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  1. VIDEO: Steve Alford talks with Dan Patrick

    Mar 20, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Championship - UNLV v New Mexico

    Dan Patrick talks with two time All-American and current New Mexico head coach Steve Alford. Alford talks about the differences between playing in the tournament and coaching in the tournament. While you’re here, you might as well sign up to take on our experts in the Bracket Challenge.

  2. Julius Randle picks Kentucky

    Mar 20, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT

    Julius Randle

    We shouldn’t be surprised at all, should we? “Next year, I’ll be playing for the University of Kentucky,” Julius Randle, one of the nation’s top players in the Class of 2013, said on ESPNU this afternoon. He joins a ridiculous recruiting class that already includes Aaron and Andrew Harrison, James Young, Marcus Lee and Dakari…

  3. The NCAA tournament’s best big men

    Mar 20, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Cody Zeller

    Yesterday, our Eric Angevine highlighted the nation’s most prominent back court studs. But you’re not going to win the NCAA tournament without big uglies in the paint anchoring the front court. Here are the best of the bigs that you need to know: (CLICK HERE: To browse through the rest of our 2013 NCAA Tournament…

  4. VIDEO: Doug Gottlieb join the Dan Patrick Show to talk Final Four picks

    Mar 20, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Cardinals head coach Pitino instructs guard Siva while playing the Orange during the second half of their NCAA men's championship final basketball game at the 2013 Big East Tournament in New York

    Doug Gottlieb joins the Dan Patrick Show to discuss his NCAA tournament predictions and share with us his Final Four. The Final Four picks of the CBT writers can be found here.

  5. It’s official: Creighton, Butler and Xavier to the Big East

    Mar 20, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT


    As was reported yesterday, the Big East held a press conference today to officially announce their future. The league will be adding Creighton, Butler and Xavier for the 2013-14 season. They have signed a 12-year rights deal with FOX Sports and their new channel, FOX Sports 1. And, perhaps more importantly, the Big East has officially…

  6. Enter an NCAA pool to honor a victim of Newtown

    Mar 20, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT


    Jessica Rekos, a victim of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December, loved whales, so in an effort to ensure that “the things she loved [are] never [to] be forgotten”, Team Jessica Rekos has organized an NCAA tournament pool to raise money for whale education and conservation. It’s $10 per bracket, and…

  7. President Obama picks Indiana to win the title

    Mar 20, 2013, 11:06 AM EDT

    Barack Obama, John Calipari

    President Obama is riding with the Hoosiers. As has become his annual tradition, the self-proclaimed basketball junkie made his bracket picks public, and he’s taking the Hoosiers to win it all. (He must follow me on twitter. I should drop some hints about how to reduce the budget deficit.) This may actually be a curse…

  8. Is Coach Cal going to bring back this year’s freshmen?

    Mar 20, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    USA Today

    The irony was almost too much to bear. Kentucky, who had made their way up to John Calipari’s hometown of Moon, PA, for the NIT, got knocked out in the first round by Robert Morris. It was a one-and-done performance in the tournament no one pays attention to that could end up keeping this year’s…

  9. Beware the guards of March: twenty deadly backcourt heroes

    Mar 20, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Iowa State v Kansas

    Basketball may be a big man’s game, but college basketball is dominated by the teams who land the best ball-handlers, slashers and long-range shooters. Want to get to the Final Four? You have to have one or two elite guards. There are so many who will take the stage before the weekend comes, and I…

  10. The Morning Mix

    Mar 20, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    robert morris kentuck

    The First Four got started last night, and it gave those interested a chance to find True TV on their dials for the first time. Apparently Shaq has his own viral video show. Yeah, I’ll pass. Oh, did I mention that Kentucky lost to Robert Morris last night. So there’s that. Let’s hit the links.…

