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Ohio State Basketball – Month in Review: Buckeyes Reeling at End of Season

Reading Time: 4 minutes2/4: 89-85 W @ Iowa The Buckeyes became the first team all season with 5 or more ranked wins and 4 ranked road wins vs AP Top 25 opponents, with an overall record 5-1 vs AP Top 25 (and USA Today Top 25) teams. It was also Ohio State’s 6th straight win vs Top 10 opponents. The Buckeyes were down 61-50 early in the second half, which led to a 91.7% win probability for Iowa, yet the Buckeyes willed their way back with the help of back-to-back Duane Washington threes. This was a game of the...

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Is Mike Kryzewski Overrated?

Reading Time: 2 minutesDuke Basketball entered the 2020-21 season with fairly high hopes.  They started the season ranked 9th on the AP college basketball poll rankings and had a lot of new firepower coming into the team: Jalen Johnson, Jeremy Roach, DJ Steward, and Mark Williams. All of these players were Top 30 recruits coming out of High School and were expected to make an impact right away this year along with sophomores Matt Hurt and Wendell Moore. Duke and coach Mike Krzyzewski had a team that was expected to be a championship contender and be the usual shoo-in...

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Minor Conference Tournament Previews: Volume 1

Reading Time: 5 minutesWelcome to the first of a three-part series where we give you a look at all minor NCAA Division 1 conference tournaments. Conference tournament season is finally upon us, and around 300 teams beginning in late February will battle it out for spots in the 2021 NCAA Tournament. This battle is even steeper for teams in 21 “low-major” conferences, as the tournament champ will almost certainly be that conference’s only representative in March Madness. The talent is still prevalent on these low-major teams however, and we’ve seen squads like 2018 UMBC, 2012 Norfolk St, and 2013...

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Three Surprise Teams in College Basketball this season

Reading Time: 2 minutesThe College Basketball Season has been anything but normal. On top of Covid, many traditional powerhouses such as Duke, Kansas, and North Carolina are performing below their standards. However, a few teams have flourished despite not having high expectations. Missouri Tigers Missouri brought back just about everyone from last year’s team, but the problem was the Tigers didn’t stand out in any particular way in 2019-20 and finished 7-11 in the SEC. This 2020-21 season, they were unranked in preseason polls and picked 10th in the preseason SEC basketball poll. With an experienced squad of players,...

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Ohio State Basketball – Month in Review: Buckeyes Dominate Tough January Schedule

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor the foreseeable future, I have decided to write Ohio State “Month in Review” articles for the rest of the year, due to the efficiency and consistency with them. With that being said, Ohio State basketball enjoyed a phenomenal month of January. After beginning the month with with blowout loss at Minnesota, the Buckeyes won every game they played except Purdue, who got the successful season sweep of Ohio State, beating them twice in the last two months. For reference, Ohio State’s past two January’s have been horrible, and ultimately were the “make-or-break” month of their...

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