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    St. Francis-Brooklyn, NY failed to make the ranks of those 5 original schools that never made it to the NCAA Tournament one less since 1948. And it was close. It was they're third NEC conference tournament loss. The Robert Morris Colonials from near Pittsburgh won the Northeast title over the NEC's top-seeded team on the Terriers' home gym, the 4th-smallest in NCAA D1, to make thier first trip to the NCAAs since 2010. In the interim years, Robert Morris won a huge home game in the 2011 NIT opening round against Kentucky. In the last three years that school had to watch other teams win the Northeast and cut down the nets celebrating their NCAA ticket being punched.
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400766744

    Doesn't look like any of the other non-NCAA appearing 5 have any good chances of their breaking that spell. Army was already eliminated early in the Patriot League tournament by Navy. Northwestern is perhaps year or two away from making any impact in the Big Ten under head coach Chris Collins, a former Chicago Bulls ball boy when his dad Doug was coach--and it might get tougher now with Maryland and Rutgers newly installed. That's assuming the Wildcats don't go off on a strong run AND win the Big 10 in Chicago. The Citadel? No way out of the Southern!

    North Dakota St. Bisons edges out the South Dakota St. Jackrabbits to go dancing in a good one for the Summit League title in Sioux Falls' new arena 57-56. Amazing that it's in their rebuilding year with an all-new coaching staff and losing 6 seniors with a 5th place projection:
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400768040

    #7 Gonzaga gets revenge on BYU for ending its home winning streak and wins the West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas for its 14th title. The Bulldogs likely will get a #2 seed out West:
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400768043

    Valparaiso and Bryce Drew--remember him and that buzzer beater over Mississippi in 1998 in Oklahoma City that made them that year's Cinderellas (father and son angle certainly didn't hurt either)?--are back dancing for the second time as head coach, having dispatched Wisconsin-Green Bay on the Crusader. Bryce is now the coach succeeding from his dad Homer (older bro Scott coaches Baylor). The Crusaders fought with key injuries but still with enough depth to carry them through last night; the on-court adversity was nothing for them. Bryce might get scooped up to a bigger program at age 34:
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400766909

    Only the Patriot League will crown their champ that will punch their NCAA ticket tonight. It will be between #4 Lafayette Leopards and #5 American Eagles on Lafayette's home court. Top seed Bucknell was upset by Lafayette in the semis at home with American knocking off #2 Colgate. Like with the America East, Colonial, Northeast, Horizon, and the Big Sky, the Patriot League conducts their conference tournament on the sites of higher-seeded campus venue.
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    Got more clips in anticipation of the upcoming ESPN 30 For 30 "I Hate Christian Laettner"! In case you haven't heard, the subject of the classic 1992 Duke-Kentucky East Regional Final in Philadelphia WILL come up. And yes, it will deal with the infamous Laettner stomp on Aminu Timberlake, because Laettner thought it was him who did the pushing off flying to the baseline when it was actually Pelphrey.. and the ref saw that in front of him. Timberlake almost diffused it with his laugh and clapping but still satisfied with his job:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_DzmM6jTGk

    Comparing the Duke Blue Devils to the Death Star that usually succeeds for people to tune in. Why wasn't the NDCELE mentioned with that?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftaiSDKa0eQ

    Christian Laettner visits ESPN's First Take joining the desk in promoting I Hate Christian Laettner--heard some great things about it:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrSSG1P1zmI
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    D2 2015 ball

    Friday, March 13, 2015
    First Round

    6 Chico St. Wildcats 22-7 vs. 3 Cal Baptist Lancers 24-6--2pm

    4:30 PM
    7 Seattle Pacific Falcons 23-7 vs. 2 BYU-Hawaii Seasiders 24-5

    7:00 PM
    5 Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 23-6 vs. 4 Dixie St. Red Storm 20-7

    Saturday, March 14, 2015
    11:00 AM
    6 Columbus St. Cougars 22-7 vs. 3 UNC-Pembroke Braves 25-5

    11:00 AM
    6 Glenville St. Pioneers 22-10 vs. 3 Indiana (PA) Crimson Hawks 26-6

    11:00 AM
    6 University of the Sciences Devils 24-5 vs. 3 St. Anselm Hawks 19-9

    11:00 AM
    6 Lynn Fighting Knights 19-9 vs. 3 Alabama-Huntsville Chargers 23-8

    11:00 AM
    6 Michigan Tech Huskies 19-8 vs. 3 Indianapolis Greyhounds 23-5

    12:00 PM
    6 Angelo St. Rams 26-5 vs. 3 Texas A&M-Commerce Lions 24-7

    12:00 PM
    6 Northern St. Wolves 23-8 vs. 3 Central Missouri Mules 24-6

    1:30 PM
    7 Carson-Newman Eagles 18-13 vs. 2 Montevallo Falcons 24-8

    1:30 PM
    7 Slippery Rock Sliders 20-10 vs. 2 Gannon Golden Knights 23-8

    1:30 PM
    7 Stonehill Skyhawks 19-9 vs. 2 Southern New Hampshire Penmen 21-7

    1:30 PM
    7 Union (TN) Bulldogs 20-10 vs. 2 Barry Buccaneers 24-4

    1:30 PM
    7 Lewis Flyers 21-8 vs. 2 Wisconsin-Parkside 26-3

    2:30 PM
    7 Midwestern St. Mustangs 21-8 vs. 2 Metro St. Roadrunners 26-5

    2:30 PM
    7 Pittsburg St. Gorillas 20-11 vs. 2 Minnesota St.-Morehead Dragons 32-3

    4:00 PM
    8 North Greenville Crusaders 22-9 vs. 1 Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters 29-2

    4:00 PM
    8 Philadelphia Rams 24-7 vs. 1 American International Yellow Jackets 23-6

    4:00 PM
    8 Benedict Tigers 19-11 vs. 1 Florida Southern Mocs 29-1

    5:00 PM
    8 Livingstone Blue Bears 19-9 vs. 1 West Liberty Hilltoppers 27-2

    4:00 PM
    8 Drury Panthers 21-8 vs. 1 Bellarmine Knights 27-3

    5:30 PM
    8 Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys 18-13 vs. 1 Augustana (SD) Vikings 30-2

    6:00 PM
    8 St. Mary's (TX) Rattlers 20-9 vs. 1 Tarleton St. Texans 27-3

    6:30 PM
    5 Georgia Regents University-Augusta Jaguars 23-6 vs. 4 Mount Olive Trojans 28-3

    6:30 PM
    5 Southern Connecticut St. 22-7 vs. 4 Bridgeport Purple Knights 24-6

    6:30 PM
    5 West Alabama Tigers 22-11 vs. 4 West Georgia Wolves 21-8

    7:30 PM
    5 Mercyhurst Lakers 20-8 vs. 4 Fairmont St. Fighting Falcons 21-10

    7:30 PM
    5 Ferris St. Bulldogs 23-8 vs. 4 Lake Superior St. Lakers 25-6

    8:00 PM
    5 Minnesota St.-Mankato Mavericks 24-7 vs. 4 Northwest Missouri St. Bearcats 23-6

    8:30 PM
    5 Colorado Mines Orediggers 23-4 vs. 4 UC-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions 26-5
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    14 automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament will be doled out today starting with the America East between #1 Albany Great Danes and #3 Stony Brook Seawolves, two schools from the SUNY network.

