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Wow…

What an NCAA Tournament so far!Two of the four one seeds are out.Two of the four two seeds have been eliminated.

What has made this NCAA Tournament CRAZY?

Cinderalla of the Tournament?Maybe Not

Loyola Chicago has been this years’ cinderella story by beating Miami and then beating Tennessee.Loyola beat those two teams bya combined two points.When you really think about it though,Loyal Chicago is not a cinderella story-really-they went to Gainesville and knocked of Florida,and are a great team on both sides of the ball.They will meet Nevada after Nevada came from behind twenty-two points to upset two-seed Cincinnati.

Two Seeds Out
As I just mentioned,seven-seeded Nevada came back from twenty-two points to beat two seed Cincinnati.Another seven seed,Texas A&M,cruised to a victory over veteran-led and two-seeded North Carolina,86-65.Duke and Purdue,the other two,two seeds are still in,though.

Wait a minute…There are one seed(s) out too?
Yes.The biggest upset of all-time happened in the Round of sixty-four this past Friday night when sixteen-seed UMBC defeated number one overall seed Virginia seventy-four to fifty-four.UMBC did not just beat Virginia-they crushed them.UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County) became the first sixteen seed to beat a one seed in the round of sixty-four,just to lose a fifty to forty-three score game to undermanned and nine-seeded Kansas State.Xavier lost in the round of thirty-two when nine-seeded Florida State made a mini comeback to defeat Xavier 75-70.Kansas and Villanova,the other two one seeds are still in,though.

Here’s how the bracket looks right now
South Region:5.Kentucky vs. 9.Kansas State,7.Nevada vs. 11.Loyola-Chicago
East Region:1.Villanova vs. 5.West Virginia,2.Purdue vs. 3.Texas Tech
West Region:4.Gonzaga vs. 9.Florida State,3.Michigan vs. 7.Texas A&M
Midwest Region:1.Kansas vs. 5.Clemson,2.Duke vs. 11.Syracuse

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The couple of teams who can win it all in April now that Virginia is out

Now that number one overall seed Virginia got upset by UMBC.This is the first time ever a sixteen seed has beaten a number one seed.So here are a couple teams who could win it all:

(These teams are in no order)

1.(1 Seed) Villanova Wildcats
Villanova won the Big East Tournament and is now in the Sweet Sixteen,as right now they lead Alabama 81-58,so I think they are safely in.They’ve got two stars in Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges and they play well on both sides of the ball as a one seed.

2.(1 Seed) Kansas Jayhawks
Two Senior Guards lead the team,and one of them is star Devonte Graham who has played great this season.They play great defensively, and have one of the best coaches in Bill Self.

3.(1 Seed) Xavier Musketeers
They are the last one seed left and are called “The weakest number one seed” but they’ve got a star in Trevon Bluiett who can flat out play.They were the Big East regular season champs and will most likley make it to the West regional final.

4.(2 Seed) North Carolina Tar Heels
A two seed with ten losses, blew out fifteen seed Lipscomb yesterday.They’ve got expierenced talent like Guards Joel Berry and Cameron Johnson and Forwards Theo Pinson and Luke Maye.If the ‘Heels make it to Final Four it will be a record twenty-one times and counting and if they make the championship it will be three times in a row.

5.(2 Seed) Duke Blue Devils
Led by Senior Guard Grayson Allen and Freshman sensation Marvin Bagley,this team will probably make a deep run in the tourney.Coach K and the Blue Devils will win their first championship since 2014 if they make it that far.

Other favorites:Michigan State (3),Cincinnati (2), Tennessee (3), Purdue (2), Michigan (3)

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College Basketball News:Conference Championship Week less than a week away,Shareef O’Neal to UCLA,North Carolina-Duke number two,Kansas earns fourteenth straight regular-season Big 12 title in a row

Sorry I missed a college basketball Saturday review.It is life.I had to take one off.To make up for it,I will do a college basketball news post with the conference championship week less than a week away.

Shaquille O’Neal’s son,and five-star recruit Shareef O’Neal has verbally committed to UCLA after decommiting from Arizona after the scandal involving Arizona Head Coach Sean Miller.

A couple of weeks ago,Villanova snagged five-star Point Guard Jahvon Quinerly.
Quinerly decommitted from Arizona a couple of months ago.

The top player in Georgia,Ashton Hagans has decommitted from Georgia,his AAU coach said Monday.Hagans is also reclassifying to 2018 class from the 2019 class.

The best rivalry in colleg basketball is back on Saturday as 5.Duke was upset by Virginia Tech last night but that doesn’t take away from their rivalry rematch with the number nine-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels who the Blue Devils will look to get revonge on Saturday.The Tar Heels beat 82-78,the when they played back in February.

