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  1. VIDEO: Sean Miller sounds off on technical in press conference

    Mar 16, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

    Arizona v UCLA - Pac-12 Semifinals

    With 4:37 left in the game and UCLA in the midst of a run that cut a double-digit Arizona deficit to just two points, Sean Miller was given a technical foul for what appeared to be an argument over a call. Jordan Adams went to the line and hit both of the free throws. Arizona…

  2. Keith Appling dunks on Iowa, Gus Johnson shouts, ‘What’ (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2013, 3:00 AM EDT

    Keith Appling

    Keith Appling and Michigan State trailed Iowa 35-26 with 17 minutes to go when the Spartans junior point guard threw down Iowa’s Melsahn Basabe, who stands 6-foot-7, six inches taller than Appling. The monster slam woke up Michigan State, who turned the nine-point deficit to a 59-56 win as the Spartans advanced to the Big…

  3. C.J. Fair dunks on Otto Porter in Syracuse’s win over Georgetown (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2013, 2:00 AM EDT

    C.J. Fair

    C.J. Fair shot only 3-for-16 for six points and five rebounds, but the Syracuse forward left his mark on the storied Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry Saturday night. Fair and his Orange avenged 61-39 drumming six days earlier with a 58-55 overtime win to advance to Saturday night’s championship game against Louisville. He also threw down a monster…

  4. Kentucky’s wait for Selection Sunday will be “agonizing”

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:56 AM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    For the second straight season, Vanderbilt has knocked Kentucky off in the NCAA tournament, buy my-oh-my, how the circumstances change. Last year, the Vanderbilt loss was Kentucky’s second loss of the season, and the first that they suffered at the hands of an SEC foe. It would also be the last, as the Wildcats ran…

  5. Late Night Snacks: Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry goes out on top

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:47 AM EDT

    Cuse-GTown

    Game of the Night(s) Syracuse 58, Georgetown 55 OT Serious, who wanted this rivalry ended with a 22-point blowout. The Orange and Hoyas ended it the right way — in an overtime game in “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” Otto Porter, Big East Player of the Year, sank two free throws to force overtime at…

  6. Reports: Creighton, Butler to accept Big East invites

    Mar 16, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    Big East

    There are now reports that both Creighton and Butler will be withdrawing from their current conferences and accepting invitations to the new-look Big East conference next week. David Woods of the Indy Star is reporting the news on Butler: An announcement is expected next week. The goal is to get a new conference done before…

  7. Jordan Adams broke his right foot, done for the remainder of the season

    Mar 16, 2013, 12:07 AM EDT

    Jordan Adams

    Jordan Adams broke his right foot towards the end of UCLA’s 66-64 win in the Pac-12 semifinals over Arizona. After conflicting reports saying the severity of the injury was not unknown, UCLA confirmed that the freshman guard did in fact break his right foot. This confirmation from the school comes courtesy of Jeff Eisenberg of…

  8. Peyton Siva delivers, Louisville advances to Big East final

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:53 PM EDT

    Peyton Siva

    NEW YORK, N.Y.– Peyton Siva’s play down the stretch last season was one of the major reasons Louisville made a run to the Final Four in New Orleans. His run of strong outings began in the 2012 Big East. After No. 4 Louisville’s win Friday night over Notre Dame, we have to ask ourselves if…

  9. Jordan Adams, Kaleb Tarczewski foul helped UCLA top Arizona for the third time

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

    UCLA

    The third time was not the charm for Arizona. After dropping the first two meets with UCLA, a Kyle Anderson offensive rebound and putback with 24 seconds remaining gave the Bruins a 66-64 win, their third victory in as many tries against the Wildcats while advancing to Pac-12 Tournament championship game. However, Anderson’s bucket wasn’t…

  10. Georgetown-Syracuse Big East rivalry closes in fitting fashion

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    georgetown syracuse

    NEW YORK — Georgetown already beat Syracuse. In fact, they did it twice. And in devastating fashion. Georgetown defeated the Orange by 11 in front of a record crowd at the Carrier Dome. They then followed it up by dismantling the Orange by 22 in the regular season final. The Hoyas had sent Syracuse off…

