Rothstein Files: Thursday's Sweet 16 PrimerJon Rothstein breaks down Thursday's Sweet 16 games and makes predictions for the four matchups.
Rising Star: Cincinnati's Yancy Gates
Rothstein Files: What Fab Melo's Absence Means; Breakdown Of The NCAA East And Midwest RegionsAll of a sudden, the Orange have a completely different look heading into the NCAA Tournament.
Rothstein Files: Cincinnati's Gates Comes Of Age In Victory Yancy Gates has always been the unborn star. A waste of talent? It certainly looked like it -- until recently.
Rothstein Files: Monday Morning College Hoops NotebookFor a player who was the center of Cincinnati's brawl earlier this season against Xavier, Gates has responded like a pro.
Big East Foes UConn, Cincy Meet In Round Of 32The Big East is just too big and too good to fit into the usual tidy constraints of the NCAA tournament bracket. So it will come about on Saturday that Connecticut and Cincinnati will meet in the round of 32, the first time in NCAA tournament history an intraconference game has been played before the round of 16.
Gates Sends No. 25 Cincy Into Big East QuarterfinalsYancy Gates was nearly perfect from the field Wednesday night, scoring a career-high 25 points and leading the 25th-ranked Bearcats to an 87-61 rout of upstart South Florida.