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  1. Texas Tech denies report that Tubby Smith has agreed to be new coach

    Apr 1, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT

    Tubby Smith

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. According to a report from the AP, Tubby Smith has agreed to terms with Texas Tech to become the next head coach at the school: Tubby Smith has agreed to terms to become the head coach at Texas Tech, sources tell AP. — Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski)…

  2. Does Gary Harris need surgery on his shoulder?

    Apr 1, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Michigan State v Duke

    Gary Harris missed two games earlier this season with a shoulder injury, and while the former high school football star played well late in the season for Michigan State, there is a chance that the freshman may have to go under the knife this offseason. From the Detroit Free Press: Izzo said Harris will hear…

  3. Report: Rodney Purvis to transfer from NC State

    Apr 1, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT

    Mark Gottfried Rodney Purvis

    According to Joe Giglio, an NC State beat-writer, Rodney Purvis will announce that he is transferring out of NC State this afternoon, the ninth player to transfer out of the program since 2010. Purvis started 23 of the first 25 games for the Wolfpack, but he was demoted to the bench for the last 10.…

  4. Final Four Preview: What you need to know about Wichita State

    Apr 1, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT

    Wichita State

    The most surprising thing about Wichita State’s run to the Final Four isn’t that they were able to overcome a 5-5 finish to the regular season after starting out the year 15-1. The most surprising part is that the Shockers were talented enough to make that kind of a run early in the season. Gregg…

  5. Burke, Porter headline AP All-America team

    Apr 1, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    Georgetown v Syracuse

    The AP announced their all-american teams on Monday afternoon, and there were no surprises on the first team. Trey Burke and Otto Porter were the leading vote-getters, while Kelly Olynyk, Doug McDermott and Victor Oladipo rounded out the first team. McDermott was a first-team selection last year as well, the 51st player to earn such…

  6. Final Four Preview: What you need to know about Syracuse

    Apr 1, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

    Syracuse Orange guard Michael Carter-Williams reacts after defeating the Indiana Hoosiers in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    Syracuse has really had a storybook season. The Orange looked great early in the season, but they really began to struggle when James Southerland went out with his academic issues. It didn’t get any easier for the Orange when he got back, as Jim Boeheim struggled to find a way to get his team to…

  7. Final Four Previews: What you need to know about Michigan

    Apr 1, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

    Michigan v Florida

    There was a point in time where many people, myself included, thought that Michigan might be the best team in the country. Trey Burke was playing like, well, Trey Burke. Nik Stauskas was hitting seemingly every shot that he took. Tim Hardaway Jr. was playing like an all-american and Glenn Robinson III didn’t look like…

  8. Final Four Previews: What you need to know about Louisville

    Apr 1, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    Way back in October, Louisville was in the same position as they are a week before the national title game: a favorite to win the national title. With the exception of one three-game stretch in the middle of the season, Louisville has more-or-less steamrolled through the year. They’re sitting pretty at 33-5, they have the…

  9. VIDEO: Seth Davis, Dan Patrick discuss coverage of Kevin Ware’s injury

    Apr 1, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Deciding how to handle a traumatic event on live television is one of the most difficult and sensitive decisions in all of broadcast production. There is no handbook on how to handle the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event on live television. On Sunday, CBS did a masterful job navigating the through the aftermath of…

  10. Archie Goodwin to the NBA, Willie Cauley-Stein to return, no word on Alex Poythress

    Apr 1, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT

    Archie Goodwin dunk

    Kentucky put out a release on Monday morning announcing the future of two of this year’s crop of freshmen stars. Archie Goodwin is off to the NBA while Willie Cauley-Stein, and Kyle Wiltjer, will be returning to Kentucky for another season. There is no word yet on Alex Poythress. “I’m excited that Willie and Kyle…

  11. Kevin Ware got to see the Midwest Regional trophy, is in good spirits

    Apr 1, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

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    The injury that Kevin Ware suffered on Sunday night was graphic and horrifying and one of the worst things that I’ve ever witnessed on a basketball court. Injuries like this happen every now and then. Three years ago, Texas A&M’s Derrick Roland broke his leg in a game at Washington. Football players and soccer players…

  12. LaQuinton Ross leaning towards returning to Ohio State?

    Apr 1, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes' Ross shoots over Arizona Wildcats' Lyons in the first half of their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    If you don’t know the story of LaQuinton Ross, he’s one of the most intriguing players in the country. The 6-foot-8 forward was once considered the best basketball player in his class, considered by many to be a future NBA all-star and a sure-fire lottery pick one day. But as his high school career continued,…

  13. Louisville’s Kevin Ware undergoes successful two-hour procedure on fractured leg

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    According to a release from the school, Louisville sophomore guard Kevin Ware underwent a successful two-hour surgical procedure on his fractured right leg. Ware suffered the injury when he landed awkwardly after challenging a Tyler Thornton jumper with 6:33 remaining in the first half of the Cardinals’ 85-63 win over Duke in the Midwest regional…

  14. 2013 Final Four Primer

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

    NCAA final four

    The last two participants in the Final Four punched their tickets on Saturday night, as Louisville knocked off Duke and Michigan ran over Florida, completing one of the most anticlimactic Elite 8s in the history of the Elite 8. And that means it’s now official: No. 1 Louisville will be taking on No. 9 Wichita…

  15. Louisville women upset No. 1 Baylor, ending college career of Brittney Griner

    Mar 31, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT

    Jeff Walz

    To say the least Sunday was a great day to be a Louisville Cardinal. Just hours after the men’t team emphatically punched its ticket to the Final Four the women’s team pulled off a major upset, knocking off reigning national champion Baylor 82-81 in Oklahoma City. Two free throws from fifth-year senior Monique Reid with…

  16. Duke runs out of answers in second half against Louisville

    Mar 31, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    Despite 10 first-half turnovers and three fouls for senior forward Ryan Kelly the Duke Blue Devils trailed Louisville by just three points at the half, 35-32. With those two facts in mind the Blue Devils had to like their chances against the tournament’s top overall seed. But after a solid start to the second half…

  17. Louisville’s reaction to Ware’s leg not surprising, but still impressive

    Mar 31, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    “All he’s saying is ‘win the game’ while the bone is popping out of his skin.” According to Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, that’s what Atlanta native Kevin Ware told his teammates as he was lying on his back on the sidelines, the bottom of his right leg snapped in half, what could very well…

  18. Dominant second half punches Louisville’s ticket to Atlanta

    Mar 31, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    In the aftermath of the gruesome injury suffered by guard Kevin Ware in the first half, it was anyone’s guess how top overall seed Louisville would perform in the second half of the Midwest regional final against 2-seed Duke. But after a slow start to the second stanza Rick Pitino’s team played at a very…

  19. Twitter tells the story of Kevin Ware’s injury

    Mar 31, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    Oh my god. Kevin Ware compound fracture. Oh no. — Pat Forde (@YahooForde) March 31, 2013 Please never show that on television. Most awful thing I’ve ever seen live. — Luke Winn (@lukewinn) March 31, 2013 I’ve never been in a building that went from that loud to this quiet so quickly. This is horrible.…

  20. Louisville’s Kevin Ware suffers a gruesome compound fracture vs. Duke

    Mar 31, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT

    ware

    Louisville guard Kevin Ware was taken off the court on a stretcher in the first half of Louisville’s Regional Final against Duke on Sunday afternoon after suffering the worst injury I’ve ever seen in a sporting event. (The Cardinals eventually won the game for a Final Four spot.) After challenging a three that Tyler Thornton…