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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West Region Preview: 2018-19 NCAA Tournament

This is the beginning of How the West was Won… Gonzaga owns the 1-seed but the Michigan Wolverines thrive in March. Can Nevada make up for a disappointing regular season? Can Murray State make it into the Second Round behind superstar Ja Morant? Will a potential Buffalo / Texas Tech matchup result in more bruises than a car accident?

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The “Under 900” Club

With 353 teams in Division I hoops, there are plenty of stars - but which ones are the most unique? Welcome to the “Under 900” Club, where we pay homage to the most (statistically) incomparable players in college basketball. What makes them so unique? And how will their distinct games drive team success going forward?

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2017-18 Sweet 16 Preview: West Region

The West Region contains pre-Tournament darlings Michigan and Gonzaga, as well as two impressive Power 6 upset squads in Florida St. and Texas A&M. Will either upset train stay on the tracks, or will coaching juggernauts John Beilein and Mark Few derail them? 

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Morning Mashup - 1/19/18

Thursday Night was YOUR night mid-major maniacs - the Zags and Gaels gave us a treat of an encore, while some intriguing squads across the C-USA, Colonial, OVC and Sun Belt took the hardwood as well.

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PK80 Takeaways - Team by Team

We spent over 30 hours watching basketball in Portland this holiday weekend, so of course we had some opinions on the games. I dug into the details to give a point or two about each PK80 participant. 

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#20 Gonzaga Preview 2017-18

Gonzaga wore the burden of mid-majors everywhere last season as they came just a few points shy of college basketball's mountaintop.  With the crushing championship defeat behind them, it's time for Mark Few to do what he's done time and time again in Spokane - reboot and reload.

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Elite 8 2016-17 Preview: West Region

Two of the country's best coaches clash with a chance at their first ever Final Four - oh yeah, it'd be each school's first F4 appearance in history, as well. The red-hot Musketeers face off against the resilient Zags in what should be a great Saturday evening opener. 

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Sweet 16 2016-17 Preview: West Region

San Jose HEATS UP for two excellent battles Thursday night. None of these teams received much of a scare during the first weekend (apologies to St. Mary's), so some high-level basketball should be expected. 

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2016-17 NCAA Tournament Preview: West Region

Many in the national media think the West is the weakest region, but there's still a bevy of entertaining first round matchups. Will Huggy Bear make it out of the first round this time? How many points will Mike Daum score against the Zags? And who wins Florida bragging rights, the Seminoles or Gulf Coast?

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The Top 16 Reveal: Dueling Bracketology

The Committee is (idiotically?) revealing the NCAA Tournament's Top 16 teams as of February 11th - a month in advance of Selection Sunday. Ky and Jim give their top 16 seed lists and argue over what baffling moves the committee will make. 

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