Author: Aidan O’Donnell

The Iowa State Cyclones and South Dakota State Jackrabbits will face off in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Iowa State enters March Madness as winners of three, all coming on their path to a Big 12 Tournament championship. In that title game, the Cyclones made one of the biggest statements of the college basketball season, beating 1-seed Houston by 28. South Dakota State enters the NCAA Tournament with an eight game winning streak, including three straight to win the Summit League championship. Below, we will preview this NCAA Tournament college basketball game, giving an Iowa State vs…

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The Kentucky Wildcats and Oakland Golden Grizzlies will face off in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Despite losing their first SEC Tournament game, Kentucky enters March Madness as a 3-seed, thanks to winning four Quad 1-A games in the last month of the season. Oakland won the Horizon League Tournament and will represent that league for the first time since joining in 2014. With both teams flying high as of late, here is our Kentucky vs Oakland prediction for this first-round matchup. Below, we will preview this NCAA Tournament college basketball game, giving a Kentucky vs…

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The Illinois Fighting Illini and Morehead State Eagles will face off in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Basketball Tournament. Illinois enters March Madness as winners of four straight including three in a row to win the Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis. The Eagles of Morehead State will come into this game on a six-game winning streak, including an Ohio Valley Tournament championship to receive the sole bid from that league. With two completely different styles of play, this Illinois vs Morehead State prediction will be decided by which team is more likely to impose their will. Below, we…

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The BYU Cougars and Duquesne Dukes face off in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Basketball Tournament. BYU enters March Madness coming off a loss in the Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinals to Texas Tech, while Duquesne won the A10 tournament with a win over VCU to clinch their berth. With both teams, especially Duquesne coming in as wild cards, this BYU vs Duquesne prediction is incredibly tough. Below, we will preview this NCAA Tournament college basketball game, giving a BYU vs Duquesne prediction using trends and data. Which school will win and keep their hopes of winning the championship trophy alive?…

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Selection Sunday has come and gone, meaning March Madness is now in full swing. As always, there were some surprise omissions, seedings and regions that appear to be stronger than others now that the NCAA Tournament schedule is set. Here are some Selection Sunday winners and losers based on the NCAA Tournament schedule. Get a free printable March Madness bracket today! Selection Sunday’s Winners/Losers on the NCAA Tournament Schedule Winner: The SEC Coming into Selection Sunday, the SEC had six teams who were considered locks for the NCAA Tournament schedule, with Texas A&M and Mississippi State firmly on the bubble.…

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As a whole, Big Ten basketball had a down year. Purdue was one of the top three teams in the nation, and Illinois could be a trendy Final Four pick depending on the draw, but it was pretty bleak after that. Michigan State went from preseason No. 4 in the AP Poll to being on the bubble, Wisconsin has lost eight of its last 13 games, and Indiana and Michigan had historically bad seasons. In other words, this could end up being a very interesting Big Ten Tournament bracket, if Purdue doesn’t win it all. Below are the standings from…

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Once again, the SEC was one of the three best conferences in college basketball this year. They will likely get seven teams in the 2024 NCAA Tournament, with the possibility of eight. As a result, this SEC basketball tournament bracket is shaping up to be must-watch matchups across the board. Tennessee and Auburn were consistently top-10 defenses throughout the year, while Kentucky, Alabama and Florida boast three of the better offenses in the country. Meanwhile, South Carolina was one of the biggest surprise stories of the year, going from being picked to finish last in the conference preseason to being…

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NFL

On March 5th, it was announced that the New York Giants would not be using the franchise tag on their former second-overall pick, Saquon Barkley, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent. Barkley, coming off a season in which he totaled 1,242 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns, will hit the open market, but where are the most likely Saquon Barkley free agency destinations?  In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult for running backs to sign deals that compensate them at the level they believe they are worth This NFL offseason, we are likely to gain substantial insight into the…

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Last March, Michigan State set a Big Ten record when they earned a bid to their 25th consecutive NCAA Tournament. As this year began, the Spartans’ streak appeared poised to extend to 26, with the team beginning the season ranked No. 4 in the AP Poll. However, Tom Izzo’s Michigan State basketball team dropped four of their first five games, including a home loss to James Madison on opening night, and thus faced an uphill battle to secure a spot in the tournament. With just one regular-season game remaining, Michigan State finds itself with work to do in order to…

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Like most years, the Coastal Athletic Association will be a one-bid league in 2024. And also just like most years, it is one of the most competitive mid-major college basketball conferences this season. With four teams ranked inside the Kenpom top 125, the winner of the CAA basketball tournament will likely find themselves as a 13 or 14-seed on Selection Sunday. Let’s take a closer look into this conference and decide which are the best bets to win the CAA basketball tournament. 2024 CAA Conference Tournament Bracket All with conference records of 12-6 or better, College of Charleston, Drexel, Hofstra…

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