    According to ESPN's Bracketologist Joe Lunardi, this is what he thinks will happen as of Saturday morning with first four in and last four out:

    Last Four Byes

    Oklahoma State
    BYU
    Temple
    Texas

    Last Four In

    LSU
    Boise St.
    Ole Miss
    Indiana

    First Four Out

    Miami (FL)
    UCLA
    Tulsa
    Old Dominion

    Next Four Out

    Texas A&M
    Rhode Island
    Buffalo
    Murray St.

    Don't forget that I Hate Christian Laettner premieres tomorrow here on ESPN at 8pm US/Canada time after Bracketology!
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    All times US/Canada Central Time

    FIRST FOUR
    Tuesday, March 17
    5:40pm truTV: #16 Manhattan Jaspers vs. #16 Hampton Pirates (Brian Anderson, Steve Smith, Lewis Johnson)

    Approx. 8:10pm truTV: #11 BYU Cougars vs. #11 Ole Miss Rebels (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)

    Wednesday
    5:40pm, truTV: #16 North Florida Ospreys vs. #16 Robert Morris Colonials (Ian Eagle, Doug Gottlieb, Evan Washburn)

    Approx. 8:10pm, truTV: #11 Boise St. Broncos vs. # 11 Dayton Flyers (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)

    Round of 64
    Thursday Afternoon Window
    11:15am, CBS: #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. #14 Northeastern Huskies (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)

    11:40am, truTV: #3 Iowa St. Cyclones vs. #14 UAB Blazers (Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel, Allie LaForce)

    1:40pm, TBS: #3 Baylor Bears vs. #14 Georgia St. Panthers (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas, Jamie Erdahl)

    1:10pm, TNT: #2 Arizona Wildcats vs. #15 Texas Southern Tigers (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Rachel Nichols)

    Approx. 1:45pm, CBS: #6 Butler Bulldogs vs. #11 Texas Longhorns (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)

    Approx. 2:10pm, truTV: No. 6 SMU Mustangs vs. No. 11 UCLA Bruins (Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

    Approx. 2:10pm, TBS: No. 6 Xavier Muskateers vs. No. 11s BYU/Ole Miss winner(Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

    Approx. 2:40pm TNT: VCU Rams vs. Ohio St. Buckeyes (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Nichols)

    Thursday Evening Window
    4:50, TBS, No. 1 Villanova Wildcats vs. No. 16 Lafayette Leopards (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)

    5:10, CBS: No. 8 Cincinnati Bearcats vs. No. 9 Purdue Boilermakers (Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

    5:20, TNT: No. 4 North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 13 Harvard Crimson (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

    6:27, truTV: No. 5 Utah Utes s. No. 12 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Nichols)

    Approx. 8:20, TBS: No. 8 N.C. State Wolfpack vs. No. 9 LSU Tigers (Anderson/Smith/Johnson)

    Approx. 8:40, CBS: #1 Kentucky Wildcats vs. #16s Hampton/Manhattan winner (Lundquist/Spanarkel/LaForce)

    Approx. 8:50, TNT: No. 5 Arkansas Razorbacks vs. No. 12 Wofford Terriers (Catalon/Lappas/Erdahl)

    Approx. 8:57, truTV: No. 4 Georgetown Hoyas vs. No. 13 Eastern Washington Hawks (Harlan/Miller/Bonner/Nichols)

    Friday Afternoon Window
    11:15, CBS: No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks vs. No. 15 New Mexico St. Aggies (Marv Albert, Chris Webber, Len Elmore, Craig Sager)

    11:40, truTV: No. 7 Michigan St. Spartans vs. No. 10 Georgia Bulldogs (Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill, Tracy Wolfson)

    11:40, TBS: No. 5 Northern Iowa Panthers vs. No. 12 Wyoming Cowboys (Spero Dedes, Mike Gminski, Jaime Maggio)

    12:10, TNT: #5 West Virginia Mountaineers vs. #12 Buffalo Bulls (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)

    Approx. 1:45, CBS: No. 7 Wichita St. Shockers vs. No. 10 Indiana Hoosiers (Albert/Webber/Elmore/Sager)

    Approx. 2:10, truTV: No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers vs. No. 15 Belmont Bruins (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

    Approx. 3:10, TBS: No. 4 Louisville Cardinals s. No. 13 UC Irvine Anteaters (Dedes/Gminski/Maggio)

    Approx. 3:40, TNT: No. 4 Maryland Terrapins vs. No. 13 Valparaiso Crusaders (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)

    Friday Evening Window
    5:50, TBS: No. 8 Oregon Ducks vs. No. 9 Oklahoma St. Cowboys (Albert/Webber/Elmore/Sager)

    6:10, CBS: No. 1 Duke Blue Devils vs. No. 16 UNF/Robert Morris winner (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

    6:20, TNT: No. 7 Iowa Hawkeyes vs. No. 10 Davidson Wildcats (Dedes/Gminski/Maggio)

    6:27, truTV: No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners vs. No. 14 Albany Great Danes (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)

    Approx. 7:20, TBS: No. 1 Wisconsin Badgers vs. No. 16 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers(Albert/Webber/Elmore/Sager)

    Approx. 7:40, CBS: No. 8 San Diego St. Aztecs vs. No. 9 St. John's Red Storm (Nantz/Raftery/Hill/Wolfson)

    Approx. 7:50, TNT: No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. No. 15 North Dakota St. Bison (Dedes/Gminski/Maggio)

    Approx. 7:57, truTV: No. 6 Providence Friars vs. No. 11s Boise State/Dayton winner (Eagle/Gottlieb/Washburn)


    2015 NIT
    FIRST ROUND

    March 17 6 pm George Washington Colonials @ Pittsburgh Panthers--Pittsburgh, Pa.
    March 17 6 pm NC Central @ Miami (FL) Hurricanes--Coral Gables, Fla.
    March 17 6 pm Iona Gaels @ Rhode Island Rams--Kingston, R.I.
    March 17 6:30 pm Central Michigan Chippewas @ Louisiana Tech Bulldogs--Ruston, La.
    March 17 7:15 pm William & Mary Tribe @ Tulsa Golden Hurricanes--Tulsa, Okla.
    March 17 8 pm UTEP Miners @ Murray St. Racers--Murray, Ky.
    March 17 8 pm Montana Grizzlies @ Texas A&M Aggies--College Station, Texas
    March 17 8 pm Illinois Fighting Illini @ Alabama Crimson Tide--Tuscaloosa, Ala.
    March 17 10 pm UC Davis Aggies @ Stanford Cardinal--Stanford, Calif.
    March 18 6 pm Bucknell Bison @ Temple Owls--Philadelphia, Pa.
    March 18 6 pm Arizona St. Sun Devils @ Connecticut Huskies--Storrs, Conn.
    March 18 6:15 pm Charleston Southern @ Old Dominion Monarchs--Norfolk, Va.
    March 18 6:30 pm St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers @ Richmond Spiders--Richmond, Va.
    March 18 7 pm Wisconsin-Green Bay Fighting Phoenix @ Illinois St. Redbirds--Normal, Ill.
    March 18 8 pm Vanderbilt Commodores @ St. Mary's (Calif.) Gaels--Moraga, Calif.
    March 18 9 pm South Dakota St. Jackrabbits @ Colorado St. Rams--Fort Collins, Colo.

