Deshaun Thomas was the NCAA Tournament's scoring leader last March. Before the Buckeyes were eliminated in the Final Four, Deshaun Thomas really showed what he can do offensively, and improved his NBA draft stock. This year his NBA Draft stock plateaued, after jumping greatly his sophomore season. Deshaun Thomas will now enter the draft and see where his fortunes lie. Thomas … [Read more...] about Deshaun Thomas leaves Ohio St, enters Draft, where does he fit?
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Welcome to the fourth annual NCAA Tournament Championship Drinking Game, one of our favorite articles every year here at The Sports Bank. If you missed our first three editions, you can check out the 2009 Michigan State vs. North Carolina version, the 2010 Butler vs. Duke edition, or last year's UConn vs. Butler. Even if you do not have a rooting interest in tonight's game … [Read more...] about Kentucky vs. Kansas: NCAA Tournament National Championship drinking game
Go back two weeks ago, back when Kendall Marshall had two healthy wrists, when Duke and Missouri were both legitimate threats to reach the Final Four, when Fab Melo was preparing to lead a veteran-laden Syracuse squad to the promised land. Self-proclaimed bracket experts were diligently breaking down each of the tournament’s 32 pairings, laboriously pursuing every angle of … [Read more...] about Final Four: Who Advances in New Orleans?
With graduation, players leaving early for the NBA Draft, and transfers galore; college basketball teams are experiencing more year-by-year turnover than ever before. Here are five teams who made the 2012 NCAA Tournament this season but will likely take a step back next year and have their work cut out for them if they want to return to the Big Dance. … [Read more...] about 5 NCAA Tournament teams likely to take a step back next season
When Kendall Marshall landed awkwardly on his right wrist on a drive with 10:56 remaining in North Carolina’s round-of-32 matchup with Creighton, it was hard to predict that the seemingly innocuous tumble would have such drastic implications for a Tar Heels squad bent on reaching its third Final Four in the last five years. Marshall, a Cousy Award finalist, would play seven … [Read more...] about North Carolina Doomed against Kansas Without Kendall Marshall
For the second straight season, Marquette has reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. While last year's run was somewhat unexpected as an 11 seed, this year's Golden Eagles were expected to do some damage as the third seed in the West Regional. Thursday evening in Albuquerque, Buzz Williams' team will match up with Billy Donovan and the seventh seeded Florida Gators with … [Read more...] about #3 Marquette vs. #7 Florida: everything you need to know
For the first time in program history, the Wisconsin Badgers are making back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances. In typical fashion, most critics were underestimating UW's chances of advancing past the first weekend but Bo Ryan has done it again. The Badgers will match up with top seed Syracuse Thursday night in an East Regional game in Boston. Many were hopping off the Orange … [Read more...] about #1 Syracuse vs. #4 Wisconsin: everything you need to know
For sports fans, the time from the Super Bowl to Opening Day is one of the bleakest periods of the year. Football is over, baseball hasn’t started yet, hockey is for Canadians. We could watch the cobbled-together pro basketball season, but the lockout really turned us off. Luckily there’s always the brilliance of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, like a beacon … [Read more...] about Top 30 Twitter feeds for March Madness