LaVar dismisses LeBron’s warning: What’s it going to do? Nothing

March 22, 2017

LeBron James isn’t getting an apology anytime soon. LaVar Ball, father of UCLA standout Lonzo Ball, caught a nerve when he chatted about the future of James’ children. The King issued a stern warning to keep the children out of it, but the loudmouthed LaVar could hardly be bothered. “Apologize for what?” LaVar said on SiriusXM College Sports. “I don’t apologize for nothing.” LaVar then reiterated his original point, saying…

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NBA mock draft 2017: Lonzo Ball or Markelle Fultz at No. 1?

March 20, 2017

Two rounds into the NCAA tournament, we look at how the first round of the 2017 NBA draft is looking with our first mock of the year. The hype ahead of the 2017 NBA draft has already been building for years. By the time these players were juniors in high school, there was talk that this could be a special class. For the most part, the freshmen projected to be…

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No perfect brackets remain for 2017 tournament

March 19, 2017

And then there were none. After 40 games of the 2017 NCAA tournament there are no perfect brackets remaining among the tens of millions submitted, according to Daniel Wilco of NCAA.com. An entry in the Yahoo Bracket Challenge was the last perfect bracket remaining, but saw its run come to an end with Iowa State‘s loss to Purdue in the final game of Saturday’s action. The Cyclones nearly kept perfection…

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Michigan upsets No. 2 seed Louisville, continues amazing run of invincibility

March 19, 2017

Michigan’s incredible run is going on to the Sweet 16. The Wolverines rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to take out second-seeded Louisville, 73-69, on Sunday in their second-round game in Indianapolis. It’s the sixth straight win for Michigan since the team plane slid off the runway on its attempt to take off to Washington, D.C. for the Big Ten tournament. Once they got there, the Wolverines ran the table…

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Grayson Allen explains why he has no regrets about returning to Duke this season

March 17, 2017

This season hasn’t gone exactly as planned for Duke guard Grayson Allen. From the Coach K-imposed suspension, the tripping issues, the nagging ankle injury and the barrage of boos from the opposing teams’ fans, Allen is probably second-guessing his decision to return for his junior season, right? Wrong. Despite all the setbacks and a seven-point dip in his scoring average, Allen doesn’t regret a thing, as he told ESPN prior…

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The NBA’s one-and-done rule has ruined the NCAA tournament

March 17, 2017

Disappointment was in abundance on Thursday — and not just thanks to millions of busted NCAA tournament brackets. We have a choice. We can keep pretending the tourney is one of the biggest events in all of sports, or we can be honest with one another: the NCAA tournament is extraordinarily overrated. The buzzer-beaters are fun. We all love a good upset. But the NBA’s one-and-done rule has sapped college basketball of its…

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16 players you need to know in the NCAA tournament

March 14, 2017

Buddy Hield. Kemba Walker. Ali Farokhmanesh. Tyus Edney. Carmelo Anthony. Some were college stars. Some became stars in the NBA. A few barely played professional basketball at all. But all have one thing in common: Their careers were largely born with big March performances. So who are the players who could make their names this March? Here are 16, ranging from the biggest stars in the game to key role players…

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Updated odds: North Carolina now betting favorite

March 14, 2017

With two of the first four play-in games set to go Tuesday night to kick off the 78th edition of March Madness, the oddsmakers have updated who the betting favorites are. After opening with the second-best odds, North Carolina is now considered the top dog, passing fellow ACC counterpart Duke, who opened as the favorite. The Tar Heels are now listed at 5/1 by Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. The Blue…

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5 Funniest Team Nicknames in the NCAA Tournament

March 14, 2017

There are 68 teams set to battle in the NCAA Tournament beginning tomorrow. There are the classic Wildcats and Jayhawks, Bruins and Cowboys. Then, there are the slightly more bizarre entries. For those who like to make their bracket picks based on funny team names, here are the five most hilarious ones in the NCAA bracket. 5. Vermont Catamounts A catamount is a wildcat – the University of Vermont was…

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A full guide to every team in the 2017 NCAA tournament

March 13, 2017

The Villanova coach had just seen his No. 1-seeded team fall to No. 8 NC State, 71-68, in Pittsburgh in the round of 32. Wright had no doubts about how the rest of the world — talking heads, angry Twitter eggs, devastated Wildcats fans — would react. 2017 NCAA Tournament • Tournament bracket | PDF | GIF • Play Tournament Challenge • NCAA tournament schedule • Lunardi’s projections for all…

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