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  1. Wichita State advances to Elite Eight with commanding victory over La Salle

    Mar 29, 2013, 12:52 AM EDT

    Wichita St. v La Salle

    La Salle entered Thursday’s contest against Wichita State needing to keep the Shockers off the offensive glass if they were to have any shot of advancing to the Elite Eight. The Explorers failed to do so, and the combination of Wichita State’s rebounding prowess and solid defense led to a 72-58 Shocker victory that was…

  2. No. 4 Syracuse upsets No. 1 Indiana behind Michael Carter-Williams’ redemption

    Mar 29, 2013, 12:11 AM EDT

    Syracuse Orange Carter-Williams reacts as the official signals a three-point shot against the Indiana Hoosiers during the second half in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michael Carter-Williams scored 24 points and added five boards and four steals while Cody Zeller finished with just 10 points on 3-10 shooting from the floor as No. 4 Syracuse pulled off the upset 61-50, taking down No. 1 seed Indiana and setting up an all-Big East Regional Final on Saturday. And…

  3. Prolonged Ohio State run ultimately led to Arizona’s demise

    Mar 28, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Arizona v Ohio State

    With 6:23 remaining in the first half Arizona led Ohio State 33-22 and looked to be well on its way to taking control of the Sweet 16 matchup at Staples Center. Outside of Deshaun Thomas the Buckeyes were struggling to score, and to that point in the game Thad Matta’s team was playing one of…

  4. Hurricanes go ice cold, miss 41 shots in Sweet 16 loss to Marquette

    Mar 28, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT

    Marquette v Miami

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Never has MIA been a more fitting nickname for Miami. The Miami Hurricanes entered Thursday night’s NCAA tournament East regional semifinal with Marquette as one of the nation’s top field-goal shooting teams and were ranked in the top-50 in effective field-goal percentage. But after 20 minutes of play, the No. 2-seed Hurricanes…

  5. LaQuinton Ross’ three-pointer pushes Ohio State past Arizona (VIDEO)

    Mar 28, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes' Ross watches his game-winning three-point shot along with Arizona Wildcats' Lyons in the closing seconds of their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    One of the best players in his high school class Ohio State sophomore wing LaQuinton Ross is an immensely gifted basketball player, and many have been waiting for him to become a factor. During the NCAA tournament he’s stepped up, and on Thursday night his three-pointer with 2.1 seconds remaining proved to be the difference…

  6. It’s fitting: Buzz Williams reaches Sweet 16 with his most ‘Marquette’ team to date

    Mar 28, 2013, 9:27 PM EDT

    Marquette v Miami

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — All you need to know about this Marquette team can be summed up in a two minute stretch that happened early in the second half of the No. 3 seed Golden Eagle’s 71-61 win over No. 2 seed Miami in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night. The Hurricanes were a no-show, digging…

  7. Ex-Syracuse assistant Bernie Fine reportedly to sue ESPN

    Mar 28, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT

    Bernie Fine

    In November 2011 ESPN reported that two former Syracuse ball boys accused then-assistant coach Bernie Fine of sexually assaulting them, and the firestorm would eventually lead to Fine losing his job when a third accuser surfaced. An investigation into the allegations led to no charges being filed against Fine. And just hours before the program takes…

  8. Arkansas sophomore guard B.J. Young to enter 2013 NBA Draft

    Mar 28, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT

    SEC Arkansas Vanderbilt Basketball

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Just two days after junior forward Marshawn Powell announced his intentions to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, Arkansas announced on Thursday afternoon that sophomore guard B.J. Young will do the same. The St. Louis native was a second team All-SEC selection…

  9. Washington State head coach Ken Bone to return for fifth season

    Mar 28, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT

    Ken Bone

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. With job openings at both UCLA and USC, the questions regarding the job status of Washington State head coach Ken Bone slipped into the background. Those questions were answered on Thursday, as Bone announced that he will return to Pullman for a fifth season. Bone met…