    SECOND ROUND--March 20-23

    QUARTERFINALS--March 24 & 25

    NIT NATIONAL SEMIFINALS--March 31 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY

    NIT CHAMPIONSHIP--April 2 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK CITY

    2015 COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL

    First Round
    March 17 Rider at Loyola-Chicago Ramblers--Chicago, Ill. 7 p.m.
    March 18 Vermont Catamounts at Hofstra Pride--Hempstead, N.Y. 6 p.m.
    March 18 Stony Brook Seawolves at Mercer Bears--Macon, Ga. 6 p.m.
    March 18 Radford at Delaware St. Hornets--Dover, Del. 7 p.m.
    March 18 Gardner-Webb Bulldogs at Colorado Buffalos--Boulder, Co 8 p.m.
    March 18 Pepperdine Waves at Seattle Redhawks--Seattle, Wa TBD
    March 18 Eastern Michigan Eagles at NE Louisiana Warhawks--Monroe, La. TBD
    March 18 UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos at Oral Roberts Golden Eagles--Tulsa, Ok TBD

    Quarterfinals
    March 23

    Semifinals
    March 25

    Championship Series
    March 30 Game 1 CBS Sports Network
    April 1 Game 2 CBS Sports Network
    April 3 (if necessary) Game 3 CBS Sports Network

    Cal Golden Bears, because of a horrid performance in January, was even on the NIT bubble for admission. Didn't eventually get in that last night. Has declined an invite to participate in the 2015 edition of the CBI largely because the school would have to pay $50K for hosting the first game and at least an additional $75K in the semis and beyond. Postseason tickets are a tough sell in Berkeley, and Cal's athletic department had to wonder whether it was worth it to fork over the cash. So the Golden Bears' postseason is over:
    http://www.californiagoldenblogs.com...lden-bears-cbi
    https://twitter.com/JeffFaraudo/stat...74467769929728

    So too has Penn St. despite turning their season around:
    http://onwardstate.com/2015/03/16/pe...cludes-season/

    The NCAA's lone independent in D1 is getting some postseason time tonight with no small part to its upset win at Michigan earlier this season. In fact guess what(?), they get to kick off NCAA D1 men's 2015 postseason play with New Hampshire tonight on their home floor in the postseason college basketball debut for both teams!

    2015 COLLEGE INSIDER TOURNAMENT

    Monday March 16
    New Hampshire Wildcats (19-12) @ NJIT Highlanders (18-11) 6:00

    Tuesday March 17
    Eastern Illinois Panthers (17-14) @ Oakland Grizzlies (16-16) 6:00
    James Madison Dukes (19-13) @ USC Upstate Pirates (23-11) 6:00
    Bowling Green Eagles (20-11) @ St. Francis Peacocks (16-15) 6:00
    Norfolk St. Spartans (20-13) @ Eastern Kentucky Colonels (19-11) 6:00
    SW Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (20-13) @ Incarnate Word Cardinals (18-10) 7:00

    Wednesday March 18
    UMES (18-14) @ High Point (22-9) 6:00
    Dartmouth Big Green (14-14) @ Canisius Golden Griffins (16-14) 6:00
    Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders (19-13) @ Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (22-10) 6:00
    Cleveland St. Vikings (18-14) @ Western Michigan Broncos (20-13) 6:00
    Kent St. Golden Flashes (21-11) @ Middle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders (19-16) 6:00
    UNC Wilmington Seahawks (18-13) @ Sam Houston St. Bearkats (25-7) 6:30
    Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (19-14) @ Grand Canyon Antelopes (17-14) 7:00
    IPFW Mastadons (16-14) @ Evansville Purple Aces (19-12) 7:05
    Sacramento St. Hornets (20-11) @ Portland Pilots (17-15) 9:00

    Thursday March 19
    UT-Martin Skyhawks (18-12) @ Northwestern St. Demons (19-12) 6:30
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    The fun officially started in the NCAA with the Manhattan Jaspers and the Hampton Pirates in Dayton! Watching it live on March Madness Live! Still on the CIT too.
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    I'm picking Kentucky to win all this year, largely because lots of people are impressed with this undefeated campaign played significantly by . NCAA D1 ball hadn't witnessed a major conference team winning it all since Indiana's legendary 1975-76 team with Scott May, Quinn Buckner, and Kent Benson. UNLV could've done that back in 1991--and lots of people like myself wished the Runnin Rebels did--but for one thing they were actually a dominant national powerhouse back then coming from a mid-major conference, the Big West (formerly Pacific Coast). There's a lot of lamentation on them since Jerry Tarkanian's death. Anyway, Kentucky's team got potentially 8 players being NBA draft picks led by Karl Anthony Towns who also plays for the Dominican Republic. There's also the Harrison twins, Trey Lyles (born in Saskatchewan to a Canadian mom and American dad, raised in Indiana, will very likely play for Canada), Devin Booker, and Tyler Ullis--McDonald's All-Americans all. But there's even upperclassmen on the team even with all the focus on the freshmen on the starting lineup. Then, there's the aspect of because of the traditional history and success, fans want to see UK fail. Moreover, some people hate John Calipari, who will be enshrined at the Naismith, because he's seen as a shyster and could leave them like UMASS and Memphis after him. But he's good as a coach who got all of his young players, who could otherwise be more "about me" and into social media but got all of his players sold into playing and being like a team.

    No Missouri D1 schools made any of the postseason tournaments--Mizzou and St. Louis are rebuilding, SW Missouri St., Missouri-Kansas City, and Southeast Missouri St. all were eliminated early in mid-major conference tournaments and had mediocre regular season records. Had no chance to advance unless they won the conference ones.

    How TSN in Canada will cover 2015 March Madness now with multiple channels with every game now televised. I wonder now with those channels will TSN give the women's tournament some love:
    http://www.tsn.ca/tsn-delivers-every...dness-1.230008

    Showtime here in the US is premiering tonight Hoops U taking a look at Maryland and Notre Dame basketball teams, both of them currently with Under Armour
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    [QUOTE=Durbansandshark;429330]I'm picking Kentucky to win all this year, largely because lots of people are impressed with this undefeated campaign played significantly by . NCAA D1 ball hadn't witnessed a major conference team winning it all since Indiana's legendary 1975-76 team with Scott May, Quinn Buckner, and Kent Benson. UNLV could've done that back in 1991 at 31-1--and lots of people like myself wished the Runnin Rebels did--but for one thing they were actually a dominant national powerhouse back then coming from a mid-major conference, the Big West (formerly Pacific Coast). There's a lot of lamentation on them since Jerry Tarkanian's death. Anyway, Kentucky's team got potentially 8 players being NBA draft picks led by Karl Anthony Towns who also plays for the Dominican Republic. There's also the Harrison twins, Trey Lyles (born in Saskatchewan to a Canadian mom and American dad, raised in Indiana, will very likely play for Canada), Devin Booker, and Tyler Ullis--McDonald's All-Americans all. But there's even upperclassmen on the team even with all the focus on the freshmen on the starting lineup. Then, there's the aspect of because of the traditional history and success, fans want to see UK fail. Moreover, some people hate John Calipari, who will be enshrined at the Naismith, because he's seen as a shyster and could leave them like UMASS and Memphis after him. But he's good as a coach who got all of his young players, who could otherwise be more "about me" and into social media but got all of his players sold into playing and being like a team.

    No Missouri D1 schools made any of the postseason tournaments--Mizzou and St. Louis are rebuilding, SW Missouri St., Missouri-Kansas City, and Southeast Missouri St. all were eliminated early in mid-major conference tournaments and had mediocre regular season records. Had no chance to advance unless they won the conference ones.

    How TSN in Canada will cover 2015 March Madness now with multiple channels with every game now televised. I wonder now with those channels will TSN give the women's tournament some love:
    http://www.tsn.ca/tsn-delivers-every...dness-1.230008

    Nike rolls out its new and mostly-white Nike Elite Rivalry NCAA basketball series:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2015/02/...ucky-syracuse/

    9 Adidas schools get the Made In March 2015 makeover:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2015/02/...over-for-2015/

    Showtime here in the US is premiering tonight Hoops U taking a look at Maryland and Notre Dame basketball teams, both of them currently with Under Armour as their athletic outfitter.

    John Thompson Jr. will not perform any broadcasting duties for Westwood One's NCAA Tournament radio coverage this year after recovering from twisted intestinal surgery.
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    There will be loads of info and thoughts to report next week regarding the tournaments. But with the NCAA men's D III about to have their Final Four tonight in longstanding venue in Salem, Virginia, I must mention that quickly.

    The Augustana (IL) Viklings will face the Babson Beavers in the first national semis. The Virginia Wesleyan Marlins and the Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointers (Terry Porter's alma mater) will battle in the other in the hopes of being the new champion who will be crowned on the weekend.

    We also got our men's D2 Elite Eight this year at the Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana that will start Wednesday. But I'll get to that on Monday.

    List of the 28 Canadians in the men's NCAA Tournament at the Division I level (as you expect, the Toronto are is heavily repped):

    South Region

    Gonzaga: Kevin Pangos, Holland Landing, Ont.; Kyle Wiltjer, Portland, Ore. (holds dual citizenship); Dustin Triano, Tsawwassen, B.C.
    San Diego St: Kevin Zabo, Gatineau, Que.
    Utah: Dallin Bachynski, Calgary
    Iowa St: Naz Long, Mississauga, Ont.

    East Region

    Villanova: Dylan Ennis, Brampton, Ont.
    Lafayette: Jake Newman, Surrey, B.C.
    Providence: Junior Lomomba, Montreal
    Dayton: Dyshawn Pierre, Whitby, Ont.
    Oklahoma: Dinjiyl Walker, Thornhill, Ont.
    Albany: Richard Peters, Pickering, Ont.
    Virginia: Marial Shayok, Ottawa

    West Region

    Oregon: Dillon Brooks, Mississauga, Ont.
    Harvard: Agunwa Okolie, Ajax, Ont.; Chris Egi, Markham, Ont.; Patrick Steeves, Montreal
    Baylor: Kenny Cherry, Montreal

    Midwest Region

    Buffalo: Jarryn Skeete, Brampton, Ont.; Rodell Wigginton, Dartmouth, N.S.
    Kentucky: Trey Lyles, Saskatoon
    New Mexico St: Daniel Mullings, Toronto; Tanveer Bhullar, Toronto; Matthew Taylor, Brampton, Ont.; Jalyn Pennie, Ajax, Ont.; Rashawn Browne, Toronto
    Valparaiso: Tevonn Walker, Montreal; Max Joseph, Montreal
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    2015 NCAA D1 MEN'S TOURNAMENT
    OPENING FIRST ROUND--March 17
    Hampton Pirates 74 Manhattan Jaspers 64
    http://www.si.com/game/8480551
    Mississippi Rebels 94 Brigham Young Cougars 90
    http://www.si.com/game/8480546

    March 18
    Robert Morris Colonials 81 North Florida Ospreys 77
    Dayton Flyers 56 Boise St. Broncos 55
    http://www.si.com/game/8480556

    SECOND ROUND
    March 19
    Notre Dame Fighting Irish 69 Northeastern Huskies 65
    http://www.si.com/game/8480601
    Alabama-Birmingham Blazers 60 Iowa St. Cyclones 59
    http://www.si.com/game/8480586
    Georgia St. Panthers 57 Baylor Bears 56
    http://www.si.com/game/8480571
    Arizona Wildcats 93 Texas Southern Tigers 72
    http://www.si.com/game/8480616
    Butler Bulldogs 56 Texas Longhorns 48
    http://www.si.com/game/8480576
    UCLA Bruins 60 Southern Methodist Mustangs 59
    http://www.si.com/game/8480606
    Xavier (OH) Muskateers 76 Mississippi Rebels 57
    http://www.si.com/game/8507436
    Ohio St. Buckeyes 75 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 72
    http://www.si.com/game/8480631
    Villanova Wildcats 92 Lafayette Leopards 52
    http://www.si.com/game/8480611
    Cincinnati Bearcats 66 Purdue Boilermakers 65 OT
    http://www.si.com/game/8480581
    North Carolina Tar Heels 67 Harvard Crimson 65
    http://www.si.com/game/8480596
    Utah Runnin' Utes 57 Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 50
    http://www.si.com/game/8480626
    North Carolina St. Wolfpack 66 LSU Tigers 65
    http://www.si.com/game/8480591
    Kentucky Wildcats 79 Hampton Pirates 56
    http://www.si.com/game/8505156
    Arkansas Razorbacks 56 Wofford Terriers 53
    http://www.si.com/game/8480566
    Georgetown Hoyas 74 Eastern Washington Eagles 64
    http://www.si.com/game/8480621

    March 20
    Kansas Jayhawks 75 New Mexico St. Aggies 56
    http://www.si.com/game/8480666
    Michigan St. Spartans 70 Georgia Bulldogs 63
    http://www.si.com/game/8480641
    Northern Iowa Panthers 71 Wyoming Cowboys 54
    http://www.si.com/game/8480701
    West Virginia Mountaineers 68 Buffalo Bulls 62
    http://www.si.com/game/8480661
    Wichita St. Shockers 81 Indiana Hoosiers 76
    http://www.si.com/game/8480676
    Virginia Cavaliers 79 Belmont Bears 67
    http://www.si.com/game/8480656
    Louisville Cardinals 57 UC-Irvine Anteaters 55
    http://www.si.com/game/8480696
    Maryland Terrapins 65 Valparaiso Crusaders 62
    Oregon Ducks 73 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 79
    http://www.si.com/game/8480671
    Duke Blue Devils 85 Robert Morris Colonials 56
    http://www.si.com/game/8517266
    Iowa Hawkeyes 83 Davidson Panthers 52
    http://www.si.com/game/8480691
    Oklahoma Sooners 69 Albany Great danes 60
    http://www.si.com/game/8480646
    Wisconsin Badgers 86 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 72
    http://www.si.com/game/8480681
    San Diego St. Aztecs 76 St. John's (NY) Red Storm 64
    http://www.si.com/game/8480651
    Gonzaga Bulldogs 86 North Dakota St. Bisons 76
    http://www.si.com/game/8480686
    Dayton Flyers 66 Providence Friars 53
    http://www.si.com/game/8518566

    THIRD ROUND
    March 21
    UCLA Bruins 92 Alabama-Birmingham Blazers 75
    http://www.si.com/game/8532286
    Kentucky Wildcats 64 Cincinnati Bearcats 51
    http://www.si.com/game/8537811
    Arizona Wildcats 73 Ohio St. Buckeyes 58
    http://www.si.com/game/8532296
    Xavier Musketeers 75 Georgia St. Panthers 67
    http://www.si.com/game/8532291
    North Carolina St. Wolfpack 71 Villanova Wildcats 68
    http://www.si.com/game/8532301
    Utah Runnin' Utes 75 Georgetown Hoyas 64
    http://www.si.com/game/8537821
    North Carolina Tar Heels 87 Arkansas Wildcats 78
    http://www.si.com/game/8537806
    Notre Dame Fighting Irish 67 Butler Bulldogs 64
    http://www.si.com/game/8532281

    March 22
    Michigan St. Spartans 60 Virginia Cavaliers 54
    http://www.si.com/game/8541121
    Duke Blue Devils 68 San Diego St. Aztecs 49
    http://www.si.com/game/8544276
    Wichita St. Shockers 78 Kansas Jayhawks 65
    http://www.si.com/game/8541126
    Oklahoma Sooners 72 Dayton Flyers 66
    http://www.si.com/game/8545606
    Gonzaga Bulldogs 87 Iowa Hawkeyes 68
    http://www.si.com/game/8545611
    Wisconsin Badgers 72 Oregon Ducks 65
    http://www.si.com/game/8544271
    West Virginia Mountaineers 69 Maryland Terrapins 59
    http://www.si.com/game/8543306
    Louisville Cardinals 66 Northern Iowa Panthers 53
    http://www.si.com/game/8541131

    REGIONALS (SWEET 16)
    THURSDAY MARCH 26 (all times henceforth US/Canada/Mexico CST)
    Wichita St. vs. Notre Dame Quicken Loans Arena--Cleveland 6:15pm
    North Carolina vs. Wisconsin Staples Center--Los Angeles 6:37pm
    West Virginia vs. Kentucky Quicken Loans Arena--Cleveland 8:45pm
    Xavier vs. Arizona Staples Center--Los Angeles 9:17pm

    FRIDAY MARCH 27
    UCLA Bruins vs. Gonzaga NRG Stadium--Houston 6:15PM
    North Carolina St. vs. Louisville Carrier Dome--Syracuse 8:37PM
    Utah vs. Duke NRG Stadium--Houston 8:45PM
    Michigan St. vs. Oklahoma Carrier Dome--Syracuse 9:07PM

    2015 NIT
    FIRST ROUND
    March 17
    Rhode Island Rams 88 Iona Gaels 75
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785480
    Miami (FL) Hurricanes 78 North Carolina Central Eagles 71
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785497
    George Washington Colonials 60 Pittsburgh Panthers 54
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785498
    Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 89 Central Michigan Chippewas 79
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785478
    Tulsa Golden Hurricanes 70 William & Mary Tribe 67
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785501
    Alabama Crimson Tide 79 Illinois Fighting Illini 58
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785477
    Murray St. Racers 81 Texas-El Paso Miners 66
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785479
    Texas A&M Aggies 81 Montana Grizzlies 64
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785499
    Stanford Cardinal 77 UC-Davis Aggies 64
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785503

    March 18
    Temple Owls 73 Bucknell Bison 67
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785495
    Arizona St. Sun Devils 68 Connecticut Huskies 61
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785496
    Old Dominion Monarchs 65 Charleston Southern Buccaneers 56
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785494
    Richmond Spiders 84 St. Francis-Brooklyn, NY Terriers 74
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785476
    Illinois St. Redbirds 69 Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix 66
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785500
    Vanderbilt Commodores 75 St. Mary's (CA) Gaels 64
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785502
    South Dakota St. Jackrabbits 86 Colorado St. Rams 76
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785475

    March 20
    Vanderbilt Commodores 92 South Dakota St. Jackrabbits 77
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785985
    Miami (FL) Hurricanes 73 Alabama Crimson Tide 66
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785834
    Temple Owls 90 George Washington Colonials 77
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785986
    Richmond Spiders 76 Arizona St. Sun Devils 70
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785987
    Stanford Cardinal 74 Rhode Island Rams 65
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785988
    Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 84 Texas A&M Aggies 72
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785989
    Old Dominion Monarchs 50 Illinois St. Redbirds 49
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785991
    Murray St. Racers 83 Tulsa Golden Hurricanes 62
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400785990

    March 24-25
    QUARTERFINALS
    Miami (FL) @ Richmond--6pm
    Vanderbilt @ Stanford--8pm

    Murray St @ Old Dominion--6pm
    Louisiana Tech @ Temple--8pm

    2015 CBI
    March 17
    FIRST ROUND
    Loyola-Chicago Ramblers 62 Rider Broncs 59
    http://www.gazellegroup.com/events/c...l#.VRG52SmG4wM
    March 18
    Colorado Buffaloes 87 Gardner-Webb 78
    Seattle Redhawks 62 Pepperdine Waves 45
    Vermont Catamounts 85 Hofstra Pride 81
    Radford Highlanders 78 Delaware St. Hornets 57
    Oral Roberts Golden Eagles 91 UC-Santa Barbara Gauchos 87
    Mercer Bears 72 Stony Brook Seawolves 70
    NE Louisiana Warhawks 71 Eastern Michigan Eagles 67
    http://www.gazellegroup.com/events/c...l#.VRHBIymG4wM

    March 23
    QUARTERFINALS
    Vermont Catamounts 78 Radford Highlanders 71
    Loyola-Chicago Ramblers 86 Oral Roberts Golden Eagles 78
    Seattle RedHawks 72 Colorado Buffaloes 65
    NE Louisiana Warhawks 71 Mercer Bears 69
    http://www.gazellegroup.com/events/c...l#.VRHFJSmG4wM

    Wednesday March 25
    SEMIFINALS
    Seattle @ Loyola-Chicago
    Vermont @ NE Louisiana (both games at 7pm)
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    2015 COLLEGE INSIDER POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT
    MONDAY MARCH 16
    NJIT Highlanders 84 New Hampshire Wildcats 77
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...1-unh-njit.pdf

    TUESDAY MARCH 17
    Eastern Illinois Panthers 97 Oakland Grizzlies 91
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...land-recap.pdf
    USC Upstate Spartans 73 James Madison Dukes 72
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...tate-recap.pdf
    Bowling Green Falcons 67 St. Francis-Brooklyn, NY Terriers 64
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...sfpa-recap.pdf
    Eastern Kentucky Colonels 81 Norfolk St. Spartans 75
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...-eku-recap.pdf
    SW Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns 83 Incarnate Word Cardinals 68
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...-uiw-recap.pdf

