Published: Sun, March 19, 2017
Sports | By Jeannette Edwards

Cameron dominance on Duke's side for NCAA opener

Cameron dominance on Duke's side for NCAA opener

Here are seven to keep an eye on.

"I wanted to have confidence that I could get back out there if it was a championship game and just play the rest of the game, I felt like if I needed to stay back out there, I could've".

Finally, Troy's only game this season against a team that made the NCAA tournament came back in December against USC; the Trojans lost to those other Trojans 87-82 but nearly pulled off the upset and covered easily as 22-point dogs. They rank No. 1 in efficiency while running a halfcourt-style offense similar to College of Charleston, a team UNCW has become familiar with in recent years. Hart's been a very instrumental part in Villanova's 31-3 record in the regular season, and ultimately No.1 seed in the East region.

WISCONSIN-VIRGINIA TECH: With three straight appearances in the Sweet 16 and 19 consecutive NCAA bids, the Badgers know their way around the brackets as well as anyone. Are they the best in the West?

America, meet Marcus Marshall and Cameron Oliver. I'm kidding. Josh Hart has been one of the most consistent offensive players in the country, with 18.9 points per game and 3 assists per game. Put the two of them together, and they will cause fits for Iowa State - and its star Monte Morris - in the first round. He declared for the National Basketball Association draft last season before changing his mind.

Ronnie Harrell Jr. scored a career-high 15 points in Creighton's 40-percent shooting day.

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes by CLICKING HERE. The Ducks are even better, ranking second at 39.6 percent.

Troy won six of its last eight games to finish 10-8 in Sun Belt play this season, then won four games in five days to steal the conference tournament title and the automatic Big Dance invitation. Look for the Tigers to stick in the game for at least the first period.

SMU was in the NCAA Tournament after being banned from postseason play a year ago for multiple violations, including academic fraud and unethical conduct. They beat SC and lost to Florida early. "And I think we've won some big away games".

"Obviously, we would like to repeat", said senior center Darryl Reynolds.

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And while I've never played basketball beyond the rec-league level, I know that it's pretty frustrating when an opponent is running you through screen after screen and knocking down jumpers with a Tracy-McGrady-ish demeanor of calm.

For that reason alone the Rams have the potential to win one, or maybe even two games.

Temple hasn't appeared in the NCAA Tournament since 2011.

INDIANAPOLIS - Derrick Walton Jr. scored 26 points and MI made 16 3-pointers Friday to hold off Oklahoma State 92-91 in the first round of the Midwest Regional.

"The officials pointed it out and said there was a bad spot on the left side of the court", North Carolina guard Nate Britt told the News & Observer.

Gonzaga. Call them overrated all you want, these Zags are deep, athletic and probably the best team coach Mark Few has had in the Inland Northwest. The tournament belongs to the players, coaches, students, alumni and fans of a university.

While it's easy to look at the matchup and scream "Dunk City is back baby" at the top of your lungs, that isn't really the case.

Loyola-Chicago and CCNY and La Salle and Holy Cross have as many (one each) as Georgetown and Marquette and Arkansas (one each). "It's really just another tough game for us".

That's because as good as the Seminoles were this season, all eight of their losses came in road or neutral court sites. From upsets to who will win it all to the tourney's best mascot, here are some picks to consider this tournament season.

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