Author Archives: Matt Karner

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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Technicals and Ejections Highlight Wild Semifinal: Seton Hall Finishes Off Marquette

In a chippy heated game that saw three ejections, eight technicals and, multiple flagrant fouls, Marquette and Seton Hall fought it out to the end in what brought back memories of the old Big East. It’s their third meeting of the season with both teams winning their matchup at home. Marquette came out of the gates quickly with Markus Howard

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Paschall Shatters Xavier’s Tournament Hopes: Villanova Advances to Big East Final

Xavier and Villanova meet in the first semifinal of the Big East tournament in what looks to be a must-win game for the Musketeers. Xavier and Villanova split their previous meeting in the regular season and the rubber match of the two dominate Big East programs will decide who plays for the Big East Championship. In the first meeting, Villanova

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