1. NCAA Tournament 2012: Live Scores, Highlights and Reaction for Midwest Region

    Let the live blogging begin! All day, I will be reporting the happenings of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament live from the Midwest Region...

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  2. NCAA Bracket 2012: Predicting Top 10 Bracket-Busting Stars for Opening Week

    The brackets have finally been unveiled and the matchups have been pored over. All over the country, people have picked their upsets, choosing among the many mid-major schools that have made a name for themselves this season...

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  3. SEC Tournament 2012: Keys to Kentucky Wildcats Winning the Tournament

    The Kentucky Wildcats are the prohibitive favorite to win the SEC Tournament. The team was a perfect 16-0 in conference play, a full six games ahead of the runner-up Florida Gators...

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  4. NCAA Tournament 2012: 15 Teams That Could Be This Year's Butler

    It is still hard to believe that the previously unknown, unheralded and generally unexciting Butler Bulldogs have played in the past two national championship games...

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  5. NCAA Tournament 2012: 10 Bubble Teams That Will Be Sweating on Selection Sunday

    College basketball’s regular season has finally ended and conference tournaments are beginning. That means there is just one more week for teams to state their case for being ...

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  6. College Basketball: John Calipari and the 13 Best Coaching Jobs of 2011-12

    College basketball brings surprises every year. There are always a few teams that spring up out of nowhere and challenge the traditional powers. This has been another great season full of unexpected teams, games and coaches...

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  7. SEC Tournament: 12 Most Important Players to Keep an Eye on

    Conference tournaments are a time for bubble teams to state their case for playing in March, a time for top schools to defend their regular-season championships and a time for little-known teams to surprise everyone and win it all...

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  8. Kentucky Basketball: Darius Miller Is the Biggest Key to Winning in March

    The Kentucky Wildcats are 27-1, undefeated in the Southeastern Conference and ranked first in the nation. Their roster is loaded with future NBA prospects, any of which could come up with a big play to spark the Cats in March...

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  9. NCAA Tournament 2012: The 10 Teams That Could Still Earn a No. 1 Tourney Seed

    The teams that earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament are few and far between. Well, four out of 68 to be exact. Those are not good odds. But for the teams who are given one of those coveted No...

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  10. The Most Manipulative Figures in College Basketball

    College basketball should be one of the more innocent arenas in sports. The players are not paid, they can choose to stay in school for up to four years and, for the most part, they play out their entire careers with the same teammates and coach...

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  11. College Basketball: The 10 Best Long Range Bombers You Don't Know About

    A three-point shot can completely change the momentum of college basketball games. A deadly shooter from deep can turn games in a team’s favor in mere seconds...

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  12. Texas Basketball: 7 Ways Myck Kabongo Must Improve

    The Texas Longhorns are having an up-and-down season. Firmly on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bubble, the team is capable of both beating and losing to almost anyone in the nation...

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  13. North Carolina Basketball: Why Tyler Zeller Is Key to Team's Tournament Hopes

    At the beginning of the season, the North Carolina Tar Heels were the consensus No. 1 team in America. The squad returned all of its key players from its run to the Elite Eight last year and seemed poised to win a national championship...

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  14. Kentucky Basketball: Anthony Davis and the Wildcats' Most Dominant Players Ever

    The Kentucky Wildcats’ basketball program is one of the most storied and successful in NCAA history. The Wildcats have the most wins in Division I history and have won seven national championships...

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  15. College Basketball: The 10 Most Shocking Blowouts so Far This Season

    The college basketball season traditionally starts with powerhouse programs taking on tiny, under-matched schools in an effort to get teams ready for the tough season ahead...

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  16. Kentucky Basketball: 10 Bold Changes the Wildcats Need to Make Right Now

    The Kentucky Wildcats are 21-1 and ranked No. 1 in the country. The team is trying to become the first Kentucky squad ever with six players averaging more than 10 points per game. But the Wildcats are far from perfect...

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  17. 10 Reasons the Murray State Racers Are a Legit Final Four Threat

    If there were bets taken in November about who would be the last undefeated team in college basketball, absolutely no one would have answered the Murray State Racers . Chances are, most people didn’t even know where Murray State was...

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  18. College Basketball: 15 Teams Making Their Loser Football Programs Look Bad

    The college basketball season is well under way and the last of the many college football bowls has finally come to a close. Some fans are mourning the loss of football season, but others have been rejoicing since September...

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  19. College Basketball: 20 Current Stars Who Will Be Busts in the NBA

    College basketball is full of stars. Almost every team has one or two key players they must count on to perform every single night in order to win. But what happens when these stars get to the next level? The NBA is a much different game than college...

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  20. 15 College Basketball Teams That Will Collapse Before March Madness

    Conference play has just begun in college basketball. Most teams are still coming off a fairly light non-conference schedule in which they feasted on under-matched opponents in order to improve their ranking...

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  21. College Basketball's Biggest Energy Guys

    In the almost six-month-long college basketball season, there is an inevitable lull as practices drag on. Teams travel almost every weekend, and the grind of the game begins to affect players...

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  22. Boston Celtics: What the Team Could Do to Make a Playoff Run

    Just last year, the Boston Celtics were talking about a championship. The Big Three of Kevin Garnett , Ray Allen and Paul Pierce were joined by almost-full-fledged star Rajon Rondo, and the quartet was ready to make one last run...

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  23. College Basketball: Ranking the Coaches in the SEC

    Southeastern Conference basketball is not the same as SEC football. The basketball teams do not routinely compete for national championships...

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  24. Kentucky Basketball: 10 Ways the Wildcats Must Grow Up Fast

    The Kentucky Wildcats are one of the best teams in the country, ranked second in almost every major poll and have almost an entire starting lineup full of NBA draft picks. But Kentucky still has a lot of growing up to do...

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  25. UNC Basketball: Has Harrison Barnes Helped or Hurt His NBA Draft Status?

    Harrison Barnes has been saddled with impossibly high expectations since he stepped foot on the North Carolina Tar Heels campus his freshman season. Last year, he was clearly struggling to live up to the hype...

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