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 »
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 »
The Cleveland Cavaliers surprised everyone when they selected UNLV power forward, Anthony Bennett, with the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. CBC’s The National host, Peter Mansbridge, shot some hoops with the Canadian baller as part of their one-on-one interview. But when Mansbridge asked Bennett to palm the ball, Bennett said his hands were too small. Read More »
1. Cleveland: Anthony Bennett â€“ UNLV
20 years old, Freshman
Woah! This has to be the most surprising No. 1 pick we’ve ever seen. This left Bennett pumping his fist. It left Nerlens Noel looking like someone stole his puppy. And it left Bill Simmons yelling “Woah!” on national TV. Read More »
Anthony Bennett is the best pure power forward prospect in this year’s draft class. Due to his massive size, he could probably play defensive end on UNLV’s football team. Bennett benefited by finishing his high school career at Findlay Prep, a well-known high school boys basketball powerhouse, and is one of Canada’s most intriguing prospects. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Bennett found his way into one of the top spots in the 2013 Draft after a strong combine season. Read More »
The 2013 NBA Draft has consistently been described as one of the weakest classes in recent history, and arguably one of the least talented in the last 15 years (although we’re still going to leave that spot for the 2000 Draft class). The top of this year’s class isn’t stockpiled with future Hall of Famers, but there are a few prospects that stand out from the rest of the potential role players that’ll be selected on June 27. Read More »
We’re only a few days away from one of the best weekends in college basketball. With Louisville, Michigan, Wichita State and Syracuse set to go to battle this weekend, expect to hear a whole lot of Cinderella, zone defense and Trey Burke talk. It’s inevitable. Hopefully, the games live up to the billing. But in all likelihood, none of them will make this list. Read More »
Each Wednesday, we’ll be assessing how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft are faring in college and overseas. Stick with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers and what we know and don’t know about the next NBA Draft class… Read More »
We recently launched an online store on Dimemag.com in order to sell Shoot Jumpers. Not Guns t-shirts as part of our anti-violence campaign.
We’re now opening up the store to some of our best partners and friends to bring great basketball product to our readers (while still contributing to worthy causes). First up: Retro College Cuts replica basketball game shorts. Read More »
*Midnight Madness is over, and with it went the smoke machines, dunk contests and laser shows that kick off the season. College basketball begins now, and while the excitement still remains it’s time to peel the hype back and see who the nation’s best truly are. That’s why Dime has you covered with individual previews of the nation’s top 15 teams and a few others just outside, all over the course of the next few weeks. Today, UNLV. Read More »