nd)

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE  #5 Atlanta Hawks, 116,  #4 Washington Wizards, 98 Series:  Wizards lead, 2-1    #3 Toronto Raptors, 87,  #6 Milwaukee Bucks, 76 Series: Tied, 2-2     WESTERN CONFERENCE  #1 Golden State Warriors, 119,  #8 Portland Trailblazers, 113 Series:  Warriors lead, 3-0     #7 Memphis Grizzlies, 110,  #2 San Antonio Spurs, 108 Series: Tied, 2-2     -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 22nd)

2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 21st)

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE  #1 Boston Celtics, 104,  #8 Chicago Bulls, 87 Series:  Bulls lead, 2-1     WESTERN CONFERENCE  #4 Los Angeles Clippers, 111,  #5 Utah Jazz, 106 Series:  Clippers lead, 2-1    #6 Oklahoma City Thunder, 115,  #3 Houston Rockets, 113 Series:  Rockets lead, 2-1     -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 21st)

2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 20th)

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE  #2 Cleveland Cavaliers, 119,  #7 Indiana Pacers, 114 Series:  Cavaliers lead, 3-0    #6 Milwaukee Bucks, 104,  #3 Toronto Raptors, 77 Series:  Bucks lead, 2-1     WESTERN CONFERENCE  #7 Memphis Grizzlies, 105,  #2 San Antonio Spurs, 94 Series:  Spurs lead, 2-1     -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 20th)

2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 19th)

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE  #4 Washington Wizards, 109,  #5 Atlanta Hawks, 101 Series:  Wizards lead, 2-0     WESTERN CONFERENCE  #1 Golden State Warriors, 110,  #8 Portland Trailblazers, 81 Series:  Warriors lead, 2-0     #3 Houston Rockets, 115,  #6 Oklahoma City Thunder, 111 Series:  Rockets lead, 2-0     -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 19th)

2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 18th)

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE  #8 Chicago Bulls, 111,  #1 Boston Celtics, 97 Series:  Bulls lead, 2-0    #3 Toronto Raptors, 106,  #6 Milwaukee Bucks, 100 Series: Tied, 1-1     WESTERN CONFERENCE  #4 Los Angeles Clippers, 99,  #5 Utah Jazz, 91  Series: Tied, 1-1     -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 18th)

2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 16th)

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos) EASTERN CONFERENCE  #8 Chicago Bulls, 106,  #1 Boston Celtics, 102 Series:  Bulls lead, 1-0    #4 Washington Wizards, 114,  #5 Atlanta Hawks, 107 Series:  Wizards lead, 1-0     WESTERN CONFERENCE  #1 Golden State Warriors, 121,  #8 Portland Trailblazers, 109 Series:  Warriors lead, 1-0    #3 Houston Rockets, 118,  #6 Oklahoma City Thunder, 87 Series:  Rockets lead, 1-0     -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 16th)

2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 15th)

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE  #2 Cleveland Cavaliers, 109,  #7 Indiana Pacers, 108 Series:  Cavaliers lead, 1-0    #6 Milwaukee Bucks, 97,  #3 Toronto Raptors, 83 Series:  Bucks lead, 1-0     WESTERN CONFERENCE  #5 Utah Jazz, 97,  #4 Los Angeles Clippers, 95  Series:  Jazz lead, 1-0    #2 San Antonio Spurs, 111,  #7 Memphis Grizzlies, 82 Series:  Spurs lead, 1-0     -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Scores (April 15th)

Way-Too-Early 2017-2018 NCAA Basketball Power Rankings

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This list includes each team’s record from the 2016-2017 NCAA basketball season. NOTE: This list could change in the future based on recruiting, NBA Draft declarations or lack thereof, and much more. The season does not start for another seven months.  Wichita State Shockers (31-5) Kansas Jayhawks (31-5) Arizona Wildcats (32-5) Kentucky Wildcats (32-6)  Duke … Continue reading Way-Too-Early 2017-2018 NCAA Basketball Power Rankings

2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Casino (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS  #1 Boston Celtics vs.  #8 Chicago Bulls Prediction:  Celtics in 6 games   #2 Cleveland Cavaliers vs.  #7 Indiana Pacers Prediction:  Cavaliers in 6 games   #3 Toronto Raptors vs.  #6 Milwaukee Bucks Prediction: Raptors in 7 games    #4 Washington Wizards vs. #5 Atlanta Hawks Prediction:  Wizards in 6 games     SEMIFINALS  #1 Boston Celtics vs.  #4 Washington Wizards Prediction: … Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

2017 NBA Playoff Bracket

Photo Credit: WIUX (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE  #1 Boston Celtics (53-29) vs.  #8 Chicago Bulls (41-41)  #4 Washington Wizards (49-33) vs.  #5 Atlanta Hawks (43-39)    #2 Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31) vs.  #7 Indiana Pacers (42-40)  #3 Toronto Raptors (51-31) vs.  #6 Milwaukee Bucks (42-40)     WESTERN CONFERENCE  #1 Golden State Warriors (67-15) vs.  #8 Portland Trailblazers (41-41)  #4 Los Angeles Clippers (51-31) vs.  #5 Utah Jazz (51-31)    #2 … Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Bracket

NBA Playoff Team Power Rankings

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (67-15)  San Antonio Spurs (61-21)  Houston Rockets (55-27)  Boston Celtics (53-29)  Los Angeles Clippers (51-31)  Toronto Raptors (51-31)  Utah Jazz (51-31)  Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31)  Washington Wizards (49-33)  Oklahoma City Thunder (47-35)  Indiana Pacers (42-40)  Atlanta Hawks (43-39)  Chicago Bulls (41-41)  Portland Trailblazers (41-41)  Milwaukee Bucks (42-40)  Memphis Grizzlies (43-39)   -Asher Fair Continue reading NBA Playoff Team Power Rankings

Final Regular Season NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (67-15)  San Antonio Spurs (61-21)  Houston Rockets (55-27)  Boston Celtics (53-29)  Los Angeles Clippers (51-31), +2  Toronto Raptors (51-31)  Utah Jazz (51-31), +1  Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31), -3  Washington Wizards (49-33)  Oklahoma City Thunder (47-35)  Indiana Pacers (42-40), +4  Atlanta Hawks (43-39)  Chicago Bulls (41-41), +3  Portland Trailblazers (41-41), -3  Miami Heat (41-41), +2  Milwaukee … Continue reading Final Regular Season NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Russell Westbrook Triple Double Tracker (April 12th)

