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  1. 2013 NCAA Tournament Printable Bracket

    Mar 17, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

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    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)

  2. 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket East Region Instant Analysis

    Mar 17, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

    Tom Crean, Victor Oladipo

    Indiana gets the third No. 1 seed, heading to Dayton, OH, to take on the winner of LIU-Brooklyn and James Madison. The Hoosiers missed out on a chance to play in Indianapolis for the regional; they’ll be headed to DC instead. If Indiana doesn’t become the first No. 1 seed to lose in the opening…

  3. 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket South Region Instant Analysis

    Mar 17, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT

    APTOPIX B12 Kansas St Kansas Basketball

    Kansas earned the second No. 1 seed, getting slotted in the South Region. The Jayhawks, who won a share of the Big 12 regular season title and blew out Kansas State in the Big 12 tournament final, gets Western Kentucky in the opening round. But that’s not the interesting matchup. If the Jayhawks win, they…

  4. St. Louis saw themselves get a No. 4 seed … from a Best Buy?

    Mar 17, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

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    The Billikens won the Atlantic 10 tournament in Brooklyn this afternoon, knocking off VCU to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament that they didn’t need. It was enough to earn themselves a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament, but the Billikens hit traffic leaving the game and, as a result, had to…

  5. Will Miami earn a No. 1 seed?

    Mar 17, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament - North Carolina v Miami

    At no time in the history of the ACC has a team that won both the league’s regular season and tournament title been left off of the No. 1 seed line. Miami won the ACC outright. After knocking off North Carolina 85-77 in the ACC tournament title game, the Hurricanes took home an improbable duel-ACC…

  6. Ole Miss leaves no doubt, wins SEC tournament automatic bid

    Mar 17, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Ole Miss v Florida

    Good on you, Ole Miss. Don’t leave it up to the Selection Committee. Go out and earn your bid to the tournament. Save your head coach’s job. The Rebels did just that, coming back from 12 down at the half to knock off Florida, 66-63, in the SEC title game on Saturday afternoon. And with…

  7. More chatter about Ben Howland’s job status?

    Mar 17, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Ben Howland

    Earlier this season, the speculation was overwhelming: there was no way that UCLA head coach Ben Howland would return next season. Not after he lost two more former blue-chip recruits to a transfer. Not after he lost to Cal Poly. Not after the seats at Pauley Pavilion remained unfilled. Not after he managed to tick…

  8. It’s Selection Sunday: What will be the talking points?

    Mar 17, 2013, 7:45 AM EDT

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    By the time the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee makes it back into the conference room on Sunday morning, the at-large bids will have long-been decided. That’s always the case, as the committee will have argued their way through — for hours and hours and hours — all of the teams that are sitting on the…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Jay Bilas, photobomb extraordinaire, strikes again

    Mar 16, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT

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    Nobody’s safe. (Image via @jaybilas)

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.…

  16. 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…

  17. 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),…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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.…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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