    WEDNESDAY MARCH 18
    High Point Panthers 70 Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks 64
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...-hpu-recap.pdf
    Canisius Golden Griffins 87 Dartmouth Big Green 72
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...sius-recap.pdf
    Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders 75 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 69
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...fgcu-recap.pdf
    Cleveland St. Vikings 86 Western Michigan Broncos 57
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...-wmu-recap.pdf
    Kent St. Golden Flashes 68 Middle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders 56
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...mtsu-recap.pdf
    Sam Houston St. Bearkats 87 UNC Wilmington Seahawks 69
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...shsu-recap.pdf
    Evansville Purple Aces 82 IPFW Mastadons 77
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...ille-recap.pdf
    Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 75 Grand Canyon Antelopes 70
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...-gcu-recap.pdf
    Sacramento St. Hornets 73 Portland Pilots 66
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...land-recap.pdf

    THURSDAY MARCH 19
    Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks 104 Northwestern St. Demons 79
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...-nsu-recap.pdf

    SECOND ROUND
    FRIDAY MARCH 20
    Eastern Kentucky Colonels 66 High Point Panthers 65
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...-eku-recap.pdf

    SATURDAY MARCH 21
    Canisius Golden Griffins 82 Bowling Green Falcons 59
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...bgsu-recap.pdf
    SW Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns 71 Sam Houston St. Bearkats 70
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...shsu-recap.pdf
    Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks 60 USC Upstate Spartans 49
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...tate-recap.pdf
    Northern Arizona Lumberjacks 78 Sacramento St. Hornets 73
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...-scu-recap.pdf

    MONDAY MARCH 23
    NJIT Highlanders 80 Cleveland St. Vikings 77
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...njit-recap.pdf
    Evansville Purple Aces 83 Eastern Illinois Panthers 68
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...-eiu-recap.pdf
    Kent St. Golden Flashes 69 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders 65
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...amcc-recap.pdf

    QUARTERFINALS
    WEDNESDAY MARCH 25
    UT-Martin (20-12) @ Eastern Kentucky (21-11) 6:00
    THURSDAY MARCH 26
    Evansville (21-12) @ UL-Lafayette (22-13) 7:30
    FRIDAY MARCH 27
    Kent State (23-11) @ Northern Arizona (21-14) 9:00
    SATURDAY MARCH 28
    Canisius (18-14) @ NJIT (20-11) 6:30

    2015 MEN'S DIVISION 3 TOURNAMENT
    Saturday, March 7, 2015--Second Round

    Catholic Cardinals (23-5) 65 Randolph-Macon (26-2) 78
    Claremont-M-S (22-6) 75 East Texas Baptist Tigers (24-5) 80
    Calvin (22-6) 69 Mount Union Raiders (23-6) 81
    Wooster (23-7) 86 Marietta (26-3) 88
    Scranton (23-5) 47 Babson Beavers (26-2) 54
    Skidmore (20-7) 58 Johns Hopkins Bluejays (24-4) 61
    Bates (20-6) 68 Stockton (23-5) 59
    Salisbury (21-7) 47 Trinity (Conn.) (21-6) 60
    Amherst (21-7) 70 St. John Fisher (24-4) 87
    Albertus Magnus (28-1) 72 Dickinson (23-5) 74
    Virginia Wesleyan Marlins (24-5) 77 William Paterson (21-7) 74
    Whitworth (25-3) 84 Emory Eagles (21-5) 85
    DePauw (21-9) 66 Augustana (Ill.) Vikings (23-4) 68
    St. Olaf (22-5) 68 Defiance (22-6) 63
    Elmhurst (20-7) 75 Northwestern-St. Paul (19-9) 84
    Illinois Wesleyan (20- 53 Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointers (22-5) 70

    THIRD ROUND
    Friday, March 13, 2015

    Dickinson (24-5) 65 Virginia Wesleyan Marlins (25-5) 75
    Trinity (Conn.) (22-6) 79 Bates (21-6) 62
    Northwestern-St. Paul (20-9) 46 East Texas Baptist Tigers (25-5) 70
    Marietta (27-3) 79 St. Olaf (23-5) 72
    Johns Hopkins Bluejays (25-4) 47 Babson Beavers (27-2) 49
    St. John Fisher (25-4) 57 Randolph-Macon (27-2) 64
    Mount Union Raiders (24-6) 69 Augustana (Ill.)Vikings (24-4) 82
    Emory Eagles (22-5) 53 Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointers (23-5) 73

    Saturday, March 14, 2015
    Quarterfinals

    Trinity (Conn.) (23-6) 69 Babson Beavers (28-2) 76
    Virginia Wesleyan Marlins (26-5) 49 Randolph-Macon (28-2) 47
    Marietta (28-3) 51 Augustana (Ill.) Vikings (25-4) 100
    East Texas Baptist Tigers (26-5) 28 Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointers (24-5) 45

    Friday, March 20, 2015
    National Semifinals @ Salem Civic Center--Salem, Virginia

    Babson Beavers (29-2) 48 Augustana (Ill.) Vikings (26-4) 68
    Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointers (25-5) 68 Virginia Wesleyan Marlins (27-5) 30

    Saturday, March 21
    NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP @ Salem Civic Center

    Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointers 70 Augustana (Ill.) Vikings 54
    http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-...fense-foremost

    WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT POINTERS--2014-15 NCAA D3 MEN'S CHAMPIONS
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    Tomorrow afternoon, D2 men's ball will kick off its Elite Eight round in Evansville, Indiana. Surely in a state that really adores basketball all over the state, I can hopefully expect the Ford Center to be close to be filled starting all day with fans that will travel well.

    NATIONAL QUARTERFINAL--March 2
    Tarleton St. Texans vs. Mount Olive Trojans--12pm
    Indiana (PA) Crimson Hawks vs. Azusa Pacific Cougars--2:30pm
    Florida Southern Mocs vs. Southern New Hampshire Penmen--6pm
    Minnesota St.-Morehead Dragons vs. Bellarmine Knights--8:30pm

    How we got to this point...

    Friday, March 13, 2015

    6 Chico St. 61 3 Cal Baptist 67
    7 Seattle Pacific 81 2 BYU-Hawaii 69
    5 Cal Poly-Pomona 62 4 Dixie St. 60
    8 Western Oregon 67 1 Azusa Pacific 75

