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  1. Julian Royal will transfer from Georgia Tech

    Mar 19, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

    Julian Royal

    Georgia Tech sophomore Julian Royal will transfer from the program and continue his education elsewhere at the conclusion of the spring semester, the program announced in a release Tuesday. “I appreciate everything that Julian has done for our program the last two years and the work he has put in,” said Georgia Tech head coach…

  2. Pregame Shootaround 3.19.13: NCAA tournament tips off with First Four in Dayton

    Mar 19, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

    Matthew Dellavedova

    Game of the Day: Saint Mary’s vs. Middle Tennessee (9:10 p.m. ET, truTV) The night cap of the First Four in Dayton features two bubble teams who were both able to fall on the right side of that bubble and into the NCAA tournament on Selection Sunday. For Saint Mary’s, everything starts with guard Matthew Dellavedova,…

  3. Report: New Big East to announce addition of Butler, Xavier, Creighton Wednesday

    Mar 19, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Big East

    School presidents representing members of the New Big East will meet with representatives from FOX Sports and Madison Square Garden for an 11 a.m. ET press conference Wednesday in Manhattan to “reveal significant progress in the ongoing development of a multi-sport conference,” the league announced in a release Tuesday. According to David Woods of the Indianapolis…

  4. Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson named UMKC head coach

    Mar 19, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

    Kareem Richardson

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Louisville assistant Kareem Richardson has been hired to become the next head basketball coach at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the school announced in a release Tuesday. Richardson has 16 years of coaching experience that includes the 2007-08 season, which he spent as an assistant at UMKC.…

  5. NCAA Picks: A quick breakdown of some 2013 Final Four possibilities

    Mar 19, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

    Nate Austin, Kelly Olynyk

    This has been a season of upsets, underdogs, and unpredictability. The conventional wisdom has been that the NCAA tournament will follow suit. But will it? Will we see four No. 1 seeds in Atlanta, or none at all? Check out the tiered preview below: The Top: These are the teams that, when judging by seed…

  6. What are the Round of 32 and Sweet 16 matchups to root for?

    Mar 18, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Creighton Tournament

    Round of 32 No. 7 Creighton-No. 2 Duke (Midwest) Doug McDermott has been one of the most dominant players in the country this season and will now be able to play on a national stage against a universally recognizable program in the NCAA tournament if the Bluejays and Blue Devils meet in the Round of…

  7. Saint Louis wins A-10 tournament title, reflects on Rick Majerus

    Mar 17, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT


    BROOKLYN, N.Y.– Saint Louis was poised, calm, and in control of the tempo for nearly 30 minutes of game time in Sunday’s Atlantic 10 championship at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Then Virginia Commonwealth’s signature “Havoc” defense hit like a storm, turning a 13-point Saint Louis lead at the 11:45 mark of the second half into…

  8. Despite loss, No. 19 Syracuse is better than it was one week ago

    Mar 17, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Syracuse Michael Carter-williams

    NEW YORK, N.Y.– Riding high on an impressive first half showing against No. 4 Louisville Saturday night, there was no way that No. 19 Syracuse could have known what sort of tidal wave was about to hit them in the second half. But it did. Louisville outscored Syracuse 56-26 in that second half on its…

  9. SEC Title Game Preview: Florida meets Ole Miss in championship

    Mar 17, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Missouri Tigers v Florida Gators

    Ole Miss can make the NCAA tournament Selection Committee’s job a whole lot easier Sunday. If the Rebels can pull the upset and beat No. 13 Florida in the SEC championship game, they will move from a bubble team to an automatic bid and be able to Sunday evening. If not, things could get dicey.…

  10. Montrezl Harrell shines, No. 4 Louisville wins Big East championship

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

    Montrezl Harrell

    NEW YORK, N.Y.– For a time it was almost too difficult to comprehend how a team that looked so out of sync in the first half of a conference title game could pull off something so remarkable in the final 20 minutes of a game with such implications and such story lines, at such a…

  11. UPDATE: Temple’s Anthony Lee ‘day to day’ with concussion-like symptoms

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

    Anthony Lee

    Temple sophomore Anthony Lee was taken to a New York-area hospital after his team’s loss to Massachusetts Friday night after suffering from concussion-like symptoms, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting. According to the report, Lee suffered a blow to the head but did not tell team officials about his symptoms during the game because…

  12. No. 3 Indiana falls to No. 22 Wisconsin in Big Ten semifinals

    Mar 16, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

    Yogi Ferrell

    No. 3 Indiana is solidly at the top of the list of elite teams in the country, but after its 68-56 loss to No. 22 Wisconsin Saturday afternoon in the Big Ten semifinals, is it still a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament? If they’re not, the Badgers’ 12 straight wins over Indiana will…

