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  1. The North Carolina Tar Heels are a work in progress -- college ba...

    John Gasaway

    John Gasaway writes that the North Carolina Tar Heels are a work in progress. Plus, other lessons learned from ACC and Big Ten teams from early-season play.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2014
  2. NCAA Tournament 2011: Experience an issue for Ohio State Buckeyes...

    Elena Bergeron

    Age might not matter in the early rounds of the NCAA tournament, but it's certainly a factor for teams in contention for the Final Four. That's bad news for the No. 1-overall-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes, the youngest of the four top seeds.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2011
  3. 2011 NCAA Tournament: Examining importance of bench depth

    Ian Gordon

    Ian Gordon examines the truism that a deep bench is needed to win the NCAA tournament to see if teams like Ohio State, which goes only seven-deep, have enough depth to win a title.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2011
  4. NCAA Tournament 2011: Duke Blue Devils, Louisville Cardinals won'...

    Matt Meyers

    The old adage of "live by the 3, die by the 3" applies only to those teams without the proper fail-safes. Matt Meyers takes a look at a few of those teams with an eye toward the NCAA tourney.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2011
  5. NCAA tournament 2010 -- Alvin Chang: Elite big men typically help...

    Alvin Chang

    The Dance Lessons series on conventional NCAA tournament arguments concludes with the question of whether you need a dominant big man to win a title. Short answer: Kentucky's looking pretty good right now ...

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2010
  6. NCAA tournament 2010 - How good tourney point guards play second ...

    Ted Bauer

    When looking at the adage that you need an elite PG to win the NCAA tournament, Ted Bauer finds that it's true to an extent: You need a strong game manager playing wingman for a (typically big) "go-to guy" in order to make a deep run.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2010
  7. NCAA tournament 2010 -- Tom Haberstroh -- Do you need NBA talent ...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh looks at past NCAA tournament teams to see whether NBA-caliber talent is required to win a national championship.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2010
  8. NCAA tournament 2010 -- LaRue Cook: A deep bench is not key for a...

    LaRue Cook

    LaRue Cook of ESPN Insider looked at over 80 squads that have made the Elite Eight since 2000 and came away with an ideal scenario in terms of starters versus bench contributions. Turns out a deep bench doesn't matter much, which could doom K-State early.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2010
  9. NCAA tournament - Giant Killers: History of first-round upsets

    Jordan Brenner and Peter Keating

    The Giant Killers series examines all the NCAA first-round matchups with giant-killing upset potential plus ratings for each low seed's chance of pulling an upset and each high seed's chance of falling. The numbers say this could be a wild year.

    Blog | Conversation | March 15, 2010
  10. NCAA tournament 2010 - Dance Lessons - Do teams live, die by the ...

    Matt Meyers

    The Dance Lessons series continues by exploring another March cliché: Do teams that live by the 3-pointer bust out of the bracket when the 3-ball won't fall?

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2010
  11. Butler Bulldogs break their slump against ranked opponents with w...

    Brian Bennett

    Butler broke its slump against ranked opponents with a win over Ohio State. It was the first victory over a ranked foe in four tries for the Bulldogs this season. For the Buckeyes, it was a harsh lesson in what to expect without Evan Turner.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2009
  12. Penn State's late rally not enough to stop Ohio State

    Greg Oden had 15 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 2 Ohio State hold off Penn State, 64-62 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | February 14, 2007
  13. Sylvester's 3-pointer beats the Illini

    Illinois is perfect no more.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 06, 2005