    Saturday, March 14, 2015

    6 Columbus St. 82 3 UNC-Pembroke 89
    6 Glenville St. 52 3 Indiana (PA) 73
    6 University of the Sciences 73 3 St. Anselm 57
    6 Lynn 80 3 Alabama-Huntsville 62
    6 Michigan Tech 53 3 Indianapolis 74
    6 Angelo St. 85 3 Texas A&M-Commerce 79
    6 Northern St. 72 3 Central Missouri Mules 82
    7 Carson-Newman 69 2 Montevallo 74
    7 Slippery Rock 65 2 Gannon 57
    7 Stonehill 59 2 Southern New Hampshire 71
    7Union (TN) 59 2 Barry 73
    7 Lewis 70 2 Wisconsin-Parkside 62
    7 Midwestern St. 58 2 Metro St. 56
    7 Pittsburg St. 68 2 Minnesota St.-Morehead 80
    8 North Greenville 62 1 Lincoln Memorial 95
    8 Philadelphia 53 1 American International 58
    8 Benedict 68 1 Florida Southern 89
    8 Livingstone 89 1 West Liberty 127
    8 Drury 60 1 Bellarmine 84
    8 Arkansas Tech 77 1 Augustana (SD) 104
    8 St. Mary's (TX) 52 1 Tarleton St. 71
    5 GRU Augusta 75 4 Mount Olive 84
    5 Southern Connecticut St. 88 4 Bridgeport 75
    5 West Alabama 79 4 West Georgia 80
    7 Seattle Pacific 77 3 Cal Baptist 78
    5 Mercyhurst 63 4 Fairmont St. 68
    5 Ferris State 69 4 Lake Superior St. 78 OT
    5 Minnesota St.-Mankato 56 4 Northwest Missouri St. 59
    5 Colorado Mines 87 4 UC-Colorado Springs 90
    5 Cal Poly-Pomona 67 1 Azusa Pacific 77

    Sunday, March 15, 2015

    3 UNC Pembroke 59 2 Montevallo 78
    7 Slippery Rock 65 3 Indiana (PA) 73
    6 University of the Sciences 53 2 Southern New Hampshire 59
    6 Lynn 90 2 Barry 82
    7 Lewis 59 3 Indianapolis 78
    7 Midwestern St. 49 6 Angelo St. 66
    3 Central Missouri 60 2 Minnesota St.-Morehead 71
    4 Mount Olive 75 1 Lincoln Memorial 55
    4 Fairmont St. 59 1 West Liberty 89
    5 Southern Connecticut St. 86 1 American International 65
    4 West Georgia 81 1 Florida Southern 84
    4 Lake Superior St. 59 1 Bellarmine 85
    4 UC-Colo. Springs 62 1 Tarleton State 84
    4 Northwest Missouri St. 66 1 Augustana (SD) 65


    Third Round

    Monday, March 16, 2015
    Cal Baptist 79 1 Azusa Pacific 91

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Mount Olive 82 Montevallo 75
    Indiana (Pa.) 77 West Liberty 74
    Southern Connecticut St. 58 Southern New Hampshire 76
    Lynn 80 Florida Southern 88
    Indianapolis 72 Bellarmine 81
    Angelo St. 64 Tarleton St. 66
    Northwest Missouri St. 42 Minnesota St.-Morehead 47
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    You can also listen to March Madness through Westwood One Sports Radio
    http://v6.player.abacast.net/1330
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    Oh that's real nice, Indiana legislators (especially the more far-right religious Republicans). All in the name of the "religious freedom", when it really isn't and allows space and impact for discrimination. Especially with the NCAA ready to embrace the Final Four right now at its backyard and the organization is based there. Make sure you'll protect yourselves financially as a state and its economy:
    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/st...-gays-lesbians

    2015 NIT

    NIT QUARTERFINALS
    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Miami (FL) 63 Richmond 61
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400786513
    Vanderbilt 75 Stanford 78
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400786515

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Murray St. 69 Old Dominion 72
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400786691
    Louisiana Tech 59 Temple 77
    http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=400786654

    NIT NATIONAL SEMIFINALS
    Tuesday, March 31 2015 @ Madison Square Garden, New York City (all times US/Canada/Mexico CST)

    Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. Old Dominion Monarchs--6pm
    Stanford Cardinal vs. Temple Owls--8pm

    Thursday, April 1--NIT CHAMPIONSHIP

    2015 COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL

    March 24
    CBI SEMIFINALS
    NE Louisiana 71 Vermont 65
    Loyola-Chicago 63 Seattle 48
    http://www.gazellegroup.com/events/c...l#.VRnZ9mO9Y9A

    CBI CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (best of three)

    March 30--NE Louisiana Warhawks @ Loyola-Chicago Ramblers
    April 1--Loyola-Chicago Ramblers @ NE Louisiana Warhawks
    April 3--Loyola-Chicago Ramblers @ NE Louisiana Warhawks (if necessary)

    2015 COLLEGE INSIDER POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT

    QUARTERFINALS

    Wednesday March 25
    Tennessee-Martin 70 Eastern Kentucky 69
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...-eku-recap.pdf

    Thursday March 26
    Evansville 89 SW Louisiana 82
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...-ull-recap.pdf

    Friday March 27
    Northern Arizona 74 Kent St. 73 OT
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...-nau-recap.pdf

    Saturday March 28
    NJIT 78 Canisius 73
    http://www.collegeinsider.com/2015/2...njit-recap.pdf

    COLLEGE INSIDER TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS
    Tuesday March 31
    Tennessee-Martin @ Evansville--6pm
    NJIT @ Northern Arizona--8pm

    Thursday, April 2
    Championship Game

    2015 NCAA D2 MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

    NATIONAL QUARTERFINAL--ELITE EIGHT @ Ford Arena in Evansville, Indiana

    March 25
    Tarleton St. 77 Mount Olive 59
    Indiana (PA) 69 Azusa Pacific 65
    Florida Southern 81 Southern New Hampshire 70
    Minnesota St.-Morehead 75 Bellarmine 92

    NATIONAL SEMIFINALS
    March 26
    Indiana (PA) 72 Tarleton St. 68
    Bellarmine 76 Florida Southern 79

    NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    Saturday March 28
    Florida Southern 77 Indiana (PA) 62
    http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-...y-championship

    FLORIDA SOUTHERN MOCCASINS--NCAA 2014-15 MEN'S D2 CHAMPIONS
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    We're now in Final Four mode in Indianapolis. These four surviving schools--Kentucky, Duke, michigan St., and Wisconsin--are about as blue blood as it can get, each with a storied and accomplished men's basketball program lasting for many years. All four of them have legendary coaches, though most casual fans still don't know who Bo Ryan is, despite having coached in the University of Wisconsin network basketball team for decades, it seems. One already enshrined in the Naismith Basketball hall of Fame with other three certainies in the near future. All that said all eyes are on that currently undefeated Kentucky Wildcats 38-0 with two more games to go in what seems to some people see as the Kentucky Basketball Invitational at the Lucas Oil Stadium. Two more games before becoming immortalized like the last undefeated champs since the 1975-76 Indiana hoosiers. The Hoosiers were before my time, and surely many of yours here. i want to see history, something we haven't seen attempted since Duke stopped UNLV at the 1991 Final Four national semis also in Indianapolis. Even when Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, LSU, Texas A&M, and more recently Notre Dame all have the Kentucky Wildcats on the ropes, only to see the Wildcats come back on top for good. Will we see I guess it's only right to have at it all in a state that reveres basketball. Can anybody out of the other three teams can stop Kentucky with its young, selfless team who have bought into what Cal is selling?

    Wisconsin seems to be the last, authentic team that everybody thinks can put a halt to the Kentucky Wildcats' undefeated march. I think Wisconsin can do this and pull the upset, and it wouldn't stun me if they did tonight, as some people are predicting. The Badgers surely want to avenge for what happened at this very stage to the Wildcats with All-American Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker and their teammates size and length that can trouble them. Wisconsin is very, very careful with the basketball and have a great defense and unconventional offense. Problem is, Kentucky has such a historically great offense and team depth, allowing for platoon subbing. For an upset to happen Kaminisky and Dekker would have to have an out of body basketball playing experience against Kentucky's their length, defense, leadership, and athleticism. And avoid fouling. No downing them for Kentucky. It'll be close with UK winning.

