Thu. Apr 25th, 2019

College Basketball

Ja Morant should be a top-three NBA draft pick

The NCAA tournament started last Thursday and Murray State point guard Ja Morant stole the show. Morant was the highlight of his team’s 83-64 win over Marquette in the opening round of the tournament.

Morant had a triple-double, his third of the season – 17 points, 16 assists, and 11 rebounds. It was the first triple-double in the NCAA Tournament since Michigan State’s Draymond Green did it in 2012.

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Zach Hampu’s Full East Region Bracket Predictions

First Round

Duke vs NC Central/North Dakota State

I really don’t see a plausible scenario in which Duke could possibly lose this game.

Prediction: Duke

VCU vs UCF

UCF has gotten some attention in the last couple weeks but VCU is by far the better team. Despite an A10 tournament loss to Rhode Island, VCU is really good.  They dominated the A10 in the regular season and they have KenPom’s 7th best defense.

Prediction: VCU

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College Basketball’s 2018-2019 Regular Season Awards

No season in college basketball is created equal. Last year’s unpredictable nature in which top-ranked teams fell from grace at a higher clip than ever before, was certainly not expected to be duplicated one year thereafter.

While that narrative proved to be true, storylines and plot twists alike were in abundance once again as we now find ourselves on a crash course for what many believe to be the greatest tournament in all of sports.

With conference tournaments set to get juicy in the coming 48 hours, we look back on who stood out amongst the rest en route to my college basketball regular season awards for the 2018-2019 season.

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Biggest Flaw in Each National Title Contender

As another season of college basketball rapidly approaches its end, the race for the national title is wide open. The 2018-19 season has been an exciting one full of buzzer beaters, rim rocking dunks, and stout defenses. While every team is capable of winning the Big Dance no team is perfect. Below I will highlight one major flaw for each contender. Continue Reading!