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  1. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to Know Saint Louis

    Mar 17, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

    Saint Louis Butler

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Atlantic 10 Coach: Jim Crews Record: 27-6, 13-3 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 17 – RPI: 22 – AP/USA Today: 16/16 Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen has the Billikens as a No. 5-seed in the midwest in his latest bracket projection, but with wins over Butler and VCU…

  2. More chatter about Ben Howland’s job status?

    Mar 17, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Ben Howland

    Earlier this season, the speculation was overwhelming: there was no way that UCLA head coach Ben Howland would return next season. Not after he lost two more former blue-chip recruits to a transfer. Not after he lost to Cal Poly. Not after the seats at Pauley Pavilion remained unfilled. Not after he managed to tick…

  3. Despite loss, No. 19 Syracuse is better than it was one week ago

    Mar 17, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Syracuse Michael Carter-williams

    NEW YORK, N.Y.– Riding high on an impressive first half showing against No. 4 Louisville Saturday night, there was no way that No. 19 Syracuse could have known what sort of tidal wave was about to hit them in the second half. But it did. Louisville outscored Syracuse 56-26 in that second half on its…

  4. The Little Dances: Championship Week Day 13 Peview

    Mar 17, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    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…

  5. It’s Selection Sunday: What will be the talking points?

    Mar 17, 2013, 7:45 AM EDT

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    By the time the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee makes it back into the conference room on Sunday morning, the at-large bids will have long-been decided. That’s always the case, as the committee will have argued their way through — for hours and hours and hours — all of the teams that are sitting on the…

  6. SEC Title Game Preview: Florida meets Ole Miss in championship

    Mar 17, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Missouri Tigers v Florida Gators

    Ole Miss can make the NCAA tournament Selection Committee’s job a whole lot easier Sunday. If the Rebels can pull the upset and beat No. 13 Florida in the SEC championship game, they will move from a bubble team to an automatic bid and be able to Sunday evening. If not, things could get dicey.…

  7. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know New Mexico State

    Mar 17, 2013, 2:06 AM EDT

    Matej Buovac, Drew Charles

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: WAC Coach: Marvin Menzies Record: 24-10, 14-4 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 83 – RPI: 58 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had New Mexico State as a No. 13 seed in Saturday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Daniel Mullings (14.0 ppg,…

  8. Late Night Snacks: And then there were four…

    Mar 17, 2013, 1:55 AM EDT

    Pac 12 Basketball Tournament - UCLA v Oregon

    Just four auto-bids remain to be decided after a busy night in college hoops. Then we find out which bubbles popped and which held firm. Here’s the upshot on what happened on the Night Before Christmas Selection Sunday. Game of the Night No. 4 Louisville 78, No. 19 Syracuse 61: Amazing because it was the…

  9. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Pacific

    Mar 17, 2013, 1:41 AM EDT

    Bob Thomason

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Big West Coach: Bob Thomason Record: 22-12, 14-5 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 124 – RPI: 105 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Pacific as a No. 15 seed in Saturday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Lorenzo McCloud (11.2 ppg, 4.1…

  10. Can UCLA win big without Jordan Adams?

    Mar 17, 2013, 1:16 AM EDT

    P12 Oregon UCLA Basketball

    The UCLA Bruins showed a crack in the armor tonight, losing 78-69 to the Oregon Ducks in the Pac-12 final. They’ll be going to the Big Dance with or without that auto-bid, but a team with something to prove doesn’t want to show weakness in a big game when so few big games are left…

  11. NCAA tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Louisville

    Mar 16, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Syracuse v Louisville

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here Conference: Big East Coach: Rick Pitino Record: 29-5 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 2 – RPI: 3 – AP/USA Today: 4/4 Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Louisville as a No. 1 seed playing in Lexington in Saturday’s bracket projection. Man, that has gotta hurt in Big Blue Nation. Names…

  12. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Montana

    Mar 16, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT

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    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Big Sky Coach: Wayne Tinkle Record: 25-6, 19-1 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 146 – RPI: 88 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Montana as a No. 15 seed in Saturday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Will Cherry (13.7 ppg, 4.3…

  13. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Northwestern State

    Mar 16, 2013, 11:11 PM EDT

    Shamir Davis

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here Conference: Southland Coach: Mike McConathy Record: 23-8 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 141 – RPI: 96 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Stephen F. Austin, the league’s No. 1 seed, as a 13 in Saturday’s bracket projection. Northwestern State, having pulled the upset, may drop a…

  14. Montrezl Harrell shines, No. 4 Louisville wins Big East championship

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

    Montrezl Harrell

    NEW YORK, N.Y.– For a time it was almost too difficult to comprehend how a team that looked so out of sync in the first half of a conference title game could pull off something so remarkable in the final 20 minutes of a game with such implications and such story lines, at such a…

  15. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know New Mexico

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Championship - UNLV v New Mexico

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here Conference: Mountain West Coach: Steve Alford Record: 29-5 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 16 – RPI: 2 – AP/USA Today: 15/14 Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had New Mexico as a No. 2 seed playing dangerous Iowa State in Saturday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Kendall Williams (13.5 ppg,…

  16. UPDATE: Temple’s Anthony Lee ‘day to day’ with concussion-like symptoms

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

    Anthony Lee

    Temple sophomore Anthony Lee was taken to a New York-area hospital after his team’s loss to Massachusetts Friday night after suffering from concussion-like symptoms, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting. According to the report, Lee suffered a blow to the head but did not tell team officials about his symptoms during the game because…

  17. Jay Bilas, photobomb extraordinaire, strikes again

    Mar 16, 2013, 9:26 PM EDT

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    Nobody’s safe. (Image via @jaybilas)

  18. New Mexico wins MWC tourney, earns a No. 2 seed?

    Mar 16, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Championship - UNLV v New Mexico

    The Mountain West was one of the nation’s most entertaining conferences this season. But since their games played on west coast time and, too often, on channels that aren’t easily accesible to the casual observer, quite a few folks got their first glimpse of New Mexico and UNLV on Saturday evening as the Lobos knocked…

  19. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Akron

    Mar 16, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

    Keith Dambrot

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here Conference: Mid-American Conference Coach: Keith Dambrot Record: 26-6 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 60 – RPI: 49 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Southern as a No. 13 seed playing Syracuse in the second round in Saturday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Zeke Marshall (13.1…

  20. VCU’s ‘havoc’ defense too much for UMass and Chaz Williams

    Mar 16, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

    VCU UMass

    NEW YORK — You will never mistake a VCU Rams basketball game. You can’t. It’s impossible. Ram Nation isn’t a fan base as much as it is a congregation of wild celebration and intimidation. The band is no ordinary pep band. It’s a rowdy accompaniment of brass, belting out paeans and rallying cries. “Havoc” isn’t…