NCAA Tournament

ANN ARBOR, MI - MARCH 03: Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans talks with head coach Tom Izzo during the second half while playing the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Center on March 3, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 58-57. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Memphis Tops St. Mary’s; Takes On MSU Saturday

When D.J. Stephens is dunking and blocking shots, Memphis looks like a team that could make an extended run in this NCAA tournament.

03/22/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 21: Briante Weber #2 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams drives for a shot attempt against the Akron Zips during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 21, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

VCU Smashes Akron; Michigan Next

VCU was at its best, pressing, running — and winning with ease.

03/22/2013

Kelly Olynyk #13 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs with the ball against Javan Mitchell #44 of the Southern University Jaguars in the second half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at EnergySolutions Arena on March 21, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Gonzaga Pulls Out 64-58 Win Over Southern

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It was every frontrunner’s nightmare. Top-seeded Gonzaga ran into a No. 16 seed that wasn’t playing like one, a crowd itching for an upset and the very real prospect of […]

03/22/2013

Gorgui Dieng #10 and Luke Hancock #11 of the Louisville Cardinals go up for a rebound against the North Carolina A&T Aggies during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Rupp Arena on March 21, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Top Seed Louisville Rolls To 79-48 Rout Of NC A&T

Russ Smith scored 23 points and set a Louisville NCAA tournament record with a career-high eight steals, and Peyton Siva had eight assists as the Cardinals demolished North Carolina A&T 79-48 on Thursday night.

03/22/2013

Trey Burke #3 and Nik Stauskas #11 of the Michigan Wolverines react after they won 71-56 against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 21, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Beats South Dakota State 71-56

Glenn Robinson III scored 21 points and Mitch McGary added 13 points and nine rebounds, helping fourth-seeded Michigan overcome a rough night for Trey Burke in a 71-56 NCAA tournament win over 13th-seeded South Dakota State on Thursday night.

03/22/2013

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MN Player Helps Lift Harvard Over New Mexico In NCAA Upset

The NCAA Tournament is already giving people a lot to talk about, and it’s also busting a lot of brackets. But the biggest upset of the day came with the help of a young man from Golden Valley, Minn.

03/22/2013

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Gophers’ Smith, UCLA’s Howland Feeling Pressure

When Minnesota and UCLA meet Friday in the NCAA tournament, the winning coach just might put the loser out of his job.

03/21/2013

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3rd-Seeded Michigan State Beats No. 14 Valpo 65-54

Derrick Nix got a pass down low, backed up his beefy body to put an opponent on his back and scored. For much of Michigan State’s NCAA tournament-opening win, it was as easy as giving Nix the ball and getting out of his way.

03/21/2013

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Smith’s Double-Double Leads Butler To 68-56 Win

Andrew Smith had a double-double with a career-high 16 rebounds and 14 points, and Butler made 18 of 20 free throws down the stretch to hold off upset-minded Bucknell 68-56 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.

03/21/2013

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Rothstein: Thursday’s NCAA Tournament Primer; Picks, Upset Alert & More

Oklahoma State had a terrific season, but got by far the toughest draw out of any five-seed in the bracket. Keep an eye on Oregon.

03/21/2013

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NCAA Investigating Syracuse? Boeheim Brushes Off ‘Annual’ Reports

Syracuse has been under investigation for possible NCAA violations, mostly in its basketball program, for at least a year, according to two reports.

03/21/2013

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Best Bars To Watch College Basketball In Minnesota

Catch the college basketball tournament at these popular Minnesota sports bars.

03/21/2013

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Can Gophers Upset UCLA?

How does the No. 11-seeded Gophers men’s basketball team recover from a three-game losing skid to beat No. 6-seeded UCLA in the NCAA tournament?

03/20/2013

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Prediction Machine: Pitt One Of The Favorites To Make Final Four

Paul Bessire, better known by the name of his simulation program, “The Prediction Machine,” joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday to offer the machine’s advice for filling out brackets this year.

03/20/2013

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Sacramento Psychic Predicts NCAA Tournament Outcomes

With her mind wide open and her eyes tightly shut, a Sacramento spiritual psychic says she can see the future, even predicting March Madness winners.

03/20/2013

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President Obama Continues Tourney Tradition, Reveals His NCAA Bracket

In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.

03/20/2013

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Rising Star: Creighton Junior Doug McDermott

It’s been one tremendous season for Creighton. From the rumors that Creighton will be one of the new teams invited to the Big East to the terrific season for the Bluejays, culminating in a No. 7-seed in the NCAA tournament.

03/19/2013

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Rothstein: 68 Reasons To Be Excited For The NCAA Tournament

Louisville’s pressure. Jim Boeheim’s postgame press conferences. HAVOC. Coach K’s drive for five. Get pumped, people — it’s tourney time!

03/19/2013

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Russ Smith Plays Through Grief

Russ Smith last spoke with his former high school coach, Jack Curran, less than three weeks ago. They talked about how well Smith had been playing for Louisville this season.

03/18/2013

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Marquette Coach Buzz Williams Leads Team Despite Never Playing College Basketball

It’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.

03/18/2013

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Big East: One More Time, With Feeling

The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.

03/18/2013

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Jon Rothstein’s NCAA Tournament Primer: Picks, Upset Alerts And Players To Watch

It’s that time again! See which teams hoops expert Jon Rothstein has moving on from each region in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

03/18/2013

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Five Things: Goodbye Big East, Buckeyes Win Big Ten, And West Coast Blues

Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.

03/18/2013

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Louisville Top Overall; Kansas, Indiana, Gonzaga Also No. 1 Seeds

Louisville earned the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament Sunday, while Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga also received No. 1s after a topsy-turvy regular season and another round of weekend upsets.

03/18/2013

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Gophers Get No. 11 Seed For NCAA Tourney, Play UCLA

Minnesota made the NCAA tournament for the first time in three years, and the Gophers had their best record against ranked teams in Tubby Smith’s six seasons here.

03/17/2013

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