After a Hall of Fame selection and a second national championship, Rick Pitino's status among the greatest college basketball coaches is secure.
In what turned into a classic NCAA championship game, the Louisville Cardinals came back to beat the Michigan Wolverines, as the lesser-known players on both teams shined.
The Louisville Cardinals were Dick Vitale's preseason pick to win it all, and there's no reason to change that pick now.
Louisville overcame a 12-point deficit to advance to the national championship game, thanks to the surprising play of Luke Hancock.
The Georgia Dome should be rocking Saturday night. As Dick Vitale prepares to call his first Final Four, he makes picks for each of Saturday's matchups.
The Wichita State Shockers may have been a 9-seed from a mid-major conference, but their run to the Final Four isn't your typical Cinderella story.
Though what happens in Atlanta will define the 2013 NCAA tournament, there have already been many lasting memories made on the road to the Final Four.
Each of the four teams in Atlanta have needed some unexpected performances to get to the Final Four, and look for these four players to keep up their surprising play this weekend.
Very few people predicted these four teams would reach Atlanta, but Louisville, Michigan, Syracuse and Wichita State proved themselves as the field of 68 was cut to four.
Louisville was Dick Vitale's pick to win it all at the start of the season and on Selection Sunday, and the Cardinals look like they're well on their way to cutting down the nets.
Buzz Williams and Marquette had come up short in the Sweet 16 each of the last two years. This year, the Golden Eagles weren't going to be denied.
By Friday night, the Sweet 16 will be cut in half, with eight teams going home for the season. Which teams will advance to the Elite Eight? Dick Vitale makes his picks.
There were plenty of outstanding performances in the NCAA tournament's first weekend. Here are the top players who survived and advanced to the Sweet 16.
The wacky regular season gave way to a wild NCAA tournament, with seasons made and broken across the nation in the Big Dance.
Almost no one gave Florida Gulf Coast a chance to win a single NCAA tournament game. Now Andy Enfield's squad is into the Sweet 16 and has been the story of the Big Dance's first weekend.
Michigan struggled down the stretch in the Big Ten but looked like the dominant team from earlier in the season in its first two tournament wins.