1. Ranking the Most Stacked Final Four Fields of All Time

    To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, we're running back through some of March's best moments...

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  2. Richard Pitino to Minnesota: Will the Pitino Family Style Work in the Big Ten?

    When Minnesota tabbed Richard Pitino, 30, as its next head coach on Wednesday, athletic director Norwood Teague seemed to be after two things: the Pitino family name, and the style of play it connotes...

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  3. Is the Mid-Majors' Crashing of the Final Four Bad for College Basketball?

    I can still recall where I was when 11th-seeded George Mason beat top-seeded Connecticut to reach the 2006 NCAA Final Four. The living room of my childhood home. A Zenith television, 24 inches diagonal...

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  4. Predicting Who Will Be in the 2014 Final Four in Arlington

    For 343 Division I basketball teams, the dream of winning a national championship this season has already gone bust. But where one dream ends another begins, and that means it's time to cast a cautious eye toward the 2013-14 college basketball season..

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  5. Final Four 2013: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Every National Semifinalist

    Let it be known up front that this slideshow dissecting the strengths and weakness of the four remaining NCAA tournament teams is a necessarily nitpicky one—at least as it pertains to weakness...

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  6. McDonald's All-American Game 2013: How the Game's Biggest Stars Used to Look

    With the 36th annual McDonald's All-American game coming up on Wednesday, we here at B/R thought we'd take a look back at some of the basketball luminaries who once appeared in our nation's most prestigious high school showcase game...

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  7. Mike Rice: Rutgers Must Take Stand and Fire Head Basketball Coach

    In mid-December, Rutgers suspended men's head basketball coach Mike Rice for three games and docked him $50,000...

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  8. Final Four Performances We'll Never Forget

    We could ramble into infinity debating the top 10 performances in NCAA Final Four history—a category that spans 74 seasons of broad-ranging triumph. We could argue individual achievement over team excellence...

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  9. NCAA Final Four 2013: Full Breakdown, Predictions and Stars to Watch in Atlanta

    "Welcome to Atlanta where the playas play..." -- Welcome to Atlanta , Jermaine Dupri [feat. Ludacris] For those of us who've covered college basketball this season, the word ...

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  10. Big Ten Basketball: Will Big Bad B1G Be Shut out of 2013 Final Four?

    With one prominent exception , almost everyone in the college basketball commentariat took the Big Ten to be this year's best conference. No league had a greater portion of its teams in the first AP poll or the last...

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  11. NCAA Tournament 2013: Winners, Losers, Heroes and Goats of Day 9

    Every Final Four season has its hiccups—those moments where the entire production feels scattered, broken, fated to fail. On March 2nd, Wichita State lost to Creighton, 91-79...

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  12. How Dwyane Wade and Marquette Helped Launch the Mid-Major Revolution

    When Marquette takes the floor against Big East rival Syracuse on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET, the Golden Eagles will be chasing their first Final Four appearance since 2003. And my what a difference one decade makes...

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  13. NCAA Tournament 2013: Winners, Losers, Heroes and Goats of Sweet 16

    Here's where the dreaming turns to expectation. Here's where all those vague notions of net-cutting catharsis begin to feel like concrete possibilities...

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  14. Sweet 16 Teams on Upset Alert

    I suppose we should establish some ground rules before launching into our NCAA tournament upset watch for the round of 16. Ground rule No. 1: Michigan State beating Duke does not qualify...

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  15. Complete Predictions and Full Results from NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

    Now that we've had our opening-weekend fun—channel-scrambling through upsets, Cinderellas, close calls and the like—it's time to confront the more serious business of determining a national champion...

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  16. Top Players in the Sweet 16 Who Can Do It All

    As LeBron James and his small-ball Miami Heat proved last year, positional versatility matters more today than at perhaps any prior point in basketball's century-long evolution. The college game is no exception...

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  17. Florida Gulf Coast Coach Andy Enfield and Wife Amanda Discuss Cinderella Run

    Coach Andy Enfield and his Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are the toast of the basketball world. Enfield's wife, Amanda Marcum Enfield, is a close second...

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  18. NBA Comparisons for the Top Star in Each Sweet 16 Matchup

    I am but a lowly college basketball writer, and as such, I don't pretend to have any specific knowledge about how amateur stars will fare in the professional ranks. I do, however, watch a great deal of basketball—college and NBA...

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  19. The Ultimate Guide to Florida Gulf Coast University Men's Basketball

    I'm not sure what the acronym FGCU meant to you a month ago. Maybe you thought it was a government agency or a stock market code or the kind of Internet neologism teenagers use to circumvent their parents' authority...

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  20. Florida Gulf Coast Basketball: Anatomy of Eagles' Cinderella Run to Sweet 16

    Historical records will tell some future version of you that the 2012-13 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles were the first-ever NCAA tournament team seeded 15th or lower to make the Sweet 16...

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  21. NCAA Tournament 2013: Winners, Losers, Heroes and Goats from Round of 32

    Though most of us already assume basketball to be fundamentally awesome, it's always nice to have some confirmation. The 2012-13 NCAA tournament Round of 32 was just such a reminder...

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  22. Naismith Player of the Year 2013: Breakdown and Predictions for Award Finalists

    On Sunday, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Georgetown's Otto Porter Jr., Indiana's Victor Oladipo, Michigan's Trey Burke and Creighton's Doug McDermott as its four finalists for the 2013 Naismith Men's College Player of the Year award...

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  23. Gonzaga vs. Wichita State: Will Zags' Ouster Have Lasting Impact for Mid-Majors?

    Gonzaga has always been a referendum on the state of college basketball. When the 'Zags play well, we theorize about the blurring distinctions between mid-majors and their power-conference brethren...

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  24. Ben Howland Fired: The Highs and Lows of Ex-Coach's Tenure at UCLA

    According to Jeff Eisenberg and Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports , UCLA has fired head basketball coach Ben Howland , ending his 10-year reign in Westwood...

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  25. UCLA Basketball: Was Shabazz Muhammad Worth the Trouble?

    If Friday night's loss to Minnesota in the opening round of the NCAA tournament was indeed the final game of Shabazz Muhammad 's tumultuous college career, then it started about ingloriously as it ended...

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