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The Colorado State men’s basketball team opens the 2017-18 Mountain West schedule at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Boise State. Here’s a closer look at where the Rams stand after 13 nonconference games this season.

Record: 7-6

Best win: 72-63 vs. Colorado (Dec. 2) — The Rams’ lone Power 5 victory of their nonconference slate almost got away as a 17-point advantage slimmed to 4 points with under a minute left. But CSU’s resiliency shined through against its in-state rival, forcing five CU missed shots to end the game and seal the win. It was the first home victory in the series since 2012.

Worst loss: 92-66 at Arkansas (Dec. 5) — Still riding the wave from its win against the Buffaloes, CSU traveled to Fayetteville and was hammered by 26 points. All five Rams starters had two fouls by halftime, the team shot just 36.5 percent from the field for the game, and CSU committed 19 turnovers compared to the Razorbacks’ five.

Nonconference MVP: Junior guard Prentiss Nixon — Look no further than the Rams’ latest victory, 68-66, against Long Beach State on Saturday, to understand Nixon’s importance. He hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer for the game-winner — the second of his CSU career (Feb. 28 vs. Wyoming). Nixon leads the Rams in scoring (17.8), minutes (33.8), 3-point makes (34) and steals (16).

Three story lines

1. Road woes. CSU is a perfect 7-0 at Moby Arena, but 0-4 on the road and 0-2 at neutral sites. If the Rams hope to still be in contention for the regular-season Mountain West championship in late February, they’ll have to learn how to win in raucous road environments.

2. Find offense. The Rams rank ninth in the Mountain West in scoring offense (70.5). Nixon gives CSU the spark it needs, but the Rams must develop more consistent scoring threats inside.

3. Transfer-U. Once again, CSU added another high-profile transfer, although he won’t be eligible to play this season. Hyron Edwards is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound combo guard and former NJCAA Freshman All-American at Trinity Valley Community College (Texas). He also spent one semester at Texas Tech, but did not play. Edwards will be on campus this spring semester.


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Mountain West Power Rankings

1. Nevada (11-3): The only conference team receiving votes in the AP poll.

2. UNLV (11-2):The Rebels lead the league in scoring (91.2) and field goal percentage (.52).

3. Boise State (10-2): The Broncos have allowed the fewest points per game among conference teams (64.5).

4. Fresno State (10-3): Like CSU, the Bulldogs also lost to Arkansas and Oregon, but in much closer games.

5. San Diego State (8-3): The Aztecs are holding opponents to just 38-percent shooting from the field.

6. Colorado State (7-6): The Rams are building momentum with three-straight victories.

7. Wyoming (9-4): The Cowboys took down Oregon State, but fell to Denver and Northern Colorado.

8. Utah State (7-6): The Aggies have lost three of their last four games.

9. Air Force (6-6): The Falcons have been stout defensively, giving up 68.6 points per game.

10. New Mexico (5-8): The Lobos can score with the league’s best, but have issues on defense.

11. San Jose State (3-8): Much like its football team, SJSU has struggled mightily this year — again.

CSU outlook

The Rams are a middle-of-the pack Mountain West team whose only shot at an NCAA Tournament berth (their first since 2013) will be through an improbable championship via the conference tournament. Coach Larry Eustachy discussed this crop of young players as having a “60-game season” as they develop now and into the future. But the Rams need to show improvement beyond an NIT appearance to keep Eustachy off the hot seat.

 

Источник: https://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/26/mountain-west-basketball-primer-colorado-state/

In the 2017 college basketball season, Pac-12 fans entered the NCAA Tournament expecting deep runs by the best teams in the conference. Arizona was a 2 seed. Oregon was a 3 seed. UCLA was a 3 seed with Lonzo Ball. Those were big-hitting teams which had a chance to be great in a loaded tournament field.

All three teams made the Sweet 16. UCLA lost to John Calipari and Kentucky in a contentious game. Arizona stubbed its toe against 11th-seeded Xavier (much as second-seeded Alabama lost to 11th-seeded UCLA this year). Oregon, however, put it all together and reached the Final Four. The Ducks made the Final Four for the first time since the inaugural NCAA Tournament in 1939.

The 2017 Pac-12 had heavyweight teams, and the conference expected to give the West Coast significant representation in the latter stages of the NCAA Tournament.

This year was not 2017. This year, the Pac-12 didn’t have a single top-four seed in March Madness. UCLA entered the NCAA Tournament on a four-game losing streak. USC lost a third time to Colorado, suggesting if not flatly indicating that it couldn’t solve problematic matchups. Oregon was blown out by Oregon State in the Pac-12 Tournament. Did anyone think that was the beginning of a Beaver rampage through the brackets?

This is not 2017. This is a magic carpet ride of unexpected riches for the Pac-12 and the West Coast.

In 2017, had Oregon pulled down one defensive rebound in the final six seconds of the Final Four national semifinal against North Carolina, the Ducks would have had a chance to rush the ball upcourt and score a winning basket. Their inability to rebound two missed free throws in the final seconds sealed a 77-76 loss.

Had Oregon grabbed one rebound and made one basket, the Ducks would have faced Gonzaga in an all-West Coast, all-Pacific Northwest national championship game. The 2017 season truly elevated West Coast basketball — not just because of March success, but because the top Western teams had been prominent all season.

In 2021, it’s different… with the exception of Gonzaga.

The Zags have been the best team in America from Day 1. No one disputes that. This is a juggernaut team with a ridiculously efficient offense. Gonzaga is three wins from stamping itself as one of the greatest college basketball teams of all time, a team which will be talked about as long as this sport is studied.

The other West Coast teams, however, were flying under the radar this season. None of them gained high seeds — USC at No. 6 is the highest of the other three West Coast programs in the Elite Eight. The Trojans, the UCLA Bruins (No. 11), and the Oregon State Beavers (No. 12) have simply managed to play their best basketball in the month which really counts.

As a result, four of the teams in the Elite Eight are from the Pacific time zone, a pot of riches (and NCAA Tournament win units) no one expected.

Okay, sure, some people might have had USC making a dark horse run in the brackets, but how many people other than Bill Walton had UCLA and Oregon State getting this far? It’s maddening for people outside the region, but for all of us in the West, it’s an amazing feeling of renewal.

The West Coast and the ArkLaTex region (the South Central triangle of states which bridge the Southeast and the South Central Plains) are the two dominant regions in the Elite Eight, providing seven of the teams remaining in the field. Michigan is the only Eastern time zone team left. This completely upends the normal flow of college basketball history at the NCAA Tournament, where every national champion this century except for Kansas in 2008 has come from the East.

West is best — we who live out here have always believed that because our sports events don’t start at 10:30 p.m. and don’t end after 1 a.m. This March, however, West is best is more than a statement of comfort and convenience. It is a reflection of where college basketball success has gravitated in the sport’s most important month.

Источник: https://trojanswire.usatoday.com/2021/03/29/west-is-best-half-of-the-elite-eight-is-from-the-west-coast-in-ncaa-tournament/

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Tournament has been dominated by the East, mixed with the occasional championship foray by a school from the Midwest.

Teams from the West are usually left on the outside when the bracket gets down to the Final Four.

The West is the best this season.

On the men's side, Gonzaga will play for a national championship. UCLA made a run to the Final Four. Five western teams made it to at least the Sweet 16 and seven of the Elite Eight were from west of the Mississippi.

The women will have an all-West finale, Stanford and Arizona taking their Pac-12 rivalry to the game's biggest stage in the first title game between two teams west of the Mississippi since 1986.

It's been a hard road for the West lately on the men's side.

The last champion to come from the West was Arizona in 1997. The only champion west of the Mississippi in the past 20 years was Kansas in 2008. Lawrence hasn't been considered part of the West since the early frontier days.

The West has struggled even getting teams to the Final Four. UCLA did it from 2006-08. Oregon and Gonzaga in 2017.

That's it.

The map changed with this year's bracket.

It starts with Gonzaga, which has turned itself into the West's elite team under coach Mark Few.

The Bulldogs played for a national championship in 2017 and are the only team to reach the Sweet 16 six straight seasons. Gonzaga gets another shot at its first title Monday against Baylor, thanks to Jalen Suggs' stunning shot against UCLA in the national semifinals Saturday night.

Few has done it by building on the program's early success, finding talented players who fit his system and constantly adapting to the strengths of each team's roster.

“The goal was always to build a program that could consistently compete and have an opportunity to play in March,” he said.

The Pac-12 had a resurgence after a couple of down years.

The conference made some adjustments after watching a string of failures — fewer teams in the bracket, quicker exits — by encouraging teams to strengthen nonconference schedules. Moving to a 20-game conference schedule in 2020-21 also boosted competition.

The Pac-12 was considered a weak link in March after its teams beat up on each other during the regular season. It ended up having the best showing in the bracket, opening with nine straight wins and getting three teams (USC, UCLA, Oregon State) to the Elite Eight.

“We’ve been investing and prioritizing,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said. “Nice to see it all coming together for the men’s and women’s teams.”

That investment has helped skew some of the power in the women's game toward the West.

Stanford has long been the standard bearer for West Coast basketball under coach Tara VanDerveer, who's led the Cardinal to two national championships and 13 trips to the Final Four in 35 years.

In recent years, other Pac-12 schools have devoted more resources into their women's basketball programs and hired quality coaches who have convinced the top West Coast talent from heading East, as they had in the past.

Kelsey Plum, who's from San Diego, led Washington to the 2017 Final Four and became the NCAA's all-time leading scorer.

Northern California's Sabrina Ionescu chose to play at Oregon and smashed the national triple-double record during a storied career. She and the Ducks were one of the favorites to win last year's national championship before the pandemic canceled the season.

Aari McDonald, from central California, has helped coach and Arizona alum Adia Barnes revitalize a program that won six games just three years ago.

The Wildcats play for their first national title against Stanford Sunday night in a game that guarantees the first women's champion from the West since the Cardinal in 1992.

