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  1. Greg Christopher named new athletic director at Xavier

    Mar 25, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

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    Xavier announced the hiring of new athletic director Greg Christopher on Monday afternoon. Christopher replaces Mike Bobinski, who left to become the new athletic director at Georgia Tech. “I am honored to be joining Xavier Nation,” said Christopher in a release. “The institution’s values and tradition of excellence in both academics and athletics make this…

  2. Marshall Henderson flips off crowd following loss to La Salle (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:36 PM EST

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    So we’ve finally found it. We all heard the story yesterday about Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson giving the double-finger salute to the Kansas City crowd following a loss to La Salle in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Now, we have video proof. After the game, Henderson told reporters that a fan (or…

  3. No. 1-seed UConn women use 17-0 run to roll over 8-seed Vanderbilt

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:19 PM EST

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    The UConn women picked right up after their blowout first round win over Idaho by dispatching of Vanderbilt 77-44 in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament. The Huskies never trailed, and pushed their 37-24 halftime lead thanks to a 17-0 run to open the second half. UConn held the Commodores without point for…

  4. The Crossover: Wichita State better story than FGCU? (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2013, 9:44 PM EST

    Florida Gulf Coast Eagles bench cheers during The Eagles win over the San Diego State Aztecs in their third  round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

    College basketball analyst Vin Parise joins The Crossover to talk about the best Cinderella story, if Ben Howland is having the worst week ever, how bad Dave Briggs’ bracket is, and more. Follow David Harten on Twitter at @David_Harten

  5. Maryland’s Seth Allen out for rest of NIT with broken hand

    Mar 25, 2013, 9:12 PM EST

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    Seth Allen will miss the remainder of the NIT for Maryland after breaking a bone in his shooting hand. The injury, which is on his left hand, occurred in practice on Sunday. Allen, a freshman, has averaged 7.8 points per game this season for Mark Turgeon’s program. “It’s a big blow to us because of…

  6. FGCU turns to fundraising to increase Andy Enfield’s contract

    Mar 25, 2013, 8:45 PM EST

    Florida Gulf Coast Eagles coach Enfield shouts instructions to his players during their win over the San Diego State Aztecs in their third round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia Pennsylvania

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Andy Enfield’s name is no doubt the hottest in college coaching at the moment. That’ll happen when you lead a team from the Atlantic Sun Confernce into the Sweet 16, and to top it off, become the first 15 seed to ever make it that…

  7. Norvel Pelle, top center in ’11 class, to enter NBA Draft

    Mar 25, 2013, 8:15 PM EST

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    Norvel Pelle’s collegiate career is over after two commitments and zero games played. The no. 1 center in the 2011 high school class will enter the 2013 NBA Draft, according to Yahoo! Sports Marc J. Spears. Pelle committed to St. John’s after the 2011 season, but due to a nomadic high school career, he wasn’t…

  8. Ohio State’s Aaron Craft talks buzzer-beater over Iowa State (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2013, 6:40 PM EST

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    Aaron Craft talks about the game winning three pointer that he hit to propel Ohio State over Iowa State in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

  9. Jackson State hires Wayne Brent to replace Tevester Anderson

    Mar 25, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Jackson State has hired Wayne Brent as its next men’s basketball coach, replacing Tevester Anderson, who announced his retirement last week. Brent is taking an unusual path to the Tigers program, after spending a majority of the last decade in the high school coaching ranks.…

  10. 2013 NCAA Tournament in Pictures: Best of the First Weekend

    Mar 25, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

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    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 -…

  11. FGCU’s Brett Comer: My dad is the reason I’m here (VIDEO)

    Mar 25, 2013, 4:45 PM EST

    Florida Gulf Coast v San Diego State

    Florida Gulf Coast guard Brett Comer talks with Dan Patrick about his school’s improbable run to the Sweet 16. A little more than three years ago, Comer’s dad died of cancer. Comer discusses how hard it is to look up at the stands during games, because his father isn’t there.

  12. Sweet 16 Reset: The South Region

    Mar 25, 2013, 4:39 PM EST

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    On Thursday evening, the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 play will begin, meaning we’ll be four days away from finding out who the four teams are that will be playing for the national title in Atlanta. And in case you spent the past four days living under a rock or on a really, really long flight…

  13. Sweet 16 Reset: The Midwest Region

    Mar 25, 2013, 3:54 PM EST

    University of Louisville's Smith fights to get shot off under pressure from Colorado State's defense NCAA basketball game in Lexington

    On Thursday evening, the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 play will begin, meaning we’ll be four days away from finding out who the four teams are that will be playing for the national title in Atlanta. And in case you spent the past four days living under a rock or on a really, really long flight…

  14. Sweet 16 Resets: The West Region

    Mar 25, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Harvard v Arizona

    On Thursday evening, the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 play will begin, meaning we’ll be four days away from finding out who the four teams are that will be playing for the national title in Atlanta. And in case you spent the past four days living under a rock or on a really, really long flight…

  15. Sweet 16 Resets: The East Region

    Mar 25, 2013, 2:45 PM EST

    Temple v Indiana

    On Thursday evening, the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 play will begin, meaning we’ll be four days away from finding out who the four teams are that will be playing for the national title in Atlanta. And in case you spent the past four days living under a rock or on a really, really long flight…

  16. Breaking Down the Sweet 16: Key matchups in each game

    Mar 25, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

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    We’re down to the Sweet 16, when teams will have more time to study unfamiliar opponents and figure out what needs to be done in order to advance. With that in mind, here are the key individual match-ups for each of the eight Sweet 16 games that will be played later this week. Click here to…

  17. VIDEO: La Salle celebrates their Sweet 16 appearance

    Mar 25, 2013, 1:30 PM EST

    La Salle Explorers celebrate their win over Mississippi Rebels in the third round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament in Kansas City, Missouri

    You don’t think these kids wanted it? My favorite line? Tyreek Duren: “Shout out to my Grandma, she’s mad I ain’t shout her out all week.” Can’t be mad anymore, Grandma.

  18. NCAA tournament’s first week gets highest ratings in 23 years

    Mar 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

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    Here’s the info, straight from the press release that Turner and CBS Sports sent out this morning: [The first week averaged] a 6.3/14 overnight rating/share, the highest rating for the opening week of the NCAA Tournament in 23 years, when the tournament expanded to its current format, according to Nielsen metered market ratings. The networks’ combined…

  19. Minnesota makes it official, formally fires Tubby Smith

    Mar 25, 2013, 12:45 PM EST

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    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Tubby Smith has been officially fired by Minnesota. The university announced that Smith, who has been at the school since the 2007-08 season, has been relieved of his duties as head coach. Smith issued a statement in the release on the school’s website. “I want to…

  20. VIDEO: How come no one is talking about No. 13 seed La Salle?

    Mar 25, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    La Salle v Ole Miss

    Perhaps the most impressive thing about Florida Gulf Coast’s run to the Sweet 16 is that it has not only completely overshadowed the fact that a No. 13 seed that played in the First Four has made it to the Sweet 16, it makes it seem downright normal that that No. 13 seed — La…