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  1. 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…

  2. 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),…

  3. 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,…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Jordan Adams broke his right foot, done for the remainder of the season

    Mar 16, 2013, 12:07 AM EDT

    Jordan Adams

    Jordan Adams broke his right foot towards the end of UCLA’s 66-64 win in the Pac-12 semifinals over Arizona. After conflicting reports saying the severity of the injury was not unknown, UCLA confirmed that the freshman guard did in fact break his right foot. This confirmation from the school comes courtesy of Jeff Eisenberg of…

  15. Peyton Siva delivers, Louisville advances to Big East final

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:53 PM EDT

    Peyton Siva

    NEW YORK, N.Y.– Peyton Siva’s play down the stretch last season was one of the major reasons Louisville made a run to the Final Four in New Orleans. His run of strong outings began in the 2012 Big East. After No. 4 Louisville’s win Friday night over Notre Dame, we have to ask ourselves if…

  16. Jordan Adams, Kaleb Tarczewski foul helped UCLA top Arizona for the third time

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:45 PM EDT


    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…

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

    Mar 15, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    georgetown syracuse

    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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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.…

  20. 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…