WATCH: Syracuse Digs Deep For Second NCAA Tournament Win

Syracuse dug deep and held on to beat 6th-seeded TCU 57-52 to move on to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. Guards Frank Howard and Tyus Battle broke down how the Orange were able to rally after playing a close game Wednesday and what made the difference down the stretch Friday night against the Horned Frogs.
Via ACC Digital Network
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WATCH: Clemson's Guards Shine In Opening Round NCAA Tournament Win

The 5th-seeded Clemson Tigers opened NCAA Tournament play with a convincing 79-68 win over 12th-seeded New Mexico State. The guards led the way as Shelton Mitchell, Gabe Devoe, and Marcquise Reed combined for 60 points. Check out head coach Brad Brownell speak about their contributions to Clemson's first NCAA Tournament win since 2011.
Via ACC Digital Network
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WATCH: Florida State Regroups To Roll Missouri In NCAA Tournament Opener

Florida State fell behind 7-1 early to Missouri but didn't panic. The Noles stormed out to a 22-point halftime lead and held on for a 67-54 win over the 8th-seeded Tigers. Mfiondu Kabengele led FSU with 14 points and 12 rebounds and joined Phil Cofer and Trent Forrest at the postgame press conference to talk about how 9th-seeded Florida State was able to ride out the early storm...
Via ACC Digital Network
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Little Caesar’s to give away free lunch due to UMBC’s win over UVA

Little Caesar’s is giving the public a chance to eat lunch on the house, and UMBC deserves all the credit for it.The pizza chain previously announced a promotion it was running, which entailed Little Caesar’s giving away a free lunch combo on April 2 (the day of the 2018 National Championship game) if a No. 16 seed defeated a No. 1 seed in the Round of 64. Well, the Retrievers did...
Via The Sports Daily
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Virginia’s Bennett: "We got our butts whipped"

Last night, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County made NCAA history. Not only did they win their first tournament game in school history, but they knocked off the 1-seed Virginia Cavaliers. And not just any 1-seed, but THE 1-seed. Where they go from here, nobody knows. Perhaps they lose the next game by 40, but who cares? They just did something that nobody else has ever done...
Via The Sports Post
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WATCH: Shaka Smart postgame breakout session

Texas Men’s Basketball coach met with the media following Friday’s season-ending loss in Nashville.
Via Texas Longhorns Athletics
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ESPN says no perfect brackets remain after UMBC upset

UMBC’s win over Virginia was enough to end any chance of anyone putting together a perfect bracket in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge.ESPN said Sunday night that the UMBC upset meant that the first round of the tournament concluded with no perfect brackets intact. Sometimes a handful of brackets sneak into the third day of the tournament intact after someone nailed the winners of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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UCF uses UMBC upset to stump for expanded playoff

UMBC’s upset win over Virginia gave hope to underdogs everywhere, including one who still feels like they didn’t get their fair shot at the would-be champions.UCF, who went undefeated in college football but were left out of the four-team playoff, used the Retrievers’ upset to make a point about expanded playoffs giving underdogs a chance. Yes, it’s safe to say the Knights still...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Report: Isaac Haas wants to play despite fractured elbow

Star Purdue center Isaac Haas was ruled out of the NCAA Tournament after fracturing his elbow in Friday’s win, but he’s refusing to accept that diagnosis.According to CBS’s Allie LaForce, Haas practiced Saturday with a brace on his elbow and is pushing for NCAA clearance in order to possibly play against Butler on Sunday despite the injury. This would be a stunner, and could change...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Roy Williams touts undefeated first round record after Virginia loss

The Virginia Cavaliers proved Friday that nothing can ever be taken for granted in the NCAA Tournament. That is, unless you’re Roy Williams coaching in the first round.The North Carolina coach admitted that watching the Cavaliers fall in the first round stunned him — and made him even prouder of his 28-0 record in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament over his career. Frankly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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John Petty on NBA draft, NCAA tournament loss to Villanova

Alabama freshman John Petty after NCAA tournament loss to Villanova.
Via Alabama Crimson Tide Athletics
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duke player's mother involved in incident with Rhode Island fan during game

The Duke Blue Devils are imposing their will against a lesser Rhode Island team in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. Duke opened up an early double-digit lead and seems to be coasting along.Though, there appears to be an unfortunate backdrop to all of this. According to various reports, the mother of Duke freshman forward Wendell Carter was involved in an incident...
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Former Florida guard Brandone Francis a familiar face on Texas Tech bench

