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  1. UPDATED: Charlotte’s Pierria Henry sent to hospital following loss to Saint Louis

    Mar 15, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

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    NEW YORK – Charlotte sophomore guard Pierria Henry was taken to a nearby hospital following the 49er’s 72-55 loss to Saint Louis in the Atlantic-10 quarterfinals at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Late in the contest Henry collided with Billiken’s guard Jordair Jett, resulting in an inadvertent elbow to the throat. Henry stayed on…

  2. Billikens’ journey to the Final Four begins with 17-point victory over Charlotte

    Mar 15, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Saint Louis Dwayne Evans

    NEW YORK – March is the month where the elite teams identify themselves. The top spot in the Atlantic-10 Conference changed hands numerous times this season, with VCU, Butler and even Charlotte atop the conference standings at one point. But nobody remembers who No. 1 was in December. A team is judged based on what…

  3. Buffalo head coach Reggie Witherspoon will not return next season

    Mar 15, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    Reggie Witherspoon

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. After 14 seasons as head coach of the University at Buffalo basketball team, Reggie Witherspoon has been relieved of his duties. UB athletics director Danny White announced the decision in a press release on Friday afternoon. “After much consideration, we have determined that a change in…

  4. Report: ACC confirms interest in moving tournament to New York

    Mar 15, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

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    On Thursday morning, Pete Thamel dedicated an entire column to the idea that the ACC needs to move their tournament to New York if they want to have a real chance at keeping their league together. And if they don’t keep the conference together, moving the tournament to New York will be ideal if those…

  5. Keep an eye on Boston College next season

    Mar 15, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Boston College v Miami (FL)

    Boston College’s season came to an end on Friday afternoon, as the Eagles lost to Miami in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament, 69-58. The Eagles will leave Greensboro disappointed with the outcome, as they erased an early 13 point deficit to take the lead at the half. The score was tied at 55 with…

  6. Christian Watford a key figure for No. 3 Indiana this month

    Mar 15, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Christian Watford, Joseph Bertrand

    The Indiana Hoosiers have depth and they do have two of the nation’s best players in junior wing Victor Oladipo and sophomore center Cody Zeller. Zeller scored 24 points (9-of-11 FG) and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Hoosiers past Illinois on Friday afternoon by the final score of 80-64, and Oladipo added 12 points…

  7. Dan Patrick eulogizes final Big East tournament (VIDEO)

    Mar 15, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

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    This week has offered many thoughts on the end of the Big East tournament, with this essentially being the final weekend of the original event. The seven basketball schools, one of which being regular season champion Georgetown, will keep the name and continue to hold their annual event at Madison Square Garden. But it won’t…

  8. The Big East semis: a dream come true?

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Fighting Irish's Brey holds his team back against Eagles during their NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York

    If this is the way that the Big East tournament is going to go out, it sure is fitting: on a Friday night in the Garden, we not only get Part III of the Syracuse-Georgetown farewell tour, but we also get a rematch of the five-overtime thriller between Louisville and Notre Dame from earlier this…

  9. Bracket Update: SEC, Atlantic 10 with critical games

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

    Marshall Henderson

    We had an interesting Thursday on the college hoops landscape.  Several bubble teams completed their profiles – some of which will fall a bit short of the NCAA tournament.  For the rest, today could prove to be a critical juncture.  Action and results in the SEC will definitely impact the bottom part of the bracket.  There are…

  10. Kansas basketball and the answer that’s eluded Bill James

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT

    Bill Self

    The Kansas Jayhawks have won at least a share of the last nine Big 12 regular season titles, with Bill Self’s program navigating roster turnover on an annual basis. And the fact that Self has been so successful is something that has stumped Bill James, who is famous for his ability to figure out the…

  11. Report: SEC set to launch their own TV network, announcement in April

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Mike Slive

    According to a report from Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports, the SEC is getting set to announce the launch of a TV network in a similar vein to that of the Big Ten Network. 49% of BTN is owned by the conference, while 51% of it is owned by Fox. The SEC is expected to…

  12. Fathers and Sons and Kansas Basketball

    Mar 15, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT

    Terrence Moore, Tyler Self

    I’ve known Bill Self for a long time now, and so it was great to catch up with him for The Big Read this week. One of the things he said surprised me: He said that, in some ways, this has been his favorite ever team to coach. When I asked why, he smiled and said…

  13. The Little Dances: Championship Week Day 11 Preview

    Mar 15, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    The NCAA Tournament doesn’t get going until March 19, but for the real college hoops fans, the days leading up to Selection Sunday is when the madness really begins. Over the next two weeks teams will fight for the postseason lives. Bubbles will burst and tickets will be punched, and Cinderellas will be born. This…

  14. Mick Cronin is not a fan of realignment

    Mar 15, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

    Bearcats' head coach Cronin reacts as he has a technical foul called on him during the their NCAA men's college basketball game against the Hoyas at the 2013 Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Mick Cronin had just played his last game as a member of the Big East. With the Catholic 7 splintering off this summer and Syracuse and Pitt making their escape to the ACC, the Bearcats — along with UConn and South Florida — and found themselves stuck in realignment purgatory, teaming up with powerhouse programs…

  15. The Morning Mix

    Mar 15, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    College Basketball Talk has Championship Week on lockdown. @RobDauster and @RaphielleJ are holding it down from their “home offices”, (See: couches), and @TroyMachir (Me) and @DanielJMartin_ will be in New York City covering the A-10 and Big East tournaments respectively. @CBTonNBC will have all the bases covered. Let’s hit the links.     Read of…

  16. Late Night Snacks: Mid-major tournament upsets litter college hoops landscape

    Mar 15, 2013, 2:37 AM EDT

    Michael White

    Game of the Day: Oklahoma State 74, Baylor 72  This one didn’t look like a candidate for this spot in the first half, as the Cowboys were in firm command and led 42-24 at the half. But Travis Ford’s team didn’t retain control of the game, and the end result was Baylor’s Pierre Jackson getting…

  17. Notre Dame rounding into form with Big East semis looming

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:23 AM EDT

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish Mike Brey reacts to call as they play Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Big East NCAA men's basketball tournament game in New York

    Notre Dame has never made it past the Big East tournament’s semifinals, but as they erased an early 17-4 deficit to knock off Marquette 73-65 on Thursday night, the Irish look like they may be able to make some noise in the tournament after all. The biggest reason why? They are starting to get contributions…

  18. Fitting end to a disappointing season for the Baylor Bears

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:08 AM EDT

    Pierre Jackson, Isaiah Austin

    With the Bears down 74-72 and just a couple of seconds left on the clock, Pierre Jackson managed to get a decent look at a three point shot at the buzzer which, if he had made it, would have kept Baylor’s hopes of a longshot at-large bid alive. But he missed. So Baylor’s season will…

  19. Utah beats California in overtime, advances to Pac-12 semifinals

    Mar 15, 2013, 12:52 AM EDT

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - First Round

    The Utah Utes entered the Pac-12 tournament with a 13-17 overall record, and as the ten-seed Larry Krystkowiak’s team wasn’t expected by many who follow the league to hang around Las Vegas for too long. But after wins over USC and California (beating the Golden Bears 79-69 in overtime), Utah is now in the Pac-12…

  20. UMass ousts George Washington in A-10 Tournament (VIDEO)

    Mar 15, 2013, 12:09 AM EDT

    Derek Kellogg

    Led by Brooklyn native Chaz Williams’ 16 points and clutch steal with six seconds left, Umass outlasts George Washington 77-72. UMass is now set to take on Temple in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals.