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Matt Ignal

Matt Ignal

Matt Ignal is the staff writer for The Game Theory Podcast w/ Sam Vecenie and a Roundtable panelist on the Boston Celtics Newsfeed on CLNS Radio.  Subscribe to Celtics Newsfeed on iTunes and Stitcher.

Follow Matt on Twitter @mattignal

In the latest Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Mike Rutherford about their favorite NCAA Tournament memories, both of which have occurred in the last four years. Then, they go reasonably in-depth on Louisville, one of the most interesting teams in the NCAA Tournament due to their defensive talent, athleticism, and the matchup problems they can pose. Next, they get into an in-depth breakdown of some Cinderellas, including UNC-Wilmington, Middle Tennessee, Winthrop, East Tennessee State, and others. What do you need to know before picking upsets in your bracket pool? Finally, they close by noting how there have been fewer buzzer beaters this year than last, hoping for that to change as soon as possible.  Our sponsors today are MyBookie, where you can get a 50% first time deposit bonus by using the promo code "THEORY", and SeatGeek, where you can get a $20 rebate by using the promo code "GAMETHEORY" in the settings tab. You can follow Sam over at @Sam_Vecenie, and follow Mike at @CardChronicle. Read his work at SBNation.com, as well as listen to his show over at 93.9 The Ville in Louisville.

In this Celtics Roundtable, Jonathan Levy alongside Matt and Jon Ignal break down the race for the top two slots in the East and ask what they are most watching out for down the stretch. Use the promo code CELTSNEWS on your next SeatGeek purchase for $20. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

In this Game Theory episode, Reags from over at Barstool hops on with Sam Vecenie just minutes after the Selection Sunday bracket was revealed to show the path to the NCAA Tournament. They break down every game and make Final Four picks.

In this Game Theory episode, Sam Vecenie chats with Mark Titus from over at The Ringer about a variety of topics related to college basketball heading into the NCAA Tournament.  First, they talk about Frank Mason, and the important release of BIFM 2 by RedHead. Also, do they know more about our favorite basketball players because of the social media era?  Second, they talk about the state of Ohio State basketball? Neither of them are in favor of getting rid of Thad Matta, but then again they're not exactly biased. More than that though, how good is this program? What can be done to change its fortunes? How far away is Ohio State from making the NCAA Tournament again?  Then, they ask the question that is taking college basketball by storm: IS DUKE BACK? Really, then they chat about how this Duke basketball season has possibly been the most interesting of any college basketball season in the last decade. Finally, they chat about how insufferable the NBA vs. college basketball fan argument can be, as well as give their picks for the most likely teams to make the Final Four as well as the teams we like more than most other people do.  You can use the promo code "GAMETHEORY" to get a $20 rebate from Seat Geek. Also, you can follow Mark over at @clubtrillion.


Jonathan Levy, Evan Valenti, and Zaire appear on the Celtics Roundtable to discuss the Celtics MASSIVE victory over the Warriors. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable. Use the SeatGeek Promo Code "CELTSNEWS" for a $20 rebate on your next purchase.

The Roundtable asks if the Celtics should stomach the potential logjam for a year or trade away one of their guards at the draft if they select Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball. Zaire, Evan Valenti, and Matt and Jon Ignal are on this one. Use the Promo Code "CELTSNEWS" on your next SeatGeek purchase to save $20. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

Sam Vecenie chats with Reags at Barstool about the six high-major leagues conference tournaments (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Pac-12, SEC, in that order). But before that, they discuss LaVar Ball and the ridiculousness of the conversation surrounding him, as well as trying to fix mid-major conference tournaments by rigging the system for conference champions.  This episode is sponsored by Seat Geek, where you can get a $20 rebate by using the promo code "GAMETHEORY" in settings tab. You can follow Reags at @BarstoolReags.

Jaylen Brown's hot streak, favorite lineups, Bogut's injury, Bradley vs. Smart, and more are covered in this multi-topic podcast with Matt and Jonathan Ignal, Zaire, and Evan Valenti.

Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable. 

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by SeatGeek. Use the promo code CELTSNEWS to get a $20 rebate after your first purchase!

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 06:53

College Basketball All-Conference Awards

Rob Dauster at NBC Sports joins Sam Vecenie on Game Theory to hand out some personal all-conference awards after drinking mimosas on a Sunday afternoon. Your full list of winners:  Big Ten POY: Caleb Swanigan; DPOY: Ethan Happ; COY: Chris Collins; FOY: Bridges; All-BIG Ten Team: Swanigan, Ethan Happ, Bridges, Melo Trimble, Malcolm Hill Pac-12: POY: Lonzo Ball; DPOY: Jordan Bell; COY: Sean Miller; FOY: Ball; All-PAC-12: Ball, Dillon Brooks, Lauri Markkanen, Markelle Fultz, Derrick White Big-12 POY: Frank Mason; DPOY: Jo Lual-Acuil; COY: Scott Drew; FOY: Josh Jackson; All-Big 12: Mason, Johnathan Motley, Jackson, Jawun Evans, Monte Morris ACC: POY: Luke Kennard; DPOY: Ben Lammers; COY: Mike Brey; FOY: Dennis Smith; All-ACC: Kennard, Justin Jackson, John Collins, Donovan Mitchell, Smith Big East POY: Josh Hart; DPOY: Khyri Thomas, Creighton; FOY: Shamorie Ponds; COY: Ed Cooley; All-Big East: Hart, Angel Delgado, Jalen Brunson, Rodney Pryor, Trevon Bluiett SEC POY: Malik Monk; DPOY: Sindarius Thornwell; FOY: Monk; COY: Mike White; All-SEC: Monk, De'Aaron Fox, Thornwell, Yante Maten, Moses Kingsley. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by SeatGeek. Use the promo code Game Theory to get a $20 rebate after your first purchase!

This Celtics Power Rankings Roundtable segment features Jonathan Levy alongside Matt and Jon Ignal. Where do Isaiah and Al Horford rank after an up-and-down week? What about Jaylen Brown? Download the free Seatgeek app and use the promo code CELTSNEWS to receive $20. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable

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