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The Final Four – The Road Ends Here

by Joseph Declan Moran – April 5, 2019 – 10:50 p.m. And then there was one – one No. 1 seed, that is. After an exciting and great Elite Eight, only the Virginia Cavaliers survived and advanced as a No. 1 seed in the March to Minneapolis. The other three top seeds – Duke (overall…

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The Sweet 16

by Joseph Declan Moran Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – 12:44 p.m. CST And then there were 16. In the exciting first full weekend of the Big Dance, five schools won games for the first time EVER in their schools’ history. Add to that a couple of memorable survive-and-advance buzzer beaters, and brackets were busted from…

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The Sheet of Integrity

by Joseph Declan Moran Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 – 10:18 a.m. CST Now that we have officially arrived at March Madness, here are my final picks for the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, set to begin today. THE FIRST FOUR I was fortunate to have correctly picked all four games, which were too close…

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Championship Week

by Joseph Declan Moran The NCAA Tournament is less than a week away, but the madness has already started during Championship Week, as nine No. 1 seeds were ousted from the conference tournaments coast to coast. This week is usually the tease before Selection Sunday (which is on St. Patrick’s Day), the calm before the…

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Season On The Cusp

One hundred years ago, Marquette’s third basketball season was canceled due to World War I. There were not enough players to fill out rosters on teams around the Midwest, including the Hilltoppers’, under head coach Jack Ryan, so the university decided there would be no basketball during the 1918-19 season. The uncertainty carried over into…

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