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Who Has the Mamba Mentality in College Basketball?

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant would have turned 42 yesterday, and today, 8/24, is symbolically “Kobe Day.” He and his daughter Gigi were taken from the Earth far too soon earlier this year, but his legacy on and off the court is still prominent. In any level of hoops, Kobe’s mentality and game style is utilized by the players, as he

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Senior Spotlight: Virginia Basketball’s Mamadi Diakite and Braxton Key

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Mamadi Diakite entered Virginia’s basketball program in the 2014-15 season, taking a redshirt year and becoming a solid player in his four year career. After declaring for the draft in 2019, Diakite returned to school with the expectation as the go-to guy. Braxton Key transferred to Virginia after the 2018 season and was a key to Virginia’s championship run, especially

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ACC Awards and Tournament Predictions

A down year for what usually is college basketball’s most dominant conference has provided some interesting storylines thus far. Florida State has quietly crept into being a national powerhouse. UNC, despite having freshman sensation Cole Anthony, finished last in the ACC. And Georgia Tech finished fifth in the league, which is a surprise in its own. The regular season came

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B1G/ACC Challenge Preview

The Big Ten faces off with the ACC in the 20th year of the challenge. The ACC currently leads the challenge in yearly wins, holding 12 compared to the Big Ten’s five, which is accompanied by three ties, one of which came last year. The event started with two games yesterday, with each of the two premier conferences winning one.

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The Top Tier Players and Coaches in SEC History

The SEC has a reputable name for creating accomplished NBA players and having dynamic teams who are continuously improving and competing with each other. Since its creation in 1933, powerhouses such as Kentucky, Tennessee, and LSU have proven their worth to this date with 7 of the SEC participating in the NCAA Tournament. With these strong teams come sensational players

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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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