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  1. Midwest Regional Preview: Who makes it out of the ‘Region of Doom’?

    Mar 18, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

    Butler Saint Louis Basketball

    The Midwest is loaded. Let’s just start with the fact that Louisville, the No. 1 overall seed and seemingly everyone’s gut pick for the national title at this point, resides here. Duke does at well as a No. 2 seed. That’s the same Duke team that was the best team in the country before Ryan Kelly…

  2. West Regional Preview: Is this finally Gonzaga’s Final Four year?

    Mar 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Nate Austin, Kelly Olynyk

    After much consternation and discussion and analysis in the six days since Gonzaga ended their season by winning the WCC tournament, it turns out that the Zags did end up getting the No. 1 seed out West. That means that, if they keep on winning, they’ll be playing their first two games in Salt Lake…

  3. Report: James Madison forward Rayshawn Goins arrested Sunday evening

    Mar 18, 2013, 1:24 AM EDT

    Rayshawn Goins

    On the day that James Madison, making its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1994, learned who it would play and where (LIU Brooklyn in Dayton) the program received some bad news regarding one of its best players. 6-6 senior forward Rayshawn Goins, who scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the Dukes’ 70-57 win…

  4. Arizona head coach Sean Miller reprimanded, fined by Pac-12

    Mar 18, 2013, 12:30 AM EDT

    Arizona v UCLA - Pac-12 Semifinals

    In the aftermath of Arizona’s Pac-12 tournament semifinal loss to UCLA on Friday night, head coach Sean Miller expressed his displeasure with a call that went against the Wildcats down the stretch. That call was a technical foul assessed to Miller with 4:37 remaining in the game, with Miller stating that he told an official…

  5. NCAA Tournament game times, announcer pairings

    Mar 18, 2013, 12:09 AM EDT

    Final Four Kentucky Kansas Basketball

    Now that the first set of pairings are out there, the teams (duh), now we get the pairings of the guys who will be calling their games. CBS Sports/Turner Sports released the broadcasting teams and their games for the first three rounds. The action gets kicked off with the First Four games, with Marv Albert…

  6. Temple regains services of sophomore forward Anthony Lee

    Mar 17, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT

    Duquesne Temple Basketball

    Just in time for their NCAA tournament game against N.C. State on Friday, Temple learned that a key piece will be able to play after having to be checked into the hospital this weekend. Sophomore forward Anthony Lee, who was admitted to a hospital on Friday night after passing out in the locker room following…

  7. Tom Izzo, Coack K meeting in the Sweet 16? It could happen

    Mar 17, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT

    Tom Izzo

    There may not be a coach in the country that consistently has more success in the NCAA tournament than Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo. It’s been 18 years since Coach K missed the NCAA tournament. Izzo’s been in the tournament every year since he took over the Michigan State program, and the…

  8. Ten teams capable of winning the national title

    Mar 17, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Maryland v Duke

    Before the NCAA Tournament bracket was released there were a number of teams many believe to be capable of winning a national title. Given how wild the regular season was that list is longer this season than in years prior, but there’s only so much that can be determined without knowing what the paths of…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Join our NCAA tournament game!!

    Mar 17, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    madness2

    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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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)

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…