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  1. Burke vs. Wolters turns into the Robinson and Hardaway show

    Mar 21, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    South Dakota State v Michigan

    It was supposed to be Trey Burke vs. Nate Wolters, but it turned into the Glenn Robinson III and Tim Hardaway Jr. show. Those two combined for 42 points on 16-21 shooting from the floor and 8-10 from three, leading No. 4 seed Michigan past No. 13 seed South Dakota State 71-56. The Wolverines will…

  2. No. 1 Gonzaga avoids becoming first to lose to 16 seed

    Mar 21, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT

    Gonzaga v Southern

    No. 1 seed Gonzaga dodged a bullet. With four minutes left in their opening round game against No. 16 Southern, the Zags were tied at 54 with the Jaguars of the SWAC. For those that don’t know, a No. 1 seed has never, ever lost to a No. 16 seed. Ever. This was the brink…

  3. VIDEO: Tray Woodall breaks down after loss to Wichita State

    Mar 21, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh v Wichita State

    Without a doubt, this is the worst part of the NCAA tournament. Watching kids that have spent the past four or five years of their life playing basketball for one team realizing that they may never set foot on a basketball court in a competitive game ever again. It sucks, but it’s part of the…

  4. UConn’s Tyler Olander arrested in Panama City early Thursday morning

    Mar 21, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

    Tyler Olander, Justin Jackson

    For the second time in the span of a month, UConn has seen one of their best big men arrested. This time it was Tyler Olander, who was arrested down in Panama City, FL. The Hartford Courant has the details: UConn junior forward Tyler Olander is being held in a Bay County, Florida jail on charges of…

  5. No. 6 Memphis survives St. Mary’s for Pastner’s first tournament win

    Mar 21, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    Memphis Tigers' Stephens dunks ball in front of Saint Mary's Gaels' McCoy during first half of their second round NCAA tournament basketball game in Auburn Hills

    It’s fitting, really. In the first NCAA tournament game that Josh Pastner has won in his four-year tenure as the head coach of No. 6 Memphis, the Tigers did everything they could to lose to No. 11 St. Mary’s as the Gaels played the worst game that I’ve ever seen a St. Mary’s team play.…

  6. Marshall Henderson had an epic press conference today

    Mar 21, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

    SEC Vanderbilt Mississippi Basketball

    There’s a reason that everyone has grown to love Marshall Henderson, and it has nothing to do with whether or not he’s a good kid or a good student. It’s all entertainment, pure and simple. He added to that legend on Thursday with yet another too-honest press conference that will likely make his coach, the…

  7. No. 6 Butler stymies Muscala, advances past No. 11 Bucknell

    Mar 21, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT

    Bucknell's Kaspar is blocked by Butler's Woods during first half of their second round NCAA basketball game at the Rupp Arena in Lexington

    Bucknell quickly came a trendy upset pick when the brackets were announced on Sunday evening, and it wasn’t necessarily wrong. The Bison are really good and they have an NBA caliber center in Mike Muscala. That’s a combination that is ideal when trying to identify what under-the-radar teams have a chance to make a run…

  8. VIDEO: Mathematical proof your bracket is terrible

    Mar 21, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Liberty

    I bet you’re feeling pretty good about your bracket this morning. I know I am. I can honestly say that, heading into today’s festivities, I think that I’ve got a perfect bracket going. And then this guy from DePaul comes along and just stomps out all of my hopes and dreams. Leave it to a…

  9. Syracuse investigation will ramp up Boeheim retirement speculation

    Mar 21, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Jim Boeheim

    At this point, it shouldn’t surprise you that Syracuse had a bombshell drop the day before they were to begin NCAA tournament play. That’s just how it works in Upstate New York. I was just shocked that Fab Melo wasn’t ruled ineligible again. This time, however, things look like they might be a bit more…

  10. VIDEO: Vin Parise helps Michelle Beadle make her picks

    Mar 21, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Mike Krzyzewski

    Vin Parise joins The Crossover to judge Michelle Beadle’s March Madness bracket. With Valparaiso and St. Louis meeting in the Final Four, is Beadle on to something special?

  11. Need last minute bracket advice? Well, we’ve got Yahoo’s Jeff Eisenberg here

    Mar 21, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Villanova v Louisville

    We’ve got some good stuff for you today. Jeff Eisenberg, the man behind The Dagger, was kind enough to join us to chat about his bracket picks in between writing about the biggest player in the tournament and catching up with the folks that wound up on the wrong end of a buzzer-beater. Trust me,…

  12. VIDEO: Julian Gamble, the nation’s No. 1 photobombing prospect

    Mar 21, 2013, 8:58 AM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament - North Carolina v Miami

    That’s just fantastic. Between the goofy smile and his innate ability to pop up directly in between the interviewer and the interviewee, Julian Gamble is the Andrew Wiggins of the photobomb game. If there was a photobombing draft, Jay Bilas would his upside potential and the wingspan of his smile. Because Bilas would know.

