NCAA Men's Final Four - Championship

Previewing the Final Four

Who are the X-Factors heading into the NCAA men’s Final Four?

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Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Semifinals

Six Takeaways from the NIT Semifinals

Every year there are good teams galore that don’t hear their names called on Selection Sunday. The best of this…

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Middle Tennessee v Butler

Sixteen Sweet Sixteen X-Factors

By this time of the year, most diehards are familiar with the big names in college basketball. But who are some…

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Middle Tennessee v Michigan State

TLM Roundtable: Which March Madness Underdog Will Shock the World?

Most of us really want to watch the powerhouses compete in the biggest games – even if we say otherwise….

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Kansas v Villanova

Five Takeaways From the Big East Semifinals and Championship Game

Over the weekend, I made the trip to Madison Square Garden for the Big East semifinals and finals. Villanova survived a seven-point…

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Scattered Thoughts on Three Games in Four Nights (NY, DET, MIL vs. PHI)

<![CDATA[New York Knicks (26-38) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (23-40) Poor Knicks fans. I could keep it short and sweet and leave…

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Detroit Pistons v Charlotte Hornets

Examining the Race for the Final Few Eastern Conference Playoff Spots

Whereas the Western Conference has seven surefire playoff teams and the rest are fighting for eighth (or ping-pong balls), the Eastern…

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South Florida v Central Florida

Draft Profile: Tacko Fall

Tacko Fall: C – UCF, 21 years old Measurables: 7-6, 300 lbs., at least an 8-0 wingspan Strengths: Size, Length, Shot-Blocking…

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Chicago Bulls v Boston Celtics

Boston Should Cash Out, Acquire Chicago’s Jimmy Butler

If the Chicago Bulls are truly entertaining trade offers for Jimmy Butler, the Boston Celtics would be wise to appease them.

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Sacramento Kings v Atlanta Hawks

Boogieman Blockbuster: Winners and Losers

DeMarcus Cousins is joining Anthony Davis in New Orleans, creating an epic unicorn duo that could dominate with superior size…

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Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

A Tale of Two Trades: What Did the Three Teams Below .500 Accomplish?

With all due respect to Miles Plumlee and Roy Hibbert, there have been two blockbuster deals in the early lead-up…

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Atlanta Hawks v Charlotte Hornets

No Guarantees for the Charlotte Hornets

Losers in 10 of the last 11 games and lost without Cody Zeller, what’s going on with the Charlotte Hornets?

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2K Classic

Is Semi Ojeleye a Diamond in the Rough?

Shake Milton, ranked 65th on Ilia Shatashvili’s Big Board and 59th in’s Top 100 prospects, has received much of the…

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New Orleans Pelicans v Houston Rockets

NBA Stock Exchange: Trade Deadline Edition

So far the biggest deal that has gone down involved Miles Plumlee, Roy Hiibert, and Spencer Hawes. However, given all…

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Sacramento Kings v Atlanta Hawks

76ers Top Kings: Boogie Fouls Out, Vlade Leaves Early, Loving and Loathing

Despite the absence of superstar rookie Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers improved to 18-29 . Meanwhile, DeMarcus Cousins and the…

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Milwaukee Bucks v Detroit Pistons

TLM Roundtable: Lottery All-Star Teams

The All-Star game is on the horizon, the starters set in stone. 

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Indiana Pacers v Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls Should Keep Fighting the Good (but Ugly) Fight

The Bulls aren’t a good basketball team. They aren’t a bad one either. At 21-22 with a 0.0 Differential (you…

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Memphis Grizzlies v Atlanta Hawks

The Market for Paul Millsap: Lottery Edition

Having won nine of the last 10 games, the 24-17 Hawks have successfully pivoted back toward the playoffs. Paul Millsap is reportedly off…

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Charlotte Hornets v Detroit Pistons

NBA Powerless Rankings: January Edition

It’s January 11th, and eight NBA teams have played 40 games (or more). Though it feels like only yesterday that the…

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New Orleans Pelicans v Minnesota Timberwolves

A Rivalry is Born: Covington Comes Up Clutch, Angry Karl-Anthony, and Point LaVine

Last night, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers played a basketball game in South Philly, and a cross-conference rivalry was…

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New York Knicks v Phoenix Suns

Super Team, Lottery Dreams, or Somewhere in Between?

The first two-fifths of the NBA season are in the books. While the West appears to be somewhat settled, at…

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Sacramento Kings v Atlanta Hawks

Sacramento Kings: Going Somewhere?

Having won four games in a row over the Trail Blazers, Jazz, Timberwolves, and 76ers, the 14-17 Sacramento Kings are…

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2015 CBS Sports Classic - UCLA v NC

NCAA Powerhouses Producing Several Sleeper Prospects

In such a deep draft class, there should be more than enough talent to go around, which is good news for…

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Utah Jazz v Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons: Reggie Jackson’s Return Providing a Necessary Jolt

During the last six games, the Detroit Pistons are 3-3, with wins over the Mavericks, Timberwolves, and Bulls and losses…

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Oklahoma City Thunder v Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid Passes the Anthony Davis Test (with Flying Colors)

The Philadelphia 76ers earned their first road win of the season on Thursday, knocking off Anthony Davis and the New…

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Verizon Slam Dunk Contest 2016

The Orlando Magic May Not Be Half Bad

I should have known that Frank Vogel would figure out a way to turn the Magic into playoff contenders. After…

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Sacramento Kings v Washington Wizards

Four Blockbuster NBA Trades That (Probably) Won’t Happen

As you are well aware, holiday shopping has begun, and ESPN’s NBA Trade Machine is working overtime. 

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Golden State Warriors v New Orleans Pelicans

A Case for Jrue Holiday Remaining in a Sixth-Man Role

New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry should consider taking a page out of the San Antonio Spurs’ book by keeping an…

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Charlotte Hornets v Miami Heat

Miami is Sputtering, Going to Bat for Rob Covington, and More Thoughts on 76ers-Heat

No one was quite sure what the South Beach ballers would look like in this their first year in the post-Wade…

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