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NCAA 2017 Title Game: Blue blood vs. New blood

North Carolina takes on Gonzaga GLENDALE, Ariz. — It’s the blue blood vs. the new blood. The contrast in the NCAA Tournament championship game is clear: North Carolina, winners of five titles and appearing in its record 20th Final Four, is in one corner. Gonzaga, in its first Final Four after spending almost two decades […]

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Calipari hopes Kentucky can rebound against UCLA

The Sweet 16 round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament resumes this week with only one battle between top 10 teams — No.5 Kentucky vs. No. 8 UCLA on Friday night in Memphis, Tenn. Kentucky (31-5) is the No. 2 seed in the South Region and UCLA (31-4) is the No. 3 seed. However, the Bruins […]

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Wichita State a Dark Horse in 2017 NCAA Tournament

For two months, Wichita State played like a team that could beat anybody — against a schedule loaded with nobodies. The NCAA Tournament selection committee sees it that way. It rewarded the Shockers for their 30 wins and their average margin of victory of 19.6 points with a No. 10 seed. It further spit on […]

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NCAA March Madness Is Almost Here

Brackets, upsets and buzzer beaters will take over America’s vocabulary next week as the NCAA’s 2017 men’s basketball tournament, better known as March Madness, dominates practically everyone’s conversations for the rest of the month. In the spirit of getting ready for the 68-team tournament, it’s important to know the when, where and how to check […]

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2016 Final Four Selection

 Red hot Villanova is dynamite on both sides of the ball. North Carolina has not been battle tested in this tourney, facing some real cream puffs along the way.  Will that benefit them, or actually hurt them?  I am banking on the latter, as this isn’t Syracuse or Providence they are facing tonight.  In fact, […]

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Seth Curry is 1st NBA Player to Make 300 Three Pointers

 OAKLAND, California — Stephen Curry scored 41 points and became the first player in NBA history to make 300 3-pointers in a season, and the Golden State Warriors set another record in a season full of them by holding off the Orlando Magic 119-113 Monday night (Tuesday in Manila) for their 45th straight home victory. […]

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Spot Play for NCAA Final Four Championship Game

Monday night, April 6, 2015 Spot Play for NCAA Final Four Championship Game Wisconsin vs. Duke I lean towards the Wisconsin Badgers and their experience to have a slight edge in this Men’s championship event, but the real play I prefer is the Over/Under.   When these two teams met back in December, they combined […]

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NCAA Spot Plays for Sweet 16 Games – Fri. March 27, 2015

Two teams are red hot in this tournament and peaking for two of the greatest coaches of all time.  Tom Izzo’s Michigan State has come out of nowhere to be playing some of the best ball in the tournament.  That face an Oklahoma team from the disappointing Big 12 conference and this should be the […]

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NCAA Spot Plays – Round One, Thurs. March 19, 2015

NCAA Spot Plays – Round One, Thurs. March 19, 2015 Take KENTUCKY WILDCATS (-34) and lay  the huge spread against Hampton.   This one is pretty simple.  Hampton is pretty weak team, ranking far and away with the lowest Saragin rating coming into this tournament.  The size of UK will absolutely dismantle Hampton from the […]

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Spot Play on Louisville vs. North Carolina Basketball

The Cardinals venture into Tar Heels country today as surprising 3 point underdogs.  The #5 team in the country has the manpower to more than handle a UNC team that is not up to their usual standards.   Look for Pitino to go deep into his bench and for future lottery pick Montrez Harrel to […]

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