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  1. No. 4 Syracuse upsets No. 1 Indiana behind Michael Carter-Williams’ redemption

    Mar 29, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT

    Syracuse Orange Carter-Williams reacts as the official signals a three-point shot against the Indiana Hoosiers during the second half in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michael Carter-Williams scored 24 points and added five boards and four steals while Cody Zeller finished with just 10 points on 3-10 shooting from the floor as No. 4 Syracuse pulled off the upset 61-50, taking down No. 1 seed Indiana and setting up an all-Big East Regional Final on Saturday. And…

  2. It’s fitting: Buzz Williams reaches Sweet 16 with his most ‘Marquette’ team to date

    Mar 28, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

    Marquette v Miami

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — All you need to know about this Marquette team can be summed up in a two minute stretch that happened early in the second half of the No. 3 seed Golden Eagle’s 71-61 win over No. 2 seed Miami in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night. The Hurricanes were a no-show, digging…

  3. Justin Edwards, leading scorer in the America East, to transfer

    Mar 28, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT


    Another name just popped up on the transfer market. Justin Edwards, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, is transferring from Maine. The Canadian native led the America East in scoring as a sophomore this season, averaging 16.7 points along with 5.1 boards, 3.4 assists and 1.9 steals. “Justin is a fine young man and we thank him…

  4. Report: Drake to hire Gonzaga assistant Ray Giacoletti

    Mar 28, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT


    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. According to reports, current Gonzaga assistant coach and former Utah head coach Ray Giacoletti has been hired at Drake to replace Mark Phelps. Phelps finished under .500 in five seasons at Drake, including a 15-17 record this year. Giacoletti had success at the two stops he…

  5. Since scoring 36 vs. Miami, Ryan Kelly has made five shots outside the paint

    Mar 28, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

    Creighton v Duke

    Ryan Kelly may have had the most talked-about foot in all of college basketball this season. When he went down with a right foot injury in January, it became one of the biggest stories in the country. Duke, at the time, was playing as well as anyone, and Kelly was a huge reason for that.…

  6. Thad Matta and Sean Miller put friendship on the line in Sweet 16

    Mar 28, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

    Thad Matta

    The most intriguing part of the matchup between No. 2 seed Ohio State and No. 6 seed Arizona has less to do with the Buckeyes and the Wildcats that will be on the court than the ones that will be stalking the sidelines. Thad Matta and Sean Miller are good friends with a coaching connection…

  7. Tom Crean and the most important coaching decision in the Sweet 16

    Mar 28, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

    tom crean

    Tom Crean will have the most interesting coaching decision of the Sweet 16 on his hands heading into tonight’s matchup with No. 4 seed Syracuse. How will he matchup with the Orange on the perimeter? Syracuse is as big and has as much length up and down their roster as any team in the country.…

  8. Miami alleging more unethical behavior by the NCAA

    Mar 28, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT


    The NCAA suffered a massive PR blow with the way that they handled their investigation into the Miami’s association with Nevin Shapiro, but, as many predicted, it’s beginning to look like their internal investigation into the alleged improprieties may have glossed over some of the facts. The biggest problem? The NCAA essentially hired Nevin Shapiro’s…

  9. Previewing the West Region: Can Ohio State avoid the carnage?

    Mar 28, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Favorite: Ohio State No team in the country has played better than the Buckeyes over the last month and a half of the season. Since getting drubbed by 22 points at Wisconsin on February 17th, Ohio State has won 10 straight games, which includes wins over Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan State twice, Minnesota and Illinois. The…

  10. Previewing the East Regional: Does Indiana survive the chalk?

    Mar 28, 2013, 8:47 AM EDT

    Indiana Hoosier guard Victor Oladipo and forward Cody Zeller celebrate during the second half of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against the Temple Owls in Dayton

    Favorite: Indiana The Hoosiers have their issues. They haven’t played all that well in this tournament to date. They lack some toughness in their front court. Their back court doesn’t have the size to deal with bigger guards like Michael Carter-Williams and Brandon Triche. But at the end of the day, Indiana was still the…

