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Dakari Johnson #44 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives against Darius Carter #12 of the Wichita State Shockers. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: March Sadness Ends Cinderella Story

We’re being told this is a classic tournament, with juggernauts about to collide like meteors over Texas, and a classic Final Four in store for us. Depends on your view of classic. Does an Arizona – Florida Finals sound unprecedented? Is that must-see TV?

03/27/2014

Devin Oliver #5 of the Dayton Flyers reacts after defeating the Syracuse Orange 55-53 in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Opening Weekend

By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.

03/24/2014

The Wichita State Shockers celebrate after beating the Missouri State Bears 68-45. (credit: Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ides (And Idols) Of March

March Madness is a lifeline in an otherwise barren winter sports calendar, an essential bridge between football and baseball

03/21/2014

Will Yeguete #15 of the Florida Gators (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Five Things: Life On The Bubble And Selection Sunday

A great weekend of hoops culminated in Sunday’s selection show. With the field set, the real madness can begin.

03/17/2014

Jabari Parker #1 of the Duke Blue Devils (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Bids And Wichita’s Perfection

In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.

03/10/2014

Guard Fred VanVleet #23 of the Wichita State Shockers (credit: Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Wichita State Guard Fred VanVleet

A back-up to Malcolm Armstead on last year’s Final Four team, VanVleet has helped lead Wichita to a 25-0 record and No. 4 ranking.

02/11/2014

Mitch McGary after Michigan's loss to Louisville in the NCAA championship game. (Photo: screen grab)

Michigan’s McGary Plans To Wake Up Today And ‘Get Back At It’

But he sidestepped one big question — Will he return to Michigan next season?

04/09/2013

Louisville teammates celebrate win over Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Getty Images/Streeter Lecka)

Louisville Beats Michigan 82-76 For NCAA Title

Relentless Louisville rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.

04/09/2013

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Wolverine Fans Praise Team After Loss

University of Michigan basketball fans in Ann Arbor took the heartbreaking loss as well as could be expected.

04/09/2013

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Five Things: Cards Find A Way And Reserves Shine For Wolverines

Tonight, the No. 1 overall seed takes on a team once ranked No. 1 and now playing its best basketball. On one side is Louisville, the favorite when the field was announced, trying to keep the national championship trophy in the state of Kentucky.

04/08/2013

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 06:  Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts in the second half against the Syracuse Orange during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at the Georgia Dome on April 6, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Does ‘Underdog’ Michigan Have Cardinals Right Where They Want Them?

National media carried on about the Syracuse zone like they were 1985 Bears and gave Michigan little chance.

04/08/2013

NCAA Final Four: We Made It Playlist

The Final Four teams heading into the NCAA tournament are an interesting mix, to say the least.  From a Big Ten team with the one national player of the year candidate still in the running […]

04/04/2013

COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 24: Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans scrambles to gain control of a loose ball in front of Shannon Scott #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half on February 24, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan State 68-60. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Officials Facing Dilemma With Video Review

It happens seemingly every game of the NCAA tournament, most of the season, for that matter: Officials blow their whistles, huddle, then head over to the TV monitors to review a play.

04/04/2013

CORAL GABLES, FL - DECEMBER 02: Hurricane fans taunt referee Tony Greene after Jack McClinton #33 of the Miami Hurricanes was called for a flagrant foul and ejected while taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes at BankUnited Center on December 2, 2008 in Coral Gables, Florida. McClinton was ejected midway through the first half. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

NCAA Announces Pool Of Officials For Final Four

The NCAA has announced the pool of 10 officials who will work the Final Four.

04/02/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30: Baye Keita #12 of the Syracuse Orange celebrates after defeating the Marquette Golden Eagles to win the East Regional Round Final of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Verizon Center on March 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Syracuse Focused On Journey To Final 4

Overcoming all sorts of adversity has been the norm for the Syracuse Orange of late.

04/02/2013

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Five Things: Motivated Cardinals Prevail And Wichita State Stays Alive

Even with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.

04/01/2013

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Rothstein: Thursday’s Sweet 16 Primer; X-Factors, Predictions & More

The Hurricanes have had a dream season, but Marquette is the toughest team in college basketball. That’s just one of four great matchups.

03/28/2013

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Tim Tebow Gives Impromptu Pep Talk To Sweet 16-Bound Wichita State

Tebow hopped aboard Wichita State’s team bus on Sunday to deliver an impromptu pep talk after the school’s upset over No. 1-ranked Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament.

03/25/2013

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Wichita St.’s 3-Pointers Boot No. 1 Gonzaga 76-70

Gonzaga is out of the NCAA tournament thanks to Wichita State, a No. 9 seed that made five straight shots from behind the arc Saturday for a 76-70 victory that sent the West Region’s top seed back home.

03/24/2013

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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