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)

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 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)

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 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

NCAA will Reward #1 Overall Seed in March Madness Tournament

Photo Credit: FOX Sports Starting in the 2017 NCAA Basketball March Madness tournament, the team that earns the number 1 overall seed in the tournament will be able to choose their location for the first 2 rounds of the tournament (the Round of 64 and the Round of 32). There are a total 8 locations for each of the 48 total games in the 1st and … Continue reading NCAA will Reward #1 Overall Seed in March Madness Tournament

North Carolina Coasts to Final Four

Photo Credit: themountaineer.villagesoup.com The No. 1 seed North Carolina Tar Heels will be the only No. 1 seed playing in this year’s Final Four in Houston after they knocked off the No. 6 seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish by a score of 88-74. The whole first half and the majority of the second half were relatively close. North Carolina then took a big 51-40 lead in the … Continue reading North Carolina Coasts to Final Four

Syracuse Upsets Virginia en Route to Final Four

Photo Credit: syracuse.com The No. 10 seed Syracuse Orange have won yet another improbable game in this year’s NCAA basketball tournament after being called “overrated”, “overseeded”, and “undeserving” after sneaking into this year’s field as  No. 10 seed with an RPI of 71, no wins in the ACC tournament, and a 10th place regular season finish in the 15-team ACC. Despite making it to the … Continue reading Syracuse Upsets Virginia en Route to Final Four

Syracuse-Virginia Preview

Photo Credit: Syracuse.com Tonight at 6:09 ET, the Syracuse Orange and the Virginia Cavaliers will face off, both teams with Final Four intentions. The winner will play either the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, or the North Carolina Tar Heels. With the sudden death format of March Madness, anything can happen. 1-Seeded Virginia, who have won all three of their games by an average margin of … Continue reading Syracuse-Virginia Preview

Elite Eight Team Rankings

Photo Credit: bleacherreport.com As the first three rounds of the NCAA tournament are finished, only 8 teams are left for a chance to win the national championship. All 1 seeds remain as most predicted, but there are a few Cinderella possibilities, like Syracuse, the 10 seed, and Notre Dame, the 6 seed. With only a few teams left people are anxious to see who will be crowned champion, … Continue reading Elite Eight Team Rankings

Parity? No; Kansas, Oregon Advance to Elite 8

Photo Credit: sbnation.com The No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks and No. 1 seed Oregon Ducks are headed to the Elite 8 after commanding victories over No. 5 seed Maryland and No. 4 seed Duke respectively. The Jayhawks took care of business against Maryland with a 79-63 victory to send them to the Elite 8 this Saturday with a matchup against No. 2 seed Villanova, who … Continue reading Parity? No; Kansas, Oregon Advance to Elite 8

Villanova, Oklahoma Advance to Elite 8

Photo Credit: ncaa.com Villanova and Oklahoma are advancing to this year’s Elite 8. Both are N0. 2 seeds in their region, and both crushed the No. 3 seeds in their respective region. Villanova demolished No. 3 seed Miami by a score of 92-69, and Oklahoma demolished No. 3 seed Texas A&M 77-63. Villanova will take on the winner of No. 1 seed Kansas vs. No. … Continue reading Villanova, Oklahoma Advance to Elite 8

Indiana vs UNC Preview

Photo Credit: indiana.247sports.com The Indiana Hoosiers and the North Carolina Tarheels are two of the best teams in the NCAA. Currently IU is a 5 seed and UNC is a 1 seed. Both of theses teams have five National Championships under their belts, and they both have developed some of the best players in the NBA including Micheal Jordan and Victor Oladipo. These two teams … Continue reading Indiana vs UNC Preview

Wisconsin Shocks Xavier at the Buzzer

Photo Credit: spokesman.com The No. 7 seed Wisconsin Badgers point guard Bronson Koenig hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to sink the ship of the No. 2 seed Xavier Musketeers, as actor and comedian Bill Murray as well as Chris Mack’s daughters watched in agony after the Musketeers blew a 58-49 lead late in the second half. Up 61-60 with around 34 seconds to go, … Continue reading Wisconsin Shocks Xavier at the Buzzer

Villanova Advances to Second Weekend for First Time Since 2009

Photo Credit: bleacherreport.com The No. 2 seed Villanova Wildcats (31-5) are advancing to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2009, with two dominant wins in the first and second rounds of the 2016 NCAA March Madness tournament over the Big South’s No. 15 seed UNC Asheville (22-12) and the Big Ten’s No. 7 seed Iowa (22-11) respectively. After beating a mid-major UNC Asheville … Continue reading Villanova Advances to Second Weekend for First Time Since 2009

History at UConn?

Photo Credit: sikids.com With a recent 101-49 win for No. 1 seed Connecticut over No. 16 seed Robert Morris in the first round of the women’s NCAA March Madness tournament, many have been talking about UConn’s quest for history. In the past three years, UConn has won the big dance three times in those three years, making it a 3-peat. This year, the UConn women’s basketball team is … Continue reading History at UConn?

Gonzaga advances to Sweet Sixteen

Photo Credit: sltrib.com As the clock hit zero at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, the Gonzaga Bulldogs earned yet another Sweet Sixteen berth. Gonzaga is a very small mid major school in the WAC conference out of Spokane, Washington. Even though this school only has 7,000 students, their basketball program is feared by many. Since 1999, this program has had 18 tournament appearances and has … Continue reading Gonzaga advances to Sweet Sixteen

Indiana upsets Kentucky in the Round of 32

Photo Credits: http://www.courier-journal.com Indiana pulled the upset over Kentucky today in the Round of 32 by a score of 73-67.The game was close in the first half 33-32 with it being back and forth.There was 8 ties and 10 lead changes with the biggest lead being 10 points. There was a total of 29 turnovers and 46 fouls. For Indiana, Thomas Bryant had 19 points and 5 rebound. … Continue reading Indiana upsets Kentucky in the Round of 32

Ranking the Remaining 32 NCAA Teams

Photo Credit: foxsports.com Note, this does not necessarily mean I think all of the teams that I have ranked higher will win against teams I have ranked lower. Power Rankings: Kansas North Carolina Virginia Oregon Oklahoma Xavier Villanova Kentucky Texas A&M Iowa State Indiana Maryland Miami Utah Duke Wichita State Wisconsin Iowa Notre Dame Connecticut Providence Saint Joseph’s Gonzaga Butler VCU Northern Iowa Syracuse Stephen … Continue reading Ranking the Remaining 32 NCAA Teams