2022 Selection Sunday: Rapid Reaction

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Selection Sunday has come and gone, and we officially have the 2022 Men’s Championship Bracket. 68 teams have earned the right to play for a championship. The hope is that COVID contingencies won’t be needed this time, though they are in place just in case. However, there seems to be less outrage and chaos about […] READ MORE


2021-22 LWOS College Basketball Bracketology: Final Edition

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Selection Sunday is basically Christmas Day for college basketball fans. All the days spent looking at college basketball bracketology predictions ends when the real bracket comes out. After making it through the COVID season, Baylor had the target on its back as the defending champions. However, there are plenty of teams worthy of cutting down […] READ MORE


LWOS 2021-22 College Basketball Bracketology 5.0

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Welcome to late February, where the bubble is oversaturated. Depending on your preferred method, your team might be on the bubble. Metrics tell one story. Profiles tell another. Combine those with the eye test, and you have NCAA Tournament predictions that are all over the place. That’s just how it goes when you are trying […] READ MORE


LWOS 2021-22 College Basketball Bracketology 4.0

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The month of February is approaching. That means that crunch time is also beginning for teams that want to make the NCAA Tournament. The bubble seems as wide open as ever, and it also seems much more welcoming to mid-majors than in prior years. Since our previous college basketball bracketology, there have been shifts of […] READ MORE


LWOS 2021-22 College Basketball Bracketology 3.0

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How the mighty have fallen. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. However, since our last college basketball bracketology, every remaining unbeaten team has fallen. All of that has happened within the past seven days, too. Baylor fell to Texas Tech. USC fell to Stanford. Colorado State fell to San Diego State. The good news […] READ MORE


LWOS 2021-22 College Basketball Bracketology 2.0

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It’s been a wild ride thus far in college basketball. There have been some blockbuster match-ups. There have been some unexpected upsets. And, unfortunately, there have been postponements and cancellations once again. Even with a new variant of COVID around, the march to, well, March, carries on. Time will tell as to how many games […] READ MORE


2021-22 Preseason Mid-Major Top 25

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Everyone loves a good Cinderella story. The month of March gives us plenty of those. Last season it was Oral Roberts. UMBC was everyone’s darling back in 2018. And there are a number of other stories just like that, each unique in their own way. Trying to find the next great Cinderella truly begins in […] READ MORE


LWOS 2021-22 College Basketball Bracketology 1.0

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In just a few days, college basketball is back. Well, officially anyway. Numerous exhibition games have been taking place since the end of October, building up the excitement. Speaking of exciting, there is no more exciting tournament in sports than March Madness. College basketball’s premier tournament did not disappoint in 2021. Now, it’s time to […] READ MORE


Pandemic Profiles: Virginia Tech Basketball Has a Meaningful Season

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This summer, Last Word on Basketball looks to profile college basketball teams and their journey through a season played during a pandemic. Our previous installment took a look at UNC Asheville from the Big South. You can also check out prior installments, starting with Wofford. The final program in our series is Virginia Tech basketball. […] READ MORE