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  1. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know North Carolina A&T

    Mar 16, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

    MEAC NC A T Delaware St Basketball

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach: Cy Alexander Record: 19-16 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 228 – RPI: 224 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had the then-unknown MEAC champs as locks for a 16 seed in Saturday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Adrian Powell (12.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg), Lamont Middleton (12.4 ppg, 2.4…

  2. Spartan miscues help Craft, Buckeyes slide into Big Ten final

    Mar 16, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT

    Spartans guard Harris is guarded by Buckeyes guard Craft during the first half of their NCAA men's college basketball game at the 2013 Big 10 tournament in Chicago

    Aaron Craft can be a first-class irritant. He’ll be in the opposing player’s face from minute one of a game. That doesn’t mean you can smack him in the neck, however. That’s what Derrick Nix did with less than two minutes remaining in the Big Ten semifinal, earning himself a Flagrant 1 at a crucial moment.…

  3. Bubble Banter: Who are Saturday’s winners and losers

    Mar 16, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Alabama v Florida

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. SATURDAY’S BUBBLE WINNERS All the teams that aren’t playing anymore: Southern Miss lost. That means that they aren’t going to be getting Conference USA’s automatic bid, Memphis will. Since Memphis was going to be in the tournament regardless of whether…

  4. Ole Miss has become this year’s most intriguing bubble team

    Mar 16, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT

    SEC Vanderbilt Mississippi Basketball

    Marshall Henderson had 23 points, Reginald Buckner and Murphy Holloway combined for 27 points and 16 boards, and Ole Miss erased an early 10 point deficit to take home a 64-52 win over Vanderbilt in the SEC semifinals. And with that, Ole Miss suddenly becomes one of the most interesting bubble teams in the country.…

  5. Saint Louis beats Butler for third time, looks like Final Four contender in the process

    Mar 16, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT

    Saint Louis Butler

    NEW YORK — After their 72-55 win over Charlotte on Friday, I explained why the Saint Louis Billikens have the look and feel of a team that can make the Final Four. The Billikens’ 67-56 win over the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday in the Atlantic 10 semifinals only reinforced my beliefs. Butler has wins this…

  6. Maryland, Kentucky headed back to Barclays next season

    Mar 16, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

    Barclays Center Classic - Kentucky v Maryland

    Maryland and Kentucky kicked off college basketball at the Barclays Center, opening up the season with a trip to Brooklyn that ended in a thrilling, 72-69 win for the Wildcats. The exhibition was so successful that organizers made the decision to bring both schools back. From CSN Washington: After the success of Maryland’s inaugural game…

  7. No. 3 Indiana falls to No. 22 Wisconsin in Big Ten semifinals

    Mar 16, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

    Yogi Ferrell

    No. 3 Indiana is solidly at the top of the list of elite teams in the country, but after its 68-56 loss to No. 22 Wisconsin Saturday afternoon in the Big Ten semifinals, is it still a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament? If they’re not, the Badgers’ 12 straight wins over Indiana will…

  8. Texas Tech reportedly fires nearly entire staff after 11-20 season

    Mar 16, 2013, 3:18 PM EDT

    Texas Tech Chris Walker

    Following early-season drama and the resignation of head coach Billy Gillispie, Texas Tech appears to be clearing house. According to Nick Kosmider of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt informed members of the basketball staff that they would be let go at an 8:30 a.m. meeting Saturday. Interim coach Chris Walker is reportedly the…

  9. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Memphis

    Mar 16, 2013, 2:42 PM EDT

    Memphis v Xavier

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Conference USA Coach: Josh Pastner Record: 30-4 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 38 – RPI: 15 – AP/USA Today: 20/17 Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had Memphis as a No. 9 seed in Saturday’s bracket projection. Names you need to know: Joe Jackson (13.4 ppg, 4.8 apg),…

  10. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet: Getting to know Albany

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:35 PM EDT

    Will Brown Albany

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: America East Coach: Will Brown Record: 24-10 (9-7 America East) Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 152 – RPI: 142 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen did not have Albany in his brand new bracket projection Sunday. They will likely fall where many small-conference fall,…

