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Eric Angevine

  1. Can Richard Pitino land Tarik Black at Minnesota?

    Apr 13, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT


    In a time of upheaval for Minnesota basketball, fans would love to know that new coach Richard Pitino has a plan. The 30-year-old son of national title-winner Rick Pitino has only been on the job in the Twin Cities for a few days, but some early hints of order have appeared already. Replacing center Trevor…

  2. Hold on to your hats, it’s Louisville vs. Michigan on Monday!

    Apr 7, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT

    Michigan v Syracuse

    No Cinderellas in the title game this year. It’s going to be all Big Time, all the way. Let’s recap: Rick Pitino is one of the most well-known college basketball coaches in the nation. He’s on his way into the hall of fame, his horse just punched its ticket to the Kentucky Derby, and his…

  3. Iona will keep Tim Cluess

    Apr 6, 2013, 11:18 PM EDT

    Iona v Ohio State

    Iona head coach Tim Cluess, who led the Gaels to the NCAA tournament in back-to-back seasons, has confirmed that he plans to stay in New Rochelle for the foreseeable future. “I’m excited about the coming season and continuing to build on our success. I believe in the future of men’s basketball and the College itself,”…

  4. Tom Crean photobombs yellow-belted Sanjay Gupta at the Final Four

    Apr 6, 2013, 9:13 PM EDT

    Not sure there’s a lot that needs to be said here, except h/t to Rachel Bachman of the Wall Street Journal. Sanjay Gupta, with Tom Crean inadvertent photobomb (thanks @chadmcevoy) — Rachel Bachman (@Bachscore) April 7, 2013

  5. How Cleanthony Early became a Final Four-caliber player

    Apr 6, 2013, 8:27 PM EDT

    Louisville v Wichita State

    I originally ran this article on December 1, 2012, when we barely knew who Cleanthony Early was. The story happened to run on the same day that coaching legend Rick Majerus passed away, so it was understandably overshadowed. Now that “Cle” is playing on college basketball’s biggest stage, it’s worth a second look. Anthony came…

  6. Tim Henderson walks on to the Final Four for Louisville

    Apr 6, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

    North Carolina A&T's R.J. Buck fights for the loose ball with University of Louisville's Tim Henderson during the second half of play in their second round NCAA basketball game at Rupp Arena in Lexington

    Who’s that guy? You’d be forgiven for asking that when you look at the Louisville lineup taking the floor in Atlanta right now. Where Kevin Ware would usually be standing in the pressure defense, there’s an unfamiliar face. He’s Tim Henderson, a Louisville local who walked on to the team. A 6’2″, 195-lb. junior, he’s…

  7. Mustachioed Will Ferrell makes an appearance at the Final Four

    Apr 6, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

    Will Ferrell

    San Diego State didn’t make the Final Four, so what’s Ron Burgundy doing behind press row? Will Ferrell behind me. Anchorman… — Dana O’Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) April 6, 2013 It’s certainly possible that Ferrell mistook O’Neil for Veronica Corningstone, and is on the verge of breaking out the jazz flute for halftime entertainment. More likely…

  8. Shane Larkin beat out Trey Burke for at least one POY award

    Apr 6, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT

    University of Miami guard Shane Larkin is carried by forward Julian Gamble during their third round NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas

    Rob Dauster told us the other day about the numerous Player of the Year awards that are handed out in college basketball. Clearly, Trey Burke is deserving of the several he’s already won. But he hasn’t won them all. Shane Larkin was honored with the 2013 Lute Olson Player of the Year Award, and got…

  9. Craft and Company ran out of miracles this time

    Mar 30, 2013, 10:52 PM EDT

    Wichita State v Ohio State

    Ohio State junior point guard Aaron Craft has established a bit of a pattern in the NCAA tournament. As the Buckeyes faced down Iowa State in the Round of 32, it was Craft who pulled up with the game on the line and coolly buried the game-winning three point shot. Against Arizona in the Sweet…

  10. Tough Shockers ground Ohio State to advance to Final Four

    Mar 30, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT

    Wichita State v Ohio State

    In his inspirational, televised pregame speeches, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has repeatedly told his team to “play angry”. The  No. 9 Shockers did just that in the Elite Eight, showing innate toughness and a refusal to back down in a 70-66 upset of No. 2 seed Ohio State. Wichita State’s physical play and ability…

  11. Report: Flip Saunders turns down his alma mater

    Mar 30, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    Minnesota Smith Fired Basketball

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. The name Flip Saunders has been bandied about by those watching the Minnesota coaching search. Saunders, who played for the Gophers, was an assistant for his alma mater, and led the Timberwolves for ten years, has been a favorite of boosters. According to Andy Katz, Minnesota…

  12. Is Gregg Marshall the coaching carousel’s greatest catch?

    Mar 30, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Wichita State Shockers head coach Marshall directs his team against the La Salle Explorers in their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    We’ve been hearing all week long about how young coaching stars Shaka Smart, Brad Stevens and Josh Pastner are signing big contract extensions and “turning down” open jobs at Minnesota, USC and UCLA. (UPDATE: Sources are reporting that Steve Alford of New Mexico has accepted the UCLA job.) I get it. Youth is attractive. It’s marketable.…

