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Five Things: Motivated Cardinals Prevail And Wichita State Stays Alive

Even with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.

04/01/2013

Only Michigan (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images), Syracuse (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images), Louisville (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) and Wichita State (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) left in NCAA Tournament.

NCAA Tournament Down To Final Four: Michigan, Syracuse, Louisville And Wichita State

After a season of uncertainty, there’s a clear favorite heading to the Final Four. The Louisville Cardinals.

04/01/2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 30:  Malcolm Armstead #2 of the Wichita State Shockers smiles in the second half while taking on the Ohio State Buckeyes during the West Regional Final of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Wichita State Shocks Mighty Ohio State in West Regional Final

Malcolm Armstead scored 14 points, Fred Van Vleet bounced in a big basket with 1 minute left, and ninth-seeded Wichita State earned its first trip to the Final Four since 1965 with a 70-66 victory over Ohio State on Saturday.

03/30/2013

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Is This Year’s NCAA Tournament Really Up For Grabs? It’s Time To Find Out

64 teams. 32 contests. All going down in an exhilarating — and, yes, exhausting — two-day mosh pit of hoops.

03/21/2013

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Knicks Great Bernard King Among 12 Finalists For Election Into Basketball HOF

King played with the Nets from 1977-1979 and with the Knicks from 1982-1987. He finished his career with New Jersey in 1993. The Brooklyn native was a four-time NBA All-Star and the 1985 NBA scoring champion.

02/15/2013

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Pro Sports Leagues, NCAA Take A Gamble In Suing NJ Over Betting

The federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday morning in Trenton by the NCAA, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL. But lawmakers say the suit was not a surprise.

08/07/2012

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Rising Star: Kentucky’s Marquis Teague

Kentucky has so much talent, it can afford an off-night from one or two players. The one player the Wildcats can’t afford a poor effort from is point guard Marquis Teague.

04/02/2012

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Kansas, Kentucky Met Earlier In The Season

The first matchup was in mid-November at Madison Square Garden, Kentucky beat Kansas 75-65 in that game.

04/01/2012

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Kentucky Advances, Beats Louisville 69-61

Wildcats had overflowing athleticism in a 69-61 victory over Louisville in the national semifinals Saturday night.

03/31/2012

John Calipari (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) and Joe Torre (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Calipari, Torre Exude Similarities In High-Profile Positions

Only one person has been in the type of high-profile position in sports that John Callipari is in and handled it with such poise, and that was Joe Torre when he was manager of the New York Yankees.

03/31/2012

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Rothstein Files: NCAA Final Four Primer

The Buckeyes don’t wow you offensively but are exceptionally tough and seem to land every 50-50 ball. On Saturday, that will be the difference.

03/30/2012

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Rothstein Files: 4 X-Factors In The 2012 Final Four

If Darius Miller and Doron Lamb find seams and make enough shots from the perimeter, John Calipari should have his team in the National Championship game.

03/29/2012

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Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball, Final Four

A major element in Saturday’s Final Four showdown between Louisville and Kentucky will be the Cardinals’ match up zone.

03/27/2012

John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) |  Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals   (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Calipari-Pitino Showdown Highlights The 2012 Final Four

Rick Pitino and John Calipari have met before in the Final Four — it was 16 years ago in 1996 when Pitino was at Kentucky and Calipari was at Umass — but this is different.

03/26/2012

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The Final Four Is Set

The Final Four is set. Kentucky will play Louisville and in the other semifinal, it will be Ohio State and Kansas.

03/25/2012

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