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  1. By this evening, we’ll know who half of the Final Four will be

    Mar 30, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

    Wichita St. v La Salle

    It feels like a week ago that I was sitting in the Barclays Center, getting ready to watch Maryland take on Kentucky in the first-ever college basketball game played in the House That Hova Built. Believe it or not, that was more than five-and-a-half months ago, as we head into a Saturday afternoon in late…

  2. Couch fires reported after Michigan State’s loss to Duke

    Mar 30, 2013, 9:36 AM EDT

    Michigan State fire

    Michigan State’s season ended Friday night with a loss to Duke, and anger from some of East Lansing’s residents spurred police action in its wake. According to coverage from MLive.com that developed over the course of several hours, there were at least seven couch fires reported in East Lansing last night. This was reportedly not the…

  3. Ben McLemore won’t say if he will declare for the NBA Draft or return to Kansas

    Mar 30, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Michigan v Kansas

    Ben McLemore was nonexistent through the first two games of the NCAA tournament, posting a combined 13 points in wins against Western Kentucky and North Carolina. In an 87-85 overtime loss, the 6-foot-5 freshman showed why he might be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft this June. McLemore scored 20 points,…

  4. 2013 NCAA Tournament in Pictures: Best of the Sweet 16

    Mar 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Wichita St. v La Salle

    We are in the heart of March Madness. We’ve had two tremendous weekends of exciting basketball that feature great games, outstanding plays and entertaining finishes. As the Madness continues to unfold throughout the country, we’ll be monitoring the great moments, spectacular plays and exciting finishes. – Day 1 – Day 2 – Day 3 –…

  5. 2013 NCAA Tournament in Pictures: Sweet 16

    Mar 30, 2013, 3:30 AM EDT

    Adreian Payne, Keith Appling

    We are in the heart of March Madness. We’ve had two tremendous weekends of exciting basketball that feature great games, outstanding plays and entertaining finishes. As the Madness continues to unfold throughout the country, we’ll be monitoring the great moments, spectacular plays and exciting finishes. – Day 1 – Day 2 – Day 3 –…

  6. Florida ends Florida Gulf Coast’s NCAA tournament run, by keeping ‘Dunk City’ grounded

    Mar 30, 2013, 1:12 AM EDT

    Florida Gators Rosario reacts after a basket with teammate Young during the second half against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    Florida Gulf Coast ruined your bracket, but captured your heart with Dunk City. And all good things must come to an end. Toward the end of the second half the Eagles in-state foe the University of Florida began to pull away and put an end to the No. 15 seed’s historic run in a 60-52…

  7. Done City: FGCU’s run ends at the hands of Florida

    Mar 30, 2013, 1:09 AM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast v Florida

    Florida Gulf Coast, the story of the 2013 NCAA tournament and the Cinderella by which all future Cinderellas will be compared, had one last thrill ride left in them. After Brett Comer hit two free throws to kick off the scoring on Friday night, the Eagles of Dunk City, USA, reeled off five buckets in…

  8. Duke advances to the Elite 8 by knocking off Michigan State

    Mar 30, 2013, 12:39 AM EDT

    Michigan State v Duke

    No. 2 seed Duke slowly but surely pulled away from No. 3 seed Michigan State in the second half on Friday night, advancing past the Spartans and into the Elite 8 with a 71-61 win. The Blue Devils will take on No. 1 seed Louisville on Sunday night for the right to go to the…

  9. Michigan State couldn’t overcome second half offensive struggles in Sweet 16 loss to Duke

    Mar 30, 2013, 12:38 AM EDT

    Michigan State v Duke

    Michigan State trailed Duke by one at halftime in the Sweet 16 matchup in the Midwest Region. In the second half, though, Duke kicked up the defensive pressure and limited the Spartans offensive as Duke rolled 71-61 and will meet No. 1 overall seed Louisville in the Midwest Regional final on Sunday at Lucas Oil…

