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  1. Rayshawn Goins suspended for first half of James Madison’s opening round game

    Mar 18, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

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    Following an arrest over the weekend, James Madison will suspend forward Rayshawn Goins for the first half of the Dukes’ opening round game against LIU-Brooklyn on Wednesday. “In accordance with JMU athletic policy, Coach Matt Brady is suspending Rayshawn Goins for the first half of the NCAA Tournament game on Wednesday night in Dayton,” JMU…

  2. Baylor tabbed as no. 1 overall seed in women’s Big Dance

    Mar 18, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

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    The defending women’s national champion Baylor has been selected as the number one overall seed for the second consecutive year heading into the 2013 NCAA women’s basketball tournament. The top four teams all make a return trip to their respective seeds, with Connecticut (Bridgeport Region), Notre Dame (Norfolk Region) and Stanford (Spokane Region) following the…

  3. Report: Tony Mitchell heading to the NBA

    Mar 18, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

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    North Texas forward Tony Mitchell is reportedly declaring for this June’s NBA Draft. Mitchell, originally a Missouri recruit that had academic issues keep him from enrolling, became eligible for the Mean Green in December of last season. He averaged 14.7 points, 10.3 boards and 3.0 blocks as UNT made it to the Sun Belt title…

  4. Report: Texas State, Doug Davalos part ways

    Mar 18, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Texas State has fired head coach Doug Davalos, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. Davalos had been the head coach of the Bobcats since 2006, when he took over a program that was coming off of a three win season and was dealing…

  5. Louisville tops list of most valuable college basketball programs

    Mar 18, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Every year, Forbes releases a list of the most valuable programs in college basketball. Louisville tops the list season, valued at $38.5 million during the 2012-13 season. The Cardinals also topped Forbes’ list last season at $36.1 million. It’s another in a steady list of accolades the Cardinals have acquired over the past few weeks.…

  6. Does the NCAA Tournament actually increase productivity?

    Mar 18, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

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    It’s almost time for the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The time when games are played at lunch hours on weekdays and no one feels like doing anything but watching the games at work. Well, here’s a recent study that you can take to your boss as a way of convincing them to…

  7. Upset Watch: Five possibilities to keep in mind

    Mar 18, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    One of the most entertaining aspects of the NCAA tournament are the upsets that are bound to occur every year. Last season’s event featured a pair of 15-seeds winning on the same day, as Lehigh beat Duke and Norfolk State edged out Missouri. There’s also the history of at least one 12-seed knocking off a…

  8. Larry Eustachy: Colorado State is ‘my final job in college’

    Mar 18, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

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    A guy like Larry Eustachy seems to appreciate second chances. After he lost his gig at Iowa State for various photos of him partying with co-eds at Missouri after a loss, along with a battle with alcoholism, it took him just a year to land his next Division I gig, that one at Southern Miss.…

  9. Aaron Cosby to transfer from Seton Hall

    Mar 18, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

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    After a season full of injuries plaguing his team, now Kevin Willard is losing one of his best players for good. Aaron Cosby, one of the Pirates’ leading scorers and one of the few bright spots in an otherwise disappointing season, will transfer, this according to Sports Illustrated Pete Thamel. Aaron Cosby is transferring from…

  10. CBT Podcast: Breaking down the NCAA tournament bracket

    Mar 18, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Episode 12 of the CBT Podcast is here. It’s March Madness people. The best time of the entire year. The greatest sporting event on the calender. In honor of March Madness, we’ve decided to give you an extra-long version of the CBT Podcast. I’m joined by Rob Dauster to break down and discuss the entire…

  11. What are the Round of 32 and Sweet 16 matchups to root for?

    Mar 18, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Round of 32 No. 7 Creighton-No. 2 Duke (Midwest) Doug McDermott has been one of the most dominant players in the country this season and will now be able to play on a national stage against a universally recognizable program in the NCAA tournament if the Bluejays and Blue Devils meet in the Round of…

  12. Larry Eustachy is taking his fourth team dancing

    Mar 18, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

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    All season long, Larry Eustachy has been the butt of jokes. Whether it’s opposing student sections or shock jocks or twitter, any time you mention Eustachy and Colorado State, his past — his alcoholism — comes up. (And it’s not funny, but I’ll leave it to Andy Glockner to explain why.) But here’s the thing:…

  13. Must-see opening round matchups

    Mar 18, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Just a couple of years ago, it would have been difficult to call any game a “must-see”, simply because television coverage of the NCAA tournament was heavily regionalized. If you lived in, say, Tampa and wanted to watch the Salt Lake City pod, your local channel might not show it. It was off to the…

  14. VIDEO: La Salle finds out it made its first tourney in 21 years

    Mar 18, 2013, 12:15 PM EDT

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    That’s what sheer joy looks like. La Salle coach John Giannini and his team crowded into a small room at Tom Gola Arena to watch Sunday’s selection show. It turned out to be worth the wait. From CSN Philly: La Salle was one of the last teams to have its named called on Sunday. The…

  15. Report: Texas-Pan American coach Ryan Marks fired

    Mar 18, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Texas-Pan American has let head coach Ryan Marks go, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. Marks finished 16-16 in his third season with the program, finishing second in the Great West at 5-3, after winning just six games his first two years. But…

  16. Photo: Keith Dambrot’s awkward opening round matchup

    Mar 18, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Shaka Smart got his first Division I coaching gig under Keith Dambrot at Akron. As you may know, Smart is now at VCU. VCU plays Akron in the opening round of the tournament. I wonder if Dambrot regrets taking this picture?: And I wonder if he’s still going to be a fan of ‘Havoc’ after…

  17. A dummy’s guide to filling out your bracket

    Mar 18, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Filling out a NCAA Tournament bracket is a time-honored tradition shared by those familiar and those new to college basketball. Everybody fills out a bracket, from President Barack Obama to the paper delivery boy, everybody does it. But the act of filling out a bracket that accurately predicts the winners of each game is task that…

  18. East Region Preview: Indiana didn’t get Indy, which is a good thing?

    Mar 18, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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    Indiana didn’t get Indianapolis. The Hoosiers lost to Wisconsin in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament, meaning that they sat at home on their couch and watched as Louisville beat Notre Dame and then Syracuse to win the Big East tournament title. As a result, the Cardinals played their way into the No. 1…

  19. South Region Preview: Star power and early upsets?

    Mar 18, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

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    Here’s the irony about the South Region: there is more star power in this portion of the bracket than anywhere else, yet it is as wide-open as any region this season. Let’s start with the coaches, as ten of them — Bill Self, Roy Williams, Jay Wright, Shaka Smart, Ben Howland, Tubby Smith, Billy Donovan,…