NCAA Tournament Day 3

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Seriously, this has been madness at its finest. Usually, we see upsets in the Round of 64, and then the Round of 32 filters out the Cinderellas from the dwarves. However, Sunday was as wild as we can remember any second-round being. Three double-digit seeds advanced and we saw our first one-seed fall (sorry, Illinois). […] READ MORE


NCAA Tournament Recap: Day 1

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The NCAA Tournament is finally here. We needed a tipoff to verify its manifestation in the sporting world. After a year of brewing uncertainty that still looms, a year of global terribleness, we were gifted something back, a path to a shining moment. The First Four gave us cautious hope Thursday night, and Florida and […] READ MORE


Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week 12

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Valentine’s Day is a special day for love across the world. Family and friends express their love for one another with gifts and special days. This year, Valentine’s Day also serves as the one month mark from Selection Sunday. Love is in the air, not just for each other, but for the bubble race in […] READ MORE


Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Six

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We finally made it to 2021! The new year brings new hope for a variety of reasons. However, it’s also a signal that conference play is here for mid-major teams. The abbreviated non-conference period will make winning league titles even more important than before. The selection committee historically doesn’t like non-power teams to begin with, […] READ MORE


Mid-Major 2020-21 Takeaways: Week Three

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The college basketball season has now seen three weeks (two full weeks) come and go. It is usually around this time that good mid-major teams start to establish themselves. San Diego State did that around this time last year, and it looks like they are doing it again. The Aztecs entered the AP poll this […] READ MORE


2020-21 Summit League Basketball Preview

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LWOS continues its conference previews with the 2020-21 Summit League Basketball Preview. A coaching change and the graduation of three-time player of the year Mike Daum did not keep South Dakota State down. The Jackrabbits continued their winning ways with another league title. However, they failed to win the conference tournament for the second straight year. […] READ MORE


Summit League 2010s All-Decade Team

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The Summit League has been dominated by the Dakotas in the past decade. South Dakota State or North Dakota State have at least shared a title in seven of the ten years. Those two programs have also represented the league in nine NCAA Tournaments. Both programs have had some fantastic players come through, rewriting the […] READ MORE