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The Decline of Mid-Majors in the Tournament

Sports PhotoSC’s Ross Lancaster looks at how, despite the West Coast Conference having an entry in the Final Four, mid-major schools and leagues are more underrepresented in the NCAA tournament than they used to be. Complete Story

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NCAA Tournament: From 64 to 16

Sports PhotoAs the NCAA field has been whittled down from 64 to 16 teams, SC’s Jean Neuberger takes a glance at what this past weekend’s slate of games revealed about the current state of affairs in college basketball. Complete Story

NCAA Tournament: Bracket Bluster

Sports PhotoIt’s NCAA tournament time, that time of year when 67 games are ultimately overshadowed by one game — the guessing game. SC’s Jeffrey Boswell gives his picks and very non-statistical analysis. Complete Story

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

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

More College Basketball Commentary

03.21.16 Someone Need Saving? By Jonathan Lowe
03.17.16 Brackets & Breakdowns By Jeffrey Boswell
03.14.16 The Bracket: First Glance Analysis By Jean Neuberger
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