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  1. VIDEO: Sir’Dominic Pointer beats St. Joe’s at the buzzer

    Mar 19, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT

    Sir'Dominic Porter,Chris Obekpa

    Sir’Dominic Pointer sent St. John’s past St. Joseph’s in the first round of the NIT. Its not the NCAA tournament, but it’s still March Madness!

  2. Picking Winners: Why I think St. Louis will upset Louisville in the Sweet 16

    Mar 19, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

    Mike McCall Jr.

    I’m going to have a post up tomorrow explaining how and why I made all of my picks, but since I’ve been getting a lot of questions about it, I’m going to take a minute to get into why I think St. Louis will knock off the tournament’s top seed in the Sweet 16. Louisville…

  3. VIDEO: Tom Izzo on the Dan Patrick Show

    Mar 19, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo looks up at the clock as they play the Louisville Cardinals in the NCAA men's West Regional basketball tournament in Phoenix

    Michigan State coach Tom Izzo joins The Dan Patrick Show to talk about all things March Madness, the strength of the Big Ten Conference from top to bottom, and his game plan for the Spartans’ first and second round matchups this weekend.

  4. Join our pool, and view our brackets!!!

    Mar 19, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT


    For those that are interested, here are the brackets that each one of your trusty CollegeBasketballTalk writers submitted. Think you’re smarter than us? Well, there’s actually a pretty good chance that’s true. You can prove it here, by joining out bracket pool. ID: 11036, Password: CBTonNBC. ROB DAUSTER’S BRACKET TROY MACHIR’S BRACKET DANIEL MARTIN’S BRACKET ERIC…

  5. More speculation about Ben Howland’s job status

    Mar 19, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

    Ben Howland

    On Sunday, we did a post about a column from Bill Plaschke of the LA Times on Ben Howland and how, regardless of what this UCLA team does in the NCAA tournament, he may have worn out his welcome in Westwood. On Tuesday, the LA Times again wrote about Howland’s job status and how no…

  6. Ten players that will beat your favorite team in crunch time

    Mar 19, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

    Michigan State v Michigan

    Trey Burke, Michigan: There isn’t a player in the country that’s a better creator at this point in the season. He’s responsible for so much of what Michigan wants to do offensively, whether it’s the result of him creating shots for himself, running off of pick-and-rolls or kicking the ball out to the myriad of…

  7. VIDEO: 26 of this year’s buzzer-beaters in three minutes, 24 seconds

    Mar 19, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    APTOPIX Georgia Alabama Basketball

    Thank you, Buzzfeed, for making that glorious, glorious video. (h/t Norlander) You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

  8. VIDEO: The Crossover makes their bracket picks

    Mar 19, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    Christian Watford, Joseph Bertrand

    NBC Sports college basketball insider and analysis Vin Parise joins The Crossover to help break a tie between Michelle Beadle and Dave Briggs. While both teams have earned their stripes, only one of Indiana or Louisville can take home the title of better No. 1 seed. The Crossover has its own pool in’s bracket…

  9. Report: Tony Mitchell heading to the NBA

    Mar 18, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

    Tony Mitchell

    North Texas forward Tony Mitchell is reportedly declaring for this June’s NBA Draft. Mitchell, originally a Missouri recruit that had academic issues keep him from enrolling, became eligible for the Mean Green in December of last season. He averaged 14.7 points, 10.3 boards and 3.0 blocks as UNT made it to the Sun Belt title…

  10. Report: Texas State, Doug Davalos part ways

    Mar 18, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT


    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Texas State has fired head coach Doug Davalos, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of Davalos had been the head coach of the Bobcats since 2006, when he took over a program that was coming off of a three win season and was dealing…

  11. Larry Eustachy is taking his fourth team dancing

    Mar 18, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

    Larry Eustachy

    All season long, Larry Eustachy has been the butt of jokes. Whether it’s opposing student sections or shock jocks or twitter, any time you mention Eustachy and Colorado State, his past — his alcoholism — comes up. (And it’s not funny, but I’ll leave it to Andy Glockner to explain why.) But here’s the thing:…

  12. VIDEO: La Salle finds out it made its first tourney in 21 years

    Mar 18, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

    Tyreek Duren, Rob Brandenderg

    That’s what sheer joy looks like. La Salle coach John Giannini and his team crowded into a small room at Tom Gola Arena to watch Sunday’s selection show. It turned out to be worth the wait. From CSN Philly: La Salle was one of the last teams to have its named called on Sunday. The…

