Oregon State may have surprised many last season when the Beavers reached the program’s first NCAA Tournament in more than a quarter of a century. Wayne Tinkle’s club will attempt to replicate that success this season, however, it will be without the services of Gary Payton II. On Thursday, Tinkle received good news regarding his son, […]
When talking to SEC coaches, the list of reasons why the league hasn't had a bigger presence recently in the NCAA Tournament is long: Weak scheduling
Nebraska has returned to the top spot of the AVCA Division I coaches poll. However, the NCAA RPI, which weighs heavily in the selection criteria of the NCAA Tournament, still has Wisconsin at No. 1. The Huskers are 16-1 overall and a game behind Penn State at 7-1 in the Big Ten. Nebraska was the No. 1 team […]
The Bulldogs are No. 11 in our preseason rankings. Give Mark Few credit. The guy has spent nearly two decades bringing Gonzaga — a West Coast Conference school with an enrollment of 7,421 — to the NCAA Tournament every year, while winning...Show More Summary
Ranked No. 1,981 in the world amateur golf rankings, Nick Carlson made a surprising run to the semifinals at the U.S. Amateur tournament in August. After that, the 20-year-old returned to University of Michigan, where he’s on the golf team, only to be told that he had mail waiting for him at the Ravines Golf […]
LSU's Antonio Blakeney spent his freshman season overshadowed by Ben Simmons, but he is going to make a name for himself this year as the SEC's leading scorer — albeit for a team no one thinks will make the NCAA tournament. Generally speaking, this is not a list where you want to find your favorite team. Show More Summary
After all the success in last year’s NCAA Tournament and with a good mix of key returnees and talented newcomers sprinkled throughout the conference, the ACC is receiving considerable national love heading into this season. ESPN’s Jeff...Show More Summary
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle is realistic. This year's Beavers don't look much like the team that returned to the NCAA Tournament last season after a 26-year absence. Gary Payton II, son of the Oregon State and NBA great, has graduated and signed with the Houston Rockets. Show More Summary
We are now fewer than five weeks away from opening night in college basketball, so it’s time to start our preseason coverage here at the ACC microsite. After a record-setting NCAA Tournament performance last March, many pundits haveShow More Summary
We root for teams in college basketball, but individual battles between elite players are what usually get us hyped leading up to games. Had Michigan State and Oklahoma met in the 2016 NCAA tournament, there would have been an endless barrage of Denzel Valentine vs. Show More Summary
Eleven ACC teams in the NCAA tournament? It could happen
Alec Peters is back but Valparaiso is not as strong as before. Can anyone overtake the Crusaders in the Horizon League?
Conference USA has earned two huge upsets in the last two NCAA tournaments. Can UAB or Middle Tennessee keep that streak going or will a new team emerge?
The first and second round of the NCAA tournament in 2017 is headed to Greenville, S.C.
The NCAA announced on Friday morning that the tournament games scheduled to be played in North Carolina this season will be moved to Greenville, South Carolina. Last month, the NCAA officially decided to remove all postseason games from North Carolina due to the controversial HB2 law on the books. The law eliminates protections for the LGBT community […]
Greenville, SC is set to host NCAA tournament games on March 17 and 19. The NCAA has announced new sites for each of the seven championship events moved out of the state of North Carolina last month because of opposition to the state’s HB2 bill. Show More Summary
The American has multiple teams with NCAA tournament aspirations as Cincinnati, UConn and SMU try to take the conference to the next level.
Saint Joseph’s, on the heels of an Atlantic 10 Tournament title and an NCAA Tournament appearance, had a lot to replace heading into the 2016-17 season. DeAndre Bembry, the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, is now an Atlanta Hawk, while Aaron Brown and Isaiah Miles both exhausted their eligibility. Following the news on Thursday, the […]
The Spartans check in at No. 14 on our countdown. Long before Michigan State fell to Middle Tennessee in arguably the greatest upset in the history of the NCAA Tournament, the common thought was that Tom Izzo was going to be taking something of a step back in 2016-17. Show More Summary
Moses Kingsley remembers the moment he decided to return to Arkansas for his senior season, right after finishing a pre-draft workout last spring with the Boston Celtics.