Kansas,24-6 (13-4) in the Big 12 has now clinched their fourteenth straight regular season Big 12 Championship.Kansas was trailing Texas Tech last week but then got a game ahead of the Red Raiders and then beat Texas Tech last Saturday.Kansas locked up the regular season trophy after a win over Texas on Monday night.

Conference Championship Week is less than a week away and all of these conference tournaments will give each team its NCAA Tournament fate meaning its seed line or if the team will be in the tourney or not.

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College Basketball Saturday Review 5.0:Kansas survives versus West Virginia,Villanova cruises past Xavier

Yesterday in college basketball,13.Kansas beat 20.West Virginia headed by a surge in the second half.3.Villanova cruised past 4.Xavier,95-79,and 14.North Carolina is playing the best basketball of any team in the country.

10.Auburn was upset by South Carolina a team on the bottom-half of the SEC,Alabama fell to Kentucky,Missouri lost to LSU, and Arkansas beat 21.Texas A&M, and Alabama fell to 24.Kentucky setting up a third place tie in the SEC between Arkansas,Alabama,and Missouri.

3.Villanova shot forty-seven percent from deep,having shot only shooting twenty-three percent in their lost couple of games in their 95-79 win over 4.Xavier.

13.Kansas shot thirty-five free throws to 20.West Virginia’s two in a second-half surge for 13.Kansas.13.Kansas beat 20.West Virginia 77-69.

14.North Carolina cruised to a victory over Louisville,having won five straight games.The Tar Heels were led by Joel Berry’s twenty-three points.

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College Basketball Saturday Review 3.0:A day of upsets

Yesterday in college basketball was a day of upsets.Most notably 4.Duke was taken down at Madison Square Garden by winless in the Big East,St. John’s.23.Florida fell to Alabama,Missouri beat 21.Kentucky for the first time in program history,9.Arizona fell to Washington,12.Oklahoma lost to Texas, and Oklahoma State beat 7.Kansas at Allen Field House.

19.North Carolina snapped a three-game losing streak by blowing out Pitt led by Luke Maye’s twenty-six points and eight rebounds.

The top three teams in the country all won yesterday.

4.Duke and 19.North Carolina are ready for a clash on Thursday.

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College Basketball Saturday Review 2.0:SEC-Big 12 Challenge,Virginia beats Duke at Cameron

4.Duke,(18-3), lost at 2.Virginia,(20-1), 65-63 in Durham,North Carolina.This shows that Virginia is a legitimate “Final Four” threat.Virginia’s defense is the best in the country and that’s why they beat the Blue Devils.

In other ACC news,10.North Carolina lost their second straight game to NC State in OT.

In the SEC-Big 12 Challenge,Alabama beat 12.Oklahoma,Arkansas beat Oklahoma State,5.Kansas beat Texas A&M,Florida beat Baylor,14.Texas Tech beat South Carolina,Tennessee beat Iowa State,and Kentucky beat 7.West Virginia.The SEC won the challenge.Most notably,two of the nations’ top point guards,Collin Sexton and Trae Young,and Sexton and Tide held Oklahoma’s star to just seventeen points.Kentucky came back from a seventeen point deficit to defeat 7.West Virginia,83-76.Kentucky Forward Kevin Knox had a career night,propelling the ‘Cats to a victory.

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College Basketball Saturday Review 1.0:Duke lands Zion Williamson

Welcome to the first ever College Basketball Saturday Review on this website.Yesterday we had many big headlining topics but none more than when Duke landed the nation’s number two ranked prospect,Zion Williamson.

Zion Williamson makes Duke have the top three prospects in the country (R.J. Barrett,Zion Williamson,and Cam Reddish).This shows how dominant Coach K and Duke have been at recruiting.Zion Williamson,a South Carolina native,left instate fans,Clemson fans in particular,stunned.

Early Saturday,the best player in college basketball,Trae Young scored forty-eight points against arch rival Oklahoma State.The game went to overtime but Young’s forty-eight points were’t enough for Oklahoma against Oklahoma State.

Wichita State after starting the season as one of the best teams in college basketball is now suddenly skidding after their 73-59 loss to Houston.Who is to blame for this?

In College Game Day’s first Saturday morning of the year,they chose a battle between two SEC heavyweights.Florida and Kentucky battled at Rupp Arena.Florida got the best of the Wildcats with a score of 66-64.Four Florida players scored in double figures against Kentucky.Is it time to rethink expectations on Kentucky?They’ve lost three of their last five games.