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  1. Khalif Wyatt, Temple hang on to beat N.C. State

    Mar 22, 2013, 4:01 PM EST

    Temple v North Carolina State

    Leading 38-22 at the half, East Region 9-seed Temple looked poised to put 8-seed N.C. State away with relative ease and pick up the program’s second NCAA tournament victory since reaching the Sweet 16 in 2001 (they beat Penn State in the 2011 tournament). The Wolfpack would make things interesting in the second half, cutting…

  2. 2013 NCAA Tournament in Pictures: Day 2

    Mar 22, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Duke v Albany

    The second day of March Madness is here. As the Madness unfolds throughout the country, we’ll be monitoring the great moments, spectacular plays and exciting finishes. Here are some of the best pictures from day two of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. You an contact Troy Machir on Twitter at @TroyMachir

  3. Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss advance past Wisconsin

    Mar 22, 2013, 2:44 PM EST

    Wisconsin Badgers guard Marshall holds on to the ball as Mississippi Rebels guard Henderson, guard Brust and Millinghaus scramble during the Rebels' win in the second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament at the Sprint Center in Kansas City

    Marshall Henderson will have to play for free for at least one more game. The Ole Miss gunslinger shook off a 1-11 first half performance to finish with 19 points, hitting three big threes down the stretch as the No. 12 seed Rebels knocked off No. 5 seed Wisconsin, 57-46. Perhaps the most impressive aspect…

  4. Duke shows qualities of a champion in first tourney game

    Mar 22, 2013, 2:38 PM EST

    Duke v Albany

    Duke beat Albany 73-61. Big deal, right? You’d better believe it’s a big deal to a team that got bounced by C.J. McCullom and the Lehigh Mountain Hawks in a similar seeding situation last year. Missouri didn’t learn the lessons of 2012, so it’s meaningful to note that Duke did. This year, the Duke machine…

  5. VIDEO: Boeheim states “This is not my last year” at Syracuse

    Mar 22, 2013, 12:54 PM EST

    Jim Boeheim

    We’ve been tracking the speculation about Jim Boeheim’s possible retirement here at CBT. We’ll give you a second to catch up: Syracuse apologizes for tweet speculating about Jim Boeheim retiring Jim Boeheim’s postgame comments fuel retirement speculation Speculation about Jim Boeheim’s retirement isn’t going to go away Syracuse investigation will ramp up Boeheim retirement speculation…

  6. UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad year older than originally thought

    Mar 22, 2013, 12:47 PM EST

    Shabazz Muhammad

    On the day of UCLA’s NCAA tournament opener against 11-seed Minnesota in Austin an interesting story on Ron Holmes, the father of freshman wing Shabazz Muhammad, was published in the Los Angeles Times. According to Ken Bensinger’s story the father of the Pac-12 Co-Freshman of the Year, initially stated that Muhammad was 19 and born…

  7. It’s Philly Friday as city’s underdog teams take the court

    Mar 22, 2013, 11:59 AM EST

    Pennsylvania Daily Life

    I thought the state of Kansas might have something to crow about if Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State – the only DI programs the state has to offer – all made it to the weekend. Now, imagine you live in the city of Philadelphia, where not only have three of the Big Five made…

  8. Furman head coach Jeff Jackson resigns after seven seasons

    Mar 22, 2013, 11:20 AM EST

    jackson

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. In seven seasons at Furman head coach Jeff Jackson managed to eclipse the 20-win plateau just once, winning 22 games in 2010-11. After flirting with the .500 mark last season (15-16) the Paladins went 7-24 (3-15 SoCon) this season, ultimately leading to Jackson stepping down Friday as…

  9. How Harvard went from a laughing stock to a Cinderella

    Mar 22, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Harvard guard Saunders takes a shot while defended by New Mexico center Kirk during the second half of their second round NCAA tournament basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah

    On Thursday night, Harvard won their first-ever NCAA tournament game in their second NCAA tournament appearance since 1946. That’s impressive, especially when you consider the fact that, when head coach Tommy Amaker took over the program, Harvard basketball was a joke. They had never won a conference title or 20 games in a season. In…

  10. Troubled Hofstra hoops program fires coach Mo Cassara

    Mar 22, 2013, 10:40 AM EST

    Cassara

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Per Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, Hofstra University has fired head basketball coach Mo Cassara. The only thing odd about this firing is that it wasn’t announced immediately at season’s end. We all know a coach can be fired for losing games, and Hofstra did that recently, losing 47…

  11. VIDEO: Harvard’s band welcomes victorious Crimson to hotel

    Mar 22, 2013, 10:04 AM EST

    Tommy Amaker

    We’re used to seeing pure chaos in the wake of an upset win. Leave it to the Harvard Crimson band to get organized even in the heat of celebration. They’re wearing ties, after all.   h/t to the ever-alert Matt Norlander and his mobile phone.