Photo Credit: Basketball.fanpiece.com  Russell Westbrook, Point Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder (47-35)   2016-2017 SEASON TOTALS (81 GAMES) Points: 2,558 Rebounds: 864 Assists: 840 Blocks: 31 Steals: 134 Triple Doubles: 42 (NBA Record)   2016-2017 SEASON AVERAGES (81 GAMES) Points per game: 31.6 Rebounds per game: 10.7 Assists per game: 10.4 Blocks per game: 0.4 Steals per game: 1.7 Triple Double? Yes (clinched)   -Asher Fair Continue reading Russell Westbrook Triple Double Tracker (April 12th)

Kansas Lands Lawson Brother Transfers

Photo Credit: SB Nation The Kansas Jayhawks’ mens basketball team has landed two transfers from the Memphis Tigers who happen to be brothers. Sophomore guard Dedric Lawson and freshman guard KJ Lawson both spent two seasons playing for the Tigers, but KJ was given a medical redshirt after appearing in only 10 games in the 2015-2016 season. Now, they are both transferring to Kansas to play … Continue reading Kansas Lands Lawson Brother Transfers

Week 24 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (66-14)  San Antonio Spurs (61-19)  Houston Rockets (54-26)  Boston Celtics (51-29)  Cleveland Cavaliers (51-29)  Toronto Raptors (50-31)  Los Angeles Clippers (49-31)  Utah Jazz (49-31)  Washington Wizards (48-32)  Oklahoma City Thunder (46-34)  Portland Trailblazers (40-40), +2  Atlanta Hawks (42-38), +3  Milwaukee Bucks (41-39), -1  Memphis Grizzlies (43-38), -3  Indiana Pacers (40-40), +4  Chicago Bulls (39-41), … Continue reading Week 24 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Russell Westbrook Triple Double Tracker (April 9th)

Photo Credit: Top4themes.com  Russell Westbrook, Point Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder (46-34)   2016-2017 SEASON TOTALS (80 GAMES) Points: 2,553 Rebounds: 859 Assists: 832 Blocks: 30 Steals: 134 Triple Doubles: 42 (NBA Record)   2016-2017 SEASON AVERAGES (80 GAMES) Points per game: 31.9 Rebounds per game: 10.7 Assists per game: 10.4 Blocks per game: 0.4 Steals per game: 1.7 Triple Double? Yes (clinched)   -Asher Fair Continue reading Russell Westbrook Triple Double Tracker (April 9th)

Russell Westbrook Records NBA Record 42nd Triple Double of the Season

Photo Credit: Hoops Habit Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has locked up his 42nd triple double of the season with his 50 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, and 1 steal in Sunday evening’s 106-105 road victory at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado over the Denver Nuggets. Westbrook broke the all-time NBA single season triple double record previously held by Oscar Robertson, who had 41 triple doubles in … Continue reading Russell Westbrook Records NBA Record 42nd Triple Double of the Season

Russell Westbrook Triple Double Tracker (April 7th)

Photo Credit: DEEP(ish) Thoughts  Russell Westbrook, Point Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder (45-34)   2016-2017 SEASON TOTALS (79 GAMES) Points: 2,503 Rebounds: 843 Assists: 822 Blocks: 30 Steals: 133 Triple Doubles: 41    2016-2017 SEASON AVERAGES (79 GAMES) Points per game: 31.7 Rebounds per game: 10.7 Assists per game: 10.4 Blocks per game: 0.4 Steals per game: 1.7 Triple Double? Yes (clinched)   TRIPLE DOUBLES NEEDED TO… Break Oscar Robertson’s Season Record: 1   -Asher Fair Continue reading Russell Westbrook Triple Double Tracker (April 7th)

Russell Westbrook Locks Up Triple Double Average

Photo Credit: ClutchPoints Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook secured a triple double average for the 2016-2017 NBA season with his 23 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, and 1 block in Friday night’s 120-99 road loss at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, against the Phoenix Suns. The only statistic that Westbrook needed to add to in order to secure the triple … Continue reading Russell Westbrook Locks Up Triple Double Average

Frank Mason Wins 2017 Wooden Award

Photo Credit: Richmond Times – Dispatch (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Frank Mason, Guard, Kansas Jayhawks (31-5) Kansas Jayhawks’ senior guard Frank Mason has won the 2017 John R. Wooden Award. Mason, 23, led the Jayhawks to a 31-5 record and their 13th consecutive Big XII Conference regular season title. He also led them to the Elite Eight in this season’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, where they … Continue reading Frank Mason Wins 2017 Wooden Award

Wichita State To Join American Athletic Conference

Photo Credit: News Day The American Athletic Conference (AAC) unanimously voted to add the Wichita State Shockers to the league starting in the 2017-2018 season. The Shockers will become the 12th team in the AAC, and they will become the first addition to the league since the East Carolina Pirates, Tulane Green Wave, and Tulsa Hurricanes were added in the 2014-2015 season. The Shockers, who have … Continue reading Wichita State To Join American Athletic Conference

Russell Westbrook Triple Double Tracker (April 5th)

Photo Credit: Latin Post    Russell Westbrook, Point Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder (45-33)   2016-2017 SEASON TOTALS (78 GAMES) Points: 2,480 Rebounds: 831 Assists: 814 Blocks: 29 Steals: 133 Triple Doubles: 41    2016-2017 SEASON AVERAGES (78 GAMES) Points per game: 31.8 Rebounds per game: 10.7 Assists per game: 10.4 Blocks per game: 0.4 Steals per game: 1.7 Triple Double? Yes   TRIPLE DOUBLES NEEDED TO… Break Oscar Robertson’s Season Record: 1   TOTALS NEEDED IN REMAINING FOUR GAMES … Continue reading Russell Westbrook Triple Double Tracker (April 5th)

Golden State Warriors Make History

Photo Credit: Asia Starz With their 121-107 home victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, the Golden State Warriors set the all-time NBA record for most victories in a three-season span. The win was the Warriors’ 204th since the start of the 2014-2015 season, breaking the previous record set by the Chicago Bulls, who won 203 games in the 1995-1996 season, … Continue reading Golden State Warriors Make History

How BYU Beating Gonzaga Saved Gonzaga

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated Had the Gonzaga Bulldogs won the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship Game over the North Carolina Tar Heels, they would have finished the season with a 38-1 record. This would have made them the first team since the 1973-1974 North Carolina State Wolfpack (30-1) to win the championship with a 1-loss record. As a result, it would have made the … Continue reading How BYU Beating Gonzaga Saved Gonzaga

Despite National Championship Game Loss, Gonzaga Sends HUGE Message To Doubters

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated   They said Gonzaga was overrated. They said Gonzaga didn’t play anybody. They said Gonzaga would not be prepared for close games. They said Gonzaga would choke like usual. They said Gonzaga would never get to the Final Four.   What “they” said, none of it was true. For Gonzaga, this was about Gonzaga. Not “they”.   Despite the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ disappointing 71-65 … Continue reading Despite National Championship Game Loss, Gonzaga Sends HUGE Message To Doubters

