Columbus, Ohio -- There are no audible gasps, no phones out to take video, no players pointing in wonder as Colgate basketball takes the floor at Nationwide Arena on Thursday.The Raiders appear no different than they were in practice earlier this week. They seemingly shoot better in the empty arena with 10 times the capacity of its own.Afterward, the vibe is loose. Junior guard Milan Williams drains a halfcourt shot and chats up broadcaster Chris Webber. Jordan Burns and Rapolas Ivanauskas throw alley-oops to each other. Assistant Mike Jordan’s young daughter upstages them with a lob to Dana Batt. “There's really nothing to be nervous about,” junior captain Will Rayman said on Tuesday. “We're playing in front of a bunch more people than we do at Cotterell Court, but it’s the same for the team.”No. 15 seed Colgate (24-10, 13-5 Patriot League) faces No. 2 seed Tennessee (29-5, 15-3 Southeastern Conference) on Friday at 2:45 p.m. It’s the … [Read more...] about Behind the scenes with Cinderella: Can Colgate upset Tennessee in NCAA Tournament?
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JR Radcliffe Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 2:39 PM EDT Mar 18, 2019 The NCAA men's basketball tournament kicks off Thursday and Friday, and after no Wisconsin representation in 2018 for the first time in 19 years, two local teams are in the 68-team tournament this year. Marquette will play Thursday and Wisconsin will play Friday, with games two days later if they win. Maybe you haven’t really followed either team this year but kick your fandom into gear for the annual bracket madness. Who can blame you? The season is long and … I mean, the tournament is the thing everybody cares about, right? Let’s get you up to speed. RELATED: Marquette will face Murray State in NCAA Tournament first round RELATED: Wisconsin seeded No. 5 in South Region and will face No. 12 Oregon Friday in San Jose When do they play, and where can I watch them? Marquette (24-9) plays Murray State (27-4) at approximately 3:20 p.m. CT Thursday in Hartford, Connecticut. Murray State is … [Read more...] about Beginner’s guide to Marquette and Wisconsin in NCAA tournament
The Associated Press Updated 5:20 pm CDT, Sunday, March 17, 2019 Duke's Zion Williamson (1) goes up to dunk against Florida State during the first half of the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 16, 2019. less Duke's Zion Williamson (1) goes up to dunk against Florida State during the first half of the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, ... more Photo: Chuck Burton, AP Photo: Chuck Burton, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Duke's Zion Williamson (1) goes up to dunk against Florida State during the first half of the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in … [Read more...] about The Latest: Duke, Virginal are top seeds in NCAA Tournament
Matt Charboneau The Detroit News Published 4:55 PM EST Jan 15, 2019 Something is looming for Michigan and Michigan State. Like the dark clouds that slowly build in the Western sky on a summer afternoon, it’s clear that something is coming. Something that has the potential to pack quite a punch. That’s what the next few weeks will feel like for Spartans and Wolverines fans as they wait for what is shaping up to be a pair of potentially epic regular-season matchups, ones rarely seen around here. Both Michigan and Michigan State will have things to do before the storm arrives. The Wolverines will continue to try and stay unbeaten overall as they navigate the rigors of the Big Ten while the Spartans, also unbeaten in conference play, match their rival step by step. More: Michigan State to lean on freshmen with Joshua Langford, Kyle Ahrens' health 'status quo' Tough games and potential pitfalls await. Each has a tough road game this week — No. 6 Michigan State … [Read more...] about Michigan State, Michigan could both be No. 1 seeds in NCAA Tournament
The University at Buffalo earned the biggest win in program history late Thursday night by upsetting fourth-seeded Arizona in a blowout in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, 89-68. It was UB's first ever win in the NCAA Tournament, taking down potential No. 1 overall draft pick Deandre Ayton and the heavily favored Wildcats at KFC Center in Boise, Idaho. Arizona was picked to win in 90.2 percent of brackets on ESPN.com. UB's reward for knocking off one national powerhouse is another in the next round: It faces fifth-seeded Kentucky at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. UB got it done Thursday with guard play and defense, scoring early and often and never looking back. Senior guard Wes Clark led UB with a game-high 25 points while Jeremy Harris had a strong game with 23 and CJ Massinburg scored 19. UB did a masterful job of keeping potential top NBA draft pick Deandre Ayton in check, holding the 7-foot-1 freshman to 14 points on 6 of 13 shooting while being pestered by Ikenna Smart and Nick … [Read more...] about Buffalo pulls massive upset of Arizona in NCAA Tournament