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Rob Dauster

  1. Burke, Porter headline AP All-America team

    Apr 1, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Georgetown v Syracuse

    The AP announced their all-american teams on Monday afternoon, and there were no surprises on the first team. Trey Burke and Otto Porter were the leading vote-getters, while Kelly Olynyk, Doug McDermott and Victor Oladipo rounded out the first team. McDermott was a first-team selection last year as well, the 51st player to earn such…

  2. Final Four Preview: What you need to know about Syracuse

    Apr 1, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

    Syracuse Orange guard Michael Carter-Williams reacts after defeating the Indiana Hoosiers in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    Syracuse has really had a storybook season. The Orange looked great early in the season, but they really began to struggle when James Southerland went out with his academic issues. It didn’t get any easier for the Orange when he got back, as Jim Boeheim struggled to find a way to get his team to…

  3. Final Four Previews: What you need to know about Michigan

    Apr 1, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

    Michigan v Florida

    There was a point in time where many people, myself included, thought that Michigan might be the best team in the country. Trey Burke was playing like, well, Trey Burke. Nik Stauskas was hitting seemingly every shot that he took. Tim Hardaway Jr. was playing like an all-american and Glenn Robinson III didn’t look like…

  4. Final Four Previews: What you need to know about Louisville

    Apr 1, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    Way back in October, Louisville was in the same position as they are a week before the national title game: a favorite to win the national title. With the exception of one three-game stretch in the middle of the season, Louisville has more-or-less steamrolled through the year. They’re sitting pretty at 33-5, they have the…

  5. Archie Goodwin to the NBA, Willie Cauley-Stein to return, no word on Alex Poythress

    Apr 1, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT

    Archie Goodwin dunk

    Kentucky put out a release on Monday morning announcing the future of two of this year’s crop of freshmen stars. Archie Goodwin is off to the NBA while Willie Cauley-Stein, and Kyle Wiltjer, will be returning to Kentucky for another season. There is no word yet on Alex Poythress. “I’m excited that Willie and Kyle…

  6. Kevin Ware got to see the Midwest Regional trophy, is in good spirits

    Apr 1, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

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    The injury that Kevin Ware suffered on Sunday night was graphic and horrifying and one of the worst things that I’ve ever witnessed on a basketball court. Injuries like this happen every now and then. Three years ago, Texas A&M’s Derrick Roland broke his leg in a game at Washington. Football players and soccer players…

  7. LaQuinton Ross leaning towards returning to Ohio State?

    Apr 1, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes' Ross shoots over Arizona Wildcats' Lyons in the first half of their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    If you don’t know the story of LaQuinton Ross, he’s one of the most intriguing players in the country. The 6-foot-8 forward was once considered the best basketball player in his class, considered by many to be a future NBA all-star and a sure-fire lottery pick one day. But as his high school career continued,…

  8. 2013 Final Four Primer

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

    NCAA final four

    The last two participants in the Final Four punched their tickets on Saturday night, as Louisville knocked off Duke and Michigan ran over Florida, completing one of the most anticlimactic Elite 8s in the history of the Elite 8. And that means it’s now official: No. 1 Louisville will be taking on No. 9 Wichita…

  9. Louisville’s reaction to Ware’s leg not surprising, but still impressive

    Mar 31, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    “All he’s saying is ‘win the game’ while the bone is popping out of his skin.” According to Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, that’s what Atlanta native Kevin Ware told his teammates as he was lying on his back on the sidelines, the bottom of his right leg snapped in half, what could very well…

  10. Twitter tells the story of Kevin Ware’s injury

    Mar 31, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    Oh my god. Kevin Ware compound fracture. Oh no. — Pat Forde (@YahooForde) March 31, 2013 Please never show that on television. Most awful thing I’ve ever seen live. — Luke Winn (@lukewinn) March 31, 2013 I’ve never been in a building that went from that loud to this quiet so quickly. This is horrible.…

  11. Louisville’s Kevin Ware suffers a gruesome compound fracture vs. Duke

    Mar 31, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT

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    Louisville guard Kevin Ware was taken off the court on a stretcher in the first half of Louisville’s Regional Final against Duke on Sunday afternoon after suffering the worst injury I’ve ever seen in a sporting event. (The Cardinals eventually won the game for a Final Four spot.) After challenging a three that Tyler Thornton…

  12. Mental miscues, questionable coaching decisions doom Florida

    Mar 31, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

    Michigan v Florida

    In the end, Florida simply dug themselves too big of a hole. Thanks to some defensive miscues and a poor shooting start, Florida found themselves down 13-0, 20-4 and 41-17 before they woke up. By the time they did, the Gators simply couldn’t get out of their own way, as a series of mental mistakes…

