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  1. Ten things I can't wait to see in 2011-12 college basketball seas...

    Pat Forde

    It's never too early to start talking about next season. So now that we know which players will be back, Pat Forde is ready with 10 things he can't wait to see in 2011-12.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  2. Dream lives for Bulldogs, Huskies

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- For the record, Milan lost in the Indiana high school Final Four on its first improbable visit, in 1953. The Indians wrote the storybook ending the next year. Just thought I'd point that out for everyone who has loved the serendipitous ...

    Blog | April 03, 2011
  3. NCAA tournament: Butler Bulldogs to play Connecticut Huskies for ...

    Pat Forde

    Is Butler ready to fulfill its destiny as a modern-day Milan? The Bulldogs will have to go through UConn in the title game if it's to happen.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2011
  4. Bulldogs will try to slow down Rams

    Pat Forde

    HOUSTON -- For the Butler Bulldogs, hitting their stride meant decelerating to a walk. They're better when they're slower. The more deliberate the game, the more of a half-court skirmish it becomes, the greater the chance that Butler out-executes ...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  5. VCU stakes claim as all-time Cinderella

    Pat Forde

    In 2009, ESPN published a College Basketball Encyclopedia. My contribution to the 1,000-plus pages of hoops awesomeness was an essay on Cinderella. In it I listed the sweetest 16 Cinderella runs in NCAA tournament history, revisiting the magic mom...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  6. Shaka Smart has always had something to prove -- NCAA tournament

    Pat Forde

    Shaka Smart has always fought for everything he's gotten. He's always had something to prove. And his VCU team has followed his lead all the way to the Final Four in Houston.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2011
  7. Shaka Smart has always had something to prove -- NCAA tournament

    Pat Forde

    Shaka Smart has always fought for everything he's gotten. He's always had something to prove. And his VCU team has followed his lead all the way to the Final Four in Houston.

    Story | Conversation | March 31, 2011
  8. VCU laughs all the way to Houston

    Pat Forde

    SAN ANTONIO -- When players from both teams shook hands before the game that broke the bracket once and for all, Kansas big man Marcus Morris went to the intimidation playbook once too often. "You guys have had a good run," he told Virginia Common...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  9. Elite Eight preview: VCU vs. Kansas

    Pat Forde

    SAN ANTONIO -- A quick preview of the Southwest Regional final: Virginia Commonwealth vs. Kansas: No. 11 seed VCU Rams vs. No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks, 2:20 p.m. ET (CBS) What to watch: The glass. Kansas is a brutally effective rebounding team, ...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  10. VCU, Kansas know this story well

    Pat Forde

    SAN ANTONIO -- With a few minor alterations to the plot, history is repeating itself here this weekend. Virginia Commonwealth is the modern version of George Mason, 2006: a No. 11 seed from the Colonial Athletic Association that barely squeezed in...

    Blog | March 27, 2011
  11. NCAA tournament: VCU Rams laugh all the way to Houston

    Pat Forde

    Kansas might have bullied its way past Richmond, but this VCU team is unlike any other in NCAA tournament history.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2011
  12. VCU's improbable March run continues

    Pat Forde

    SAN ANTONIO -- Joey Rodriguez was out of options and nearly out of time. "I was counting in my head," the Virginia Commonwealth guard said. "I was at four." Four seconds into his attempt to inbound the ball beneath the Florida State basket. One...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  13. Rapid Reaction: VCU 72, FSU 71 (OT)

    Pat Forde

    SAN ANTONIO -- Thoughts from 11th-seeded VCU's thrilling 72-71 win over Florida State. Overview: Virginia Commonwealth pulled off an overtime victory with a stunningly open inbounds play in the final seconds. Joey Rodriguez found Bradford Burgess ...

    Blog | March 26, 2011
  14. NCAA tournament: History repeating in San Antonio

    Pat Forde

    With a few minor alterations to the plot, history is repeating itself in San Antonio this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2011
  15. Sweet 16 preview: Florida State vs. VCU

    Pat Forde

    SAN ANTONIO -- Here's a quick preview of the Florida State-Virginia Commonwealth matchup: No. 11 seed VCU (26-11) vs. No. 10 seed Florida State (23-10) 9:57 p.m. ET (TBS) What to watch: Turnovers. Specifically, how many do the Seminoles commit ...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  16. Mooney, Smart can't escape the questions

    Pat Forde

    SAN ANTONIO -- It's shopping season for college athletic directors in search of new basketball coaches. And the Southwest Regional has become Macy's. Perhaps the two hottest coaching commodities in the country are both here, with their Cinderella ...

    Blog | March 24, 2011