NCAA Sweet 16: (1) North Carolina vs. (4) Gonzaga

East Region: No. 1 North Carolina (30-4) vs. No. 4 Gonzaga (28-5)
When: Thursday, 9:57 p.m., EDT
Where: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee


NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS

1) Make it Wayne Let's get this out of the way for those waking from comas: Tyler Hansbrough is the ACC's all-time leading scorer and Tywon Lawson's got an… » 3/27/09 4:45pm 3/27/09 4:45pm

NCAA Sweet 16: (2) Michigan State vs. (3) Kansas

West Region: No. 2 Michigan State (28-6) vs. No. 3 Kansas (27-7)
When: Thursday, 9:37 p.m., EDT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana


MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS

1) START THE CLOCK! I would like to thank Pete for reminding me about one of the darkest moments in MSU basketball history. (See below.) Michigan… » 3/27/09 1:00pm 3/27/09 1:00pm

NCAA Sweet 16: (2) Oklahoma vs. (3) Syracuse

South Region: No. 2 Oklahoma (29-5) vs. No. 3 Syracuse (28-9)
When: Friday, 7:27 p.m., EDT
Where: FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee


OKLAHOMA SOONERS

1) So we meet again The last time Oklahoma and Syracuse met on the hardwood, it was in the East regional final of the 2003 NCAA tournament. The third-seeded Orange, led by… » 3/27/09 12:00pm 3/27/09 12:00pm

NCAA Sweet 16: (1) Louisville vs. (12) Arizona

Midwest Region: No. 1 Louisville (30-5) vs. No. 12 Arizona (21-13)
When: Friday, 7:07 p.m., EDT
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana


LOUISVILLE CARDINALS

1) Introducing T-Will Terrence Williams, better known as T-Will, is as exciting and athletic as any player entering the dance. He is Mr. Everything for… » 3/27/09 10:00am 3/27/09 10:00am

NCAA Sweet 16: (2) Duke vs. (3) Villanova

East Region: No. 2 Duke (30-6) vs. No. 3 Villanova (28-7)
When: Thursday, 9:57 p.m., EDT
Where: TD Banknorth Garden, Boston, Massachusetts


DUKE BLUE DEVILS

1) Zoooooooooooubek Anyone who watched Villanova pound UCLA into frightened little schoolgirls knows that the key to this weekend's matchup is for Duke to try… » 3/26/09 5:15pm 3/26/09 5:15pm

NCAA Sweet 16: (1) Connecticut vs. (5) Purdue

West Region: No. 1 Connecticut (29-4) vs. No. 5 Purdue (27-9)
When: Thursday, 7:07 p.m., EDT
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona


CONNECTICUT HUSKIES

1) More Than the Sum of their Parts The Huskies have made a habit of winning without key individuals all season long. Forward Stanley Robinson sat… » 3/26/09 1:50pm 3/26/09 1:50pm

NCAA First Round: (5) Florida State vs. (12) Wisconsin

East Region: No. 5 Florida State (25-9) vs. No. 12 Wisconsin (19-12)
When: Friday, 9:55 p.m., EDT
Where: Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho


FLORIDA STATE SEMINOLES

1) Douglas 3:16 says "You just got scalped." Florida State point guard, ACC first teamer, and conference player of the year runner-up Toney Douglas was born… » 3/20/09 10:40am 3/20/09 10:40am

NCAA First Round: (2) Michigan State vs. (15) Robert Morris

Midwest Region: No. 2 Michigan State (26-6) vs. No. 15 Robert Morris (24-10)
When: Friday, 9:50 p.m., EDT
Where: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota


MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS

1) Man dates This March marks the 30th anniversary of Michigan State's first national championship, their legendary 1979 win… » 3/20/09 10:00am 3/20/09 10:00am

NCAA First Round: (8) Ohio State vs. (9) Siena

Midwest Region: No. 8 Ohio State (22-10) vs. No. 9 Siena (26-7)
When: Friday, 9:40 p.m., EDT
Where: University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio


OHIO STATE BUCKEYES

1) They don't reload; it's an automatic Few programs have been as affected by the NBA age limit rule as Ohio State's, perhaps because few coaches seem to care… » 3/20/09 9:35am 3/20/09 9:35am

NCAA First Round: (4) Wake Forest vs. (13) Cleveland State

Midwest Region: No. 4 Wake Forest (24-6) vs. No. 13 Cleveland State (25-10)
When: Friday, 9:40 p.m., EDT
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida


WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS

1) James Johnson knows the Crane Technique Note to tournament teams: don't fight James Johnson. James, 21-0 in his fighting career, is the… » 3/20/09 8:15am 3/20/09 8:15am

NCAA First Round: (4) Xavier vs. (13) Portland State

East Region: No. 4 Xavier (25-7) vs. No. 13 Portland State (23-9)
When: Friday, 7:25 p.m., EDT
Where: Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho


XAVIER MUSKETEERS

1) A-10 bad, non-conference good Coach Sean Miller has Xavier prepared for the tournament. The Muskies have non-conference wins over the Big 12 tourney champs… » 3/19/09 5:45pm 3/19/09 5:45pm

NCAA First Round: (7) Boston College vs. (10) USC

Midwest Region: No. 7 Boston College (22-11) vs. No. 10 USC (21-12)
When: Friday, 7:20 p.m., EDT
Where: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota


BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES

1) The Rice Man Cometh When Tyrese Rice debuted on the Heights four years ago he made Jamal Crawford look like a guy who was bashful when… » 3/19/09 5:15pm 3/19/09 5:15pm

NCAA First Round: (1) Louisville vs. (16) Morehead State

Midwest Region: No. 1 Louisville (28-5) vs. No. 16 Morehead State (20-15)
When: Friday, 7:10 p.m., EDT
Where: University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio


LOUISVILLE CARDINALS

1) Introducing T-Will Terrence Williams, better known as T-Will, is as exciting and athletic as any player entering the dance. He is Mr. Everything for… » 3/19/09 3:50pm 3/19/09 3:50pm

NCAA First Round: (5) Utah vs. (12) Arizona

Midwest Region: No. 5 Utah (24-9) vs. No. 12 Arizona (19-13)
When: Friday, 7:10 p.m., EDT
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida


UTAH UTES

1) Fun Facts The men's basketball team won the NCAA title in 1944 and the NIT crown in 1947. Arnie Ferrin, the only four-time All-American in Utah basketball history,… » 3/19/09 3:35pm 3/19/09 3:35pm

NCAA First Round: (3) Missouri vs. (14) Cornell

West Region: No. 3 Missouri (28-6) vs. No. 14 Cornell (21-9)
When: Friday, 3:00 p.m., EDT
Where: Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho


MISSOURI TIGERS

1) Forty Minutes of...well, something. Here's what's so awesome about this year's Missouri team: you really, reeeeally don't know what you're going to see when the Tigers are… » 3/19/09 11:35am 3/19/09 11:35am

NCAA First Round: (6) West Virginia vs. (11) Dayton

Midwest Region: No. 6 West Virginia (23-11) vs. No. 11 Dayton (26-7)
When: Friday, 3:00 p.m., EDT
Where: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota



WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS

1) Can I Get One In Napping or Work Avoidance...or Chemistry? In 2008 it was reported that WVU had granted an MBA to the daughter… » 3/19/09 11:25am 3/19/09 11:25am

NCAA First Round: (1) Pittsburgh vs. (16) East Tennessee State

East Region: No. 1 Pittsburgh (28-4) vs. No. 16 East Tennessee State (23-10)
When: Friday, 2:55 p.m., EDT
Where: University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio


PITTSBURGH PANTHERS

1) Gary McGhee plays for Pitt. Well, kinda. I'll try and make this as objective as possible, but he might be the worst basketball player to see… » 3/19/09 10:45am 3/19/09 10:45am

NCAA First Round: (6) Arizona State vs. (11) Temple

South Region: No. 6 Arizona State (24-9) vs. No. 11 Temple (22-11)
When: Friday, 2:45 p.m., EDT
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida


ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS

1) What about the Devil's haircut? The Sun Devil "pitchfork" is a well-known symbol among the Arizona State faithful, but ignorance of this practice… » 3/19/09 10:25am 3/19/09 10:25am

NCAA First Round: (6) Marquette vs. (11) Utah State

West Region: No. 6 Marquette (24-9) vs. No. 11 Utah State (30-4)
When: Friday, 12:30 p.m., EDT
Where: Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho


MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES

1) More Dominic James Melodrama The oft-maligned Dominic James was Marquette's most important player, despite Doug Gottlieb-esque 46% free throw shooting. In his… » 3/19/09 9:55am 3/19/09 9:55am