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


2020-21 SEC Basketball Preview

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LWOS continues its conference previews with the 2020-21 Conference SEC Basketball Preview. The SEC is consistently one of the best basketball conferences every year, and it will not be any different this year. Kentucky finished at the top of the SEC and took home the regular-season title in 2019-20. While they are one of the […] READ MORE


Texas Tech’s Matt Mooney Ready to Perform in National Championship

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MINNEAPOLIS– The NCAA Tournament has provided the amphitheater for unlikely heroes to emerge. Players that did not capture the national attention before, would instantly become entrenched into March Madness lore. Lorenzo Charles of N.C. State, Keith Smart of Indiana, Luke Hancock of Louisville, or Grayson Allen of Duke, fit the mold of players who would […] READ MORE


Texas Tech Head Coach Chris Beard Had to Earn His Way to Final Four

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MINNEAPOLIS– As Texas Tech coach Chris Beard was fielding questions during the Final Four press conference, he displayed an air of genuine enjoyment. The energetic enthusiasm isn’t surprising; Beard is the first head coach to take the Texas Tech Red Raiders to the Final Four. But combined with the positive temperament is an even greater […] READ MORE


Michigan State’s Cassius Winston Hungry for Championship Glory

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MINNEAPOLIS– Cassius Winston was all smiles entering U.S. Bank Stadium Thursday, the site of this year’s Final Four in Minneapolis. The Michigan State guard is coming off a massive upset over the Duke Blue Devils, where Winston was the catalyst in the 68-67 victory. Now, the Big Ten Player of the Year is on the […] READ MORE


Jared Harper Shines, Propels Auburn Tigers to First Final Four

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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 […] READ MORE


Gonzaga Bulldogs’ Brandon Clarke Shining Bright in March Madness

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There are many adjectives one can use to describe Gonzaga Bulldogs’ forward Brandon Clarke. Vehemently┬ádetermined? 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 […] READ MORE


UC Irvine Propelled By Players with Deep Family Basketball Ties

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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 […] READ MORE