Tag: March Madness

The UCLA Bruins carry point guard, Tyus Edney, off the court after he hit a buzzer-beater to defeat Missouri in the second round of the 1995 March Madness tournament. (Image: Bill Haber/AP)

Tyus Edney Buzzer Beater Propels UCLA to 1995 March Madness Title

It’s been 25 years since UCLA point guard, Tyus Edney, went coast-to-coast with 4.8 seconds remaining to defeat Missouri 75-74 on a buzzer-beater shot in the second round of the 1995 March Madness tournament. That sensational, last-second victory propelled #1 UCLA into the Sweet 16 as the Bruins ran the […]

The basketball court prior to the beginning of 2018 March Madness college basketball tournament at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. (Image: Rob Carr/Getty)

NCAA Cancels 2020 March Madness and Frozen Four Due to Coronavirus

The NCAA announced it’s cancelling the March Madness men’s and women’s basketball tournaments due to the growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The NCAA also cancelled all remaining winter and spring championships in all sports, at all levels (Divisions I, II, and III) The announcement came several hours after […]

March Madness and other NCAA championships will be played with only essential staff and family members allowed to attend due to fears over the coronavirus. (Image: Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

March Madness, Other NCAA Championships to be Held Without Fans Due to Coronavirus

The NCAA announced Wednesday that its championship events, including the men’s and women’s March Madness basketball tournaments, would be held without most fans in attendance going forward due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move came shortly after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine declared that NCAA tournament games in Dayton and Cleveland […]

Colgate forward Will Rayman (10) flexes after hitting a shot against Lafayette in the Patriot League tournament semifinals in Hamilton, NY. (Image: Rich Barnes/Colgate Athletics)

Patriot League: Colgate and BU Battle for Trip to March Madness

The top two teams in the Patriot League, the Colgate Raiders (25-8) and the Boston University Terriers (20-13), will meet in the conference tournament championship game to determine which team secures the Patriot League’s automatic bid to March Madness. Colgate finished the regular season in first place with a 14-4 […]

The Ivy League becomes first Division I conference to cancel their postseason basketball tournament due to Coronavirus. (Image: Penn Athletics)

Ivy Madness Canceled, Ivy League Shutters Tournament Due to Coronavirus

The Ivy League canceled its upcoming Ivy Madness conference tournament for both men’s and women’s basketball due to escalating concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Ivy League regular season champions will earn the automatic bid to March Madness. Yale (23-7) secures the men’s basketball automatic bid, while Princeton (26-1) […]

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 […]