“I think this year is an inflection point because in our league we had the best overall conference on the men’s side and obviously on the women’s side that turns some heads,” Scott said. “The Pac-12 will get the benefit of doubt next year and in the future.”

The momentum is building out West.

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AP Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg contributed to this story.

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Источник: https://news.yahoo.com/west-best-years-ncaa-tournament-223543852.html

 

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The road to the Final Four in the West region goes through San Jose, California at the SAP Center. While Sweet 16 and Elite 8 action will be emanating from the home of the San Jose Sharks, fans can catch Round 1 and 2 action in Salt Lake City, Buffalo and Orlando.

The top four seeds in this region, Gonzaga, Arizona, Florida State, and West Virginia, will have tough matchups early on and will need to fight to stay alive. This regional championship may come down to Arizona and Gonzaga, which would be boon for the secondary ticket market.

On TicketIQ, an ‘All-Sessions Pass’ for the San Jose region currently starts at $245, which is the second highest get-in ticket price for this year’s tournament. That may be the case due to the anticipation of those top two seeds making it to the end of the region, and being on a collision course to decide who makes it to the Final Four.

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With the Final Four being held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, there is some extra motivation for Arizona. The Wildcats have arguably one of the most favorable paths to the Final Four, but may have to avenge an early-season loss to Gonzaga to make this vision a reality. Earlier this season, Gonzaga defeated Arizona, 69-62, at the Staples Center, with the Wildcats making only one three-pointer in the loss. Regardless if it comes down to those two schools, expect a thrilling region of fast-paced, exciting games.

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TIEBREAKER BASIS FOR TWO-WAY TIES:

  • (-) Tie breaker not needed (better overall winning percentage)
  • (1) Head-to-head won-lost percentage
  • (2) Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division
  • (3) Division won-lost percentage for teams in the same division
  • (4) Conference won-lost percentage
  • (5) W-L Percentage vs. Playoff teams, own conference
  • (6) W-L Percentage vs. Playoff teams, other conference
  • (7) Net Points, all games

TIEBREAKER BASIS FOR MULTI-WAY TIES:

  • (-) Tie breaker not needed (better overall winning percentage)
  • (1) Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division
  • (2) Head-to-head won-lost percentage
  • (3) Division won-lost percentage for teams in the same division
  • (4) Conference won-lost percentage
  • (5) W-L Percentage vs. Playoff teams, own conference
  • (6) W-L Percentage vs. Playoff teams, other conference
  • (7) Net Points, all games

Strength of Schedule:

Looks at the opponents for your remaining games, their winning percentage on the road or at home, and whether or not either team is on the second night of a back to back.

Ties for playoff positions (including division winners) will be broken utilizing the criteria set forth in subparagraph a. below (in the case of ties involving two teams) and subparagraph b. below (in the case of ties involving more than two teams), and the guidelines set forth in subparagraph c. below.

a. Two Teams Tied. In the case of a tie in regular-season records involving only two teams, the following criteria will be utilized in the following order:

  • (1) Better winning percentage in games against each other.
  • (2) Division winner (this criterion is applied regardless of whether the tied teams are in the same division).
  • (3) Better winning percentage against teams in own division (only if tied teams are in same division).
  • (4) Better winning percentage against teams in own conference.
  • (5) Better winning percentage against teams eligible for playoffs in own conference (including teams that finished the regular season tied for a playoff position).
  • (6) Better winning percentage against teams eligible for playoffs in opposite conference (including teams that finished the regular season tied for a playoff position).
  • (7) Better net result of total points scored less total points allowed against all opponents ("point differential").

b. More Than Two Teams Tied. In the case of a tie in regular-season records involving more than two teams, the following criteria will be utilized in the following order:

  • (1) Division winner (this criterion is applied regardless of whether the tied teams are in the same division).
  • (2) Better winning percentage in all games among the tied teams.
  • (3) Better winning percentage against teams in own division (only if all tied teams are in same division).
  • (4) Better winning percentage against teams in own conference.
  • (5) Better winning percentage against teams eligible for playoffs in own conference (including teams that finished the regular season tied for a playoff position).
  • (6) Better net result of total points scored less total points allowed against all opponents ("point differential").

c. Guidelines For Applying Tie-Break Criteria. The following guidelines shall be used when applying the above criteria to break ties for playoff positions:

