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4th Annual College Court Report 351-Team Ultimate Bracket

Zach Collins, Nigel Williams-Goss (5), and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are the top seed in our 351 team ultimate bracket.
Zach Collins, Nigel Williams-Goss (5), and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are the top seed in our 351 team ultimate bracket.

Every year, teams see their dreams of making the NCAA Tournament come true, while others accept bids into other post-season tournaments.

Last season, 68 teams made the NCAA Tournament, 32 made the NIT, 16 made the College Basketball Invitational, 32 made the CollegeInsider.Com Tournament, and 8 teams took part in the inaugural Vegas 16 tournament. If the math is correct, that leaves 195 teams without a spot in post-season play.

Some teams aren’t even eligible for post-season play due to off-court issues, whether it’s due to low APR scorers or self-imposed bans.

That’s where we come in. We don’t discriminate, and even teams who aren’t eligible in the real world are welcome in our eyes. Living up to the Canadian stereotype of always being nice, we have included all 351 teams into one hypothetical post-season tournament.

For the fourth year in a row, the College Court Report 351-Team Ultimate Bracket is back to give a look at what it would be like if every single team in the country took part in the same post-season tournament. Continue reading 4th Annual College Court Report 351-Team Ultimate Bracket

RECAP: Notre Dame Takes Down NC State Behind Beachem’s Career High Seven Three Pointers

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Saturday was a big day for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as they won their 10th ACC game of the season, defeating the NC State Wolfpack 81-72.

In addition to their 10th ACC win, Notre Dame will finish the season with a winning league road record, something Mike Brey is very proud of.

“10 league wins in this league this year, is something to be really proud of”.

NC State is a well coached team; a team that Mike Brey knew the Irish couldn’t take lightly.

“I talked to them [players] very openly and said ‘you know fellas I think we’ll get their Duke effort tonight’”. He later went on to say to the media, “don’t be surprised if you know they do somethings interesting here in the regular season, especially in Brooklyn”.

Brooklyn will be the location of the upcoming ACC tournament as Notre Dame will try to win the league title since taking it in 2015.

Continue reading RECAP: Notre Dame Takes Down NC State Behind Beachem’s Career High Seven Three Pointers

RECAP: Notre Dame knocks off #14 Florida State behind Colson’s 33-point game

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To the media, Notre Dame’s victory over the Florida State Seminoles may have been an upset, but to the Irish, they know they are one of the elite teams in the ACC regardless of their recent four game losing streak.

Notre Dame knocked off the Seminoles 84-72 behind their electric home crowd, getting the Irish back on track after a rough start to the month of February.

Saturday was a sight for many new things such as Steve Vasturia laying down a monster dunk, Irish basketball fans tailgating in February, Temple (TJ) Gibbs entering the starting lineup and Bonzie Colson entering the 1,000 point club at Notre Dame.

With Mike Brey still struggling to find that key 5th member of his starting line up, the coach decided to go to a four guard starting five, giving the freshman, Temple Gibbs, his first start of his career.

“Playing big guys, that maybe overrated!” said a laughing Coach Mike Brey.

The rising freshman entered Saturday’s game averaging 5.3 points and two assists. Gibbs has had five double digit scoring games this season with his last big performance coming against Duke in which he recorded 12 points. Gibbs also had a big game the last time the Irish faced the Seminoles as he scored 12 points.

Notre Dame lost part one of the two game series between the Seminoles, as the Fighting Irish only lost by three in Tallahassee back in January.

The Irish have since fell out of the AP top 25 after a tough four game losing streak, but looked to seek revenge over the #14 Florida State Seminoles with their home crowd to back them up.

Continue reading RECAP: Notre Dame knocks off #14 Florida State behind Colson’s 33-point game

RECAP: Notre Dame Can’t Hang Around With Duke; Extend Losing Streak To Three

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish had a tremendous start to their ACC campaign that included big wins against Syracuse, Miami, Pittsburgh, and Louisville.

However, the Irish have run into a little bit of a dry spell, losing their last three games to Virginia, Georgia Tech at the buzzer, and now the Duke Blue Devils.

Notre Dame has to suffered to 6-4 in conference play and have dropped to fifth place in the ACC standings after a long stint in first place. However, with the ACC as deep as it is, the Irish were bound to lose a few games.

In the last few seasons, the Fighting Irish have been victorious in their series with the Blue Devils, winning both games last season, and winning two out of the three games the season before that, including a huge win to advance to the ACC conference championships in which they went on to win for the first time in program history.

Duke currently sits at 6th in the ACC, losing to Virginia Tech, NC State, Louisville, Florida State and an early season two point loss to the Kansas Jaw Hawks. On the other hand, they have destroyed Georgia Tech, beaten a struggling Michigan State team as well as nationally ranked Florida.

One of the nations most scrutinized players, Grayson Allen has been notorious for his unsportsmanlike behaviour on his opponents. The Duke guard is constantly the centre of attention when it comes to college basketball as every game seems to have a new incident of him kicking or knocking down a player. The fans in South Bend experienced it first hand, and Mike Brey was not pleased.

Continue reading RECAP: Notre Dame Can’t Hang Around With Duke; Extend Losing Streak To Three

RECAP: Notre Dame Falls To Georgia Tech At Buzzer; Fall To 6-3 In League Play

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(Source: Notre Dame Athletics)

In a day where the upset bug spread around the ACC conference, Notre Dame became the first victim to lose to an unranked opponent as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets upset the #14 Fighting Irish 62-60.

Following Notre Dame’s loss, Florida State and North Carolina became the other victims of the upset plague, as the Seminoles lost to Syracuse where as the Tar Heels were routed by Miami. While Notre Dame had lost to Florida State and has yet to play the Tar Heels, they have beaten both teams that upset the top teams in the ACC.

Before Georgia Tech’s big win over the top ranked Seminoles last Wednesday night, the Yellow Jackets were 11-8 and seemed like an easy team the Fighting Irish could get passed before taking on their next opponent in the Duke Blue Devils.

However, Georgia Tech’s 22 point win over the Seminoles proved how deep the ACC really is and how capable they are to hanging around with the nations best teams.

Notre Dame and Georgia Tech split last years series, with the Irish taking care of business at home while falling to the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta by one point later in the season.

Last years second meeting between these two teams came down to the last second and this years match followed suit.

Continue reading RECAP: Notre Dame Falls To Georgia Tech At Buzzer; Fall To 6-3 In League Play

North Carolina’s Theo Pinson ruled OUT, no timetable on return

Photo courtesy of Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports.

Since Theo Pinson has returned from a broken right foot, the North Carolina Tar Heels are a perfect 6-0.

Unfortunately for Roy Williams, life without the junior has re-emerged.

Per a press release, Pinson is ruled out from tomorrow’s contest at Miami. Last night, the 6’6″ forward rolled his ankle during North Carolina’s 91-72 victory over Virginia Tech. No timetable exists for how long his absence will last. Continue reading North Carolina’s Theo Pinson ruled OUT, no timetable on return