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article March 22, 2017

Ranking Possible NCAA Title Games

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With the NCAA Tournament down to its Sweet 16, there are still 64 possible national championship matchups on the table. If your bracket's broken, what should you be rooting for if you want to see the best possible basketball with the best storylines? More»
GettyImages-654966646 article March 21, 2017

Best of the NCAA Tourney's First Week

While there weren't as many upsets and game-winning shots as many would have hoped, the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament still provided plenty of compelling theater. Let's look back at the best players and games of the first two rounds. More»
GettyImages-655326198 article March 20, 2017

Ranking The Sweet 16 Title Chances

Fifty-two NCAA Tournament teams have been eliminated, leaving just 16 national title contenders as the bracket moves on to the regionals. How do the remaining teams' chances stack up? Let's re-rank them based on talent, path and championship ability. More»
GettyImages-655387126 article March 20, 2017

Sweet Carolina! Devils See Hell

Despite shooting only 20 percent in the first half, South Carolina did the unthinkable on Sunday, overcoming its lack of March Madness history to upset Duke with a 65-point second half, dealing one last twist to a Blue Devils season that never went as expected. More»
GettyImages-655368990 article March 20, 2017

Dorsey Sends Rams To End Of Rhode

Rhode Island entered Sunday as one of the hottest teams in the country, and it showed for much of the game against Oregon. But thanks to more late-game heroics from Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey, the Ducks pulled off the escape. More»
GettyImages-655286090 article March 19, 2017

Shock Topped: Kentucky Marches On

Thanks to blocks on each of Wichita State's final two possessions, Kentucky hung on for a 65-62 win on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, advancing to the Sweet 16 after a back-and-forth, down-to-the-wire game that lived up to high pregame expectations. More»
GettyImages-655253488 article March 19, 2017

Moe-ving On: Michigan Grounds Cards

With its potent outside shooting limited by Louisville's defense, Michigan showed off its versatility on Sunday, continuing its remarkable March run by upsetting the Cardinals behind the play of forwards Moe Wagner and D.J. Wilson. More»
northwestern-fan article March 19, 2017

Northwestern Has A New Famous Fan

It's not a Northwestern game without countless fan reaction shots, from Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Doug Collins. But as the Wildcats lost to Gonzaga on Saturday, CBS cameras made an emotional young fan into the face of Northwestern's NCAA Tournament exit. More»
GettyImages-654961900 article March 19, 2017

Xavier's Sour Year Finds Sweetness

When this season began, nobody would have questioned Xavier making a deep tourney run. Three weeks ago, however, it might have sounded crazy. But behind Trevon Bluiett, Xavier has shaken off a rough season, blowing out Florida State to reach the Sweet 16. More»
GettyImages-654954948 article March 19, 2017

Zags Oust 'Cats, Aim For Own History

Despite a big comeback in the second half, No. 8 seed Northwestern fell short against No. 1 Gonzaga on Saturday, ending its history-making first trip to the NCAA Tournament. Its exit, however, keeps the door open for more history as the Zags pursue their first Final Four. More»
iowastate-purdue article March 18, 2017

NCAA Second-Round Matchup Rankings

The first round of the NCAA Tournament was filled with competitive games, but it didn't provide the usual memorable moments that make the tournament special. The good news is that plenty of intriguing matchups are on the second-round slate. More»
GettyImages-654615708 article March 18, 2017

Flyers Grounded By Wichita Defense

Wichita State beat Dayton on Friday in a physical, down-to-the-wire game that proved to be one of the best of the first round of the NCAA Tournament. It's just too bad that the Flyers and underseeded Shockers were stuck playing each other so soon. More»
GettyImages-654595540 article March 17, 2017

First Four And More: USC Still Dancing

Stuck on the bubble in the regular season, USC has won two NCAA Tournament games to get to the second round, coming from behind to beat Providence in the First Four, then engineering another double-digit comeback to beat SMU on Friday. More»
GettyImages-654572246 article March 17, 2017

Hogs Win After Flagrant Controversy

No. 8 seed Arkansas beat No. 9 seed Seton Hall 77-71 in part because of a controversial Flagrant 1 call against Desi Rodriguez in which he attempted a standard intentional foul late but was called for a flagrant for pushing from behind and making no play on the ball. More»
GettyImages-654522976 article March 17, 2017

Michigan Outshoots Pokes In Thriller

Michigan entered the NCAA Tournament as one of the nation's hottest teams, and it didn't disappoint in the first round. In a game that lived up to its offense-first expectations, the Wolverines beat Oklahoma State 92-91 in the tourney's best game so far. More»
GettyImages-654237106 article March 17, 2017

NCAA Tourney Day 1: What We Learned

The first full day of NCAA Tournament is finished, and after last year's tourney set such a high standard, Thursday couldn't help but feel like a bit of a letdown, even if nearly all the games were competitive. So what did we learn? Here are 10 takeaways. More»
GettyImages-654215410 article March 16, 2017

Go Wild! 'Cats Win After Vandy Gaffe

After blowing a double-digit lead, Northwestern earned its first-ever NCAA Tournament win in dramatic fashion, making two free throws after Vanderbilt mistakenly fouled Bryant McIntosh with a one-point lead in the final moments of the game. More»
GettyImages-654189034 article March 16, 2017

This MTSU 'Upset' Shocks Nobody

One year ago, Middle Tennessee ruined countless brackets with a massive upset of Michigan State. On Thursday, the No. 12 seed Blue Raiders beat No. 5 Minnesota 81-72, but nothing about the game or the result felt much like an upset. More»
GettyImages-651898486 article March 16, 2017

Crean Out At Indiana After Nine Years

Indiana just couldn't help but become a part of the March Madness conversation, announcing the firing of coach Tom Crean after nine seasons just as the first round of the NCAA Tournament tipped off on Thursday afternoon. More»
GettyImages-640266692 article March 15, 2017

Five Final Four Sleepers To Watch

More often than not, the Final Four is filled with pre-tournament favorites, but there has often been room for a least one wild card -- especially recently. From Iowa State to Saint Mary's, here are five sleepers that could be Final Four threats. More»

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