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  1. VIDEO: Seth Davis talks UCLA, coaching carousel on Dan Patrick Show

    Mar 26, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT

    Dan Patrick Show

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Who are athletic directors looking to hire under the pressure of a fan base that had likely been clamoring for change? Is it an under-the-radar but well-respected assistant from a major program? Or could they, in fact, be wooed by the sparkle of a mid-major coach…

  2. Appalachian State, Georgia Southern reportedly to join Sun Belt

    Mar 26, 2013, 10:44 AM EDT

    Appalachian State

    As the landscape of college sports continues to change because of conference realignment, we have news of more movement Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, Appalachian State and Georgia Southern will leave the Southern Conference and join the Sun Belt in every sport except for football  beginning at the start of the 2014 season. The…

  3. Bernard Sullivan to transfer from Clemson

    Mar 26, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

    Bernard Sullivan

    Clemson sophomore Bernard Sullivan will transfer from the program and continue his education at another institution, the school announced in a release Monday. “We appreciate Bernard’s contributions to the program,” Clemson coach Brad Brownell said in a statement. “We wish him nothing but the best in the future, and hope he finds a program that…

  4. Sweet 16 Power Rankings: How do the title contenders stack up?

    Mar 25, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Montrezl Harrell

    Click here to browse through all of our Sweet 16 previews 1. Louisville: Coming into the tournament, we knew that guard play would dictate far this team goes. If Russ Smith and Peyton Siva played well, that would mean that the defense is able to set up and create turnovers, which takes the Cardinal attack to another…

  5. Creighton enters uncharted territory in New Big East next season, without McDermott?

    Mar 25, 2013, 12:25 AM EDT

    Doug McDermott

    There is more to Creighton’s season-ending loss Sunday at the hands of Duke in the Round of 32 of the NCAA tournament. It not only ends a season, but ends at least one era and possibly a second simultaneously. The Bluejays will now move on to become members of the New Big East and leave…

  6. Shane Larkin, Rion Brown lead Miami to Sweet 16 after win over Illinois

    Mar 24, 2013, 11:24 PM EDT

    Miami Shane Larkin

    Aside from perhaps Michigan point guard Trey Burke, Miami’s Shane Larkin has proven himself to be the biggest breakout star at that position this season. Sunday night with his team’s postseason fate on the line, Larkin took a fearless step-back three-pointer with 1:04 to play and nailed it to give his team a two-point lead,…

  7. Did Florida Gulf Coast deserve to be ranked higher than a No. 15 seed?

    Mar 24, 2013, 9:44 PM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast

    Florida Gulf Coast made history Sunday night by beating San Diego State and becoming the first No. 15 seed in NCAA tournament history to make the Sweet 16. With how confident, explosive, and dominating they have been in two double-digit wins in this NCAA tournament, how could they possibly have ended up with that 15-seed?…

  8. Florida pulls away from Minnesota late to advance to Sweet 16

    Mar 24, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

    Scottie Wilbekin

    We’re still not sure how Florida will fare in a close game against a high-major opponent after the Gators’ 78-64 win over Minnesota, but coach Billy Donovan’s team almost manufactured a close game for themselves down the stretch. After leading by as much as 18 points with 17:18 to play in the second half, Minnesota…

  9. Who will develop as a post presence for UNC next season?

    Mar 24, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT

    Roy Williams

    Kansas’ Jeff Withey had his way with the North Carolina front line in a dominating second half that helped the Jayhawks to a 70-58 win Sunday to advance to the Sweet 16. He had 16 points, 16 rebounds, and five blocks and looked like a player at times with little to no resistance against him at the…

  10. Temple couldn’t have asked for more from Khalif Wyatt, but it wasn’t enough

    Mar 24, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT

    Khalif Wyatt

    Khalif Wyatt went for 31 points in Temple’s win over No. 8 NC State to advance to the Round of 32. Against No. 1-seeded Indiana Sunday, he had an encore performance with a Sweet 16 berth on the line. Wyatt scored 31 points against the Hoosiers on 12-of-24 shooting, but the Owls got little production…

  11. Aaron Craft is the hero, LaQuinton Ross comes up big for Ohio State Sunday

    Mar 24, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

    LaQuinton Ross

    Aaron Craft missed a jump shot with 29 seconds remaining and the game tied at 75-75 Sunday in Dayton against Iowa State. The ball then slipped out of bounds off of the Cyclones, giving Ohio State one more shot. And all Craft needed was another chance. As time winded down, Craft pulled up from the…

  12. Home of Syracuse’s Michael Carter-Williams destroyed by fire

    Mar 24, 2013, 12:18 PM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    The Boston-area home of Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams was destroyed by fire as the sophomore and his team beat California Saturday night in San Jose, Calif., in the Round of 32 of the NCAA tournament, multiple outlets are reporting. The home reportedly belongs to Carter-Williams’ mother, Mandy Carter-Zegarowski, who was in San Jose to support her…

  13. Florida Gulf Coast now has an upset anthem (VIDEO)

    Mar 24, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Bernard Thompson celebrates the Eagles win over the Georgetown Hoyas in their second round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia

