Jim Boeheim Says Selection Committee Paid Too Much Attention To Syracuse's Losses

As holistic as the NCAA Tournament selection process is supposed to be, the committee members are as susceptible as anyone to conventional wisdom. Jim Boeheim and Syracuse learned this the hard way: If you’re a bubble team, it helps not to have a soundbite-length knock like “2-11 away from home” on your resumé, and…

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Lawyer Downplays Attempt To Pay Off Women's Basketball Player After Josh Jackson Allegedly Damaged Her Car

An attorney for Josh Jackson is trying to downplay claims that the Kansas forward’s legal team tried to pay off women’s basketball player McKenzie Calvert, in order to keep her from pressing vandalism charges after Jackson damaged her car in an argument.

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Bob Knight On Former Indiana Bosses: "I Hope They're All Dead"

Legendary former Indiana men’s basketball coach Bob Knight coached Indiana for 29 seasons until he was fired by the Hoosiers in 2000 over allegations that he was being an abusive asshole to his players. Knight’s dismissal was famously contentious, and Indiana students burned effigies of university leaders in protest.

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George Mason Forces OT With Jalen Jenkins Buzzer-Beater

Jalen Jenkins landed a layup as time expired in regulation to force overtime in George Mason’s A-10 tournament matchup against Fordham. Mason actually had an attempt to tie it up with seven seconds remaining as Marquise Moore was fouled, but Moore missed both free throws—setting the stage for Jenkins’s game-extending…

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Kansas Goes Down In Opening Game Of Big 12 Tournament

The top-ranked Kansas Jayhawks’ run in the Big 12 Tournament lasted exactly one game, as they just got bounced by TCU in the quarterfinals. Freshman superstar Josh Jackson was suspended for the game because of a traffic citation and his involvement probably had a large say in the outcome, since Kansas lost by just…

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Benches Clear As Steaming-Mad Chris Mullin Gets Into It With Georgetown Coaching Staff

Things got real testy in the second half of Georgetown’s meeting with St. John’s in the Big East Tournament. After Georgetown players took issue with a seemingly dirty foul, they scuffled a bit. Then, volcano of angry energy Chris Mullin left the bench and went out of his way to yell at John Thompson III.

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All Passengers Okay After Michigan Basketball Team Gets Into Plane Accident

The Michigan men’s basketball team kicked off their road to the Big Ten tournament with some scary-as-hell plane trouble this afternoon. While attempting to take off from an airport in Ypsilanti amidst heavy winds, the pilot decided not to leave the ground. Instead, they slammed on the brakes and the plane skidded off…

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Report: Josh Jackson Issued One-Game Suspension For Traffic Citation

According to the Kansas City Star, Kansas forward Josh Jackson has been suspended for the team’s first game in the Big 12 tournament. Provided the Jayhawks win their opening matchup against the winner of today’s Oklahoma-TCU clash, Jackson will be available to play in the semifinals.

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Northern Kentucky Makes NCAA Tournament In First Season Of Eligibility

Northern Kentucky spent a good chunk of the 1990s and 2000s as a strong D-II power, making the D-II NCAA Tournament 12 times in 15 years, winning a bunch of conference and division titles, and playing for two national championships. The Norse started the transition to D-I during the 2012-13 season, when they joined…

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Georgetown SID Shuts Down Reporter Who Asks About John Thompson III's Job

The past week—well, the past four years—has been rough for the Georgetown men’s basketball program, which is slowly coming to terms with the fact that it will have to part ways with John Thompson III in the very-near future. While students, fans, and pundits all see the falling curtain, the Hoyas public relations team…

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Cincinnati Coach Mick Cronin: NCAA Tournament Seeding Is All About Selling Tickets

While other coaches are quick to entertain questions regarding potential seeding and region placements in the weeks leading up to the NCAA tournament, Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin made clear on Wednesday that he’s not buying the NCAA’s athletes-first schtick.

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John Collins Might Just Will Wake Forest Into The Tournament

As was the case with several bubble teams, the last couple games of the regular season have been crucial for Wake Forest. Entering Wednesday night’s clash with No. 8 Louisville at 16-12 and 7-9 in conference play, the Demon Deacons desperately needed a signature upset to separate themselves from the bottom-feeders of…

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Northwestern Beats Michigan On Length Of The Court Pass, Buzzer-Beater

Northwestern knocked off Michigan 67-65, on a Dererk Pardon layup as time expired. Inbounding with 1.7 seconds left, Nathan Taphorn heaved the ball the length of the court, right into Pardon’s hands. The storming of the court afterwards was the most exciting thing to happen in Evanston, Ill. since, well, ever.

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This Basketball Child's Daring Climb Is The Sports Highlight Of The Night

An errant basketball took a desperate break in the name of freedom this evening and tried to escape a game between Boise State and Fresno State. Referees tried to dislodge it; didn’t work. Players tried to retrieve it; no dice.

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Georgetown Should Fire John Thompson III, And Probably Won't

With the Georgetown basketball team in the midst of its second straight losing season; fresh off four straight losses, including two to Big East basement-dwellers St. John’s and DePaul; devoid of hope for a post-season appearance; and the fan base drowning in its own toxic frustration, firing off a “Put John Thompson…

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Virginia Shuts Down North Carolina, Deals Tar Heels Historic Loss

Few teams score more than North Carolina. The fifth-ranked Tar Heels average 86.4 points per game, good for seventh in the nation and third among Power 5 teams. They’ve notched 100 or more five times this season and they average the most assists per game in the country.

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Prosecutor: Maurice Watson Forced Woman To Perform Oral Sex, Then Raped Her

Yesterday, injured Creighton star Maurice Watson turned himself in to Omaha police after they issued a warrant for his arrest on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault. Watson attended a court hearing today in Omaha on the charge, and a Douglas County judge set his bond at $750,000. He’ll need to post $75,000 to be…

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Gonzaga Faceplanted And Now UCLA Is Coming For The No. 1 Seed

Going into Saturday’s NCAA action, it looked like Gonzaga was a lock to earn the No. 1 seed in the West. Many, myself included, were prepared for the Bulldogs to finish the regular season undefeated and attempt a historic run through the tourney. Then the Bulldogs went and ate shit against BYU the same night UCLA…

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