Benjamin Miraski

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Writer, stat junkie

Managing Editor for Mid-Major Madness, the SBNation mid-major college basketball site. Contributor at Hustle Belt, the SBNation MAC site.

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The Dayton Flyers are on to the Elite 8 after defeating Stanford in a game where they did everything right.

So This is Happening Right Now


University of Dayton right now, everyone (via @Rich_McLoughlin) pic.twitter.com/J3lhRIN10R

— Alex Felser (@afelser) March 28, 2014

Keep Flying? Dayton Live Thread

Need a place to talk about the final mid-major team in the NCAA Tournament as they try and defy the odds again? We have you covered right here.

Previewing Dayton vs. Stanford By the Numbers

If you look at the numbers, Thursday's game between Dayton and Stanford should be pretty close. But one team has an edge at an important decision and should come out with a narrow win.

Latest Odds for Dayton Looking Long

What are the latest odds in Vegas on whether our remaining Cinderella, the Dayton Flyers, is able to continue its run? Well, they might not be the smartest bet on the board.

Wichita State: Relive the Crazy Ending

SBNation's Dan Rubenstein breaks down all of the ridiculous moments from the end of the Wichita State - Kentucky game.

CIT Quarterfinals Schedule

Who is still battling it out in the CIT Quarterfinals? Here is the complete schedule.

Sweet 16 Television Schedule and Announcers

Where can you catch all of the Sweet 16 action on television? Here is the complete television schedule along with announcers for each matchup.

Video: Dayton vs. Stanford Preview #whosgotnext

Who has the edge going into Thursday's game between Dayton and Stanford? We have a video preview from our friends at Campus Insiders.

Relax VCU Fans... For Now


There is no announcement. Scott Kuykendall confirms that there's no progress on hiring Shaka Smart. #mubb

— MU Tribune Sports (@MUTribuneSports) March 24, 2014

* - 1

This Wichita State team was so perfect, there will be no other way to remember them.

Dayton Fans Take to the Streets to Celebrate


There was a party going on in Dayton on Saturday night, and it was well documented on Twitter. Here are the most impressive photos from the night, courtesy of social media.

Shock Em: Sunday Open Thread

Dayton is the lone mid-major survivor from Saturday. Will any of the four teams competing Sunday be able to join the Flyers in the Sweet 16?

Here is Your Dayton Sweet 16 Shirt


The Dayton Flyers are in their 4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen and first since 1984! #MarchMadness http://t.co/D1Al7LYfhE pic.twitter.com/hzvklly8Uj

— Fanatics (@Fanatics) March 23, 2014

Nonstop Flyers!


The Dayton Daily News didn't have a longtime rival to take a shot at this time around, but still honored the Dayton Flyers with its front page. Off to the side you can see the little article "UD students' celebration prompt police presence." Yes, yes it did.

Fan Creates Tekele Cotton Tribute Song

How do you protect yourself from Wichita State's Tekele Cotton stealing the ball? Well, you better put a lock on it.

NCAA Preview: Bison Have Offensive Edge vs. Aztecs

North Dakota State will need to face one of the top defenses in the country Saturday, but they have the offensive goods to still make things happen. So do they have the overall edge, given SDSU's...

Who's Rumbling into the Sweet 16: Saturday Thread

Who will get through into the Sweet 16? We have four teams from Mid-Major Madness vying for a chance on Saturday. We will be watching all day long here.

"BEAR-lieve It"


Hey, @mid_madness, here is today's Macon paper: front page and sports section. I hear it made Sportscenter as well. pic.twitter.com/B686X942gg

— Matt Thompson (@MattThompson87) March 22, 2014

NCAA Tournament Sunday Schedule

Who will punch tickets into the Sweet 16 on Sunday? We have the complete schedule for you along with television coverage and the broadcast teams.

Doug McDermott Too Spicy For Ragin' Cajuns

Sometimes there is little you can do to change your fate. After the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns were matched with Creighton on Sunday, it was all a matter of time before Doug McDermott showed them...

Mercer Keeps Dancing With Win Over Duke

How do you know when you have been impressive out on the college basketball court? One of the best coaches in America, the one you have just beaten, comes into your locker room and tells you so.

The Atlantic STUN


Hey @AtlanticSun, we may need a new logo. pic.twitter.com/J12xokag1f

— FGCU Men's Hoops (@FGCU_MBB) March 21, 2014

Well played, Florida Gulf Coast. Well played.

Mercer Saves America, Beats Duke

Mercer pulls the biggest upset of the NCAA Tournament taking down the Duke Blue Devils in Raleigh, 78-71.

Making Madness: Friday Live Stream

Looking for a place to hang out and watch basketball with a bunch of folks who know about all the underdogs that could pull an upset today? You have come to the right hole in the Internet. Join us...

Boston Herald: "All the Bright Moves"


And because we don't want Harvard to feel left out, the Boston Herald front page (http://t.co/ic1sGm5jhr) pic.twitter.com/gO9aqKiudV

— Mid-Major Madness (@mid_madness) March 21, 2014


The Dayton Paper Had Fun With Their Headline This Morning


Dayton newspaper needling "The" Ohio State today. Hahaha! @ErikAinge3 @JayBayTSR @JaysonSwain @TNSportsRadio pic.twitter.com/UG5jLYBz32

— ReedMoney (@Sean__Reed) March 21, 2014

Not that we blame them for poking fun at Ohio State. I hope they shipped some of these to Michigan, and Athens.

Saturday's NCAA Tournament Schedule

Can Saturday keep the madness going that began Thursday? Here is the complete schedule.

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