College Basketball

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Double-Digit Darlings

Sports PhotoEvery year, there are teams who destroy NCAA tourney brackets with monumental upsets in March. SC’s Jean Neuberger selects three sleeper teams with a chance to shatter the hopes of many next month. Complete Story

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The West’s Destiny?

Sports PhotoThe last time a team from the Western United States made a Final Four, Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook were in UCLA uniforms. In 2017, however, there are four teams in the Pacific or Mountain time zones that have a solid shot to break that drought. Complete Story

Cinderella’s Wearing Purple For 2017

Sports PhotoThe story of the 2017 college basketball season has been the surprising run of the Northwestern Wildcats. SC’s Jean Neuberger says that, despite it being a month from March, Northwestern holds the glass slippers for the tournament. Complete Story

Thoughts From the Weekend in Hoops

Sports PhotoAs we approach league play, SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks into a couple of headline items that stood above the rest on the last weekend before the Christmas break. Complete Story

A Hoops Season to Be Excited For

Sports PhotoSC’s Ross Lancaster previews the new college basketball season as one that could have a little of everything, from established star players and traditional powerhouse programs to elite freshmen and mid-majors with a chance to make huge noise in March. Complete Story

One For the Ages

Sports PhotoIt was a phenomenal tournament, capped off with a final that none will soon forget. Hours after the incredible finale, SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a look at one of the best NCAA tournaments to date. Complete Story

Syracuse and the Paradox of Paradoxes

Sports PhotoSC’s Ross Lancaster looks back on an NCAA tournament that’s somehow been both great for several season-long contenders and an oasis for lower seeds, and why Syracuse’s unexpected Final Four berth as a double-digit season is the perfect culmination of a season and era. Complete Story

Someone Need Saving?

Sports PhotoIt’s amazing what opportunities present themselves at the beginning of an NCAA tournament. But many wither away after the first two rounds on the court. SC’s Jonathan Lowe looks into which teams might be able to save some of those chances. Complete Story

Brackets & Breakdowns

Sports PhotoSC’s Jeffrey Boswell has filled in his bracket, very lightly, in pencil, and sees a Michigan State/Kansas final. Here is his NCAA tourney bracket breakdown, with his thoughts on intriguing matchups, Jim Boeheim, Louisville, and Ben Simmons. Complete Story

The Bracket: First Glance Analysis

Sports PhotoSelection Sunday has come and gone, and with it, SC’s Jean Neuberger provides instant analysis of who should’ve been in, who’s lucky to be in, and who’ll cut the nets at the Final Four in Houston, Texas. Complete Story

More College Basketball Commentary

03.07.16 NCAA-Bound? The Wichita State Debate By Ross Lancaster
02.17.16 Contenders Are Slowly Emerging By Jean Neuberger
02.09.16 The Truly Wide-Open Season By Ross Lancaster
12.29.15 From Holiday to Celebrate By Jonathan Lowe
07.03.15 35 For 30: A Smart Move By Jean Neuberger
04.20.15 One-Year Wonders Equals Long-Term Success By Jean Neuberger
04.13.15 A Smart Move? By Corrie Trouw
04.06.15 Flipping the Script: Wisconsin’s Historic Offense By Ross Lancaster
03.30.15 Final Four: The Finality of Incentive By Jonathan Lowe
03.26.15 Outgrowing the Glass Slipper By Jean Neuberger
03.23.15 When the Good Are Bad and Ugly By Corrie Trouw
03.19.15 March Madness: “Big Blue” Balls By Jeffrey Boswell
03.16.15 Who Can Take Down Kentucky? By Ross Lancaster