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2018 NCAA Tournament: Lipscomb Make Debut; Syracuse & UCLA Highlight First Four

Posted on 12 Mar, 2018, by in College Basketball

The dust still hasn’t settled from Selection Sunday, and we’re already getting ready for First Four action, followed by the real deal: The 2018 NCAA Tournament. More

First Four Day 2 Scores & 2016 NCAA Tournament Updated Bracket

Posted on 17 Mar, 2016, by in College Basketball

The field is set, the brackets are ready: Holy Cross and Michigan join Florida Gulf Coast and Wichita State to complete the round of 64 with First Four teams, which … More

NCAA Tournament: First Four Day 1 Scores

Posted on 16 Mar, 2016, by in College Basketball

The preview to the NCAA Tournament has started, aka the First Four, with Florida Gulf Coast making easy work of Fairleigh Dickinson while Wichita State had a bit more trouble against Vanderbilt, but eventually pulled through to make into another tournament. More

Things Worth Knowing About the NCAA Tournament First Four

Posted on 15 Mar, 2016, by in College Basketball

One of the things that makes me smile as we head into the 2016 NCAA Tournament is that the round of 64 is the first round again, after the “injustice” done due to the introduction of the First Four preliminaries, which isn’t about anything but to generate more money by the NCAA, turning it into a 68-team tournament. More

NCAA Tournament – Dayton & Robert Morris Complete the Field

Posted on 19 Mar, 2015, by in NBA

The field of 64 is complete after the First Four opening event has ended, with Dayton scratching by Boise State in a 66-65 win while Robert Morris pulled off an impressive comeback to send North Florida home, winning 81-77. More

NCAA Tournament – Hampton & Ole Miss Make it Out of the First Four

Posted on 18 Mar, 2015, by in NBA

The first round of the NCAA Tournament began with Hampton beating Manhattan 74-64 which means they’ll face Kentucky next, while Ole Miss pulled off a big comeback in a 94-90 win against BYU, setting themselves up on a date with Xavier. More

NCAA Tournament – Tennessee Over Iowa, Cal Poly Over Texas Southern

Posted on 20 Mar, 2014, by in NBA

We’re done with the first four, so the real NCAA Tournament can begin, even if it starts with the second round. The picture of 64 teams was complete as Tennessee beat Iowa in overtime 78-65, while Cal Poly had an excellent shooting performance to overcome Texas Southern, putting them in the bracket despite their losing record. More

NCAA Tournamnet – North Carolina State & Albany Get Past First Four

Posted on 19 Mar, 2014, by in NBA

Not everyone really agrees with the expanded NCAA tournament, which is the two nights of the First Four stage, but the winning teams don’t really care. The first two to go through? North Carolina State with a 74-59 win over Xavier, and Albany, beating Mount St Mary’s 71-64. More

First Four – North Carolina A&T and Saint Mary’s Enter Big Dance

Posted on 20 Mar, 2013, by in NBA

Instead of calling it a preliminary round, the NCAA prefers to give first round status to the first four games between teams that wouldn’t have made it in on the previous format. Still, that’s the way the world of College Basketball is moving, and North Carolina A&T, along with Saint Mary’s, made the most of the situation by winning the opening two games of the NCAA tournament. More

Barack Obama Teaching David Cameron About College Basketball

Posted on 14 Mar, 2012, by in Miscellaneous

Barack Obama, the American President, is a huge basketball fan. His annual March Madness brackets are televised on ESPN. He usually goes with Kansas for the win, missing out in the last two years, but did get it right with North Carolina in 2009. He also has time to spread the word of basketball to the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, taking the PM to Dayton, showing him Western Kentucky and Mississippi Valley State in one of the ‘First Four’ games. More