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April 5, 2019 - Tampa, Florida, U.S. - DIRK SHADD   |   Times.The Oregon Ducks and Baylor Lady Bears are seen during the start of the NCAA Women's Final Four semi-final game Friday, April 5, 2019 in Tampa. (Credit Image: © Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via ZUMA Wire)

The Story of My First Final Four Experience by Konner Beste

The Story of My First Final Four Experience by Konner Beste

A rookie to the Final Four, Konner Beste recaps the event and shares why it was a transformational experience in his young coaching career. The Final Four is easily the most important and impactful event for basketball coaches to attend to grow their career. And I wish I would have attended my first one sooner than this

Texas Tech's Norense Odiase, left, and Virginia's Mamadi Diakite battle for a rebound during the first half in the championship of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Crash the Glass: Making a Case for Offensive Rebounding

There is no doubt that offensive rebounding can aid your overall efficiency as an offense. It creates extra opportunities for an offense and can produce high quality looks versus a scrambling defense. For teams that do not shoot the ball particularly well it would seem that offensive rebounding should take on an even more important role. They would seem to need those extra opportunities in order to maintain the kind of offensive efficiency that is necessary to win games.

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NextGen Coaches: Key Takeaways and Videos from the Inaugural Event

NextGen Coaches was created by FastModel Sports and CoachingU to do just that: develop the next generation of elite basketball coaches.  The 2019 Final Four in Minneapolis saw two leaders and long-time partners in the basketball coaching industry, CoachingU and FastModel Sports, team up to present the first ever NextGen Coaches event. An audience of

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Final Four Preview: Virginia Brings Elite Efficiency on Both Sides of the Ball

Head Coach Tony Bennett has Virginia in the Final Four behind the clear concepts that power the Cavaliers offense and defense. Final Four Team Previews: Texas Tech | Michigan State | Auburn Even though the Virginia Cavaliers spent the entire season near the top of the polls, they were probably the #1 seed that was

December 3, 2018 - East Lansing, MI, U.S. - EAST LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 03: Michigan State Spartans guard Cassius Winston (5) rushes up the court in transition during a Big Ten Conference college basketball game between Michigan State and Iowa on December 3, 2018, at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI. (Photo by Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Adam Ruff/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

Final Four Preview: Michigan State’s Championship Identity

An analysis of the culture that defines Michigan State, which has led to another Final Four trip. Plus, some top plays to look for. Final Four Team Previews: Texas Tech | Virginia | Auburn When people mention the Michigan State Spartans basketball program, the first person that comes to mind is Head Coach Tom Izzo.

March 31, 2019 - Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Auburn Tigers' ANFERNEE MCLEMORE sails past Kentucky Wildcats' PJ WASHINGTON for a shot during the second half of the NCAA Midwest Regional Final. Auburn beat Kentucky, 77-71, in overtime, to earn their first trip to the Final Four. (Credit Image: © Rich Sugg/Kansas City Star/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

Final Four Preview: Auburn Combine’s Explosive Offense with Pressure Defense

Here’s how the Auburn Tigers expose opponents on both ends of the floor. Will they continue to do so in the Final Four? Final Four Team Previews: Texas Tech | Virginia | Michigan State Giant killers. That is what the Auburn Tigers have been during their 2019 NCAA Tournament run. The SEC program took down the top

March 24, 2019 - Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S - Texas Tech Red Raiders players set up a zone defense after a timeout in the second round game between the Buffalo Bulls and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Credit Image: © Scott Stuart/ZUMA Wire)

Final Four Preview: Texas Tech Defense Puts Opponents on Red Alert

A look into the defensive principles and philosophies behind 3-seed Texas Tech’s impressive run to the Final Four. Final Four Team Previews: Auburn | Virginia | Michigan State Going into this year’s tournament, it was the Virginia Cavaliers’ defense that had everyone talking. But heading into college basketball’s final weekend, all the chatter is about

December 15, 2018 - Indianapolis, IN, U.S. - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 15: Purdue Boilermakers guard Carsen Edwards (3) dribbles on the perimeter during the Crossroads Classic basketball game between the Purdue Boilermakers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish on December 15, 2018, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire) (Credit Image: © Zach Bolinger/Icon SMI via ZUMA Press)

NCAA Tournament: Top Plays from the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight

A recap of the most important and unique plays from the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight – download these sets now! Another wild weekend of March Madness produced some excellent #XsOs! From ATO’s to Press Breaks, BLOB’s to SLOB’s, Quick Hitters to multi-option sets, here are some of the most unique and important plays we saw

March 8, 2019: Virginia Tech Hokies coach Buzz Williams call a play during NCAA basketball action between the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes and the Virginia Tech Hokies at Cassell Coliseum Blacksburg, VA. Virginia Tech defeats Miami (Fl) 84 -70. Jonathan Huff/CSM(Credit Image: © Jonathan Huff/CSM via ZUMA Wire)

NCAA Tournament: Viewing Guide by Style of Play

No matter what type of basketball you prefer to watch, the NCAA Tournament has it. Here’s who to watch based on style of play. The beauty of the NCAA Tournament is that it has something to offer for everyone. Upsets, check. Blue-bloods, check. Great defense, check. Creative plays, check. Whatever you are looking for, the tournament

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