Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wake Forest sophomore Arnaud William Adala Moto to transfer

    Fay Observer "Wake Forest coach Danny Manning, who was hired earlier this month, announced Wednesday that sophomore forward Arnaud William Adala Moto has decided to transfer. The 6-foot-6 Adala Moto started 11 games during the 2013-14 season, averaging 6.9 points with 5.2 rebounds while contributing as a..." April 24

  • Former Marquette commit Marial Shayok picks Virginia

    College Basketball Talk "Maria Shayok, a three-star small forward in the Class of 2014, has committed to Virginia. This news came according to Evan Daniels of, who tweeted the commitment on Tuesday night. “Happy to announce I’ve committed to the University of Virginia!” Shayok tweeted. Shayok, the..." April 23

  • Clemson junior K.J. McDaniels will leave school and enter NBA Draft "Clemson junior K.J. McDaniels will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, a source told on Tuesday. A formal announcment could come within the next 24 hours. McDaniels has gone from a borderline top-150 player in the Class of 2011 to a legitimate NBA..." April 22

  • Blue Devils land transfer Sean Obi "The Duke Blue Devils have landed Rice Owls transfer Sean Obi. The 6-foot-9, 265-pound big man told that he committed to Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils on Monday night. The Nigerian native averaged 11.4 points and led Conference USA in rebounding (9.3) as a freshman this past..." April 21

  • OLSH guard Johnson signs with Pitt

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Our Lady of the Sacred Heart basketball standout Cameron Johnson signed with Pitt Monday, giving the Panthers three WPIAL recruits in the Class of 2014. The 6-foot-8, 185-pound combination guard averaged 27.8 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists as a senior and finished with 1,175 career..." April 21

  • Former NC State commit Torian Graham signs with Houston

    College Basketball Talk "Days after losing its two top scorers to transfers, Houston scored a commitment from a former top 100 recruit on Sunday morning. Torian Graham, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from the Class of 2012 who spent the past two seasons at Chipola Junior College (Fla.), announced via Twitter that he had..." April 20

  • Rodney Hood leaves Duke for draft "One day after freshman star Jabari Parker officially left for the NBA, fellow Duke forward Rodney Hood did the same. The 6-foot-8 Hood, who played just one season in Durham after transferring from Mississippi State, is considered a definitive first-rounder by many NBA executives and could wind..." April 18

  • Jabari Parker would be top pick in 2015 if he returned to Duke

    Fansided "There is a lot of debate about what Duke freshman Jabari Parker should and will do this offseason when it comes to declaring for the NBA Draft or returning for another year with Coach K at Duke. Paker is projected to be one of the top picks in the draft this year but if he decides to stay another..." April 17

  • Olivier Hanlan will remain at Boston College "A small bit of positive college hoops news has trickled out of Boston. Olivier Hanlan, who is BC's best player now that Ryan Anderson has opted to transfer, will stay on the team next season. Hanlan is a pro prospect and one of the best Boston College recruits in the past decade. He averaged..." April 16

  • Duke’s Jabari Parker will make 2014 NBA Draft decision on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker was honored with the Wayman Tisdale Award as college basketball’s top freshman on Monday, but the 6-foot-8 forward will also decide on his future this week, according to a report from the AP. Parker — in Oklahoma City to accept the Tisdale Award — told the AP..." April 15

  • Syracuse sophomore forward Jerami Grant to enter NBA draft

    SI - NCAAB - One and One "Syracuse forward Jerami Grant plans to announce he’s heading to the NBA draft, his father Harvey told on Monday. Grant is the second Syracuse underclassmen to declare for the 2014 draft, as point guard Tyler Ennis declared soon after the season ended. Syracuse departing senior C.J. Fair..." April 14

  • Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson heading to Ohio State "Virginia Tech transfer Trevor Thompson is heading to Ohio State, sources tell Thompson, a 6-foot-11 center from Indianapolis, played just one season in Blacksburg. He averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds, going for 15 points and six rebounds in a loss to Duke in late..." April 13

  • Maryland assistant Spinelli joins Jim Christian's Boston College staff "Maryland assistant Scott Spinelli is headed to Boston College to be Jim Christian's top assistant, sources said. An official announcement is expected soon. Spinelli spent the last three seasons on Mark Turgeon's staff at Maryland. A Massachusetts native, Spinelli is a 1989 graduate of..." April 13

  • An NCAA ruling might cost Syracuse center Chino Obokoh a year of eligibility "Chinonso Obokoh, Syracuse's freshman center, has lost a year of college basketball eligibility because the NCAA ruled that his Rochester high school improperly classified him as a student when he arrived from Nigeria. At issue, essentially, is how many years Obokoh spent in high school. He came..." April 10

  • Arizona favored to win next year's college hoops title "The nets at AT&T Stadium in Dallas are just freshly cut down by national champions Connecticut, but that doesn't mean we cant start looking ahead to futures for the winner of next year's Big Dance. The Arizona Wildcats and head coach Sean Miller, were oh so close to this year's Final Four and..." April 09

  • GMs think K.J. McDaniels is the best sleeper in class

    Fansided "As the NBA Draft approaches this June, we’re going to start hearing names like Julius Randle, Andrew Wigging, Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker even more than we already are. But while this year’s class has a definitive top tier of players, there are still those hanging out below that tier who carry..." April 08

  • Nick Faust, Shaq Cleare, Roddy Peters transferring from Maryland "Maryland has some optimism heading into the offseason, and the Terrapins have even appeared in some way-too-early 2014-15 rankings. But Tuesday evening brought some interesting news. Nick Faust, Shaq Cleare and Roddy Peters have all decided to transfer from Maryland. “I really enjoyed..." April 08

  • Ryan Anderson to transfer from Boston College

    College Basketball Talk "Boston College ended the year 8-24 (4-14 ACC), firing head coach Steve Donahue on March 18 after four seasons. Ohio head coach Jim Christian was named the successor five days ago, and he’ll begin his tenure without second-leading scorer and top rebounder Ryan Anderson. On Monday night, a few..." April 08

  • T.J. Warren announces early entry into NBA Draft

    Sporting News "N.C. State guard T.J. Warren, perhaps college basketball's best scorer, has announced he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Warren is projected as a late lottery pick in Sporting News' latest mock draft. The 6-8 Warren helped his cause down the stretch of the season with 19 straight 20-point games..." April 08

  • Michal Cekovsky commits to Maryland Terrapins

    Fansided "The once proud Maryland Terrapins’ basketball program struggled mightily this season, missing out on a berth in the NCAA Tournament. On Monday, they may have started their return towards the top (in the Big 10 instead of the ACC). 3-star big man Michal Cekovsky gave his pledge to the..." April 07

  • McAdoo to exit UNC early, enter NBA draft "North Carolina forward James Michael McAdoo will forgo his senior season and enter the NBA draft, it was announced Thursday. "I just feel I am ready to play at the next level and excited about that challenge," McAdoo said in a statement released by the school. "I had chances to go after my..." April 04

  • Boston College turns to Ohio’s Jim Christian as head coach

    Boston Herald "Jim Christian has a futuristic vision for the Boston College basketball program inspired by working models from the past. The 49-year-old was introduced as the Eagles 12th head coach by athletic director Brad Bates during a conference call yesterday afternoon. Christian will be formally..." April 04

  • Danny Manning is leaving Tulsa to be the next coach at Wake Forest "Tulsa's Danny Manning has reached an agreement in principle to become Wake Forest's next head coach, a source told early Friday. A formal announcement is expected soon. Manning, 47, spoke with Wake Forest officials earlier this week and visited the campus Wednesday, at which..." April 04

  • Ohio's Jim Christian named head coach at Boston College "Jim Christian has been named the head coach at Boston College, sources confirmed to and the Athens Messenger first reported the news. Christian has been at Ohio for the last two seasons, going 49-22 after taking over for John Groce. He spent the previous four seasons..." April 03

  • BC needs to make splash with hire

    Boston Globe "Time’s a wastin’ at the Heights, as Boston College is one of the few Division 1 programs still without a basketball coach. Athletic director Brad Bates is likely headed for North Texas to the Final Four to potentially field interest from additional candidates about the vacant position. This is..." April 03

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

  • Several scouts believe Jabari Parker will return to Duke

    Sporting News "Duke forward Jabari Parker — projected as the No. 1 pick by Sporting News — will be a surefire lottery pick if he chooses to enter the NBA draft. But that may not be enough for Parker, who is considering a second collegiate season, according to Chad Ford of (via Real GM). Multiple NBA..." April 02

  • Duke commit Grayson Allen is the player you will love to hate

    SB Nation "Meet Grayson Allen, a 6'4 shooting guard from Jacksonville Fla. He's going to Duke next year, and he already knows you're going to hate him. "I think it's going to be a lot of fun," Allen said of the taunting he's expecting from opposing fans next season on Tuesday at the media session for the..." April 02

  • NIT semifinal win 'most special moment' yet for Larry Brown, SMU hoops

    Dallas Morning News "Back home in the Big Apple, coaching in Madison Square Garden, SMU coach Larry Brown looked very much in his element Tuesday night. He barked at his players, shouted at officials and changed emotions with each point swing as the Mustangs beat Clemson, 65-59, in the semifinals of the National..." April 02

  • Osenieks surprises, helps Minnesota Gophers advance to NIT final

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Three weeks ago, Williams Arena fans thought they’d witnessed the end of Oto Osenieks’ career. Hampered by knee injuries, the junior power forward had announced he would hang up his sneakers, ending his career in maroon and gold as a student manager rather than a player. Tuesday, it was that..." April 02

  • Minnesota 67, Florida St. 64

    ProSportsDaily "Austin Hollins scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds as the Golden Gophers outlasted the Seminoles in New York to advance to the NIT final. DeAndre Mathieu added 17 points, four rebounds and four assists for Minnesota (24-13), which will meet Southern Methodist in Thursday's championship..." April 02

  • Southern Methodist 65, Clemson 59

    ProSportsDaily "Markus Kennedy recorded 21 points, nine rebounds and three steals as the Mustangs downed the Tigers in New York to advance to the NIT final. Nic Moore added 13 points, five rebounds and four assists while Nick Russell scored 10 for Southern Methodist (27-9), which will face Minnesota in..." April 02

  • Wake Forest has significant interest in Tulsa coach Danny Manning "Wake Forest has significant interest in Tulsa coach Danny Manning, sources told It's still unclear where the former Kansas star, who went to the NCAA tournament in just his second season as the coach of the Golden Hurricane, sits on Wake athletic director Ron Wellman's wish list...." April 01

  • Marquette hires Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski as coach "Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Marquette, a source told on Tuesday. A formal announcement is expected soon. previously reported that Wojciechowski interviewed with Marquette..." April 01

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01

  • Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski to interview for Marquette job

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski will interview with Marquette, according to the Durham Herald Sun. He has been with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for 19 years, four as a decorated point guard and 15 as an assistant. Coach Wojo, as he is known, would be a good hire based on his..." April 01

  • NIT semifinals betting cheat sheet "Clemson Tigers vs. Southern Methodist Mustangs (-3, 119) Clemson's K.J. McDaniels scored 16 points and DeMarcus Harrison poured in 14 of his 16 in the second half to spark the comeback victory over Belmont. McDaniels continues to deliver for the Tigers, leading them in scoring (17.2),..." April 01

  • Michigan State hangs on against Virginia, advances to Elite 8

    Michigan Live "They said the buckets would be hard to come by. And they were right. When the dust settled, Michigan State emerged victorious with the scars to prove it. The No. 4 seed Spartans -- behind Branden Dawson's 24 points and 10 rebounds -- beat the top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers 61-59 in an NCAA..." March 29

  • NCAA East Regional betting news and notes: Izzo knows Bennett well "The final four teams in the East Regional do battle for a spot in the Elite Eight. Before you bet on Friday's games, brush up on these East Region betting news and notes: No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers vs. No. 4 Michigan State Spartans (-1.5, 127) The Virginia Cavaliers’ pack-line defense,..." March 28

  • Virginia just second No. 1 Sweet 16 underdog in 22 years "The No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers are in exclusive company heading into Thursday’s Sweet 16 matchup with No. 4 Michigan State. And that’s not a good thing. The Cavaliers, the top seed in the East Regional, opened as 2-point underdogs against the Spartans, becoming just the second No. 1 seed to be..." March 28

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Tyler Ennis leaving Syracuse to enter NBA draft "Syracuse University freshman Tyler Ennis will enter the NBA draft. "I'd like to thank Coach Boeheim, the coaching staff, my teammates and the amazing fans of Syracuse for the opportunity to play at a great university like Syracuse," said Ennis in a statement released by SU athletics. "I feel..." March 27

  • Florida St. 78, Louisiana Tech 75

    ProSportsDaily "Aaron Thomas had 21 points and nine rebounds and Okaro White posted 20 and eight as the Seminoles held on against the visiting Bulldogs in the NIT quarterfinals. Devon Bookert chipped in 11 points and Montay Brandon had 10 for the top-seeded Seminoles (22-13), who advanced to next week's Final..." March 27

  • Whistleblower says this 148-word paper earned a UNC athlete an A-minus

    USA Today "Mary Willingham is a former learning specialist in the UNC Academic Support Program for Student Athletes, who was part of the administration which allegedly offered fake classes which allowed student-athletes to maintain their eligibility. “These athletes were getting certified by compliance..." March 27

  • Coach K plan: At least 5 more years at Duke "Mike Krzyzewski will remain synonymous with Duke for the forseeable future, as the coach said Wednesday that he plans to coach the Blue Devils for at least five more seasons. "I'm looking forward to the next five years," Krzyzewski said during his end-of-season address to reporters. "What do we..." March 27

  • Maryland athletic department reports modest surplus for 2012-13 fiscal year

    Washington Post "The 2012-13 schoolyear brought modest signs of financial progress for a Maryland athletic department that continues its long, slow climb out of debt. According to its NCAA financial report obtained via an open-records request, the department recorded a surplus of $346,541, an increase of more than..." March 26

  • Ritchie McKay is ‘the other head coach’ for Tony Bennett and Virginia

    Washington Post "One night back in December, as the Virginia men’s basketball team was stumbling to a disappointing 9-4 record in nonconference play, associate head coach Ritchie McKay could tell his boss’s approach wasn’t working. Some of the talented Cavaliers seemed more concerned with individual playing..." March 26

  • Will Jabari Parker stay at Duke, team with Jahlil Okafor?

    CSN Chicago "A first-round exit to Mercer was not how Jabari Parker expected capping his freshman season at Duke. And it's because of that shocking upset in the NCAA tournament that many are speculating that Parker, who's expected to be selected as one of the top picks in the NBA Draft, might opt to stay in..." March 26

  • Jim Calhoun not interested in BC job

    Boston Globe "University of Connecticut coaching legend Jim Calhoun made it clear on Tuesday that he doesn’t have his eyes on the Boston College head coaching job that became available after the firing of Steve Donahue a week ago. In an interview with Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Radio, Calhoun was asked about the..." March 26

  • Clemson 73, Belmont 68

    ProSportsDaily "Damarcus Harrison and K.J. McDaniels scored 16 points apiece as the host Tigers outlasted the Bruins to advance to the NIT Final Four. Jordan Roper added 12 points as third-seeded Clemson (23-12) moves on to the NIT semifinals for the first time since 2007. Landry Nnoko contributed nine..." March 26

  • Jim Calhoun on Boston College job: 'I'm not interested' "For those wondering if Jim Calhoun sees himself in the race to be the next Boston College coach, he was definitive on Tuesday: He's not interested. Those were his exact words: "I'm not interested." Calhoun went on Chris Russo's show on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio. You can hear his voice..." March 25

  • Grant Hill, Shaquille O'Neal headline 2014 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Grant Hill and Shaquille O'Neal had long, successful NBA careers, but before making their impact as pros they terrorized their opponents as college stars at Duke And LSU, respectively. Now they're being recognized for their collegiate greatness. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame..." March 25

  • Michigan State opponent Virginia loves to 'grind it out'

    Detroit News "Michigan State is playing in its third straight Sweet 16 and the 12th in the past 17 years. As for its opponent — No. 1 seeded Virginia — this isn’t exactly familiar territory. After defeating Memphis in the third round, Virginia reached the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1995 and will be..." March 25

  • Michigan State facing defensive-minded Virginia in unlucky Madison Square Garden

    Detroit Free Press "Asked about the Sweet 16 and what it means to Michigan State, sophomore guard Denzel Valentine used the word “revenge.” He and the Spartans had just finished an 80-73 win Saturday over Harvard to reach the East Regional semifinals and didn’t know at the time they’d be playing Virginia. But MSU..." March 25

