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Mike Hopkins's move to Washington confirms the inevitable for Syracuse, Boeheim

In June of 2015, amid a cloud of NCAA ignominy, Syracuse officials announced a transition plan from head coach Jim Boeheim to assistant coach Mike …

How Florida's Kasey Hill morphed from an offense-first guard into a shutdown defender

Kasey Hill pulled the blue and orange jersey from his bag and peeled back each fold until the name on the back was revealed. It said STARKS. As …

College Basketball

Meet the man who helped transform Michigan's Derrick Walton (and Tom Brady, Desmond Howard and Michael Phelps, too)

INDIANAPOLIS — Soon after Michigan was routed by Illinois on Jan. 11, senior point guard Derrick Walton Jr. walked into the office of Michigan …

March Madness

After a suspension, Allonzo Trier is back to his high-scoring ways for Arizona

<i>This story originally appeared in the March 27-April 3, 2017 issue of</i> Sports Illustrated. <i>Subscribe to the magazine here.</i><p>The 12-passenger rental van …

The five most intriguing individual matchups in the Sweet 16

The NCAA tournament is as much about matchups as it is about teams and players. The individual matchups within the context of one team against …

2017 NCAA tournament tip times: TV information for Sweet 16

The tip-off times and television information for the 2017 NCAA tournament Sweet 16 have been set. Regional semifinal games will be played Thursday …

Duke's Jayson Tatum entering 2017 NBA draft

Duke forward Jayson Tatum will enter the 2017 NBA draft, the school announced Wednesday.<p>Tatum will hire an agent, making his decision binding.<p>As a …

Washington’s Kelsey Plum breaks NCAA women’s single-season scoring record

Washington star Kelsey Plum added to her growing list of records on Monday night, breaking the NCAA record for points in a season.<p>The record was …

VCU coach Will Wade heading to LSU after pair of tourney appearances

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Will Wade is leaving VCU to take over LSU after guiding the Rams to the NCAA Tournament in both his seasons as coach.<p>LSU vice …

Lessons learned from the twists and turns of the NCAA tourney second round

The first weekend of the NCAA tournament ended, as it always does, with nobody caring about your bracket, unless you are ACC commissioner John …

Support System: Tom Crean may have fallen out of favor at Indiana, but his coaching family will be there to pick him up

Word spread quickly on Thursday that Tom got fired. To you, he is Tom Crean, basketball coach: fired from Indiana after nine years. He is a name, a …

Hayes compares game-winning baseline move to Jordan

Wisconsin senior Nigel Hayes was riding high after hitting the game-winning shot to eliminate defending champions No. 1 Villanova.<p>A baseline layup by …

Basketball

Watch: Wisconsin upsets defending champ Villanova with clutch Hayes layup

Nigel Hayes is expanding his legacy during his final year at Wisconsin.<p>The senior forward clinched a 65-62 victory over defending champion Villanova …

College Basketball

Villanova's loss opens bracket for the evil empire

As soon as the final horn finished buzzing for Wisconsin's 65-62 upset of No. 1 Villanova on Saturday, another sound signaled the ascendance of an …

College Basketball

How Wisconsin upset defending champs Villanova

No. 1 Villanova became the latest champions to flop in its title defense.<p>The focus will be on the Wildcats for failing to mount much of a title …

College Basketball

Wichita State, Dayton question seeds after Shockers' close win

INDIANAPOLIS -- Following his team's 64-58 win over Dayton on Friday night, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall criticized the NCAA tournament …

Wichita State Shockers

Louisville player confuses CBS reporter for Jacksonville State spy

INDIANAPOLIS -- Louisville coach Rick Pitino said one of his players mistakenly thought a CBS sideline reporter was stealing plays Friday for …

College Basketball

NC State hires Kevin Keatts from UNC Wilmington

NC State has hired UNC Wilmington's Kevin Keatts to replace Mark Gottfried as its men's basketball coach, the school announced Friday.<p>"I have an …

College Basketball

Arkansas holds off Seton Hall following final-minute flagrant

Jaylen Barford hit the go-ahead layup with 57.8 seconds left to help Arkansas hold off Seton Hall 77-71 on Friday in the first round of the NCAA …

College Basketball

Washington loses commitment of No. 26 recruit Jontay Porter

ESPN 60 junior Jontay Porter has decommitted from Washington, the first of several dominoes that could fall with the firing of Lorenzo Romar.<p>Porter, …

College & University

Virginia's Isaiah Wilkins doubtful against Florida in wake of illness

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Virginia Cavaliers forward Isaiah Wilkins is doubtful for Saturday's game against Florida, coach Tony Bennett said.<p>Wilkins has been …

College Basketball

SMU's unheralded recruiting class will only build on talented roster

We continue our recruit and return series with the SMU Mustangs, whose season ended Friday with a loss to USC in the East Region. A look at what the …

College Basketball

With Tom Crean out, whom should the Hoosiers go after?

Tom Crean has gone to three Sweet 16s since 2012, but he also failed to make the NCAA tournament twice. This past season, one that began with so much …

College Basketball

Affidavit: Kansas’s Josh Jackson threatened to ‘beat’ women’s player

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — One day before top-seeded Kansas opens NCAA Tournament play, court officials released an affidavit that said freshman star Josh …

College Basketball

NCAA tournament viewing guide: What, when and where to watch Day 2

The first day of Madness is in the books, and surely some brackets are already in pieces, but Friday has plenty of matchups that shouldn't …

Indiana fires head coach Tom Crean after nine seasons

Indiana has fired head basketball coach Tom Crean, the university announced.<p>The announcement came just as the 2017 NCAA tournament round of 64 tipped …

College Basketball

With 2 gift FTs, Northwestern prevails 68-66 over Vandy

video0:38<p>College Basketball<p>Checking in with the nation's top recruits: Where are Bamba, Duval and Knox headed?<p>Sports Illustrated checked in with …

College Basketball

Watch: Vandy intentionally fouls Northwestern up one in final seconds, loses

Vanderbilt fell to Northwestern late in the first round of the NCAA tournament after an intentional foul by Matthew Fisher-Davis while up one.<p>The …

Bracket Challenge - March Madness Tournament Game Home

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College Basketball

The best of Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament

The best 48 hours of the sports calendar has arrived. So cut out of work, find a TV and enjoy the action. But in case that's not possible, we'll have …

College Basketball