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  1. Kentucky headlines the 2013 NIT Bracket, visits Robert Morris?

    Mar 17, 2013, 10:03 PM EDT

    USA Today

    Kentucky became the second reigning national champion in the last four years to miss the NCAA tournament on Sunday evening, and their consolation prize? A No. 1 seed in the NIT. And a trip to Robert Morris to play their first round game. Seriously. At least Coach Cal will be making a return trip to…

  2. Louisville, Indiana among Vegas favorites to win national title

    Mar 17, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals celebrate after they came from behind to beat Syracuse Orange in Big East NCAA men's basketball tournament game in New York

    The selection committee wasn’t the only group to be impressed with Louisville’s run to the Big East tournament title. Sportsbook.com released its odds for the NCAA Tournament and the Cardinals are the clear favorite to cut down the nets in Atlanta. The top overall seed in the bracket, Louisville (9/2 odds) is looking to return…

  3. The 2013 NCAA Tournament Official Seed List

    Mar 17, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Cardinals head coach Pitino instructs guard Siva while playing the Orange during the second half of their NCAA men's championship final basketball game at the 2013 Big East Tournament in New York

    One of the coolest things that the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee does is provide us with the entire seed list that they use for filling out the bracket. What is the seed list, you ask? Exactly what it sounds like: a ranking, from No. 1 to No. 68, of every single team in the NCAA…

  4. Breaking down the selected teams, by conference

    Mar 17, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

    Luke Hancock

    One of the most popular measurements of conference dominance by fans and pundits alike has always been the number of teams that a league gets into the NCAA Tournament. Two years ago, the Big East Conference got a record 11 teams into the Big Dance. This season, the Big East led the tournament again with…

  5. Selection committee makes right choices atop the bracket

    Mar 17, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Portland v Gonzaga

    One of the biggest points of conversation in the days and hours leading up to the selection show was which teams would receive the top seeds in each region. The answer the selection committee provided: Louisville, Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga. But did the committee get it right? Obviously the first team questioned by many will…

  6. Hate to break it to you, but there were no bubble snubs this year

    Mar 17, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

    Maryland Terrapins Layman works to shoot around Duke Blue Devils Kelly during ACC Championship game in Greensboro

    Don’t do it. Don’t even try. Because I really don’t want to hear it. There were no bubble snubs this season. Not a single one. Not Kentucky. Not Tennessee. Not Alabama or Maryland or Virginia or UMass. That’s not to say that there isn’t a valid argument to make for any of those six teams…

  7. Join our NCAA tournament game!!

    Mar 17, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

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    It’s bracket time, baby! Now that you’ve seen the Field of 68 and you know who is headed where, why don’t you slide on over here and join us our bracket contest. You can sign up here. So do it now, because you know it’s better than anything that you’re actually supposed to be doing…

  8. Kentucky second defending champ in four years to miss NCAA Tournament

    Mar 17, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    We now know for a fact that there will be a new champion in college basketball. The Kentucky Wildcats, who won it all last season, are among the teams on the outside looking in after the 68-team field was announced on Sunday evening. Despite going 12-6 in SEC play the Wildcats found themselves on the…

  9. 2013 NCAA Tournament Printable Bracket

    Mar 17, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

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    You can find a larger, printable version of the bracket here. Midwest Region Instant Analysis East Region Instant Analysis South Region Instant Analysis West Region Instant Analysis (CLICK HERE: To browse through the rest of our 2013 NCAA Tournament Previews)

  10. 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket West Region Instant Analysis

    Mar 17, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Portland v Gonzaga

    The Gonzaga Bulldogs, winners of the WCC, received the top seed in the West Region and will begin play in Salt Lake City against SWAC champion Southern. Mark Few’s team went 31-2 and ran the table in league play, and they’ve lost just once in 2013 (at Butler). Ohio State, which won the Big Ten…

  11. 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket East Region Instant Analysis