Russell Westbrook Triple Double Tracker (April 4th)

Photo Credit: The New York Times    Russell Westbrook, Point Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder (44-33)   2016-2017 SEASON TOTALS (77 GAMES) Points: 2,435 Rebounds: 822 Assists: 804 Blocks: 29 Steals: 128 Triple Doubles: 41    2016-2017 SEASON AVERAGES (77 GAMES) Points per game: 31.6 Rebounds per game: 10.7 Assists per game: 10.4 Blocks per game: 0.4 Steals per game: 1.7 Triple Double? Yes   TRIPLE DOUBLES NEEDED TO… Break Oscar Robertson’s Season Record: 1   TOTALS NEEDED IN … Continue reading Russell Westbrook Triple Double Tracker (April 4th)

Russell Westbrook Ties Season Triple Double Record

Photo Credit: ClutchPoints With his 12 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists in Tuesday night’s 110-79 home victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has tied Oscar Robertson for the all-time record of 41 triple doubles in a season. Robertson set the record back in the 1961-1962 season, and no one has … Continue reading Russell Westbrook Ties Season Triple Double Record

Stephen Curry Makes History

Photo Credit: Verge Campus Last season, Golden State Warriors’ point guard Stephen Curry became the first NBA player in league history to make over 300 three-point shots in a single season with his 402. Now, he has become the first player in NBA history to make over 300 three-point shots in two seasons in his career, as he has pulled it off in consecutive seasons. In Sunday’s … Continue reading Stephen Curry Makes History

Final 2016-2017 Season NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) North Carolina Tar Heels (33-7), +8 Gonzaga Bulldogs (37-2)  Oregon Ducks (33-6), +2 Kansas Jayhawks (31-5), -1 Kentucky Wildcats (32-6), +2  South Carolina Gamecocks (26-11), NEW, +20 Villanova Wildcats (32-4), -6 Arizona Wildcats (32-5), -4 California-Los Angeles Bruins (31-5), -3  Duke Blue Devils (28-9), -2  Florida Gators (27-9), +7  West Virginia Mountaineers (28-9), +1  Baylor Bears (27-8), … Continue reading Final 2016-2017 Season NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Q&A with Devontae Cacok

Photo Credit: UNCW Athletic We recently had the opportunity to interview North Carolina (UNC) Wilmington Seahawks’ forward Devontae Cacok. Cacok is a 6’7″, 240-pound sophomore from Riverdale, Georgia. Cacok played in all 35 of UNC Wilmington’s games this past season and averaged 25.9 minutes per game, 12.3 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game, 0.4 assists per game, 1.3 blocks per game, and 1.1 steals per game. He … Continue reading Q&A with Devontae Cacok

Gonzaga-North Carolina: NBA 2K17 Simulation

Photo Credit: Phoenix New Times Using NBA 2K17, a simulation of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament National Championship Game between the #1 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs (37-1) against the #1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels (32-7) was conducted. The game was close throughout, but one team pulled away at the end to win the championship. The Bulldogs led by a score of 32-25 at the … Continue reading Gonzaga-North Carolina: NBA 2K17 Simulation

Week 23 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (63-14)  San Antonio Spurs (59-17)  Houston Rockets (52-25)  Boston Celtics (50-27)  Cleveland Cavaliers (49-27)  Toronto Raptors (47-30), +1  Los Angeles Clippers (47-31), +2  Utah Jazz (47-30)  Washington Wizards (46-31), -3  Oklahoma City Thunder (43-33)  Memphis Grizzlies (42-35)  Milwaukee Bucks (40-37)  Portland Trailblazers (38-38), +1  Chicago Bulls (38-39), +4  Atlanta Hawks (39-38)  Charlotte Hornets (36-41), … Continue reading Week 23 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Russell Westbrook Triple Double Tracker (April 2nd)

Photo Credit: NBA Lead    Russell Westbrook, Point Guard, Oklahoma City Thunder (43-33)   2016-2017 SEASON TOTALS (76 GAMES) Points: 2,423 Rebounds: 809 Assists: 791 Blocks: 29 Steals: 126 Triple Doubles: 40    2016-2017 SEASON AVERAGES (76 GAMES) Points per game: 31.9 Rebounds per game: 10.6 Assists per game: 10.4 Blocks per game: 0.4 Steals per game: 1.7 Triple Double? Yes   TRIPLE DOUBLES NEEDED TO… Tie Oscar Robertson’s Season Record: 1 Break Oscar Robertson’s Season Record: … Continue reading Russell Westbrook Triple Double Tracker (April 2nd)

Frank Mason Wins 2017 Naismith Trophy Award

Photo Credit: USA Today Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)  Frank Mason, Guard, Kansas Jayhawks (31-5) Kansas Jayhawks’ senior guard Frank Mason has won the 2017 Naismith Trophy Award. Mason, 22, led the Jayhawks to a 31-5 record and their 13th consecutive Big XII Conference regular season title. He also led them to the Elite Eight in this season’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, where … Continue reading Frank Mason Wins 2017 Naismith Trophy Award

North Carolina Tar Heels: Road to the National Championship Game

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)    NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS Team Record: 32-7 Conference Record: 14-4 (Atlantic Coast Conference) Conference Standing: 1st place Conference Tournament Result: Lost a semifinal game against the Duke Blue Devils by a score of 93-83 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Seed: #1 seed in the South region   NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS Round of 64: vs.  #16 Texas Southern Tigers Won by a score of 103-64 Round … Continue reading North Carolina Tar Heels: Road to the National Championship Game

Gonzaga Bulldogs: Road to the National Championship Game

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)    GONZAGA BULLDOGS Team Record: 37-1 Conference Record: 17-1 (West Coast Conference) Conference Standing: 1st place Conference Tournament Result: Won the championship game over the Saint Mary’s Gaels by a score of 74-56 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Seed: #1 seed in the West region   NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS Round of 64: vs.  #16 South Dakota State Jackrabbits Won by a score … Continue reading Gonzaga Bulldogs: Road to the National Championship Game

BYU Is Now Just One Gonzaga Win Away from Infamy

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated From a previous article, which you can read in its originality right HERE, With a 29-0 record, the Gonzaga Bulldogs appeared poised to finish the regular season unbeaten. They appeared poised to roll through the West Coast Conference (WCC) tournament and to become the third team in the past four seasons to enter the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with an undefeated record … Continue reading BYU Is Now Just One Gonzaga Win Away from Infamy

