Palestra Back’s 2019 March Madness Headquarters

Thanks for visiting Palestra Back during college basketball’s most exciting time of year! We’re glad you chose this blog as a resource for information, opinions, and silliness during March Madness. Shane McNichol, who writes everything here at PB, also contributes his work to other college basketball outlets. Below you can find anything he’s had published in the the last several weeks that will help you fill out your bracket and enjoy the games this month. 

And while you’re here, sign up for the Palestra Back Fantasy Shootout. It’s the most fun way to enjoy the Big Dance.


These are behind the ESPN+ paywall. Sorry for non-subscribers. 

  1. Gonzaga
  2. St. Mary’s
  3. Villanova
  4. Marquette
  5. Seton Hall
  6. St. John’s
  7. Vermont
  8. Yale
  9. UC Irvine
  10. North Carolina Central

Palestra Back

March 26 The Most Important Match-Ups in the Sweet Sixteen

March 19 Building Cinderella Blueprints for Yale, Vermont, and Northeastern

March 9Four Teams That Are Primed to Be Upset By Cinderellas

March 1Has the 3-Point Revolution Hurt Some College Basketball Teams?

January 21 Tennessee is a Legitimate Final Four and National Championship Contender

December 28 Virginia is Virginia Again, Whether You Like It Or Not

Larry Brown Sports

Recaps of every NCAA Tournament Day:

Elite EightSunday

Elite EightSaturday

Sweet SixteenFriday

Sweet SixteenThursday

Round 2Sunday

Round 2Saturday

Round 1Friday

Round 1Thursday

March 17 Biggest takeaways from the NCAA Tournament bracket reveal

March 1 Eight teams that could make a surprising run to the Final Four

February 22 Ranking the top 10 NCAA championship contenders

February 8 10 potential March Madness sleepers


There’s plenty more if you click around on each of those sites, but I appreciate any time at all you spend with any of the material above.

Shane McNichol is the founder, editor, and senior writer at He has also contributed to, Rush The Court, Larry Brown Sports, and USA Today Sports Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @OnTheShaneTrain. You can find every post from this blog on Twitter by following @PalestraBack.


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