  • (1)(a) Ties to determine the division winners must be broken before any other ties.
  • (b) When a tie must be broken to determine a division winner, the results of the tie-break shall be used to determine only the division winner, and not for any other purpose.
  • (2) If a tie involves more than two teams, the tie-break criteria in subparagraph b. shall be applied in the order set forth therein until the first to occur of the following:
  • (a) Each of the tied teams has a different winning percentage or point differential under the applicable tie-break criterion (a “complete” breaking of the tie). In this circumstance, the team with the best winning percentage or point differential under the criterion will be awarded the best playoff position, the team with the next-best winning percentage or point differential will be awarded the next-best playoff position, and so on, and no further application of the tie-break criteria will be required.
  • -- OR --
  • (b) One or more (but not all) of the tied teams has a different winning percentage or point differential under the applicable tie-break criterion (a “partial” breaking of the tie). In this circumstance: (x) any team(s) that performed better under the applicable criterion than any other team(s) will be awarded a higher playoff position than such other team(s); and (y) teams that had equivalent performance under the applicable criterion will remain tied, and such remaining tie(s) will be broken by applying, from the beginning, the criteria in subparagraph a.(1)-(6) above (for any remaining tie involving only two teams) or subparagraph b.(1)-(5) above (for any remaining tie involving more than two teams) and the guidelines set forth in this subparagraph c.
  • (3) If application of the criteria in subparagraph a. or b. does not result in the breaking of a tie, the playoff positions of the tied teams will be determined by a random drawing.
Источник: https://www.nba.com/standings

2017 State Basketball Tournament Schedule Set

The schedules for the championship round of the 2017 GHSA / Dr. Ralph Swearngin State Basketball Tournament have been set with consideration given for competitive balance between the two final sites as well as travel issues for the teams likely to be vying for the trophies.

The four-day finals will tip off with the Class A Public girls and boys playing at the University of Georgia on Wednesday, March 8. Then the Class 5A teams will battle that evening as the GHSA decides basketball winners in Athens for the first time since 1941.

Thursday’s schedule at UGA begins at 11 a.m., with the AAASP Wheelchair title game followed by the 3A and 6A girls and boys finals later (see chart below for exact game times).

Friday’s action returns to Georgia Tech for the first time since 2003 and will tip off with the Class A Private school girls and boys championship games. Later that same evening, the two Class 4A titles will be decided.

The tournament concludes on Saturday at Tech with the 2A games followed by the 7A title matches.

All the final games will be streamed live on best of the west basketball tournament 2017 NFHS Network.

"The University of Georgia and Georgia Tech have two of the premier basketball complexes in the state," said GHSA Executive Director Gary Phillips.  "Both schools worked tirelessly with the GHSA to devise a schedule that eliminates any conflict between the state championship games and the Bulldogs’ and Yellow Jackets’ own use of these marvelous facilities.  The primary goal of the GHSA is to promote the best interests of Georgia’s high school student-athletes, and we are thrilled at the experience these venues will offer to the teams, their schools and their fans."

When
State Championships:  March 8-11

Where - Championships
Stegeman Coliseum (March 8-9)
100 Smith Street
Athens, GA 30602
directions
Parking instructions and Map
Permitted and Prohibited items at Stegeman Coliseum

McCamish Pavilion (March 10-11)
965 Fowler St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
directions
Online Parking Sales  and  Parking Lot Map
Permitted and Prohibited items at McCamish Pavilion

Additional Information
Please note the following when coming to the Finals:
* No outside food or drink will be allowed into the arena
* No noisemakers will be allowed into the arena
* No posters or signs larger than 8.5" x 11" will be allowed into the arena
* No drones will be care credit synchrony bank contact into the arena
* At Stegeman Coliseum, no bags over 10" x 12" are allowed inside the arena

Championship Schedule
Wed., March 8 - Univ. of Georgia
Girls A Public - Pelham 60, Telfair Co. 42
Boys A Public - Wilkinson County 66, Calhoun Co. 53
Girls 5A - Buford 60, SW DeKalb 42
Boys 5A - Buford 75, Cedar Shoals 61

Thurs., March 9 - Univ. of Georgia
AAASP Wheelchair - Houston County 41, West Georgia 26
Girls 3A - Beach 59, Johnson-Savannah 44
Boys 3A - Pace Academy 54, Morgan County 46
Girls 6A - Mays 52, Harrison 51
Boys 6A - Langston Hughes 73, Brunswick 52

Fri., March 10 - Georgia Tech
Girls A Private - Wesleyan 51, Holy Innocents' 48
Boys A Private - Greenforest 81, SW Atlanta Christian 57
Girls 4A - Columbus 68, Carver-Columbus 67, OT
Boys 4A - Upson-Lee 53, St. Pius 48

Sat., March 11 - Georgia Tech
Girls 2A - Laney 85, Rabun County 76
Boys 2A - South Atlanta 68, Swainsboro 33
Girls 7A - McEachern 75, Norcross 68
Boys 7A - Tift County 55, Norcross 52

Tickets
$12.00 per day.  

Pre-event tickets for Championship Finals (UGA / GT) can be purchased on GoFan.  Tickets purchased on GoFan must be presented on a smart phone for entry.

NFHS Network - Video Streaming
All Championship Finals are Live at NFHSNetwork.com/GHSA.  There will also be select playoff games by NFHS Network member schools, who will stream their own games.  A 30-day subscription is $9.95 for an all-access, unlimited viewing pass on any device for all events, any sport and even access to other member state association.  DVDs can also be ordered at NFHSNetwork.com. Spread the word to family, friends and fans.  NFHS Network - High School Happens Here!

