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  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 13, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Butler Saint Louis Basketball

    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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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),…

  11. 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,…

  12. Gonzaga’s a No. 1 seed now, does that change by Selection Sunday?

    Mar 12, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

    Kelly Olynyk

    The Zags did just about everything in their power to convince the Selection Committee that they deserve a No. 1 seed when the bracket are announced five days from now. They steam-rolled their conference. They won their conference tournament in impressive fashion, making a statement in last night’s win over St. Mary’s. They beat good…

  13. Mitch Buonaguro out as head coach at Siena

    Mar 12, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. After three years as the head coach of the Saints, Mitch Buonaguro has been relieved of his duties, according to a release sent out by the school on Tuesday. “I’d like to thank Mitch for his dedication and commitment to Siena basketball the last eight…

  14. The beginning of the end of the Big East tournament starts today

    Mar 12, 2013, 12:37 PM EDT

    Big East Future Basketball

    My first memory of college basketball is a Big East tournament game. It was just a couple week before my 11th birthday. I was on the couch with my dad, watching UConn — and my hero at the time, Ray Allen — take on Georgetown and Allen Iverson in the 1996 Big East title game.…

  15. Catholic 7 officially leaving the Big East to become … the Big East?

    Mar 12, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

    Big East

    It became official today. The Catholic 7, who announced their intention to leave the Big East next season, will actually be the Big East next season, bringing the name, the brand and the postseason tournament held in Madison Square Garden as they break off from the football-playing schools. “The seven basketball schools, which include many…

  16. Big 12 Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 12, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Ben McLemore, Martavious Irving

    This was supposed to be the year where someone could come out of nowhere and knock the Jayhawks off of their pedestal, but that didn’t happen. In fact, if Kansas hadn’t been blown out by Baylor on the last day of the regular season, the Jayhawks would have been the outright Big 12 champs despite…

  17. Iona, Manhattan and the bad beat of the century

    Mar 12, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Tim Cluess

    We’re not much into gambling around these parts, but what happened at the end of the MAAC title game between Manhattan and Iona must be written about. Iona was favored, giving four points to the Jaspers, and they had pulled away late in the second half after Manhattan had been in control for much of…

  18. Did Aquille Carr announce he’s going overseas last night?

    Mar 12, 2013, 9:32 AM EDT

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    Last month, Seton Hall commit Aquille Carr hinted at the fact that he would be heading overseas to play instead of enrolling in college. “I’m ready to make it like my job,” Carr said. “If you know about basketball, you know what that means. By the end of the season, everybody will find out.” And…

  19. Report: UMKC head coach Matt Brown to be fired

    Mar 12, 2013, 8:57 AM EDT

    Matt Brown

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. According to a report from CBSSports.com, UMKC and head coach Matt Brown will be parting ways at some point this week. Brown has spent six seasons as the head coach of the Kangaroos, but this year’s 8-24 record was the fourth time in those six seasons…

  20. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Gonzaga

    Mar 12, 2013, 12:24 AM EDT

    WCC Basketball Tournament - Championship

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: WCC Coach: Mark Few Record: 31-2, 16-0 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 4 – RPI: 11 – AP/USA Today: 1/1 Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had the Zags as a No. 1 seed in Monday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Kelly Olynyk (17.3 ppg, 7.0…

  21. St. Mary’s will sweat out the next week on the bubble

    Mar 11, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    WCC Basketball Tournament - Semifinals San Diego v Saint Mary's

    It’s going to be a long, long week in Moraga, CA. After losing to No. 1 Gonzaga 65-51 in the WCC title game on Monday, the Gaels are officially a bubble team, missing out on a chance to win the league’s automatic bid and ensure themselves a trip to the Big Dance. And the problem?…

  22. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Iona

    Mar 11, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

    Tim Cluess

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: MAAC Coach: Tim Cluess Record: 20-13, 11-7 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 97 – RPI: 103 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had the Gaels as a No. 15 seed in Monday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Lamont ‘Momo’ Jones (23.3 ppg,…

  23. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know James Madison

    Mar 11, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT

    Richmond James Madison Basketball

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Colonial Coach: Matt Brady Record: 20-14, 11-7 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 188 – RPI: 194 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Northeastern as a No. 16 seed in Monday’s Bracket Projection, and the Huskies have a stronger profile than JMU. It may…

  24. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Western Kentucky

    Mar 11, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

    Ray Harper, Brandon Harris

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Sun Belt Coach: Ray Harper Record: 20-15, 10-10 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 183 – RPI: 167 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Western Kentucky as a No. 16 seed in Monday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: TJ Price (15.5 ppg,…

  25. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Davidson

    Mar 11, 2013, 9:07 PM EDT

    Davidson v Louisville

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Southern Coach: Bob McKillop Record: 26-7, 17-1 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 66 – RPI: 75 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Davidson as a No. 13 seed in Monday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Jake Cohen (14.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg),…

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