Tag: College Basketball

Loyola-Chicago Upsets Tennessee 63-62

Sister Jean’s prayers were answered again in another heart-stopper, and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers are going to the Sweet 16, just as they did the last time they were in the NCAA Tournament 33 years ago.

No. 16 UMBC Stuns No. 1 Virginia 74-54 to Make NCAA History

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Senior guard Jairus Lyles scored 28 points, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history, defeating Virginia 74-54 on Friday night to become the first No. 16 seed ever to beat a No. 1 seed.

Bonnies Stun UCLA 65-58 for 1st NCAA Tourney Win in 48 Years

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The basketball was still high in the air — flung to start the celebration — when the buzzer sounded and the Bonnies’ long-awaited March celebration commenced. Players chest-bumped on court. Coach Mark Schmidt jumped and waved his arms.

Conference MVPs, All-Americans 20 Days Before March Madness

As Breitbart Sports prepares to once again announce the first All-American basketball team and lay out predictions on the 68 teams selected on March 11 to play in this year’s NCAA tournament, here are the 68 players we would pick today if the tournament were between players rather than teams.

NC State Upsets No. 10 North Carolina 95-91 in OT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Allerik Freeman and North Carolina State seemingly couldn’t miss from 3-point range, while the Wolfpack kept relentlessly pushing back any time its highly ranked rival threatened to stretch out a lead.

Oklahoma Football-Hoops Duo Challenge Tebow-Horford for Greatest of Century

The overwhelming Heisman Trophy vote for Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, coupled with new Value Add Basketball Rankings showing Oklahoma’s Trae Young as the best basketball player of the century so far; gives the Sooners a chance to challenge Florida’s Tim Tebow and Al Horford as the greatest football-basketball duo of the century.

Four NCAA Basketball Coaches Among Ten Charged with Fraud, Corruption

NEW YORK – (AP) — Four assistant basketball coaches from Arizona, Auburn, the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State were among those arrested on federal corruption charges Tuesday after they were caught taking thousands of dollars in bribes to steer NBA-destined college stars toward certain sports agents and financial advisers, authorities said.

Jaylen Barford, Joe Toye

March Madness Guide: South Carolina MVP; Va Tech, Creighton, Xavier Toughest Injuries

Villanova’s Josh Hart passed Kansas’ Frank Mason in what looked like a two-way race for the Value Add Basketball Most Valuable player, only to have Sindarius Thornwell pass them both for No. 1 after single-handedly putting South Carolina in the NCAA tournament. In filling out your brackets be aware Virginia Tech, Xavier and Creighton must overcome the toughest injuries.

Mark Few, Nigel Williams-Goss

23 Teams Eliminated, Leaving 261 Competing for March Madness

Jacksonville State became the 25th team to make the tournament, winning the Ohio Valley Conference title Saturday after stunning heavy favorite Belmont in the semifinals en route to their first March Madness appearance. For 23 other teams the chances of March Madness ended with conference tournament losses and a 0% chance of an at-large bid.

Terance Mann, Grayson Allen, Like Kennard

Wooden Award Agrees on 5 of top 6 Value Add Players

Objective and subjective methods each have advantages, but the Wooden Award team released a mid-season list of potential Players of the Year that included the top four Value Add Basketball players, leaving off only No. 5 TJ Williams from little-known Northeastern.