2017-18 National Championship Preview

Villanova vs. Michigan, a championship worthy of the stellar basketball we witnessed in 2017-18. The two hottest teams in the country square off for a chance to etch their names in NCAA history. Jay Wright seeks his second championship of his Hall of Fame career; John Beilein seeks his first. It's a heavyweight bout between two brilliant coaches and talented squads. 

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2017-18 Final Four Preview: Villanova vs. Kansas

The heavyweight bout on the right side of the bracket presents a fascinating matchup - both teams have prolific three-point shooting offenses, and both feature a plethora of versatile weapons with which to attack the other. Who will play for the national title Monday night?

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2017-18 Final Four Preview: Michigan vs. Loyola Chicago

And then there were four... Michigan and Loyola enter the Final 4 riding a combined 30-game winning streak, so something's gotta give this Saturday in San Antonio to determine who plays for all the marbles Monday night.

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2017-18 Elite 8 Preview: Villanova vs. Texas Tech

Nova Nation and the Red Raiders find themselves one step away from college basketball's most revered stage - will Chris Beard break through for his first ever Final 4? Or will the Nova offensive machine keep rolling and send the Wildcats back to the grand stage after falling short in the Round of 32 last season...

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2017-18 Elite 8 Preview: Saturday Games

Two 9-seeds will take the court on Saturday (in separate games), a shocking turn of events that is only topped by Loyola Chicago's appearance on the day's slate. Will the left side of the bracket see more chaos? Will Sister Jean have to book tickets to San Antonio? 

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2017-18 Sweet 16 Preview: South Region

Kentucky's impossibly-difficult path the Final Four (according to John Calipari, at least) has opened up completely, as the first region ever to have all 1-4 seeds fail to make the Sweet 16 appears ripe for Big Blue's picking. Kansas State, Loyola-Chicago, and Nevada hope to undermine that goal, though...

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2017-18 Sweet 16 Preview: West Region

The West Region contains pre-Tournament darlings Michigan and Gonzaga, as well as two impressive Power 6 upset squads in Florida St. and Texas A&M. Will either upset train stay on the tracks, or will coaching juggernauts John Beilein and Mark Few derail them? 

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2017-18 Sweet 16 Preview: East Region

The East has become the 'Region of Chalk' with four of the top 5 seeds advancing to the Sweet 16 - All eyes turn to Boston where Villanova, West Virginia, Purdue and Texas Tech will determine the fate of their Final 4 destiny...

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Midwest Region Preview: 2017-18 NCAA Tournament

The Midwest region is a gauntlet of Blue Bloods with Kansas, Duke, and Michigan State leading the way. Will the old guard maintain dominance or will a new contender like Auburn, Clemson, or TCU make a run to the Final Four?

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East Region Preview: 2017-18 NCAA Tournament

'The Brunson Burner' and the top-seeded Wildcats are back to avenge last year's round of 32 departure in hopes of recapturing the magic from 'Supernova's' 2016 national championship run...

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First Four Preview - 2017-18 NCAA Tournament

Everyone's favorite part of the NCAA Tournament kicks off Tuesday night in Dayton, as the first half of the First Four whets our appetite for the real thing Thursday morning. We dive headfirst into each matchup and make picks on the spread and total, hoping to get the money train rolling early...

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WAC 2017-18 Tournament Preview

Many (including this author) thought Grand Canyon could unseat New Mexico State this year, but it was the Aggies once again who reigned supreme in the WAC. Can they bring home the tournament title in Las Vegas, as well?

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Big West 2017-18 Tournament Preview

The UC schools dominated the Big West this season, but conference stalwarts Long Beach State and Hawaii have Tourney aspirations as well. Parity is king in what should be one of the most competitive conference tournaments this March.

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American 2017-18 Tournament Preview

Mick Cronin and the Bearcats hushed the Wichita State preseason hype, claiming the AAC regular season crown by two full games - Cincy, Wichita and Houston will focus on rounding into postseason form this weekend in Orlando, given their at-large berths are already safely in tact.

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