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March 30th

Stock Watch: Sweet 16 & Elite 8

Mon, 03/30/2009 - 10:09pm

By Aran Smith

This is make or break time for this year's draft prospects to make a strong impression on NBA scouts. With the tournament field dwindling from 16 to 4 teams over the weekend, the intensity and importance of player's performances ratcheted up a notch. Each game can swing a players draft stock significantly, as scouts want to see what a player is made of when all the chips are down.

March 29th

2009 NCAA Tournament Player Pool: Update #2

Sun, 03/29/2009 - 5:49pm

On March 19th we explained the rules to our "battle of the sites" contest between and NBA based sister site Now with just 3 tourney games left, the outcome is becoming clearer: Team holds a commanding 90 point lead at 1453 points to 1363 and a one player advantage heading into the final four.

Here are the results (both team and individual) thus far:

March 27th

Sophomore Rankings Updated

Fri, 03/27/2009 - 12:27pm

Many have called this the greatest class of all time, the (2011) sophomore class features 9 players projected in this year's first round. After putting 10 players in the first round (7 in the lottery) in 2008, this class remains the strongest at the college level including college's premiere talent Blake Griffin. The classes of 2010 and 2011 were both incredibly deep and talented which have made the current freshmen (2012) and high school senior (2013) classes pale in comparison.

Top 5 Sophomores

March 24th

NBA Draft: Stock Watch

Tue, 03/24/2009 - 3:30pm

March 22nd

2009 Hoops Summit Roster

Sun, 03/22/2009 - 9:01pm

The USA and World Select teams will face off at 7 p.m. (PDT) on April 11, at the Rose Garden in Portland, OR.

2009 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Select Team

Inside the College Game

Sun, 03/22/2009 - 8:56pm

The first weekend of games is over and, as always, it delivered the goods. All four #1 seeds remain. The Big East has five teams in the Sweet 16 and has left no doubt to which conference was king this year. North Carolina got their point guard back, but is he completely healthy? Here is a deeper look at the results of the 1st & 2nd rounds of the NCAA tournament.

Top Performers

2009 NCAA Tournament Player Pool: Update

Sun, 03/22/2009 - 5:00pm

On Thursday we explained the rules to our site vs site fantasy contest between and NBA based sister site Through the first 2 rounds of the NCAA tourney here are the results: Team holds a slim 17 point lead at 918 points to 901, as well as 22 players remaining to 21 (for moving into the Sweet 16.

Here are the results (both team and individual) thus far:

March 18th

2009 NCAA Tournament Player Pool

Thu, 03/19/2009 - 6:04am
We here at and its sister site,, enjoy competing in anyway possible to prove who knows the most about basketball. So NCAA Tournament brackets and NBA mock drafts and player rankings sometimes just aren't enough.

Bracket Busters

Wed, 03/18/2009 - 9:58pm

Inside the College Game

Wed, 03/18/2009 - 1:27pm

Pitino Looking for Another Title