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  1. Report: Texas-Pan American coach Ryan Marks fired

    Mar 18, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Texas-Pan American has let head coach Ryan Marks go, according to a report from Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. Marks finished 16-16 in his third season with the program, finishing second in the Great West at 5-3, after winning just six games his first two years. But…

  2. Photo: Keith Dambrot’s awkward opening round matchup

    Mar 18, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Shaka Smart got his first Division I coaching gig under Keith Dambrot at Akron. As you may know, Smart is now at VCU. VCU plays Akron in the opening round of the tournament. I wonder if Dambrot regrets taking this picture?: And I wonder if he’s still going to be a fan of ‘Havoc’ after…

  3. A dummy’s guide to filling out your bracket

    Mar 18, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Filling out a NCAA Tournament bracket is a time-honored tradition shared by those familiar and those new to college basketball. Everybody fills out a bracket, from President Barack Obama to the paper delivery boy, everybody does it. But the act of filling out a bracket that accurately predicts the winners of each game is task that…

  4. East Region Preview: Indiana didn’t get Indy, which is a good thing?

    Mar 18, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

    Indiana v Michigan State

    Indiana didn’t get Indianapolis. The Hoosiers lost to Wisconsin in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament, meaning that they sat at home on their couch and watched as Louisville beat Notre Dame and then Syracuse to win the Big East tournament title. As a result, the Cardinals played their way into the No. 1…

  5. South Region Preview: Star power and early upsets?

    Mar 18, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

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    Here’s the irony about the South Region: there is more star power in this portion of the bracket than anywhere else, yet it is as wide-open as any region this season. Let’s start with the coaches, as ten of them — Bill Self, Roy Williams, Jay Wright, Shaka Smart, Ben Howland, Tubby Smith, Billy Donovan,…

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

    Mar 18, 2013, 8:40 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Mar 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Mar 18, 2013, 1:24 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Mar 18, 2013, 12:30 AM EDT

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    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…

  10. NCAA Tournament game times, announcer pairings

    Mar 18, 2013, 12:09 AM EDT

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    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…

  11. Temple regains services of sophomore forward Anthony Lee

    Mar 17, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT

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    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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Kentucky headlines the 2013 NIT Bracket, visits Robert Morris?

    Mar 17, 2013, 10:03 PM EDT

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    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…

  15. Louisville, Indiana among Vegas favorites to win national title

    Mar 17, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

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    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…

  16. The 2013 NCAA Tournament Official Seed List

    Mar 17, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    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…

  17. Breaking down the selected teams, by conference

    Mar 17, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

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    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…

  18. Selection committee makes right choices atop the bracket

    Mar 17, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

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    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…

  19. Hate to break it to you, but there were no bubble snubs this year

    Mar 17, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT

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    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…

  20. Join our NCAA tournament game!!

    Mar 17, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

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    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…