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  1. Arizona advances to Sweet 16 after sending home upset-minded Harvard

    Mar 23, 2013, 8:19 PM EDT

    Mark Lyons

    No. 14-seeded Harvard’s moment in the spotlight has ended, coming to its conclusion Saturday evening with a 74-51 loss to Arizona at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Arizona was led by the senior duo of Mark Lyons and Solomon Hill, who had 27 points and 13 points respectively. Those two carried the offensive attack…

  2. Louisville looked the part of a title contender in blowout of Colorado State

    Mar 23, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

    Colorado State v Louisville

    The scariest part of No. 1 seed Louisville’s 82-56 win over No. 8 seed Colorado State on Saturday afternoon has nothing to do with the 26 point margin. It has nothing to do with the fact that Louisville scored 82 points on the Rams. It wasn’t that the Cardinals forced 19 turnovers against a team…

  3. Jamie Dixon signs extension with Pittsburgh through 2022-23

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    Jamie Dixon

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Speculation of Jamie Dixon taking the job opening at Southern California can end, as Pittsburgh announced Saturday that it has signed its head coach to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. Dixon led Pittsburgh to a 24-9 overall record this season, including 12-6 in the…

  4. Should Josh Pastner get out of Memphis?

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Memphis v Michigan State

    If you’re one of those jumpy Memphis fans who wants to get rid of Josh Pastner because he’s failed to live up to the Calipari mythos, I’d counsel patience. If you can’t appreciate the upward trend that’s right in front of your faces, nobody is ever going to make you happy. The Tigers have won…

  5. Eliminating turnovers, more Keith Appling go hand-in-hand for Michigan State

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    Memphis v Michigan State

    Gary Harris scored 23 points and hit a series of big jumper for the Spartans. Adreian Payne once again boosted his NBA Draft stock with 14 points, 10 boards, five blocks and a few absurdly athletic plays for a 6-foot-11 center with three-point range. Derrick Nix chipped in with 13 points and eight boards while…

  6. Fire alarm doesn’t stop Miami from performing freestyle rap (VIDEO)

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:04 PM EDT


    UPDATED 23 March 2013, 6:18 p.m. ET A mechanical issue triggered a fire alarm and caused a short evacuation of Texas’ NCAA tournament hosting site during Miami’s 90-minute practice session Saturday. Practices were closed and their are no games scheduled to take place Saturday, so no fans were present at the time of the incident.…

  7. It’s now time to see what program tries to pry Shaka Smart from VCU

    Mar 23, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

    VCU Rams head coach Smart talks with guard Johnson during the final seconds of their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Michigan in Auburn Hills

    On Saturday afternoon, Shaka Smart’s VCU Rams were knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Michigan, meaning that his offseason has officially begun. And what’s an offseason for Shaka Smart with all kinds of speculation about when he’ll be leaving VCU and where he’ll be headed. In 2011, it was NC State that came calling…

  8. Michigan makes Havoc look Harmless, moves on to the Sweet 16

    Mar 23, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    VCU v Michigan

    For the second time in three days, No. 4 seed Michigan made the pundits that earned them “trendy upset pick” status look foolish. On Thursday, the Wolverines shut down South Dakota State and the Fighting Nate Wolters, winning by 15 points in a game that Trey Burke decided not to show up. Saturday’s performance against…

  9. Why was VCU unable to unleash Havoc on Michigan?

    Mar 23, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

    VCU v Michigan

    Michigan sent Virginia Commonwealth home in decisive fashion on Saturday afternoon, slapping a 78-53 beatdown on a team that quite frankly terrifies most power-conference programs. Michigan dismantled Shaka Smart’s vaunted Havoc defense, and made it look downright easy. VCU had to be salivating at the thought of advancing past Michigan to face either Kansas or…

  10. VIDEO: Chiefs RB Dexter McCluster clowns on Kansas and Ole Miss near Sprint Center

    Mar 23, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT

    Denver Broncos v Kansas City Chiefs

    Major hat tip to these journalists from the University Daily Kansan student newspaper, who caught Kansas City Chiefs running back Dexter McCluster near the Sprint Center and peppered him with word-association questions. McCluster – an Ole Miss product – claims not to know who Bill Self is, discusses his favorite adult beverages and answers roughly 17…