  11. Bill Carmody will not return at Northwestern

    Mar 16, 2013, 12:13 PM EDT

    Big Ten Basketball Tournament - First Round -  Northwestern v Iowa

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. The Bill Carmody era at Northwestern is officially over, as the school announced that the coach’s nine-year tenure would be coming to an end. Carmody’s Wildcats lost their last nine games this season and finished 13-19 on the year. It wasn’t entirely Carmody’s fault, as Northwestern…

  12. Bracket Update: Ole Miss, Maryland, Alabama need a win

    Mar 16, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals-Tennessee-Alabama

    If anything, Friday complicated an already complicated bubble picture.  The SEC could end up with five teams or two.  Both are in play at this point.  How will the NCAA Selection Committee handle Middle Tennessee State and Saint Mary’s?  And how will they compare those teams against La Salle, Boise State, and even Oklahoma?  These are questions we…

  13. Preview: No. 4 Louisville meets No. 19 Syracuse for Big East championship

    Mar 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Louisville Syracuse

    Louisville and Syracuse meet Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The winner is the final Big East champion as we’ve come to know it and will earn an automatic bid. The loser will follow along into the NCAA tournament with an at-large. But both, perhaps more importantly in the historical context…

  14. The Little Dances: Championship Week Day 12 Preview

    Mar 16, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Dez Wells2

    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…

  15. VIDEO: Sean Miller sounds off on technical in press conference

    Mar 16, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

    Arizona v UCLA - Pac-12 Semifinals

    With 4:37 left in the game and UCLA in the midst of a run that cut a double-digit Arizona deficit to just two points, Sean Miller was given a technical foul for what appeared to be an argument over a call. Jordan Adams went to the line and hit both of the free throws. Arizona…

  16. Keith Appling dunks on Iowa, Gus Johnson shouts, ‘What’ (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2013, 3:00 AM EDT

    Keith Appling

    Keith Appling and Michigan State trailed Iowa 35-26 with 17 minutes to go when the Spartans junior point guard threw down Iowa’s Melsahn Basabe, who stands 6-foot-7, six inches taller than Appling. The monster slam woke up Michigan State, who turned the nine-point deficit to a 59-56 win as the Spartans advanced to the Big…

  17. C.J. Fair dunks on Otto Porter in Syracuse’s win over Georgetown (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2013, 2:00 AM EDT

    C.J. Fair

    C.J. Fair shot only 3-for-16 for six points and five rebounds, but the Syracuse forward left his mark on the storied Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry Saturday night. Fair and his Orange avenged 61-39 drumming six days earlier with a 58-55 overtime win to advance to Saturday night’s championship game against Louisville. He also threw down a monster…

  18. Kentucky’s wait for Selection Sunday will be “agonizing”

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:56 AM EDT

    SEC Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals - Vanderbilt v Kentucky

    For the second straight season, Vanderbilt has knocked Kentucky off in the NCAA tournament, buy my-oh-my, how the circumstances change. Last year, the Vanderbilt loss was Kentucky’s second loss of the season, and the first that they suffered at the hands of an SEC foe. It would also be the last, as the Wildcats ran…

  19. Late Night Snacks: Syracuse-Georgetown rivalry goes out on top

    Mar 16, 2013, 1:47 AM EDT


    Game of the Night(s) Syracuse 58, Georgetown 55 OT Serious, who wanted this rivalry ended with a 22-point blowout. The Orange and Hoyas ended it the right way — in an overtime game in “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” Otto Porter, Big East Player of the Year, sank two free throws to force overtime at…

  20. Reports: Creighton, Butler to accept Big East invites

    Mar 16, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    Big East

    There are now reports that both Creighton and Butler will be withdrawing from their current conferences and accepting invitations to the new-look Big East conference next week. David Woods of the Indy Star is reporting the news on Butler: An announcement is expected next week. The goal is to get a new conference done before…