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Rick Pitino celebrates with his team. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Louisville In Final Four With 72-68 Win Over Florida

Once upon a time, Billy Donovan took Rick Pitino on an improbable ride to the Final Four.

Twenty-five years later, Pitino is heading back after another unbelievable run — one capped with an amazing late-game rally that left his old protege wondering what the heck happened.

03/24/2012

Cardinals Knock Off Top-Seeded Spartans 57-44

Chane Behanan scored 15 points and Gorgui Dieng anchored Louisville’s stifling defense with seven blocked shots, helping the Cardinals knock off top-seeded Michigan State 57-44 Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals.

03/23/2012

Darius Johnson-Odom #1 of the Marquette Golden Eagles drives on Casey Prather #24 and Scottie Wilbekin #5 of the Florida Gators in the first half during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional Semifinal game at US Airways Center on March 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Beal’s 21 Lifts Fla. To 68-58 Win Over Marquette

Bradley Beal, the freshman with NBA written all over him, scored 21 points on 8-for-10 shooting Thursday night to help the Gators to a 68-58 victory over Marquette.

03/23/2012

A shirt featuring the Baylor University slogan 'Sic 'Em' (Ryan Crowe/CBSDFW)

Baylor, Xavier Seek Spot In South Regional Final

The Bears and Musketeers are building their own impressive resumes heading into their round of 16 matchup Friday night for a spot in Sunday’s South Regional final.

03/23/2012

Syracuse's C.J. Fair goes in for a dunk against Wisconsin in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament on March 22, 2012 in Boston. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Syracuse Survives Gutsy Wisconsin, Moves On To Elite 8

C.J. Fair broke out of a scoring slump with 15 points and top-seeded Syracuse held on for a 64-63 victory over fourth-seeded Wisconsin on Thursday night in the East Regional semifinals.

03/23/2012

Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts in the second half while taking on the Creighton Bluejays during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Friday’s Sweet 16 Primer

The Tarheels looked like they were headed straight towards a collision course with Kentucky in the National Championship game, but all of that came to a screeching halt when Kendall Marshall fractured his right wrist.

03/23/2012

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Rothstein Files: Thursday’s Sweet 16 Primer

Jon Rothstein breaks down Thursday’s Sweet 16 games and makes predictions for the four matchups.

03/22/2012

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Michigan State Takes On Louisville In The Sweet Sixteen

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo marches around players much taller than he is, clapping and barking out orders, imploring them to run faster, work harder as they race around the court.

03/22/2012

Angel Rodriguez #13 of the Kansas State Wildcats drives in the second half against Rakeem Christmas #25 of the Syracuse Orange during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Defense The Key In Syracuse – Wisconsin Matchup

Defense will be the key when top-seeded Syracuse faces fourth-seeded Wisconsin in the East Regional semifinals on Thursday night. It’s just going to be which style will prevail.

03/22/2012

Kendall Marshall (credit: Streeter Lecker / Getty Images)

Kendall Marshall Injury Stirs Memories Of 1984 At UNC

North Carolina is reliving a 28-year-old nightmare.

In 1984, the Tar Heels began the year favored to win the national basketball championship — but their point guard broke his wrist.

03/21/2012

Baylor Bears mascot Bruiser performs during a basketball game. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Baylor Has Made A Remarkable Rise Of Redemption

Buddy Jones, the board chairman of the Baylor University regents, is in constant awe of all the great things his school is experiencing these days.

03/21/2012

Angel Rodriguez. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

5 Southern Miss Band Members Lose Scholarships Over Chant

Five members of the University of Southern Mississippi pep band have lost their scholarship after participating in a racially-insensitive chant during the NCAA Tournament last week.

03/20/2012

Kendall Marshall #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels prepares to play against the Creighton Bluejays in the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Five Things To Watch If North Carolina Plays Without Kendall Marshall

The Tarheels are the best transition team in college basketball — with Kendall Marshall running the point. Without him, they’ll need to focus on maximizing their greatest strength and that’s their size.

03/20/2012

Kendall Marshall #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels goes up for a shot against Ethan Wragge #34 of the Creighton Bluejays in the game's second half.  (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Tar Heels’ Kendall Marshall Breaks Bone In Right Wrist

North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall broke a bone in his right wrist during the second half of Sunday’s win against Creighton in the NCAA tournament.