    Florida Gulf Coast went from “Where is that school located?” to the top of the college basketball world after beating Georgetown in a 15/2 upset Friday night. But it wasn’t just a victory. It was an emphatic victory, with alley-oops that would make the Los Angeles Clippers take notice and a confidence that stunned the…

  14. Albany will reportedly offer extension to coach Will Brown

    Mar 24, 2013, 10:10 AM EDT

    Will Brown Albany

    The University at Albany has offered head coach Will Brown a four-year contract extension that would sign him through the 2017-18 season, Pete Iorizzo of the Albany Times Union is reporting. Brown has one year remaining on his deal and this would reportedly add four more to that contract, giving him the five years that are…

  15. Miami grabs commitment from 2013 junior college forward James Kelly

    Mar 24, 2013, 9:07 AM EDT

    Jim Larranaga

    Miami’s run in this 2013 NCAA tournament isn’t over yet, but Saturday it added another piece to the team it will sending to the floor next season. Owens Community College forward James Kelly tweeted that he would be transferring to Coral Gables for the start of the 2013-14 season. “Just verbally committed to @CanesHoops i will…

  16. The wild West region gets more wild with loss by No. 1 Gonzaga

    Mar 24, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    In case your West region wasn’t wacky enough after the Round of 64, Saturday’s games cemented this quarter of the bracket’s status as the most unpredictable in the 2013 NCAA tournament. It began with the No. 14-seeded Harvard Crimson, who shocked the Mountain West and the country by taking down trendy Final Four pick New…

  17. Syracuse outlasts California to advance to Sweet 16

    Mar 24, 2013, 12:29 AM EDT

    Michael Carter-Williams

    Despite turning the ball over 15 times and shooting 26-of-41 from the free throw line in its Round of 32 matchup with California Saturday night, No. 4 Syracuse has advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 66-60 win at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. C.J. Fair led Syracuse with 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting from…

  18. No. 1 Gonzaga Shocked by No. 9 Wichita State

    Mar 23, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

    Kelly Olynyk Gonzaga

    The last time Gonzaga had lost, we were only three weeks into 2013. That is no more. No. 9-seeded Wichita State climbed back from an eight-point second half deficit to upset No. 1-seeded Gonzaga, 76-70, knocking off the first No. 1 seed of the tournament and advancing to the Sweet 16 in the process at EnergySolutions…

  19. Marquette Sweet 16-bound after holding off Butler in tournament’s best game

    Mar 23, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT


    Around this time last season, Marquette was on its way to the Sweet 16 with Big East Player of the Year Jae Crowder and his right-hand man, Darius Johnson-Odom. Three different Marquette assistants sat on the sidelines and guard Vander Blue was a solid producer on a solid Big East team. One year later, Crowder…

  20. Oregon is proving the selection committee very, very wrong

    Mar 23, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT


    In a year that has been defined early on in part by the success of 12-seeds, Oregon stands out. Oregon stands out because, well, it should not have been a 12-seed. The Ducks came into this NCAA tournament after winning the Pac-12 tournament and finishing just one game out of first place in the regular…

  21. Arizona advances to Sweet 16 after sending home upset-minded Harvard

    Mar 23, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

    Mark Lyons

    No. 14-seeded Harvard’s moment in the spotlight has ended, coming to its conclusion Saturday evening with a 74-51 loss to Arizona at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Arizona was led by the senior duo of Mark Lyons and Solomon Hill, who had 27 points and 13 points respectively. Those two carried the offensive attack…

  22. Jamie Dixon signs extension with Pittsburgh through 2022-23

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    Jamie Dixon

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Speculation of Jamie Dixon taking the job opening at Southern California can end, as Pittsburgh announced Saturday that it has signed its head coach to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. Dixon led Pittsburgh to a 24-9 overall record this season, including 12-6 in the…

  23. Fire alarm doesn’t stop Miami from performing freestyle rap (VIDEO)

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT


    UPDATED 23 March 2013, 6:18 p.m. ET A mechanical issue triggered a fire alarm and caused a short evacuation of Texas’ NCAA tournament hosting site during Miami’s 90-minute practice session Saturday. Practices were closed and their are no games scheduled to take place Saturday, so no fans were present at the time of the incident.…

  24. Divergent paths for A-10, Mountain West in NCAA tournament

    Mar 23, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Ramon Galloway

    The Atlantic 10 and the Mountain West came into the 2013 NCAA tournament as the two toughest mid-major conferences in the country, but their showings so far have been far from similar. Through the First Four and Round of 64, the A-10 is a perfect 6-0, while the Mountain West is 2-3. That 6-0 record…

  25. No. 11 Minnesota dominates No. 6 UCLA to advance to Round of 32

    Mar 23, 2013, 1:23 AM EDT


    Minnesota dominated UCLA on the interior in the first half Friday night, led by senior Trevor Mbakwe. Once that ran its course, its guards took over to finish the job in an impressive 83-63 win in the Round of 64 in Austin, Texas. Mbakwe finished with nine points and 12 rebounds, while the backcourt trio…