  11. Does the first round score really matter?

    Mar 23, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT

    Gonzaga v Southern

    I think Rob Neyer did a quick study like this not too long ago — and I’m sure many others have as well. But, well, you certainly know the famous story about writing a long letter, a story that has been attributed to many people. Somebody wrote a very long letter. “If I had more…

  12. VIDEO: Rick Pitino’s horse is 21-11 on NCAA picks after first round

    Mar 23, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT


    Watch how I do this without making ANY horse puns. An enterprising NBC Los Angeles reporter tracked down one of Rick Pitino’s thoroughbred horses and had the equine Nostradamus help him pick an NCAA bracket. After the first round, the horse, named Goodcents (no, it wasn’t Russdiculous, who left Pitino’ stables in February) is 21-11 following…

  13. Oregon State’s Eric Moreland files for NBA draft

    Mar 23, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Eric Moreland

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Not only is Oregon State watching arch-rival Oregon survive and advance in March Madness while the Beavers sit at home, but they may be staring down a future without their best player. Eric Moreland, the 6’10” forward who stood out in…

  14. Shabazz Muhammad and Ben Howland done at UCLA?

    Mar 23, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Minnesota v UCLA

    Another disappointing season at UCLA is in the books. This one ended Friday in a 20-point upset loss to Minnesota in the South Region’s 6-11 matchup. The Bruins didn’t live up to preseason expectation, especially after Ben Howland brought a star-studded recruiting class headlined by Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson, Tony Parker and Jordan Adams. After…

  15. Divergent paths for A-10, Mountain West in NCAA tournament

    Mar 23, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Ramon Galloway

    The Atlantic 10 and the Mountain West came into the 2013 NCAA tournament as the two toughest mid-major conferences in the country, but their showings so far have been far from similar. Through the First Four and Round of 64, the A-10 is a perfect 6-0, while the Mountain West is 2-3. That 6-0 record…

  16. 2013 NCAA Tournament in Pictures: Best of Day 2

    Mar 23, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast v Georgetown

    The third of March Madness is here. As the Madness unfolds throughout the country, we’ll be monitoring the great moments, spectacular plays and exciting finishes. – Day 1 Day 2: Pt. 1, Pt. 2 Before the third round gets underway, take a look back at the best pictures from Friday. You can contact Troy Machir…

  17. Roy Williams joins Coach K, Jim Boeheim as active coaches with 700 career wins

    Mar 23, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Villanova v North Carolina

    With Friday’s second round win over Villanova, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams advanced his Tar Heels into the third round for a matchup with his former team Kansas, but he also put himself in an elite coaching class. Williams won his 700th game as a Division I men’s college basketball coach, joining the likes…

  18. Tourney Preview: The first day of the Round of 32 is LOADED

    Mar 23, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Oregon v Oklahoma St

    Today’s schedule is so awesome that, instead of doing an actual preview, I’m just going to rank the games: 1. 12:15 PM (5) Virginia Commonwealth vs (4) Michigan CBS: No team in the country is better when it comes to forcing turnovers than VCU, as they lead the nation in defensive turnover percentage. But Michigan leads…

  19. 2013 NCAA Tournament in Pictures: Day 2

    Mar 23, 2013, 3:15 AM EDT

    Sherwood Brown

    The second day of March Madness is here. As the Madness unfolds throughout the country, we’ll be monitoring the great moments, spectacular plays and exciting finishes. – Day 1 Day 2: Pt. 1, Pt. 2 Here are some of the best pictures from day two of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. You can contact Troy Machir…

  20. Late Night Snacks: Recapping the second FULL day of college hoops

    Mar 23, 2013, 3:11 AM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast v Georgetown

    TEAM OF THE DAY: Florida Gulf Coast Is there even a conversation here? Florida Gulf Coast didn’t just knock off No. 2 seed Georgetown. The 15th-seeded Eagles spanked them. They won by 10 in a game they were up by 19 points during the second half. There were alley-oops (plural) and tip-dunks. There were clutch…