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RaShawn Stores of the Manhattan Jaspers reacts after being eliminated by the Louisville Cardinals during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at Amway Center on March 20, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Manhattan’s Masiello After Near Upset: ‘I’m Proud To Coach These Men’

The 13th-seeded Jaspers looked entirely capable of pulling off the biggest upset on the first full day of the NCAA tournament. Until Louisville’s two most reliable players took over.

03/21/2014

Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies goes to the basket as DeAndre Bembry #43 and Ronald Roberts, Jr. #13 of the Saint Joseph's Hawks defend during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

UConn Outlasts St. Joseph’s In 89-81 OT Win

Shabazz Napier shook off a miss at the second-half buzzer to score nine of his 24 points in overtime and lead seventh-seeded Connecticut to a 89-81 win over Saint Joseph’s in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.

03/20/2014

Head coach Gregg Marshall (C) of the Wichita State Shockers watches his team cut down the nets after beating the Drake Bulldogs to win the Missouri Valley Conference on February 22, 2014 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. Wichita State won 83-54. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Kallas: Why Did Wichita St. And Louisville Get Jobbed?; Final Four Picks

Despite the alleged modern-day transparency, some decisions boggle the mind. You have to wonder whether things coaches say have any effect on seeds and matchups.

03/20/2014

DJ Evans #3 celebrates with John Puk #44 and Sam Rowley #14 of the Albany Great Danes during their 71-64 win over the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers during the first round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at at University of Dayton Arena on March 18, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Upstate Underdogs: Albany Insists ‘Anything Can Happen’ In NCAA Tourney

No. 1 seeds are 116-0 in opening games since the NCAA tournament field expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The Great Danes are hoping to break that streak against Florida.

03/20/2014

Rick Pitino (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images), Steve Masiello (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Louisville’s Pitino Blasts NCAA For Manhattan Matchup

Louisville coach Rick Pitino had no problem with his team’s NCAA Tournament seeding. It was the pairing that drew his ire.

03/20/2014

Jahenns Manigat of the Creighton Bluejays is surrounded by teammates before their game against the Xavier Musketeersat the CenturyLink Center on January 12, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

6 Subplots To Watch During The 2014 NCAA Tournament

The start of the NCAA tournament is arguably the best week on the sports calendar, filled with great teams, exciting games, star players and, usually, plenty of upsets.

03/20/2014

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Best Bars To Watch College Basketball In New York

As March Madness takes hold of New Yorkers, the age-old question persists: where can a die-hard college basketball fan get a drink around here? These are four of the Big Apple’s best watering holes to watch the game.

03/20/2014

Beejay Anya #21 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack celebrates in their 74-59 win over the Xavier Musketeers during the first round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at at University of Dayton Arena on March 18, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Is Mystery And Intrigue Missing From The NCAA Tournament?

Has some of the mystery that made the NCAA tournament so intriguing over the years been slowly stripped away?

03/19/2014

NCAA logo (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Federal Lawsuit Seeks To End NCAA’s ‘Unlawful Cartel’

A new federal lawsuit claims the National Collegiate Athletic Association should allow college football and basketball players to get some of the money they make for their schools.

03/17/2014

RaShawn Stores of the Manhattan Jaspers battles for the ball during the Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational at Barclays Center on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Manhattan, Mercer Among Schools Hoping To Shock In NCAA Tournament

Will this year’s Cinderella team hail from right here in the Big Apple? The Manhattan Jaspers sure hope so.

03/17/2014

(Al ‘Hughes’ Dukes Photography)

Boomer & Carton: Mateen Cleaves Loves March Madness

Mateen Cleaves joined Boomer and Craig in the Allstate Studio this morning and he brought with him all sorts of energy.

WFAN–03/17/2014

(Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Bill Raftery Provides The Onions, Talks Tourney

Bill Raftery is about as good as it gets when it comes to offering analysis on the game of college basketball.

WFAN–03/17/2014

NCAA logo (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Manhattan In At 13, Virginia, Florida, Wichita State, Arizona Grab Top Seeds In NCAA Tourney

Virginia joined Florida, Wichita State and Arizona as a No. 1 seed Sunday when the selection committee announced the pairings for the NCAA tournament.

03/16/2014

during the Championship game of the 2014 Men's Big East Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2014 in New York City.

Providence Beats Creighton 65-56 To Win Big East

The fourth-seeded Friars (23-11) used a 2-3 zone to hold the second-seeded Bluejays (26-7) 24 points below their season average and to an 8-for-30 effort from behind the 3-point line.

03/15/2014

NCAA logo (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

10 Things To Know As Selection Sunday Nears

Pencils ready (it has to be a pencil with a large eraser because there will be plenty of changes). Pristine bracket hot off the printer. It’s time to pick, change, rethink and settle.

03/14/2014

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