Author Archives: Matt Karner

Butler Remains Undefeated, Takes Care of Florida

A sold-out Saturday afternoon in historic Hinkle fieldhouse can be considered one of the best places in college hoops. LaVall Jordan couldn’t have been happier coaching such an important game in front of such an amazing crowd. #24 Butler was picked as an afterthought in the Big East when they were picked to finish a distant eighth. The Bulldogs are

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Powell’s 37 not Enough: Michigan State Outlasts Seton Hall in Thriller

14,051 fans, third-largest at the Prudential Center, came out to see if Seton Hall was the real deal. Despite the fact that Myles Powell was a game-time decision the Pirates fans came in waves and made sure that Michigan State would not leave New Jersey without knowing who Seton Hall was. Back and forth in a physical hard-fought battle both

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Scouting Villanova

Projected Starting Lineup: PG: Collin Gilespie SG: Justin Moore SF: Saddiq Bey PF: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl C: Jermaine Samuels Key Additions: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Bryan Antoine, Justin Moore, Eric Dixon, Chris Arcidiacano Key Losses:  Jahvon Quinerly, Eric Paschall, Phil Booth, Joe Cremo Projected Ceiling:  29-8, Big East Regular Season and Tournament Champions, Elite Eight Projected Floor: 20-11, Second Round Exit Make or

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From Humiliation to Redemption: Virginia Defeats Texas Tech for NCAA Championship

March 16, 2018, a day that all college basketball fans will always remember. #1 seeds remained undefeated at 135-0. Then it happened 135-1. Virginia is the culprit of the first #16 upset in NCAA tournament history. Fast forward to March 2019 and Virginia found themselves as a #1 seed once again. Could history really repeat itself? Virginia trailed #16 Gardner-Webb

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Auburn Shoots Their Way to the Elite Eight

Speed, finesse, and confidence gave Auburn and uncharacteristic advantage against North Carolina in the first regional semifinal in Kansas City. North Carolina was bigger, stronger, and like every Roy Williams coached team, played with the ferocious tenacity that few teams can ever match. Auburn did just that. Auburn was too quick for North Carolina and their defense would not allow

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Previewing the Sweet 16

Sixteen teams remain. Eight games to be played to decide who is elite enough to move on to be one step closer to cut down the nets and take a trip to Minneapolis to play for the National Championship. Seven conferences remain and will battle it out in hopes that their teams can keep the momentum going and break into

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