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  1. Coach K, Pitino, Izzo on top of salaries for NCAA Tournament coaches

    Apr 8, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    USA Today released the salaries of some of the coaches in this year’s NCAA Tournament and it was about what you’d expect. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski topped the list at $7,233,976 per year, with Louisville’s Rick Pitino at $4,973,343. Others such as Kansas’ Bill Self ($4,960,763) and Tom Izzo at Michigan State ($3,745,769) and Florida’s Billy…

  2. Crawford: Fab Five ‘the reason I went to Michigan’

    Apr 8, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers' Jamal Crawford celebrates with teammate DeAndre Jordan after stealing the ball and dunking it with less than one minute in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Los Angeles

    Clippers sixth man Jamal Crawford joins Dan Patrick to talk about the whereabouts of his college uniform, why he’s on board with a Fab Five reunion, and Crawford showcases his impressive memory by naming all 16 coaches he’s played under.

  3. Tony Snell probably won’t return to New Mexico, stay in NBA Draft

    Apr 8, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    New Mexico v Harvard

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) New Mexico guard Tony Snell will reportedly make his decision to enter the NBA Draft permanent. The Albuquerque Journal is reporting that the 6-7, 200-pound junior forward will make his announcement official, according to a former coach. Snell averaged 12.5 points,…

  4. Top eight storylines of the national title game

    Apr 8, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

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    The college basketball season comes to a close tonight as Louisville and Michigan square off at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. In case you’ve been living under a rock — or on the off chance you took the demise of your bracket too hard — here are the storylines you need to know. Kevin Ware:…

  5. Seth Davis previews Monday’s national championship game with Dan Patrick (VIDEO)

    Apr 8, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    Hardaway

    Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis on the Dan Patrick Show to recap the Final Four and preview Monday’s national championship game. Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  6. Guard Pe’Shon Howard to transfer from Maryland

    Apr 8, 2013, 3:37 PM EDT

    Pe'Shon Howard

    Maryland junior Pe’Shon Howard will transfer away from College Park and likely move closer to his ailing grandmother in California, the school announced in a release on Monday. Howard spent three seasons with the Terrapins and averaged 3.3 points and 3.6 assists per game during his junior season. Over the course of his career, he…

  7. Rick Pitino caps off huge week with Hall of Fame induction

    Apr 8, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT

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    Regardless of how good you thought your week was, Rick Pitino’s was better. First, his son was hired at Minnesota to replace Tubby Smith as its next head coach. Aside from the fact that Pitino is his son, he was also a former assistant at Louisville. Then, Pitino’s co-owned horse, Goldencents, won the Santa Anita Derby…

  8. It’s about time Jerry Tarkanian was elected into the Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

    Jerry Tarkanian

    Jerry Tarkanian officially was invited to join the Naismith Hall of Fame on Monday afternoon at a ceremony in Atlanta. He’ll become an actual member in September at an induction ceremony in September. This honor was a long-time coming. ‘Tark the Shark’ won 729 games in his 34 year career, with 706 of those coming…

  9. Patric Young will reportedly return to Florida for senior season

    Apr 8, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT

    Patric Young

    Florida forward Patric Young may already have the frame of an NBA player, but he’ll be returning to school for his senior season. Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com is reporting that Young will not be among those entering the draft early and will return to Billy Donovan’s team in the fall. The 6-9, 249-pound Young averaged…

  10. Some NCAA tourney title-game tickets going for $1,000

    Apr 8, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

    NCAA Men's Final Four - Previews

    ATLANTA — I spent the afternoon wandering around downtown Atlanta, buying overpriced knick-knacks and souvenirs to bring home, because it’s not a Final Four if you don’t purchase a pint glass and a t-shirt specifically for the memory of spending an unnecessary $50. While wandering, I got to asking about ticket prices on the street,…

