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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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Rothstein Files: Friday’s NCAA Tournament Primer

The Madness is on! Find out what to expect — and which names to keep track of — throughout Friday’s action.

03/16/2012

LIU's Jim Ferry (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

No. 16 LIU Ready To Prove Doubters Wrong, Give Bracket A Brooklyn-Style Shock

Make no mistake, the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds are a New York team, a melting pot of talent with the city’s street smarts and swagger to back it up.

03/16/2012

Jordan Taylor and Josh Gasser celebrate their NCAA Tournament win over Montana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Evans, Taylor Lead Wisconsin past Montana 73-49

Jordan Taylor scored 17 points, dished out six assists and pulled down eight rebounds in the Badgers’ 73-49 rout of Montana in the East Regional on Thursday.

03/16/2012

Jae Crowder (left) and Junior Cadougan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Led By Crowder’s 25, Marquette Holds Off BYU 88-68

Jae Crowder finished with 25 points and 16 rebounds, Darius Johnson-Odom had 12 of his 20 points in the second half and Marquette withstood another furious BYU rally for an 88-68 victory.

03/16/2012

Cody Zeller of the Indiana Hoosiers dunks the ball in the first half against New Mexico State Aggies in the second round of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Rose Garden Arena on March 15, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Indiana Impressive In 79-66 Win Over NM State

Next up: Shaka Smart and those bracket-busting upstarts from VCU.

03/16/2012

Aaron Craft of the Ohio State Buckeyes passes the ball against the Loyola Greyhounds during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 15, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Ohio State Cruises Past Loyola, Md. 78-59

Jared Sullinger added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Buckeyes (28-7), who dominated the smaller Greyhounds inside, finishing with a 49-24 rebound advantage.

03/16/2012

Wesley Saunders #23 of the Harvard Crimson shoots against Rod Odom #45 of the Vanderbilt Commodores in the second half of the game during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Pit on March 15, 2012 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Vanderbilt won 79-70 in regulation. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Vanderbilt Defeats Harvard 79-70

Except for a late, desperate rally, the Ivy League’s best wasn’t much of a match for the only private school in the SEC. John Jenkins made all six of his late free throws and scored 27 points Thursday to help Vanderbilt hold off Harvard 79-70.

03/16/2012

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Loyola Coach: ‘We Probably Have Little Chance Of Winning’ Against Buckeyes

Ohio State has four sophomore starters and one bad NCAA tournament memory. A No. 2 seed this year, Ohio State starts a run at a 10th Final Four when it plays 15th-seeded Loyola (Md.) on Thursday night in the second round of the East Regional.

03/15/2012

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Texas, Cincinnati Grow Up On Path To NCAA tourney

With six freshmen, Texas coach Rick Barnes planned on the Longhorns needing more than one year to come of age.

03/15/2012

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UConn Set To Open Quest For NCAA Repeat Against Tough Iowa State

UConn may have a rough go to kick off their title defense. The Iowa Cyclones are not exactly slouches, having knocked off Big 12 behemoths Kansas, Baylor and Kansas State this year.

03/15/2012

Anthony Davis (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: 64 Reasons To Love The NCAA Tournament

Who doesn’t love the NCAA tourney? Jon Rothstein tells us why this year’s tournament will live up to its March Madness moniker.

03/15/2012

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