  13. Report: Ryan Harrow is transferring out of Kentucky, to Georgia State

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

    John Calipari, Ryan Harrow

    Ryan Harrow is transferring out of Kentucky, according to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. With Aaron and Andrew Harrison coming in, and with poorly Harrow played this past season, the writing was on the wall. This isn’t a surprising move. Harrow is headed for Georgia State, and according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, he’ll be applying…

  14. The maturation of Michael Carter-Williams, or how Syracuse got their ‘chip’ back

    Mar 30, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT

    Syracuse v Marquette

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hollywood wouldn’t need any creative license to tell the story of the 2013 Syracuse Orange, not after everything they’ve been through to earn a trip to the Final Four. The fourth-seeded ‘Cuse knocked off No. 3 seed Marquette in the East Regional finals 55-39 on Saturday night, sending Jim Boeheim on his…

  15. Steve Alford isn’t ideal for UCLA, but he’s a pretty good hire nonetheless

    Mar 30, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Championship - UNLV v New Mexico

    Seemingly out of no where on Saturday afternoon, news broke that UCLA had hired a head coach: Steve Alford of New Mexico, who had recently signed a 10-year contract extension with the Lobos. The reason it was so sudden? Well, Alford’s new contract doesn’t kick in until Monday, which means that his buyout would be…

  16. By this evening, we’ll know who half of the Final Four will be

    Mar 30, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

    Wichita St. v La Salle

    It feels like a week ago that I was sitting in the Barclays Center, getting ready to watch Maryland take on Kentucky in the first-ever college basketball game played in the House That Hova Built. Believe it or not, that was more than five-and-a-half months ago, as we head into a Saturday afternoon in late…

  17. Done City: FGCU’s run ends at the hands of Florida

    Mar 30, 2013, 1:09 AM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast v Florida

    Florida Gulf Coast, the story of the 2013 NCAA tournament and the Cinderella by which all future Cinderellas will be compared, had one last thrill ride left in them. After Brett Comer hit two free throws to kick off the scoring on Friday night, the Eagles of Dunk City, USA, reeled off five buckets in…

  18. Duke advances to the Elite 8 by knocking off Michigan State

    Mar 30, 2013, 12:39 AM EDT

    Michigan State v Duke

    No. 2 seed Duke slowly but surely pulled away from No. 3 seed Michigan State in the second half on Friday night, advancing past the Spartans and into the Elite 8 with a 71-61 win. The Blue Devils will take on No. 1 seed Louisville on Sunday night for the right to go to the…

  19. Oregon’s season is over, but that program is on the way up

    Mar 29, 2013, 11:22 PM EDT

    Oregon v Louisville

    All things considered, Oregon had as good of a season as Dana Altman could have asked for. They won the Pac-12 tournament. They probably would have won the Pac-12 regular season if it wasn’t for the foot injury that sidelined Dominic Artis. They made a surprising run through the Midwest Region, upsetting both No. 5…

  20. Trey Burke leads Michigan to thrilling win over Kansas

    Mar 29, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT

    Michigan v Kansas

    For the first time since 1994, Michigan will be heading to the Elite 8, and they have NBCSports.com National Player of the Year Trey Burke to thank. It didn’t look that way for the first 20 minutes, as Burke headed into halftime scoreless on 0-4 shooting. But after the break is when Burke took over. He…

  21. Jim Boeheim and Buzz Williams: Two coaches that couldn’t be more different

    Mar 29, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

    Marquette v Miami

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the surface, it would seem like Marquette and Syracuse are similar programs. Both are members of the Big East this year and both will be leaving the Big East after this year. (Technically, Marquette is leaving the Big East to join the new Big East, but you get my point.) They’ve…

  22. Previewing the South Regional: Is Dunk City’s reign over?

    Mar 29, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

    Deshawn Stephens, Chase Fieler

    Favorite: Florida Are the Gators the best team left in the South? I don’t know. I don’t think anyone does. What I do know, however, is that the Gators will play their first game in the regional against a team that finished in second place in the Atlantic Sun in Florida Gulf Coast. The Gators…

  23. Previewing the Midwest Regional: Is it 2009 all over again?

    Mar 29, 2013, 9:35 AM EDT

    Colorado State v Louisville

    Favorite: Louisville The Cardinals have been the most impressive team in the NCAA tournament to date, and it’s all thanks to their defense. It’s simply been overwhelming, and it’s not like they are changing anything. Louisville is just doing what they do on a nightly basis. Russ Smith, Peyton Siva and Kevin Ware pressure their…

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