I was joined by Aaron Torres, author of The Unlikeliest Champion, to talk about the 2013 NCAA Tournament. We broke down all four of the brackets, joked about why the non-basketball fan at your job will win the office pool this year and he gives a list of players for NBA fans to keep an eye out for.Read More
I played and coached in summer hoops for years and I can attest that this is where passion meets opportunity. For coaches Ben Howland (UCLA) and Brad Stevens (Butler) it is an escape. Both coaches are in similar circumstances but at vastly different programs.Read More
I had the pleasure of joining Red Heat for The Score’s March Madness Podcast. Here’s the link to check out my segment as well as their interview with Syracuse’s Kris Joseph.Read More
I was able to chat with ESPN’s Doug Gotlieb about who his four #1 seeds would be, North Carolina peaking at just the right time, what mid-major teams he is rooting for, he raved about Mike Brey doing a great job coaching Notre Dame this season, who some players for casual basketball fans to keep an eye out for in the tournament, who he thinks will win the tournament and he plugs the promo that Rogaine and ESPN is doing for NCAA fans.Read More
1. Cleveland – Kyrie Irving PG
18 years old; 6’2″; 185 lbs.
2. Minnesota – Derrick Williams PF
19 years old; 6’8″; 235 lbs.
3. Utah – Enes Kanter C
18 years old; 6’9″; 250 lbs.
4. Cleveland – Tristan Thompson PF – Audio from after his pre-draft workout in Toronto
19 years old; 6′ 8″; 235lbs.
5. Toronto [...]
This morning I spent some time chatting with Aaron Torres about the 2011 NCAA Tournament that starts this week.
Some of the topics we covered include:
* Ohio State deserves to be the top seed overall but they have the toughest bracket
* I claim Washington is my sleeper team
* We debate if Duke should bring Kyrie Irving [...]
Fresh off of his workout with the Washington Wizards, Omar Samhan talked about how this workout was an improvement over his last one, what parts of his game need work, the importance of using social media carefully, and much much more.Read More
After two weeks of some of the most exciting hoops action in recent memory, we’ve whittled those 65 teams down to just four, as we’re just a few days from tipping off the Final Four from Indianapolis on Saturday.Read More
While most everyone is still recovering from one of the most exciting opening weekend’s in NCAA Tournament history, as hard as it is to believe, the Sweet 16 is set to tip-off again Thursday. As you get ready for another exhilarating weekend of basketball action, here are the five most burning questions heading into this weekend’s games.Read More
After an exciting opening round of the NCAA Tournament, it seemed all but impossible that the excitement could be topped when Round 2 tipped off on Saturday. Only it was was.Read More
The first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament is officially in the books, with the action coming to an end late Friday night, as Maryland beat Houston. From the opening tip of Thursday’s games, fans were treated to some of the most exciting college basketball action in modern tournament history, as 11 of the 32 games were decided by five points or less, with three going into overtime.Read More
With the NCAA Tournament kicking off on Thursday, I took some time this afternoon to chat with Aaron Torres about first-round matchups he’s excited to watch, what high seeds could be booted early from the tournament, what teams are over or under-rated, how Kentucky’s lack of experience in the Tournament will play out and if Texas can regain the form that helped them start the season 17-0.Read More
Look, I know the incentive to join the Hoops Addict March Madness Pool was slim since only bragging rights were on the line. So, to up the ante, we’ve partnered with Coke Zero to give prize packages to the people who finish first and second in the pool.Read More
Coming into the NCAA Tournament, we all know the names of the biggest game-changers in college basketball. But what about everybody else? What about the guys who weren’t All-Americans this year? You need to know about them too. This is why Hoops Addict has identified a group of six players you need to get to know and watch out for, as we head into the 2010 NCAA Tournament.Read More
This year, before you fill out your brackets and enter your office pools, make sure you’re prepared. This Sunday – Selection Sunday for the NCAA’s 65 teams – Hoops Addict editor Ryan McNeill will be joined by Hoops Addict college basketball writer Aaron Torres for a live chat leading up to and during the announcement of the field at 6 p.m. EST.Read More
Are you looking for a March Madness pool to join? Check out the Hoops Addict pool over at Yahoo! Sports.Read More
It’s hard to believe, but we are officially less than a week away from knowing which 65 teams will compose this year’s NCAA Tournament field. Where does the time go?Read More
Over the weekend both No. 1 Kentucky and No. 2 Kansas lost, and No. 4 Purdue was crippled by a devastating, season altering injury. Yet despite all that, one team remained impressive and then some, and for the first time this season, they headline our Power Rankings.Read More
After a relatively quiet week in college basketball, things will certainly heat up this week. Amongst the must see games are Kentucky-Tennessee, Missouri-Kansas State, BYU-New Mexico and Michigan State-Purdue. Not to mention Saturday’s showdown in the Big East, between No. 7 Villanova and No. 4 Syracuse.Read More
It may have taken six days, but “Rivalry Week,” finally lived up to the hype, as both Syracuse and Georgetown were upset on a shocking Sunday afternoon.Read More