03/18/2012

Head coach Billy Donovan of the Florida Gators talks with Kenny Boynton #1. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Florida Gators Denies Norfolk State’s Hopes For An Upset

Florida gave the 15th-seeded Spartans no hope of pulling another bracket-shaking upset in the NCAA tournament, taking control of Sunday’s game early and coasting to an 84-50 victory.

03/18/2012

John Henson (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

John Henson Returning For UNC Against Creighton

North Carolina junior John Henson will play against Creighton in the NCAA tournament.

03/18/2012

Lorenzo Brown #2 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack grabs a rebound against Hollis Thompson #1 of the Georgetown Hoyas in the second half during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's basketball tournament at Nationwide Arena on March 18, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Wolfpack Erase Early Deficit, Hang On To Top Hoyas

Lorenzo Brown hit three free throws in the final 10.6 seconds and North Carolina State conjured up its glorious tradition with a 66-63 upset of third-seeded Georgetown in a Midwest Regional on Sunday.

03/18/2012

Will Sheehey, 10, celebrates as Indiana defeats VCU in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the team's first Sweet 16 appearance under Tom Crean. (credit: Getty Images)

Indiana Rallies To Top VCU 63-61

Will Sheehey made a 15-footer from the baseline with 12.7 seconds left after a shot was blocked right to him and No. 4 seed Indiana rallied to beat VCU 63-61 in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday.

03/17/2012

Jae Crowder #32 of the Marquette Golden Eagles celebrates the 62-53 victory against the Murray State Racers during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 15, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Crowder Leads Marquette Past Murray State, 62-53

Down late yet again, Jae Crowder scored six points during a decisive 14-2 run, and the third-seeded Golden Eagles pulled away from Murray State for a 62-53 victory Saturday that sends the Golden Eagles into next weekend’s West Regional semifinals.

03/17/2012

Wisconsin celebrates its 60-57 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday, sending them to the Sweet 16. (credit: Getty Images)

Wisconsin Holds Off Vanderbilt 60-57

Ryan Evans scored 11 points and grabbed a crucial rebound in the closing seconds, helping Wisconsin hold off Vanderbilt 60-57 Saturday night to advance to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

03/17/2012

Jared Sullinger, left, led Ohio State to its third straight Sweet 16 berth Saturday against Gonzaga. (credit: Getty Images)

Ohio State Pulls Away From Gonzaga For 73-66 Win

Jared Sullinger scored 18 points, including two big baskets in the final 3 minutes to lead Ohio State past Gonzaga 73-66 on Saturday and into the round of 16.

03/17/2012

Scoop Jardine and Brandon Triche of the Syracuse Orange celebrate a play with teammates against the Kansas State Wildcats during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 17, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Syracuse Advances Past Kansas State, Into ‘Sweet Sixteen’

Scoop Jardine’s 16 points helped lead the #1 seed Syracuse defeat the Kansas State Wildcats, 75-59. The Orange advance onto Sweet Sixteen.

03/17/2012

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Dear Duke, Happy St. Patrick’s Day

After their early exit in the NCAA tournament yesterday I wanted to wish Duke a happy St. Patrick’s Day. The boys blue now have the day off to enjoy all the festivities this day has to offer, the parades, green beer, corned beef, and Irish Car Bombs. In fact it has been a rough year for the Dookies, they need to have today off.

03/17/2012

Kyle O'Quinn #10 and Brandon Wheeless #24 of the Norfolk State Spartans celebrate after they won 86-84 against the Missouri Tigers.  (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

No. 2 Seed Mizzou Falls To No. 15 Norfolk St 86-84 In NCAA Tournament

Missouri coach Frank Haith implored his team not to overlook Norfolk State. He spent all week trying to prove to his players that the Spartans were better than a No. 15 seed.

03/16/2012

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 16:  Head coach Brett Reed of the Lehigh Mountain Hawks reacts after the Mountain Hawks defeat Duke. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

C.J. McCollum Leads Lehigh In Shocking Upset Of Duke

C.J. McCollum scored 30 points and Lehigh upset Duke 75-70 to become the second No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 during a wild Friday in the NCAA tournament.

03/16/2012

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