Andy Enfield Stepping Into Much Brighter Spotlight With USC Trojans

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College basketball is no different than the rest of the world. Everyone wants a quick fix and the what-have-you-done-for-me mentality reigns supreme. So when USC hired Andy Enfield — or when Enfield bolted for USC — depending on how you […]

Nik Stauskas Pure Clutch As Michigan Wolverines Punch Ticket To Final Four

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In some ways, it feels like 1993 all over again. Jurassic Park is being re-released in theaters this week, and the Michigan Wolverines are headed back to the Final Four. It was supposed to be Indiana playing in Atlanta next week […]

It Won’t Be Easy, But Steve Alford Has Chance To Be Successful At UCLA

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Steve Alford has been hired to coach the UCLA Bruins, and while he seriously dissed New Mexico by taking the job, it’s his life, his decision. But if one of the most tradition-rich programs in college basketball believes Alford is […]

Ohio State Buckeyes Come Up Short In Bid To Make Final Four

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Ohio State was the team I thought had the best chance to represent the Big Ten in the Final Four. It seemed the Buckeyes had gotten hot at the right time and had hit the stride they needed to hit […]

2013 NCAA Tournament: Trey Burke Rises Up And Keeps Michigan Wolverines’ Title Hopes Alive

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Michigan has a lot of talent, but the national title hopes of the Wolverines ride on how well Trey Burke plays. Burke didn’t score in the first half of Saturday night’s Sweet 16 showdown against Kansas, which was in control […]

Florida Gulf Coast, Not Miami Heat, Is Hottest Story In Sunshine State

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Forget about the Miami Heat and it’s billion-game win streak being the hottest story in the Sunshine State. Florida Gulf Coast is the team grabbing the headlines in the state at the moment after punching a ticket to the Sweet […]

Tubby Smith Should Have Been Given One More Year With Minnesota Golden Gophers

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I understand Minnesota didn’t quite  live up to its potential this season. Many thought the Golden Gophers were good enough to contend for the Big Ten championship. Instead, Minnesota stumbled miserably after such a promising start. Yet, the Golden Gophers did […]

Minnesota Golden Gophers Look Good In First NCAA Tournament Game

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Minnesota had perhaps one of the more disappointing seasons in terms of Big Ten play. Considered a favorite in the conference when the year began, the Golden Gophers drifted off into mediocrity in the Big Ten. Doubts reared their ugly […]

Florida Gulf Coast Proves Name On A Jersey Means Little In NCAA Tournament

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Names on the front of a jersey used to mean something in the NCAA tournament. Rarely would a team with the tradition and success that Georgetown owns fall in the opening round of some school that sounds more like a […]

Wisconsin Badgers Off The Mark In Loss to Mississippi Rebels

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Wisconsin can defend as well as any team in the country, but the problem with the Badgers is when they struggle on offense, they struggle badly. Like on Friday afternoon against Mississippi in its NCAA tournament opener when it shot […]

Gonzaga Bulldogs Nearly Overwhelmed By The Moment In NCAA Tournament Opener

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It almost happened. A No. 1 seed almost fell harder than a tree being chopped down in the forest. Gonzaga came dangerously close to making the wrong kind of history in what has been a historic season for the Bulldogs. […]

Derrick Nix Gives Michigan State Chance To Win National Title

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Death and taxes are guarantees. So are NCAA tourney-opening wins by Michigan State under head coach Tom Izzo. The Spartans did it again on Thursday, cruising past Valparaiso 65-54. If you picked  the Crusaders hoping for the best, you were […]