  11. Dan Patrick gives his take on Jim Boeheim/reporter feud at Final Four (VIDEO)

    Apr 8, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Dan Patrick gives his take on the feud between Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and CBSSports.com reporter Gregg Doyel following the Orange’s loss to Michigan in the Final Four this weekend. Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  12. Pepperdine assistant Jason Hart to join Andy Enfield’s staff at USC

    Apr 8, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

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    UPDATED 8 April 2013, 1:01 p.m. ET To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Former Syracuse guard and current Pepperdine assistant Jason Hart will leave the Waves and join coach Andy Enfield’s staff at USC, Pepperdine head coach Marty Wilson announced via Twitter Monday morning. Hart is a native of the Los Angeles…

  13. Previewing the National Title game: Louisville vs. Michigan

    Apr 8, 2013, 11:35 AM EDT

    Gorgui Dieng

    The last day of the college basketball season. Hard to believe it’s been five months already. And I couldn’t be more excited about the national title game. Key Player: Gorgui Dieng, Louisville Mitch McGary has played the best basketball of his career during this tournament. He’s averaging 16.0 points and 11.6 boards in these five…

  14. Rutgers to launch independent investigation of Mike Rice case

    Apr 8, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Rutgers

    Less than one week after the firing of coach Mike Rice and just days after the story deepened with news of an FBI investigation into the case, Rutgers has launched an independent investigation into the conduct of Rice and the way in which the situation was handled over the weeks and months that followed, the…

  15. Fourth time the charm as UConn eliminates Notre Dame

    Apr 7, 2013, 11:24 PM EDT

    NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament - Final Four - Semifinals

    Entering Sunday’s national semifinal there were questions as to whether Notre Dame found a way to get into the heads of the UConn Huskies. The Fighting Irish won all three prior meetings this season and were 7-1 in their last eight games against the Huskies. But it was Notre Dame that struggled mightily in New…

  16. Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall addresses team following Saturday’s loss (VIDEO)

    Apr 7, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

    Louisville v Wichita State

    The Wichita State Shockers went on quite a run over the last three weeks, winning four games to make the program’s first appearance in the Final Four since 1965. But the Shockers fell short on Saturday night, losing to top overall seed Louisville, 70-65. Following the game head coach Gregg Marshall addressed his team in…

  17. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect National Title game

    Apr 7, 2013, 9:16 PM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals head coach Pitino sits with Michigan Wolverines head coach Beilein ahead of the NCAA men's Final Four basketball championship in Atlanta

    ATLANTA — On Monday night at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Michigan will be taking on Louisville for the right to call themselves the 2013 national champions. All things considered, the way that the NCAA tournament and the Final Four has played out could not have been more perfect, because this national title game should…

  18. Antonita Slaughter, Bria Smith help push Louisville women past California

    Apr 7, 2013, 9:13 PM EDT

    NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament - Final Four - Semifinals

    One week after hitting 16 three-pointers in their upset victory over top overall seed Baylor, the Louisville Cardinals struggled from deep. As a team Jeff Walz’ Cardinals shot 8-of-21 from distance, with leading scorer Shoni Schimmel making just one of her eight attempts. But one day after Luke Hancock (20 points) got the job done…

  19. Report: DePaul forward Moses Morgan to transfer

    Apr 7, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT

    Moses Morgan, Brandon Young, Derrell Robertson Jr.

    With a three-member recruiting class led by Morgan Park point guard Billy Garrett Jr., DePaul will have some things to sort out when it comes to their rotation in 2013-14. Oliver Purnell’s program will be without two players from this season however, as it was reported by WeAreDePaul.com on Sunday that junior forward Moses Morgan…

  20. Michigan point guard Trey Burke wins Naismith Award

    Apr 7, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT

    Michigan v Kansas

    In news that should surprise no one, Michigan sophomore point guard Trey Burke won yet another individual honor. The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Sunday evening that Burke, who will lead Michigan against Louisville in Monday’s national title game, is the winner of the Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T. Burke was named winner of the AP,…