  • Tom Izzo says Virginia a No. 1 seed for one simple reason -- defense

    Michigan Live "Since Michigan State returned home from Spokane in Sunday's wee hours, Tom Izzo started watching Virginia film. And then he watched a little more. And a little more. It didn't take long before Izzo knew exactly why Virginia is the top seed in the East Regional. "Why are they a No. 1..." March 25

  • Next Stop for 'Hoos: Sweet Sixteen "In a magical season marked by one milestone after another, the UVa men's basketball team made more history Sunday night. Before an amped-up crowd that turned PNC Arena into John Paul Jones Arena South, Virginia destroyed Memphis 78-60 to advance to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the..." March 25

  • UM basketball coach Jim Larrañaga rebuilding roster with talented newcomers

    Miami Herald "The season wrap-up news conference for UM men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga came much sooner than it did the previous season. At this time last year, Larrañaga was leading his troops to a Sweet 16 matchup with Marquette in the NCAA Tournament. This season, the Hurricanes, who finished 17-16..." March 25

  • Xavier's Chris Mack emerges as legitimate target at Wake Forest "Xavier coach Chris Mack has emerged as a legitimate candidate to replace Jeff Bzdelik at Wake Forest, multiple sources told on Monday. Mack has made four NCAA Tournaments in five seasons at Xavier, including two Sweet 16s. He was previously an assistant under Skip Prosser at Wake..." March 25

  • UNC standout Marcus Paige confirms he will return for junior season "North Carolina star Marcus Paige confirmed via Twitter on Monday that he will return to Chapel Hill for his junior season rather than make himself available for the NBA Draft. Paige averaged 17.5 points and 4.2 assists this season. He led the Tar Heels to 24 wins and the NCAA Tournament,..." March 25

  • Five-star shooting guard Luke Kennard announces committment to Duke

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Luke Kennard, a five-star shooting guard of Franklin, Ohio, announced his commitment to Duke during an assembly at his high school on Monday evening. Rated by the No. 16 overall prospect in the 2015 recruiting class, Kennard chose the Blue Devils over Ohio State and Kentucky. "I..." March 24

  • North Carolina State's T.J. Warren to enter NBA draft

    Yahoo! Sports "North Carolina State sophomore T.J. Warren has decided to enter the June NBA draft, sources told Yahoo Sports. Warren reached the decision with his family on Sunday and had been expected to inform the N.C. State coaching staff of his decision early this week, sources told Yahoo Sports. A..." March 24

  • Kane's driving layup sends Iowa State past North Carolina, into Sweet 16

    Des Moines Register "Start spreadin’ the news … The Cyclones are headed to the Big Apple – but took a lengthy clock review after DeAndre Kane’s winning basket to solidify it. Sunday’s 85-83 victory against North Carolina in the third round of the NCAA Tournament’s East Regional at the AT&T Center means a Friday..." March 23

  • Clemson 50, Illinois 49

    ProSportsDaily "Rod Hall's driving layup with nine seconds to go rallied the host Tigers past the Illini in the second round of the NIT. K.J. McDaniels had 12 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots, Landry Nnoko finished with 11 points and a game-high eight rebounds and Jordan Roper added 10 points for..." March 23

  • Roddy White tries to get out of March Madness season-ticket bet

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons receiver Roddy White plans only to partially pay off a March Madness bet he made with a fan on Twitter. After White tweeted that he thought Duke would win the NCAA Championship, he heard from a fan on Twitter named Dylan Hoyt who said that Mercer (located 90 miles south of Atlanta)..." March 23

  • Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis says he has no timetable on decision

    Fansided "Saturday night, the season of the Syracuse Orange came to an end at the hands of the Dayton Flyers in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. With time running out in regulation and down by two, freshman Tyler Ennis had the ball in his hands and launched up a three-point attempt that missed, and with that, the..." March 23

  • Orange crushed, Dayton upsets Syracuse 55-53 "The Dayton Flyers became the biggest Cinderella story in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. With a stop as time expired, the Flyers upset the No. 12/14 Syracuse Orange 55-53 to earn their first spot in the Sweet Sixteen since 1984. Dyshawn Pierre led the Flyers with 14 points and six rebounds, while..." March 23

  • Roddy White kind of pays off bet to fan who picked Mercer-Duke upset "If you're interested in Atlanta Falcons season tickets and you don't want to pay for them, then just go argue college basketball with Roddy White on Twitter and you might get them for free. That's what one fan did. White was asked on March 18 how far he thought Duke would go in the NCAA..." March 22

