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Ahead Of First Four, Iona’s Jones Glad Jimmer Time Over At BYU

Lamont Jones has played against BYU twice before. But he only remembers one player — one no longer even with the Cougars.


Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates during their 69-62 win over the Louisville Cardinals at Rupp Arena. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook

Some people told me I was crazy when I made that statement prior to Kentucky’s win over Louisville on Saturday but when you watch “MKG” play, it’s tough not to see why he’s more valuable than anyone else in college basketball.


John Calipari (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops

The highly anticipated showdown between arguably the nation’s two most talented rosters should come down to a battle of toughness and outside shooting.


Dwight Hardy (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

After ‘Heartbreaking’ Loss, No Dry Eyes For St. John’s

Steve Lavin brought St. John’s back to respectability faster than even the most die-hard Red Storm fan could have hoped. Just as suddenly, it all came crashing down. “It was very silent after,” said senior Dwight Hardy, “and a lot of tears were shed.”


A fan of the Gonzaga Bulldogs holds up a sign reading 'Pepsi Center Upset Center' after his team defeated the St. John's Red Storm in the second round of the 2011 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Pepsi Center on March 17, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Hot Topic: March 18

We were all set for a crazy couple of weeks following St. John’s in the NCAA Tournament. Whoops. The Johnnies tapped into their inner Norm Roberts, upended by Gonzaga on Thursday night.


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St. John’s Renaissance Season Comes To Screeching Halt

Marquise Carter scored a career-high 24 points, lifting 11th-seeded Gonzaga to an 86-71 victory over sixth-seeded St. John’s on Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA tournament.


Justin Brownlee #32 of the St. John's Red Storm reacts after a play in the second half against the Syracuse Orange during the quarterfinals of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament presented by American Eagle Outfitters at Madison Square Garden on March 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament: It’s Go Time For Lavin, St. John’s

The only shooting for St. John’s senior D.J. Kennedy at this tournament involves a video camera. Asked about the significance of Kennedy’s absence from Thursday’s lineup, St. John’s coach Steve Lavin didn’t mince words: “A devastating blow.”


D.J. Kennedy's injury could spell doom for the Johnnies (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images), while UConn's Kemba Walker is ready to light up the March stage. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

NCAA Tournament: Matchups, Upsets And Players To Watch

The NCAA tournament has a new look this year, with a 68-team bracket and a matchup of First Four teams vying for spots in the main draw. To get you ready for the main event, here’s a rundown of what to look for from the Tri-State locals and the national powerhouses.