Unlike teams from power conferences like the Big East, ACC, or Big Ten, teams in the Missouri Valley Conference often have to win their conference tournament to secure a berth in the NCAA tournament. And once they get there, the stakes soar to even greater heights. Only A Game’s Greg Echlin has the story.
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The Saint Mary’s Gaels have risen into the Top 25 this season under the guidance of head coach Randy Bennett, who has established a recruiting pipeline from Down Under. Dan Brekke of KQED has the story from San Francisco.
“Elevate” follows the story of four high school students from West Africa who come to the U.S. with dreams of the NBA. Bill spoke with director Anne Buford about the film.
While the Kentucky Wildcats are one of the most storied programs in college basketball history, this season, the Murray State Racers might be the best team in the Bluegrass State. Murray State is the last remaining unbeaten team in Division I men’s college basketball. Only A Game’s Greg Echlin has the story.
This college basketball season has been particularly peculiar, with schools like Harvard, Murray State, and St. Mary’s making unexpected pushes high in the rankings. To seek out the real contenders, we call on Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports.
This time last year, Erik Anderson of KPBS profiled the 6th-ranked San Diego State basketball team, which was outperforming expectations. After losing a number of key players, you might think the team would be struggling this season. You’d be wrong.
With a 400-year history of academic excellence, Harvard University is used to fame and attention. But this year, eyes are focused on an unexpected part of the school – the nationally-ranked men’s basketball team. Bill Littlefield has the story.
North Carolina basketball has a long and illustrious history, both on the men’s and women’s side. But there’s a third Tar Heel basketball team. North Carolina Public Radio’s Dave DeWitt has the story from Chapel Hill.
Florida State football gets plenty of press, but ACC basketball power is reserved for Duke and North Carolina. This season, however, FSU has a conference-best 5-1 record, including upset wins over the Tar Heels and Blue Devils. Palm Beach Post writer Tom D’Angelo joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the Seminoles’ new status in the ACC.
The Missouri Tigers aren’t exactly household names in the world of men’s college basketball. This season, however, the team finds itself sitting behind only Kentucky in the ratings. Bill speaks with Steve Walentik of the Columbia Daily Tribune.