NCAA tournament selection committee releases official seed list


Shortly after the bracket for the 2015 NCAA tournament was revealed, the NCAA tournament selection committee released its full seed list of the 68 teams in this year’s field. Of course Kentucky is at the top, followed by Villanova, Duke and Wisconsin with Virginia being the top two-seed in the field.

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And of the at-large selections UCLA, a choice that surprised many, was the final team placed into the main field. The Bruins, 42nd on the seed list, were placed ahead of Ole Miss, BYU, Boise State and Dayton.

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1. Kentucky
2. Villanova
3. Duke
4. Wisconsin
5. Virginia
6. Arizona
7. Gonzaga
8. Kansas
9. Iowa State
10. Baylor
11. Oklahoma
12. Notre Dame
13. North Carolina
14. Maryland
15. Louisville
16. Georgetown
17. Utah
18. Arkansas
19. West Virginia
20. Northern Iowa
21. SMU
22. Providence
23. Butler
24. Xavier
25. Michigan State
26. Wichita State
27. Iowa
28. VCU
29. Cincinnati
30. Oregon
31. NC State
32. San Diego State
33. St. John’s
34. Oklahoma State
35. LSU
36. Purdue
37. Indiana
38. Davidson
39. Ohio State
40. Georgia
41. Texas
42. UCLA
43. Ole Miss
44. BYU
45. Boise State
46. Dayton
47. Wyoming
48. Buffalo
49. Wofford
50. Stephen F. Austin
51. Valparaiso
52. Harvard
53. Eastern Washington
54. UC Irvine
55. Georgia State
56. Northeastern
57. UAB
58. Albany
59. New Mexico State
60. Belmont
61. Texas Southern
62. North Dakota State
63. Lafayette
64. Coastal Carolina
65. North Florida
66. Robert Morris
67. Manhattan
68. Hampton

VIDEO: Zion Williamson throws down a vicious putback

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Zion Williamson made another highlight-reel play on Saturday outside of Atlanta as he threw down a vicious putback dunk at the Best of the South.

The five-star prospect has returned from a minor knee injury this spring to look like his old self in July as he’s entertained packed gyms of fans and college coaches the last two weeks.

The Class of 2018 star is currently regarded as the No. 3 overall prospect in the latest national rankings.

(h/t: Courtside Films)

Five-star 2018 point guard Darius Garland cuts list to six schools

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Five-star Class of 2018 point guard Darius Garland revealed the final six schools that he’s considering on Friday.

The N0. 12 overall prospect in the Class of 2018, according to Rivals, the 6-foot-0 Garland is one of the top floor generals in the nation as he is still considering Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA and Vanderbilt.

A native of Nashville, Garland is a potentially elite perimeter threat at the college level as he’s one of the more deadly three-point marksmen in the nation.

Garland spent this spring and summer playing with Bradley Beal Elite in the Nike EYBL as he averaged 16.8 points and 4.8 assists per game in the league this spring.

VIDEO: Kentucky’s John Calipari participates in the #DriveByDunkChallenge

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The #DriveByDunkChallenge is sweeping the nation on social media this summer.

Rules to participate are pretty simple:

  1. Drive around in your vehicle.
  2. Find a basketball hoop (or a basketball ring if you’re Ted Cruz) on a random driveway.
  3. Run out of your car and dunk on that random hoop while a friend films.
  4. Run back to your car and drive away.

Let Anthony Davis show you how it works:

Pretty simple, right?

The #DriveByDunkChallenge isn’t raising money or awareness for ALS like the #IceBucketChallenge did three years ago, but it’s something harmless and fun to do to pass the time during the dog days of summer.

Sensing an opportunity to join an Internet craze, while also following in the footsteps of his former player Kentucky star, Wildcats head coach John Calipari got involved with his own dunk late Friday night.

And his video is much funnier than I thought it would be.

While most #DriveByDunkChallenge videos are done by healthy and spry teenagers who are cruising neighborhoods during the day, Calipari, and his hip replacement, got in on the fun with a late-night dunk.

I love that Calipari ditched the ball behind his back while running back to the car after the dunk.

Most people who participate in the challenge usually have their own ball and keep it with them through completion. But Calipari either picked up a random ball in the driveway or just he lost the handle with his own ball and had a turnover.

The next time Calipari goes hard on one of his point guards for losing control and playing too fast, remember this moment.

Creighton’s Khyri Thomas posterizes defender

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Creighton rising junior wing Khyri Thomas, like several of his teammates, are taking part in the Omaha Summer League this offseason.

On Thursday night, the 6-foot-3, 205-lb. Thomas eviscerated a defender with a one-handed posterization.

Thomas is coming off a breakout sophomore campaign for the Bluejays. He started all 35 games, averaging 12.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Aside from the increase in offensive production, Thomas served as one of the top defenders in the Big East. He shared the Big East Defensive Player of the Year Award with Villanova’s Josh Hart and Mikal Bridges.

Zion Williamson throws down 360 windmill dunk

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Zion Williamson added another jaw-dropping dunk in the layup lines on the first night of the second live evaluation period.

Williamson and his SC Supreme team took on Each 1 Teach 1 at the Hoopseen Best of the South at the LakePoint Sporting Community in greater Atlanta.

The 6-foot-7 power forward threw down a 360 windmill dunk during his pregame routines.

Each 1 Teach 1 would pick up a 70-67 victory over SC Supreme. Williamson would end with a monster stat line of 37 points and seven rebounds.