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VCU Shocks Kansas, 71-61

The VCU Rams became just the fourth #11 seed to ever qualify for the Final Four, after shocking the Kansas Jayhawks, 71-61, on Sunday. The Associated Press, courtesy of espn.com, has the story, below.

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UConn Survives Arizona, Advances To Final Four

The Connecticut Huskies held on to defeat the Arizona Wildcats, 65-63, on Saturday, to win the West regional and advance to the FINAL Four, in this year's NCAA Tournament. The Associated Press, courtesy of espn.com, has the story, below.

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Butler Defeats Florida, Returns To Final Four

The Butler Bulldogs defeated the Florida Gators, 74-71, in overtime, on Saturday, to qualify for the Final Four for the second consecutive year. The Associated Press, courtesy of espn.com, has the story, below.

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From the Bird’s Nest: Friday’s picks for the Elite Eight

Well, I went 2-2 last night. Missed the Duke/Arizona pick, but so did everyone else. And, as I said yesterday, Wisconsin sometimes really struggles to score the basketball and that drought hit them at a most inopportune time. Credit to Butler, back in the Elite Eight again.

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Nader: Eliminate athletic scholarships for college students

Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader believes that college athletics has turned professional and has called for the elimination of athletic scholarships. Nader and his group

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Gus Johnson Loves His Job

To describe CBS college basketball announcer Gus Johnson's play-by-play as animated, enthusiastic, hyperactive, passionate, and feverish, would be an acceptible description. However, no amount of adjectives can paint a true picture of how excited Johnson gets when calling a game.

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From the Bird’s Nest: Tonight’s picks for the Elite Eight

The Sweet Sixteen round begins tonight, with four games on tap and then four more Friday night.  Two regional finals will be held Saturday and two more on Sunday.  My bracket is toast, but that won't stop me from picking o

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Rupp fired as Louisiana Tech basketball coach

Louisiana Tech has fired men's basketball coach Kerry Rupp after four seasons in Ruston.

Tech won 24 games a year ago and played in the postseason, but this year the Bulldogs failed to qualify for the Western Athletic Conference basketball tournament

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Bruce Pearl leaves the court after Tennessee was blown out by Arizona in the NCAA tournament first round.  Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images sport
Bruce Pearl leaves the court after Tennessee was blown out by Arizona in the NCAA tournament first round. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images sport
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ESPN reporting Pearl fired at Tennessee

ESPN.com is reporting that the University of Tennessee has fired coach Bruce Pearl.

Pearl admitted lying to NCAA investigators about alleged violations.  He was suspended by the SEC for eight conference games as a result

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Sweet Sixteen set:

Upsets abound again, except in the West

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