    Mar 17, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

    Tom Crean, Victor Oladipo

    Indiana gets the third No. 1 seed, heading to Dayton, OH, to take on the winner of LIU-Brooklyn and James Madison. The Hoosiers missed out on a chance to play in Indianapolis for the regional; they’ll be headed to DC instead. If Indiana doesn’t become the first No. 1 seed to lose in the opening…

  12. 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket South Region Instant Analysis

    Mar 17, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT

    APTOPIX B12 Kansas St Kansas Basketball

    Kansas earned the second No. 1 seed, getting slotted in the South Region. The Jayhawks, who won a share of the Big 12 regular season title and blew out Kansas State in the Big 12 tournament final, gets Western Kentucky in the opening round. But that’s not the interesting matchup. If the Jayhawks win, they…

  13. St. Louis saw themselves get a No. 4 seed … from a Best Buy?

    Mar 17, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

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    The Billikens won the Atlantic 10 tournament in Brooklyn this afternoon, knocking off VCU to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament that they didn’t need. It was enough to earn themselves a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament, but the Billikens hit traffic leaving the game and, as a result, had to…

  14. 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket Midwest Region Instant Analysis

    Mar 17, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT

    Peyton Siva

    The top overall seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, the Louisville Cardinals, receive the perk of landing in the Midwest Region which will culminate in Indianapolis. The Cardinals, who shared the Big East regular season title and won the conference tournament, open with the winner of the opening round game between Liberty and North Carolina…

  15. Defense carries Ohio State to Big Ten tournament title

    Mar 17, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

    Big Ten Basketball Tournament - Championship - Wisconsin v Ohio State

    After taking care of Nebraska and Michigan State in their first two games of the Big Ten tournament, Ohio State ran into trouble on the offensive end of the floor in the Big Ten title game against Wisconsin. Deshaun Thomas scored a team-high 17 points but he needed 19 shot attempts to do so, going…

  16. Final Bracket: One hour to go…

    Mar 17, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Christian Watford, Joseph Bertrand

    Depending on your viewpoint, it’s a 50-50 call on whether Indiana or Louisville will be the No. 1 overall seed and thus the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region.  Early this morning, we had Indiana in that spot.  After a few more hours to think about it, the Hoosiers stay put.  An outright regular-season title in…

  17. Will Miami earn a No. 1 seed?

    Mar 17, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament - North Carolina v Miami

    At no time in the history of the ACC has a team that won both the league’s regular season and tournament title been left off of the No. 1 seed line. Miami won the ACC outright. After knocking off North Carolina 85-77 in the ACC tournament title game, the Hurricanes took home an improbable duel-ACC…

  18. Ole Miss leaves no doubt, wins SEC tournament automatic bid

    Mar 17, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Ole Miss v Florida

    Good on you, Ole Miss. Don’t leave it up to the Selection Committee. Go out and earn your bid to the tournament. Save your head coach’s job. The Rebels did just that, coming back from 12 down at the half to knock off Florida, 66-63, in the SEC title game on Saturday afternoon. And with…

  19. Updated Bracket: Who is No. 1 in the Midwest?

    Mar 17, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Cardinals head coach Pitino instructs guard Siva while playing the Orange during the second half of their NCAA men's championship final basketball game at the 2013 Big East Tournament in New York

    Who will be the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region? That’s one of the biggest questions we’ll all wait to have answered later tonight.  With Louisville’s win over Syracuse on Saturday, combined with Indiana’s loss to Wisconsin, the floor is open for debate.  It will come down to this:  Which of those two teams is…

  20. Saint Louis wins A-10 tournament title, reflects on Rick Majerus

    Mar 17, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

    Mitchell

    BROOKLYN, N.Y.– Saint Louis was poised, calm, and in control of the tempo for nearly 30 minutes of game time in Sunday’s Atlantic 10 championship at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Then Virginia Commonwealth’s signature “Havoc” defense hit like a storm, turning a 13-point Saint Louis lead at the 11:45 mark of the second half into…