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  1. Billy Taylor out as head coach at Ball State

    Mar 14, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Billy Taylor

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Billy Taylor will not return as the head coach at Ball State next season, athletic director Bill Scholl announced this afternoon. “This was a difficult decision, primarily because Billy was a tremendous representative of our athletics department and university,” Scholl said in a statement. “Billy is…

  2. Syracuse appears to have cured their offensive woes

    Mar 14, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

    Orange guard Carter-Williams soars through the lane as he shoots during action in their NCAA men's college basketball game against Pittsburgh Panthers in New York

    And we all thought that Syracuse was done. Ha! For the second straight day, the Orange got into a rhythm offensively, opening up a 40-27 lead at the half and hanging on down the stretch to win, 62-59, as Pitt made their run. It sets up a dream-come-true semifinal, where the Orange will be taking…

  3. Bubble Banter: Thursday’s losers

    Mar 14, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    Illinois Fighting Illini's Egwu celebrates his team's win over Minnesota Golden Gophers' Hollins during their NCAA men's college basketball game in Chicago, Illinois

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. You can find the Bubble Winners here. Arizona State: The dream is done for the Sun Devils. Thanks to a weak non-conference slate and a poor finish to the regular season, Herb Sendek’s club needed to win at least two,…

  4. Bubble Banter: Thursday’s winners

    Mar 14, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

    Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. You can find the Bubble Losers here. Iowa State: The Cyclones were probably in a good enough spot that they could have gotten an at-large bid to the tournament even with a loss to Oklahoma on Thursday afternoon, but thanks…

  5. Iowa State’s comeback win locks them into the NCAA tournament

    Mar 14, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT

    Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals

    The Cyclones can sleep easy, as it seems that Ben McLemore’s banked-in three and George Niang’s “blocking foul” won’t end up costing Fred Hoiberg’s team a spot in the NCAA tournament. Iowa State knocked off Oklahoma in their Big 12 tournament opener out in Kansas City, notching a 73-66 win in the first game of…

  6. VIDEO: Gus Johnson bellows as Brandon Paul beats Minnesota. Gophers dancing?

    Mar 14, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    Illinois Fighting Illini's Joseph Bertrand goes to the basket agianst Minnesota Golden Gophers' Rodney Williams during the first half of their NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big 10 tournament in Chicago, Illinois

    Illinois nearly blew a 12 point lead, watching as the Gophers went on a big second half run to take the lead late, but Brandon Paul was there to save the day. After Illinois somehow managed to get three offensive rebounds on one possession off of missed threes, DJ Richardson knocked down his third chance,…

  7. Chuck Martin out as head coach at Marist

    Mar 14, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Marist head coach Chuck Martin has been “relieved of his duties”, according to a release from the university on Thursday afternoon. “I’m very appreciative of the hard work Chuck and his staff demonstrated over the past five years,” Marist Director of Athletics Tim Murray said. “Chuck represented…

  8. Gus Johnson on the NCAA tournament: ‘I miss it’

    Mar 14, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Back when I was running my old site Ballin’ is a Habit, Gus Johnson was still at CBS and still calling NCAA tournament games. We gave him the moniker ‘Mr. March Madness‘ because, well, it just fit. The most important part of being a play-by-play announcer is having a feel and understanding of the moment,…

  9. Longwood head coach Mike Gillian resigns

    Mar 14, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Mike Gillian

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. After 10 years as the head coach of the Lancer program, Mike Gillian has resigned, according to a release from the university. “Mike has played an important role in the history of Longwood Athletics,” said Director of Athletics Troy Austin. “I want to thank him for…

  10. Grambling ends its season 0-28 after SWAC tourney loss

    Mar 14, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    Grambling State

    Just two years removed from playing in the SWAC title game, Grambling finished what may be the worst season in college basketball history on Wednesday night. The Tigers lost to Alabama A&M 59-51, which was promising — it was literally the first time all season that they didn’t lose by double-digits — and disheartening all…

  11. Wake Forest fans take out another anti-Jeff Bzdelik ad

    Mar 14, 2013, 9:47 AM EDT

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    A portion of the Wake Forest fan base has been anything but quiet about their desire for Jeff Bzdelik to look elsewhere for employment. After running an ad in the student newspaper last Friday calling for Bzdelik to be fired, the students paid for an ad to be printed on the front page of today’s…

  12. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Bucknell

    Mar 13, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    Bryce Scott

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Patriot Coach: Dave Paulsen Record: 28-5 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 61 – RPI: 55 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Bucknell as a No. 13 seed in Wednesday’s bracket projection, but they might end up being everyone’s 12-over-5 upset. Names you need…

  13. Shane Larkin: “I definitely see myself coming back”

    Mar 13, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Shane Larkin

    Miami just completed their best season in school history, and as they’re getting ready for their quarterfinal game in the ACC tournament, Shane Larkin ensured that his team knows there are no visions of handshakes with David Stern dancing in his head. “As it stands right now, I definitely see myself coming back,” Larkin told…

  14. Report: Colorado State point guard Dorian Green out Wednesday

    Mar 13, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

    Dorian Green, Colton Iverson

    According to multiple reports, Colorado State’s starting point guard Dorian Green will not play tonight in the Rams’ Mountain West tournament quarterfinal due to an ankle injury: BREAKING: Colorado State senior PG Dorian Green (ankle) will NOT be playing today in @themwc quarterfinals vs. Fresno State. #mwbb — Geoff Grammer (@GeoffGrammer) March 13, 2013 Green,…

  15. Bubble Banter: Wednesday’s Losers

    Mar 13, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. Providence: The Friars were a longshot, but they still had a chance to dance if they could put together a couple of wins at Madison Square Garden this week. Unfortunately, Ed Cooley’s club lost in to Cincinnati in their first…

  16. Bubble Banter: Wednesday’s Winners

    Mar 13, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Bearcats' Henton shoots as Providence Friars' Batts looks on in the first half of their NCAA men's college basketball game in New York

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. Cincinnati: The Bearcats were probably in even if they ended up losing to Providence in their first game in the Big East tournament, but Mick Cronin’s club erased all doubt by pounding on the Friars. Cincinnati has a decent RPI,…

  17. Report: San Jose State fires George Nessman

    Mar 13, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. After back-to-back nine win seasons, George Nessman has been fired as head coach at San Jose State. SJSU athletic director Gene Bleymaier made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon after the Spartans lost in the first round of the WAC Tournament. “George Nessman worked hard to create an…

  18. Big Ten Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 13, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

    Michigan's guard Trey Burke drives around Indiana's Victor Oladipo during the second half of their NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor

    I’m not sure I can remember a more anticipated conference tournament than this year’s Big Ten. Maybe the 2009 Big East tournament, the year that UConn, Pitt and Louisville all got No. 1 seeds and Villanova made the Final Four. But even that Big East can’t compare to this year’s Big Ten in terms of…

  19. ACC Tournament Preview

    Mar 13, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Duke Miami

    The ACC was weird this season. Miami won the league. Think about that. Miami. That, alone, is enough to leave you scratching your head. But there’s more to it. Duke was the best team in the country heading into conference play and looks like they are right back in that conversation now that Ryan Kelly…

  20. Colorado’s Andre Roberson to return for the Pac-12 tournament

    Mar 13, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Andre Roberson

    Andre Roberson has been cleared to play in Colorado’s Pac-12 tournament opener tonight against Oregon State. “He looked good, he looked energetic (and had) fresh legs, live legs,” Tad Boyle told Colorado’s athletics website. “It’s great to have him back.” “We’ll start him, absolutely. We’ll watch him obviously and ask him how he’s feeling and…

  21. Report: Three teams joining Big East next season are Butler, Xavier…Dayton?

    Mar 13, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Archie Miller

    According to a report from Lenn Robbins of the New York Post this morning, Butler and Xavier will be joined in the new Big East by Dayton next season. Robbins goes on to say that both Creighton and St. Louis will join the league in 2014-2015. This is new. It’s become widely assumed that Butler…

  22. Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 13, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    The Atlantic 10′s automatic bid isn’t going to be the only NCAA tournament berth on the line at the Barclays Center this week, as there are a quartet of teams that are still looking to solidify an at-large berth into the Big Dance. St. Louis, Butler and VCU are all sitting pretty right now, but…

  23. Speculation about Jim Boeheim’s retirement isn’t going to go away

    Mar 13, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Syracuse v Georgetown

    When talk of Jim Boeheim retiring comes up, the evidence used to prove that he’s considering it is completely circumstantial. Boeheim himself, as recently as Saturday, emphatically stated, in no uncertain terms, that he hasn’t thought about retiring. “There’s nothing to talk about because I haven’t given a thought to it. I’ve never … ever…

  24. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Valparaiso

    Mar 12, 2013, 11:13 PM EDT

    Ryan Broekhoff

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Horizon Coach: Bryce Drew Record: 26-7, 13-3 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 67 – RPI: 61 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Valparaiso as a No. 13 seed in Monday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Ryan Broekhoff (16.2 ppg, 7.4 rpg),…

  25. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know South Dakota State

    Mar 12, 2013, 11:09 PM EDT

    Nate Wolters

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Summit League Coach: Scott Nagy Record: 25-9, 13-3 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 106 – RPI: 77 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had the Jackrabbits as a No. 14 seed in Monday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Nate Wolters (22.5 ppg,…

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