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  1. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know New Mexico State

    Mar 17, 2013, 2:06 AM EDT

    Matej Buovac, Drew Charles

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: WAC Coach: Marvin Menzies Record: 24-10, 14-4 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 83 – RPI: 58 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had New Mexico State as a No. 13 seed in Saturday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Daniel Mullings (14.0 ppg,…

  2. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Pacific

    Mar 17, 2013, 1:41 AM EDT

    Bob Thomason

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Big West Coach: Bob Thomason Record: 22-12, 14-5 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 124 – RPI: 105 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Pacific as a No. 15 seed in Saturday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Lorenzo McCloud (11.2 ppg, 4.1…

  3. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Montana

    Mar 16, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT

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    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Big Sky Coach: Wayne Tinkle Record: 25-6, 19-1 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 146 – RPI: 88 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Montana as a No. 15 seed in Saturday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Will Cherry (13.7 ppg, 4.3…

  4. Jay Bilas, photobomb extraordinaire, strikes again

    Mar 16, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT

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    Nobody’s safe. (Image via @jaybilas)

  5. New Mexico wins MWC tourney, earns a No. 2 seed?

    Mar 16, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Championship - UNLV v New Mexico

    The Mountain West was one of the nation’s most entertaining conferences this season. But since their games played on west coast time and, too often, on channels that aren’t easily accesible to the casual observer, quite a few folks got their first glimpse of New Mexico and UNLV on Saturday evening as the Lobos knocked…

  6. Bubble Banter: Who are Saturday’s winners and losers

    Mar 16, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Alabama v Florida

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. SATURDAY’S BUBBLE WINNERS All the teams that aren’t playing anymore: Southern Miss lost. That means that they aren’t going to be getting Conference USA’s automatic bid, Memphis will. Since Memphis was going to be in the tournament regardless of whether…

  7. Ole Miss has become this year’s most intriguing bubble team

    Mar 16, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT

    SEC Vanderbilt Mississippi Basketball

    Marshall Henderson had 23 points, Reginald Buckner and Murphy Holloway combined for 27 points and 16 boards, and Ole Miss erased an early 10 point deficit to take home a 64-52 win over Vanderbilt in the SEC semifinals. And with that, Ole Miss suddenly becomes one of the most interesting bubble teams in the country.…

  8. Maryland, Kentucky headed back to Barclays next season

    Mar 16, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    Barclays Center Classic - Kentucky v Maryland

    Maryland and Kentucky kicked off college basketball at the Barclays Center, opening up the season with a trip to Brooklyn that ended in a thrilling, 72-69 win for the Wildcats. The exhibition was so successful that organizers made the decision to bring both schools back. From CSN Washington: After the success of Maryland’s inaugural game…

  9. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Memphis

    Mar 16, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

    Memphis v Xavier

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Conference USA Coach: Josh Pastner Record: 30-4 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 38 – RPI: 15 – AP/USA Today: 20/17 Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Memphis as a No. 9 seed in Saturday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Joe Jackson (13.4 ppg, 4.8 apg),…

  10. Bill Carmody will not return at Northwestern

    Mar 16, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

    Big Ten Basketball Tournament - First Round -  Northwestern v Iowa

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. The Bill Carmody era at Northwestern is officially over, as the school announced that the coach’s nine-year tenure would be coming to an end. Carmody’s Wildcats lost their last nine games this season and finished 13-19 on the year. It wasn’t entirely Carmody’s fault, as Northwestern…

  11. VIDEO: Sean Miller sounds off on technical in press conference

    Mar 16, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

    Arizona v UCLA - Pac-12 Semifinals

    With 4:37 left in the game and UCLA in the midst of a run that cut a double-digit Arizona deficit to just two points, Sean Miller was given a technical foul for what appeared to be an argument over a call. Jordan Adams went to the line and hit both of the free throws. Arizona…

  12. Kentucky’s wait for Selection Sunday will be “agonizing”

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:56 AM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    For the second straight season, Vanderbilt has knocked Kentucky off in the NCAA tournament, buy my-oh-my, how the circumstances change. Last year, the Vanderbilt loss was Kentucky’s second loss of the season, and the first that they suffered at the hands of an SEC foe. It would also be the last, as the Wildcats ran…

  13. Reports: Creighton, Butler to accept Big East invites

    Mar 16, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

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    There are now reports that both Creighton and Butler will be withdrawing from their current conferences and accepting invitations to the new-look Big East conference next week. David Woods of the Indy Star is reporting the news on Butler: An announcement is expected next week. The goal is to get a new conference done before…