  13. Texas Tech reportedly fires nearly entire staff after 11-20 season

    Mar 16, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

    Texas Tech Chris Walker

    Following early-season drama and the resignation of head coach Billy Gillispie, Texas Tech appears to be clearing house. According to Nick Kosmider of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt informed members of the basketball staff that they would be let go at an 8:30 a.m. meeting Saturday. Interim coach Chris Walker is reportedly the…

  14. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Albany

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

    Will Brown Albany

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: America East Coach: Will Brown Record: 24-10 (9-7 America East) Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 152 – RPI: 142 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen did not have Albany in his brand new bracket projection Sunday. They will likely fall where many small-conference fall,…

  15. Preview: No. 4 Louisville meets No. 19 Syracuse for Big East championship

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Louisville Syracuse

    Louisville and Syracuse meet Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The winner is the final Big East champion as we’ve come to know it and will earn an automatic bid. The loser will follow along into the NCAA tournament with an at-large. But both, perhaps more importantly in the historical context…

  16. Peyton Siva delivers, Louisville advances to Big East final

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:53 PM EDT

    Peyton Siva

    NEW YORK, N.Y.– Peyton Siva’s play down the stretch last season was one of the major reasons Louisville made a run to the Final Four in New Orleans. His run of strong outings began in the 2012 Big East. After No. 4 Louisville’s win Friday night over Notre Dame, we have to ask ourselves if…

  17. No. 19 Syracuse outlasts No. 5 Georgetown in OT to advance to Big East final

    Mar 15, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

    James Southerland

    NEW YORK — Like the third edition of title fight between two heavyweight contenders, Syracuse-Georgetown III had the makings of the kind of Big East classic that has defined this conference. It had the venue: Madison Square Garden in New York City. It had the history: one that has been built over the past 30…

  18. Late Night Snacks: Bucknell lone team to punch NCAA tournament ticket Wednesday

    Mar 14, 2013, 12:31 AM EDT

    Bucknell trophy

    Game of the Day: Bucknell 64, Lafayette 56 There was only one automatic berth to be earned Wednesday and it was Bucknell’s after winning the Patriot League championship. As expected, center Mike Muscala was the centerpiece for the Bison with another double-double, his 22nd of the year. Bucknell will now wait until Selection Sunday to see…

  19. Colorado State wins without Dorian Green, but he’s likely out vs. UNLV

    Mar 13, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT

    Dorian Green

    Colorado State was able to hold off Fresno State, 67-61, Wednesday in the Mountain West quarterfinals without second-leading scorer Dorian Green. But according to head coach Larry Eustachy, the Rams will not have his services Friday against UNLV. “We’ll be without Dorian,” Eustachy said, as reported by “We’re going to practice and prepare as…

  20. One-time NCAA tournament darling Norfolk State loses in MEAC quarterfinals

    Mar 13, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT

    Norfolk State

    Norfolk State became something of a household name last season after knocking off second-seeded Missouri as a 15 seed in last year’s NCAA tournament. It only helped the spirit of the upset when then-senior forward Kyle O’Quinn showed that he was one of the most likable players in the country in a wide-eyed, off-the-cuff postgame…

  21. Air Force guard Michael Lyons injured in loss to UNLV

    Mar 13, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT

    Michael Lyons

    Once leading scorer Michael Lyons went down in the early minutes of Air Force’s game Wednesday against UNLV, there wasn’t much the Falcons could do. Lyons injured his knee less than two minutes into the game after turning the ball over, falling to the ground and not getting up for the remainder of the play. Without…

  22. Brandon Triche, No. 19 Syracuse find shooting touch in win over Seton Hall

    Mar 13, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Brandon Triche

    The final five games of the Big East regular season were unkind to Syracuse. The Orange lost four of five games down the stretch, shooting just over 37 percent from the floor in those defeats. Included in that was a 39-point performance against rival Georgetown, one of the lowest offensive outputs in school history. But…

  23. D.J. Haley leaving VCU program on eve of A-10 tournament

    Mar 13, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

    DJ Haley

    Virginia Commonwealth reserve center D.J. Haley is leaving the school’s basketball program to focus on academics, head coach Shaka Smart announced in a release Wednesday. “We appreciate DJ’s contributions to our program over the past three years,” Smart said in a statement. “Unfortunately, he has decided that his heart is no longer invested in basketball.…

  24. Late Night Snacks: 3 more tickets to NCAA tournament punched Tuesday

    Mar 13, 2013, 1:16 AM EDT

    LIU Brooklyn

    Game of the Day: Seton Hall 46, South Florida 42 (OT) This is not the Game of the Day because it was the best to watch. In fact, it was painful. This is the Game of the Day because it proves a point about reaching the line between maximizing the number of teams that get…

  25. VIDEO: ‘The Crossover’ tells you what to expect in the NCAA tournament

    Mar 12, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT

    the crossover

    With Selection Sunday less than a week away, Vin Parise and Chris Mannix stopped by “The Crossover” to give their predictions for this year’s NCAA tournament. With so many upsets this college basketball season, it would make sense that the guys might go out on a limb and pick some underdogs, right? No way. For…