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  1. 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…

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

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

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    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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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.…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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 Chicago Tribune. Xavier and Butler…

  12. 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…

  13. Victor Oladipo’s 360 dunk finishes Indiana’s win over Illinois (VIDEO)

    Mar 15, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

    Victor Oladipo

    Victor Oladipo doing Victor Oladipo things. The Indiana star and national player of the year candidate posted 12 points and 11 boards while put the finishing touches on the Hoosiers’ 80-64 Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal win over Illinois on Friday afternoon at the United Center in Chicago. With a little over 90 seconds to go,…

  14. Virginia can only sit and wait following ACC tournament loss to N.C. State

    Mar 15, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals

    Most everyone involved knew what was on the line for Virginia in their ACC tournament quarterfinal against N.C. State, including the Cavaliers themselves. With a resume that features as many bad losses as quality victories, Virginia was in a position where a one-and-done weekend in Greensboro could end their NCAA tournament hopes. In the aftermath…

  15. Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik: ‘I don’t read the newspapers or the Internet’

    Mar 15, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament - Wake Forest v Maryland

    Maryland topped Wake Forest, 75-62 on Thursday in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals, sending the Demon Deacons out on a 13-18 (6-12 ACC) 2012-2013 campaign. Head coach Jeff Bzdelik has been under a cloud of scrutiny for weeks now, starting with an ad in the school newspaper urging for the school to fire Bzdelik after three…

  16. UPDATED: Charlotte’s Pierria Henry sent to hospital following loss to Saint Louis

    Mar 15, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

    Charlotte henry

    NEW YORK – Charlotte sophomore guard Pierria Henry was taken to a nearby hospital following the 49er’s 72-55 loss to Saint Louis in the Atlantic-10 quarterfinals at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Late in the contest Henry collided with Billiken’s guard Jordair Jett, resulting in an inadvertent elbow to the throat. Henry stayed on…

  17. Billikens’ journey to the Final Four begins with 17-point victory over Charlotte

    Mar 15, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Saint Louis Dwayne Evans

    NEW YORK – March is the month where the elite teams identify themselves. The top spot in the Atlantic-10 Conference changed hands numerous times this season, with VCU, Butler and even Charlotte atop the conference standings at one point. But nobody remembers who No. 1 was in December. A team is judged based on what…

  18. Buffalo head coach Reggie Witherspoon will not return next season

    Mar 15, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    Reggie Witherspoon

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. After 14 seasons as head coach of the University at Buffalo basketball team, Reggie Witherspoon has been relieved of his duties. UB athletics director Danny White announced the decision in a press release on Friday afternoon. “After much consideration, we have determined that a change in…

  19. Report: ACC confirms interest in moving tournament to New York

    Mar 15, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

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    On Thursday morning, Pete Thamel dedicated an entire column to the idea that the ACC needs to move their tournament to New York if they want to have a real chance at keeping their league together. And if they don’t keep the conference together, moving the tournament to New York will be ideal if those…

  20. Keep an eye on Boston College next season

    Mar 15, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Boston College v Miami (FL)

    Boston College’s season came to an end on Friday afternoon, as the Eagles lost to Miami in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament, 69-58. The Eagles will leave Greensboro disappointed with the outcome, as they erased an early 13 point deficit to take the lead at the half. The score was tied at 55 with…