Mississippi State Shocks Connecticut…And The World

Photo Credit: LM Otero / Associated Press The impossible has happened. The #2 seed Mississippi State Bulldogs (34-4) have defeated the #1 seed Connecticut Huskies (36-1) in the 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Final Four on a buzzer beater in overtime by junior guard Morgan William to win by a score of 66-64. This historic upset comes just one season after the Bulldogs fell to the Huskies by … Continue reading Mississippi State Shocks Connecticut…And The World

Houston Rockets Break Single-Season Three-Point Record

Photo Credit: NBA The Houston Rockets have broken the all-time team record for three-point shots made in a single NBA season. The Rockets broke the record with shooting guard James Harden’s made three-point shot with 10.1 seconds to go in the first quarter of Thursday night’s road loss against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. Harden’s three-point shot gave the Rockets 1,078 … Continue reading Houston Rockets Break Single-Season Three-Point Record

2017 NCAA Basketball Three-Point Battle of the Champions Results

Photo Credit: Kansas State Collegian (featured image), CBS Sports (Team Logos)   CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL THREE-POINT CHAMPIONSHIP CHAMPION  Kindred Wesemann, Guard, Kansas State Wildcats 16 points   2017 NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL THREE-POINT CHAMPIONSHIP CHAMPION  Peter Jok, Guard, Iowa Hawkeyes 16 points     2017 NCAA BASKETBALL THREE-POINT CHAMPIONSHIP CHAMPION  Kindred Wesemann*, Guard, Kansas State Wildcats 79 points   *=won on the best individual round tiebreaker (26 points … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Basketball Three-Point Battle of the Champions Results

2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Three-Point Championship Results

Photo Credit: Kansas State Collegian (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   ROUND ONE  Kindred Wesemann, Guard, Kansas State Wildcats 19 points  Sydney Wiese, Guard, Oregon State Beavers 17 points  Alexis Peterson, Guard, Syracuse Orange 14 points  Jessica January, Guard, DePaul Blue Demons 12 points  Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Guard, Maryland Terrapins 11 points  Alexis Jones, Guard, Baylor Bears 9 points  Tori Jankoska, Guard, Michigan State Spartans … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Three-Point Championship Results

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Three-Point Championship Results

Photo Credit: PennLive (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   ROUND ONE  Peter Jok, Guard, Iowa Hawkeyes 21 points  DeWayne Russell, Guard, Grand Canyon Antelopes 21 points  Matt Jones, Guard, Duke Blue Devils 19 points  Derrick Walton Jr., Guard, Michigan Wolverines 18 points  Bryce Alford, Guard, California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins 16 points  Torian Graham, Guard, Arizona State Sun Devils 14 points  Kris Jenkins, Forward, Villanova Wildcats … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Three-Point Championship Results

McDonald’s All-American Men’s Basketball Game Showcases Rising NCAA Talent

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) In the 40th annual McDonald’s All-American men’s basketball game at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, the West boy’s team rallied from a 56-50 halftime deficit to knock off the East boy’s team by a score of 109-107. The West’s Michael Porter Jr., a Missouri Tigers’ commit, was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the … Continue reading McDonald’s All-American Men’s Basketball Game Showcases Rising NCAA Talent

Warriors Defeat Spurs In Possible Western Conference Finals Preview

Photo Credit: IBT The Golden State Warriors (61-14) rallied from a 22-point deficit to knock off the San Antonio Spurs (57-17) on the Spurs’ home floor at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, by a score of 110-98. The two teams are in a battle for the #1 seed in the Western Conference with the best two records in the NBA, just like last season. … Continue reading Warriors Defeat Spurs In Possible Western Conference Finals Preview

BYU Is Two Gonzaga Wins Away from Infamy

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated With a 29-0 record, the Gonzaga Bulldogs appeared poised to finish the regular season unbeaten. They appeared poised to roll through the West Coast Conference (WCC) tournament and to become the third team in the past four seasons to enter the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with an undefeated record (Wichita State Shockers in 2014 and Kentucky Wildcats in 2015). They appeared as though … Continue reading BYU Is Two Gonzaga Wins Away from Infamy

Russell Westbrook Scores NBA Record 57 Points in Triple Double

Photo Credit: All Things Hoops Another day, another triple double story about Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook. This one is about his 38th triple double of the season, which he completed in the Thunder’s 114-106 road win against the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday night. Westbrook scored 57 points, snagged 13 rebounds, and dished out 11 assists … Continue reading Russell Westbrook Scores NBA Record 57 Points in Triple Double

Q&A with Tra-Deon Hollins

Photo Credit: The Summit League We recently had the opportunity to interview Omaha Mavericks’ guard Tra-Deon Hollins. Hollins is a 6’2″, 195-pound senior from Omaha, Nebraska. Hollins spent his freshman season playing for the Central Community College (CCC) Raiders, averaging 17.1 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 5.3 assists per game, as well a 4.1 steals per game, which led all players in the country. He spent … Continue reading Q&A with Tra-Deon Hollins

Q&A with Markis McDuffie

Photo Credit: Wichita Eagle We recently had the opportunity to interview Wichita State Shockers’ forward Markis McDuffie. McDuffie, 19, is a 6’8″, 212-pound sophomore from Paterson, New Jersey. McDuffie played in all 36 of the team’s games this past season and averaged 25.5 minutes per game, 11.5 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, 1.7 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, and 1.2 steals per … Continue reading Q&A with Markis McDuffie

Golden State Warriors Prove How Historically Good They Are…Again

Photo Credit: Asia Starz With their 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, the Golden State Warriors (60-14) became the first team since Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls in the 1997-1998 season to win 60 or more games in three consecutive NBA seasons. The Warriors finished the 2014-2015 season with a 67-15 record before finishing the 2015-2016 season with a 73-9 record, … Continue reading Golden State Warriors Prove How Historically Good They Are…Again

Washington Wizards Win Division Title; First Since 1979

Photo Credit: jumperbrasil.lance.com.br With their 119-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, the Washington Wizards (46-28) have locked up their first division title since the 1978-1979, clinching the Southeast Division in the Eastern Conference with eight games to go in the regular season. The division title is the franchise’s first as the Wizards, and it is their first … Continue reading Washington Wizards Win Division Title; First Since 1979

Triple Double Average: Could Russell Westbrook Really Do It?

Photo Credit: USA Today Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is averaging 34.7 minutes per game, an NBA-leading 31.4 points per game, 10.5 rebounds per game, 10.4 assists per game, 0.4 blocks per game, and 1.6 steals per game so far this season. He is shooting 42.3% from the field, 33.4% from 3-point range, and 84.0% from the free throw line. Westbrook is trying to … Continue reading Triple Double Average: Could Russell Westbrook Really Do It?

