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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Weaving Through Indiana: A Weekend of Hoops in the Heartland

On this freezing weekend in the Midwest, the Weave wandered through the Hoosier state to see 3 of the country’s top 6 teams (4 of the top 10?). On the way, we saw a couple blowouts, some terrifying snowy highways, and quite possibly a couple Final Four teams…

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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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Weekend Wrap-up

150 games are too many to keep track of…

The NFL playoffs were on….

These are not acceptable excuses for losing sight of what really matters - come along with the Weave as we reflect on the wild weekend that was in college hoops.

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2017-18 National Championship Preview

Villanova vs. Michigan, a championship worthy of the stellar basketball we witnessed in 2017-18. The two hottest teams in the country square off for a chance to etch their names in NCAA history. Jay Wright seeks his second championship of his Hall of Fame career; John Beilein seeks his first. It's a heavyweight bout between two brilliant coaches and talented squads. 

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2017-18 Final Four Preview: Michigan vs. Loyola Chicago

And then there were four... Michigan and Loyola enter the Final 4 riding a combined 30-game winning streak, so something's gotta give this Saturday in San Antonio to determine who plays for all the marbles Monday night.

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2017-18 Elite 8 Preview: Saturday Games

Two 9-seeds will take the court on Saturday (in separate games), a shocking turn of events that is only topped by Loyola Chicago's appearance on the day's slate. Will the left side of the bracket see more chaos? Will Sister Jean have to book tickets to San Antonio? 

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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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Big Ten 2017-18 Tournament Preview

The Big Ten looks like it has 4 teams safely in the field, but anyone else likely needs to win this strangely-timed tournament to earn a 5th bid (and break the hearts of bubble teams everywhere)...

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Big Ten Preview 2017-18

After a relatively down year, the Big Ten looks to be back with a vengeance. Michigan State is the clear cut favorite, but Minnesota, Purdue, and Northwestern all have conference championship aspirations. Top to bottom, this is one of the deeper conferences in the nation with 10 or 11 teams possessing legitimate shots at an at-large berth.

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Big Ten 2016-17 Tournament Preview

The top of the Big Ten is softer than a baby's bottom (That's a weird phrase, right? I'm pretty sure that's a creepy phrase). As a result, this tournament's pretty open - Purdue is the favorite, but they've dropped a few odd games along the way. Also - it's dumb that this tournament is in Washington, DC!

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