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  1. Russ Smith’s 31 points helps Louisville hold off Oregon, advance to the Elite Eight

    Mar 29, 2013, 9:28 PM EST

    Louisville Cardinals Smith steals the ball from Oregon Ducks Dotson during their Midwest Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Indianapolis

    The Louisville Cardinals never trailed, jumped out to an early lead, and fought off a pair of Oregon Ducks runs in the second half, as the Cardinals secured another berth in the Elite Eight on Friday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in the Midwest Region with a 77-69 win. Russ Smith dominated the…

  2. Worldwide Wes denied access to credential areas at NCAA tournament (PICTURE)

    Mar 29, 2013, 8:09 PM EST

    Worldwide Wes

    William Wesley or better known as Worldwide Wes, is one of the more powerful people in the game of basketball. All of his connections weren’t enough to get him past the Lucas Oil Stadium security staff on Saturday night before the Oregon-Louisville game. As reported by Dan Wolken of USA Today a picture of Wes (as…

  3. Ben Jacobson, Northern Iowa agree to a 10-year extension

    Mar 29, 2013, 6:54 PM EST

    Ben Jacobson

    Another college basketball coach has locked up a lengthy extension. Friday afternoon, Northern Iowa head coach Ben Jacobson agreed to a 10-year deal that will keep him as the Panthers head coach until 2023. He joins the likes of VCU’s Shaka Smart and Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg as coaches to ink long-term deals with their…

  4. San Jose State hires Boise State assistant Dave Wojcik as head coach

    Mar 29, 2013, 5:36 PM EST

    Dave Wojcik

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. After being on the coaching staff for Boise State’s run to the NCAA tournament, Broncos associate head coach Dave Wojcik has been named head coach of San Jose State, according to Jeff Goodman of Sources confirmed this hire to CBS after 4 p.m. on Friday…

  5. Jim Boeheim and Buzz Williams: Two coaches that couldn’t be more different

    Mar 29, 2013, 4:50 PM EST

    Marquette v Miami

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the surface, it would seem like Marquette and Syracuse are similar programs. Both are members of the Big East this year and both will be leaving the Big East after this year. (Technically, Marquette is leaving the Big East to join the new Big East, but you get my point.) They’ve…

  6. Report: Brad Stevens confirms he will stay at Butler ending UCLA rumors

    Mar 29, 2013, 4:45 PM EST


    Brad Stevens will be in his third conference in as many seasons when the 2013-2014 campaign begins in October, however, Steven’s new home will not be the Pac-12 Conference. The 36-year-old coach announced that he will remain at Butler next season, ending speculation surrounding him and UCLA, according to multiple media outlets, including CBS, ESPN,…

  7. Three players, including forward Mike Shaw, to transfer from Illinois

    Mar 29, 2013, 3:49 PM EST

    University of Illinois coach John Groce reacts against the University of Miami during their third round NCAA basketball game in Austin, Texas

    While Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson are the most noteworthy seniors to be leaving the Illinois program, John Groce has some work to do in the recruiting trail when it comes to the Fighting Illini front court. Tyler Griffey and Sam McLaurin were also seniors, and Illinois’ five-member 2013 recruiting class includes forward Austin Colbert…

  8. Report: Racial discrimination led to Arsalan Kazemi leaving Rice for Oregon

    Mar 29, 2013, 2:27 PM EST

    Oregon's Dotson and Kazemi celebrate in the closing moments of the Ducks' win over Saint Louis during their NCAA basketball tournament third round game in San Jose

    In the months following the 2011-12 season there was a mass exodus of sorts from the Rice basketball program, as multiple players decided that they would be better off finishing their respective careers elsewhere. Originally the thought of many was that the school’s decision to not renew the contract of assistant coach Marco Morcos as…

  9. Report: Georgia Southern to hire Virginia Tech assistant Mark Byington

    Mar 29, 2013, 1:19 PM EST


    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Nearly three weeks ago Georgia Southern announced the decision to fire head coach Charlton Young, with the former Georgia Tech posting a record of 43 wins and 84 losses in four seasons at the Southern Conference school. Georgia Southern may once again go the ACC assistant…

