#1 seed Syracuse survived against #16 UNC Asheville 72-65. A couple of questionable calls down the stretch helped the Orange.
The Syracuse Orange entered the NCAA Tournament full of uncertainty with the loss of starting center Fab Melo to eligibility issues. After barely grazing past 16 seeded UNC Asheville in a shockingly close 72-65 win, such doubt has been fully validated. Once thought of as a legitimate national title contender thanks in large part to its normally suffocating 2-3 matchup zone, Syracuse looked rather ordinary defensively without the seven-foot Melo in the middle.
Let's take an honest look at what will be the most likely fatal flaws that end Ohio State's season as early as the Sweet 16 but more likely the Elite Eight.
You can argue semantics and read statistics off of a piece of paper all day, but there's a reason this Syracuse team won 31 games before the NCAA tournament even started.
Wa-hoo, the Virginia men's basketball team made the NCAA Tournament and Friday will play Florida. Yet even if they pass the Gators, a new study shows our players will face a tougher opponent in May.
Why aren't we seeing to it that more of our student athletes graduate? That they all graduate?
Shocker! Trouble in Knicks land. Reports are surfacing that nobody likes each other. Losing has a way of fostering that.
It's March Madness again! And regular readers know that I'm not referring to basketball, but the new shops for spring so that we can refresh our wardrobes.
They may have one of the shallowest benches in the tournament, but five of the Tigers seven scholarship players are seniors and under new head coach Frank Haith, Mizzou has bought into a "team-first" attitude.
It's March Madness. The biggest money-maker in college sports. And ironically, it features two top basketball players playing for the #1 seed who escaped culpability for an alleged rape.
There are 9,233,372,036,854,775,808 (which is said 9 quintillion) ways to fill out a 64-team bracket. Want some help? Turn to algebra.
Bobby Valentine, for the first time as manager of the Red Sox, will face the Yankees tonight in Tampa. He'll say something juicy for sure.
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The NCAA tournament isn't nicknamed March "Sensible and Rational Outcomes Based on Statistical Analysis Gathered During the Regular Season and Conference Tournament" for a reason.
The Jets couldn't get Peyton Manning, so they had to send out a bunch of signals. They had to show Mark Sanchez he's their man, and they had to tell those disgruntled locker room types to "get over it." It's Sanchez's team, deal with it.
Sure, I'll fill out my bracket, talk trash with a few friends, and catch the games, but I think this year it's time we take March Madness to the next level. How does one do that, you ask? Easy. Host your own basketball competitions for each stage of the tournament.