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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Fitting end to a disappointing season for the Baylor Bears

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:08 AM EDT

    Pierre Jackson, Isaiah Austin

    With the Bears down 74-72 and just a couple of seconds left on the clock, Pierre Jackson managed to get a decent look at a three point shot at the buzzer which, if he had made it, would have kept Baylor’s hopes of a longshot at-large bid alive. But he missed. So Baylor’s season will…

  17. PHOTO: Bill Clinton visited Louisville’s locker, Chane Behanan gave him bunny-ears

    Mar 14, 2013, 11:04 PM EDT

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    Bill Clinton was in attendance at Madison Square Garden for Louisville’s quarterfinal win over Villanova in the Big East Tournament on Thursday night. After the game, he decided to pay a visit to the winner’s locker room and, well, hilarity ensued. And, as you might imagine, Russ Smith was prominently involved: You have to love…

  18. Russ Smith scores 28 to beat Villanova playing with a heavy heart

    Mar 14, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Villanova v Louisville

    Jack Curran, the New York State’s all-time winningest high school coach and a legend in both basketball and baseball at Archbishop Molloy High School, passed away on Thursday morning. A lot of talent passed through Molloy during Curran’s 55 years at the program, including such notable names as Kenny Smith, Kenny Anderson and Jim Larranaga.…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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,…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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,…

  25. 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…

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