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...
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...
Armed with two of the toughest defenses college basketball has ever seen, Virginia and Cincinnati find themselves on a collision course as the top-2 seeds in the South...
'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...
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.
Middle Tennessee refused to surrender their C-USA title belt led by the interior dominance of Nick King. But can Kermit Davis solve Marshall's 'run-and-gun' offensive attack which befuddled the Blue Raiders twice during the regular season?
After a clear-cut top-3 (Rhody, St. Bonnies and Davidson) the rest of the A-10 formed a massive logjam in the middle of the final standings. 12 of the league's 14 teams tallied at least 7 wins in conference, which means it could be a wild ride this weekend in D.C.
Phew, it was a rough year for the Pac-12 - not only was the league's top-to-bottom competitiveness watered down, but two of its premier programs played the season with a dark grey cloud hovering over them.
Grambling was the toast of the SWAC this year, but ineligibility will keep them out of contention for the championship this weekend in Houston - after a rather rocky conference season, can Mike Davis and the Tigers sustain their recent SWAC tourney dominance?
Ignoring the weird home loss to Hartford, Vermont continued their dominance of the America East on their way to a 2nd straight regular season title - it's the Catamounts tournament to lose, but Albany and UMBC will not go quietly.
Just when we thought Saint Mary's might finally dethrone the Zags, a letdown at San Francisco put Gonzaga right back in the driver's seat, which has become familiar territory for Mark Few & co.
UNC Greensboro committed highway robbery to snatch the SoCon regular season title belt from a stumbling East Tenny squad. Will Steve Forbes and the Bucs avenge their late season collapse to clinch their 2nd straight automatic berth?
Only one of the 8 teams that qualified for the NEC championship finished with a sub .500 record in league play - the tourney field is wide open, but Wagner's balance on both sides of the ball makes them the favorite to punch the NEC's ticket to the big dance.
With the stock market in the midst of a record breaking slide, it's time to reallocate those assets to the always safe and steady futures market - and we're obviously talking about college basketball futures, not boring commodities...
The relentless chatter about Trae Young appears to have no end in sight, so we figured why not join the heated debate on the freshman phenom's polarizing season to date...
Thursday Night was YOUR night mid-major maniacs - the Zags and Gaels gave us a treat of an encore, while some intriguing squads across the C-USA, Colonial, OVC and Sun Belt took the hardwood as well.
Trae Young is slowly earning a new nickname: "Turnover Trae". The trip to Manhattan spelled 'doom' for the Sooners, but Oklahoma wasn't the only victim of conference life on the road last night...
Piping hot quick hitter takes from a marvelous MLK Monday in the wonderful world of college hoops.
Looking for an edge against your bookie? Let the data guide you with 3MW's conference gambling tool, which houses a decade's worth of ATS results for all conference games to help you explore historical team and matchup trends.
The Vegas oddsmakers are essentially robotic in their level of precision setting college basketball lines on a night-to-night basis - but do injury and eligibility nuances throw a wrench into their models?
We're officially in the awkward downtime of the college basketball season anxiously awaiting conference action to ramp up, so what better time for another update on the best and worst teams against the spread so far this year...
It's still November, but we highlight the early Against-the-spread Winners and Losers to help you beat your bookie and the big bad town of Las Vegas, Nevada...
The perennial powers square off in the now annual tradition known as the Champions Classic - who will bolster their resume with an early marquee win at the United Center tonight in Chicago?
The SWAC is BACK! (and potentially worse than ever)... Texas Southern is still the favorite under Mike Davis, but the rest of the league could account for 9 of the bottom-20 teams in division 1 basketball.
While the transfer epidemic continues to deplete the league's talent supply, the Red Flash project to be a slight favorite in what will likely be yet another rat race to the finish line in the NEC.
The Catamounts have their eyes set on a 2nd straight America East title after running the table last year, but don't count out the dynamic duo of Joe Cremo and David Nichols for Albany.
After a fiercely competitive playing field resulted in a 3-way tie for first atop the SoCon standings last season, as many as 7 teams have a realistic shot at claiming the conference crown in 2017-18.
After steamrolling through the C-USA last year, Middle Tennessee finally looks vulnerable with Jacorey Williams and Reggie Upshaw graduating this summer. The Blue Raiders will have to fend off a handful of worthy adversaries who have the chops to seize the regular season crown in 2017-18.
The WCC is once again a two horse race between Saint Mary's and the Zags. Mark Few and co. should reload instantly, but will this be the year Jock Landale leads the Gaels to an outright WCC title?
The AAC welcomes a new friend to the party this year after the perennial Missouri Valley Conference powerhouse Wichita State joined the now 12-team league this summer. Gregg Marshall and the Shockers look to continue their dominance as they step up in competition, but a formidable foe in Cincinnati patiently awaits the challenge.