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Bill Frieder looks ahead to 2017

14 April 2016 Comments are off for this post.
Coaches and players are on the move! Let’s face it basketball fans, transfers are as much a part of college basketball as are incoming freshmen. Several good ones are on the move, and several players still have…
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Bill Frieder looks back on an all-time classic

07 April 2016 Comments are off for this post.
I have been around basketball for a long time, yet I wasn’t smart enough to see the national champions right in front of me for the past few weeks. I had Miami as a sleeper and Villanova took them out. Everyone loved Kansas (including me), yet Jay Wright’s crew wasn’t…
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Villanova guard Josh Hart (3) shoots against Oklahoma during the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig, NCAA Photos Pool)

Final Four Highlights: Villanova downs Oklahoma in record-breaking blowout

02 April 2016 Comments are off for this post.
HOUSTON – The Villanova Wildcats are heading to the National Championship Game for the first time in 31 years thanks to the biggest blowout in Final Four history. The Wildcats shot better than 70 percent in defeating Oklahoma 95-51 on Saturday night. Kevin Kugler, Clark Kellogg and John Thompson called…
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Bill Frieder previews the Final Four

30 March 2016 Comments are off for this post.
Well we are off to Houston and just like we all thought it turned out to be…wait, no Kansas? Where is Michigan State? Oregon? Are any No. 1 seeds left? Well, there’s one… All hail the Heels Let’s start with everyone’s favorite to win it all now as North Carolina…
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Bill Frieder dishes on the Sweet 16

22 March 2016 Comments are off for this post.
What a weekend! The bottom line is teams 20 through 70 are all the same, it just depends on who is playing where and who is hot and who is not. Had the NCAA put St. Mary’s, San Diego State or Monmouth in the field and left out Tulsa, Vanderbilt…
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Bill Frieder on the field of 68

15 March 2016 Comments are off for this post.
Well Kansas is the No. 1 overall seed, and while I do think the Jayhawks should’ve been sent to St. Louis, I don’t think anyone should worry about if Kansas and its fans will get to Des Moines. The first round could be in Auckland or Iceland and Jayhawks are…
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Bill Frieder on Kansas, Michigan State, Kentucky and more

09 March 2016 Comments are off for this post.
Well, here we are; midway through Championship Week, and some teams are really hot headed into their conference tournaments. I am looking forward to being at the Conference USA Championship and then heading to New York for Selection Sunday duties to talk about everyone from Austin Peay to the ‘Zags. As…
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Bill Frieder on the Hall, OU-Texas, Duke-UNC and more

02 March 2016 Comments are off for this post.
I really feel good for schools at this time of the year who have great tradition, have struggled recently but are showing signs of life. Seton Hall hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 2006 and has only been there twice in 15 years, but after the big win against…
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