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Orange’s confidence viewed as cockiness

ATLANTA — Syracuse is brimming with confidence, largely because of its suffocating style when the other team has the ball.

Feel-bad-for-him angle overshadows feel-good story

ATLANTA — Louisville already had the bigger names, the better team and some unfinished business after coming up short in last year’s Final Four.

Wolverines embrace bold legacy of Fab Five

Glenn Robinson III is a freshman at Michigan. One of his classes is a humanities course titled “The Cultures of Basketball.” Earlier this year, a certain team was covered in the curriculum, one whose style and attitude altered the game forever.

Michigan favored, but I like Orange

It took a magic trick by sophomore point guard Trey Burke to get Michigan to the Final Four. To win two more games, he might need to mimic a great escape artist.

Go, Big Blue – straight into oblivion

The last time Michigan enjoyed Final Four status, its team had single-handedly changed the college basketball dress code and its starters had earned their own media nickname: the Fab Five. That was 1993, two decades ago. It’s also the last time the Wolverines did something truly cool.

Steely women would’ve rushed to comfort injured teammate

In the movie “Steel Magnolias,” which is based on a true story, Sally Field’s character M’lynn recalls the moment doctors pulled the plug on her comatose daughter Shelby. She stayed in the room as her daughter left the world, M’lynn tells her friends, but Shelby’s father couldn’t do it, nor could her husband. Too hard to watch.

Books, bettors ask same question: Who can beat Louisville?

Sometime during the second half, Mike Krzyzewski looked for help and found none. He might have reminisced that it was a lot easier coaching a crew of NBA All-Stars in the Olympics.

NCAA Tournament Odds, March 28

Odds to win the NCAA championship and proposition bets posted at the LVH sports book.

Las Vegas Review-Journal Madness Challenge

The Review-Journal’s Adam Hill, Kelly Stewart and Matt Youmans compete against handicappers Bruce Marshall and Ken Thomson in a contest covering two rounds of NCAA Tournament games.

Big dance has drama worthy of big screen

There is no better drama this time of year than the NCAA Tournament, enough to warrant time on any big screen.

Upstart Florida team looks eerily familiar

When I see this season’s Florida Gulf Coast basketball team, I see the Jacksonville basketball team of 1969-70. They even play in the same conference, something called the Atlantic Sun. Twenty bucks and the home edition of “Jeopardy!” if you can name all 10 members.

For college basketball in the West, region matters

As I scanned the college basketball Twitterverse on Saturday night after No. 1-seeded Gonzaga’s early NCAA Tournament exit at the hands of hot-shooting No. 9 Wichita State, I was perplexed.

Need new coach? Try Dunk City

The guys from Dunk City had quite a celebration after putting on the show of the NCAA Tournament and sending fans around the nation to their iPads in search of Florida Gulf Coast University.