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  1. VIDEO: Seth Davis, Dan Patrick discuss coverage of Kevin Ware’s injury

    Apr 1, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT


    Deciding how to handle a traumatic event on live television is one of the most difficult and sensitive decisions in all of broadcast production. There is no handbook on how to handle the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event on live television. On Sunday, CBS did a masterful job navigating the through the aftermath of…

  2. Archie Goodwin to the NBA, Willie Cauley-Stein to return, no word on Alex Poythress

    Apr 1, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT

    Archie Goodwin dunk

    Kentucky put out a release on Monday morning announcing the future of two of this year’s crop of freshmen stars. Archie Goodwin is off to the NBA while Willie Cauley-Stein, and Kyle Wiltjer, will be returning to Kentucky for another season. There is no word yet on Alex Poythress. “I’m excited that Willie and Kyle…

  3. Kevin Ware got to see the Midwest Regional trophy, is in good spirits

    Apr 1, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT


    The injury that Kevin Ware suffered on Sunday night was graphic and horrifying and one of the worst things that I’ve ever witnessed on a basketball court. Injuries like this happen every now and then. Three years ago, Texas A&M’s Derrick Roland broke his leg in a game at Washington. Football players and soccer players…

  4. LaQuinton Ross leaning towards returning to Ohio State?

    Apr 1, 2013, 9:42 AM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes' Ross shoots over Arizona Wildcats' Lyons in the first half of their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    If you don’t know the story of LaQuinton Ross, he’s one of the most intriguing players in the country. The 6-foot-8 forward was once considered the best basketball player in his class, considered by many to be a future NBA all-star and a sure-fire lottery pick one day. But as his high school career continued,…

  5. Louisville’s Kevin Ware undergoes successful two-hour procedure on fractured leg

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    According to a release from the school, Louisville sophomore guard Kevin Ware underwent a successful two-hour surgical procedure on his fractured right leg. Ware suffered the injury when he landed awkwardly after challenging a Tyler Thornton jumper with 6:33 remaining in the first half of the Cardinals’ 85-63 win over Duke in the Midwest regional…

  6. 2013 Final Four Primer

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:28 PM EDT

    NCAA final four

    The last two participants in the Final Four punched their tickets on Saturday night, as Louisville knocked off Duke and Michigan ran over Florida, completing one of the most anticlimactic Elite 8s in the history of the Elite 8. And that means it’s now official: No. 1 Louisville will be taking on No. 9 Wichita…

  7. Louisville women upset No. 1 Baylor, ending college career of Brittney Griner

    Mar 31, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT

    Jeff Walz

    To say the least Sunday was a great day to be a Louisville Cardinal. Just hours after the men’t team emphatically punched its ticket to the Final Four the women’s team pulled off a major upset, knocking off reigning national champion Baylor 82-81 in Oklahoma City. Two free throws from fifth-year senior Monique Reid with…

  8. Duke runs out of answers in second half against Louisville

    Mar 31, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    Despite 10 first-half turnovers and three fouls for senior forward Ryan Kelly the Duke Blue Devils trailed Louisville by just three points at the half, 35-32. With those two facts in mind the Blue Devils had to like their chances against the tournament’s top overall seed. But after a solid start to the second half…

  9. Louisville’s reaction to Ware’s leg not surprising, but still impressive

    Mar 31, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    “All he’s saying is ‘win the game’ while the bone is popping out of his skin.” According to Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, that’s what Atlanta native Kevin Ware told his teammates as he was lying on his back on the sidelines, the bottom of his right leg snapped in half, what could very well…

  10. Dominant second half punches Louisville’s ticket to Atlanta

    Mar 31, 2013, 7:36 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    In the aftermath of the gruesome injury suffered by guard Kevin Ware in the first half, it was anyone’s guess how top overall seed Louisville would perform in the second half of the Midwest regional final against 2-seed Duke. But after a slow start to the second stanza Rick Pitino’s team played at a very…

