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St. Mary’s College Chasing Fifth NCAA Bid In Eight Seasons

Bay Area residents generally don’t think of St. Mary’s College in Moraga as being a basketball powerhouse, but the Gaels basketball team is on the verge of making the NCAA Championship Tournament for the fifth time in eight seasons if they can make a good showing this week in the West Coast Conference tournament.

03/05/2015

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Santa Clara Basketball Isn’t What It Used To Be

There were days not so long ago when Santa Clara was the team none of the big boys wanted to play in the NCAA Tournament. Now, the Broncos struggle to even win the West Coast Conference title, thanks to the emergence of Gonzaga. But if there had been no Santa Clara, there would not be Gonzaga today.

03/03/2015

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The Pac-12’s Overall Weakness Hurts Bay Area Basketball Teams

It’s a down year for the Pac-12 in men’s basketball, as the conference is the “worst” of the Big Five this year, and when you throw in the basketball-only Big East Conference, the Pac-12 looks even worse in league comparisons. That hurts a borderline NCAA Tournament team like Stanford and absolutely pains a long-shot squad like Cal.

03/03/2015

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On The NCAA Bubble, Stanford Drops A Costly Game At Home To Oregon

The Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team lost to the Oregon Ducks at home Sunday night by a score of 73-70, and that leaves the team with an 18-10 record this year—including just 9-7 in Pac-12 play with a road trip to Arizona looming at the end of the week. The Cardinal will need at least one win in their final two conference games to secure a winning league record, a key mark for the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee.

03/02/2015

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California Golden Bears Looking For An Arizona Sweep This Week

The Cal Bears men’s basketball team will need a big finish to the 2014-15 season if they hope to make the NCAA tournament in March. Currently sitting at 17-12 with two games left in Pac-12 play, the Golden Bears need to get to .500 in conference and 20 wins on the season to have any chance at the Big Dance. Can they do it with two road games in Arizona this week? It will be tough.

03/02/2015

Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks scrambles for a touchdown against the Arizona Wildcats during the first half of the PAC-12 Championships at Levi's Stadium on December 5, 2014 in Santa Clara. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

49ers To Bid On Hosting College Football Championship Game At Levi’s Stadium

The San Francisco 49ers will bid to host the college football playoff championship game at Levi’s Stadium.

02/26/2015

Stanford v Kansas

Stanford Tops Cal 72-61

Stanford led the entire game and was up by 15 with nine minutes left to play before Cal made a late push.

02/21/2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 02: Anthony Davis #23 of the Kentucky Wildcats looks on before taking on the Kansas Jayhawks in the National Championship Game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on April 2, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Best College Basketball Teams If Players Stayed Four Years

Here’s a scary thought: Anthony Davis, one of the top players in the NBA, would be a college senior this season. If players were forced to stay in school for four years, what would this season look like?

01/28/2015

PALO ALTO, CA - JANUARY 04: The Stanford Cardinal celebrate after they beat the Washington Huskies in overtime at Maples Pavilion on January 4, 2015 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Pac-12 Bracketology: How Many Teams Will Reach NCAA Tournament?

Which Pac-12 teams are in a good position to earn a bid? Which have a lot more work to do? With only two teams ranked in the top 25, there might not be much conference representation at the Big Dance.

01/27/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils walks off the court after the win over the St. John's Red Storm at Madison Square Garden on January 25, 2015 in New York City.Duke defeated St. John's 77-68.Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski recorded his 1,000th win. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

College Basketball Quick Hits: Duke, Virginia Escape

It was a weekend of near upsets in college basketball, as several top teams narrowly escaped against unranked foes. Iowa State was not one of them, falling to Texas Tech on Saturday, but the other favorites held on for victory.

01/26/2015