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March Madness Memo Day Three: A Little Meijer, Some Potato Salad And Some Hoops!

DETROIT – What does one do after a long day and night of College Basketball? A day of rest and then more College Basketball. As mentioned in March Madness Memo Day two, I got back to my room in Taylor about 1:00am on Saturday morning. When I left Little Caesars Arena around midnight there were still people in the streets of Detroit and the roads especially I-94 had plenty of
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Valparaiso Crusaders: Are They The New Butler?

The Horizon League is no stranger to NCAA Basketball success. Butler made it to two consecutive National Championship games while playing in the conference, and brought the mid-major schools into the forefront of collegiate sports. Butler has since left the Horizon League for the Big East. And while the Horizon's most successful team departed, there is still plenty of talent residing within the conference. One such team that wants to
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NCAAB: The Steve Prohm Era Begins At Iowa State

Fred Hoiberg has been one of college basketball's most successful coaches of the last decade. His Iowa State teams have been amongst some of the best units in the nation. However, with Hoiberg now joining the NBA ranks, a new leader must emerge for the Cyclones. The man for the job is Steve Prohm, and he is more than ready to take on the challenge. Prohm has proven to be
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Kentucky and UNC Aren’t The Only Teams With National Title Aspirations

With the college basketball season set to tip-off next week, it's a good time to rank the potential national title contenders. Although, that's not as fun as picking the under the radar squads that might surprise come tournament time. 1. LSU Tigers: The Tigers are one of the Nation's biggest question marks going into the season. A lot of their success will hinge on top recruit, Ben Simmons. He's the
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Arizona’s Parker Jackson-Cartwright Primed For Breakout

The Arizona Wildcats are consistently  one of the nation's better overall teams.  Sean Miller is one of the most diligent recruiters amongst all NCAA coaches, and has done a stand-up job assembling some fine rosters for the better half of a decade. However, with the news that Arizona will lose five-star recruit, Ray Smith, to a season ending injury, the question of whether Arizona has the firepower to garner themselves
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NCAAB: Mamadou Ndiaye Stands Tall For UC Irvine

UC Irvine came so close to pulling off a monumental upset of Louisville in the NCAA Tournament. And while they lost by two points, the end result of their season was a huge win. The Anteaters made the tourney for the first time in the 36 seasons as a Division I program, stating their claim as one of college basketball's best mid-major's. UC Irvine is projected by many to win
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Oregon State’s Gary Payton II Is The Second Coming Of His Father

Gary Payton is one of the NBA's all-time best at the point guard position. Known mostly for his days as a member of the Seattle SuperSonics, Payton was as a relentless defender, a trait which dates back all the way to his college playing days at Oregon State. Payton is without question the Beavers greatest player, earning a spot on the First-Team All-American roster in 1990. And while he will
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NCAAB: Can Kris Dunn Become The Best Player In the Country?

The Providence Friars aren't likely to be amongst the nation's best teams. However, they do have one of collegiate basketball's best all-around players in Kris Dunn. Dunn is a special player, one that doesn't come around very often in the college ranks. He is not only a sensational scorer, but an excellent distributor and rebounder. His 2014-15 season statistics speak for themselves. Dunn record a per game average  of 15.6
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NCAAB: Dan Hurley Ready to Lead Rhode Island Rams

Dan Hurley might not be as prolific to the college basketball faithful as his brother, Bobby, but has the same determination and drive. The latter had one of the best collegiate playing careers in NCAA history as a member of the Duke Blue Devils. Meanwhile, Dan was a relatively unknown commodity during his time at point guard for Seton Hall. When trying to compare the Hurley brother's it's a no
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NCAAB: Led By Dynamic Backcourt, Tulsa Is Looking To Take Over

The state of Oklahoma is fast becoming a college basketball powerhouse. The Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys are two of the nation's most successful collegiate teams of the last decade. Meanwhile, the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes don't have the pedigree of their more established Oklahoma brethren, thus they aren't the main focus of the state's basketball-crazed fan base. But that's about to change. Tulsa is one of the favorites to