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Live chat: 2013 NCAA tournament Friday marathon

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 10:39 PM
UPDATE (3:50 p.m.) - No. 9 Temple advanced past No. 8 N.C. State with a 76-72 win in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. - - - - - I have been covering college basketball in Philadelphia for a decade now, and I can't remember heading into a day as wild as this one promises to be. Since I moved... Read more

Jay Wright says his Villanova players have 'a confidence level about them, even though they probably shouldn't'

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 10:05 PM
Courtesy of ASAP Sports, here's a transcript of Villanova's press conference ahead of Friday's NCAA tournament game against North Carolina in Kansas City. Q. James, you have some great wins and then some losses that you wouldn't think you would lose to those teams. Talk about the inconsistency,... Read more

Roy Williams reminisces about North Carolina's controverial 2005 NCAA tournament win over Villanova

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 9:41 PM
Courtesy of ASAP Sports, here's a transcript of North Carolina's press conference ahead of Friday's NCAA tournament game against Villanova in Kansas City. Q. Dexter, y'all had some struggles this year getting things going. What has it been about the last couple weeks where you seem to put things... Read more

Here’s my 2013 NCAA tournament bracket

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 3:22 PM
For a while, I had talked myself out of doing a bracket this year. I wanted to have the discipline to not bother, to just sit back and enjoy watching games without caring about pools or being held to predictions. Well, just hours before the start of the first round, I got talked back into it. So here... Read more

Video: Jay Wright preparing Villanova to face North Carolina

Monday, March 18, 2013, 3:37 PM
As Villanova gets set to face North Carolina in the NCAA tournament, I caught up with Wildcats coach Jay Wright at the Coaches vs. Cancer March Madness Tip-Off Breakfast on Monday at the Palestra. (Video by Samantha Corrado/Philly.com) Read more

2013 NCAA Tournament seed list published; La Salle is next-to-last at-large team in field

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 8:34 PM
The NCAA has published its overall ranking of seeds in the NCAA Tournament. It's similar to the S-Curve, in that it compares all 68 teams in the field to each other. It's a pretty close approximation to where the actual seeds ended up. But you'll see exactly where teams got bumped up or down a line... Read more

Live chat: Villanova, Temple, La Salle all make NCAA Tournament

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 12:43 AM
Here's where the local teams are headed: Villanova: No. 9 in the South region, will play No. 8 North Carolina in Kansas City on Friday. Temple: No. 9 in the East region, will play No. 8 N.C. State in Dayton on Friday. La Salle: No. 13b in the West region, will play No. 13a. Boise State in the first... Read more

Live chat: Saint Joseph's vs. Xavier and Villanova vs. Louisville

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 5:41 PM
Atlantic 10 Tournament First Round: No. 10 Saint Joseph's vs. No. 7 Xavier Time: 6:30 p.m. EDT Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. TV/Radio: NBC Sports Network (Mike Corey, Dave Kaplan and Brooke Weisbrod)/WIP 610‐AM (Matt Martucci and Joe Lunardi) Big East Tournament Quarterfinals: No. 7 Villanova... Read more

Video: Bill Raftery weighs in on La Salle's NCAA Tournament chances

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 11:06 AM
Here's something fun from our partners at Cinesport. Noah Coslov recently sat down with famed CBS Sports analyst and La Salle alum Bill Raftery for a NCAA Tournament preview package. With the Explorers on the bubble, of course Coslov had to ask about the Explorers' chances of going dancing. There... Read more

Villanova beats St. John's, 66-53, in Big East tournament

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 9:10 AM
Mouphtaou Yarou led the way with 18 points on 9-for-10 shooting as Villanova beat St. John's, 66-53, in the second round of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden. The win should assure the Wildcats of a return to the NCAA Tournament after missing out last season. JayVaughn Pinkston and... Read more
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