  • Virginia beats Coastal Carolina 70-59 to advance "Anthony Gillscored 17 points to help No. 1 seed Virginia pull away late and beat Coastal Carolina 70-59 on Friday night, avoiding a historic upset in the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers, the top seed in the East Region, trailed by 10 in the first half and five at halftime to the 16th-seeded..." March 22

  • UNC survives Cotton, Providence 79-77 to advance in NCAA tournament

    Charlotte Observer "North Carolina survived a game for the ages from Providence guard Bryce Cotton, and when the Tar Heels needed it most they made shots from the free throw line in the final seconds of a 79-77 victory on Friday night in the NCAA tournament. UNC has been one of the worst free throw shooting teams..." March 22

  • Mercer Advances to Round of 32 with 78-71 Win over No. 3 Duke "In what may be described as one of the biggest upsets in recent NCAA Tournament history, the No. 14 seeded Mercer men's basketball team made all the plays down the stretch to capture a 78-71 win over No. 3 seeded Duke in the second round of the Midwest Regional on Friday afternoon at PNC Arena...." March 21

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  • Mercer shocks No. 3 seed Duke for first NCAA tourney win "Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA Tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71 on Friday. Jakob Gollon added 20 points for the 14th-seeded Bears. The senior-laden Bears were simply too much for a Duke team with stars Rodney Hood and freshman..." March 21

  • Wolfpack prove doubters right with 'heartbreaking' meltdown

    Fox Sports "Despite having no legitimate championship hopes, North Carolina State entered this year'€™s NCAA tournament carrying perhaps the heaviest burden in the field. Arguably the least-deserving team to receive an at-large bid from the selection committee -- with others thinking that SMU, Florida..." March 21

  • Observations: Manhattan's Masiello brilliant in NCAA debut despite loss "1. Steve Masiello was the breakout star on Thursday. And it wasn't even close. Manhattan's third-year head coach nearly pitched the perfect game and came up just short. The Jaspers outplayed Louisville for 38 minutes and nearly upset the defending national champions before falling by seven...." March 21

  • Jim Calhoun interested in BC job "Former UConn coach Jim Calhoun has significant interest in the vacant Boston College opening, multiple sources told ESPN. Calhoun, 71, stepped down before the start of the 2012-13 season after suffering a broken hip in a bike-riding accident. He's a native of Braintree, Mass.; attended American..." March 21

  • Saint Louis rallies from 16 down, beats NC State 83-80 in OT

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In what may be one of the most amazing comebacks in NCAA postseason history, St. Louis University came back from 16 points with 8:13 to go in the second half and beat North Carolina State 83-80 in the round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament. In the extra period, Austin McBroom scored on SLU's first..." March 21

  • Syracuse harasses Western Michigan into turnovers, poor shooting in 77-53 win "The mistakes came with astonishing, alarming regularity. Passes sailed into the photographers' row at the First Niagara Center. Swarming Syracuse hands tapped balls into the hands of eager, awaiting teammates. Sometimes, all a Syracuse player needed to do was wait until a Western Michigan player..." March 20

  • Pitt crushes Colorado in 2nd round NCAA tournament game, 77-48

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "By the time most people got into their seats at Amway Arena for this NCAA Tournament second round matchup, the game, for all intents and purposes was over. Not in the most technical sense, but No. 9 seed Pitt made such quick work of No. 8 Colorado and had such a big lead early over the..." March 20

  • Jeff Bzdelik out at Wake Forest "Jeff Bzdelik will not return as Wake Forest's men's basketball coach, a source confirmed to on Thursday. An official announcement will be made at a 5 p.m. ET press conference. Bzdelik never won more than six ACC games or finished higher than ninth in the league in any of his..." March 20

  • Mercer Basketball to Meet Duke in NCAA Second Round "The Mercer men's basketball team received the No. 14 seed in the in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional as announced by the tournament selection committee on Sunday evening. Mercer is set to face third-seeded Duke on Friday at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., with game time scheduled for 12:15..." March 20

  • A Guard's Game

    Durham Herald-Sun "Duke has played games where it displayed a more traditional player rotation and others where Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski has subbed five guys in as a group. Postseason play, more specifically the NCAA Tournament, means things could change again, particularly with perimeter..." March 20

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