Season 2

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Game! Of! The! Night! Feb 28: Eastern Kentucky at Jacksonville State

In the NBA, the playoffs mean "win or go home," but in campus-site tournaments like the OVC's, an opening round victory means "win and go on the road." The winner of this game gets a trip to Nashville to (presumably) play No. 1 seed Murray State on Friday.The Gamecocks feature four double-figure sco...

MMBOD Feb 28: Donnell Covington - Charleston Southern

What's more painful than pain? More painful than having to listen to T-Pain? Winning 19 games, then having your entire season wiped out by a 21-point loss on your home floor to the No. 6 seed. Yowch! The Big South tourney, always good for an upset or two, didn't disappoint in Tuesday night's quarter...

Game! Of! The! Night! Mar 01: Southeastern Louisiana at McNeese State

Northwestern State has taken control of their league and has received plenty of national love, but the Southland's supporting cast is aligning behind them to try and knock off the Demons in the upcoming conference tourney. McNeese (9-5) got blown out 97-79 in Natchitoches last weekend, but no team m...

Game! Of! The! Night! Mar 02: Gardner-Webb vs. East Tennessee State

The A-Fun starts counting casualties today in Johnson City at the home of its new-oldest member. And while ETSU would much rather be fighting it out with their old SoCon buddies in Charleston, S.C. this week, getting to host the conference tourney isn't all bad. They'll get a tough test in hot No. 4...

MMBOD Mar 01: Ricky Woods - Southeastern Louisiana

"Ricky McBoingBoing" is one of the most explosive leapers in Hoops Nation, getting up two or three feet in the air with the absolute minimum of leg-muscle twitchings. His team is springing back too, winning seven of eight Southland Conference games after a five-game losing skid.Woods also became the...

Game! Of! The! Night! Mar 04: Coastal Carolina at Winthrop

Three champions will be crowned today: despite the fact that nearly everyone else will be meeting these teams for the first time today, we know how hard these players and coaches have worked to get to this point. Each winner today will be referred to as "champion" around these parts for the next yea...

Game! Of! The! Night! Mar 05: Bradley vs. Southern Illinois

What a fine mess the MVC tourney has become. Gone are the top seeds, and all the talking heads are having told-you-so field days with all the El Foldos going on. The Missouri Valley Conference is a bubble-busting bust, they say. Teams like Northern Iowa, despite their 23 wins, will have to sweat it ...

MMBOD Mar 05: Randal Falker - Southern Illinois

bc (dc): Southern Illinois has had a great couple years, how do you see them this year?Kyle Whelliston: Everyone's sleeping on the Salukis now, but I really think this is going to turn out to be a good year for them. They'll likely to use the regular season to absorb their big graduation losses and ...

Game! Of! The! Night! Mar 07: Butler vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee

You probably don't remember who Ryvon Covile is, and there's a reason for that. He missed two free throws with 38 seconds left in last year's Horizon League title game. If he had hit either, Detroit would have likely gone on to the Tournament -- Hoops Nation would have remembered the Titans, and sti...

MMBOD Mar 06: T.J. Carter - North Carolina-Wilmington

So what if their shooters can't hit the side of a barn? When you limit your tourney opponents to 33%, 30% and 38% shooting, you can afford to toss it into the pasture more often. UNC Wilmington will take the sixth most efficient defense in the country (.872 PA per def. possession) all the way to the...

MMBOD Mar 07: Ken Tutt - Oral Roberts

The scenario seemed so familiar: a hungry low-seeded opponent readying to upset the regular-season champs in the title game and go on to the Tournament. Much like last season's shock loss to No. 7 Oakland, No. 6 Chicago State hung around and led into the second half on No. 1 Oral Roberts' home floor...

Game! Of! The! Night! Mar 08: Montana at Northern Arizona

Last week, Montana (21-6, 10-4) destroyed Northern Arizona (20-9, 13-2) at home -- too bad the Lumberjacks had already clinched the No. 1 seed and the regular-season championship. One of the perks of claiming the Big Sky title is that you get to host the semifinals and title game, so their inevitabl...

MMBOD Mar 08: Jordan Hasquet - Montana

Frosh forward Jordan Hasquet only averaged 6.7 ppg and 3.7 rpg this year, but he saved his best performances for Montana's biggest conference rival. Against Northern Arizona, he went 10 and 9 in their first meeting, dropped 30 points in the schedule-ending message game against the regular-season cha...

Game! Of! The! Night! Mar 09: Ohio at Miami (Oh.)

No bids being given out tonight, but we have a decent quarterfinal matchup in the Mid-American. It's actually a semifinal rematch from last year, the trial-by-fire, come-from-behind upset that sent the No. 7-seeded Bobcats on to the title game with brimming confidence. Miami has been the under-the-r...

MMBOD Mar 09: Aaron Nixon - Long Beach State

Snoop would be so proud. Long Beach has been red-hot streaking into the Big West tourney (winning six in a row), and now they've won their first tourney game in six years... the emergence of a sparkplug guard from Cleveland is a primary reason. Davis led the third-fastest team in the nation (78.9 po...

Game! Of! The! Night! Mar 10: Holy Cross vs. Bucknell

One of the great clichés of Championship Week is that it's difficult to beat a team three times. And it's true that familiarity breeds a lot of game tape, but in today's only game featuring a black bid binder and net-cutting, it should be one of the easier trifectas to accomplish. Buckn...

Game! Of! The! Night! Mar 11: Utah State vs. Nevada

Great college basketball traditions: Dickie V, pep bands playing "Hey Baby," and Utah State against Nevada in the Game! Of! The! Night!. This is the third such battle this year -- remember that it was UNR that stopped USU's winning streak in this box, with the 75-57 decision that made the Aggies 5-1...

Epilogue, The Second

INDIANAPOLIS, Apr. 2 -- There are huge signs all over town -- on airport walls, strung over streetlights, over the main gate to the RCA Dome. They all read, "The Road Ends Here." There's also a giant logo on the side of the 45,000-seat venue, a green and gold star with zag-zigging trailers that has...

Holiday Classic!

To help mid-major teams fill out their schedules, Bally takes matters into his own hands. ...

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