Live Stats
Get live statistics for and play-by-play from championship finals will be at www.wgtcathletics.com/ghsa courtesy of West Georgia Technical College.

Event Program
Event programs produced by ScoreAtlanta. Free to fans at semifinals & championship finals venues.

Merchandise
State championship merchandise will be available on site by Team IP.

Sports Medicine
Sports medicine coverage at finals provided by Sports Medicine South and Gwinnett Medical Center.

Playoff Brackets
Girls Playoff Brackets
Boys Playoff Brackets

Источник: https://www.ghsa.net/2017-state-basketball-tournament-schedule-set

2022 Schedule

Full Schedule

2022 Schedule

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— Sean McNeil scored all 15 of his points in the final 10:12 of the game and West Virginia rallied last in a 66-59 victory over Clemson on Sunday in the third-place game of the Charleston Classic — handing Mountaineers' coach Bob Huggins his 904th.

9d

— Tyler Kolek scored 18 points, Justin Lewis added 17 and undefeated Marquette rallied from a double-digit deficit for the third straight game to beat West Virginia 82-71 Friday night in a semifinal of the Charleston Classic.

10d

— Taz Sherman scored a career-high 27 points to lead West Virginia to an 87-68 victory over Elon on Thursday night in the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic, moving Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins further up on the all-time wins list.

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40dMyron Medcalf

Bob Huggins wants the major conferences to control college basketball's biggest financial stream by ditching the NCAA tourney in favor of their own postseason event. Said Huggins of smaller programs: "The other people, they can have their own tournament."

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149dJonathan Givony

West Virginia's Miles McBride is going pro after a strong pre-draft process that has elevated his standing in the eyes of NBA teams and gives him a good chance to secure a guaranteed contract.

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240dJonathan Givony

West Virginia sophomore Miles McBride is entering the 2021 NBA draft, but will maintain his college eligibility and retain the option to return to school, he told ESPN Friday.

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254dAdam Rittenberg

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins became the sixth Division I men's basketball coach to reach 900 wins, doing so with a 84-67 win over Morehead State in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

254d

— Miles McBride scored 18 of his 30 points after halftime to help West Virginia pull away and beat Morehead State 84-67 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, giving coach Bob Huggins his 900th career victory.

Full StandingsFull Team Statistics

Points Per Game73.0Tied-180th

Rebounds Per Game31.5Tied-366th

Assists Per Game12.7Tied-244th

Points Allowed66.3

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Источник: https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/277/west-virginia-mountaineers

NCAA tournament 2017 preview: West regional

Favorite

Gonzaga. On paper, No1 Gonzaga should be the clear-cut favorites in the West. Best of the west basketball tournament 2017 Bulldogs went 32-1 during the regular season, a performance that landed them the top seed in a region that doesn’t seem to offer them much serious competition beyond the 30-4 Arizona Wildcats. Of course, the catch here is that this is Gonzaga. After years of earlier-than-expected tournament exits, their reputation went from “one of the most consistently successful mid-majors in tournament history” to “perennial underachievers who have never made a Final Four”. If the Bulldogs can’t break that trend with their current squad, probably the best collection of talent in school history, it’s fair to wonder if they ever will.

Dark horse

West Virginia. Honestly, it’s difficult to see any team other than Gonzaga or Arizona advance to the Final Four coming out of the west, but March Madness is where the unforeseen becomes commonplace, so there’s always a chance for another team to emerge. No4 West Virginia might be the most balanced team in the region: yhey don’t rely on one or two star players to carry their offense, making them maybe the most “madness”-proof of the potential dark horses in this region.

Three first-round games to watch

No8 Northwestern v No9 Vanderbilt. It’s always exciting when a school makes the tournament for the very first time, and it’s doubly exciting when they actually have a shot at winning their first March Madness game. Northwestern (23-11) has a very real chance at defeating Vanderbilt (19-15) on Thursday in an NCAA tournament debut 78 years in the making, and that alone should make it a must-watch.

No6 Maryland v No11 Xavier. Doesn’t this feel like a match-up we’d normally see in the second or third round? In any case, sometimes we get good games because the schedule-makers mess up. Maryland, who lost best of the west basketball tournament 2017 of their last 10 games, is clearly over-seeded here, which is annoying on a fairness standpoint but which also could end up making this the most tightly contested game in the region.

No3 Florida State v No14 Florida Gulf Coast. Hey, remember Dunk City? Welcome to the reboot! OK, so it’s doubtful that FGCU makes the Sweet 16 again, but you have to at least be curious, right? Even without FGCU’s backstory, the stakes are always higher when it’s an intra-state skirmish.

Blue-plate upset special

No12 Princeton over No5 Notre Dame. The 23-16 Tigers have won 19 straight games and have just defeated Yale to win the first ever Ivy League tournament. The 25-9 Fighting Irish, meanwhile, are coming off a loss to Duke in the ACC championship game. On paper, Notre Dame is the stronger team. But if you put any stock in momentum, all of the ingredients of a shocking first-round exit are in place here if Princeton plays at its best. There’s also recent history: the Ivy’s representative has made it out of the first round in three of the last four tournaments.

