FrontPageBets takes a look at this historic women's college basketball national title game, as the Hawkeyes and Tigers are both playing for their first-ever championship.
One short year ago, college basketball was getting ready for the game of a lifetime: North Carolina vs. Duke at the Final Four. And this year? Well, to put it kindly, who the heck are these guys? The NCAA Tournament, the annual event that has made marketing gold out of the story of underdogs and an anyone-can-win-it free-for-all, has produced an extreme rendition of what happens when all that cherished unpredictability plays itself out to the end. In one Final Four meeting, it will be San Diego State against Florida Atlantic. In the other, it will be Miami vs. UConn. Of the four teams descending on Houston, only one has ever sniffed a Final Four before. It's the first time since 1970 that has happened.
Florida Atlantic and San Diego State are giving the Final Four a mid-major flavor. Their national semifinal marks the second time two mid-majors will meet in the Final Four since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The Owls qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time and have made it a memorable one, rolling all the way into their first Final Four. San Diego State also is in its first Final Four, riding one of the nation's best defenses through the bracket.
Shaka Smart was voted the AP men's basketball coach of the year after leading Marquette to regular-season and Big East Tournament titles. He received 24 of 58 votes from a national panel to beat out Kansas State coach Jerome Tang.
Purdue's Zach Edey was a near-unanimous choice as The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year. He received all but one vote from a 58-person media panel.
Indiana coach Teri Moren is The Associated Press college women's basketball coach of the year. She led Indiana to its first Big Ten regular season championship in 40 years.
FrontPageBets breaks down this national semifinal matchup between the fifth-seeded Hurricanes and fourth-seeded Huskies.
FrontPageBets breaks down this national semifinal matchup between the ninth-seeded Owls and fifth-seeded Aztecs, who are both making their first Final Four appearance.
FrontPageBets takes a look at the point spreads and betting lines for the national semifinals, as well as the odds for each team -- South Carolina, Iowa, Virginia Tech and LSU -- to win the national championship.
San Diego State vs. Creighton odds, picks and predictions: FrontPageBets breaks down this Elite Eight matchup
The 5th-seeded Aztecs and the 6th-seeded Bluejays are looking to make program history as they face off in the South Region final Sunday in Louisville.
Kansas State vs. FAU odds, picks and predictions: FrontPageBets breaks down this Elite Eight matchup
The 3rd-seeded Wildcats will look to hold off the red-hot 9th-seeded Owls in the East Region finals on Saturday from Madison Square Garden.
Iowa State was quick to say that its miserable shooting performance in the NCAA Tournament had nothing to do with some wonky rims in Greensboro, North Carolina. Nevertheless, the Cyclones were among the many teams that struggled during the opening weekend, especially from the 3-point line.
Drew Timme and Jaime Jaquez Jr. grew up in different states, yet often came across each other at AAU tournaments, sometimes as roommates. The two fancy-footworking forwards with the fantastic facial hair will be reunited Thursday night in Las Vegas, when Gonzaga meets UCLA in the NCAA Tournament's West Region semifinals.
Social media has turbocharged March Madness, that one-of-a-kind American sporting event with communal elements already built in long before the internet even existed. Taking advantage of this Madness-fueled social media explosion requires a bit of savvy, discernment and lots of engagement.
Princeton vs. Creighton odds, picks and predictions: FrontPageBets breaks down this Sweet 16 matchup
The Tigers are the third 15 seed to make it to the Sweet 16 in as many years. They'll look to upset the 6th-seeded Bluejays in the South Region semifinals on Friday night in Louisville.
The 3rd-seeded Musketeers will take on the 2nd-seeded Longhorns in the Midwest Region semifinals Friday night from Kansas City.
The 5th-seeded Hurricanes will face the No. 1 Cougars in the Midwest Region semifinals Friday night from Kansas City.
San Diego State vs. Alabama odds, picks and predictions: FrontPageBets breaks down this Sweet 16 matchup
The 5th-seeded Aztecs will face the NCAA Tournament's No. 1 overall seed Crimson Tide in the South Region semifinals on Friday in Louisville.
An event that would have been unthinkable not even a decade ago is coming to Las Vegas this week. That's March Madness. The NCAA Tournament avoided the city for many years because sports betting is legal in it. The governing body for collegiate athletics even had a policy in place of not allowing its championship events to be played in Nevada. But now, with sports betting abound, the NCAA has no qualms about playing in the state. The West Region games to be held this week at T-Mobile Arena are among the many championship events the NCAA has awarded to the city.
The 3rd-seeded Bulldogs will face the 2nd-seeded Bruins in the West Region semifinals on Thursday night in Las Vegas.
The 8th-seeded Razorbacks will face the 4th-seeded Huskies in the West Region semifinals Thursday in Las Vegas.
Michigan State vs. Kansas State odds, picks and predictions: FrontPageBets breaks down this Sweet 16 matchup
The 7th-seeded Spartans will face the 3rd-seeded Wildcats in the East Region semifinals Thursday in New York.
FrontPageBets takes a look at the odds for each of the remaining 16 teams to make the Final Four, as well as to win the national championship.
NCAA Tournament second round picks, predictions: FrontPageBets looks at three best bets for Sunday's slate
Can Fairleigh Dickinson keep the magic going as just the second 16 seed to knock off a No. 1?
Fairleigh Dickinson became the second No. 16 seed in history to win an NCAA Tournament game, stunning top-seeded Purdue 63-58 behind 19 points from Sean Moore and a relentless, hustling defense on Friday night. The shortest team in the tourney, the Knights showed no fear in swarming 7-foot-4 All-America center Zach Edey from the start. FDU’s players were quicker and more composed than the Big Ten champion Boilermakers.