March Madness

Yale forward Paul Atkinson shoots against Harvard at John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, CT. (Image: Lukas Flippo/Yale Athletics)

Ivy League Basketball: Can Harvard Backdoor Yale for Ivy Title?

Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, Harvard (20-7) hosts Yale (22-6) with a chance to secure the Ivy League season title and the top seed in the Ivy Madness conference basketball tournament. Harvard has won six games in a row, while Yale has won four straight. With […]

Rutgers guard, Ron Harper. Jr. drives to the basketball against Penn State at the RAC in Piscataway, NJ. (Image: Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports)

Bubble Watch: Rutgers 10th Team to March Madness from Big Ten?

The Big Ten could send 10 teams to the 2020 March Madness college basketball tournament, but Rutgers and Indiana are both fighting to avoid the dreaded bubble. The Scarlet Knights recently ended an untimely losing streak with an upset victory over #9 Maryland. Rutgers has a shot at their first […]

Texas players mob Matt Coleman after he hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to loft Texas over Oklahoma in Austin. (Image: Texas Athletics)

Big 12 Bubble Watch: Texas Edges Oklahoma on Buzzer Beater

Texas got hot at the right time. It looked like Shaka Smart and Texas would end up on the bad end of the March Madness bubble, but the Longhorns won five in a row, including consecutive wins over #20 West Virginia, #22 Texas Tech, and fellow Big-12 bubble team, Oklahoma. […]

Wichita State guard Dexter Dennis lighting up SMU during a comeback victory in Dallas, TX. (Image: Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle)

Mid-Major Bubble Watch: Wichita State Shockers (22-7)

The Wichita State Shockers (22-7) are one of the several bubble teams from the American Conference (AAC) that hope they secured enough big wins to impress the March Madness selection committee. The Houston Cougars (22-7) were a Top 25 team this season, yet Tulsa surprised everyone by competing with the […]

USC Senior guard Jonah Mathews during a game against Washington at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. (Image: USC Athletics)

Bubble Watch: Another First Four Play-in Game for the USC Trojans?

After ending a three-game skid, USC (21-9) won four out of their last six games and find themselves on the March Madness Bubble. USC has one final game on their schedule when they host crosstown basketball rival UCLA on Saturday night. The loser of the UCLA/USC game will most likely […]

Stanford forward Oscar da Silva against the Washington Huskies at Stanford Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, CA. (Image: Stanford Athletics)

Pac-12 Bubble Watch: Stanford (20-9) Seeking Oregon Sweep

If Stanford (20-9) wins both of their remaining games, the Pac-12 bubble team should secure themselves an at-large bid to the 2020 March Madness college basketball tournament. Stanford seeks a season sweep with a visit to #13 Oregon in the season finale next Monday. Stanford faces Oregon State this weekend […]

Xavier forward Tyrique Jones (4) and swingman Naji Marshall (13) during a victory over DePaul at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH. (Image: Frank Victores/USA Today Sports)

Big East Bubble Watch: Xavier (18-10) Living and Dying by the 3

Xavier (18-10) is only 7-8 in Big East conference play this year and the Musketeers find themselves on the March Madness bubble with three remaining games. Xavier hits a paltry 31.3% of their 3-point attempts this season, and they’re ranked #281 in the NCAA out of 353 Division I basketball […]

Oklahoma forward Kristian Doolittle is defended by West Virginia during a game in Norman, OK. (Image: Ty Russell/Oklahoma Athletics)

Big 12 Bubble Watch: Oklahoma Clutch Win Over Texas Tech

The Oklahoma Sooners are sitting on the March Madness bubble, but they helped their cause with a decisive 65-51 win over Texas Tech in Big 12 action. The victory against Texas Tech snapped a three-game losing streak. The “Quadrant 1” win improved the chances for head coach Lon Kruger and […]

Utah State guard Sam Merrill beats several Fresno State defenders to the basket during the 2019 Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas, NV. (Image: Justin Tafoya/AP)

March Madness Bubble Watch: Any Love for Sam Merrill and Utah State?

