College Basketball

Virginia Cavaliers
Lukas Weese - Apr 9, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS– Virginia’s redemption tour is complete. One year ago, the college basketball world was shocked when the No. 1 seeded Virginia Cavaliers lost to 16th seeded UMBC. The first 16-seed upsetting a 1-seed in the history of the NCAA Tournament. One year later, Coach Tony Bennett and the Virginia Cavaliers are cutting the nets in […]

Jared Harper
Lukas Weese - Mar 31, 2019

KANSAS CITY, MO– On the Auburn campus tomorrow, Jared Harper is going to be the talk of the school. The sophomore guard is going to be hailed as an Auburn hero, after his performance in the Regional Final against the Kentucky Wildcats. His team-leading 26 points helped propel Auburn to its first Final Four in […]

Carsen Edwards
Lukas Weese - Mar 31, 2019

Winning is not easy. Particularly winning in the one-and-done, knockout NCAA Basketball Tournament. For junior guard Carsen Edwards, he was trying to change the winning landscape for the Purdue Boilermakers. Years of heartbreak and losing have defined Purdue basketball since their last Final Four appearance in 1980. Before the 2019 season started, Edwards announced that […]

Brandon Clarke
Lukas Weese - Mar 24, 2019

There are many adjectives one can use to describe Gonzaga Bulldogs’ forward Brandon Clarke. Vehemently determined? Yes. Unequivocally selfless? Absolutely. But what is undoubtedly clear is Clarke’s love and passion for the game of basketball. In Gonzaga’s 83-71 win over Baylor that advances the Bulldogs to the Sweet 16, Clarke put up 36 points, including five […]

UC Irvine
Lukas Weese - Mar 23, 2019

In front of a raucous San Jose crowd, UC Irvine would pull off the biggest upset of this year’s NCAA Tournament. Taking on the 4th seeded Kansas State, 13th seeded UC Irvine would showcase its swagger, defeating the Wildcats 70-64. A team that has won 17 consecutive games, UC Irvine prides itself on having players […]

Ja Morant
Lukas Weese - Mar 22, 2019

Ja Morant’s sophomore debut in the NCAA Tournament proved to be historical. After losing last year to West Virginia 85-68, the Murray State guard was focused on putting the past behind him. As an underdog 12th seed taking on No. 5 Marquette, the Racers of Murray State played inspired and with nothing to lose. And […]

Luke Maye
Lukas Weese - Feb 21, 2019

In Chapel Hill, it’s another day at the University of North Carolina campus. Students are busy at school, gearing up for the concluding evaluations before spring break. But there is an unconquerable energy amongst the student body. On Wednesday evening, their beloved North Carolina Tar Heels traveled to Cameron to take on their arch-rival Duke […]

De'Andre Hunter
Lukas Weese - Feb 12, 2019

Earlier this month, Virginia Cavaliers De’Andre Hunter was nominated for the 2019 Julius Irving Small Forward of the Year Award. The small forward sophomore is currently averaging 14.7 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game and 2.2 assists per game. Any time he is on the court, the presence of Hunter makes an impact for […]

Nassir Little
Lukas Weese - Jan 22, 2019

It was a matter of time. Nassir Little finally had a breakout game. The North Carolina Tar Heels freshman small forward stole the spotlight in the team’s 103-82 victory over Virginia Tech Monday night. His 23 points, six rebounds and three assists were a career-high, propelling the Tar Heels to the school’s 15th win of […]

Zach Norvell Jr.
Lukas Weese - Jan 18, 2019

It wasn’t too long ago that Gonzaga’s shooting guard Zach Norvell Jr. became a college basketball sensation. In last year’s March Madness, he put the icing on the cake with a game-winning three to defeat the 13th seeded UNCG Spartans. Since then, the 6’5 guard has taken off. For the Bulldogs this season, Norvell is […]

Grant Williams
Lukas Weese - Jan 16, 2019

The SEC is back in college basketball. In a year where parity is apparent, it is no surprising a team like the Tennessee Volunteers is dominating the SEC. The SEC was always controlled by the Kentucky Wildcats. Or maybe on the rare occasion the Florida Gators or Auburn Tigers. But this year’s Tennessee Volunteers are […]

Charles Matthews Euroleague
Lukas Weese - Jan 6, 2019

ANN ARBOR– Is there a senior in college basketball who is as gifted an athlete than Michigan’s Charles Matthews? It would be hard to come across, particularly after Matthews’ stellar performance against Big Ten rival Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday. Matthews would finish the night with 18 points and six rebounds, en route to Michigan’s 74-63 […]

Michigan Wolverines
Lukas Weese - Nov 6, 2018

It has been seven months since the Michigan Wolverines got blown off the court in the National Championship Game against Villanova. For the past two seasons, the Wolverines have secured the Big Ten Conference and have proven to be tough outs in the March Madness. While the team has lost some players, Wolverines Coach John […]

Jack Moon Perrin - Jun 20, 2017

  Tyler Lydon NBA Draft Profile Welcome back to LWOS NBA Draft Coverage, the column that brings you player profiles for the next crop of professional basketball players that are likely to be selected in the upcoming draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow us on Twitter, and spread the word for the site that will bring […]

Last Word Staff - Apr 29, 2017

A walk-on, Matt Kennedy’s road to becoming a Big East National Champion for the Division 1 Villanova Wildcats is not typical.

Jack Moon Perrin - Mar 26, 2017

On Sunday, the South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Florida Gators 77-70 in the East Region to earn their first Final Four spot in team history. The Gamecocks again used their tough defense and high-scoring offense to beat the Gators. However, this game stayed pretty close with 14 lead changes and 10 ties. The last lead […]

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