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  1. Duke takes away Doug McDermott, the 3-ball to knock off Creighton

    Mar 25, 2013, 12:29 AM EDT

    Creighton v Duke

    As they proved in a 66-50 win on Sunday night, No. 2 seed Duke turned out to just be a horrific matchup for No. 7 seed Creighton to draw in the round of 32. Because the Blue Devils aren’t a great defensive team. They were 29th nationally, according to Kenpom, in adjusted defensive efficiency. They…

  2. GIF: Julian Gamble, photobomber deluxe, strikes again

    Mar 24, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament - North Carolina v Miami

    How do you not love Julian Gamble? His exploits as a photobomber are well-known by now, as is his ability to freestyle. Gamble struck again on Sunday night, after Miami advanced past Illinois and into the Sweet 16. And it’s his best work yet:

  3. Ole Miss loses, then Marshall Henderson flips off crowd

    Mar 24, 2013, 11:26 PM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    All it took was one ‘Southwest Philly Floater‘ from Tyrone Garland, and the Marshall Henderson Show came to an end. Garland’s driving layup gave No. 13 seed La Salle a 76-74 win over No. 12 seed Ole Miss, a loss that may mean that we have seen the last of Marshall Henderson, the country’s most…

  4. Reports: Ben Howland to be fired by UCLA (UPDATED)

    Mar 24, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

    Ben Howland

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. (UPDATE: As of Sunday night, it’s now official. Ben Howland has been fired by UCLA.) According to multiple reports, Ben Howland has been notified that he is going to be fired as the head coach of UCLA. Alex Kline of the Recruit Scoop was the first…

  5. Dunk City keeps on dancing: Florida Gulf Coast now first 15 seed in Sweet 16

    Mar 24, 2013, 9:16 PM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast v San Diego State

    For the first time in the history of the NCAA tournament, a No. 15 seed is in the Sweet 16. The Eagles of Florida Gulf Coast followed up their 10 point win over No. 2 seed Georgetown on Friday night by drubbing No. 7 seed San Diego State 81-71 on Sunday. FGCU used a 17-0…

  6. Did Tubby Smith do enough in the tournament to save his job?

    Mar 24, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

    Minnesota v UCLA

    No. 11 seed Minnesota dug themselves to deep of a hole in their 78-64 loss to No. 3 Florida on Sunday evening. The Gophers were on the wrong end of a Florida blitzkrieg in the first half, helpless as the Gators drilled three-ball after three-ball and stymied the Minnesota offensive attack to open up a…

  7. VIDEO: #DunkCity is back in full effect

    Mar 24, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

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

    Real-time highlight: FGCU with a monster dunk to take a two point lead.#marchmadness – snpy.tv/15IScCG — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 24, 2013 Oh, and they weren’t done: Real-time highlight: FGCU slams it home and has a chance for a three point play. #marchmadness – snpy.tv/YBt0uM — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 24, 2013 (GIF…

  8. Report: George Mason to announce move to Atlantic 10 Monday

    Mar 24, 2013, 7:38 PM EDT

    George Mason

    George Mason and the Atlantic 10 sent out simultaneous and cryptic releases on Sunday night, with both scheduling a press conference for a “major announcement” by both the conference and the school. It didn’t take a genius to do the math, and since there have been multiple reports that the announcement will, in fact, be…

  9. Four Naismith Award finalists announced

    Mar 24, 2013, 6:52 PM EDT

    Trey Burke

    If you think it feels like there are 25 different college basketball Player of the Year awards, you’re not that far off. There are six. That doesn’t take into count the countless awards offered up by every .com out there. (For the record, we gave Trey Burke our Player of the Year award.) One of…

  10. No. 1 seed Indiana survives No. 9 Temple, advances to the Sweet 16

    Mar 24, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

    Temple v Indiana

    There’s a reason that the slogan for the NCAA tournament is ‘survive and advance’. It doesn’t matter how you play. It doesn’t matter how ugly the performance is or how many points you give up to the other team’s star. All that matters is that, when that final buzzer sounds, you have more points that…

  11. Remember Aaron Craft, but don’t forget about the “charge” he drew

    Mar 24, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Ohio State

    Aaron Craft’s shot may be the defining moment of the NCAA tournament so far that wasn’t an alley-oop that sparked a rap video. He’s a kid whose entire legacy is built on the fact that he’s a “winner” that played like garbage down the stretch — two turnovers, 2-5 free throws including two missed front-ends…

  12. VIDEO: Aaron Craft’s game-winner sends Iowa State home

    Mar 24, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

    Iowa State v Ohio State

    To read more about Ohio State’s win over Iowa State, click here.

  13. Tourney Preview: Will we see another No. 1 seed go down?

    Mar 24, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Villanova v North Carolina

    Yesterday’s schedule looked awesome and was mostly a dud. Today’s schedule? Less exciting than yesterday, which clearly means it’s going to be insanity. I’ll rank the games you need to watch: 1) 5:15 PM (8) North Carolina vs (1) Kansas CBS: Let’s start with the obvious: Roy Williams was the head coach at Kansas. He then…

  14. Late Night Snacks: Recapping tonight’s Round of 32 action

    Mar 24, 2013, 1:42 AM EDT

    Wichita State v Gonzaga

    Before I get into the meat of this post, we need to just go ahead and thanks Butler and Marquette, as well as Wichita State and Gonzaga. Because for much of Saturday — and, for that matter, basically the entire non-Florida Gulf Coast portion of this tournament — the basketball was a complete bore. The…

  15. UCLA rebuts reports that they’ve fired Ben Howland

    Mar 24, 2013, 1:16 AM EDT

    UCLA v Arizona - Quarterfinals

    UCLA released the following statement late on Saturday night: “Contrary to multiple media reports this evening, UCLA has not fired men’s basketball coach Ben Howland.” So I guess that means that this post is wrong? Wrong for now? Did he resign instead of get fired? Is it OK if I don’t care one iota about…

  16. Two freshman guards step up to lead Wichita State to the Sweet 16

    Mar 24, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Third Round - Salt Lake City

    Wichita State had blown it. After building a lead that grew as big as 13 points in the first half, the Shockers had watched as Gonzaga outscored them 36-15 over a 15 minute stretch that was capped by a 12-0 run. The surge pushed the Zags ahead 49-41. Their all-american Kelly Olynyk was playing like…

  17. Marquette beats Butler as the Bulldogs wind up on the wrong end of Butler Magic

    Mar 23, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

    Butler v Marquette

    There aren’t two teams in the country that have had more games in recent memory come down to some kind of ridiculous finish. And given that the first two times these teams met, Rotnei Clarke hit a running 25-footer over two Marquette defenders, it only made sense that the ending of Friday’s matchup between the…

  18. No. 12 seed Oregon knocks off No. 4 seed St. Louis, advances to Sweet 16

    Mar 23, 2013, 9:21 PM EDT

    Oregon v Saint Louis

    Damyeon Dotson finished with 23 points on 8-12 shooting, hitting 5-6 from three, while Arsalan Kazemi did a little bit of everything, as usual, finishing with eight points, 16 boards (seven offensive), three assists, two steals and two blocks as the No. 12 seed Oregon Ducks blew out No. 4 seed St. Louis, 74-57 on…

  19. Louisville looked the part of a title contender in blowout of Colorado State

    Mar 23, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

    Colorado State v Louisville

    The scariest part of No. 1 seed Louisville’s 82-56 win over No. 8 seed Colorado State on Saturday afternoon has nothing to do with the 26 point margin. It has nothing to do with the fact that Louisville scored 82 points on the Rams. It wasn’t that the Cardinals forced 19 turnovers against a team…

  20. Eliminating turnovers, more Keith Appling go hand-in-hand for Michigan State

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    Memphis v Michigan State

    Gary Harris scored 23 points and hit a series of big jumper for the Spartans. Adreian Payne once again boosted his NBA Draft stock with 14 points, 10 boards, five blocks and a few absurdly athletic plays for a 6-foot-11 center with three-point range. Derrick Nix chipped in with 13 points and eight boards while…

  21. It’s now time to see what program tries to pry Shaka Smart from VCU

    Mar 23, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

    VCU Rams head coach Smart talks with guard Johnson during the final seconds of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Michigan in Auburn Hills

    On Saturday afternoon, Shaka Smart’s VCU Rams were knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Michigan, meaning that his offseason has officially begun. And what’s an offseason for Shaka Smart with all kinds of speculation about when he’ll be leaving VCU and where he’ll be headed. In 2011, it was NC State that came calling…

  22. Michigan makes Havoc look Harmless, moves on to the Sweet 16

    Mar 23, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    VCU v Michigan

    For the second time in three days, No. 4 seed Michigan made the pundits that earned them “trendy upset pick” status look foolish. On Thursday, the Wolverines shut down South Dakota State and the Fighting Nate Wolters, winning by 15 points in a game that Trey Burke decided not to show up. Saturday’s performance against…

  23. Tourney Preview: The first day of the Round of 32 is LOADED

    Mar 23, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Oregon v Oklahoma St

    Today’s schedule is so awesome that, instead of doing an actual preview, I’m just going to rank the games: 1. 12:15 PM (5) Virginia Commonwealth vs (4) Michigan CBS: No team in the country is better when it comes to forcing turnovers than VCU, as they lead the nation in defensive turnover percentage. But Michigan leads…

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