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Head coach Rick Pitino and Chane Behanan #21 of the Louisville Cardinals (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jon Rothstein’s NCAA Tournament Primer: Picks, Upset Alerts And Players To Watch

It’s that time again! See which teams hoops expert Jon Rothstein has moving on from each region in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

03/18/2013

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Syracuse, Georgetown Set For Heavyweight Clash In Big East Tournament Semifinal

Syracuse and Georgetown, one more heavyweight clash in Madison Square Garden. Two original Big East titans toe-to-toe on the New York stage. Jim Boeheim. John Thompson III. One … last … time.

03/15/2013

Louisville coach Rick Pitino (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Louisville, Kentucky & More

I’m well aware of what Duke has accomplished with Ryan Kelly in the lineup, but there’s just something about this group of Cardinals that makes me believe that Rick Pitino will wind up winning his second national championship.

03/11/2013

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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

Head coach Leonard Hamilton of the Florida State Seminoles (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: Five Quick Hits On College Hoops

Tuesday night’s showdown with the Golden Gophers is the beginning of a pivotal nine-day stretch for Florida State. The Seminoles also host Florida next Wednesday, December 5, in Tallahassee.

11/27/2012

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Rothstein Files: This And That Around College Basketball

Texas coach Rick Barnes doesn’t have a go-to guy like he did last year with J’Covan Brown but he’s absolutely thrilled with what he’s seen from his team so far this fall.

10/12/2012

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Rothstein Files: Big East Offseason Notebook, Power Rankings And Players To Watch

Just how good is Louisville? Well, this has the potential to be Rick Pitino’s best team since he stepped back into the Commonwealth 11 years ago.

07/30/2012

Steve Masiello (credit: Twitter/@GoJaspers)

Rothstein Files: Masiello, Manhattan Look Like MAAC Favorites

Steve Masiello, who was an assistant under Pitino for six years at Louisville, once told me he planned to incorporate 99.9% of what he learned from his mentor into his own program. And that’s exactly what’s happened.

07/11/2012

Louisville coach Rick Pitino (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Updated Preseason Top 25 For The 2012-13 College Basketball Season

With early entries to the 2012 NBA Draft set, college hoops insider Jon Rothstein updated his early Top 25.

04/30/2012

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

John Calipari (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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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Louisville Beats Florida 72-68, Reaches Final Four

Cardinals finished the game on a 23-8 run for a 72-68 victory over Donovan’s stunned Florida team.

03/24/2012

Anthony Davis (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Rothstein Files: 64 Reasons To Love The NCAA Tournament

Who doesn’t love the NCAA tourney? Jon Rothstein tells us why this year’s tournament will live up to its March Madness moniker.

03/15/2012

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