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Five Things: Cards Find A Way And Reserves Shine For Wolverines

Tonight, the No. 1 overall seed takes on a team once ranked No. 1 and now playing its best basketball. On one side is Louisville, the favorite when the field was announced, trying to keep the national championship trophy in the state of Kentucky.

04/08/2013

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Rothstein: Louisville, Michigan Set To Give Us A Thrill

The season that none of us could predict is set to give us a title game that none of us will forget.

04/08/2013

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 06:  Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts in the second half against the Syracuse Orange during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at the Georgia Dome on April 6, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Does ‘Underdog’ Michigan Have Cardinals Right Where They Want Them?

National media carried on about the Syracuse zone like they were 1985 Bears and gave Michigan little chance.

04/08/2013

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Old Big East To Become ‘American Athletic Conference’

The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.

04/04/2013

NCAA Final Four: We Made It Playlist

The Final Four teams heading into the NCAA tournament are an interesting mix, to say the least.  From a Big Ten team with the one national player of the year candidate still in the running […]

04/04/2013

COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 24: Denzel Valentine #45 of the Michigan State Spartans scrambles to gain control of a loose ball in front of Shannon Scott #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half on February 24, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan State 68-60. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Officials Facing Dilemma With Video Review

It happens seemingly every game of the NCAA tournament, most of the season, for that matter: Officials blow their whistles, huddle, then head over to the TV monitors to review a play.

04/04/2013

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Rising Star: Louisville Junior Russ Smith

Russ Smith, nicknamed ‘Russdiculous’ for his frenetic style of play, has been simply wonderful in the tournament.

04/02/2013

CORAL GABLES, FL - DECEMBER 02: Hurricane fans taunt referee Tony Greene after Jack McClinton #33 of the Miami Hurricanes was called for a flagrant foul and ejected while taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes at BankUnited Center on December 2, 2008 in Coral Gables, Florida. McClinton was ejected midway through the first half. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

NCAA Announces Pool Of Officials For Final Four

The NCAA has announced the pool of 10 officials who will work the Final Four.

04/02/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 30: Baye Keita #12 of the Syracuse Orange celebrates after defeating the Marquette Golden Eagles to win the East Regional Round Final of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Verizon Center on March 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Syracuse Focused On Journey To Final 4

Overcoming all sorts of adversity has been the norm for the Syracuse Orange of late.

04/02/2013

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Rothstein: Friday’s Sweet 16 Primer; Predictions, Key Matchups & More

Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.

03/29/2013

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President Obama Continues Tourney Tradition, Reveals His NCAA Bracket

In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.

03/20/2013

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Rothstein: 68 Reasons To Be Excited For The NCAA Tournament

Louisville’s pressure. Jim Boeheim’s postgame press conferences. HAVOC. Coach K’s drive for five. Get pumped, people — it’s tourney time!

03/19/2013

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Russ Smith Plays Through Grief

Russ Smith last spoke with his former high school coach, Jack Curran, less than three weeks ago. They talked about how well Smith had been playing for Louisville this season.

03/18/2013

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Marquette Coach Buzz Williams Leads Team Despite Never Playing College Basketball

It’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.

03/18/2013

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Jon Rothstein’s NCAA Tournament Primer: Picks, Upset Alerts And Players To Watch

It’s that time again! See which teams hoops expert Jon Rothstein has moving on from each region in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

03/18/2013

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