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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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Tomorrow's Paper - North Dakota State

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A preview of The Forum cover for Friday after #NDSUBison upset Oklahoma in NCAA tournament. pic.twitter.com/DsxwydycZF

— Eric Peterson (@FargoBigE) March 21, 2014

North Dakota State Knows How to Celebrate

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This is one of the most fun locker room celebrations we have seen. Congrats North Dakota State. You are our Cinderella.

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Video Preview: Michigan State vs. Harvard

Looking for a little insight into the third round matchup between Michigan State and Harvard? Our friends at Campus Insiders have you covered.

Wofford Shoots 1-for-19 from 3, Michigan Survives

Wofford had almost every shot from long range bounce the wrong way Thursday night against Michigan and still almost made a game of it. The Wolverines escape, but just barely.

Backboards Are Tricky

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Wofford went 1-for-19 from 3-point range against Michigan. When you have shots that do this, you aren't having a good night.

Oregon Strangles BYU Shooters, Cougars Fall

BYU was a hot shooting team as the season came to a close, but that changed when they landed in Milwaukee and the rims were unkind to the Cougars. Oregon is moving on to face Wisconsin.

Sanford's Floater Lifts Dayton Over Ohio State

If you could script the opening to the NCAA Tournament, you couldn't come up with a story as large as Dayton beating in-state rival Ohio State on a last second shot. You couldn't even imagine it.

Ready for Takeoff: Thursday 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 all day long for our discussion of Thursday's games.

2014 CIT Video: Four's Long Three Seals Towson Win

Not everyone pays attention to the College Insider Tournament, which is a shame, because then you miss ridiculous moments like this one from Towson's Four McGlynn in their win over USC Upstate.

2014 NIT: Second Round Schedule

Trying to figure out when your NIT team plays next? We have the complete second round schedule plus television coverage.

Cal Poly Survives Aaric Murray, Texas Southern

Texas Southern's Aaric Murray set a new First Four record by scoring 38 points, but it wasn't enough as Cal Poly advanced to take on Wichita State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Bracket Advice: How Michigan St Cuts Down the Nets

Since we have given out so much bracket advice over the last two days, we felt it was only fair to provide a little more. Here is the entire bracket from start to finish to help you make the hard decisions as the hours count down to Thursday's games.

NIT Wednesday: Who to Watch Wednesday Night

What mid-major teams and players should you keep an eye on Wednesday night? We have the lowdown on the best of the best.

What to Watch Wednesday in the NIT

The NIT started with a bang Tuesday night with Robert Morris setting the tone for what should be a very interesting tournament. Wednesday's action should be more of the same. Here is what to watch on Wednesday night.

NCAA Preview: Did Dayton Lose By Avoiding Dayton?

Dayton was on the bubble in the final days leading up to Selection Sunday, but avoided being sent home to Dayton and the First Four. As a reward they will meet Ohio State, a team that looks to have the Flyers overmatched.

2014 NCAA Tournament: More Odds and Ends

Do you want to see the prop bets you can find in Vegas for the NCAA Tournament? We give you the run down of some of the odds you can get on No. 1 seed, upsets and scoring in the Round of 64.

NIT Players and Teams to Watch Tuesday Night

Who should you be keeping an eye on when the NIT tips off Tuesday night? We have a few ideas.

2014 NIT: What to Watch on Tuesday

What should you be watching for when the NIT tips off on Tuesday night? We have the schedule for the evening, plus a look at the most intriguing points of the night.

North Dakota State Looks Like Lock for Upset

North Dakota State has a veteran team with dangerous players both inside and out, going against a young Oklahoma team really reliant on its shooters. This feels really ripe for an upset.

NCAA Tournament Title and Regional Odds

If you wanted the best bets for a Final Four team from the mid-majors, it isn't looking good. And if you wanted the odds for a national champ, it looks even worse. But here is who are the teams to put your money down on in Vegas, if you are inclined.

Chasing Cinderella: Remembering One Magic Night

Do you remember when you first fell in love with Cinderella? We look back at the game that made us start really rooting for underdogs, and how it became what we champion here at Mid-Major Madness.

The Moment That Changed Richmond's Season

Before the month of February began, it appeared that Richmond was on a collision course with the NCAA Tournament. The Spiders were clicking. Then against VCU, the team suffered two losses, one in the box score and one even bigger.

Dayton Preview: Mustangs Ready for Tigers?

Cal Poly might have the best experience coming into the NCAA Tournament for taking on the Texas Southern Tigers and big man Aaric Murray. But do the rest of the Tigers and Cal Poly's offense stand in the way?

2014 College Basketball Invitation Schedule

The 2014 CBI Tournament will begin Tuesday, March 18, with several mid-majors getting a chance to reach the best of three final. Who will take home the trophy from the 16 teams?

San Diego is Awesome!

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There is no CIT selection show, and the San Diego Toreros were feeling a little left out. So they decided to make one of their own.

It is spectacular!

East Region Preview: Michigan State's Time

Virginia scored the top seed in the East, but are they the best team in the region? The Spartans of Michigan State have something to say about that. They look like the class of the field, but could one of the mid-majors here trip them up?

2014 NIT Bracket: Who Will Get to MSG?

Here is everything you need to know about the NIT Bracket. We have the bracket to download, the schedule and the times as we get them. Find it all in one place.

For All Those Dissing BYU at a 10 seed

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If you didn't think that BYU deserved to get in with a 10 seed, then maybe you should watch this. Digger Phelps and Jay Williams both picked the Cougars in a blind resume test, over Florida State and Pitt. They immediately try to back out of the pick, but if you take the names away, the numbers don't lie. The Cougars deserve this trip to the dance.

Midwest Region Preview: Still Loving Wichita State

Wichita State wanted to play the big boys and got the No. 1 seed in a region stacked with high major talent. There are not a lot of mid-majors to hang your hat on here, but the Shockers continue to be one we are watching.

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