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College Basketball Tournament

Dakari Johnson #44 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives against Darius Carter #12 of the Wichita State Shockers. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: March Sadness Ends Cinderella Story

We’re being told this is a classic tournament, with juggernauts about to collide like meteors over Texas, and a classic Final Four in store for us. Depends on your view of classic. Does an Arizona – Florida Finals sound unprecedented? Is that must-see TV?

03/27/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 23: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines coaches in the firts half against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Gets Top-Seeded KU In Return To Sweet 16

Michigan coach John Beilein briefly lost track of how long it’s been since the Wolverines reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.

03/29/2013

Cody Zeller #40 of the Indiana Hoosiers goes up with the ball against James Southerland #43,C.J. Fair #5 and Rakeem Christmas #25 of the Syracuse Orange during the East Regional Round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Verizon Center on March 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Syracuse Upsets Indiana 61-50

With its 2-3 zone defense disruptive from start to finish, and Michael Carter-Williams pouring in 24 points, fourth-seeded Syracuse upset No. 1 seed Indiana 61-50 Thursday night to reach the NCAA tournament’s East Regional final.

03/29/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 23: Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates in the second half against the Memphis Tigers during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan State’s Payne Improving On And Off Court

Michigan State’s Adreian Payne blocked a shot and made a long jumper on ensuing possessions, providing another glimpse of his vast potential and boosting his stock as an NBA prospect.

03/28/2013

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 23: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts as he coaches against the Memphis Tigers during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Izzo Rooting For Michigan

While many Michigan State fans would never dream of wanting their rival Wolverines to advance in the NCAA basketball tournament, Spartan head coach Tom Izzo will be doing just that.

03/27/2013

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 15: Roy Devyn Marble #4 and Zach McCabe #15 of the Iowa Hawkeyes pressure Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans during a quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Michigan State defeats Iowa 59-56. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan State’s Appling Shoots With Shoulder Wrap

Michigan State guard Keith Appling says he’ll be “all right” in the Midwest Regional semifinals against Duke.

03/26/2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 24: Tyler Thornton #3 and Rasheed Sulaimon #14 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrate in the second half while taking on the Creighton Bluejays during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 24, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Duke Tops Creighton 66-50, Takes On MSU In Sweet Sixteen

Doug McDermott scuffled for open looks and usually missed when he did get them.

03/25/2013

Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Hoosiers drives to the basket against Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson #32 and Khalif Wyatt #1 of the Temple Owls. (Credit: Jason Miller, Getty)

Indiana Holds Off Temple 58-52 To Reach Sweet 16

Victor Oladipo hit a key 3-pointer with 13 seconds remaining and Indiana, minutes away from being the second No. 1 seed to be swept from the NCAA tournament, held off Temple 58-52 on Sunday in the East Regional.

03/24/2013

Adreian Payne #5 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates in the second half against the Memphis Tigers during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

MSU Beats Memphis 70-48, Move To Round Of 16

Gary Harris scored a team high 23 points helping the Michigan State Spartans to advance to the round of 16 after beating the Memphis Tigers 70-48 on Saturday during third round play at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

03/23/2013

Mitch McGary #4 of the Michigan Wolverines drives in the first half against Treveon Graham #21 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams during the third round of the 2013 NCAA  Men's Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 23, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Michigan Sails By VCU 78-53

Mitch McGary scored a game high 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Michigan Wolverines beat the Virginia Commonwealth Rams 78-53 during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills Saturday.

03/23/2013

Eddie Murray #23 of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles celebrates after they won 78-68 against the Georgetown Hoyas during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 22, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Floria Gulf Coast Upsets No. 2 Seed Georgetown 78-68

Sherwood Brown scored 24 points and Bernard Thompson had 23 to lead Florida Gulf Coast to an incredible NCAA tournament debut, a 78-68 win over second-seeded Georgetown on Friday night in the second round of the South Regional.

03/23/2013

ANN ARBOR, MI - MARCH 03: Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans talks with head coach Tom Izzo during the second half while playing the Michigan Wolverines at Crisler Center on March 3, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 58-57. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Memphis Tops St. Mary’s; Takes On MSU Saturday

When D.J. Stephens is dunking and blocking shots, Memphis looks like a team that could make an extended run in this NCAA tournament.

03/22/2013

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