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- Jay Bilas' early guide to March
There's a lot to get your head around as March approaches. Is Duke back? Which teams do you trust -- and we mean really trust? The Bilastrator comes with all the answers.
- Mike Patrick has ended his long run at ESPN
Mike Patrick, who began his play-by-play role with ESPN in 1982, has ended his long run. He called his last event on Dec. 30.
- Louisville's 2013 team: Legacy 'going to live on'
Members of the Louisville men's basketball team that won the 2013 national title have criticized the NCAA for its ruling Tuesday to have the championship vacated. "We won those games," Luke Hancock said. "It's not like that never happened."
- Louisville appeal denied; must vacate '13 title
Louisville must vacate its 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four appearance after the NCAA denied its appeal of what the school described as "Draconian penalties" from last year.
- Young vows OU will 'get better' as skid grows
Freshman Trae Young said he isn't worried after he and Oklahoma continued to struggle in a 30-point loss to Kansas -- the Sooners' sixth straight defeat and one in which he was limited to a career-low 11 points.
- Virginia strengthens hold atop AP Top 25 poll
Virginia strengthened its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25, while Duke jumped back into the top five after a pair of impressive wins. Middle Tennessee checked in at 24th, marking its first AP Top 25 appearance in program history.
- Kennedy decides not to delay Ole Miss exit
Andy Kennedy, who's announced earlier this week that he would part ways with Ole Miss at the end of the season, is now stepping down, effective immediately.
- How the only for-profit Div. I school is building a monster in the desert
Grand Canyon plays by different rules. It generates more revenue than the Dallas Cowboys and WWE. It also fields a Division I basketball team, one that comes with big goals and big controversy.
- The 12 teams that can win it all this year
In a wide-open college basketball season, few teams have stood out. Can just about any team win it all? Not quite. It's time to go through the list of legitimate candidates.
- Bubble Watch: Pac-12 and Oklahoma are living dangerously
The Pac-12 could get as many as six teams or as few as two into the tournament, depending on how the likes of UCLA, Utah and Washington finish. Oklahoma, meanwhile, is mired in a six-game losing streak.
- How Rick Pitino brought down Louisville
Louisville was forced to vacate a national title. And the Cardinals still have more problems on the horizon. All of it revolves around a disgraced Hall of Fame coach no longer there.
- Bracketology: The return of Kansas
Just when it looked like Kansas' stronghold on the Big 12 was over, the Jayhawks rout Oklahoma in a rematch at Allen Fieldhouse. Perhaps more importantly, Kansas is up to a No. 1 seed too.
- Power Rankings: Will SEC's depth hurt teams in March?
Eleven SEC teams are within striking distance of the tournament, so what's the problem? They're building their résumés and metrics by beating each other.
- Inside Villanova's epic five-year run
Over the past decade, the Wildcats have become college basketball's most consistent winner. It started with Jay Wright's cultural rebuild and a whole lot of attitude.
- Kansas' wild win sets up a huge week in the Big 12
The Jayhawks are able to control their fate in the Big 12 race once again, after rallying to defeat West Virginia at home on Saturday.
- Tar Heels have found their hustle as calendar nears March
After going 4-5 in January, North Carolina has won five in a row in February by making the type of plays that win games in March.
- Bubble Watch: Struggling to survive in a rugged Big 12
In a league as competitive as the Big 12, opportunities abound for quality wins. The problem, as Texas and Oklahoma are learning in recent weeks, is winning those games. Will the Longhorns or Sooners end their losing streaks this weekend?
- Bracketology: Night of upsets reshape the bracket
Thursday saw four ranked teams get upset by unranked opponents. For Purdue, the loss could cost them a No. 1 seed.
- Is this John Calipari's most disappointing Kentucky team ever?
With Kentucky missing an edge, along with a couple of pieces, could the reeling Wildcats miss the NCAA tourney for the second time under John Calipari?
- Maybe the race for the award isn't over
Have Oklahoma's recent troubles made Trae Young not a sure thing for the Wooden Award? Arizona's Deandre Ayton is among the players who might get another look.