March Madness

Central Michigan shocked Ohio State to become one of two No. 11 seeds (along with Buffalo) to reach the Sweet 16. (Image: Paul Vernon/AP)

Cinderella Stories Flavor Sweet 16 in Women’s NCAA Tournament

The top two seeds in each region of the Women’s NCAA Tournament reached the Sweet 16 with no trouble over the past week, but that didn’t mean there weren’t a few surprises during the first two rounds of the women’s edition of March Madness. As has been the case in […]

Gonzaga was a 12.5-point favorite, but nearly was upset by UNC Greensboro. (Image: Otto Kitsinger/AP)

Weakened West Coast Teams Embarrassed in NCAA Tournament

If there was any doubt about how bad West Coast college basketball was in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday painfully proved it. Arizona, the lone remaining participant of the Pac-12 Conference, got embarrassed by Buffalo, losing 89-68. They were a 9-point favorite to beat a college whose previous signature victory this […]

USC survived a double-overtime battle with UNC Asheville to move into the second round of the NIT postseason tournament. (Image: John McCoy)

NCAA Tournament Snubs Become Top Dogs in NIT Field

The National Invitation Tournament – better known to most sports fans as the NIT – was once the biggest college basketball tournament of the year, more prestigious than even the NCAA tournament itself. Today, the event has become more of a consolation prize for those who didn’t quite make it […]

NCAA Tournament Teams Selected for Play-in Games Hope to Play On

Some college basketball coaches would be mad if they won a conference championship and then got assigned to a play-in game at the NCAA Tournament, but Radford Coach Mike Jones isn’t one of them. He and his team couldn’t be more pleased to be facing off against LIU Brooklyn on […]

Notre Dame and USC Among Biggest NCAA Tournament Snubs

Every season, the reveal of the NCAA Tournament bracket on Selection Sunday leaves a handful of teams feeling slighted. This year’s production left several schools with the impression that they were denied entry into March Madness in favor of less deserving squads. Teams that barely missed out on the NCAA […]

Trae Young and the Oklahoma Sooners are squarely on the bubble heading into Selection Sunday. (Image: Sue Ogrocki/AP)

NCAA Tournament Bubble: Who’s In, Who’s Out, And Who’s Sweating

With conference tournament week nearly over, the NCAA Tournament bubble is starting to come into clearer focus, with a handful of teams still anxiously waiting to see if the selection committee will find a spot for them in the field of 68. This year has seen relatively few bracket busters […]

The Kansas Jayhawks enter the Big 12 Tournament as the favorites, but anyone in the field could put together a run and win the conference championship. (Image: Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

Big 12 Tournament Depth and Balance Makes It Tough to Pick a Winner

The Big 12 Tournament begins Wednesday night, and while there are favorites and underdogs, this may be the one conference tournament this season that literally every team has a realistic chance of winning. At the moment, nine of the ten teams in the field are either safely in the NCAA […]

Syracuse finds itself in the familiar position of being right on the bubble before the NCAA tournament. (Image: Associated Press)

NCAA Tournament Bubble Brings Excitement, Angst as March Madness Nears

March Madness is just around the corner. And while some teams are all but assured they’ll get an invite to the Big Dance, other squads already have fans sweating until the final moments on Selection Sunday to see who qualifies for the NCAA Tournament, one of the biggest betting events […]