  10. Report: Northern Illinois leading scorer Abdel Nader to transfer

    Mar 28, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT


    On the heels of a five-win season, the last thing Northern Illinois needs is to lose its leading scorer. However that’s exactly what may happen, as it was reported by Cavan Walsh of that 6-7 sophomore forward Abdel Nader has decided to transfer. Nader, who led the Huskies in scoring and was named to…

  11. Geography aside, La Salle understands challenge Wichita State presents (VIDEO)

    Mar 28, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    NCAA La Salle Basketball

    Tournament play usually results in teams unfamiliar with each other having to figure out over a couple of days how to defeat an opponent they have little (or no) knowledge of before studying game film. That’s certainly the case for West Region 13-seed La Salle, which will play in the Sweet 16 for the first…

  12. Justin Edwards, leading scorer in the America East, to transfer

    Mar 28, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT


    Another name just popped up on the transfer market. Justin Edwards, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, is transferring from Maine. The Canadian native led the America East in scoring as a sophomore this season, averaging 16.7 points along with 5.1 boards, 3.4 assists and 1.9 steals. “Justin is a fine young man and we thank him…

  13. Report: Drake to hire Gonzaga assistant Ray Giacoletti

    Mar 28, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT


    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. According to reports, current Gonzaga assistant coach and former Utah head coach Ray Giacoletti has been hired at Drake to replace Mark Phelps. Phelps finished under .500 in five seasons at Drake, including a 15-17 record this year. Giacoletti had success at the two stops he…

  14. Since scoring 36 vs. Miami, Ryan Kelly has made five shots outside the paint

    Mar 28, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

    Creighton v Duke

    Ryan Kelly may have had the most talked-about foot in all of college basketball this season. When he went down with a right foot injury in January, it became one of the biggest stories in the country. Duke, at the time, was playing as well as anyone, and Kelly was a huge reason for that.…

  15. Thad Matta and Sean Miller put friendship on the line in Sweet 16

    Mar 28, 2013, 1:21 PM EDT

    Thad Matta

    The most intriguing part of the matchup between No. 2 seed Ohio State and No. 6 seed Arizona has less to do with the Buckeyes and the Wildcats that will be on the court than the ones that will be stalking the sidelines. Thad Matta and Sean Miller are good friends with a coaching connection…

  16. Tom Crean and the most important coaching decision in the Sweet 16

    Mar 28, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

    tom crean

    Tom Crean will have the most interesting coaching decision of the Sweet 16 on his hands heading into tonight’s matchup with No. 4 seed Syracuse. How will he matchup with the Orange on the perimeter? Syracuse is as big and has as much length up and down their roster as any team in the country.…

  17. Miami alleging more unethical behavior by the NCAA

    Mar 28, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT


    The NCAA suffered a massive PR blow with the way that they handled their investigation into the Miami’s association with Nevin Shapiro, but, as many predicted, it’s beginning to look like their internal investigation into the alleged improprieties may have glossed over some of the facts. The biggest problem? The NCAA essentially hired Nevin Shapiro’s…

  18. Previewing the West Region: Can Ohio State avoid the carnage?

    Mar 28, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Favorite: Ohio State No team in the country has played better than the Buckeyes over the last month and a half of the season. Since getting drubbed by 22 points at Wisconsin on February 17th, Ohio State has won 10 straight games, which includes wins over Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan State twice, Minnesota and Illinois. The…

  19. Previewing the East Regional: Does Indiana survive the chalk?

    Mar 28, 2013, 8:47 AM EDT

    Indiana Hoosier guard Victor Oladipo and forward Cody Zeller celebrate during the second half of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against the Temple Owls in Dayton

    Favorite: Indiana The Hoosiers have their issues. They haven’t played all that well in this tournament to date. They lack some toughness in their front court. Their back court doesn’t have the size to deal with bigger guards like Michael Carter-Williams and Brandon Triche. But at the end of the day, Indiana was still the…