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Bama Hoops Star Dominates #14 Gophers in 3-on-5; Nova Star Now No. 1 Value Add

Any Alabama fan who flipped to basketball after watching their football team’s loss at Auburn witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime performance, as Collin Sexton dominated #14 Minnesota despite playing three-on-five basketball to establish himself as the 16th most valuable player in the country according to www.valueaddbasketball.com.

Rick Pitino

Despite Scandal, Count Me as a Pollyanna College Hoops Fan

As I prepared to release these Value Add Basketball ratings right before Midnight Madness, the day that thousands turn out at 351 Division 1 schools to watch the first day of practice and dunk contests, news spread of the arrest of four coaches as the result of an FBI investigation, and the firing of Rick Pitino of Louisville. Count me as the Pollyanna who wants the cheaters caught so that those who refuse to cheat, like Tom Izzo, compete on a level playing court.

Nick Emery

West Coast: After Footballl, BYU Will Challenge Basketball-only St. Mary’s & Gonzaga

Brigham Young withstood bids from power conferences to maintain an independent football program. Value Add projects the BYU basketball team to be better than their football squad this season. TJ Haws (worth 6.00 extra points per game) gives the team a chance in West Coast play to catch national runner-up Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s and National Player of the Year candidate Jock Landale (worth 10.38 extra points per game).

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Dodgers, Astros Shaping Up as Likely World Series Matchup

If newly acquired Yu Darvish matches Friday’s seven scoreless-inning, 10-strikeout performance in the playoffs and his Dodger teammate Clayton Kershaw is 100%, and the Astros’ line-up continues to hit anything like it did Friday when they scored 16 runs with all three starting All-Stars on the bench, it could be a great World Series clash. But look out for the Washington Nationals based on the OPS and ERA of their top 11 players.

Lonzo Ball

Value Add Ranks ND Star No. 1 Returning Player, Lonzo No. 1 Prospect After Hilarious Father’s Day Rip

Value Add Basketball indicates Lonzo Ball, who just pulled off a hilarious Father’s Day rip on his overbearing Dad, should receive $21 million for the next three seasons as the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, while Notre Dame’s Bonzie Colson edges Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ as the best of the 3,704 players still playing for free at the college level.

NBA hall of famer and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan walks off the court during the NBA All-Star Game 2016 at the Air Canada Centre on February 14, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario

Ball Wrong About ‘Slow White Guys’

Despite his claims, Lavar Ball was not better than Michael Jordan, three “white guys” did not cost his son the NCAA title, his son will not be better than Steph Curry, and in fact the final Value Add Basketball calculations prove his son was not even close to the best player in basketball.

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Breitbart’s Bracket Predicted Gonzaga-UNC Final; in 99th Percentile

Gonzaga and UNC won Final Four games Saturday to set up the championship game predicted by Breitbart Sports on March 14, meaning if you simply filled out all 62 lines as instructed in that post you find yourself in the 99th percentile of the 18 million brackets submitted to ESPN and very likely in first place in your office pool.

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Final 4: Value Add Projected Gonzaga Over UNC Would Complete Likely Winning Bracket

If you followed all 63 www.valueaddbasketball.com bracket picks posted on Breitbart prior to the tournament, a Gonzaga-over-UNC championship is almost sure to make you the winner of your pool. Both won this weekend and will be favored over South Carolina, featuring the No. 1 Value Add player in the country in Sindarius Thornwell, and Oregon in Saturday semifinals, respectively.

Duane Wilson

Top 10 Value Add Players Deliver Upsets for S. Carolina, Michigan; ‘Home’ Edge Tourney Key

Skeptics abounded after the March 11 announcement that South Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell passed Kansas’ Frank Mason and Villanova’s Josh Hart as the Most Valuable Player in college basketball according to the www.valueaddbasketball.com rankings. However, there may not be many doubters after his third three-pointer Sunday put South Carolina ahead of Duke 42-41, and was part of a 53-point weekend that denied Marquette and Duke a trip to the Sweet 16 in New York.

Kennedy Meeks

ESPN’s $240 Million/Yr. ACC Produces 1 Sweet 16 Team, Fox Sports Debut Conferences Produce 8

Four years ago ESPN increased its annual payment to the ACC to $240 million as part of an attempt to make it the greatest basketball conference in history, and prevent Fox Sports from getting off the ground with a basketball lineup of the Big East to its lineup of the Big 12 and Pac-12. This week ESPN’s “greatest conference ever” produced only one Sweet 16 team (UNC) while the three Fox Sports’ conferences produced eight.

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Black Saturday: ACC’s Claim as ‘Best Conference Ever’ Ends With 3 Blowout Losses

Hype that called the ACC the greatest basketball conference in history came crashing down when their three NCAA teams lost by an average of 21 points on Saturday, leaving them as the only major conference without a Sweet 16 team. Jim Boeheim wanted his Syracuse team included as a 10th team in the tournament, to match the Big East and Big 12 with two-thirds of their teams in the conference.