James Harden Makes History

Photo Credit: Sporting News Houston Rockets’ shooting guard James Harden made history in a couple of good ways in the Rockets’ 113-106 loss to the Golden State Warriors at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. First off, Harden ended the game with 24 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists, which gave him his 20th triple double this season. This made the 2016-2017 season the first season … Continue reading James Harden Makes History

2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

Photo Credit: Sportsnaut.com (featured image), ESPN (team logos)   EASTERN CONFERENCE Seeding Predictions  Cleveland Cavaliers  Boston Celtics  Washington Wizards  Toronto Raptors  Milwaukee Bucks  Atlanta Hawks  Indiana Pacers  Miami Heat  Chicago Bulls  Charlotte Hornets  Detroit Pistons  Philadelphia 76ers  Orlando Magic  New York Knicks  Brooklyn Nets     Playoffs   Eastern Conference Quarterfinals #1 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. #8 Miami Heat Prediction:  Cavaliers in 5 games    #2 Boston Celtics vs. … Continue reading 2017 NBA Playoff Predictions

Week 22 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (59-14)  San Antonio Spurs (56-16)  Houston Rockets (51-22)  Boston Celtics (48-26), +1  Cleveland Cavaliers (47-25), -1  Washington Wizards (45-28)  Toronto Raptors (44-29), +2  Utah Jazz (44-29), -1  Los Angeles Clippers (44-31), +1  Oklahoma City Thunder (41-31), -2  Memphis Grizzlies (40-33)  Milwaukee Bucks (37-36), +1  Indiana Pacers (37-36), +2  Portland Trailblazers (35-38), +4  Atlanta Hawks … Continue reading Week 22 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Devin Booker Scores 70 Points

Photo Credit: Kentucky Sports Radio As his Kentucky Wildcats rolled over the California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins, second-year Phoenix Suns shooting guard and Kentucky alumnus Devin Booker could have nearly done the job on his own. Kentucky avenged their 97-92 home loss in December to UCLA with an 86-75 win in the Sweet Sixteen to advance to the Elite Eight against the North Carolina Tar Heels. Booker, … Continue reading Devin Booker Scores 70 Points

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Elite 8 Team Power Rankings

Photo Credit: Gig Em Gazette (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Gonzaga Bulldogs (35-1) Kansas Jayhawks (31-4)  Oregon Ducks (32-5), +1 Kentucky Wildcats (32-5), +2 North Carolina Tar Heels (30-7), +2  Florida Gators (27-8), +7  South Carolina Gamecocks (25-10), +7  Xavier Musketeers (24-13), +8   Biggest Improver  Xavier Musketeers (+8)   -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Elite 8 Team Power Rankings

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Elite 8 Bracket

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   EAST REGION  #4 Florida Gators (27-8) vs.  #7 South Carolina Gamecocks (25-10)     MIDWEST REGION  #1 Kansas Jayhawks (31-4) vs.  #3 Oregon Ducks (32-5)     SOUTH REGION  #1 North Carolina Tar Heels (30-7) vs.  #2 Kentucky Wildcats (32-5)     WEST REGION  #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (35-1) vs.  #11 Xavier Musketeers (24-13)     -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Elite 8 Bracket

2017 Sweet 16 Scores (March 24th)

Photo Credit: NCAA (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   EAST REGION  #4 Florida Gators (27-8), 84,  #8 Wisconsin Badgers (27-10), 83  #7 South Carolina Gamecocks (25-10), 70,  #3 Baylor Bears (27-8), 50     SOUTH REGION  #1 North Carolina Tar Heels (30-7), 92,  #4 Butler Bulldogs (25-9), 80  #2 Kentucky Wildcats (32-5), 86,  #3 California-Los Angeles Bruins (31-5), 75     -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 Sweet 16 Scores (March 24th)

2017 Sweet 16 Scores (March 23rd)

Photo Credit: NCAA (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   MIDWEST REGION  #1 Kansas Jayhawks (31-4), 98,  #4 Purdue Boilermakers (27-8), 66  #3 Oregon Ducks (32-5), 69,  #7 Michigan Wolverines (26-12), 68     WEST REGION  #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (35-1), 61,  #4 West Virginia Mountaineers (28-9), 58  #11 Xavier Musketeers (24-13), 73,  #2 Arizona Wildcats (33-4), 71     -Asher Fair Continue reading 2017 Sweet 16 Scores (March 23rd)

Westbrook’s 35th Triple Double of the Season a Historic One

Photo Credit: The Odyssey Online Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has been all over the news this NBA season, as he was averaging a triple double coming into Wednesday night’s home game against the Philadelphia 76ers and has been recording triple doubles on a regular basis. Westbrook came into the game with 34 triple doubles this season, the second-highest amount of triple doubles … Continue reading Westbrook’s 35th Triple Double of the Season a Historic One

Should Sindarius Thornwell Have Been in the Naismith and Wooden Award Talks?

Photo Credit: The State (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Frank Mason. Lonzo Ball. Josh Hart. Caleb Swanigan. All of those are players that have received loads of attention from the media and fans this season because of the tremendous seasons that they have put together. They are also the four finalists for this season’s Naismith Award. That is not the case for South Carolina Gamecocks’ senior guard … Continue reading Should Sindarius Thornwell Have Been in the Naismith and Wooden Award Talks?

Week 21 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (55-14), +1  San Antonio Spurs (53-16), -1  Houston Rockets (48-22)  Cleveland Cavaliers (46-23)  Boston Celtics (44-26), +2  Washington Wizards (42-27), -1  Utah Jazz (43-27), -1  Oklahoma City Thunder (40-29), +2  Toronto Raptors (41-29)  Los Angeles Clippers (41-29), -2  Memphis Grizzlies (40-30), +1  Atlanta Hawks (37-32), -1  Milwaukee Bucks (34-35), +2  Miami Heat (34-36), +2 … Continue reading Week 21 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalist Rankings

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated  (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Sunday, March 19th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EDT.   4.  Josh Hart, Guard, Villanova Wildcats (32-4) Statistics: 36 games played, 33.1 minutes per game, 18.7 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game, 2.9 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, 1.5 steals per game, 51.0% field goal percentage, 40.4% 3-point field … Continue reading Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalist Rankings

Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalists

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Sunday, March 19th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EDT; this list is in alphabetical order.    Lonzo Ball, Guard, California-Los Angeles Bruins (30-4) Statistics: 34 games played, 34.9 minutes per game, 14.6 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game, 7.6 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, 1.9 steals per game, … Continue reading Top 4 Naismith Trophy Award Finalists