  11. Twitter tells the story of Kevin Ware’s injury

    Mar 31, 2013, 7:22 PM EDT

    Duke v Louisville

    Oh my god. Kevin Ware compound fracture. Oh no. — Pat Forde (@YahooForde) March 31, 2013 Please never show that on television. Most awful thing I’ve ever seen live. — Luke Winn (@lukewinn) March 31, 2013 I’ve never been in a building that went from that loud to this quiet so quickly. This is horrible.…

  12. Louisville’s Kevin Ware suffers a gruesome compound fracture vs. Duke

    Mar 31, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT


    Louisville guard Kevin Ware was taken off the court on a stretcher in the first half of Louisville’s Regional Final against Duke on Sunday afternoon after suffering the worst injury I’ve ever seen in a sporting event. (The Cardinals eventually won the game for a Final Four spot.) After challenging a three that Tyler Thornton…

  13. Mental miscues, questionable coaching decisions doom Florida

    Mar 31, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

    Michigan v Florida

    In the end, Florida simply dug themselves too big of a hole. Thanks to some defensive miscues and a poor shooting start, Florida found themselves down 13-0, 20-4 and 41-17 before they woke up. By the time they did, the Gators simply couldn’t get out of their own way, as a series of mental mistakes…

  14. Michigan controlled tempo from the start and now it’s in the Final Four

    Mar 31, 2013, 4:55 PM EDT


    There were a few things Florida needed to do to beat Michigan on Sunday to advance to the Final Four. The Gators needed to force Michigan into turning the ball over, thus allowing them to get out in transition and score points. The Gators needed to contain perimeter shooters that allow the Wolverines to get…

  15. Michigan blows out Florida, headed to first Final Four in 20 years

    Mar 31, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

    Michigan v Florida

    The outcome of the South Region final between 3-seed Florida and 4-seed Michigan was decided in the game’s first four minutes. John Beilein’s Wolverines scored the first 13 points of the game and led by as many as 24 points in the first half on their way to a 79-59 victory at Dallas Cowboys Stadium…

  16. Bobby Hurley welcomes head role in Buffalo, set to hire staff

    Mar 31, 2013, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Bobby Hurley was a star in his own right, earning three trips to the Final Four as a member of the Duke Blue Devils and going on to play in the NBA. Now he has a different starring role in a different situation, hired this past week to become the next head coach at Buffalo…

  17. Wichita State’s run making big money for Missouri Valley

    Mar 31, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

    Wichita State

    Wichita State is making the Missouri Valley’s first appearance in the Final Four since Larry Bird and Indiana State made the same run in 1979. Aside from the free exposure that the journey is giving the school and the conference, the Missouri Valley is getting some good solid money from the NCAA. The NCAA pays…

  18. Louisville-Duke Preview: Legendary coaches and more with Final Four berth on the line

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Louisville Cardinals players and coach Pitino celebrate basket agasint Syracue Orange during second half in Big East NCAA men's basketball game in New York

    Louisville came into the NCAA tournament as one of the country’s hottest teams and that hasn’t changed in its pursuit of the Final Four. Now, coach Rick Pitino and the Cardinals are one win away, impeded only by a long-standing symbol of college basketball supremacy, Duke. Can Coach K and the Blue Devils continue to…

  19. Report: Ryan Harrow is transferring out of Kentucky, to Georgia State

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

    John Calipari, Ryan Harrow

    Ryan Harrow is transferring out of Kentucky, according to Jeff Goodman of With Aaron and Andrew Harrison coming in, and with poorly Harrow played this past season, the writing was on the wall. This isn’t a surprising move. Harrow is headed for Georgia State, and according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, he’ll be applying…

  20. Top 100 guard Kendal Yancy-Harris commits to Texas

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

    Rick Barnes

    Texas native Kendal Yancy-Harris will play college basketball in his home state, committing Saturday to coach Rick Barnes and the Texas Longhorns, he announced via his Twitter page. Yancy-Harris is a 6-4 guard who committed to Southern California but rescinded his pledge after the Trojans fired coach Kevin O’Neill. He is regarded as a Top…