NBA Draft: The (potential) studs

The calendar has officially flipped to May and the NBA Draft is just eight short weeks away. Some prospects are finishing up their final semesters of college (like you and I) while some have already left to prepare for the spring combines (not like you and I).

Earlier, we here at Dorm Room Hoops let you in on who we thought was going to be a reach and eventually be a dud in the this draft class. Now, sit back and learn who this year’s studs are in the 2015 NBA Draft Class.

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Instant Analysis: No. 2 Arizona moves on

The game started how Ohio State wanted it to start. You couldn’t have asked for a better half of basketball. Arizona came in as a 2-seed and completely dominated its first match-up against Texas Southern but today was a different story going against the highly under-rated Buckeyes and D’Angelo Russell. Russell has stepped into the national spotlight by leading the NCAA in points per game by a freshman. And if you can remember Ohio State sent Arizona packing two years ago in the West Regional semifinals, but it didn’t happen this time despite a great effort from Ohio State. Arizona pulled away late for a 73-58 win.

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Preview: No. 10 Ohio State vs No. 2 Arizona

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With No. 10 Ohio State’s close win over VCU in the round of 64, they move on to face a tough No. 2 Arizona Wildcats team on Saturday. This will be no easy one for Thad Matta’s squad, as the Wildcats Pack-line defense is sure to cause trouble.

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Instant Analysis: Badgers top Buckeyes in blowout

Not many teams can step on the court and control the game in such a fashion as No. 6 Wisconsin did this evening against No. 23 Ohio State. The Badgers put their foot on the gas and didn’t let up, rolling to a 72-48 win. With only a small scare midway through the second, Wisconsin put on another showing as they work toward a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

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BGOC: #6 Wisconsin at #23 Ohio State

One week from today, we will have the bracket of the 68 teams that have made the big dance.  Wisconsin will try to make its case for one of the four 1-seeds in this final week, and it starts today when they face the Buckeyes of Ohio State at 4:30 ET.  If a top team falls this week, and Wisconsin is able to put it on Ohio State today and then runs the table in the conference tournament, there is a good chance it could move up to one of those four spots.  Wisconsin has already claimed the Big Ten regular season title after it beat Minnesota on Thursday. Ohio State, a projected 8-seed by ESPN’s Joe Lunardi, is coming off back-to-back road wins where it faced a second half deficit.

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A Weekend of Heartbreakers

Even the best Hollywood movie screenwriter couldn’t have written a more perfect ending for Michigan State on Saturday.

Tied at 56-56 with No. 22 Ohio State, Denzel Valentine – yes, really – hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds left in regulation to lift the Spartans to a key win on – yes, really – Valentine’s Day.

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