  13. Ranking the Watchability of the Sweet Sixteen matchups

    Mar 26, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Illinois v Miami

    Click here to browse through all of our Sweet 16 previews: I’m going to do this countdown style, starting with the eighth-most-watchable game and finishing up with el numero uno. 8.  (3) Marquette vs. (2) Miami (CBS): Someone had to be the eight seed here. This game will be tough to watch because Marquette went through a…

  14. Should Josh Pastner get out of Memphis?

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Memphis v Michigan State

    If you’re one of those jumpy Memphis fans who wants to get rid of Josh Pastner because he’s failed to live up to the Calipari mythos, I’d counsel patience. If you can’t appreciate the upward trend that’s right in front of your faces, nobody is ever going to make you happy. The Tigers have won…

  15. Why was VCU unable to unleash Havoc on Michigan?

    Mar 23, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    VCU v Michigan

    Michigan sent Virginia Commonwealth home in decisive fashion on Saturday afternoon, slapping a 78-53 beatdown on a team that quite frankly terrifies most power-conference programs. Michigan dismantled Shaka Smart’s vaunted Havoc defense, and made it look downright easy. VCU had to be salivating at the thought of advancing past Michigan to face either Kansas or…

  16. VIDEO: Chiefs RB Dexter McCluster clowns on Kansas and Ole Miss near Sprint Center

    Mar 23, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT

    Denver Broncos v Kansas City Chiefs

    Major hat tip to these journalists from the University Daily Kansan student newspaper, who caught Kansas City Chiefs running back Dexter McCluster near the Sprint Center and peppered him with word-association questions. McCluster – an Ole Miss product – claims not to know who Bill Self is, discusses his favorite adult beverages and answers roughly 17…

  17. VIDEO: Rick Pitino’s horse is 21-11 on NCAA picks after first round

    Mar 23, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT


    Watch how I do this without making ANY horse puns. An enterprising NBC Los Angeles reporter tracked down one of Rick Pitino’s thoroughbred horses and had the equine Nostradamus help him pick an NCAA bracket. After the first round, the horse, named Goodcents (no, it wasn’t Russdiculous, who left Pitino’ stables in February) is 21-11 following…

  18. Oregon State’s Eric Moreland files for NBA draft

    Mar 23, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Eric Moreland

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Not only is Oregon State watching arch-rival Oregon survive and advance in March Madness while the Beavers sit at home, but they may be staring down a future without their best player. Eric Moreland, the 6’10” forward who stood out in…

  19. Late Afternoon Snacks: Philly Friday is 2-0 for city teams so far

    Mar 22, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    La Salle v Kansas State

    Game of the Day No. 13 La Salle 63, No. 4 Kansas State 61: I’m a firm believer that there can only be one game of the day, and I chose this one because the Explorers were the biggest underdogs of the day, having started out in the First Four, and because they beat Kansas…

  20. Hurricanes shine brighter than their shoes in easy win over Pacific

    Mar 22, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

    Pacific v Miami

    Even if you were temporarily blinded by Miami’s choice of footwear, you couldn’t help but see that this team is ready to go out and get the brass ring. Durand Scott went off for a very efficient 21 points in an easygoing 78-49 dismantling of the Pacific Tigers, hitting 60 percent of his shots from…

  21. Duke shows qualities of a champion in first tourney game

    Mar 22, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT

    Duke v Albany

    Duke beat Albany 73-61. Big deal, right? You’d better believe it’s a big deal to a team that got bounced by C.J. McCullom and the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in a similar seeding situation last year. Missouri didn’t learn the lessons of 2012, so it’s meaningful to note that Duke did. This year, the Duke machine…

  22. VIDEO: Boeheim states “This is not my last year” at Syracuse

    Mar 22, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    We’ve been tracking the speculation about Jim Boeheim’s possible retirement here at CBT. We’ll give you a second to catch up: Syracuse apologizes for tweet speculating about Jim Boeheim retiring Jim Boeheim’s postgame comments fuel retirement speculation Speculation about Jim Boeheim’s retirement isn’t going to go away Syracuse investigation will ramp up Boeheim retirement speculation…

  23. It’s Philly Friday as city’s underdog teams take the court

    Mar 22, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

    Pennsylvania Daily Life

    I thought the state of Kansas might have something to crow about if Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State – the only DI programs the state has to offer – all made it to the weekend. Now, imagine you live in the city of Philadelphia, where not only have three of the Big Five made…

  24. Troubled Hofstra hoops program fires coach Mo Cassara

    Mar 22, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT


    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Per Jeff Goodman of, Hofstra University has fired head basketball coach Mo Cassara. The only thing odd about this firing is that it wasn’t announced immediately at season’s end. We all know a coach can be fired for losing games, and Hofstra did that recently, losing 47…

  25. VIDEO: Harvard’s band welcomes victorious Crimson to hotel

    Mar 22, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT

    Tommy Amaker

    We’re used to seeing pure chaos in the wake of an upset win. Leave it to the Harvard Crimson band to get organized even in the heat of celebration. They’re wearing ties, after all.   h/t to the ever-alert Matt Norlander and his mobile phone.