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  1. 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…

  2. 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.…

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

    Mar 31, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT

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    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…

  4. Mental miscues, questionable coaching decisions doom Florida

    Mar 31, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

    Michigan v Florida

    In the end, Florida simply dug themselves too big of a hole. Thanks to some defensive miscues and a poor shooting start, Florida found themselves down 13-0, 20-4 and 41-17 before they woke up. By the time they did, the Gators simply couldn’t get out of their own way, as a series of mental mistakes…

  5. Michigan controlled tempo from the start and now it’s in the Final Four

    Mar 31, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT

    Michigan

    There were a few things Florida needed to do to beat Michigan on Sunday to advance to the Final Four. The Gators needed to force Michigan into turning the ball over, thus allowing them to get out in transition and score points. The Gators needed to contain perimeter shooters that allow the Wolverines to get…

  6. Michigan blows out Florida, headed to first Final Four in 20 years

    Mar 31, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

    Michigan v Florida

    The outcome of the South Region final between 3-seed Florida and 4-seed Michigan was decided in the game’s first four minutes. John Beilein’s Wolverines scored the first 13 points of the game and led by as many as 24 points in the first half on their way to a 79-59 victory at Dallas Cowboys Stadium…

  7. Bobby Hurley welcomes head role in Buffalo, set to hire staff

    Mar 31, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Bobby Hurley was a star in his own right, earning three trips to the Final Four as a member of the Duke Blue Devils and going on to play in the NBA. Now he has a different starring role in a different situation, hired this past week to become the next head coach at Buffalo…

  8. Wichita State’s run making big money for Missouri Valley

    Mar 31, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

    Wichita State

    Wichita State is making the Missouri Valley’s first appearance in the Final Four since Larry Bird and Indiana State made the same run in 1979. Aside from the free exposure that the journey is giving the school and the conference, the Missouri Valley is getting some good solid money from the NCAA. The NCAA pays…

  9. Louisville-Duke Preview: Legendary coaches and more with Final Four berth on the line

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals players and coach Pitino celebrate basket agasint Syracue Orange during second half in Big East NCAA men's basketball game in New York

    Louisville came into the NCAA tournament as one of the country’s hottest teams and that hasn’t changed in its pursuit of the Final Four. Now, coach Rick Pitino and the Cardinals are one win away, impeded only by a long-standing symbol of college basketball supremacy, Duke. Can Coach K and the Blue Devils continue to…

  10. Report: Ryan Harrow is transferring out of Kentucky, to Georgia State

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

    John Calipari, Ryan Harrow

    Ryan Harrow is transferring out of Kentucky, according to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. With Aaron and Andrew Harrison coming in, and with poorly Harrow played this past season, the writing was on the wall. This isn’t a surprising move. Harrow is headed for Georgia State, and according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, he’ll be applying…

  11. Top 100 guard Kendal Yancy-Harris commits to Texas

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

    Rick Barnes

    Texas native Kendal Yancy-Harris will play college basketball in his home state, committing Saturday to coach Rick Barnes and the Texas Longhorns, he announced via his Twitter page. Yancy-Harris is a 6-4 guard who committed to Southern California but rescinded his pledge after the Trojans fired coach Kevin O’Neill. He is regarded as a Top…

  12. For as good as the Big Ten was, Michigan is its last Final Four hopeful

    Mar 31, 2013, 10:02 AM EDT

    Michigan v Indiana

    For as dominant as the Big Ten appeared to be throughout the conference schedule, generous in giving us marquee matchups every week, how could we have ended up here on the verge of a Final Four that doesn’t include a single team from the conference? We began with the possibility of three or maybe even…

  13. Tubby Smith reportedly in consideration for Texas Tech coaching vacancy

    Mar 31, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

    Tubby Smith

    After dealing with the allegations of player mistreatment that surrounded former coach Billy Gillispie and enduring a 3-15 Big 12 finish this season, it appears Texas Tech might be going in another direction. According to the Associated Press, Texas Tech is in talks with former Minnesota coach Tubby Smith to possibly bring him on board…

  14. Craft and Company ran out of miracles this time

    Mar 30, 2013, 10:52 PM EDT

    Wichita State v Ohio State

    Ohio State junior point guard Aaron Craft has established a bit of a pattern in the NCAA tournament. As the Buckeyes faced down Iowa State in the Round of 32, it was Craft who pulled up with the game on the line and coolly buried the game-winning three point shot. Against Arizona in the Sweet…

  15. Tough Shockers ground Ohio State to advance to Final Four

    Mar 30, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT

    Wichita State v Ohio State

    In his inspirational, televised pregame speeches, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has repeatedly told his team to “play angry”. The  No. 9 Shockers did just that in the Elite Eight, showing innate toughness and a refusal to back down in a 70-66 upset of No. 2 seed Ohio State. Wichita State’s physical play and ability…

  16. Marquette had enough talent to win in March, but not enough to play to April

    Mar 30, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT

    Syracuse Orange Keita blocks Marquette Golden Eagles Mayo during the first half in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marquette has seen the Syracuse 2-3 zone before. They’ve seen it a lot, both in-person and on film. In fact, they’ve beaten the zone this year, a 74-71 win back on February 25th. But the teams that survive and advance late into March are usually equipped with a handful future NBA players,…

  17. The maturation of Michael Carter-Williams, or how Syracuse got their ‘chip’ back

    Mar 30, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT

    Syracuse v Marquette

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hollywood wouldn’t need any creative license to tell the story of the 2013 Syracuse Orange, not after everything they’ve been through to earn a trip to the Final Four. The fourth-seeded ‘Cuse knocked off No. 3 seed Marquette in the East Regional finals 55-39 on Saturday night, sending Jim Boeheim on his…

  18. Report: Flip Saunders turns down his alma mater

    Mar 30, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    Minnesota Smith Fired Basketball

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. The name Flip Saunders has been bandied about by those watching the Minnesota coaching search. Saunders, who played for the Gophers, was an assistant for his alma mater, and led the Timberwolves for ten years, has been a favorite of boosters. According to Andy Katz, Minnesota…

  19. FGCU’s Andy Enfield reportedly candidate for USC head coaching job

    Mar 30, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

    Andy Enfield

    Andy Enfield led Florida Gulf Coast on a surprise run in this 2013 NCAA tournament and is now visible on the national radar for schools looking to fill a coaching vacancy. Southern California, having fired head coach Kevin O’Neill during the season, is reportedly looking at Enfield, according to Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports. But…

  20. Western Kentucky will reportedly join Conference USA in 2014

    Mar 30, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

    Western Kentucky mascot Big Red

    Western Kentucky will no longer be a member of the Sun Belt Conference and will instead move to Conference USA in 2014, Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com is reporting. The Hilltoppers will reportedly take the place of Tulsa, which is reportedly set to move to the soon-to-be-renamed Big East. The addition of Western Kentucky adds to…