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Rothstein Files: 4 X-Factors In The 2012 Final Four

If Darius Miller and Doron Lamb find seams and make enough shots from the perimeter, John Calipari should have his team in the National Championship game.

03/29/2012

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Police Called In Kentucky, Louisville Fan Fight Between Elderly At Dialysis Center

The bad blood between Kentucky and Louisville fans boiled over this week at a Kentucky dialysis center when one patient couldn’t wait to call a winner.

03/28/2012

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Rothstein Files: Another Recruiting Coup For Kentucky’s Calipari?

Multiple sources say there is more than a legitimate chance of Kentucky landing the top two prospects in the Class of 2012: 6-foot-10 shot blocker Nerlens Noel and lefty wing Shabazz Muhammad.

03/28/2012

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Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball, Final Four

A major element in Saturday’s Final Four showdown between Louisville and Kentucky will be the Cardinals’ match up zone.

03/27/2012

Thomas Robinson #0 of the Kansas Jayhawks dunks in the first half against Reggie Bullock #35 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Midwest Regional Final at Edward Jones Dome on March 25, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Kansas Runs Away From North Carolina, 80-67

Tyshawn Taylor came out of his slump in a big way, scoring 22 points to lead Kansas to an 80-67 victory over North Carolina on Saturday that returned the Jayhawks to the Final Four for the first time since winning it all in 2008.

03/26/2012

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Ohio State Upsets Syracuse, Earns Trip To Final Four

Ohio State beat Syracuse 77-70 on Saturday to advance to the Final Four.

03/26/2012

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Rothstein Files: Calipari-Pitino Showdown Highlights The 2012 Final Four

Rick Pitino and John Calipari have met before in the Final Four — it was 16 years ago in 1996 when Pitino was at Kentucky and Calipari was at Umass — but this is different.

03/26/2012

Head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates with his team. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Kentucky Beats Baylor 82-70 In South Regional

Top-seeded Kentucky advanced to the Final Four for the second year in a row with a 82-70 blitzing of Baylor, setting up a Bluegrass showdown with rival Louisville in the national semifinals Saturday at New Orleans.

03/25/2012

Rick Pitino celebrates with his team. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Louisville In Final Four With 72-68 Win Over Florida

Once upon a time, Billy Donovan took Rick Pitino on an improbable ride to the Final Four.

Twenty-five years later, Pitino is heading back after another unbelievable run — one capped with an amazing late-game rally that left his old protege wondering what the heck happened.

03/24/2012

Cardinals Knock Off Top-Seeded Spartans 57-44

Chane Behanan scored 15 points and Gorgui Dieng anchored Louisville’s stifling defense with seven blocked shots, helping the Cardinals knock off top-seeded Michigan State 57-44 Thursday night in the West Regional semifinals.

03/23/2012

Darius Johnson-Odom #1 of the Marquette Golden Eagles drives on Casey Prather #24 and Scottie Wilbekin #5 of the Florida Gators in the first half during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional Semifinal game at US Airways Center on March 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Beal’s 21 Lifts Fla. To 68-58 Win Over Marquette

Bradley Beal, the freshman with NBA written all over him, scored 21 points on 8-for-10 shooting Thursday night to help the Gators to a 68-58 victory over Marquette.

03/23/2012

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Baylor, Xavier Seek Spot In South Regional Final

The Bears and Musketeers are building their own impressive resumes heading into their round of 16 matchup Friday night for a spot in Sunday’s South Regional final.

03/23/2012

Syracuse's C.J. Fair goes in for a dunk against Wisconsin in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament on March 22, 2012 in Boston. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Syracuse Survives Gutsy Wisconsin, Moves On To Elite 8

C.J. Fair broke out of a scoring slump with 15 points and top-seeded Syracuse held on for a 64-63 victory over fourth-seeded Wisconsin on Thursday night in the East Regional semifinals.

03/23/2012

Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts in the second half while taking on the Creighton Bluejays during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 18, 2012 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Friday’s Sweet 16 Primer

The Tarheels looked like they were headed straight towards a collision course with Kentucky in the National Championship game, but all of that came to a screeching halt when Kendall Marshall fractured his right wrist.

03/23/2012

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Rothstein Files: Thursday’s Sweet 16 Primer

Jon Rothstein breaks down Thursday’s Sweet 16 games and makes predictions for the four matchups.

03/22/2012

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