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article March 25, 2017

What To Watch In The Elite Eight

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The NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight presents an interesting blend of teams playing for Final Four bids on Saturday and Sunday, featuring a mix of bluebloods, three SEC teams and three programs hoping to win a regional final for the first time ever. More»
GettyImages-657506126 article March 25, 2017

Kentucky Outfoxes Ball, Bruins

Of the three star freshman guards on the court, De'Aaron Fox often hasn't gotten as much attention as teammate Malik Monk and UCLA's Lonzo Ball, but he stole the show on Friday, scoring 39 points to lead Kentucky to a Sweet 16 win over UCLA. More»
GettyImages-657475908 article March 25, 2017

Fresh Berry Allows UNC To Cruise

An ankle injury limited Joel Berry during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, but North Carolina fans can breathe a sigh of relief after the star guard scored a team-high 26 points to lead the Tar Heels to a 92-80 Sweet 16 win over Butler. More»
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Florida Flying High Entering Sweet 16

Florida has flown under the radar in March, but it should not be taken lightly. With an excellent defense and balanced scoring on offense, the Gators are coming off a dominant win over Virginia and are the Sweet 16's most underappreciated team. More»
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Purdoomed: Kansas Is Title Favorite

While Purdue gave Kansas a game early, the No. 1 seed Jayhawks obliterated the Boilermakers in the second half behind Frank Mason, big 3-pointers and mesmerizing dunks, ultimately winning 98-66 in a Sweet 16 performance that showed why Kansas is the team to beat. More»
GettyImages-657053820 article March 24, 2017

Michigan Can't Answer Bell, Ducks

Michigan often lives and dies by the 3-pointer, and it proved true again on Thursday night. Thanks to a great night from Jordan Bell and Tyler Dorsey and Michigan's missed three at the buzzer, Oregon is moving on to the Elite Eight. More»
sweet16-guide article March 23, 2017

What To Watch In The Sweet 16

After a three-day break following last week's marathon, the NCAA Tournament gets going again on Thursday and Friday nights with its regional semifinals. This is our guide to what to watch and what to expect in the eight Sweet 16 matchups. More»
GettyImages-625640654 article March 23, 2017

Swanigan Can Bust Your Bracket

The likely national player of the year, Frank Mason, will be on the floor when Kansas takes on Purdue in the Sweet 16 on Friday. But if the Boilermakers pull the upset, it may be more proof that no player has been more valuable than Caleb Swanigan. More»
kentucky-gonzaga article March 22, 2017

Ranking Possible NCAA Title Games

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»

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