  11. Report: Sheldon McClellan transferring out of Texas

    Mar 27, 2013, 11:37 PM EDT

    Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals

    Things are starting to look bleak for Texas head coach Rick Barnes. Coming off of a season where the Longhorns couldn’t get over .500, Barnes got the news tonight that Shelden McClellan will be transferring out of the program. McClellan averaged 13.8 points for Texas this season, but there were some bouts of inconsistency and,…

  12. Jim Boeheim: ‘I’m coaching next year’

    Mar 27, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jim Boeheim simply cannot escape it. Regardless of where he goes or what he does, the topic of his job status at Syracuse is always going to come up. When you’re 68 years old, your program is facing an NCAA investigation and the league that you helped to build is crumbling in…

  13. How will Reggie Johnson’s injury affect Miami?

    Mar 27, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

    Illinois v Miami

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The biggest news coming out of the East Regional has less to do with the players that will be taking the court on Thursday night and more to do with the guy that didn’t make the trip to Washington DC. Reggie Johnson, Miami’s starting center  and a constant double-double threat, injured his…

  14. Top 50 recruit Dwayne Morgan picks UNLV over Georgetown, Maryland

    Mar 27, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT


    Dwayne Morgan, a top 50 forward in the Class of 2014 from Baltimore, announced that he has committed to UNLV on Wednesday afternoon. Morgan picked the Runnin’ Rebels over Georgetown and Maryland. Morgan, who stands 6-foot-7, is UNLV’s first recruit in the Class of 2014, but when he finally reaches the Las Vegas campus, he’ll add…

  15. Oklahoma’s Amath M’Baye will declare for the draft

    Mar 27, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

    Oklahoma v San Diego State

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Oklahoma junior forward Amath M’Baye will declare for the NBA draft, the school announced. “My time at OU has been great,” M’Baye, a native of Bordeaux, France, said in a statement. “I’m 23 years old. My goal when I came…

  16. Maryland beats Alabama, first team to reach the semifinals of the NIT

    Mar 27, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

    Alex Len, Rodney Cooper, Nick Jacobs

    Alex Len had 15 points and 13 boards, but it was his defense that made the difference for Maryland on Tuesday night. The seven-foot Ukranian finished with five blocks, none bigger than the one he had on a Rodney Cooper layup attempt with three seconds left. Len swatted Cooper’s shot into the third row, and…

  17. Virginia Tech’s Robert Brown to transfer closer to home

    Mar 27, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT

    Robert Brown, Tyler Thornton, Josh Hairston

    James Johnson’s rebuilding job at Virginia Tech got that much harder on Tuesday after, as sophomore Robert Brown announced his intentions to transfer to a program closer to his Florida home. “Robert wants to be closer to home, and over the course of the year, that was something we were really talking about,” Brown’s father…

  18. Report: Northwestern has hired Chris Collins as their head coach

    Mar 27, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT

    Presbyterian v Duke

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Yesterday, David Kaplan of CSN Chicago was reporting that Northwestern was set to hire Duke assistant coach Chris Collins. Today, Jeff Goodman of is reporting that it’s a done deal; Collins has been hired and an announcement will come later on Wednesday. That report confirms…

  19. Breaking Down the Sweet 16: The X-factor in each game

    Mar 26, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT


    We’re down to the Sweet 16, when teams will have more time to study unfamiliar opponents and figure out what needs to be done in order to advance. With that in mind, here are the x-factors for each of the eight Sweet 16 games that will be played later this week. Click here to browse…

  20. Sweet 16 Reset: The South Region

    Mar 25, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

    Sherwood Brown

    On Thursday evening, the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 play will begin, meaning we’ll be four days away from finding out who the four teams are that will be playing for the national title in Atlanta. And in case you spent the past four days living under a rock or on a really, really long flight…

  21. Sweet 16 Reset: The Midwest Region

    Mar 25, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT

    University of Louisville's Smith fights to get shot off under pressure from Colorado State's defense NCAA basketball game in Lexington

    On Thursday evening, the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 play will begin, meaning we’ll be four days away from finding out who the four teams are that will be playing for the national title in Atlanta. And in case you spent the past four days living under a rock or on a really, really long flight…

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