Herd Shocks The Shockers in NCAA Tournament Round of 64

The Marshall Thundering Herd's magical week in March continued Friday with the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament win by earning the 81-75 upset over 4-seeded Wichita State at Viejas Arena in San Diego, California. After winning a C-USA Tournament Championship less than a week earlier, the Herd (25-10) pulled off a shocking win over the Shockers … Continue reading Herd Shocks The Shockers in NCAA Tournament Round of 64

NCAA Tournament: Marshall vs. Wichita State Preview

Marshall Thundering Herd basketball has waited 31 years for a game of the significance that the team will be playing in Friday, a Round of 64 matchup in the NCAA Tournament with the Wichita State Shockers. The Herd got an emotional win over Western Kentucky on March 10 for the program's first-ever C-USA Tournament Championship … Continue reading NCAA Tournament: Marshall vs. Wichita State Preview

Hero Ball Is Not The Way To Win In The NCAA Tournament

The opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament is one of the most exciting four day periods in all of sports. During that time, the casual and active fans both pull into natural and created narratives that put stakes to these otherwise meaningless games. Sometimes you get to see everything ran perfectly and a game winning … Continue reading Hero Ball Is Not The Way To Win In The NCAA Tournament

Wichita State Outlasts Dayton In 64-58 “Upset” Win

Holding off a resilient Dayton squad, the Wichita State Shockers advanced to the round of 32 with a 64-58 victory. https://twitter.com/marchmadness/status/842911598872330241 This game had many of the hallmarks of the MTSU upset of Minnesota yesterday. The Shockers were an experienced and talented team that got way underseeded versus a slightly overrated Dayton squad that struggled … Continue reading Wichita State Outlasts Dayton In 64-58 “Upset” Win

2017 NCAA Tournament Preview: Dayton Flyers vs Wichita State Shockers

Sometimes you have to save the best for last. Of the many contenders for first round game of the tournament, Wichita State versus Dayton has to rank close to the top. It is a matchup of two non-power programs that could easily compete on a year in year out basis in any conference. Drop the … Continue reading 2017 NCAA Tournament Preview: Dayton Flyers vs Wichita State Shockers

Cinderella Wears An 11 Seed

We are a few precious weeks from the NCAA Tournament, with Selection Sunday guaranteed to start arguments throughout the country. How poorly a “mid-major” program is seeded becomes a major bone of contention for fanbases all over the country. In particular, multiple fanbases assume that a higher the seed is congruent with the likelihood of … Continue reading Cinderella Wears An 11 Seed

Who’s Clinched and Who’s Close in the Forgotten 5?

On Friday night, the Monmouth Hawks became the first team this season to clinch the regular season conference championship. While a regular season title doesn't really guarantee you anything beyond a trip to the NIT, and there's still work to do to reach the ultimate goal of the NCAA Tournament. it's still meaningful in a … Continue reading Who’s Clinched and Who’s Close in the Forgotten 5?

Forgotten 5’s Guide To Super Bowl Weekend Basketball

We are heading into the stretch run of the season with the Big Dance just in sight and finally, conferences races are starting to become clear. Well, other than in the Atlantic 10. That wild conference currently has six teams within 1-1.5 games of the top seed. VCU, Dayton, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, and … Continue reading Forgotten 5’s Guide To Super Bowl Weekend Basketball

Forgotten 5’s Guide To College Basketball For The Final Weekend Of January

Another week has passed and the Forgotten 5 bubble has gotten smaller and smaller with disappointing losses in conference play. Teams like Oakland (lost four of last five), East Tennessee State (two SoCon losses), Nevada (second loss to Fresno State), and Richmond (lost two of last three) will have to win their respective conference tournaments … Continue reading Forgotten 5’s Guide To College Basketball For The Final Weekend Of January