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 Team Power Rankings

Photo Credit: Gig Em Gazette (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Gonzaga Bulldogs (34-1), +1 Kansas Jayhawks (30-4), +1 Arizona Wildcats (32-4), +1  Oregon Ducks (31-5), +1 California-Los Angeles Bruins (31-4), +1  Kentucky Wildcats (31-5), +1 North Carolina Tar Heels (29-7), +2  Baylor Bears (27-7), +2  West Virginia Mountaineers (28-8), +4  Purdue Boilermakers (27-7), +4  Wisconsin Badgers (27-9), +11  Michigan Wolverines (26-11), +8  Florida Gators (26-8), … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 Team Power Rankings

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Sweet 16 Bracket

Photo Credit: Pac-12 (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   EAST REGION  #8 Wisconsin Badgers (27-9) vs.  #4 Florida Gators (26-8)  #3 Baylor Bears (27-7) vs.  #7 South Carolina Gamecocks (24-10)     MIDWEST REGION  #1 Kansas Jayhawks (30-4) vs.  #4 Purdue Boilermakers (27-7)  #3 Oregon Ducks (31-5) vs.  #7 Michigan Wolverines (26-11)     SOUTH REGION  #1 North Carolina Tar Heels (29-7) vs.  #4 Butler Bulldogs (25-8)  #3 California-Los Angeles Bruins … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Sweet 16 Bracket

2017 Round of 32 Scores (March 19th)

Photo Credit: NCAA (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   EAST REGION  #3 Baylor Bears (27-7), 82,  #11 Southern California Trojans (26-10), 78  #7 South Carolina Gamecocks (24-10), 88, vs.  #2 Duke Blue Devils (28-9), 81     MIDWEST REGION  #1 Kansas Jayhawks (30-4), 90,  #9 Michigan State Spartans (20-15), 70    #3 Oregon Ducks (31-5), 75,  #11 Rhode Island Rams (25-10), 72  #7 Michigan Wolverines (26-11), 73,  #2 Louisville … Continue reading 2017 Round of 32 Scores (March 19th)

2017 Round of 32 Scores (March 18th)

Photo Credit: NCAA (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   EAST REGION  #8 Wisconsin Badgers (27-9), 65,  #1 Villanova Wildcats (32-4), 62  #4 Florida Gators (26-8), 65,  #5 Virginia Cavaliers (23-11), 39     MIDWEST REGION  #4 Purdue Boilermakers (27-7), 80,  #5 Iowa State Cyclones (24-11), 76     SOUTH REGION  #4 Butler Bulldogs (25-8), 74,  #12 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (31-5), 65     WEST REGION  #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs … Continue reading 2017 Round of 32 Scores (March 18th)

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Round of 32 Team Power Rankings

Photo Credit: Gig Em Gazette (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Villanova Wildcats (32-3) Gonzaga Bulldogs (33-1) Kansas Jayhawks (29-4) Arizona Wildcats (31-4)  Oregon Ducks (30-5) California-Los Angeles Bruins (30-4) Kentucky Wildcats (30-5)  Duke Blue Devils (28-8) North Carolina Tar Heels (28-7)  Baylor Bears (26-7)  Florida State Seminoles (26-8) Louisville Cardinals (25-8)  West Virginia Mountaineers (27-8)  Purdue Boilermakers (26-7)  Notre Dame Fighting Irish (26-9)  Butler Bulldogs … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Round of 32 Team Power Rankings

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Round of 32 Bracket

Photo Credit: timescall.com (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   EAST REGION  #1 Villanova Wildcats (32-3) vs.  #8 Wisconsin Badgers (26-9)  #5 Virginia Cavaliers (23-10) vs.  #4 Florida Gators (25-8)    #11 Southern California Trojans (26-9) vs.  #3 Baylor Bears (26-7)   #7 South Carolina Gamecocks (23-10) vs.  #2 Duke Blue Devils (28-8)     MIDWEST REGION  #1 Kansas Jayhawks (29-4) vs.  #9 Michigan State Spartans (20-14)  #5 Iowa State Cyclones (24-10) … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Round of 32 Bracket

2017 Round of 64 Scores (March 17th)

Photo Credit: NCAA (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   EAST REGION  #11 Southern California Trojans (26-9), 66,  #6 Southern Methodist Mustangs (30-5), 65   #3 Baylor Bears (26-7), 91,  #14 New Mexico State Aggies (28-6), 73    #7 South Carolina Gamecocks (23-10), 93,  #10 Marquette Golden Eagles (19-13), 73  #2 Duke Blue Devils (28-8), 87,  #15 Troy Trojans (22-15), 65     MIDWEST REGION  #1 Kansas Jayhawks (29-4), 100,  #16 California-Davis … Continue reading 2017 Round of 64 Scores (March 17th)

2017 Round of 64 Scores (March 16th)

Photo Credit: NCAA (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   EAST REGION  #1 Villanova Wildcats (32-3), 76,  #16 Mount Saint Mary’s Mountaineers (20-16), 56  #8 Wisconsin Badgers (26-9), 84,  #9 Virginia Tech Hokies (22-11), 74    #5 Virginia Cavaliers (23-10), 76,  #12 North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks (29-6), 71  #4 Florida Gators (25-8), 80,  #13 East Tennessee State Buccaneers (27-8), 65     MIDWEST REGION  #5 Iowa State Cyclones (24-10), 84,  #12 Nevada … Continue reading 2017 Round of 64 Scores (March 16th)

Pre-NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, March 16th, 2017, at 2:00 AM EDT.   10.  Justin Jackson, Forward/Guard, North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7) Statistics: 34 games played, 31.6 minutes per game, 18.1 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, 2.7 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.6 steals per game, 44.4% field goal percentage, 37.7% 3-point … Continue reading Pre-NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Other Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) SEE THE TOP 10 RANKINGS FOR BOTH THE WOODEN AND NAISMITH AWARDS HERE. NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Thursday, March 16th, 2017, at 2:00 AM EDT.   15.  Lauri Markkanen, Forward, Arizona Wildcats (30-4) Statistics: 34 games played, 30.5 minutes per game, 15.6 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, 0.9 assists per game, 0.5 … Continue reading Other Wooden Award Finalist Rankings

LaMarcus Aldridge Cleared To Return to NBA Action

Photo Credit: CBS Sports Last Saturday, San Antonio Spurs’ power forward LaMarcus Aldridge was sidelined due to a minor heart arrhythmia. He missed two games, but has been cleared to return for tonight’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, his former NBA team. Aldridge, 31, has been in the NBA for 11 seasons and has played for those 2 different teams. He is coming off of a season … Continue reading LaMarcus Aldridge Cleared To Return to NBA Action

Chris Boucher Out for the Season with Torn Right ACL

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated Oregon Ducks’ forward Chris Boucher will miss the remainder of his senior season with a torn right ACL that he suffered in Fridays’s 73-65 win in the Pac-12 conference semifinals against the California Golden Bears. He will require surgery at a later date. Boucher, 24, has been in the NCAA for 2 seasons, both with the Ducks. He is coming off of a season in which … Continue reading Chris Boucher Out for the Season with Torn Right ACL

