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Top Teams in 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament are Championship Productions’ Authors!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The NCAA D-I Men’s Basketball Tournament officially tips off on Tuesday when the “First Four” games will kick off this year’s tourney. We are excited to see who will emerge as this year’s Cinderella, and also find out which team will claim the title! Championship Productions has had the privilege of working with 40 of the coaches in this year’s field, including the coaches of all four 1-seeds and 11/12 of the top 3 seeds! Now, you can gain knowledge and instruction from some of the best coaches in men’s college basketball. Below is a list of the tournament coaches we have worked with. Check out the world class list of Championship Productions’ authors and what their teams accomplished this year, and click on the coaches’ names to see more information about their products:

#1 seed: Kentucky Wildcats – Head Coach, John Calipari – (34-0) SEC regular season champions, SEC Tournament champions.
#1 seed: Villanova Wildcats – Head Coach, Jay Wright – (32-2) Big East regular season champions, Big East Tournament champions.
#1 seed: Duke Blue Devils – Head Coach, Mike Krzyzewski – (29-4) ACC runner-ups.
#1 seed: Wisconsin Badgers – Head Coach, Bo Ryan – (31-3) Big Ten regular season champions, Big Ten Tournament champions.
#2 seed: Arizona Wildcats – Head Coach, Sean Miller – (31-3) Pac-12 regular season champions, Pac-12 Tournament champions.
#2 seed: Gonzaga Bulldogs – Head Coach, Mark Few – (32-2) WCC regular season champions, WCC Tournament champions.
#2 seed: Kansas Jayhawks – Head Coach, Bill Self – (26-8) Big 12 regular season champions.
#3 seed: Iowa State Cyclones – Head Coach, Fred Hoiberg – (25-8) Big 12 runner-ups. Big 12 Tournament champions.
#3 seed: Baylor Bears – Head Coach, Scott Drew – (24-9) 4th place Big 12.
#3 seed: Oklahoma Sooners – Head Coach, Lon Kruger – (22-10) 3rd place Big 12.
#3 seed: Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Head Coach, Mike Brey – (29-5) 3rd place ACC, ACC Tournament champions.
#4 seed: North Carolina Tar Heels – Head Coach, Roy Williams – (24-11) 5th place ACC.
#4 seed: Louisville Cardinals – Head Coach, Rick Pitino – (24-8) 4th place ACC.
#5 seed: West Virginia Mountaineers – Head Coach, Bob Huggins – (23-9) 5th place Big 12.
#5 seed: Arkansas Razorbacks – Head Coach, Mike Anderson – (26-8) SEC runner-ups.
#5 seed: Northern Iowa Panthers – Head Coach, Ben Jacobson – (30-3) MVC runner-ups, MVC Tournament champions.
#6 seed: Xavier Musketeers – Head Coach, Chris Mack – (21-13) 6th place Big East.
#6 seed: SMU Mustangs – Head Coach, Larry Brown – (27-6) AAC regular season champions, AAC Tournament champions.
#7 seed: Wichita State Shockers – Head Coach, Gregg Marshall – (28-4) MVC regular season champions.
#7 seed: VCU Rams – Head Coach, Shaka Smart – (26-9) 4th place A-10, A-10 Tournament champions.
#7 seed: Michigan State Spartans – Head Coach, Tom Izzo – (23-11) 3rd place Big Ten.
#7 seed: Iowa Hawkeyes – Head Coach, Fran McCaffery – (21-11) 4th place Big Ten.
#8 seed: Cincinnati Bearcats – Head Coach, Mick Cronin – (22-10) 4th place AAC.
#8 seed: Oregon Ducks – Head Coach, Dana Altman – (25-9) 3rd place Pac-12.
#8 seed: NC State Wolfpack – Head Coach, Mark Gottfried – (20-13) 7th place ACC.
#9 seed: Purdue Boilermakers – Head Coach, Matt Painter – (21-12) 5th place Big Ten.
#9 seed: Oklahoma State Cowboys – Head Coach, Travis Ford – (18-13) 7th place Big 12.
#10 seed: Indiana Hoosiers – Head Coach, Tom Crean – (20-13) 7th place Big Ten.
#10 seed: Davidson Wildcats – Head Coach, Bob McKillop – (24-7) A-10 regular season champions.
#10 seed: Georgia Bulldogs – Head Coach, Mark Fox – (21-11) 4th place SEC.
#11 seed: BYU Cougars – Head Coach, Dave Rose – (25-9) 2nd place WCC.
#11 seed: Boise State Broncos – Head Coach, Leon Rice – (25-8) Mountain West regular season champions.
#11 seed: Dayton Flyers – Head Coach, Archie Miller – (25-8) 2nd place A-10.
#11 seed: UCLA Bruins – Head Coach, Steve Alford – (20-13) 4th place Pac-12.
#11 seed: Ole Miss Rebels – Head Coach, Andy Kennedy – (20-12) 6th place SEC.
#12 seed: Stephen F. Austin – Head Coach, Brad Underwood – (29-4) Southland regular season champions, Southland Tournament champions.
#12 seed: Wyoming Cowboys – Head Coach, Larry Shyatt – (25-9) 4th place MWC, MWC Tournament champions.
#14 seed: UAB Blazers – Head Coach, Jerod Haase – (19-15) 5th place Conference USA, Conference USA Tournament champions.
#16 seed: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers – Head Coach, Cliff Ellis – (24-9) 3rd place Big South, Big South Tournament champions.
#16 seed: Robert Morris Colonials – Head Coach, Andrew Toole – (19-14) 2nd place NEC, NEC Tournament champions.