  14. Bubble Banter: Kentucky was biggest Friday’s bubble loser

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. It’s a massive day for teams on the bubble’s cutline, as the Atlantic 10 and the SEC quarterfinals today could determine a handful of bids, for both the NCAA tournament and the NIT. Here are the teams that have hurt…

  15. Bubble Banter: Maryland, Ole Miss headline Friday’s big movers

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

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

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. You can find the Bubble Losers here. It’s a massive day for teams on the bubble’s cutline, as the Atlantic 10 and the SEC quarterfinals today could determine a handful of bids, for both the NCAA tournament and the NIT.…

  16. Iowa blows a golden opportunity vs. Michigan State, headed to NIT

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Michigan State Spartans' Harris reacts after making three-point basket against Iowa Hawkeyes during NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big 10 tournament in Chicago

    This one is going to sting for the Hawkeyes, because they had a golden opportunity to put themselves into a great spot for an NCAA tournament bid. With the rest of the bubble teams around the country losing today, the Hawkeyes — who Dave Ommen had as the fifth team out heading into today’s action…

  17. Did Dez Wells just knock Duke off the No. 1 seed line?

    Mar 15, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Maryland v Duke

    Dez Wells is quickly becoming the talk of the ACC tournament. After lighting up Wake Forest for 23 points in the opener, Wells went off on Friday night, torching Duke to the tune of 30 points on 9-13 shooting. He beat them down the floor in transition, he beat them off the dribble in the…

  18. Dwight Powell to return to Stanford for his senior year

    Mar 15, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - First Round

    Dwight Powell will return to Stanford for his senior season. The Cardinal center was named the Pac-12′s most improved player in 2012-2013 after seeing his production jump up to 15.4 points and 8.2 rebounds. Stanford is heading to the NIT this season, after finishing the year 18-14, which was a disappointing finish for a team…

  19. Michigan’s most important player this month? It’s not Trey Burke

    Mar 15, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

    Big Ten Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Michigan v Wisconsin

    The most important player for Michigan as we head into Selection Sunday isn’t their Player of the Year point guard, Trey Burke, or their first-team all-Big Ten shooting guard, Tim Hardaway. It isn’t Nik Stauskas and it isn’t Mitch McGary, either. The guy that will be the determining factor in how far Michigan will end…

  20. Report: ACC confirms interest in moving tournament to New York

    Mar 15, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

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    On Thursday morning, Pete Thamel dedicated an entire column to the idea that the ACC needs to move their tournament to New York if they want to have a real chance at keeping their league together. And if they don’t keep the conference together, moving the tournament to New York will be ideal if those…

  21. Keep an eye on Boston College next season

    Mar 15, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Boston College v Miami (FL)

    Boston College’s season came to an end on Friday afternoon, as the Eagles lost to Miami in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament, 69-58. The Eagles will leave Greensboro disappointed with the outcome, as they erased an early 13 point deficit to take the lead at the half. The score was tied at 55 with…

  22. The Big East semis: a dream come true?

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Fighting Irish's Brey holds his team back against Eagles during their NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York

    If this is the way that the Big East tournament is going to go out, it sure is fitting: on a Friday night in the Garden, we not only get Part III of the Syracuse-Georgetown farewell tour, but we also get a rematch of the five-overtime thriller between Louisville and Notre Dame from earlier this…

  23. Report: SEC set to launch their own TV network, announcement in April

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Mike Slive

    According to a report from Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports, the SEC is getting set to announce the launch of a TV network in a similar vein to that of the Big Ten Network. 49% of BTN is owned by the conference, while 51% of it is owned by Fox. The SEC is expected to…

  24. Mick Cronin is not a fan of realignment

    Mar 15, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

    Bearcats' head coach Cronin reacts as he has a technical foul called on him during the their NCAA men's college basketball game against the Hoyas at the 2013 Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Mick Cronin had just played his last game as a member of the Big East. With the Catholic 7 splintering off this summer and Syracuse and Pitt making their escape to the ACC, the Bearcats — along with UConn and South Florida — and found themselves stuck in realignment purgatory, teaming up with powerhouse programs…

  25. Notre Dame rounding into form with Big East semis looming

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:23 AM EDT

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish Mike Brey reacts to call as they play Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Big East NCAA men's basketball tournament game in New York

    Notre Dame has never made it past the Big East tournament’s semifinals, but as they erased an early 17-4 deficit to knock off Marquette 73-65 on Thursday night, the Irish look like they may be able to make some noise in the tournament after all. The biggest reason why? They are starting to get contributions…

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