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  • Five bold predictions for the NCAA Sweet 16

    Villanova being the first one-seed to fall? Check. The Big 12 struggling? Check. Cinderella's slipper not fitting Stephen F. Austin this year? Check. Those were just some of the predictions yours truly made before the NCAA Tournament began that proved...
  • A look at the NCAA's Sweet 16 matchups

    After upsets galore on Thursday, the NCAA Tournament has arrived at the Sweet 16 without any small-conference Cinderellas. Fourteen of the teams that will be playing on the second weekend are from power conferences, led by a record-tying five teams...
  • Three No. 1 seeds , including unbeaten Kentucky, still alive

    When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs to win four of those games to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. The Wildcats improved to 36-0...
  • The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament

     The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament
    Their job is to make the head coach look good. And to leave opposing players in tears. When the brackets are revealed on Selection Sunday, the players celebrate. Parents make travel plans. Head coaches knock out media responsibilities. The assistants in...
  • Five regional semifinalists sweet, but ACC needs to end Final Four drought

    Five regional semifinalists sweet, but ACC needs to end Final Four drought
    Absent remarkable stamina, a forgiving boss, Dan Patrick’s man cave and Jerry Lucas’ memory, absorbing the NCAA tournament’s 48-games-in-four days opening salvo borders on impossible. You simply need some time to process it all before...
  • Greg Cote: Midnight comes early for Cinderella in March Madness

    This is the break at the midpoint of the annual American basketball bacchanalia March Madness, the pause that allows your brackets to breathe always assuming your brackets have any life left and have not been ripped to confetti in frustration by now. The...
  • Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic

    Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic
    The calendar said March 1, but Tom Izzo knew better. It's not March until the brackets come out. So on the day that followed Feb. 28, Izzo set a lineup at Wisconsin that didn't include his most important player. He benched the bruising Branden Dawson,...
  • NCAA tournament roundup: Day 4

    NCAA tournament roundup: Day 4
    Top seeds Wisconsin and Duke were among the NCAA tournament winners Sunday. No. 4 Louisville 66, No. 5 Northern Iowa 53: Terry Rozier had 25 points and seven assists, and Rick Pitino directed the undermanned, fourth-seeded Cards to a 66-53 victory...
  • Louisville back to Sweet 16 with 66-53 victory over No Iowa

    Early exit or Final Four — Louisville coach Rick Pitino said he wouldn't be surprised by either this season. Well, how 'bout another Sweet 16 for the Cardinals, a team the coach doesn't compare with his best but refuses to give up on, either....
  • Louisville turns back Northern Iowa, advances to Sweet 16

    SEATTLE With his hands clasped behind his back, Rick Pitino bent over, stomped on the sidelines and screamed defensive instructions to his Louisville Cardinals as they locked in on the bewildered Northern Iowa Panthers. Admittedly, the Hall of Fame coach...
  • Down to 16 teams, NCAA Tournament still has a lot to watch

    It's the Sweet 16 — the second week of the NCAA Tournament — and that means bragging rights for college basketball programs. Check the cover of media guides or banners adorning arenas. They always start with Sweet 16 appearances. No...