  10. Oregon’s season is over, but that program is on the way up

    Mar 29, 2013, 11:22 PM EDT

    Oregon v Louisville

    All things considered, Oregon had as good of a season as Dana Altman could have asked for. They won the Pac-12 tournament. They probably would have won the Pac-12 regular season if it wasn’t for the foot injury that sidelined Dominic Artis. They made a surprising run through the Midwest Region, upsetting both No. 5…

  11. Trey Burke did to Kansas what Mario Chalmers did to Memphis in 2008 title game

    Mar 29, 2013, 10:47 PM EDT

    Michigan Wolverines Burke shoots a three point basket over Kansas Jayhawks Young to tie the game during the second half in their South Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Arlington

    Kansas led 70-59 with 3:47 to go. It seemed as if Kansas was going to make another trip to the Elite Eight and Michigan was going to join rival Indiana as Big Ten members to get bounced in the Sweet 16. That all seemed likely until Trey Burke decided to do everything but engrave his…

  12. Trey Burke leads Michigan to thrilling win over Kansas

    Mar 29, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT

    Michigan v Kansas

    For the first time since 1994, Michigan will be heading to the Elite 8, and they have NBCSports.com National Player of the Year Trey Burke to thank. It didn’t look that way for the first 20 minutes, as Burke headed into halftime scoreless on 0-4 shooting. But after the break is when Burke took over. He…

  13. Russ Smith’s 31 points helps Louisville hold off Oregon, advance to the Elite Eight

    Mar 29, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals Smith steals the ball from Oregon Ducks Dotson during their Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    The Louisville Cardinals never trailed, jumped out to an early lead, and fought off a pair of Oregon Ducks runs in the second half, as the Cardinals secured another berth in the Elite Eight on Friday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in the Midwest Region with a 77-69 win. Russ Smith dominated the…

  14. Worldwide Wes denied access to credential areas at NCAA tournament (PICTURE)

    Mar 29, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT

    Worldwide Wes

    William Wesley or better known as Worldwide Wes, is one of the more powerful people in the game of basketball. All of his connections weren’t enough to get him past the Lucas Oil Stadium security staff on Saturday night before the Oregon-Louisville game. As reported by Dan Wolken of USA Today a picture of Wes (as…

  15. Ben Jacobson, Northern Iowa agree to a 10-year extension

    Mar 29, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

    Ben Jacobson

    Another college basketball coach has locked up a lengthy extension. Friday afternoon, Northern Iowa head coach Ben Jacobson agreed to a 10-year deal that will keep him as the Panthers head coach until 2023. He joins the likes of VCU’s Shaka Smart and Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg as coaches to ink long-term deals with their…

  16. San Jose State hires Boise State assistant Dave Wojcik as head coach

    Mar 29, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT

    Dave Wojcik

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. After being on the coaching staff for Boise State’s run to the NCAA tournament, Broncos associate head coach Dave Wojcik has been named head coach of San Jose State, according to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com Sources confirmed this hire to CBS after 4 p.m. on Friday…

  17. Jim Boeheim and Buzz Williams: Two coaches that couldn’t be more different

    Mar 29, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

    Marquette v Miami

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the surface, it would seem like Marquette and Syracuse are similar programs. Both are members of the Big East this year and both will be leaving the Big East after this year. (Technically, Marquette is leaving the Big East to join the new Big East, but you get my point.) They’ve…

  18. Report: Brad Stevens confirms he will stay at Butler ending UCLA rumors

    Mar 29, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    brad-stevens

    Brad Stevens will be in his third conference in as many seasons when the 2013-2014 campaign begins in October, however, Steven’s new home will not be the Pac-12 Conference. The 36-year-old coach announced that he will remain at Butler next season, ending speculation surrounding him and UCLA, according to multiple media outlets, including CBS, ESPN,…

  19. Three players, including forward Mike Shaw, to transfer from Illinois

    Mar 29, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

    University of Illinois coach John Groce reacts against the University of Miami during their third round NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas

    While Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson are the most noteworthy seniors to be leaving the Illinois program, John Groce has some work to do in the recruiting trail when it comes to the Fighting Illini front court. Tyler Griffey and Sam McLaurin were also seniors, and Illinois’ five-member 2013 recruiting class includes forward Austin Colbert…