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It's been a long road to UC Irvine's NCAA tournament debut

UC Irvinebasketball, if only by hook, crook, accident or clerical error, should have made theNCAAtournament before now.<p>The Anteaters boast a colorful past and have provided many thrills since upgrading to Division 1-A nearly 40 years ago.<p>You'd think, in one of those years, the Anteaters would catch …

UCLA was a lock for NCAA tournament, if only for entertainment value

Amid all the forehead slaps and fainting spells surrounding UCLA's invitation to this year's NCAA basketball tournament, everyone seems to be forgetting something.<p>As long it wins 20 games and keeps that little pyramid sewn to its jerseys, UCLA will always receive a tournament bid based not on RPI …

College Sports

Kiszla: Askia Booker deserves applause for sitting out this sham of a tournament

At the craziest time of year for college basketball, Colorado senior Askia Booker, the Buffaloes' leading scorer, took his ball and went home rather …

NCAA Tournament Bracket 2015: Predictions for Biggest Upsets in 2nd Round

First-round games or play-in games? No matter what name you give to those sweet little morsels, they're coming to a close on Wednesday, and the great buffet that is the second round of the NCAA tournament starts Thursday.<p>But how to avoid getting left with a bad taste in one's mouth? Every year, …

CBI 2015: Schedule, Live Stream and Bracket Predictions for Wednesday

The CBI isn't as flashy as the NCAA tournament or even the NIT, but it does give the bracket-crazed individuals among us the chance to fill out yet another bracket for another tournament.<p>Of course, the CBI is far from prestigious. Now in just its eighth season, the tourney struggles to convince …

College basketball is broken; here's a repair manual, in five chapters

It's easy to criticize the state of college basketball. The sport has been so thoroughly damaged it's a wonder it hasn't spawned conspiracy theories.<p>The best players don't stay with their teams for more than a year, the action has been slowed to a crawl by television breaks and a deluge of free …

'They ask, who is this kid?': Varun Ram on life as an Indian basketball player

Before he made the basketball team at Maryland as a walk-on, before his short time playing for Division III Trinity College and his year at prep school, before playing high-school ball and on the AAU circuit, Varun Ram was an ordinary kid who grew up watching his state school, Maryland, compete in …

VCU leaves for NCAA tournament, fans say trip to Portland too expensive

RICHMOND, Va. -- Fans cheered on Virginia Commonwealth University's men’s basketball team as they left Richmond on Tuesday for Portland, Oregon where …

NCAA

Ole Miss's epic comeback over BYU proves drama lives even in First Four

Here are four thoughts on Ole Miss’s 94-90 win over BYU in the First Four on Tuesday:<p>1. Don’t miss a minute<p>Some have written off the First Four as …

NCAA bracket guide: How to fake your way through March Madness. Use this NCAA Tournament cocktail chatter.

So everyone in your office is talking about the NCAA Tournament, but you don’t know the difference between John Calipari and calamari? (One is a …

NCAA

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SMU's Larry Brown in 1st NCAA since the '88 title at Kansas

DALLAS (AP) — Larry Brown discovered something about his new iPhone when SMU finally ended its two-decade NCAA Tournament drought.<p>"I didn't realize …