  13. Report: Texas-Pan American coach Ryan Marks fired

    Mar 18, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT


    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Texas-Pan American has let head coach Ryan Marks go, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of Marks finished 16-16 in his third season with the program, finishing second in the Great West at 5-3, after winning just six games his first two years. But…

  14. Photo: Keith Dambrot’s awkward opening round matchup

    Mar 18, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT


    Shaka Smart got his first Division I coaching gig under Keith Dambrot at Akron. As you may know, Smart is now at VCU. VCU plays Akron in the opening round of the tournament. I wonder if Dambrot regrets taking this picture?: And I wonder if he’s still going to be a fan of ‘Havoc’ after…

  15. East Region Preview: Indiana didn’t get Indy, which is a good thing?

    Mar 18, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

    Indiana v Michigan State

    Indiana didn’t get Indianapolis. The Hoosiers lost to Wisconsin in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament, meaning that they sat at home on their couch and watched as Louisville beat Notre Dame and then Syracuse to win the Big East tournament title. As a result, the Cardinals played their way into the No. 1…

  16. South Region Preview: Star power and early upsets?

    Mar 18, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

    Saint Josephs VCU Basketball

    Here’s the irony about the South Region: there is more star power in this portion of the bracket than anywhere else, yet it is as wide-open as any region this season. Let’s start with the coaches, as ten of them — Bill Self, Roy Williams, Jay Wright, Shaka Smart, Ben Howland, Tubby Smith, Billy Donovan,…

  17. Midwest Regional Preview: Who makes it out of the ‘Region of Doom’?

    Mar 18, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

    Butler Saint Louis Basketball

    The Midwest is loaded. Let’s just start with the fact that Louisville, the No. 1 overall seed and seemingly everyone’s gut pick for the national title at this point, resides here. Duke does at well as a No. 2 seed. That’s the same Duke team that was the best team in the country before Ryan Kelly…

  18. West Regional Preview: Is this finally Gonzaga’s Final Four year?

    Mar 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Nate Austin, Kelly Olynyk

    After much consternation and discussion and analysis in the six days since Gonzaga ended their season by winning the WCC tournament, it turns out that the Zags did end up getting the No. 1 seed out West. That means that, if they keep on winning, they’ll be playing their first two games in Salt Lake…

  19. Tom Izzo, Coack K meeting in the Sweet 16? It could happen

    Mar 17, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    There may not be a coach in the country that consistently has more success in the NCAA tournament than Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo. It’s been 18 years since Coach K missed the NCAA tournament. Izzo’s been in the tournament every year since he took over the Michigan State program, and the…

  20. Kentucky headlines the 2013 NIT Bracket, visits Robert Morris?

    Mar 17, 2013, 10:03 PM EDT

    USA Today

    Kentucky became the second reigning national champion in the last four years to miss the NCAA tournament on Sunday evening, and their consolation prize? A No. 1 seed in the NIT. And a trip to Robert Morris to play their first round game. Seriously. At least Coach Cal will be making a return trip to…

  21. The 2013 NCAA Tournament Official Seed List

    Mar 17, 2013, 9:00 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

    One of the coolest things that the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee does is provide us with the entire seed list that they use for filling out the bracket. What is the seed list, you ask? Exactly what it sounds like: a ranking, from No. 1 to No. 68, of every single team in the NCAA…

  22. Hate to break it to you, but there were no bubble snubs this year

    Mar 17, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

    Maryland Terrapins Layman works to shoot around Duke Blue Devils Kelly during ACC Championship game in Greensboro

    Don’t do it. Don’t even try. Because I really don’t want to hear it. There were no bubble snubs this season. Not a single one. Not Kentucky. Not Tennessee. Not Alabama or Maryland or Virginia or UMass. That’s not to say that there isn’t a valid argument to make for any of those six teams…

  23. Join our NCAA tournament game!!

    Mar 17, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT


    It’s bracket time, baby! Now that you’ve seen the Field of 68 and you know who is headed where, why don’t you slide on over here and join us our bracket contest. You can sign up here. So do it now, because you know it’s better than anything that you’re actually supposed to be doing…

  24. 2013 NCAA Tournament Printable Bracket

    Mar 17, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

    Screen shot 2013-03-17 at 6.40.00 PM

    You can find a larger, printable version of the bracket here. Midwest Region Instant Analysis East Region Instant Analysis South Region Instant Analysis West Region Instant Analysis (CLICK HERE: To browse through the rest of our 2013 NCAA Tournament Previews)

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