1. NCAA Tournament 2013: Winners, Losers, Heroes and Goats from Round of 64

    From Fort Myers, Fla., to Cambridge, Mass., to Eugene, Ore. and everywhere in between, the madness is afoot—and it isn't about to abate. The Round of 64 didn't start with its usual theatrics, but by late-night Thursday, things were cooking...

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  2. Harvard Shows Ivy League Can Hold Its Own in March Madness

    The Ivy League has always been more cultural touchstone than sporting conference, which is perhaps why its athletes have historically been understood as curiosities...

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  3. NCAA Tournament 2013: Winners, Losers, Heroes and Goats of Day 3

    So, something called the "March Madness" started today. Oh, you know about it? And you're a big fan, you say? Well then I'll skip the introductory blather and get right to the analyzin' ...

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  4. Watch Tribute to Coaching Legend Rick Majerus as Saint Louis Heads into Tourney

    Within hours of Rick Majerus ' passing on December 1, 2012, the Internet lit up with anecdotes. Sports Illustrated's Seth Davis recalled the time he watched Majerus disrobe during an interview...

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  5. B/R's March Madness Top Moments, No. 1: Lorenzo Charles Slams Houston

    Rare is the sports upset that grows more meaningful with time. Usually the characters fade and whither. Usually our awe subsides, replaced instead with a sense of the inevitable. Usually we lose interest...

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  6. B/R's March Madness Top Moments, No. 2: Christian Laettner Hits 'The Shot'

    In the fall of 1987, Christian Laettner’s college choice had come down to three schools: Duke, North Carolina and Virginia. North Carolina was the giant—fat on tradition and success...

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  7. NCAA Tournament 2013: Winners, Losers, Heroes and Goats of Day 1

    At last, Madness! The NCAA tournament kicked off on Tuesday with the first two games of the eight-team play-in round. Game 1 was a thriller, with North Carolina A&T holding off Liberty, 73-72...

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  8. Best Strategies to Win a Big March Madness Pool

    When competing in a large March Madness pool (think 20 contestants or more), there is a substantive difference between picking the teams you expect to win and picking a good bracket...

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  9. B/R's March Madness Top Moments, No. 3: Villanova Shocks Georgetown

    The best and worst thing about the NCAA tournament is that it isn ’t designed to identify a superior team. If it were, the 1984-85 Georgetown Hoyas would be national champions...

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  10. Complete Predictions and Full Results from First Four of the NCAA Tournament

    Dayton, Ohio, is a beautiful town: home to the Wright brothers, Marion's Piazza and, for one week only, the first four games of the 2013 NCAA tournament...

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  11. How Carmelo Anthony Changed the NCAA Tournament Forever

    Mary Anthony’s only request was that her boy go to college. In that way, she was like most American mothers...

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  12. B/R's March Madness Top Moments, No. 4: Keith Smart Wins It for Indiana

    Keith Smart was everything Indiana basketball wasn ’t. An easygoing, Southern-bred JUCO transfer who used to flip burgers at McDonald’s ? Not Bobby Knight’s kind of player...

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  13. NCAA Tournament 2013: Sleeper Teams to Watch in Each Region

    The NCAA selection committee released its field of 68, ending months of rampant speculation. But we can't stop now, no sir. The speculation must carry on, and carry on it will in the form of predictions...

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  14. The Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for the Top 20 Teams in the Tournament

    Bubble buzz and early-round upsets make for nice chitchat, but the NCAA tournament is won and lost at the top. Since the field expanded to 64 in 1985, all but seven of the 112 Final Four participants have been seeded fifth or higher...

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  15. 12 Do's and Don'ts for Filling out Your 2013 NCAA Tournament Bracket

    There are few things more aggravating than a blank NCAA tournament bracket. All those empty cells—hovering in space, mocking you, stoking your self-doubt. Breathe easy, friend...

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  16. Biggest Winners and Losers on Selection Sunday

    We've run oodles of winners and losers columns over the course of the college basketball season, but none as consequential as the one you're about to read. Selection Sunday. Zero Hour...

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  17. Ohio State vs. Wisconsin: Live Score and Analysis for Big Ten Tournament Final

    Ohio State University is your Big Ten tournament champion. The Buckeyes beat Wisconsin in a 50-43 slog on Monday to win their third tournament title in the past four seasons. Thanks for hanging with us...

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  18. B/R's March Madness Top Moments, No. 5: Texas Western Makes History

    The 1965-66 Texas Western Miners are best remembered as the first NCAA champions to start five black players...

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  19. 10 College Basketball Teams You Didn't See Coming Until Now

    In a college basketball season so full of surprises, it's been easy to lose track of where everyone stands. New upsets every night. New heroes every hour. Perspective, as one might imagine, has been difficult to come by...

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  20. B/R's March Madness Top Moments, No. 6: Michael Jordan, a Legend in Spring

    Even if Michael Jordan never became Michael Jordan, we'd still be talking about the 1982 NCAA championship game between the Georgetown Hoyas and North Carolina Tar Heels. Only it's Fred Brown we'd be talking about...

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  21. B/R's March Madness Top Moments, No. 7: Webber's Folly

    On March 1, 1993, Chris Webber turned 20 years old. The next day, Webber scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a win over Iowa. His Michigan Wolverines, the reigning national runners-up, were 23-4...

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  22. Analyzing Bizarre Technical Spree in Richmond's A-10 Tourney Loss to Charlotte

    The Charlotte 49ers beat the Richmond Spiders, 68-63, on Thursday in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament, a game that ended with the 49ers making eight free throws in the final 4...

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  23. B/R's March Madness Top Moments, No. 8: Mario Chalmers, for the Tie

    Never in the long and distinguished history of Kansas basketball—from Naismith to Allen to Chamberlain to Manning—has there been a more celebrated shot than the one Mario Chalmers took, and hit, on April 7, 2008...

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  24. B/R's March Madness Top Moments, No. 9: Magic, Bird and the Birth of Madness

    On March 26, 1979, 24.1 percent of all American households tuned in to watch Indiana State play Michigan State in the NCAA tournament final. To this day, it remains the highest-rated basketball game in television history— college or otherwise ...

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  25. B/R's March Madness Top Moments, No. 10: Valpo's Bryce Drew Puts It Through

    There's a reason why buzzer-beaters—like jokes and frogs —are best left undissected. One could bumble about the English language forever trying to explain why Bryce Drew's ...

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