LISTEN: Mike Francesa Goes Ballistic Over SMU Goaltending Call"OH MY GOD!" the WFAN host said, reacting to SMU's heartbreaking 60-59 loss. "It isn't even close to being a goaltend! You cost them the game on this, this isn't -- it wasn't even near the rim!"
UCLA Stuns 6-Seed SMU On Controversial GoaltendBryce Alford's final jumper appeared offline when he let it fly from behind the 3-point arc, and all the UCLA guard could do was helplessly watch the battle for the rebound.
Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Virginia, Syracuse & MoreIt's going to take a really good team to beat Virginia in the NCAA Tournament. And that's because the Cavaliers certainly aren't going to beat themselves.
Rising Star: SMU Guard Nic MooreMoore, a 5’9” point guard from Winona Lake, Ind., is playing as well as anyone in the American Athletic Conference right now. He leads his team with 14.1 points and 4.7 assists per game.
Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Kentucky, Syracuse & MoreLuckily for the Panthers and Irish, they're very familiar with Jim Boeheim's defense from their days in the Big East. For everyone else in the ACC, dealing with the Orange's vaunted zone is going to be an absolute headache.
Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Kansas, Arizona & MoreThe freshman trio of Andrew Wiggins, Wayne Selden, and Joel Embiid may spend a lot of time in bold print, but Perry Ellis will ultimately be Kansas' anchor.
Rutgers Beats Southern Methodist 55-52 In 3OT The Knights survived SMU's rallies from two 21-point deficits in the first game in the new American Athletic Conference.
Rothstein Files: Mudiay's Commitment To SMU Elevates The AACThis commitment ensures what many once deemed unfathomable ---  programs in the AAC can now recruit any player in America.
Jon Rothstein's American Athletic Conference Offseason NotebookThe advantage that the American has over leagues like the Atlantic 10 and the Big East is that this conference has three teams --- Louisville, Memphis, and UConn --- that all should be ranked in the Top 25 for the majority of the season.
Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Iowa State, SMU & MoreIowa State needs to get back to the way they initially built their program under Fred Hoiberg -- taking transfers.
Old Big East To Become 'American Athletic Conference'The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
Old Big East To Become 'American Athletic Conference'The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.

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