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  1. Bobby Hurley welcomes head role in Buffalo, set to hire staff

    Mar 31, 2013, 2:01 PM EST

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    Bobby Hurley was a star in his own right, earning three trips to the Final Four as a member of the Duke Blue Devils and going on to play in the NBA. Now he has a different starring role in a different situation, hired this past week to become the next head coach at Buffalo…

  2. Wichita State’s run making big money for Missouri Valley

    Mar 31, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

    Wichita State

    Wichita State is making the Missouri Valley’s first appearance in the Final Four since Larry Bird and Indiana State made the same run in 1979. Aside from the free exposure that the journey is giving the school and the conference, the Missouri Valley is getting some good solid money from the NCAA. The NCAA pays…

  3. Louisville-Duke Preview: Legendary coaches and more with Final Four berth on the line

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:36 AM EST

    Louisville Cardinals players and coach Pitino celebrate basket agasint Syracue Orange during second half in Big East NCAA men's basketball game in New York

    Louisville came into the NCAA tournament as one of the country’s hottest teams and that hasn’t changed in its pursuit of the Final Four. Now, coach Rick Pitino and the Cardinals are one win away, impeded only by a long-standing symbol of college basketball supremacy, Duke. Can Coach K and the Blue Devils continue to…

  4. Report: Ryan Harrow is transferring out of Kentucky, to Georgia State

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:21 AM EST

    John Calipari, Ryan Harrow

    Ryan Harrow is transferring out of Kentucky, according to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. With Aaron and Andrew Harrison coming in, and with poorly Harrow played this past season, the writing was on the wall. This isn’t a surprising move. Harrow is headed for Georgia State, and according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, he’ll be applying…

  5. Top 100 guard Kendal Yancy-Harris commits to Texas

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:06 AM EST

    Rick Barnes

    Texas native Kendal Yancy-Harris will play college basketball in his home state, committing Saturday to coach Rick Barnes and the Texas Longhorns, he announced via his Twitter page. Yancy-Harris is a 6-4 guard who committed to Southern California but rescinded his pledge after the Trojans fired coach Kevin O’Neill. He is regarded as a Top…

  6. For as good as the Big Ten was, Michigan is its last Final Four hopeful

    Mar 31, 2013, 10:02 AM EST

    Michigan v Indiana

    For as dominant as the Big Ten appeared to be throughout the conference schedule, generous in giving us marquee matchups every week, how could we have ended up here on the verge of a Final Four that doesn’t include a single team from the conference? We began with the possibility of three or maybe even…

  7. Tubby Smith reportedly in consideration for Texas Tech coaching vacancy

    Mar 31, 2013, 9:28 AM EST

    Tubby Smith

    After dealing with the allegations of player mistreatment that surrounded former coach Billy Gillispie and enduring a 3-15 Big 12 finish this season, it appears Texas Tech might be going in another direction. According to the Associated Press, Texas Tech is in talks with former Minnesota coach Tubby Smith to possibly bring him on board…

  8. Craft and Company ran out of miracles this time

    Mar 30, 2013, 10:52 PM EST

    Wichita State v Ohio State

    Ohio State junior point guard Aaron Craft has established a bit of a pattern in the NCAA tournament. As the Buckeyes faced down Iowa State in the Round of 32, it was Craft who pulled up with the game on the line and coolly buried the game-winning three point shot. Against Arizona in the Sweet…

  9. Tough Shockers ground Ohio State to advance to Final Four

    Mar 30, 2013, 9:50 PM EST

    Wichita State v Ohio State

    In his inspirational, televised pregame speeches, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has repeatedly told his team to “play angry”. The  No. 9 Shockers did just that in the Elite Eight, showing innate toughness and a refusal to back down in a 70-66 upset of No. 2 seed Ohio State. Wichita State’s physical play and ability…

  10. Marquette had enough talent to win in March, but not enough to play to April

    Mar 30, 2013, 9:10 PM EST

    Syracuse Orange Keita blocks Marquette Golden Eagles Mayo during the first half in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Washington

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marquette has seen the Syracuse 2-3 zone before. They’ve seen it a lot, both in-person and on film. In fact, they’ve beaten the zone this year, a 74-71 win back on February 25th. But the teams that survive and advance late into March are usually equipped with a handful future NBA players,…

