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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Brandon Triche, No. 19 Syracuse find shooting touch in win over Seton Hall

    Mar 13, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Brandon Triche

    The final five games of the Big East regular season were unkind to Syracuse. The Orange lost four of five games down the stretch, shooting just over 37 percent from the floor in those defeats. Included in that was a 39-point performance against rival Georgetown, one of the lowest offensive outputs in school history. But…

  15. Report: Colorado State point guard Dorian Green out Wednesday

    Mar 13, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

    Dorian Green, Colton Iverson

    According to multiple reports, Colorado State’s starting point guard Dorian Green will not play tonight in the Rams’ Mountain West tournament quarterfinal due to an ankle injury: BREAKING: Colorado State senior PG Dorian Green (ankle) will NOT be playing today in @themwc quarterfinals vs. Fresno State. #mwbb — Geoff Grammer (@GeoffGrammer) March 13, 2013 Green,…

  16. D.J. Haley leaving VCU program on eve of A-10 tournament

    Mar 13, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

    DJ Haley

    Virginia Commonwealth reserve center D.J. Haley is leaving the school’s basketball program to focus on academics, head coach Shaka Smart announced in a release Wednesday. “We appreciate DJ’s contributions to our program over the past three years,” Smart said in a statement. “Unfortunately, he has decided that his heart is no longer invested in basketball.…

  17. 2013 Conference-USA tournament Preview

    Mar 13, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    Louisville v Memphis

    Conference-USA has centered around just one team the entire year. The Memphis Tigers have thoroughly dismantled the entire conference, finishing with an unblemished record in league play. While the Tigers have received national acclaim for their performances this season, the rest of the conference has been completely forgotten about, and with good reason. SMU made…

  18. Bubble Banter: Wednesday’s Losers

    Mar 13, 2013, 2:38 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Second Round

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. Providence: The Friars were a longshot, but they still had a chance to dance if they could put together a couple of wins at Madison Square Garden this week. Unfortunately, Ed Cooley’s club lost in to Cincinnati in their first…

  19. Bubble Banter: Wednesday’s Winners

    Mar 13, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Bearcats' Henton shoots as Providence Friars' Batts looks on in the first half of their NCAA men's college basketball game in New York

    This page will be updated throughout the day. Come back and feed your bubble fix. Cincinnati: The Bearcats were probably in even if they ended up losing to Providence in their first game in the Big East tournament, but Mick Cronin’s club erased all doubt by pounding on the Friars. Cincinnati has a decent RPI,…

  20. Report: San Jose State fires George Nessman

    Mar 13, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT


    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. After back-to-back nine win seasons, George Nessman has been fired as head coach at San Jose State. SJSU athletic director Gene Bleymaier made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon after the Spartans lost in the first round of the WAC Tournament. “George Nessman worked hard to create an…