1. How Another Early Exit from NCAA Tournament Impacts Doug McDermott's Legacy

    Doug McDermott has enjoyed one of the greatest individual careers of any college player in the last quarter-century. Unfortunately for his Creighton team, the top Bluejay managed to end his final season by laying an egg in the NCAA tournament...

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  2. Kentucky Lands Last Punch in Instant Classic, Ends Wichita State's Unbeaten Run

    The most hyped team of the 2013-14 college basketball preseason and the most discussed team of its postseason went head-to-head on Sunday afternoon. The reality of the game was even better than advertised: No...

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  3. Shabazz Napier Strengthens Player of the Year Credentials in Upset of Villanova

    The cliche about great point guards is that they make the players around them better. Shabazz Napier may have reached that point in the nick of time for Connecticut’s ...

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  4. How Iowa State Must Adjust vs. UNC with Georges Niang out for the Season

    Georges Niang played one of the most overpowering games of his college basketball career Friday, lighting up North Carolina Central for 24 points, six rebounds and four assists...

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  5. Doug McDermott's Versatility Is Worst Nightmare for Baylor's 2-3 Zone

    Creighton super-scorer Doug McDermott sent his third-seeded Bluejays to the round of 32 on Friday, pouring in his usual 30 points to beat Louisiana-Lafayette...

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  6. Will This UConn Team Repeat the 2011 Huskies' Magical Run?

    Shabazz Napier isn ’t exactly a novice when it comes to NCAA tournament heroics. Still, the Huskies’ senior floor leader—who keyed an 89-81 overtime win ...

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  7. Harvard's at It Again: Ivy Darling Downs Cincinnati in Another Round-of-64 Upset

    Maybe New Mexico didn ’t have to feel so bad after all. For the second year in a row, the Harvard Crimson have opened their NCAA tournament by convincingly outplaying a higher seed with a great defense...

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  8. The Best Moments of the 2014 NCAA Tournament

    The history of March Madness is told in highlight reels, from grainy shots of Bird and Magic all the way up to a high-definition Russ Smith layup from the 2013 title game...

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  9. Players to Watch in 2014 NCAA Tournament's First Four

    Since it became the new first round of March Madness in 2011, the First Four has managed to turn a bubble team into an upset winner against a No. 4, 5 or 6 seed seed every year...

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  10. Ranking the Top Freshmen in the 2014 NCAA Tournament

    In the 2014 NCAA tournament, just as in the season that preceded it, freshmen will need to play crucial roles on some of the best teams in the country...

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  11. Rivalry Breakdown: Duke-UNC

    Duke vs. North Carolina isn ’t just the best rivalry in college basketball—it’s a leading contender for the best rivalry in any sport...

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  12. Rivalry Breakdown: Indiana-Purdue

    No state is more synonymous with basketball than Indiana, so it’s only fitting that one of the college game’s best rivalries features Indiana University and its neighbors at Purdue...

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  13. Rivalry Breakdown: Syracuse-Georgetown

    When the Big East was formed in 1979, it was guaranteed to generate some new rivalries along college basketball’s East Coast...

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  14. Rivalry Breakdown: Kansas-Missouri

    One of the saddest casualties of college basketball realignment has been the end of the annual Border War between Kansas and Missouri. When the Tigers left the Big 12 in 2012-13, the conference’s most celebrated rivalry was gone, too...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 3,115 reads 29 comments

  15. Everything You Need to Know About the Louisville-Kentucky Basketball Rivalry

    The spotlight has never shone brighter on the rivalry between Kentucky and Louisville, winners of the last two national titles between them and set to face off in Sweet 16 action this week...

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  16. Ranking the Teams with the Easiest Road to the 2014 Final Four

    Reaching the Final Four isn’t just about how good your team is—it’s also about who you had to beat along the way...

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  17. March Madness 2014 Predictions: Best Upset Picks for Every Region

    Underdogs! Get your fresh hot underdogs here! The field for March Madness 2014 is set, and every fan is looking for the surprise winners to help their bracket stand out from the crowd...

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  18. The Most Amazing March Madness Moments of All Time

    The beauty of a single-elimination tournament like March Madness is that one improbable game or one amazing play can send even the most heavily favored team home for the summer...

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  19. Ranking the Most Likely Cinderellas in the 2014 NCAA Tournament

    With more answers than questions now about who’s going to be playing in the 2014 NCAA tournament, we can get on to the issue of who’s going to be playing the tournament’s most popular role: lovable underdog...

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  20. Is Syracuse Doomed to an Early NCAA Tournament Exit After Late-Season Slide?

    Nobody who believes in the value of momentum has anything good to say about Syracuse’s NCAA tournament chances these days. The Orange lost their inaugural game in the ACC tournament, 66-63 against N...

    Thad Novak Written by Thad Novak about 4 months ago 26,646 reads 81 comments

  21. Potential 2014 March Madness Sleepers Impressing in Conference Tournaments

    College basketball's conference tournament season often serves as a coronation for potential top seeds such as Wichita State, but it also has opportunities to offer the dark horses of March Madness...

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  22. Purdue vs. Ohio State: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

    It took every second of a nail-biting finish, but Ohio State outlasted Purdue by a 63-61 margin in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. LaQuinton Ross had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Buckeyes...

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  23. Ranking the Most Likely No. 1 Seeds in the 2014 NCAA Tournament

    Although plenty of teams around the country will be thrilled just to get a spot in the 2014 NCAA tournament, the nation’s elite have higher hopes for Selection Sunday. With four No...

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  24. NCAA Conference Tournaments 2014: Predictions, Results for Wednesday's Top Games

    In the rarefied air of NCAA basketball's multi-bid conferences, the best games often take place long before the championship...

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  25. How Joel Embiid's Injury Impacts Kansas' Chances in the 2014 NCAA Tournament

    The sky has resumed falling in Kansas, where concerns about Joel Embiid ’s injured back have had Jayhawks fans in a flutter all week...

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