  11. Bubble Banter: Kentucky was biggest Friday’s bubble loser

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. It’s a massive day for teams on the bubble’s cutline, as the Atlantic 10 and the SEC quarterfinals today could determine a handful of bids, for both the NCAA tournament and the NIT. Here are the teams that have hurt…

  12. Bubble Banter: Maryland, Ole Miss headline Friday’s big movers

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

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

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. You can find the Bubble Losers here. It’s a massive day for teams on the bubble’s cutline, as the Atlantic 10 and the SEC quarterfinals today could determine a handful of bids, for both the NCAA tournament and the NIT.…

  13. Iowa blows a golden opportunity vs. Michigan State, headed to NIT

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT

    Michigan State Spartans' Harris reacts after making three-point basket against Iowa Hawkeyes during NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big 10 tournament in Chicago

    This one is going to sting for the Hawkeyes, because they had a golden opportunity to put themselves into a great spot for an NCAA tournament bid. With the rest of the bubble teams around the country losing today, the Hawkeyes — who Dave Ommen had as the fifth team out heading into today’s action…

  14. Perry Ellis, Kansas in position for No. 1 seed after Duke, Michigan, Georgetown all lose?

    Mar 15, 2013, 10:07 PM EDT

    Perry Ellis

    Kansas and Iowa State went to overtime twice this season with both, one very controversial, ended with the Jayhawks pulling out the win. In the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament, Kansas only needed the minimum 40 minutes to top Iowa State, 88-73 in Kansas City to advance to the Big 12 title game. Perry…

  15. Did Dez Wells just knock Duke off the No. 1 seed line?

    Mar 15, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Maryland v Duke

    Dez Wells is quickly becoming the talk of the ACC tournament. After lighting up Wake Forest for 23 points in the opener, Wells went off on Friday night, torching Duke to the tune of 30 points on 9-13 shooting. He beat them down the floor in transition, he beat them off the dribble in the…

  16. No. 19 Syracuse outlasts No. 5 Georgetown in OT to advance to Big East final

    Mar 15, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

    James Southerland

    NEW YORK — Like the third edition of title fight between two heavyweight contenders, Syracuse-Georgetown III had the makings of the kind of Big East classic that has defined this conference. It had the venue: Madison Square Garden in New York City. It had the history: one that has been built over the past 30…

  17. Dwight Powell to return to Stanford for his senior year

    Mar 15, 2013, 7:01 PM EDT

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - First Round

    Dwight Powell will return to Stanford for his senior season. The Cardinal center was named the Pac-12’s most improved player in 2012-2013 after seeing his production jump up to 15.4 points and 8.2 rebounds. Stanford is heading to the NIT this season, after finishing the year 18-14, which was a disappointing finish for a team…

  18. Alabama still has work to do following win over Tennessee

    Mar 15, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals-Tennessee-Alabama

    There was just one matchup of bubble teams on Friday afternoon, as Alabama took on Tennessee in an SEC tournament quarterfinal. In the case of both teams a win wasn’t going to lock up a spot in the NCAA tournament field, but at the very least the winner would remain in control of its own…

  19. Report: Catholic 7/new Big East to officially add Butler, Xavier, Creighton next week

    Mar 15, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT

    Brad Stevens

    One of the worst kept secrets is expected to be made official sometime next week. The Catholic 7, soon-to-be new Big East Conference, will officially add Butler, Xavier and Creighton to form a 10-team league ready for play at the start of the 2013-2014 season, according to Brian Hamilton of the┬áChicago Tribune. Xavier and Butler…

  20. Michigan’s most important player this month? It’s not Trey Burke

    Mar 15, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

    Big Ten Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Michigan v Wisconsin

    The most important player for Michigan as we head into Selection Sunday isn’t their Player of the Year point guard, Trey Burke, or their first-team all-Big Ten shooting guard, Tim Hardaway. It isn’t Nik Stauskas and it isn’t Mitch McGary, either. The guy that will be the determining factor in how far Michigan will end…