  10. Rutgers sophomore wing Malick Kone to transfer

    Mar 29, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

    Malick Kone, Fuquan Edwin

    With two junior college wings in Rutgers’ incoming recruiting class, playing time was likely to be an issue for 6-6 sophomore guard/forward Malick Kone next season. On Friday morning it was reported that Kone, who averaged 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game this season, has decided to transfer. The news was first reported by…

  11. Ohio State’s LaQuinton Ross discusses his game-winning shot (VIDEO)

    Mar 29, 2013, 11:23 AM EST

    Arizona v Ohio State

    In two seasons in Columbus, forward LaQuinton Ross has gone from a player who rarely saw the floor to one of the important pieces in the Ohio State rotation. Ross scored 17 points in the Buckeyes’ 73-70 win over Arizona on Thursday night, with the final three points coming on a shot with 2.1 seconds…

  12. Four schools patiently await Andrew Wiggins’ decision (VIDEO)

    Mar 29, 2013, 10:45 AM EST

    Andrew Wiggins

    According to multiple scouting services Huntington Prep (W.Va.) senior Andrew Wiggins is the best basketball player in the 2013 recruiting class. An athletic wing, Wiggins has the ability to get to the rim and finish with authority while also being capable of knocking down perimeter shots. A native of Toronto and the son of former…

  13. Previewing the South Regional: Is Dunk City’s reign over?

    Mar 29, 2013, 10:22 AM EST

    Deshawn Stephens, Chase Fieler

    Favorite: Florida Are the Gators the best team left in the South? I don’t know. I don’t think anyone does. What I do know, however, is that the Gators will play their first game in the regional against a team that finished in second place in the Atlantic Sun in Florida Gulf Coast. The Gators…

  14. Previewing the Midwest Regional: Is it 2009 all over again?

    Mar 29, 2013, 9:35 AM EST

    Colorado State v Louisville

    Favorite: Louisville The Cardinals have been the most impressive team in the NCAA tournament to date, and it’s all thanks to their defense. It’s simply been overwhelming, and it’s not like they are changing anything. Louisville is just doing what they do on a nightly basis. Russ Smith, Peyton Siva and Kevin Ware pressure their…

  15. Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State agree to ten-year deal through 2023

    Mar 29, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Iowa State Cyclones head coach Hoiberg reacts to a call during their third round NCAA tournament basketball game against Ohio State Buckeyes in Dayton

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. On the heels of leading his alma mater to its second consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg became a hot commodity with some outlets reporting Minnesota’s interest in him as the replacement for the recently fired Tubby Smith. But Hoiberg won’t be…

  16. The Morning Mix

    Mar 29, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Aaron Craft

    Four spots in the Elite Eight were handed out last night. Ohio State won on yet another game-winning 3-pointer. Wichita State looked like a legitimate Final Four team against La Salle. Marquette made Miami look like, well, Miami and Syracuse roughed up Indiana worse than any team had done this season. Four more games are…

  17. 2013 NCAA Tournament in Pictures: Sweet 16

    Mar 29, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

    Indiana v Syracuse

    The first weekend of March Madness has come and gone. It was a tremendous weekend of exciting basketball that feature great games, outstanding plays and entertaining finishes. As the Madness unfolds throughout the country, we’ll be monitoring the great moments, spectacular plays and exciting finishes. – Day 1 – Day 2 – Day 3 -…

  18. Syracuse shuts downs Indiana at both ends of the floor

    Mar 29, 2013, 4:00 AM EST

    Indiana v Syracuse

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Syracuse was not supposed to be in the Elite Eight. Not with No. 1-seed Indiana, not on a court in which they were blown out by 22 points less than a month ago. But thanks to a career-high 24 points from Michael Carter-Williams, the Syracuse Orange advanced to the Elite Eight with…

  19. Off night shouldn’t overshadow La Salle’s NCAA tournament success

    Mar 29, 2013, 2:35 AM EST

    Wichita St. v La Salle

    Despite the fact that he was cleared to play on Wednesday, La Salle center Steve Zack wasn’t in position to help out the Explorers in the paint against a tough Wichita State squad. According to head coach Dr. John Giannini the 6-11 big man experienced pain and swelling in his left foot after going through…