Tag: College Basketball

Johnny Juzang celebrates an overtime victory for UCLA during the 2020 March Madness college basketball tournament. (Image: Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Johnny Juzang Returns to UCLA, March Madness Star Skips NBA Draft

JJ is staying in Westwood, much to the delight of college basketball fans at UCLA. Johnny Juzang, the breakout star guard for UCLA, will return to school for his junior season after skipping the 2021 NBA Draft. Juzang led Cinderella UCLA to a berth in the Final Fout, where they […]

Michigan’s Franz Wagner attentively listens to advice from head coach Juwan Howard during a game against Indiana in 2020. (Image: Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)

Michigan Swingman Franz Wagner Declares for NBA Draft

German-born Franz Wagner, a sophomore swingman at Michigan, will bypass his junior season in Ann Arbor and declare himself eligible for the 2021 NBA Draft. Wagner is the younger brother of NBA player and former Michigan standout Moritz Wagner. Wagner, 19, averaged 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per […]

Freshman guard Jalen Suggs pulls up and shoots a game-winning 3-pointer in overtime to lead Gonzaga to a victory over UCLA in the Final Four. (Image: Getty)

March Madness Championship Betting Preview: Gonzaga on Verge of Perfect Season

The top two teams in the country will meet in an inevitable showdown between undefeated Gonzaga and Baylor to determine tonight’s 2021 March Madness champion. Gonzaga (31-0) is attempting to become the first team since the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers to punctuate an undefeated season with a national championship. Gonzaga advanced […]

Jaime Jaquez Jr. (4) and Johnny Juzang (3), seen here celebrating an overtime victory for UCLA over Alabama in the Sweet 16, are the primary scorers for the Bruins heading into the Final Four. (Image: Michael Conroy/AP)

Final Four Preview: Can UCLA Continue Their Cinderella Story?

UCLA is only two wins away from winning their record-leading 12th March Madness championship, but Johnny Juzang and the Cinderella Bruins face their biggest challenge of the season with undefeated #1 Gonzaga awaiting them in the Final Four. No one expected #11 UCLA would make it this far after their […]

Drew Timme, sophomore big man from Gonzaga, is one of the Zags’ top two scorers during March Madness coming into the Final Four. (Image: Bella Salinger/Getty)

Final Four Preview: Undefeated Gonzaga Bulldogs Seeking Perfection

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are two wins away from winning March Madness and finishing the season with an undefeated record at 32-0. Gonzaga entered the tournament as the consensus favorite to win March Madness and, heading into the Final Four against #11 UCLA, the top-seeded Zags are -250 odds to win […]

Maurice Calloo from the Oregon State Beavers hit a last-second shot against the Houston Cougars that determined the betting outcome of the first March Madness Elite 8 game. (Image: Darron Cummings/AP)

Elite 8 Bad Beat: Oregon State Backdoor Beavers Sink Houston Bettors

When you wager on March Madness, there’s no such thing as a meaningless basket. The Houston Cougars defeated the Oregon State Beavers 67-61 in the Elite 8 to advance to the Final Four, but bettors were saved or crushed by an uncontested 3-pointer from the Beavers. With 11 seconds remaining, […]

Buddy Boeheim gets advice from his father, Jim Boeheim, who is the head coach of Syracuse. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

Sweet 16 Players to Watch: Bombardier Buddy Boeheim (Syracuse)

The #11 Syracuse Orange once again provided headaches for opposing offenses in March Madness, because every coach pulls out their hair trying to figure out how to beat Jim Boeheim and his stifling zone. The coach’s son, Buddy Boeheim, put on a shooting clinic in the first two rounds, which […]

Syracuse leading scorer Buddy Boeheim led the #11 Orange to a upset win over #3 West Virginia in the second round of March Madness. (Image: Darron Cummings/AP)

March Madness Long Shots: Loyola Chicago, Oregon State, and Syracuse

Heading into the Sweet 16 of the 2021 March Madness men’s basketball tournament, four teams are double-digits seeds and have long-shot odds, including the #11 Syracuse Orange, #11 UCLA Bruins, the smoking-hot #12 Oregon State Beavers, and #15 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, who’ve taken on this year’s role of Cinderella. […]

Oregon State guard Jarod Lucas flexes after he scores after being fouled by Oklahoma State in the second round of March Madness. (Image: AP)

Red-Hot Oregon State Beavers Snatch Sweet 16 Spot as #12 Seed

The #12 Oregon State Beavers entered 2021 March Madness on a heater and haven’t cooled down, moving into the Round of 32 with an impressive victory over the #4 Oklahoma State Cowboys and projected NBA lottery pick Cade Cunningham. It’s been a wild 48 hours for the Oregon State Beavers. […]