Top Teams in 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament are Championship Productions’ Authors!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The NCAA D-I Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off March 20! This is an exciting time of the year for women’s basketball and we are looking forward to the games.  We would like to point out that we have worked with coaches on some of the top teams in the tournament, and all together Championship Productions’ authors are on 11 of these teams! Athletes, parents, and coaches, you can learn from some of the best coaches in women’s college basketball. Check out the world class list of Championship Productions’ authors and what their teams accomplished this year, and click on the coaches’ names to see more information about their products:

#1 seed: Connecticut Huskies – Head Coach, Geno Auriemma – (32-1) AAC regular season champions, AAC Tournament champions.
#1 seed: Maryland Terrapins – Head Coach, Brenda Frese – (30-2) Big Ten regular season champions, Big Ten Tournament champions.
#2 seed: Tennessee Lady Vols – Head Coach, Holly Warlick – (27-5) SEC regular season champions.
#3 seed: Louisville Cardinals – Head Coach, Jeff Walz – (25-6) 3rd place ACC.
#4 seed: Duke Blue Devils – Head Coach, Joanne Palombo-McCallie – (21-10) 5th place ACC.
#4 seed: Stanford Cardinal – Head Coach, Tara VanDerveer – (24-9) 3rd place Pac-12, Pac-12 Tournament champions.
#5 seed: Oklahoma Sooners – Head Coach, Sherri Coale – (20-11) 2nd place Big 12.
#8 seed: Rutgers Scarlet Knights – Head Coach, C. Vivian Stringer – (22-9) 5th place Big Ten.
#8 seed: Syracuse Orange – Head Coach, Quentin Hillsman – (21-9) 4th place ACC.
#9 seed: DePaul Blue Demons – Head Coach, Doug Bruno – (26-7) Big East regular season co-champions, Big East Tournament champions.
#10 seed: Iowa State Cyclones – Head Coach, Bill Fennelly – (18-12) 5th place Big 12.

Top Teams in 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament are Championship Productions’ Authors!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The NCAA D-I Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off today! As always, this is an exciting tournament to watch and we are looking forward to the games.  We would like to point out that 12 of the top 16 teams, and more than half of all the teams have coaches are Championship Productions’ authors.  Now, you can gain knowledge and instruction from the some of the best coaches in men’s college basketball. Below is a list of the tournament coaches we have worked with. Check out the world class list of Championship Productions’ authors and click on the coaches name to see more information about their products:

#1 seed: University of Louisville – Head Coach, Rick Pitino
#1 seed: Gonzaga University – Head Coach, Mark Few
#1 seed: Indiana University – Head Coach, Tom Crean
#1 seed: University of Kansas – Head Coach, Bill Self
#2 seed: Duke University – Head Coach, Mike Krzyzewski
#2 seed: University of Miami – Head Coach, Jim Larranaga
#3 seed: Michigan State University – Head Coach, Tom Izzo
#3 seed: University of New Mexico – Head Coach, Steve Alford
#3 seed: University of Florida – Head Coach, Billy Donovan
#4 seed: St. Louis University – Assistant Coach, Jim Whitesell
#4 seed: Kansas State University – Head Coach, Bruce Weber
#4 seed: Syracuse University – Head Coach, Jim Boeheim
#5 seed: Oklahoma State University – Head Coach, Travis Ford
#6 seed: University of Arizona – Head Coach, Sean Miller
#6 seed: Butler University – Head Coach, Brad Stevens
#7 seed: Creighton University – Head Coach, Greg McDermott
#7 seed: Notre Dame University – Head Coach, Mike Brey
#7 seed: San Diego State University – Head Coach, Steve Fisher
#8 seed: Colorado State University – Head Coach, Larry Eustachy
#8 seed: Pittsburgh University – Head Coach, Jamie Dixon
#8 seed: University of North Carolina – Head Coach, Roy Williams
#8 seed: NC State University – Head Coach, Mark Gottfried
#9 seed: Wichita State University – Head Coach, Gregg Marshall
#9 seed: Villanova University – Head Coach, Jay Wright
#9 seed: Temple University – Head Coach, Fran Dunphy
#10 seed: Iowa State University – Head Coach, Fred Hoiberg
#10 seed: Oklahoma University – Head Coach, Lon Kruger
#11 seed: Minnesota University – Head Coach, Tubby Smith
#11 seed: Bucknell University – Head Coach, Dave Paulsen
#11 seed: Middle Tennessee State University – Head Coach, Kermit Davis
#12 seed: University of Oregon –  Head Coach, Dana Altman
#12 seed: Ole Miss University –  Head Coach, Andy Kennedy
#12 seed: Akron University – Head Coach, Keith Dambrot
#12 seed: University of California –  Head Coach, Mike Montgomery
#13 seed: Boise State University – Head Coach, Leon Rice
#14 seed: Davidson College –  Head Coach, Bob McKillop
#15 seed: Iona College –  Head Coach, Tim Cluess

Down to the Wire: 2012 NCAA Tournament Updates

By adam.warner - Last updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Between a pair of 15 seeds prevailing in the second round, riveting finishes (i.e. KansasPurdue), amazing individual performances (like Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne dropping 39 in the opening round), and several other improbable upsets, it’s already been a postseason to remember for both NCAA tournaments.

At press time, the Sweet 16 has been decided for men’s basketball. And while all four of the top seeds have prevailed, the tournament has been nothing short of extraordinary and unpredictable thus far.

For starters, with Lehigh and Norfolk State advancing this past weekend, it marked the first time in NCAA history that two 15 seeds had reached the round of 32 in the same tournament. And who can forget about No. 13 Ohio reaching the Sweet 16, marking just the seventh time ever that a 13 seed or higher has reached the regional semifinals, and the first time since 13 seed Bradley did it in 2006.

What was your favorite moment from the first weekend of action? How do you envision the rest of the bracket shaking out? We will see a double-digit seed reach the Final Four once again? Let us know by commenting below.

Meanwhile, as you watch the tournament games and follow the teams this month, you can also learn some of the same plays, sets, strategies, and philosophies you see being implemented out on the court. Many of this year’s tournament participants and coaches are exclusively featured on Championship Productions, including a number of brand new DVDs.

Go behind the scenes with two of our most recent additions — All Access Syracuse Basketball Practice with Jim Boeheim and All Access Murray State University Basketball Practice with Steve Prohm. You’ll learn effective defensive schemes, proven set plays, and a multitude of ways to score against man or zone defenses, amongst many other areas.

Check out this full list of recent DVD additions featuring 2012 NCAA Tournament teams:

All Access Notre Dame Practice with Mike Brey

High Intensity Strength Training Series featuring Michael Bradley & Florida State

All Access Stanford Women’s Basketball featuring Tara VanDerveer

Jim Calhoun: Defensive Philosophy and Zone Offense Principles

Tom Izzo: Man-to-Man Offense and Counters to Crush Defensive Adjustments

All Access Skill Development & Conditioning Drills with Billy Donovan

Matt Painter: 15 Plays to Score in Any Situation


Learn From the 2011 Men’s NCAA Elite Eight Coaches!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Saturday, March 26, 2011

Championship Productions would like to congratulate all the teams who made it to the Elite Eight for the 2011 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament! Championship Productions is proud to say it has partnered with many of the 2011 Men’s NCAA Elite Eight Coaches on various basketball DVD projects.  Learn the systems, tips, techniques, and drills that these outstanding coaches implemented within their programs…taking them to the top!

1 seed- Kansas Jayhawks (Bill Self)
2 seed- North Carolina Tar Heels (Roy Williams)
2 seed- Florida Gators (Billy Donovan)
3 seed- Connecticut Huskies (Jim Calhoun)
4 seed- Kentucky Wildcats (John Calipari)
5 seed- Arizona Wildcats (Sean Miller)
8 seed- Butler Bulldogs (Brad Stevens)


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