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Jay Wright returns to his coaching roots in upstate New York

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 3:20 PM
As we await Villanova vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, here's what the Wildcats had to say at their press conference Wednesday in Buffalo. Jay Wright, James Bell and Ryan Arcidiacono were on the podium. The transcript is courtesy of ASAP Sports. Q. For both of you guys, what did you learn about playing... Read more

Phil Martelli: 'This team was better prepared' than Jameer Nelson's in 2004

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 2:56 PM
As we await Saint Joseph's vs. Connecticut, here's what the Hawks had to say at their press conference Wednesday in Buffalo. Phil Martelli, Halil Kanacevic, Langston Galloway and Ronald Roberts Jr. were on the podium. The transcript is courtesy of ASAP Sports. Q. If you could just speak to the maturity... Read more

Temple grad Suzanne Smith to direct CBS' NCAA tournament coverage in Buffalo

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 4:41 PM
It is no secret that I am a fan of Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery's work calling college basketball games on CBS. I know many of you are too. You know by now that they'll be in Buffalo with Villanova and Saint Joseph's, which will make those broadcasts even more fun to watch. Earlier this week,... Read more

CBS’ Bill Raftery excited to call Villanova, St. Joe’s in NCAA tournament

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 4:22 PM
There’s never a bad time to talk college hoops with CBS and Fox Sports analyst Bill Raftery. But I must admit that after interviewing him and Verne Lundquist during Championship Week, I thought that was all I’d need for a while. Then Selection Sunday happened. Villanova and Saint Joseph’s... Read more

Here's my 2014 NCAA tournament bracket

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 11:25 AM
As some of you know, we are nearing the end of the final season of MidMajority.com, one of the best college basketball sites of all time. It has become a thing among the MidMajority community to stop doing bracket predictions, and I've come around to that view in recent years. I'd much rather sit... Read more

Video: Will a Villanova-St. Joe's NCAA tournament game happen?

Monday, March 17, 2014, 2:06 PM
How likely is a Villanova-Saint Joseph's matchup in the third round of the NCAA tournament? The Inquirer's Joe Juliano offers his take in a video chat with CineSport's Justin Shackil. Read more

2014 NCAA tournament bracket: Villanova, Saint Joseph's, Delaware in East Region

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 12:05 AM
The NCAA tournament selection committee gave Philadelphia college basketball fans a treat when this year's NCAA tournament bracket was unveiled. Villanova and Saint Joseph's could face each other in the Round of 32 in Buffalo, with the winner getting a trip to New York's Madison Square Garden for the... Read more

La Salle finishes season ranked No. 24 in ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 4:31 PM
La Salle made the deepest run of any City Six team in the NCAA tournament, and the Explorers were rewarded with a place in the final ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll of the season. John Giannini's crew are ranked No. 24, a spot ahead of Florida Gulf Coast. Atlantic 10 rivals Virginia Commonwealth and... Read more

2013 NCAA tournament Final Four and national championship game television schedule

Sunday, March 31, 2013, 7:38 PM
This one's short and... well, I can't say sweet, because it's the wrong round. But at least it's short. All times are Eastern: Saturday, April 6 Final Four at Atlanta, Ga. (CBS/Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg, Steve Kerr and Tracy Wolfson) 6:09 p.m.: W9. Wichita State vs. MW1. Louisville 8:49 p.m.: E4... Read more

This is a basketball arena

Friday, March 29, 2013, 2:37 PM
To paraphrase the old chant: Is that a college basketball venue? Yes, that's a college basketball venue. Or so the NCAA would like us to believe. For the next few days, Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas is hosting the NCAA tournament's South Regional. It looks garish enough during football games... Read more
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