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Conference Realignment Rough Cut

I have been playing around with clustering to try and realign college basketball into something that makes a bit more sense than our current conference configurations. I’m not sure I’ve succeeded, but here’s my first attempt.

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LIU Brooklyn Will Hire Derek Kellogg

Multiple reports have confirmed the news first Tweeted by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that former UMass head coach Derek Kellogg will be announced as the 14th head coach in LIU Brooklyn history tomorrow.

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Another Season In The Books

The North Carolina Tar Heels are the 2016-17 national champions thanks to their hard fought 71-65 victory over Gonzaga in an incredibly sloppy final.

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Saint Peter’s Is The CIT Champion

The CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship trophy will be hopping just across the river from Manhattan to Jersey City, as Saint Peter’s defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 62-61 to take home the title.

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Cal State Bakersfield’s Cinderella Run Ends In NIT Semifinals

The dream of back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances died on March 11, 2017, but Cal State Bakersfield and head coach Rod Barnes still did something no team had ever done before.

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Final Four Assist Networks

The Final Four is set with Gonzaga vs. South Carolina and North Carolina vs. Oregon facing off in Phoenix on Saturday. During the NCAA Tournament I’ve been playing with network graphs showing player connections through assists. The networks for these four teams all show different patterns.

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Jack Perri Out At LIU Brooklyn

In a stunning decision, LIU Brooklyn has decided to not renew head coach Jack Perri’s contract when it expires in August.

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About Last Night: March 18, 2017

Behind the scenes of the NCAA Tournament there was some CIT and NIT action yesterday as well, including a matchup of two programs that like to run and play offense (and haven’t known this type of winning for awhile).

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About Last Night: March 17, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day didn’t bring any luck for mid-majors, but there were some great games. Unfortunately the NYC-area teams are dropping like flies.

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About Last Night: March 16, 2017

Mount St. Mary’s played an incredible half against Villanova and there was lots of other action around the country on a big day for the college basketball postseason.

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