2019 SeasonAll times ET

2019 Schedule
1st in MW
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10dMyron Medcalf

Best- and worst-case scenario for each Top 25 team

For some teams, a win in the NCAA tournament would be a significant achievement. For the elite contenders, anything short of a Final Four run would be a disappointment.

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Courtside: Undrafted players, Reid Travis, Kansas & sleepers

Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich reconvene to chat about the draft (4:23), including which players didn't get picked and why the NCAA needs to change the rules (21:13). Plus, the effect of the Reid Travis transfer (26:55), some sleeper teams to keep an eye on (35:01) and much more!

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113dJeff Borzello

Winners, losers from NBA draft early entry deadline

North Carolina, Nevada and UCLA each saw key contributors spurn the NBA and return to school, while defending champion Villanova faces a major roster overhaul.

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133dJeff Borzello

Brown, No. 31 in ESPN 100, chooses Nevada

Nevada landed 6-foot-10 Jordan Brown, the No. 31 recruit and the last uncommitted player left in the ESPN 100 for 2018.

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ESPN 100 Jordan Brown to Nevada. "The have been on me the longest and they have stuck with me through all my ups and downs." Brown tells ESPN

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151dMyron Medcalf

NBA draft departures shake up Way-Too-Early Top 25

The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.

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171dMyron Medcalf

Hoops royalty leads Way-Too-Early Top 25

Villanova reigns as national champion. How does the field stack up for next season? Here's your first look at the best of the best for next season.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

A wild night in the South Region.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Sister Jean on her way back to the locker room. Being treated like a movie star with dozens of photographers snapping photos of the Loyola Chicago star.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Loyola-Chicago is a team that made 40 percent of its 3-pointers this season and nearly 60 percent of its shots inside the arc, all while playing top-30 defense. The Ramblers beat Florida in a true road game. The truth is that this is just a good team with a mid-major name and league. But they're as real as advertised.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Don't tell 11-seed Loyola-Chicago it doesn't belong this deep in the tournament. Not with the way this team has played in high-pressure situations. Nevada made a run late, but Loyola came up with some big-time shots -- none bigger than Marques Townes' three with 7 seconds left -- to hold on and advance. The Ramblers will get the winner of Kentucky-Kansas State on Saturday.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Nevada just doesn't quit (see: Texas, Cincinnati). It looked as if the Wolfpack were done for, playing bad defense and taking wild shots against Loyola, but they never panicked. And it's no wonder when you have a team with so much experience. All five of Eric Musselman's starters are upperclassmen.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Loyola-Chicago gets back on defense. Really making Nevada work to get into the lane. And a Nevada team that loves contested shots is willing to settle instead of work to penetrate. And that has been their downfall. A cold team taking contested shots that aren't falling and refusing to seek an alternative.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

The shots are starting to fall for Nevada (finally) but it won't make a difference if it can't manufacture some stops on the other end of the court. Loyola is getting to the rim too easily.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

What a shift in this game. A Nevada team in complete control with a double-digit lead in the first half. And then they just went cold. Fighting through a double-digit deficit. Loyola-Chicago's patience paid off.

Team Stats

Points Per Game82.618th
Rebounds Per Game35.6172nd
Assists Per Game16.2Tied-28th
Points Allowed73.1191st

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record4-7
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances7