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  1. Miami alleging more unethical behavior by the NCAA

    Mar 28, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Mar 28, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

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    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…

  3. 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…

  4. Report: Sheldon McClellan transferring out of Texas

    Mar 27, 2013, 11:37 PM EDT

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    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,…

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

    Mar 27, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Mar 27, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Mar 27, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

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    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…

  8. 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…

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

    Mar 27, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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    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…

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

    Mar 27, 2013, 10:56 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Mar 27, 2013, 9:55 AM EDT

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    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 CBSSports.com is reporting that it’s a done deal; Collins has been hired and an announcement will come later on Wednesday. That report confirms…

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

    Mar 26, 2013, 11:54 AM EDT

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    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…

  13. Sweet 16 Reset: The South Region

    Mar 25, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT

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    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…

  14. 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…

  15. Sweet 16 Resets: The West Region

    Mar 25, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Harvard v Arizona

    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…

  16. Sweet 16 Resets: The East Region

    Mar 25, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Temple v Indiana

    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…

  17. VIDEO: La Salle celebrates their Sweet 16 appearance

    Mar 25, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    La Salle Explorers celebrate their win over Mississippi Rebels in the third round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Kansas City, Missouri

    You don’t think these kids wanted it? My favorite line? Tyreek Duren: “Shout out to my Grandma, she’s mad I ain’t shout her out all week.” Can’t be mad anymore, Grandma.

  18. NCAA tournament’s first week gets highest ratings in 23 years

    Mar 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Here’s the info, straight from the press release that Turner and CBS Sports sent out this morning: [The first week averaged] a 6.3/14 overnight rating/share, the highest rating for the opening week of the NCAA Tournament in 23 years, when the tournament expanded to its current format, according to Nielsen metered market ratings. The networks’ combined…

  19. Minnesota makes it official, formally fires Tubby Smith

    Mar 25, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Tubby Smith has been officially fired by Minnesota. The university announced that Smith, who has been at the school since the 2007-08 season, has been relieved of his duties as head coach. Smith issued a statement in the release on the school’s website. “I want to…

  20. VIDEO: How come no one is talking about No. 13 seed La Salle?

    Mar 25, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    Perhaps the most impressive thing about Florida Gulf Coast’s run to the Sweet 16 is that it has not only completely overshadowed the fact that a No. 13 seed that played in the First Four has made it to the Sweet 16, it makes it seem downright normal that that No. 13 seed — La…

  21. Report: South Alabama to hire Matthew Graves

    Mar 25, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Butler assistant coach Matthew Graves will be named the head coach at South Alabama, according to multiple reports. Graves has been associated with the Bulldogs program for two decades. He played there, beginning in 1993, and has been on staff since 2001, when Todd Lickliter was…

  22. First Weekend Superlatives: MVP, Best Dunk, Best GIF

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:11 AM EDT

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    FIRST WEEKEND MVP: Brett Comer, Florida Gulf Coast This pick was easy, really. The FGCU point guard is the engine that makes Dunk City run. In wins over No. 2 Georgetown and No. 7 San Diego State, Comer averaged 11.0 points, 12.0 assists and 4.0 boards, setting the table for each and every one of…

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