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Jon Rothstein

Luke Hancock of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates as he cuts down the net after helping his team win the NCAA title game. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Luke Hancock’s Heroics Propel Louisville To NCAA Title

Luke Hancock’s knack for making big shots was on display well before he transferred to Louisville. But he craved something bigger. He finally got it last night.

04/09/2013

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Rothstein: Louisville, Michigan Set To Give Us A Thrill

The season that none of us could predict is set to give us a title game that none of us will forget.

04/08/2013

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Rothstein: Friday’s Sweet 16 Primer; Predictions, Key Matchups & More

Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.

03/29/2013

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Rothstein: Thursday’s Sweet 16 Primer; X-Factors, Predictions & More

The Hurricanes have had a dream season, but Marquette is the toughest team in college basketball. That’s just one of four great matchups.

03/28/2013

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Rothstein: Friday’s NCAA Tournament Primer; Picks, Best Bet For An Upset & More

Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.

03/22/2013

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Rothstein: Thursday’s NCAA Tournament Primer; Picks, Upset Alert & More

Oklahoma State had a terrific season, but got by far the toughest draw out of any five-seed in the bracket. Keep an eye on Oregon.

03/21/2013

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Rothstein: 68 Reasons To Be Excited For The NCAA Tournament

Louisville’s pressure. Jim Boeheim’s postgame press conferences. HAVOC. Coach K’s drive for five. Get pumped, people — it’s tourney time!

03/19/2013

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Jon Rothstein’s NCAA Tournament Primer: Picks, Upset Alerts And Players To Watch

It’s that time again! See which teams hoops expert Jon Rothstein has moving on from each region in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

03/18/2013

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Rothstein: 5 Teams That Can Break Open A Bracket; Colorado, Cal & More

The Buffaloes have NCAA Tournament experience and really defend. Colorado is good enough to win two games in the field of 68.

03/15/2013

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Rothstein Files: Previewing The 9 Major Conference Tourneys With Predictions

Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.

03/13/2013

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Rothstein: Mike Rice Deserves 4th Season At Rutgers

Building a college basketball program in a high-major conference requires time. It requires patience — especially if the school hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 1991.

03/12/2013

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Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; New Mexico, UCLA & More

If there’s a squad that should be rewarded outside the power six conferences with a No. 1 seed, it’s New Mexico.

03/04/2013