2013 NCAA Tournament: Louisville Cardinals’ Depth on Full Display in Win over Wichita St. Shockers

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The Louisville Cardinals won a tense national semifinal over the Wichita St. Shockers 72-68 tonight. This was a game that came down to the final seconds following the Cardinals coming back from a 12-point deficit in the second half. If […]

2013 NCAA Tournament: Final Four Are Here

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This week has been far from the NCAA‘s best. Between scandals involving the Rutgers Scarlet Knights‘ basketball team, the Auburn Tigers‘ football team from 2010 that won the national championship and the Pac 12 conference’s basketball referees, it’s been a […]

2013 NCAA Tournament: Nik Stauskas Key to Michigan’s Domination of Florida

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Both the Syracuse Orangemen and the Florida Gators play a 2-3 zone defense. Both teams experienced opposite fortunes this weekend in the NCAA tournament as the Orangemen advanced to the final four while the Gators were manhandled by the Michigan […]

2013 NCAA Tournament: Poor Three-Point Shooting After Hot Start Doomed Arizona

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The Arizona Wildcats‘ NCAA tournament run ended tonight in a 73-70 loss to the Ohio St. Buckeyes. Specifically, the Wildcats’ run ended at the three-point line. And I’m not referring to LaQuinton Ross‘ game-winning three-point shot. I’m referring to the […]

2013 NCAA Tournament: Points in Paint the Key to Marquette Advancing to Elite 8

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The Marquette Golden Eagles advanced to the Elite 8 of this year’s NCAA tournament with a very impressive 71-61 win over the favored Miami (FL) Hurricanes. While the win was by 10 points, the game was never even that close […]

2013 NCAA Tournament: It was Inside Versus Outside in Butler-Marquette Thriller

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For the second straight game, the Marquette Golden Eagles won a game that came down to the final seconds. In defeating the Butler Bulldogs 74-72, the Golden Eagles had to endure an incredibly tense final minute. That final minute was […]

2013 NCAA Tournament: Michigan Wolverines Dominate Thanks to Their Big Four

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On Thursday, I wrote about how the Michigan Wolverines needed big performances out of three members of their starting line-up due to Trey Burke having an off night. Those three men were Tim Hardaway Jr., Glenn Robinson III, and Mitch […]

2013 NCAA Tournament: Wisconsin Dooms Themselves Again With Poor Offensive Philosophy

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In today’s 57-46 loss to the Ole Miss Rebels, the Wisconsin Badgers showed once again that they will never make a run to the final four or even the elite eight in the foreseeable future. For the Rebels, it was […]

2013 NCAA Tournament: Michigan Supporting Cast Picks up the Slack For Trey Burke

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Trey Burke has been the unquestioned leader and best player for the Michigan Wolverines basketball team almost since his arrival in Ann Arbor. Tonight in the Wolverines’ NCAA tournament opener, Burke had one of his worst games of the season. […]

2013 NCAA Tournament: Kelly Olynyk Saved Gonzaga Against Southern

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs narrowly escaped living in infamy as the first one seed to lose to a 16 seed in the history of the NCAA tournament. They didn’t, beating the Southern Jaguars 64-58 in a game that was close the […]

2013 NCAA Tournament: How Long Can the St. Louis Billikens’ Run Continue?

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One of the more emotional stories in college basketball this season has been the story of the Saint Louis Billikens. The Billikens dedicated their season to the memory of their coach Rick Majerus. Majerus died on December 1, 2012 while […]

NCAA Tournament: Tom Izzo Looking to Coach his Way to Seventh Final Four

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The Michigan St. Spartans looked very impressive in their 65-54 win over the Valparaiso Crusaders to open their NCAA tournament run. The Spartans lead by nearly 30 points in the second half and cruised for the majority of the game. […]