  12. FIU considering daring new court design

    Mar 22, 2013, 9:45 AM EST

    Richard Pitino

    While the FIU Panthers aren’t playing in the NCAA tournament the first season of the Richard Pitino era resulted in a much-improved product on the court in Miami. The Panthers (18-14) improved their win total by ten games and reached the title game of the Sun Belt tournament, where they fell to Western Kentucky. With…

  13. The Morning Mix

    Mar 22, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Seth Davis

    Day two of the madness is here. Today’s Mix is light because you need to be rested and ready to go for another full day of hoops. Do a quick prep session prior to tip-off, then sit back and enjoy the hoops. Enjoy the madness. Read of the Day: Davidson’s season came to an unexpected…

  14. Tourney Preview: Khalif Wyatt, Nova-UNC, McBuckets highlight the day

    Mar 22, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

    Khalif Wyatt

    GAME OF THE DAY: 1:40 PM: (9) Temple vs (8) North Carolina State — TBS NC State wants to do nothing other than get out and run the floor. They don’t defend. They don’t even really execute in the half court. They want to run and they want to get their talent in a position to…

  15. Late Night Snacks: Recapping the tournament’s first REAL day

    Mar 22, 2013, 2:26 AM EST

    Bucknell v Butler

    PLAYER OF THE DAY: Andrew Smith, Butler Smith finished with 14 points and 16 boards in the Bulldog’s win over No. 11 seed Bucknell. He also hit a three midway through the second half that not only was Butler’s first on the afternoon (they were 0-14 from distance up to that point) but also helped…

  16. 2013 NCAA Tournament in Pictures: Day 1

    Mar 22, 2013, 2:10 AM EST

    Siyani Chambers

    The first day of March Madness is here. As the Madness unfolds throughout the country, we’ll be monitoring the great moments, spectacular plays and exciting finishes. Here are some of the best pictures from day one of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. You contact Troy Machir on Twitter at @TroyMachir

  17. New Mexico’s offensive issues prove fatal in Salt Lake City

    Mar 22, 2013, 1:27 AM EST

    New Mexico v Harvard

    A poor shooting team for much of the season, Mountain West champion New Mexico won 29 games due in large part to their ability to get to the foul line and defend. That formula didn’t work on Thursday night however, as Harvard shot 52.4% from the field and upset the Lobos 68-62 in Salt Lake…

  18. No. 4 Syracuse advances to take on No. 12 Cal

    Mar 22, 2013, 1:23 AM EST

    Montana v Syracuse

    And you thought VCU’s 88-42 win over Akron was the worst beatdown of the day? I guess you went to bed before No. 4 seed Syracuse played No. 13 seed Montana. The Orange beat Montana 81-34. Seriously. Montana shot 11-54 from the floor for the game. That’s 20.4%. They were 4-31 from three, which is…

  19. No. 5 VCU advances to take on No. 4 Michigan

    Mar 22, 2013, 12:55 AM EST

    VCU Rams Briante Weber shoots in front of Akron Zips Carmelo Betancourt

    I feel bad for Akron, because when they were at 100%, this was a good basketball team. But they were anything but 100% heading into the NCAA tournament, as starting point guard Alex Abreu was arrested and suspended and three key pieces were either sick or injured heading into Thursday night’s opening round game. Oh,…

  20. Harvard upsets New Mexico for school’s first-ever NCAA tournament win

    Mar 22, 2013, 12:23 AM EST

    Harvard guard Laurent Rivard gestures after hitting a three-point-shot during their second round NCAA tournament basketball game against New Mexico in Salt Lake City, Utah

    There were more than a few people who believed on Selection Sunday that the New Mexico Lobos were capable of not only making the program’s first-ever Sweet 16 appearance, but possibly even getting to Atlanta. Harvard put an end to those ambitions in Salt Lake City, upsetting the 3-seed in the West Region by the…