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Team Power Rankings

Photo Credit: Gig Em Gazette (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Villanova Wildcats (31-3) Gonzaga Bulldogs (32-1) Kansas Jayhawks (28-4) Arizona Wildcats (30-4)  Oregon Ducks (29-5) California-Los Angeles Bruins (29-4) Kentucky Wildcats (29-5)  Duke Blue Devils (27-8) North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7)  Baylor Bears (25-7)  Florida State Seminoles (25-8) Louisville Cardinals (24-8)  West Virginia Mountaineers (26-8)  Purdue Boilermakers (25-7)  Notre Dame Fighting Irish (25-9)  Southern Methodist … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Team Power Rankings

March 13th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Villanova Wildcats (31-3), +1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (32-1), +2 Kansas Jayhawks (28-4), -2 Arizona Wildcats (30-4), +2  Oregon Ducks (29-5) California-Los Angeles Bruins (29-4), -3 Kentucky Wildcats (29-5)  Duke Blue Devils (27-8), +7 North Carolina Tar Heels (27-7), -1  Baylor Bears (25-7), -1  Florida State Seminoles (25-8) Louisville Cardinals (24-8)  West Virginia Mountaineers (26-8)  Purdue Boilermakers … Continue reading March 13th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Week 20 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  San Antonio Spurs (51-14), +1  Golden State Warriors (52-14), -1  Houston Rockets (46-21)  Cleveland Cavaliers (43-22)  Washington Wizards (41-24), +1  Utah Jazz (41-25), +1  Boston Celtics (42-25), -2  Los Angeles Clippers (40-26)  Toronto Raptors (38-28)  Oklahoma City Thunder (37-29), +1  Atlanta Hawks (37-29), +1  Memphis Grizzlies (36-30), -2  Indiana Pacers (34-32)  Detroit Pistons (33-33), +1  Milwaukee Bucks … Continue reading Week 20 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket

Photo Credit: VU Hoops (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   Click HERE for a PDF file of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket. Click HERE for a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet file of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket. All downloadable brackets are brought to you by Print Your Brackets.   EAST REGION  #1 Villanova Wildcats (31-3) vs.  #16 Mount Saint Mary’s Mountaineers (19-15) /  #16 New Orleans Privateers … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Bracket

2017 NCAA Basketball Conference Tournament Champions

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos)   America East Conference  Vermont Catamounts   American Athletic Conference  Southern Methodist Mustangs   Atlantic 10 Conference  Rhode Island Rams   Atlantic Coast Conference  Duke Blue Devils   Atlantic Sun Conference  Florida Gulf Coast Eagles   Big 12 Conference  Iowa State Cyclones   Big East Conference  Villanova Wildcats   Big Sky Conference  North Dakota Fighting Hawks … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Basketball Conference Tournament Champions

Final 2017 Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: FanRag Sports (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection/prediction based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading Final 2017 Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 12th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection/prediction based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 12th Sweet 16 Bracketology

LaMarcus Aldridge Out Indefinitely with Minor Heart Arrhythmia

Photo Credit: CBS Sports San Antonio Spurs’ power forward LaMarcus Aldridge is out indefinitely with a minor heart arrhythmia. Aldridge, 31, has been in the NBA for 11 seasons and has played for those 2 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 74 games and averaged 30.6 minutes per game, 18.0 points per game, 8.5 rebounds per game, 1.5 assists per game, 1.1 … Continue reading LaMarcus Aldridge Out Indefinitely with Minor Heart Arrhythmia

March 11th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Our Daily Bears (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection/prediction based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee … Continue reading March 11th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 10th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: WV Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries to … Continue reading March 10th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Andrew Bogut Out for the Season with Left Leg Injury

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated Cleveland Cavaliers’ center Andrew Bogut is out for the season after fracturing his left tibia in Monday’s 106-98 loss against the Miami Heat. The Cavaliers are expected to cut Bogut as a result of this injury, which he will require surgery for. Over a span of the past nine months or so, Bogut went to the NBA Finals with the Golden State … Continue reading Andrew Bogut Out for the Season with Left Leg Injury

Three-Quarter Mark NBA Awards Predictions

Photo Credit: Dallas Mavericks (featured image), ESPN (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EST.   MOST VALUABLE PLAYER   5.  Kawhi Leonard, Small Forward, San Antonio Spurs Team Record: 49-13 Statistics: 57 games played, 33.7 minutes per game, 26.3 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, 3.4 assists per game, 0.7 blocks per game, 1.9 steals per game, 48.7% … Continue reading Three-Quarter Mark NBA Awards Predictions

March 8th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Big East Coast Bias (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee … Continue reading March 8th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 7th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Yle (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries to … Continue reading March 7th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 7th Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Monday, March 6th, 2017, at 7:00 PM EST.   10.  Justin Jackson, Forward/Guard, North Carolina Tar Heels (26-6) Statistics: 32 games played, 31.5 minutes per game, 18.3 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, 2.6 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, 0.6 steals per game, 45.2% field goal percentage, 38.5% … Continue reading March 7th Top 10 Wooden and Naismith Award Rankings

March 6th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Sporting News (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 6th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 6th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NCAA Logos (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) Kansas Jayhawks (28-3) Villanova Wildcats (28-3) California-Los Angeles Bruins (28-3) Gonzaga Bulldogs (30-1)  Oregon Ducks (27-4) Arizona Wildcats (27-4) Kentucky Wildcats (26-5) North Carolina Tar Heels (26-6)  Baylor Bears (25-6), +2  Purdue Boilermakers (25-6), +5  Florida State Seminoles (24-7), +1 Louisville Cardinals (24-7), +1  West Virginia Mountaineers (24-7), -3  Butler Bulldogs (23-7), -5  Duke Blue … Continue reading March 6th NCAA Basketball Power Rankings & Trends

Week 19 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

Photo Credit: NBA (featured image), ESPN (team logos)  Golden State Warriors (51-11)  San Antonio Spurs (48-13)  Houston Rockets (44-19), +1  Cleveland Cavaliers (42-19), -1  Boston Celtics (40-23)  Washington Wizards (37-24), +1  Utah Jazz (39-24), -1  Los Angeles Clippers (37-25)  Toronto Raptors (37-26)  Memphis Grizzlies (36-27)  Oklahoma City Thunder (35-28)  Atlanta Hawks (34-28)  Indiana Pacers (32-30), +3  Chicago Bulls (31-31), -1  Detroit Pistons (30-32)  Milwaukee Bucks … Continue reading Week 19 NBA Power Rankings & Trends

