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Coaches you can and can’t count on in March Madness

By Neil Greenberg<p>Neil Greenberg<p>Reporter analyzing advanced sports statistics for the Fancy Stats blog<p>Email Bio Follow<p>March Madness is about to get underway, and while you are poring over your bracket trying to figure out who is this year’s Cinderella or national champion, don’t forget to take into …

March Madness

Upperclassmen To Keep An Eye On In The NCAA Tournament

A quick glance around the NCAA Tournament bracket and you’ll see plenty of freshmen destined for this spring’s NBA Draft.<p>While there is the notable absence of LSU’s Ben Simmons, Duke’s Brandon Ingram, California’s Jaylen Brown and Kentucky’s Jamal Murray are littered throughout the bracket and all …

The top 10 players in each NCAA Tournament region.

Yes, it would have been nice to see Ben Simmons in the NCAA Tournament (or the NIT, for that matter), but March Madness is filled with plenty of …

Bracket Prep: South Region

On Monday and Tuesday we will roll out our region-by-region analysis on the following schedule: Monday (East and West); Tuesday (South and Midwest). …

Bracket Prep: Midwest Region

On Monday and Tuesday we will roll out our region-by-region analysis on the following schedule: Monday (East and West); Tuesday (South and Midwest). …

2016 March Madness bracket: The most likely upsets on each seed line

The NCAA Tournament field is loaded with potential upsets. Here are the best picks from each seed line where a high-ranked team could fall.<p>Every …

NCAA Tournament 2016: Power Ranking the Entire Field of 68

The NCAA tournament field has been set, and we've ranked all 68 teams from bottom to top.<p>Whether your favorite team is a blue blood fighting for a national championship or a Cinderella just hoping to find that glass slipper, this is the time of year when thrillers, upsets and madness reign. We’re …

2016 NCAA Bracket Predictions: Best Picks for Every Matchup

I have a tendency to go chalky when it comes to the bracket.<p>My philosophy is always to pick the teams I trust the most to get far in the tournament. Some years that works out. Last season, for instance, I knew pre-bracket Kentucky, Duke and Wisconsin would be in my Final Four no matter the …

Ranking the 25 Best Players in the 2016 NCAA Tournament

The biggest conundrum in college basketball this season has been identifying the nation's best teams. Oklahoma looked like the top dog in January, but then the Sooners lost to Kansas State a month later. North Carolina was rolling before falling in back-to-back road games at Louisville and Notre …

Bracket Prep: East Region

On Monday and Tuesday we will roll out our region-by-region analysis on the following schedule: Monday (East and West); Tuesday (South and Midwest). …

Bracket Prep: West Region

On Monday and Tuesday we will roll out our region-by-region analysis on the following schedule: Monday (East and West); Tuesday (South and Midwest). …

2016 NCAA tournament: 68 players to watch

Finally.<p>With March Madness upon us, the field is set, and teams are ready to make the trip to play their respective opponents. Now that we know which …

Study Says These 3 Teams Are Must-Pick Upsets For Your NCAA Bracket

I may have been hit with one less hour of sleep, pouring rain and no running water this morning, but I'm not about to let any of that damper the …

2016 March Madness Predictions | FiveThirtyEight

In-game win probabilities and chances of advancing, updating live.<p>Hover to see each team's path to the championship<p>Chance of Reaching RoundChance of …

All you need to know about every team in the NCAA tournament field

Psst! Hey, you.<p>Excited for the NCAA tournament? Of course you are. First, though, a word. Look, kid, there's something you should hear. Something …

Breaking down every early matchup in the NCAA Tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sixty-eight teams will tip off in the NCAA Tournament this week. Four will make it to the final weekend at NRG Stadium in …

March Madness NCAA Tournament television schedule: Turner Sports and CBS Sports’ Exclusive Coverage of the 2016 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Tips Off March 15

<b>Tip Times and Announce Teams Set for NCAA Tournament First Round Coverage</b><p>CBS Sports and Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of the 2016 NCAA Division I …

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10 possible first-round upsets in the NCAA Tournament

This has been a college basketball season of parity or mediocrity, depending on how you look at it. If that holds true in the NCAA Tournament, we …

NCAA Tourney Bracket breakdown

All right, you're over the bubble teams, the seedings, the unfair matchups, poor Monmouth and of course The Leak. Now you're ready for the NCAA …

NCAA tournament preview: East Regional

A look at the<p>NCAA tournamentEast Regional:<p><b>TOP SEEDS</b><p>1 NORTH CAROLINA: This is the sixth time the<p>Tar Heelshave been a No. 1 seed under Coach Roy Williams. They’ve reached a regional final each time.<p>2 XAVIER: The high-scoring<p>Musketeersaverage 81.3 points per game — 18th in the nation — to accompany a …

NCAA tournament preview: Midwest Regional

A look at the NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional:<p><b>TOP SEEDS</b><p>1 VIRGINIA: The Cavaliers are a surprise No. 1 seed after losing to North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament final. They give up just 59.7 points per game.<p>2 MICHIGAN STATE: This is the team most people figured had earned a …

March Madness Sleepers 2016: Predicting Which Teams Will Impact NCAA Tournament

When filling out your March Madness bracket, there are some college basketball teams that you just can't fall asleep on. Sleepers are what make the first weekend of the NCAA tournament so exciting.<p>This is where bets and bragging rights are won or lost—a select group of teams that can make your …

Why Florida Gulf Coast should be your NCAA Tournament upset pick

Looking for an NCAA Tournament upset pick? We're going to tell you everything you need to know about the teams you may not have heard of, the schools they come from and why they could win. Next up: FGCU, which isn't quite Dunk City anymore.<p>Florida Gulf Coast is back in the NCAA Tournament! Dunk …

10 players that could bust your NCAA Tournament bracket

Think back to March 2008. A little-known guard from Davidson took the college basketball world by storm, leading the Wildcats to the brink of the Final Four.<p>That guard was Stephen Curry.<p>That two-week tournament run set the foundation for Curry’s rise to NBA MVP. And he left a trail of mangled, …