  11. The maturation of Michael Carter-Williams, or how Syracuse got their ‘chip’ back

    Mar 30, 2013, 6:46 PM EST

    Syracuse v Marquette

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hollywood wouldn’t need any creative license to tell the story of the 2013 Syracuse Orange, not after everything they’ve been through to earn a trip to the Final Four. The fourth-seeded ‘Cuse knocked off No. 3 seed Marquette in the East Regional finals 55-39 on Saturday night, sending Jim Boeheim on his…

  12. Report: Flip Saunders turns down his alma mater

    Mar 30, 2013, 5:42 PM EST

    Minnesota Smith Fired Basketball

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. The name Flip Saunders has been bandied about by those watching the Minnesota coaching search. Saunders, who played for the Gophers, was an assistant for his alma mater, and led the Timberwolves for ten years, has been a favorite of boosters. According to Andy Katz, Minnesota…

  13. FGCU’s Andy Enfield reportedly candidate for USC head coaching job

    Mar 30, 2013, 4:27 PM EST

    Andy Enfield

    Andy Enfield led Florida Gulf Coast on a surprise run in this 2013 NCAA tournament and is now visible on the national radar for schools looking to fill a coaching vacancy. Southern California, having fired head coach Kevin O’Neill during the season, is reportedly looking at Enfield, according to Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports. But…

  14. Western Kentucky will reportedly join Conference USA in 2014

    Mar 30, 2013, 3:28 PM EST

    Western Kentucky mascot Big Red

    Western Kentucky will no longer be a member of the Sun Belt Conference and will instead move to Conference USA in 2014, Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com is reporting. The Hilltoppers will reportedly take the place of Tulsa, which is reportedly set to move to the soon-to-be-renamed Big East. The addition of Western Kentucky adds to…

  15. Craig Neal named interim head coach to replace Steve Alford

    Mar 30, 2013, 2:31 PM EST

    Craig Neal

    New Mexico associate head coach Craig Neal has been named the interim head coach after the departure of Steve Alford to UCLA, multiple outlets are now reporting as having been made official. Neal has coached alongside Alford at New Mexico since 2007. Prior to that, he was also on the bench with Alford during his…

  16. Dedrique Taylor reportedly hired as head coach at Cal State Fullerton

    Mar 30, 2013, 1:46 PM EST

    Dedrique Taylor

    Cal State Fullerton will hire Arizona State associate head coach Dedrique Taylor the next head of its program, Andy Katz of ESPN.com is reporting. Taylor has served on the Arizona State staff under head coach Herb Sendek since Sendek took over the job in 2006. He previously served on staff at Nevada from 2004-06. He has…

  17. Steve Alford isn’t ideal for UCLA, but he’s a pretty good hire nonetheless

    Mar 30, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

    Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Championship - UNLV v New Mexico

    Seemingly out of no where on Saturday afternoon, news broke that UCLA had hired a head coach: Steve Alford of New Mexico, who had recently signed a 10-year contract extension with the Lobos. The reason it was so sudden? Well, Alford’s new contract doesn’t kick in until Monday, which means that his buyout would be…

  18. Is Gregg Marshall the coaching carousel’s greatest catch?

    Mar 30, 2013, 12:31 PM EST

    Wichita State Shockers head coach Marshall directs his team against the La Salle Explorers in their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    We’ve been hearing all week long about how young coaching stars Shaka Smart, Brad Stevens and Josh Pastner are signing big contract extensions and “turning down” open jobs at Minnesota, USC and UCLA. (UPDATE: Sources are reporting that Steve Alford of New Mexico has accepted the UCLA job.) I get it. Youth is attractive. It’s marketable.…

  19. Steve Alford reportedly hired as next coach at UCLA

    Mar 30, 2013, 11:54 AM EST

    Steve Alford

    UCLA has reportedly found its replacement for former coach Ben Howland. According to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, the Bruins have come to an agreement with New Mexico coach Steve Alford on a seven-year contract worth $2.6 million per year. Alford led New Mexico to both a Mountain West regular season and conference tournament title in…