NCAA champion Villanova picked to win Big East again

Sports 10/25/18, 11:50

Villanova is in a familiar place — atop the Big East Conference.The defending NCAA champions were picked by coaches to win the Big East Conference on Thursday. This is the fifth straight year the Wildcats have held the top spot. They received eight first-place votes while Marquette and Butler each ...

National champion Villanova reloads after 4 key losses

Basketball 10/24/18, 17:51

The banner for Villanova's 2018 national championship was dropped from the rafters as "We Are The Champions" roared during the grand opening of the program's $65 million renovated arena.It couldn't be missed.As for the Wildcats who helped lead them to their second title in three seasons, well, they'll be a ...

No. 6 Tennessee boasts highest preseason ranking ever

Basketball 10/24/18, 13:54

Tennessee is entering unfamiliar territory.After winning a share of the Southeastern Conference title and emerging as one of the nation's biggest surprises last year, Tennessee opens this season ranked sixth in the Top 25 . That represents the Volunteers' highest preseason ranking ever."I think it's good when people know you're ...

Gafford front and center for inexperienced Arkansas squad

Basketball 10/24/18, 13:46

Daniel Gafford is living his best life these days around the Arkansas campus, and that's exactly what the sophomore had in mind after last season when he took a likely one-year pass on the NBA.The Razorbacks forward is seemingly everywhere in Fayetteville, from being shown on the video board cheering ...

Chris Mack embraces challenge at scandal-plagued Louisville

Basketball 10/19/18, 18:24

Chris Mack expected big changes when he left a school coming off a NCAA Tournament No. 1 seeding for scandal-plagued program with a rich basketball tradition.Louisville's first-year coach hit the ground running after leaving Xavier, attracting several transfers to supplement the Cardinals' reserve holdovers. Mack's challenge will be melding them ...

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