Author Archives: Kevin Whitaker

Postseason Preview: Harvard vs. Cincinnati, NCAA Round of 64

The game: No. 12 Harvard (26-4) vs. No. 5 Cincinnati (27-6); 2:10 ET Thursday, TNT, in Spokane, Wash. One key chart: Which players in the NCAA tournament bear the largest share of their teams’ scoring loads? By pure points per … Continue reading

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No. 12 Harvard draws No. 5 Cincinnati in NCAA tournament

For the third consecutive year, Harvard is headed west for the NCAA tournament. The 12-seed Crimson will play 5-seed Cincinnati in Spokane, Wash., on Thursday, tipping off at 2:10 ET. In the world of NCAA tournament selection, Harvard’s 12-seed wasn’t … Continue reading

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Should Ivy League basketball have a conference tournament?

It’s the eternal topic of Ancient Eight debate: Should the Ivy League, like every other Division-I conference, have a postseason tournament to decide its automatic NCAA bid? The pros and cons of small-conference tournaments have become a national conversation this … Continue reading

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American shuts down BU, advances to NCAA tournament

With an NCAA tournament bid on the line Wednesday night, Boston University’s offense suffered 40 minutes of Murphy’s Law at the worst possible time. The regular-season Patriot League champions, who had scored 91 points in each of their first two … Continue reading

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Postseason Preview: Boston College vs. Georgia Tech, ACC First Round

Also see the Postseason Preview for BU-American in tonight’s Patriot League championship game. The game: 14. Boston College (8-23 overall, 4-14 ACC) vs. 11. Georgia Tech (15-16, 6-12); 7:00 Wednesday, ESPN2. In-league efficiency: BC: -.08 (1.09 pts/poss, 1.17 allowed); GT: … Continue reading

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Postseason Preview: American vs. Boston U., Patriot League final

The game: 2. American (19-12 overall, 13-5 Patriot) vs. 1. Boston University (24-9, 15-3); 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, CBSSN. In-league efficiency: American: +.11 (1.08 pts/poss, .97 allowed); BU +.10 (1.08 pts/poss, .98 allowed) One key chart: BU’s offense, catching fire at … Continue reading

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Postseason Preview: Northeastern vs. Delaware, CAA semifinal

The game: 5. Northeastern (11-20 overall, 7-9 Colonial) vs. 1. Delaware (24-9, 14-2), at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, NBCSN. In-league efficiency: Northeastern: -.02 (1.00 pts/poss, 1.02 allowed); Delaware: +.08 (1.11 pts/poss; 1.03 allowed) One key chart: Eighteen minutes against Georgetown aside, … Continue reading

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