Key figure

18. That’s the number of consecutive years that Gonzaga has made the NCAA tournament without a single Final Four appearance. They’re looking to avoid extending that streak to 19 this year.

Five best players in regional

Lauri Markkanen,Arizona. A surefire NBA lottery pick, Markkannen is one of those rare seven-footer who’s also a real threat from long distance. This year he’s been shooting 43% from beyond the three-point line.

Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga. Williams-Goss transferred from Washington to becoming the most essential player on a Gonzaga team that only lost one game on the season.

Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame. Don’t look past the junior because he’s only south mountain state park camping 5in. Colson leads Notre Dame in scoring (17.5 points per game) and rebounding (10.4).

Melo Trimble, Maryland. Maryland will probably go as far as Trimble, now in his junior year, will take them. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as there’s nobody else in the region more likely to make a dramatic gamer-winner.

Jonathan Isaac, Florida State. So far, Isaac has probably received more attention from diehard supporters of lottery-bound NBA teams than college basketball fans. That could change for the freshman forward with a good showing in his first (and almost certainly last) tournament appearance.

Bold prediction

Gonzaga will make it to the Final Best bb cream ulta . and win a game. Despite their history, it’s probably not really a bold prediction to say that Gonzaga will make their first Final Four this year, as we said in the beginning, everything looks to be working in their favor this year. So let’s get truly bold here: the Bulldogs will not only play a Final Four game, they will win one. Yes, even if it’s against Villanova.

To advance to Sweet 16

Gonzaga. West Virginia. Maryland. Arizona

To advance to Final Four

Gonzaga (finally)

Источник: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/mar/13/ncaa-tournament-west-regional-preview

NCAA tournament 2017 - West preview: predictions, players to watch, top cit bank savings was not all that unusual in recent seasons to hear, "This is Gonzaga's best team ever."

It might really be true this time.

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Often better in a Cinderella role, the Bulldogs ride into the 2017 NCAA Tournament as top dogs thanks to a 32-1 record and a collection of veterans that ranks among the nation's most efficient groups on offense and defense.

Gonzaga burst onto the national scene in 1999 as a No. 10 seed that toppled No. 2 Stanford in the second round best of the west basketball tournament 2017 Florida in the Sweet 16. The Zags have advanced to every NCAA Tournament since then but are looking for their first Final Four.

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They couldn't get it done as a No. 1 seed in 2013. Or as a No. 2 seed in 2004 and 2015.

The reason coach Mark Few's squad can take that extra step this season mostly rests on Washington transfer point guard Nigel Williams-Goss, who is having an All-America season. He is a hard-nosed leader with the one-on-one skills to create offense in the kind of late-game situations that Gonzaga didn't see a lot of in the regular season -- at least in the West Coast Conference.

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Nonconference victories over Arizona (the No. 2 seed in the West), Florida and Iowa State show the potential of this group that has size (center Przemek Karnowski), shooting (guards Jordan Mathews and Josh Perkins, among others) and young, first-round NBA talent (7-footer Zach Collins).

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The West holds the nation's favorite "underdog" this season, as eighth-seeded Northwestern is making its first NCAA Tournament appearance. The celebration is on in Evanston, Ill.

5 PLAYERS TO KNOW

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Arizona G Allonzo Trier: He earned Most Outstanding Player honors in the Pac-12 tournament, scoring 23 points, including four key free throws in the final 17.5 seconds, in an 83-80 title-game victory over Oregon. He is especially adept at getting into the lane and drawing fouls, creating the kind of easy offense that is protection against scoring droughts if a matchup turns into a slugfest.

Florida State F Jonathan Isaac: The 6-foot-10 freshman is a smooth combo forward with guard skills. Your basic matchup nightmare. He is averaging 11.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and is shooting 35.3 percent from 3-point range. Catch him now before he is an NBA lottery pick.

Gonzaga C Przemek Karnowski: Yes, point guard Nigel Williams-Goss is the engine of the Bulldogs' attack, but defenses have to pick their poison with the massive Karnowski, who averages 12.6 points per game. Many opposing centers don't have the size to stop the 7-foot-1, 300-pound senior one-on-one. Double-team him, and the clever Karnowski will find a variety of open 3-point shooters. He is one of the best passing big men in the country.

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Notre Dame F Bonzie Colson: The junior averages a double-double, producing 17.5 points and an ACC-best 10.2 rebounds per game. Despite the stats, Colson has been easy to overlook because he doesn't best of the west basketball tournament 2017 the part as a 6-5 power forward who wasn't a shiny five-star recruit out of high school.

Maryland PG Melo Trimble: The junior leads Maryland into the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season, having earned unanimous All-Big Ten honors from the league coaches. He is a high-volume shooter who averages 17 points per game, shouldering the burden of getting the inconsistent Terps past No. 11 Xavier and possibly No. 3 Florida State in the second round.

4 NUMBERS TO NOTE

10.4: Steals per game for West Virginia, an average that leads the nation. "Press Virginia" is real.