Utah State (23-7), led by local legend Sam Merrill, is seeking back-to-back appearances in the March Madness college basketball tournament, but the Aggies currently find themselves on the postseason bubble once again. Last season, Utah State went 28-7 under first-year head coach Craig Smith. Utah State punched their ticket to […]

Cincinnati Bearcats senior guard Jarron Cumberland flexes after a recent victory over Memphis at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH. (Image: Cincinnati Athletics)

Bubble Teams: Jarron Cumberland and the Cincinnati Bearcats (18-9)

The American Conference has several bubble teams fighting for an at-large bid to the 2020 March Madness tournament, including Cincinnati, Wichita State, Memphis, Tulsa, and SMU. The Cincinnati Bearcats (18-9), led by senior guard Jarron Cumberland, are currently tied for first place in the American with Houston (21-7) and Tulsa […]

Richmond guard, Blake Francis, drives against Wisconsin in the Legends Classic tournament in Brooklyn, NY. (Image: AP)

Bubble Watch: Richmond Spiders Seek First March Madness Bid in 9 Years

The Richmond Spiders (20-7) are currently on the March Madness bubble as they fight with conference foe, Rhode Island, for one of the at-large bids from the Atlantic 10. Richmond hasn’t appeared in March Madness since they went to the Sweet 16 in 2011. The Spiders secured back-to-back trips to […]

Providence Friars guard Alpha Diallo drives to the hoop against Seton Hall at Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. (Image: AP)

Big East Bubble Teams: Pray for the Providence Friars (16-12)

The Providence Friars (16-12), led by senior guard Alpha Diallo, are one of several Big East teams fighting for an at-large bid to March Madness. Projections suggest at least six teams from the Big East will earn invites to March Madness, but Providence and Xavier are currently on the bubble. […]

Rhode Island guard, Fatts Russell, soars to the basketball against VCU at Ryan Center in Kingston, RI. (Image: Ryan Bowman/AP)

Atlantic 10 Bubble Teams: Fatts Russell and the Rhode Island Rams (19-7)

The Rhode Island Rams (19-7), led by junior guard Fatts Russell, are one of the many schools on March Madness Bubble Watch. If the Rams don’t win the Atlantic 10 conference tournament, they must rely on the selection committee to determine their fate with an at-large invitation. Rhode Island didn’t […]

Baylor forward Tristan Clark (25) celebrates a dunk against West Virginia at the Ferrell Center in Waco, TX. (Image: Ben Ludeman/USA Today Sports)

2020 March Madness Futures: Kansas, Gonzaga, Baylor 10/1 Odds

This wild and unpredictable season of college basketball lacks a dominant team heading into March Madness. Either the Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-1), Baylor Bears (23-1), or Kansas Jayhawks (22-3) held the #1 ranking during the previous 10 weeks, and all three teams are co-favorites to win 2020 March Madness this season […]

East Tennessee State guard, Tray Boyd, squares up for a shot against Mercer in Southern Conference action. (Image: ETSU Athletics)

March Madness Bubble: East Tennessee State and Furman in Southern Clash

The Furman Paladins (22-5) visit the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (23-4) in a battle between the top teams in the Southern Conference. Furman and East Tennessee State (ETSU) are each 12-2 in regular season Southern action, but both sit on the 2020 March Madness bubble. The NCAA March Madness selection […]

Arkansas guard Mason Jones fades away for a jumper against Kentucky. (Image: Michael Woods/AP)

SEC Bubble Teams: Florida, South Carolina, Arkansas

While Kentucky and Auburn fight for the SEC conference crown, a trio of SEC teams are on the March Madness bubble, including Florida (16-9), Arkansas (16-9), and South Carolina (16-9). According to ESPN’s Bracketology, six SEC teams are in contention for March Madness berths. Kentucky and Auburn have been hovering […]

Baylor Bears head coach Scott Drew advises his team during a time out in a recent game against Kansas State. (Image: Peter Aiken/Getty)

March Madness Preliminary No. 1 Seeds: Baylor, Gonzaga, Kansas, San Diego State

The highly-secretive NCAA selection committee released preliminary top seeds for the upcoming 2020 March Madness college basketball tournament. Earning a preliminary #1 seed are Baylor (21-1), Gonzaga (25-1), Kansas (20-3), and San Diego State (24-0). Baylor, the top-ranked team in the country, also earned the projected #1 overall seed during […]

Saint Mary’s Gaels basketball head coach, Randy Bennett (left), on pace for his 18th consecutive winning season. (Image: Tod Fierner/St. Mary’s Athletics)

March Madness Bubble Watch: Saint Mary’s Gaels (19-5) Snubbed Again?

The Saint Mary’s Gaels won 30 games two seasons ago, but the tiny college basketball powerhouse in Northern California was snubbed by the March Madness tournament selection committee. Last season, head coach Randy Bennett and Saint Mary’s upset #1 Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference tournament to win an automatic […]