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  1. One Shining Moment: 2013 NCAA Tournament edition

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:36 AM EDT

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    Another NCAA Tournament in the books. Another month full of last-second shots, upsets, historic runs and, eventually, the crowning of a national champion. This season, it’s the Louisville Cardinals. For your enjoyment, it’s this year’s version of the iconic “One Shining Moment” by Luther Vandross. As always, it’s full of the best moments of the…

  2. The Morning Mix

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    What a game. What a season. The 2012-2013 college basketball season is officially in the books and we were sent off into the sunset with arguably the best game of the season. Last night’s National Championship game between Louisville and Michigan was better than anything we could have asked for. Let’s hit the links. Read…

  3. Title game loss shouldn’t cloud Trey Burke’s amazing college career

    Apr 9, 2013, 6:15 AM EDT

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    ATLANTA — Trey Burke is leaving Atlanta with plenty of hardware. The uber-talented Michigan point guard won every Player of the Year award that you can win, receiving trophy after trophy, posing for photo-opp after photo-opp, going from press conference to press conference to talk about the season that he had over the last five…

  4. Luke Hancock, not Kevin Ware, was most touching story from Final Four

    Apr 9, 2013, 5:15 AM EDT

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    ATLANTA — With all due respect to Kevin Ware, he was not most heart-warming story from this Final Four. And don’t get me wrong here. What he went through — and the way that his Louisville teammates responded — was incredible. The horrific injury, the tears on the court, the message of inspiration from a…

  5. Rick Pitino caps ‘unbelievable week’ with a national title

    Apr 9, 2013, 3:50 AM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    ATLANTA — Think about where Rick Pitino was four years ago, as Karen Sypher dragged him through what was likely the most embarrassing scandal in the history of college athletics. Then think about where he was just two years later, as he lost his second straight opening round NCAA tournament game while watching arch-nemesis John…

  6. Rick Pitino’s reward for winning the national title? A tattoo

    Apr 9, 2013, 1:38 AM EDT

    Michigan v Louisville

    ATLANTA — Rick Pitino made a promise to his team. He told them that if they win the National Championship, that he would get a tattoo. They won the National Championship. So is he getting a tattoo? “Hell yes,” Pitino said. ” I told him he needs to get it on his lower back,” Peyton Siva…

  7. Highlight-reel dunks from Harrell and Hardaway Jr. shook Atlanta

    Apr 9, 2013, 12:45 AM EDT

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    What. A. Game. What we witnessed on Monday night in the Georgia Dome may go down as one of the best, most entertaining National Championship games in the 75 year history of the NCAA Tournament. Louisville’s 82-76 victory over Michigan was not only the best game of the NCAA tournament, but also the best game…

  8. Kevin Ware cuts down the net with Louisville

    Apr 9, 2013, 12:29 AM EDT

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    Kevin Ware was one of the Final Four’s main storylines all week. Turned out it that story had a happy ending. Ware, the Louisville guard who suffered a compound fracture while attempting a block during the Cardinals’ regional final win against Duke, was with his teammates in Atlanta for their NCAA tournament title game against…

  9. Cardinal rule: Peyton Siva leads Louisville past Michigan for national title

    Apr 8, 2013, 11:49 PM EDT

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    ATLANTA — Louisville’s 82-76 win over Michigan in the 2013 National Title game turned into a classic, one of the best finals that we’ve seen in a long time. But it started out as a sideshow, chock-full of the kind of performance that you should always expect to see in a national title game simply…

  10. Michigan’s Fab Five, including Chris Webber, in attendance for title game

    Apr 8, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

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    It had been rumored that the entire Fab Five would be in attendance to watch Michigan’s national title game tilt with Louisville.  Jimmy King, Ray Jackson and Jalen Rose, with the possibility of Juwan Howard as well. But the one wild card was Chris Webber. Webber was hit with a 10-year no-contact penalty stemming from sanctions…

  11. Baskets to be lowered for Kevin Ware if Louisville wins

    Apr 8, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

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    Even though Kevin Ware won’t play a minute, he’ll still be a big part of the postgame celebration, should Louisville win. The NCAA plans to lower the baskets for the injured Ware, so he can get his moment of cutting down the nets. “We’re going to lower the baskets,” said David Worlock, the NCAA’s associate…

  12. The Crossover: Will Rutgers president survive scandal?

    Apr 8, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

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    The Crossover: College basketball insider Vin Parise joins The Crossover to discuss the latest from Rutgers and if President Robert Barchi can survive the scandal.

  13. Baylor’s Brittney Griner tabbed as Naismith Women’s Player of Year, again

    Apr 8, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT

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    Brittney Griner’s season may have ended in the Sweet 16, but the Baylor senior is still capping off her career with more awards. Griner, who finished her career as the all-time leader in men’s or women’s Division I college basketball history in career blocks (748), won her second consecutive Naismith Women’s Player of the Year…

  14. Coach K, Pitino, Izzo on top of salaries for NCAA Tournament coaches

    Apr 8, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    USA Today released the salaries of some of the coaches in this year’s NCAA Tournament and it was about what you’d expect. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski topped the list at $7,233,976 per year, with Louisville’s Rick Pitino at $4,973,343. Others such as Kansas’ Bill Self ($4,960,763) and Tom Izzo at Michigan State ($3,745,769) and Florida’s Billy…

  15. Crawford: Fab Five ‘the reason I went to Michigan’

    Apr 8, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Clippers sixth man Jamal Crawford joins Dan Patrick to talk about the whereabouts of his college uniform, why he’s on board with a Fab Five reunion, and Crawford showcases his impressive memory by naming all 16 coaches he’s played under.

  16. Tony Snell probably won’t return to New Mexico, stay in NBA Draft

    Apr 8, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    New Mexico v Harvard

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) New Mexico guard Tony Snell will reportedly make his decision to enter the NBA Draft permanent. The Albuquerque Journal is reporting that the 6-7, 200-pound junior forward will make his announcement official, according to a former coach. Snell averaged 12.5 points,…

  17. Top eight storylines of the national title game

    Apr 8, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

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    The college basketball season comes to a close tonight as Louisville and Michigan square off at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. In case you’ve been living under a rock — or on the off chance you took the demise of your bracket too hard — here are the storylines you need to know. Kevin Ware:…

  18. Seth Davis previews Monday’s national championship game with Dan Patrick (VIDEO)

    Apr 8, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis on the Dan Patrick Show to recap the Final Four and preview Monday’s national championship game. Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  19. Guard Pe’Shon Howard to transfer from Maryland

    Apr 8, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT

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    Maryland junior Pe’Shon Howard will transfer away from College Park and likely move closer to his ailing grandmother in California, the school announced in a release on Monday. Howard spent three seasons with the Terrapins and averaged 3.3 points and 3.6 assists per game during his junior season. Over the course of his career, he…

  20. Rick Pitino caps off huge week with Hall of Fame induction

    Apr 8, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT

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    Regardless of how good you thought your week was, Rick Pitino’s was better. First, his son was hired at Minnesota to replace Tubby Smith as its next head coach. Aside from the fact that Pitino is his son, he was also a former assistant at Louisville. Then, Pitino’s co-owned horse, Goldencents, won the Santa Anita Derby…