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  1. Bubble Banter: Thursday’s losers

    Mar 14, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    Illinois Fighting Illini's Egwu celebrates his team's win over Minnesota Golden Gophers' Hollins during their NCAA men's college basketball game in Chicago, Illinois

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. You can find the Bubble Winners here. Arizona State: The dream is done for the Sun Devils. Thanks to a weak non-conference slate and a poor finish to the regular season, Herb Sendek’s club needed to win at least two,…

  2. Bubble Banter: Thursday’s winners

    Mar 14, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

    Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. You can find the Bubble Losers here. Iowa State: The Cyclones were probably in a good enough spot that they could have gotten an at-large bid to the tournament even with a loss to Oklahoma on Thursday afternoon, but thanks…

  3. Iowa State’s comeback win locks them into the NCAA tournament

    Mar 14, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT

    Big 12 Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals

    The Cyclones can sleep easy, as it seems that Ben McLemore’s banked-in three and George Niang’s “blocking foul” won’t end up costing Fred Hoiberg’s team a spot in the NCAA tournament. Iowa State knocked off Oklahoma in their Big 12 tournament opener out in Kansas City, notching a 73-66 win in the first game of…

  4. Charlotte makes eight free throws in final 4.7 seconds, stuns Richmond in A-10 tourney

    Mar 14, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT


    NEW YORK – Charlotte’s Pierria Henry hit eight foul shots in the games final 4.7 seconds to knock off Richmond 68-63 in the Atlantic-10 tournament. Yes, you read that correctly. Eight foul shots in 4.7 seconds. The Richmond Spiders led by three with 5.9 seconds left when they purposely fouled Pierria Henry, forcing him to…

  5. VIDEO: Gus Johnson bellows as Brandon Paul beats Minnesota. Gophers dancing?

    Mar 14, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    Illinois Fighting Illini's Joseph Bertrand goes to the basket agianst Minnesota Golden Gophers' Rodney Williams during the first half of their NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big 10 tournament in Chicago, Illinois

    Illinois nearly blew a 12 point lead, watching as the Gophers went on a big second half run to take the lead late, but Brandon Paul was there to save the day. After Illinois somehow managed to get three offensive rebounds on one possession off of missed threes, DJ Richardson knocked down his third chance,…

  6. Chuck Martin out as head coach at Marist

    Mar 14, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT


    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Marist head coach Chuck Martin has been “relieved of his duties”, according to a release from the university on Thursday afternoon. “I’m very appreciative of the hard work Chuck and his staff demonstrated over the past five years,” Marist Director of Athletics Tim Murray said. “Chuck represented…

  7. Gus Johnson on the NCAA tournament: ‘I miss it’

    Mar 14, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT


    Back when I was running my old site Ballin’ is a Habit, Gus Johnson was still at CBS and still calling NCAA tournament games. We gave him the moniker ‘Mr. March Madness‘ because, well, it just fit. The most important part of being a play-by-play announcer is having a feel and understanding of the moment,…

  8. Longwood head coach Mike Gillian resigns

    Mar 14, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Mike Gillian

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. After 10 years as the head coach of the Lancer program, Mike Gillian has resigned, according to a release from the university. “Mike has played an important role in the history of Longwood Athletics,” said Director of Athletics Troy Austin. “I want to thank him for…

  9. Big West conference tournament preview

    Mar 14, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Bob Thomason

    Long Beach State, even with heavy personnel losses from last season’s NCAA tournament team, was the preseason pick to win the Big West and Dan Monson’s team did just that. But the 49ers didn’t lack for challengers and that will be the case this weekend when the top eight teams get together at the Honda…

  10. Grambling ends its season 0-28 after SWAC tourney loss

    Mar 14, 2013, 10:40 AM EDT

    Grambling State

    Just two years removed from playing in the SWAC title game, Grambling finished what may be the worst season in college basketball history on Wednesday night. The Tigers lost to Alabama A&M 59-51, which was promising — it was literally the first time all season that they didn’t lose by double-digits — and disheartening all…

  11. The Little Dances: Championship Week Day 10 Preview

    Mar 14, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

    Virginia Tech v Duke

    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…

  12. Wake Forest fans take out another anti-Jeff Bzdelik ad

    Mar 14, 2013, 9:47 AM EDT


    A portion of the Wake Forest fan base has been anything but quiet about their desire for Jeff Bzdelik to look elsewhere for employment. After running an ad in the student newspaper last Friday calling for Bzdelik to be fired, the students paid for an ad to be printed on the front page of today’s…

  13. 2013 Great West Tournament preview

    Mar 14, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

    Utah Valley Chattanooga Basketball

    Who plays a conference tournament for win an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament isn’t the final prize? Why, the Great West Conference does. The five-team conference of schools that span from Utah to New Jersey will hold their own version of mini-March Madness starting today with a three-round affair. We at College Basketball Talk…

  14. The Morning Mix

    Mar 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    boeheim nose pick

    Wednesday was the calm before the storm. Only one ticket was punched last night, and only 12 total games were played. That all changes today, as all the major conferences begin their conference tournaments this afternoon and tonight. College Basketball Talk has Championship Week on lockdown. @RobDauster and @RaphielleJ are holding it down from their…

  15. Late Night Snacks: Bucknell lone team to punch NCAA tournament ticket Wednesday

    Mar 14, 2013, 12:31 AM EDT

    Bucknell trophy

    Game of the Day: Bucknell 64, Lafayette 56 There was only one automatic berth to be earned Wednesday and it was Bucknell’s after winning the Patriot League championship. As expected, center Mike Muscala was the centerpiece for the Bison with another double-double, his 22nd of the year. Bucknell will now wait until Selection Sunday to see…

  16. Colorado State wins without Dorian Green, but he’s likely out vs. UNLV

    Mar 13, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT

    Dorian Green

    Colorado State was able to hold off Fresno State, 67-61, Wednesday in the Mountain West quarterfinals without second-leading scorer Dorian Green. But according to head coach Larry Eustachy, the Rams will not have his services Friday against UNLV. “We’ll be without Dorian,” Eustachy said, as reported by “We’re going to practice and prepare as…

  17. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Bucknell

    Mar 13, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    Bryce Scott

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Patriot Coach: Dave Paulsen Record: 28-5 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 61 – RPI: 55 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Bucknell as a No. 13 seed in Wednesday’s bracket projection, but they might end up being everyone’s 12-over-5 upset. Names you need…

  18. Shane Larkin: “I definitely see myself coming back”

    Mar 13, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Shane Larkin

    Miami just completed their best season in school history, and as they’re getting ready for their quarterfinal game in the ACC tournament, Shane Larkin ensured that his team knows there are no visions of handshakes with David Stern dancing in his head. “As it stands right now, I definitely see myself coming back,” Larkin told…

  19. One-time NCAA tournament darling Norfolk State loses in MEAC quarterfinals

    Mar 13, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT

    Norfolk State

    Norfolk State became something of a household name last season after knocking off second-seeded Missouri as a 15 seed in last year’s NCAA tournament. It only helped the spirit of the upset when then-senior forward Kyle O’Quinn showed that he was one of the most likable players in the country in a wide-eyed, off-the-cuff postgame…

  20. Air Force guard Michael Lyons injured in loss to UNLV

    Mar 13, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT

    Michael Lyons

    Once leading scorer Michael Lyons went down in the early minutes of Air Force’s game Wednesday against UNLV, there wasn’t much the Falcons could do. Lyons injured his knee less than two minutes into the game after turning the ball over, falling to the ground and not getting up for the remainder of the play. Without…