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Rob Dauster

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

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

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:11 AM EDT

    Chase Fieler, Brett Comer

    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…

  9. Late Night Snacks: Recapping the last day of the tourney’s first weekend

    Mar 25, 2013, 2:16 AM EDT

    Will Cummings

    After a relatively boring start to the NCAA tournament, Sunday provided us with enough fireworks. We’ve got a No. 15 seed in the Sweet 16 for the first time ever. They are joined there by a No. 13 seed, a No. 12 seed and a No. 9 seed. We’re still without a true buzzer-beater or…

  10. 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…

  11. 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:

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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.

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

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