DALLAS — When Brandone Francis decided to transfer from Florida to Texas Tech, he probably never imagined he’d come head to head with the Gators. But that’s the case Saturday night as the No. 3-seeded Red Raiders take on the No. 6 Gators in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Francis, a reserve guard averaging 5.3 points per game, said he’ll treat it as any other game. He has...
Via SEC Country
20 hours ago

John Calipari hits out at Buffalo coach for ‘whining’ comment

The coaches in Saturday’s Buffalo-Kentucky second round game have sparked a bit of a miniature rivalry.Kentucky coach John Calipari did not take kindly to Buffalo coach Nate Oats’s accusation that he was “whining” about his team’s relative lack of experience, saying he was just being honest about his freshman-heavy team.“I don’t know if it’s whining or I’m telling the truth,” Calipari...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: UNC’s Theo Pinson 1-on-1 Before UNC vs. Texas A&M

UNC's Theo Pinson has been the spark plug for the Tar Heels, recording 5 double-doubles in the last 10 games. Pinson caught up with the ACC Digital Network's Wes Bryant to talk about how the Heels bounced back from a 5-5 start in ACC play and what this final run in the NCAA Tournament means to him and his team.
Via ACC Digital Network
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Mom of Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. was harassed by Rhode Island fans

Rhode Island fans shouted an expletive at the mom of Duke basketball player Wendell Carter Jr.
Via Sporting News
19 hours ago

Jairus Lyles brushes aside question about DMs

UMBC star Jairus Lyles’s DMs are not open for business.As the leading name on college basketball’s newest Cinderella, Lyles was subjected to a throng of media asking all sorts of questions on Saturday. Perhaps the most unusual was someone asking him if anyone had tried to slide into his DMs on Twitter. A calm, collected answer if there ever was one.Until they’re out of the tournament...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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WATCH: NCAA 2nd Round | Syracuse Players Press Conference

Syracuse guards Tyus Battle & Frank Howard prior to the Orange's NCAA Tournament second round game vs. Michigan State in Detroit. Complete transcript:
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WATCH: Luke Maye's Rise To Stardom at UNC

A year ago, Luke Maye averaged 5.5 PPG as a reserve for North Carolina before etching his name in college basketball history with one of the most memorable shots to beat Kentucky in the Elite 8. The Tar Heels went on to win the 2017 National Championship and Maye used the confidence from his iconic shot to propel him to new heights this season as one of Carolina's go-to players.
Via ACC Digital Network
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WATCH: NCAA 2nd Round | Jim Boeheim Press Conference

Syracuse basketball head coach Jim Boeheim prior to the Orange's NCAA Tournament second round game vs. Michigan State in Detroit. Complete transcript:
Via Syracuse Orange Athletics
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Basketball: Wildcats 2017-18 season in review

The 2017-18 basketball season for the Arizona Wildcats season was one not to be forgotten. Let’s take a look back and see how it all unfolded. Heading into this season, the Arizona Basketball team had high expectations. They had one of the best players in college basketball joining their team, Deandre Ayton, they had two […] Arizona Basketball: Wildcats 2017-18 season in review ...
Via Zona Zealots
18 hours ago

Coach K honors Pat Summitt after passing her on wins list

Duke University men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski stands by himself with the most wins in Division 1 basketball history after his Blue Devils defeated Rhode Island in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday.With the win, Coach K surpasses the legendary Pat Summitt with the most wins in either men’s or women’s history. On the bench in Durham since 1980, Krzyzewski...
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Jim Boeheim fiercely defends Tony Bennett after Virginia loss

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is not having the criticism of Virginia’s Tony Bennett.Bennett continued what has become a disappointing tournament record by losing to 16th-seeded UMBC in the first round on Friday night, leading to a heavy barrage of criticism directed at Bennett’s record and style of basketball. Boeheim wasn’t having that, offering an extended monologue about how Bennett...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cassius Winston must lead the Michigan State Basketball team through Syracuse’s zone

In the First Round of the NCAA Tournament at Little Caesers Arena against 14-seeded Bucknell, the Michigan State Basketball team finally put together the high-powered offensive performance they have been searching for since the final stretch of the regular season. Miles Bridges’s 29 points and the re-emergence of Josh Langford’s mid-range shot were big reasons for that. But what...
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Duke’ Mike Krzyzewski praises Vols legend Pat Summitt after breaking all-time wins record

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski showed plenty of class after surpassing the great Pat Summitt on the all-time win’s list Saturday afternoon. Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils defeated Rhode Island 87-62, giving the coach his 1,099th career victory. That win gives Krzyzewski the all-time record for wins by a men’s or women’s coach, a mark previously held by Summitt. Krzyzewski was asked about...
Via SEC Country
17 hours ago
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