Handicapping Home Court Advantage

What is the value of home court advantage? This is, quite literally, the million dollar question that’s confounded professional handicappers for decades.

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The USBWA CBB Awards & The Missouri Athletic Club: A Match Made in Heaven

The Weave got an exclusive look at the USBWA College Basketball Awards Monday evening, hosted by the Missouri Athletic Club in downtown St. Louis, which served as the grand finale to a memorable 2019 college hoops campaign.

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2019 National Championship Preview: Virginia vs. Texas Tech

In the national title game that CBS and Turner have long been praying for, we get a defensive matchup for the ages: Virginia against Texas Tech. Tony Bennett against Chris Beard. Which school will bring home its first ever national championship?

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2018-19 Final Four Preview: Virginia vs. Auburn

Survive and advance. That’s the script Auburn and Virginia stuck to over the weekend, as both needed overtime to keep their NCAA title hopes from flatlining. With a new lease on life, the orange-shaded squadrons will duke it out for a chance to play for all the marbles in the first matchup of Saturday’s double header in Minneapolis.

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2018-19 Elite 8 Preview: Duke vs. Michigan St.

Coach K has won 11 of the 12 meetings between these two legends of the profession, but Tom Izzo has a hot Spartan team playing confidently and ready to take down the Goliaths that are Duke and Zion. Who will cut down the nets in the nation’s capital?

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2018-19 Elite 8 Preview: Virginia vs. Purdue

Virginia and Purdue both survived major tests of incredibly different varieties in the Sweet 16, and they’ll meet for a chance to break loooong Final Four droughts on both sides. Which long-suffering fan base will need to make Minneapolis travel arrangements?

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2018-19 Sweet 16 Preview: West Region

If this Sweet 16 field looks familiar to you, it should: three of the four West participants are repeats from last year, with only Texas Tech swapping in as the Lone Star representative (was Texas A&M last year). Can the Wolverines return to the Elite Eight? Can Gonzaga exact revenge upon Florida State after falling to the ‘Noles in this round last year?

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2018-19 Sweet 16 Preview: Midwest Region

After spoiling Kansas’ plans to play in its ‘home away from home’ at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Auburn now set its sights on dispatching yet another powerhouse from the blue blood infested Midwest Region. While the Tigers hope to keep their 3-point party rolling, the Coogs aim to de-throne the potentially PJ Washington-less Wildcats.

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2018-19 Sweet 16 Preview: East Region

Duke survived a Round of 32 heavyweight bought with Tacko Fall and UCF, while Michigan State dominated a hapless, Jordan Murphy-less Minnesota squad. Now they head to the nation’s capital to take on Virginia Tech and LSU, respectively, two teams who could give their higher-ranked opponents issues…

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2018-19 Sweet 16 Preview: South Region

In this chalky Sweet-16, the South region features the only double-digit seed left in the field. Can Oregon continue its mad dash through March? Or will one of the heavy hitters, Virginia, Tennessee and Purdue, cut down the nets this weekend in Louisville?

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