  13. Tourney Preview: Burke vs. Wolters, Marquette’s upset watch, how many 11s lose?

    Mar 21, 2013, 7:55 AM EDT

    Wolters Adams

    GAME OF THE DAY: 7:15 p.m. – South Dakota State (13) vs. Michigan (4) – CBS I’m not sure if South Dakota State has the horses to run with Michigan for 40 minutes, but what I’m sure of is that regardless of how long they hang around, the Jackrabbits are going to keep things interesting. By…

  14. VIDEO: Rob Dauster talks about Georgetown’s Final Four chances

    Mar 21, 2013, 1:00 AM EDT

    Otto Porter Jr., John Thompson III

    Rob Dauster spoke with CSN Washington about Georgetown’s chances to reach the Final Four. You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

  15. La Salle wins their first tournament game in 23 years

    Mar 20, 2013, 11:56 PM EDT

    La Salle guard Galloway fights for a rebound with Boise State guard Marks during their first round NCAA tournament basketball game in Dayton

    The world got a chance to see just how much fun La Salle is when their back court gets going. Ramon Galloway and Tyrone Garland combined for 43 points and seven assists on 17-24 shooting from the field, leading the Explorers to an 80-71 win over Boise State in the final play-in game on Wednesday…

  16. VIDEO: Steve Alford talks with Dan Patrick

    Mar 20, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Championship - UNLV v New Mexico

    Dan Patrick talks with two time All-American and current New Mexico head coach Steve Alford. Alford talks about the differences between playing in the tournament and coaching in the tournament. While you’re here, you might as well sign up to take on our experts in the NBCSports.com Bracket Challenge.

  17. Julius Randle picks Kentucky

    Mar 20, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT

    Julius Randle

    We shouldn’t be surprised at all, should we? “Next year, I’ll be playing for the University of Kentucky,” Julius Randle, one of the nation’s top players in the Class of 2013, said on ESPNU this afternoon. He joins a ridiculous recruiting class that already includes Aaron and Andrew Harrison, James Young, Marcus Lee and Dakari…

  18. The NCAA tournament’s best big men

    Mar 20, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Cody Zeller

    Yesterday, our Eric Angevine highlighted the nation’s most prominent back court studs. But you’re not going to win the NCAA tournament without big uglies in the paint anchoring the front court. Here are the best of the bigs that you need to know: (CLICK HERE: To browse through the rest of our 2013 NCAA Tournament…

  19. VIDEO: Doug Gottlieb join the Dan Patrick Show to talk Final Four picks

    Mar 20, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Cardinals head coach Pitino instructs guard Siva while playing the Orange during the second half of their NCAA men's championship final basketball game at the 2013 Big East Tournament in New York

    Doug Gottlieb joins the Dan Patrick Show to discuss his NCAA tournament predictions and share with us his Final Four. The Final Four picks of the CBT writers can be found here.

  20. It’s official: Creighton, Butler and Xavier to the Big East

    Mar 20, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    BigEastLogo

    As was reported yesterday, the Big East held a press conference today to officially announce their future. The league will be adding Creighton, Butler and Xavier for the 2013-14 season. They have signed a 12-year rights deal with FOX Sports and their new channel, FOX Sports 1. And, perhaps more importantly, the Big East has officially…

  21. Enter an NCAA pool to honor a victim of Newtown

    Mar 20, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Jessica Rekos, a victim of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December, loved whales, so in an effort to ensure that “the things she loved [are] never [to] be forgotten”, Team Jessica Rekos has organized an NCAA tournament pool to raise money for whale education and conservation. It’s $10 per bracket, and…

  22. President Obama picks Indiana to win the title

    Mar 20, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

    Barack Obama, John Calipari

    President Obama is riding with the Hoosiers. As has become his annual tradition, the self-proclaimed basketball junkie made his bracket picks public, and he’s taking the Hoosiers to win it all. (He must follow me on twitter. I should drop some hints about how to reduce the budget deficit.) This may actually be a curse…

  23. Is Coach Cal going to bring back this year’s freshmen?

    Mar 20, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    USA Today

    The irony was almost too much to bear. Kentucky, who had made their way up to John Calipari’s hometown of Moon, PA, for the NIT, got knocked out in the first round by Robert Morris. It was a one-and-done performance in the tournament no one pays attention to that could end up keeping this year’s…

  24. Please don’t use MTSU’s loss as proof they didn’t deserve a bid

    Mar 20, 2013, 12:43 AM EDT

    Saint Mary's v Middle Tennessee

    St. Mary’s knocked off Middle Tennessee State 67-54 in the at-large portion of Tuesday’s play-in games, drubbing Kermit Davis’ and making the Sun Belt regular season champs look like they belonged in the NIT. The intriguing part about this matchup is that it pitted two teams from mid-major leagues that had profiles that were more-or-less…

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