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Donovan Kates of the Manhattan Jaspers walks past head coach Steve Masiello. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

CBS Sports: Steve Masiello Leaving Manhattan To Coach USF

The Jaspers are suddenly without a head coach after winning the MAAC title and nearly upsetting Louisville in the NCAA tournament, according to CBSSports.com.

03/25/2014

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

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

Rick Pitino, Russ Smith  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: 5 Questions Entering The 2013-14 College Basketball Season

Can Louisville repeat? Without question. The Cardinals lost Peyton Siva and Gorgui Dieng, but there’s still more than enough left over to cut down the nets in Dallas next April.

09/27/2013

Inductee Bernard King poses for a portrait prior to the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on September 8, 2013. Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

King, Payton And Pitino Among 2013 Basketball Hall Of Fame Class

King was slowed by a serious knee injury in 1990. But he averaged 22.5 points in his 15-year career with five teams that ended in 1993. Now, he’s a Hall of Famer.

09/08/2013

Kentucky Derby winner Orb.(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Orb Wins 139th Kentucky Derby, Newest Contender For The Triple Crown

Morning-line favorite Orb wins the 139th Kentucky Derby.

05/04/2013

Black Onyx trains on the track in preparation for the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Black Onyx Scratched From 139th Kentucky Derby

Black Onyx has been scratched from the 139th Kentucky Derby. The field is now down to 19.

05/04/2013

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino with his new tattoo (Credit: Twitter/ @KKcards)

Rick Pitino Stays True To Word, Gets Tattoo On Back In Honor Of NCAA Title

In an effort to motivate his team and lift its spirits, the legendary coach promised his players in February that if they won the national championship, he would get a tattoo. He stayed true to his word.

04/26/2013

Eddie Jordan (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Latest On Rutgers, Jordan; More Notes Around College Basketball

Rutgers’ expected hiring of Eddie Jordan also means that Scarlet Knights associate head coach David Cox will likely remain on the coaching staff, per multiple sources close to the situation.

04/16/2013

John Calipari (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: An Early Look At The Top 25 For The 2013-14 Season

The empire will bounce back in a major way next season. John Calipari has assembled arguably the greatest recruiting class in the history of college basketball.

04/10/2013

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Five Things: Missing McGary And Hancock Saves Cardinals…Again

The preseason No. 2 team finishes 35-5 and wins 16 in a row to close the season, culminating with a national championship. No dominant team in college basketball this year?

04/09/2013

Luke Hancock of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates as he cuts down the net after helping his team win the NCAA title game. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Hancock’s Heroics Propel Louisville To Title

Luke Hancock’s knack for making big shots was on display well before he transferred to Louisville. But he craved something bigger. He finally got it last night.

04/09/2013

Louisville’s Chane Behanan attempts a shot in the second half against Michigan’s Mitch McGary during the 2013 NCAA national championship game at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Louisville Holds Off Michigan, Wins Third National Championship

Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all.

04/08/2013

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Pitino Leads Class Of 7 Into Naismith Hall Of Fame

Rick Pitino, who will coach Louisville in the NCAA championship game Monday night, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

04/08/2013

John Beilein (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images), Rick Pitino (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein’s NCAA Title Game Preview: Louisville, Michigan Set To Give Us A Thrill

The season that none of us could predict is set to give us a title game that none of us will forget.

04/08/2013

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