TAG: University of Arizona

College / Apr 8, 2014 / 1:00 pm

5 Schools With The Best Chance Of Winning The NCAA Title Next Year

Marcus Paige

Marcus Paige (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

This year, the NCAA tournament was special and was nothing short of amazing. From heartbreakers, thrillers, dances and game-winners, this tournament had it all. You have to give props to what Kevin Ollie and UConn accomplished after a year removed from participating in any kind of postseason, beating Kentucky for the national championship. Read More »

College, Twitter / Mar 30, 2014 / 12:42 pm

Wisconsin Advances To Final Four & Arizona Students Riot After Loss

Wisconsin Badgers

Wisconsin Badgers (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

The big center with floppy hair and an endearing grin, Frank Kaminsky, hit every shot Wisconsin needed to make the Final Four on Saturday. Top seed Arizona didn’t go down without a fight, though, and the Badgers needed to come back and force overtime before their slim, 64-63 OT victory. Following the heartbreaking loss for Wildcats fans, students faced off against riot police in a scary epilogue to the elite eight contest. Read More »

College / Mar 27, 2014 / 11:30 am

San Diego State: The Best NCAA Tournament Team You Know Nothing About

Xavier Thames

Xavier Thames (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher gathered his team around before tip-off of their NCAA tournament opening round matchup against New Mexico State. As seen in SDSU’s Confidential Video–“We’re Advancing”–Fisher is heard telling his team, “Everybody in the world is watching…some teams will become house hold names and somebody on those teams will never be forgotten…why not us?” Read More »

College / Mar 26, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 20 Best College Teams Of The Last 25 Years To Never Win An NCAA Title

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose (photo. Chad Griffith)

If you watched the NCAA tournament this past weekend, you had the chance to witness that the best teams do not always win. We saw Duke lose to a 14-seeded Mercer team that destroyed all of our brackets, while also witnessing Kansas, Ohio State, Syracuse, North Carolina and Wichita State all fall early. Having the best talent can only get you so far when it comes to tournament time. In a tournament where anything can happen, it takes a great team that plays together to win the NCAA title–not just a group of individuals. Read More »

College / Mar 20, 2014 / 4:15 pm

The 10 Biggest Upsets in NCAA Tournament History

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This is why we watch.

The Madness received its nickname from the craziness that surrounds the NCAA tournament. While millions of confident fans predict brackets, there are almost always multiple cross-outs and red “Xs” by the tournament’s end (and usually well before). These are due to the numerous upsets that occur in the tournament each year. Underdogs beat favorites and even become “Cinderella” stories on some occasions, making for some of the most memorable sports moments of all time. Read More »

College / Mar 19, 2014 / 2:30 pm

The Only 8 Teams That Can Win The NCAA Tournament This Year

Gary Harris

Gary Harris (Reese Strickland/USA TODAY Sports)

The Madness in March is underway. Those that call college basketball boring will now experience a change of heart as dreams will come true and hearts will break. March creates some of the greatest memories for sports fans all over the world. What does this year’s tournament have in store? No one knows, because what cannot be seen can’t be predicted. Read More »

College / Mar 19, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 5 Best Arizona Wildcats Since 2000

Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams (photo. Luke Adams/Arizona Athletics Photography)

The one thing you can’t overlook about the Arizona Wildcats throughout the years has been their exemplary guard play. I mean, these boys had some relentless gunners–no pun intended on Gilbert Arenas. Lute Olson took this team to the top of college basketball with a plethora of shoot-first guards like Damon Stoudamire, Mike Bibby, Jerryd Bayless and Jason Terry. While Arizona is dubbed “Point Guard U” because of their immense guard play, Olson also had big men who were vital in shaping the success of the program. Read More »

College / Mar 19, 2014 / 11:45 am

5 Must-Watch 1-On-1 Duels In The NCAA Tournament

Langston Galloway

Langston Galloway (John Geliebter/USA TODAY Sports)

How isn’t March voted the greatest month of the year? With the NCAA tournament getting ready to start, men everywhere are getting ready to celebrate another holiday season with the Madness. NCAA brackets are difficult to fill out, which is why people offer exorbitant amounts of money for anyone that can correctly predict a perfect bracket. Read More »

College / Mar 19, 2014 / 11:00 am

NCAA Tournament: West Region Preview

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

Being a die-hard basketball fanatic, it’s hard to put it into words how much I love watching the NCAA tournament. As a basketball fan, this is the moment I live for; to watch the passion, fight and love for the game that the student athletes display on a national stage. Read More »

College / Mar 12, 2014 / 1:30 pm

A Breakdown Of 7 Major Conference Tournaments

T.J. Warren

T.J. Warren (Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

Many may argue conference tournament week is better than the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Every team in the country still has an opportunity of making the Dance at the start of the week, but as the days go by, more and more dreams are crushed. Teams have to win three, four and sometimes five straight games in as many days to claim an automatic bid in the field of 68. Read More »