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 »
Siyani Chambers, Brandyn Curry (James Snook-USA TODAY Sports)
After Drayton took down OSU, the next upset on the opening day of the 2014 NCAA Tournament hailed from the Ivy League. Harvard downed No. 5 Cincinnati for just their second NCAA Tournament win in school history. Not only that, but a pair of seniors, Siyani Chambers and Brandyn Curry, overcame a cheating scandal to help give Harvard their second win in the NCAA tournament in consecutive years years, the first time that’s ever happened. In fact, prior to 2012, Harvard hadn’t even been in the Tourney since 1966. Read More »
Shabazz Napier (Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports)
While the NCAA tournament might officially start tonight, we all know it really starts on Thursday. With only days remaining to make your picks and fill out your brackets, Dime will be helping you out by breaking down each of the four regions. First up is the East Region. Read More »
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 »
Let the Madness begin. The two most exciting days of the college basketball season are upon us, and we here at Dime are just as pumped as you are to see what will play out in the coming weeks. To get you primed for the first round, we’ve picked out some of the most intriguing matchups to look for on Thursday and Friday. Read More »
adizero uniform system (photo. adidas)
During last season’s NCAA Tournament, I remember Baylor’s Crazy Light 2s being the talk of the tournament. Now for this year, adidas has unveiled new uniforms for six major college basketball teams. They are calling them the adizero uniform system, and they’ll be worn during this season’s NCAA postseason play. Read More »
/ Oct 9, 2012 / 11:12 pm
Carlos Boozer (photo. Jeff Salter)
Midway through the third quarter of their eventual 92-88 takedown of Memphis, Chicago opened up a 14-point lead as Kirk Hinrich went all 2004 on us. He had a few steals, a blocked shot, a layup, and started a number of fast breaks, all within a four-minute stretch. Eight minutes into the quarter, and Memphis already had seven turnovers while Hinrich was looking like Jimmy Chitwood. Read More »
Cincinnati Basketball does not need this. After somehow bouncing back from THIS MESS last season, their image seemed to greatly improve as they made serious runs in the Big East Tournament and then the NCAA Tournament.
All of that progress could potentially be undone though if there is any truth to the latest accusation that Cincy ballplayers assaulted a nightclub bouncer on Saturday night after he asked them to leave a VIP section. Check out this local TV news report: Read More »
Thomas Robinson (photo. Jeff Jacobsen/Kansas Athletics)
I’ve been to some good games at some great venues â€“ Madison Square Garden for the NBA, CenturyLink Field in Seattle for the NFL, Busch Stadium in St. Louis for Major League Baseball â€“ but I doubt there’s a better place to watch a big game than Assembly Hall at Indiana University.
The house that Bob Knight turned into NCAA hoops holy ground was the site of not only the best college basketball game of the season on Saturday, but maybe the best game of any sport in 2011. Sports Illustrated writer Seth Davis tweeted afterward that Indiana’s buzzer-beating upset of No. 1 Kentucky might have been the best regular-season game he’s ever seen. Read More »
Yancy Gates (photo. University of Cincinnati Athletics)
*College basketball is here (unlike the NBA), and this year might be one of the best in recent memory. The powerhouse is back, while the Cinderellas believe. That’s a deadly combination. We know some of y’all have been asking for some previews. We have you covered â€“ the top 16 teams in the nation will be previewed individually in the next few weeks, starting Monday. After Oregon yesterday, we’ll keep this going with Cincinnati â€“ not quite a top 16 team, but one of our favorites here at Dime.* Read More »