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Devin Oliver #5 of the Dayton Flyers reacts after defeating the Syracuse Orange 55-53 in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Opening Weekend

By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.

03/24/2014

Jabari Parker #1 of the Duke Blue Devils (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Bids And Wichita’s Perfection

In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.

03/10/2014

Jabari Parker #1 of the Duke Blue Devils is congratulated by Rodney Hood #5 and Amile Jefferson #21 after scoring against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. (credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Keidel: NBA Needs To Raise Age Restriction

The player, college, and NBA have suffered greatly in quality of play and players. And for every Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett there has been a conga line of lost causes, teens who toiled in Europe or Asia or worse once their hoop dreams melted into memory.

03/07/2014

Jabari Parker #1 of the Duke Blue Devils goes to the hoop in the first half against Travis Wear #24 of the UCLA Bruins during the CARQUEST Auto Parts Classic on December 19, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

UCLA Falls To No. 8 Duke At Madison Square Garden, 80-63

Jabari Parker had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 8 Duke used a patient offensive attack to beat UCLA 80-63 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

12/19/2013