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Hampton, 33-Point Underdogs, Hoping To Put Whammy On No. 1 Kentucky

The Pirates enter their matchup with 34-0 Kentucky in Thursday night’s game as heavy underdogs — but they’re playing with house money. They weren’t even expected to be here.

03/19/2015

Kentucky head coach John Calipari (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: More Than Enough Madness

With March Madness set to captivate the country, Boomer and Craig got things started Thursday morning with the upcoming action on the hardwood.

WFAN–03/19/2015

NCAA logo (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Everyone Out Of The Pool! We’re Enabling NCAA’s Shady System

After 30-plus years, I have decided to buck tradition. I no longer need to beware the Ides of March, for this year I will not be joining an NCAA Tournament pool.

03/18/2015

Reginald Johnson of the Hampton Pirates tries to gain control of the ball as Zane Waterman and Emmy Andujar of the Manhattan Jaspers defend during the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 17, 2015 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Disappointment As Manhattan Blows Chance To Face Mighty Kentucky

It was possible that Jaspers coach Steve Masiello would end up taking on his alma mater, Kentucky, on Thursday night. But Hampton had other plans.

03/18/2015

Ashton Pankey of the Manhattan Jaspers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Manhattan, Hampton Set To Battle For Shot At Mighty Kentucky

Maybe the Wildcats should take either team seriously. After all, each has been a part of some memorable NCAA headlines over the years.

03/17/2015

Head coach Geno Auriemma of the Connecticut Huskies hugs Moriah Jefferson after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 79-58 in the NCAA Women's Final Four Championship at Bridgestone Arena on April 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

UConn Women Claim No. 1 Overall Seed In Quest For 3-Peat

Though UConn is favored to three-peat, winning another title isn’t a guarantee. Joining the Huskies as top seeds are Maryland, South Carolina and Notre Dame.

03/17/2015

Manhattan head coach Steve Masiello (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Manhattan’s Masiello Enjoying Fresh Perspective In 2nd Trip To NCAA Tourney

Steve Masiello knew the Jaspers’ return to the NCAA Tournament would mean he would have to revisit what happened last year with USF and his resume scandal. And that’s OK.

03/16/2015

Phil Greene IV, Rysheed Jordan, Chris Obekpa and Sir'Dominic Pointer of the St. John's Red Storm talk during the second half of a game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome on December 6, 2014. (Photo by Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

St. John’s Facing Tough Road In Tournament Without Suspended Obekpa

St. John’s has suspended junior center Chris Obekpa for two weeks for a violation of team rules. And it couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Red Storm.

03/16/2015

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 07: The Kentucky Wildcats beat the Florida Gators 67-50 at Rupp Arena on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky finished the regular season 31-0. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein: Here Comes Selection Sunday

We’re just days from Selection Sunday and it’s looking more and more like the Wildcats and Badgers will be in the same region in the NCAA Tournament. We discuss that plus Murray State’s heartbreaking loss, Davidson’s rise, in addition to a visit from Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg.

03/10/2015

Emmy Andujar of the Manhattan Jaspers (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Manhattan Jaspers Back In NCAA Tournament As MAAC Champs

Now, it’s on to bigger things. “Sweet Sixteen, Final Four, that’s what we’re about,” Ashton Pankey said as Jaspers coach Steve Masiello jokingly tried to muffle his microphone.

03/10/2015

(Al ‘Hughes’ Dukes Photography)

Boomer & Carton: Mateen Cleaves Shares His College Basketball Knowledge

Can anyone beat Kentucky? What is going on up in Syracuse? And of course, what are ya’ benchin’?

WFAN–03/10/2015

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 07: Andrew Harrison #5 (left) and Trey Lyles #41 (right) of the Kentucky Wildcats talk to the crowd following the game against the Florida Gators at Rupp Arena on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 67-50 to finish the regular 31-0. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Five Things: First Teams Clinch NCAA Tournament Bids

It’s the most exciting time of year for college basketball fans. Some of the smaller conferences have wrapped up their tournaments, while the bigger leagues’ are set to begin.

03/09/2015

Manhattan coach Steve Masiello (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NCAA Berth On The Line As Manhattan, Iona Meet For MAAC Title

“It’s gonna be a fun game, it’s gonna be a battle,” the Jaspers’ RaShawn Stores said, according to the NY Post. “They’re our biggest rivals and we know what’s on the line — the NCAA Tournament.”

03/09/2015

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: A basketball sits on the court during a break in the action between the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers during preseason action at the Barclays Center on October 19, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The 76ers defeated the Nets 106-76. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Valparaiso Forward Alec Peters Shines In Regular Season Finale

Alec Peters is not just a scorer. The 6’9” forward proved that in the first half of Valparaiso’s regular season finale against Cleveland State, passing out of double teams and attempting just two shots.

03/06/2015

WICHITA, KS - FEBRUARY 28: Guard Fred Van Vleet #23 of the Wichita State Shockers celebrates with teammates after a scoring run against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the first half on February 28, 2015 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Five Things: Wichita, Arizona Win Big Games

Saturday’s slate was incredible, and some of the biggest and best games are recapped below. In many conferences, regular season concluded this past weekend, meaning the league tournaments are set to begin (some as early as tomorrow).

03/02/2015

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