15: Losses by No. 9 seed Vanderbilt, the most ever by a team to get an at-large bid to the NCAAs. But two recent wins over Florida rockland trust near me now hot-shooting from 3-point range show the Commodores belong.

26: Years since the top two seeds in the West region were actually from the West. In 1991, UNLV was No. 1 and Is 2 greek yogurt good for you was No. 2. This year, it is Gonzaga and Arizona.

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56.5: Points allowed per game by seventh-seeded Saint Mary's, the second-best mark in the nation. The Gaels are a control-the-tempo outfit that needs their man-to-man defense to corral VCU in the opening round and keep the Rams under 60.

3 EARLY UPSETS

No. 14 Florida Gulf Coast University over No. 3 Florida State: The Eagles' high-flying 2013 team crashed the Sweet 16, and this Dunk City squad could be better. The Seminoles' size will be problematic, but Florida Gulf Coast can still soar if it gets running, able to rely on its 50.2 percent shooting from the field.

No. 12 Princeton over No. 5 Notre Dame: The Tigers have won 19 games in a row and went unbeaten in the Ivy League, including in the conference's first-ever postseason tournament. They have balanced scoring, led by guard Devin Cannady (13.7 points per game) and forward Steven Cook (13.7 ppg).

No. 11 Xavier over No. 6 Maryland: The Musketeers lost point guard Edmond Sumner for the season because of a knee injury, but Xavier is tournament-tested and can't be out-toughed. Chris Mack's team has star guard Trevon Bluiett (17.6 points per game), and Xavier beat Butler in the Big East tourney.

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2 TEAMS TO BEAT

Arizona is the best team in the region. The Wildcats are hot, healthy, deep, have size, can shoot, play defense and are well-coached. Sure, they lost to Gonzaga 69-62 in Los Angeles on Dec. 2, but they didn't have guard Allonzo Trier (NCAA suspension) and were playing their first game without point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright, who was out with a high ankle sprain but returned by the end of December.

Can Gonzaga do it? Sure. The addition of a pair of Pac-12 transfers -- point guard Nigel Williams-Goss and shooting guard Jordan Mathews -- has made the Bulldogs complete, but athletic opponents await, starting in the Sweet 16. That could be problematic, although the deadly efficiency makes this Gonzaga ceiling higher than in previous seasons.

1 GAME WE NEED TO SEE

If you were going to nitpick Arizona's team, it might be point guard play. Parker Jackson-Cartwright is speedy and great with the ball in his hands, but he is 5-11 and doesn't start. Starter Kadeem Allen is a combo guard who can be turned over (seven turnovers in a first-round loss to Wichita State last season). A regional final matchup against frenetic fourth-seeded West Virginia -- the nation's best at full-court pressure -- would be a high-intensity affair with upset possibilities.

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In the 2017 college basketball season, Pac-12 fans entered the NCAA Tournament expecting deep runs by the best teams in the conference. Arizona was a 2 seed. Oregon was a 3 jp morgan chase sba loans. UCLA was a 3 seed with Lonzo Ball. Those were big-hitting teams which had a chance to be great in a loaded tournament field.

All three teams made the Sweet 16. UCLA lost to John Calipari and Kentucky in a contentious game. Arizona stubbed its toe against 11th-seeded Xavier (much as second-seeded Alabama lost to 11th-seeded UCLA this year). Oregon, however, put it all together and reached the Final Four. The Ducks made the Final Four for the first time since the inaugural NCAA Tournament in 1939.

The 2017 Pac-12 had heavyweight teams, and the conference expected to give the West Coast significant representation in the latter stages of the NCAA Tournament.

This year was not 2017. This year, the Pac-12 didn’t have a single top-four seed in March Madness. UCLA entered best of the west basketball tournament 2017 NCAA Tournament on a four-game losing streak. USC lost a third time to Colorado, suggesting if not flatly indicating that it best of the west basketball tournament 2017 solve problematic matchups. Oregon was blown out by Oregon State in the Pac-12 Tournament. Did anyone think that was the beginning of a Beaver rampage through the brackets?

This is not 2017. This is a magic carpet ride of unexpected riches for the Pac-12 and the West Coast.

In 2017, had Oregon pulled down one defensive rebound in the final six seconds of the Final Four national semifinal against North Carolina, the Ducks would have had a chance to rush the ball upcourt and score a winning basket. Their inability to rebound two missed free throws in the final seconds sealed a 77-76 loss.

Had Oregon grabbed one rebound and made one basket, the Ducks would have faced Gonzaga in an all-West Coast, all-Pacific Northwest national championship game. The 2017 season truly elevated West Coast basketball — not just because of March success, but because the top Western teams had been prominent all season.

In 2021, it’s different… with the exception of Gonzaga.

The Zags have been the best team in America from Day 1. No one disputes that. This is a juggernaut team with a ridiculously efficient offense. Gonzaga is three wins from stamping itself as one of the greatest college basketball teams of all time, a team which will be talked about as long as this sport is studied.