2017 Major Conference Tournament Championship Predictions

Photo Credit: Bleacher Report (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Seed numbers as well as overall records and conference records are included beside each team listed.   AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE  #1 Southern Methodist Mustangs (27-4, 17-1) over  #2 Cincinnati Bearcats (27-4, 16-2)   ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE  #1 Dayton Flyers (24-6, 15-3) over  #2 Virginia Commonwealth Rams (24-7, 14-4)   ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE  #1 North Carolina Tar Heels (26-6, … Continue reading 2017 Major Conference Tournament Championship Predictions

2017 Southeastern Conference Tournament

Photo Credit: Sports Illustrated (featured image), CBS Sports (team logo) NOTE: Seed numbers as well as overall records and conference records are included beside each team listed.   DOUBLE BYES  #1 Kentucky Wildcats (26-5, 16-2)  #2 Florida Gators (24-7, 14-4)  #3 Arkansas Razorbacks (23-8, 12-6)  #4 South Carolina Gamecocks (22-9, 12-6)   SINGLE BYES  #5 Alabama Crimson Tide (17-13, 10-8)  #6 Mississippi Rebels (19-12, 10-8)  #7 … Continue reading 2017 Southeastern Conference Tournament

2017 Pac-12 Conference Tournament

Photo Credit: Getty Images (featured image), CBS Sports (team logo) NOTE: Seed numbers as well as overall records and conference records are included beside each team listed.   SINGLE BYES  #1 Oregon Ducks (27-4, 16-2)  #2 Arizona Wildcats (27-4, 16-2)  #3 California-Los Angeles Bruins (28-3, 15-3)  #4 Utah Utes (20-10, 11-7)   FIRST ROUND  #5 California Golden Bears (19-11, 10-8) vs.  #12 Oregon State Beavers (5-26, 1-17)  #6 Southern … Continue reading 2017 Pac-12 Conference Tournament

2017 Big Ten Conference Tournament

Photo Credit: Sportle.tv (featured image), CBS Sports (team logo) NOTE: Seed numbers as well as overall records and conference records are included beside each team listed.   DOUBLE BYES  #1 Purdue Boilermakers (25-6, 14-4)  #2 Wisconsin Badgers (23-8, 12-6)  #3 Maryland Terrapins (24-7, 12-6)  #4 Minnesota Golden Gophers (23-8, 11-7)   SINGLE BYES  #5 Michigan State Spartans (18-13, 10-8)  #6 Northwestern Wildcats (21-10, 10-8)  #7 Iowa … Continue reading 2017 Big Ten Conference Tournament

2017 Big East Conference Tournament

Photo Credit: Basketball Society (featured image), CBS Sports (team logo) NOTE: Seed numbers as well as overall records and conference records are included beside each team listed.   SINGLE BYES  #1 Villanova Wildcats (28-3, 15-3)  #2 Butler Bulldogs (23-7, 12-6)  #3 Providence Friars (20-11, 10-8) vs.  #6 Creighton Bluejays (23-8, 10-8)  #4 Marquette Golden Eagles (19-11, 10-8) vs.  #5 Seton Hall Pirates (20-10, 10-8)   FIRST ROUND  #7 … Continue reading 2017 Big East Conference Tournament

2017 Big 12 Conference Tournament

Photo Credit: USA Today (featured image), CBS Sports (team logo) NOTE: Seed numbers as well as overall records and conference records are included beside each team listed.   SINGLE BYES  #1 Kansas Jayhawks (28-3, 16-2)  #2 West Virginia Mountaineers (24-7, 12-6)  #3 Baylor Bears (25-6, 12-6) vs.  #6 Kansas State Wildcats (19-12, 8-10)  #4 Iowa State Cyclones (20-10, 12-6) vs.  #5 Oklahoma State Cowboys (20-11, 9-9)   FIRST … Continue reading 2017 Big 12 Conference Tournament

2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament

Photo Credit: Keeping It Heel (featured image), CBS Sports (team logo) NOTE: Seed numbers as well as overall records and conference records are included beside each team listed.   DOUBLE BYES  #1 North Carolina Tar Heels (26-6, 14-4)  #2 Florida State Seminoles (24-7, 12-6)  #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (23-8, 12-6)  #4 Louisville Cardinals (24-7, 12-6)   SINGLE BYES  #5 Duke Blue Devils (23-8, 11-7)  #6 … Continue reading 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament

2017 Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament

Photo Credit: Busting Brackets (featured image), CBS Sports (team logo) NOTE: Seed numbers as well as overall records and conference records are included beside each team listed.   DOUBLE BYES  #1 Dayton Flyers (24-6, 15-3)  #2 Virginia Commonwealth Rams (24-7, 14-4)  #3 Richmond Spiders (19-11, 13-5)  #4 Rhode Island Rams (21-9, 13-5)   SINGLE BYES  #5 St. Bonaventure Bonnies (19-11, 11-7)  #6 George Washington Colonials (18-13, … Continue reading 2017 Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament

2017 American Athletic Conference Tournament

Photo Credit: Busting Brackets (featured image), CBS Sports (team logo) NOTE: Seed numbers as well as overall records and conference records are included beside each team listed.   SINGLE BYES  #1 Southern Methodist Mustangs (27-4, 17-1)  #2 Cincinnati Bearcats (27-4, 16-2)  #3 Houston Cougars (21-9, 12-6)  #4 Central Florida Knights (20-10, 11-7) vs.  #5 Memphis Tigers (19-12, 9-9)   FIRST ROUND  #6 Connecticut Huskies (14-16, 9-9) vs.  #11 South Florida … Continue reading 2017 American Athletic Conference Tournament

March 5th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: The Spokesman-Review (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 5th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Top 15 Wooden Award Finalists

Photo Credit: The Ringer (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) NOTE: Statistics and team records are updated through Saturday, March 4th, 2017, at 12:00 PM EST; the list is sorted alphabetically.    Lonzo Ball, Guard, California-Los Angeles Bruins (27-3) Statistics: 30 games played, 34.8 minutes per game, 15.0 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game, 7.6 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, 1.9 steals per game, 55.7% field … Continue reading Top 15 Wooden Award Finalists

March 4th Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Sports Rants (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee … Continue reading March 4th Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 3rd Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: The Register-Guard (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries … Continue reading March 3rd Sweet 16 Bracketology

March 2nd Sweet 16 Bracketology

Photo Credit: Zimbio (featured image), CBS Sports (team logos) This is a current top 4 seed (16-team) bracket selection based on the following criteria, as explained below. According to Wikipedia, “Teams are spread out according to conference. The first three teams selected from each conference must be placed in different regions. When a conference has more than three teams in the tournament, the committee tries to … Continue reading March 2nd Sweet 16 Bracketology