  11. Late Night Snacks: NC A&T, Saint Mary’s get wins in First Four Tuesday

    Mar 20, 2013, 1:06 AM EDT

    North Carolina A&T

    Game of the Day: Robert Morris 59, Kentucky 57 This is finally the painful end of the 2012-13 season for Kentucky. Robert Morris perfectly executed an inbound play with nine seconds remaining an drew a foul, hit its free throws, and sealed the upset win over the No. 1-seeded Wildcats. Coach John Calipari never got…

  12. Please don’t use MTSU’s loss as proof they didn’t deserve a bid

    Mar 20, 2013, 12:43 AM EDT

    Saint Mary's v Middle Tennessee

    St. Mary’s knocked off Middle Tennessee State 67-54 in the at-large portion of Tuesday’s play-in games, drubbing Kermit Davis’ and making the Sun Belt regular season champs look like they belonged in the NIT. The intriguing part about this matchup is that it pitted two teams from mid-major leagues that had profiles that were more-or-less…

  13. VIDEO: Picking your brackets with … ytterbium

    Mar 19, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT


    Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy David Hucul and Susan Clark are physicists at Maryland. They have a unique way of picking brackets. Since I’m not a physicist — not even close — I’m not even going to try and understand what is happening here. Instead … BLOCKQUOTE!!! They use…

  14. Top-seeded Kentucky upset by Robert Morris in first round of NIT

    Mar 19, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

    John Calipari

    Kentucky missed out on the NCAA tournament on Selection Sunday and now, one game into the NIT, they’ve been sent home. The No. 1-seeded Wildcats turned the ball over 14 times and fell to No. 8 Robert Morris, 59-57, at the Sewall Center in Coraopolis, Pa., Tuesday. With nine seconds to play, Robert Morris was set…

  15. VIDEO: Sir’Dominic Pointer beats St. Joe’s at the buzzer

    Mar 19, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT

    Sir'Dominic Porter,Chris Obekpa

    Sir’Dominic Pointer sent St. John’s past St. Joseph’s in the first round of the NIT. Its not the NCAA tournament, but it’s still March Madness!

  16. NC A&T survives Liberty in First Four, advances to play No. 1 Louisville

    Mar 19, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

    Cy Alexander

    No. 16 North Carolina A&T shot 51.9 percent from the floor, twelve percentage points above its season average, outlasting fellow No. 16 seed Liberty, 73-72, in the opening game of the First Four in Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday night. A&T missed the front end of two separate one-and-one situations in the final 19 seconds, leaving the…

  17. Can Nerlens Noel still be the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft? (VIDEO)

    Mar 19, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

    Nerlens Noel

    Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk takes an early look at the 2013 NBA Draft, including whether Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel has a chance to be selected No. 1 overall despite tearing his ACL earlier this season: Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  18. NCAA tournament instant replays come to Twitter

    Mar 19, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT


    Twitter has grown into the go-to platform for instant breaking news and updates. Now on the eve of the NCAA tournament, it is about to launch a major innovation in real-time sports highlights. The innovation would allow users to view short clips in near real-time through the handle @marchmadness. “Instant replay plays to Twitter’s strength…

  19. Julian Royal will transfer from Georgia Tech

    Mar 19, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

    Julian Royal

    Georgia Tech sophomore Julian Royal will transfer from the program and continue his education elsewhere at the conclusion of the spring semester, the program announced in a release Tuesday. “I appreciate everything that Julian has done for our program the last two years and the work he has put in,” said Georgia Tech head coach…

  20. Pregame Shootaround 3.19.13: NCAA tournament tips off with First Four in Dayton

    Mar 19, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

    Matthew Dellavedova

    Game of the Day: Saint Mary’s vs. Middle Tennessee (9:10 p.m. ET, truTV) The night cap of the First Four in Dayton features two bubble teams who were both able to fall on the right side of that bubble and into the NCAA tournament on Selection Sunday. For Saint Mary’s, everything starts with guard Matthew Dellavedova,…