    As for Duke-Michigan St. Lots of people counted out Michigan St. in the the ncaa tournament. Travis trice has controlled the ball all through out very much. even after finding their defense. But the Spartans lack an answer to Jalil Okafor and give up too much size strength, forcing double teaming. Duke will turn this into a track meet.

    So there you have it: i'm predicting a Kentucky-Duke championship game

    Superstation WTBS (I still call it that) will once again have the Final Four national semifinals tonight live with CBS taking over for the national championship for the final time. Starting next year with the Final Four in Houston, WTBS will carry all games in the Final Four stage as part of the current CBS/Turner Sports NCAA Tournament deal.

    Turner Sports is bringing back the team-centric Teamcasts for the second consecutive Final Four that will be used on both TNT and TruTV involving all four teams called Team Stream by Bleacher Report". Meanwhile, Superstation WTBS will continue to use the traditional unbiased national broadcast with Jim Nantz, Bill Raferty, Grant Hill, and Tracey Wolfson. This is who TNT and TruTV will use tonight:

    Tom Werme/Alaa Abdelnaby/Chris Spatola - Duke Team Stream on TNT
    Brian Anderson/Mateen Cleaves/Shireen Saski - Michigan State Team Stream on truTV
    Dave Baker/Rex Chapman/Michael Eaves - Kentucky Team Stream on TNT
    Wayne Larrivee/Mike Kelley/Phil Dawson - Wisconsin Team Stream on truTV

    The TSN channels will air the Final Four live on TSN2 using that CBS-Turner Sports feed.
    RDS, the Quebecois French-Canadian sports channels that's part pof the bell Media empire like TSN is showing the Final Four live on RDS INFO with RDS showing the encore presentation of both games at 10pm (US/Canada/Mexico time). RDS will show the national championship game live on Monday night.

    That Kentucky-Notre Dame game last Saturday night was the highest-rated college basketball game ever on cable TV. I can expect the Kentucky-Wisconsin game tonight to eclipse that.
    http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-...-10-years-ncaa

    Sorry Dave, moving the Final Four out of Indianapolis this late in protest of the law is not an option; it's certainly not fair to fans of the Final Four schools and to the NABC coaches in town for the convention who made the travel arrangements to Indianapolis. Nor is it realistic. A better goal, though highly unlikely, would be to have the players protest by not playing:
    http://www.commondreams.org/views/20...ur-out-indiana
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    Hope many of you enjoyed your Easter and Passover weekend while watching the basketball!

    Ladies and gentlemen, I now present to you, to get you ready for the 2015 NCAA national championship tonight, the latest ESPN 30 For 30 installment "I Hate Christian Laettner". My thoughts will come later.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkc6nRoZ1HM

    Well, there won't be an undefeated Kentucky in the NCAA championship tonight. Definitely not against the Duke Devils in what could've been the sexiest matchup between the most successful and maligned basketball programs. The Wisconsin Badgers ruined those plans Saturday night in a rematch of the Final Four exactly a year ago. It'll be a interesting game to watch. Mike Krzyzewski hasn't lost in the NCAA title game since 1986 (to Louisville in Dallas). So what if the dorky looking Frank Kaminsky isn't capable of achieving things. I'll deal with all of this and more after the championship night.

    We'll get more complete tomorrow.
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    Apologies for not updating lately here. Likely to get back into this here more likely less than two weeks from now with updating, scores, and thoughts on the just-completed 2014-15 NCAA and NAIA seasons. But to get things back on track...

    Following is a list of 64 potential names for the University of North Dakota for its athletic department to replace the controversial Fighting Sioux name and going for two years nameless. A y next to it indicates to number of yeses it got from the 64-person board. Even just one must survival to the next round. My choice Dragons wasn't among them. Nodaks, a cool name for North Dakota residents, got the most so far with 7 followed by North Stars:
    http://www.grandforksherald.com/site...ull%20list.pdf
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    Still haven't got back to what am hoping to do on this thread. Apparently, I'll get more time next week after the Canada Day/Fourth of July time...

    Big news now is that Wisconsin's Bo Ryan will retire after next season after 15 years. Will that motivate his team without Frank "the Tank" Kaminsky and keeber . And he certainly won't be the only one: likely there will be some other notable names currently roaming the sidelines who could hang it up soon. Jim Boeheim at Syracuse just now has Mike Hopkins to succeed him. San Diego St.'s Steve Fisher and SMU's Larry Brown annointed Brian Dutcher and Tim Jankovich, respectively:
    http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bask...g-sooner-think
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    To paraphrase Peaches and Herb's classic hit, Nike and Michigan will be "reunited and it feels so gooood". The two together were all the rage back in the 1990s and early 2000s as many young men and women were rocking that Michigan Nike gear back then thanks in no small part to the Fab Five:
    http://news.sportslogos.net/2015/07/...eturn-to-nike/
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    Butler presents its new basketball jerseys for next season:
    https://twitter.com/ButlerMBB/status/618212340970819584
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    Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles reveal new-look logo and merchandise later this month:
    https://twitter.com/USMGoldenEagles/...889280/photo/1
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    No new college basketball program is coming in the 2015-16 D1 season. But there is a merger of sorts. The University of Texas-Pan American Broncs have merged with the University of Texas-Brownsville Ocelots to become the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vazqueros effective July 1. This is more of the University of Texas' and the Texas state Congress' doing. UTRVG will take Texas-Pan American's place in the Western Athletic Conference starting next season.
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    Looked as though yesterday a US$60 million settlement from several class action lawsuits approved by US District Judge Claudia Wilken in the NCAA licensing will go through, but the NCAA filed an Ed O'Bannon case injunction late last night with potentially reaching the US Supreme Court, if needed. This means the court case will be tied up to at least 2016-2017. The settlement will still come from the Electronic Arts and the College Licensing Company regardless. And that's a crucial step. But for any college video game to return will likely be no earlier than 2017 (and likely later than that) once a formal royalties structure is set up AND after the litigation process is finally settled. Some of this reminds me of the 1984 Supreme Court case University of Oklahoma Board of Regents vs. NCAA that Oklahoma won over control of NCAA sports TV rights, specifically over college football.
    http://www.operationsports.com/news/...icensing-suit/
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    Something more local to me in college basketball recruiting. The highly acclaimed St. Louis high school small forward star Jayson Tatum from Chaminade College Prep (David Lee and Bradley Beal) has selected Duke to attend very recently in the fall of 2016. It also the school that Chris Carrawell from University City High went to. Dad Justin was a SLU Billiken from 1989-1991 and now coaches CBC after years at Soldan. In fact, the Tatums and Beals go way back:
    http://www.slamonline.com/the-magazi...YtS6R6ApJ7D.97
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    Is it really going to happen sooner than thought with a (limited) return of college basketball teams thanks to 2K Sports' NBA2K series?
    http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-bas...-davis-reviews
    http://www.sbnation.com/college-bask...-2k-sports-nba
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