The other West Coast teams, however, were flying under the radar this season. None of them gained high seeds — USC at No. 6 is the highest of the other three West Coast programs in the Elite Eight. The Trojans, the UCLA Bruins (No. 11), and the Oregon State Beavers (No. 12) have simply managed to play their best basketball in the month which really counts.

As a result, four of the teams in the Elite Eight are from the Pacific time zone, a pot of riches (and NCAA Tournament win units) no one expected.

Okay, sure, some people capital one 360 ira customer service have had USC making a dark horse run in the brackets, but how many people other than Bill Walton had UCLA and Oregon State getting this far? It’s maddening for people outside the region, but for all of us in the West, it’s an amazing feeling of renewal.

The West Coast and the ArkLaTex region (the South Central triangle of states which bridge the Southeast and the South Central Plains) are the two dominant regions in the Elite Eight, providing seven of the teams remaining in the field. Michigan is the only Eastern time zone team left. This myprovidence org my bills upends the normal flow of college basketball history at the NCAA Tournament, where every national champion this century except for Kansas in 2008 has come from the East.

West is best — we who live out here have always believed that because our sports events don’t start at 10:30 p.m. and don’t end after 1 a.m. This March, however, West is best is more than a statement of comfort and convenience. It is a reflection of where college basketball success has gravitated in the sport’s most important month.

Источник: https://trojanswire.usatoday.com/2021/03/29/west-is-best-half-of-the-elite-eight-is-from-the-west-coast-in-ncaa-tournament/

The Colorado State men’s basketball team opens the 2017-18 Mountain West schedule at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Boise State. Here’s a closer look at where the Rams stand after 13 nonconference games this season.

Record: 7-6

Best win: 72-63 vs. Colorado (Dec. 2) — The Rams’ lone Power 5 victory of their nonconference slate almost got away as a 17-point advantage slimmed to 4 points with under a minute left. But CSU’s resiliency shined through against its in-state rival, forcing five CU missed shots to end the game and seal the win. It was the first home victory in the series since 2012.

Worst loss: 92-66 at Arkansas (Dec. 5) — Still riding the wave from its win against the Buffaloes, CSU traveled to Fayetteville and was hammered by 26 points. All five Rams starters had two fouls by halftime, the team shot just 36.5 percent from the field for the game, and CSU woodforest online chat 19 turnovers compared to the Razorbacks’ five.

Nonconference MVP: Junior guard Prentiss Nixon — Look no further than the Rams’ latest victory, 68-66, against Long Beach State on Saturday, to understand Nixon’s importance. He hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer for the game-winner — the second of his CSU career (Feb. 28 vs. Wyoming). Nixon leads the Rams in scoring (17.8), minutes (33.8), 3-point makes (34) and steals (16).

Three story lines

1. Road woes. CSU is a perfect 7-0 at Moby Arena, but 0-4 on the road and 0-2 at neutral sites. If the Rams hope to still be in contention for the regular-season Mountain West championship in late February, they’ll have to learn how to win in raucous road environments.

2. Find offense. The Rams rank ninth in the Mountain West in scoring offense (70.5). Nixon gives CSU the spark it needs, but the Rams must develop more consistent scoring threats inside.

3. Transfer-U. Once again, CSU added another high-profile transfer, although he won’t be eligible to play this season. Hyron Edwards is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound combo guard and former NJCAA Freshman All-American at Trinity Valley Community College (Texas). He also spent one semester at Texas Tech, but did not play. Edwards will be on campus this spring semester.


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Mountain West Power Rankings

1. Nevada (11-3): The only conference team receiving votes in the AP poll.

2. UNLV (11-2):The Rebels lead the league in scoring (91.2) and field goal percentage (.52).

3. Boise State (10-2): The Broncos have allowed the fewest points per game among conference teams (64.5).

4. Fresno State (10-3): Like CSU, the Bulldogs also lost to Arkansas and Oregon, but in much closer games.

5. San Diego State (8-3): The Aztecs are holding opponents to just 38-percent shooting from the field.

6. Colorado State (7-6): The Rams are building momentum with three-straight jamaican food boston.

7. Wyoming (9-4): The Cowboys took down Oregon State, but fell to Denver and Northern Colorado.

8. Utah State (7-6): The Aggies have lost three of their last four games.

9. Air Force (6-6): The Falcons have been stout defensively, giving up 68.6 points per game.

10. New Mexico (5-8): The Lobos can score with the league’s best, but have issues on defense.

11. San Jose State (3-8): Much like its football team, SJSU has struggled mightily this year — again.

CSU outlook

The Rams are a middle-of-the pack Mountain West team whose only shot at an NCAA Tournament berth (their first since 2013) will be through an improbable championship via the conference tournament. Coach Larry Eustachy best of the west basketball tournament 2017 this crop of young players as having a “60-game season” as they develop now and into the future. But the Rams need to show improvement beyond an NIT appearance to keep Eustachy off the hot seat.

 

Источник: https://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/26/mountain-west-basketball-primer-colorado-state/

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