1. What Michigan Can Learn from Louisville's Close Win over Wichita State

    After rampaging through their first four tournament games, the Louisville Cardinals narrowly escaped Wichita State to earn a date with Michigan in the national title game...

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  2. Final Predictions for 2013 Naismith Award

    On Sunday, the Atlanta Tipoff Club will announce the winner of the 2013 Naismith Award for national player of the year. Since the last time we looked at the front-runners for Naismith honors, the field has been narrowed to four elite finalists...

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  3. Baylor Bears Crush Iowa Hawkeyes for First-Ever NIT Championship

    In a game that they controlled almost from the opening tip, the Baylor Bears pounded the Iowa Hawkeyes, 74-54, to capture the NIT title. The win is the first such championship in program history for Scott Drew's team...

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  4. Biggest Winners from the 2013 McDonald's All-American Game

    The nation’s top high school basketball stars strutted their stuff on Wednesday night in the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game, but some of those stars looked a lot more impressive than others...

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  5. Louisville vs. Wichita State: 5 Factors That Will Decide Final Four Battle

    Saturday’s Louisville vs. Wichita State clash pits the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed against its biggest Cinderella, but that doesn’t mean the outcome is a foregone conclusion...

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  6. 10 Players You'll Remember from the NCAA Tournament

    Few events in sports can turn unknowns into legends faster than the NCAA tournament. A monster upset or two can propel a player (or a program) to instant national recognition, while ...

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  7. Michigan vs. Syracuse: Who Has the Edge in Every Matchup in Final Four Game?

    There’s no shortage of star power in the Michigan vs. Syracuse Final Four showdown, and in what’s likely to be a close game, every player’s contribution counts...

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  8. The Strengths and Weaknesses of Each Final Four Team's Head Coach

    The field is set for the 2013 Final Four, and there’s no lack of variety among the quartet of head coaches...

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  9. Why Syracuse's 2013 Final 4 Team Surpasses Its Talented Predecessors of Late

    Syracuse is back in the Final Four for the first time since Carmelo Anthony led it to the 2003 national title...

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  10. Elite Eight 2013: Michigan's Youthful Resurgence Has to Make Fab Five Proud

    An exhilarating comeback led by sophomore Trey Burke and freshman Mitch McGary has Michigan in the 2013 Elite Eight, the school’s first such tournament run in 20 years...

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  11. Marquette Golden Eagles' Blueprint to Beat Syracuse Orange in Elite Eight

    Behind some sensational shooting and a stifling defense effort, the Marquette Golden Eagles advanced to the Elite Eight on Thursday night, setting up a showdown with the Syracuse Orange...

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  12. Top Players to Watch on Day 8 of NCAA Tournament

    Friday is Day 8 of NCAA tournament action, and this year’s Sweet 16 has no shortage of star power. The high-pressure games of the second weekend of March Madness provide the perfect stage for a great player to show just how dangerous he can be...

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  13. Michigan Basketball: Wolverines' Easiest Road to Winning the 2013 NCAA Title

    A sensational start to the NCAA tournament has Michigan basketball looking like a threat to bring the national title back to Ann Arbor...

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  14. Power Ranking Every Coach in the Sweet 16

    With the NCAA tournament field down to the Sweet 16, the pressure is mounting on coaches as well as players...

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  15. Ranking the Top 16 High-Flyers of Sweet 16

    In high-pressure Sweet 16 games, momentum is critical, and few plays can swing it faster than a jaw-dropping slam dunk...

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  16. Every Sweet 16 Team's Bread-and-Butter Play

    The high stakes and high competition level of the Sweet 16 mean that one or two possessions can make the difference between moving on and going home...

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  17. 10 Biggest Lessons We've Learned Heading into the Sweet 16

    With the world of March Madness catching its breath before the Sweet 16, it's time to reflect on the games that are in the books...

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  18. Kansas Jayhawks' Blueprint to Beat Michigan Wolverines in Sweet 16

    A resounding win over former coach Roy Williams on Sunday propelled the Kansas Jayhawks into the Sweet 16. Their opponent will be a Michigan team that boasts one of the scariest offenses KU has seen all year...

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  19. Wichita State Shocks Gonzaga with Third-Round Upset

    The ninth-seeded Wichita State Shockers have upset the nation's top-ranked team by a 76-70 margin. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are the first No. 1 seed to fall in the 2013 tournament...

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  20. Michigan Basketball: Dismantling of VCU Shows U-M Is True NCAA Title Threat

    The Michigan Wolverines advanced to the Sweet 16 on Saturday afternoon by slaughtering a very tough Virginia Commonwealth team, 78-53...

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  21. NCAA Tournament 2013: Best Matchups in Round of 32

    The second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament is in the books, and it set up some terrific games for the Round of 32...

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  22. Gonzaga Bulldogs Survive Southern Jaguars in Second-Round Thriller

    Top-seeded Gonzaga breathes a sigh of relief after escaping from the Southern Jaguars by a 64-58 margin. The 16th seeds were in it right up to the final minute, but couldn't quite hit enough three-pointers to close the deal...

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  23. 10 Most One-Dimensional Teams in the NCAA Tournament

    Sometimes, the best way to succeed in any sporting event (including the NCAA tournament) is to master one aspect of the game and do it so well that no one can beat you at it...

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  24. Most Clutch Players in the 2013 NCAA Tournament

    With the 2013 NCAA tournament getting underway, one of the biggest assets to any team is a key player who can be counted on in the clutch...

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  25. 10 Coaches on the Hot Seat Entering 2013 NCAA Tournament

    Many of the coaches in the 2013 NCAA tournament are thrilled just to be in the field of 68, but some face higher expectations from their programs...

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