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TALE OF THE TAPE

College Basketball

  1. Iowa State v Ohio State Harvard v Arizona
    NCAA Tournament Round Of 16: #2 Ohio State Vs. #6 Arizona

    Thad Matta is one of the more under-appreciated college coaches in Division I. Not only has he been to two Final Fours, but he has the Buckeyes in contention every year. The one year he missed the tourney? They won the NIT.

  2. Temple v Indiana California v Syracuse
    NCAA Tournament Round Of 16: #1 Indiana Vs. #4 Syracuse

    Tom Crean has done a sensational job restoring the Hoosier program from the gutters of Kelvin Sampson, and he made a Final Four with Dwyane Wade and Marquette. This year looks to be his coming-out party.

  3. North Carolina v Kansas VCU v Michigan
    NCAA Tournament Round Of 16: #1 Kansas Vs. #4 Michigan

    Bill Self always has Jayhawks fans rocking and chalking, absolutely annihilating Big 12 competition every year, but success hasn’t come as easy in the tournaments. Despite any criticism, nobody can ever take away his 2008 national title.

  4. Colorado State v Louisville Oregon v Saint Louis
    NCAA Tournament Round Of 16: #1 Louisville Vs. #12 Oregon

    Rick Pitino’s long and storied career is well documented, and if Louisville’s trip to the Final Four last year is any indication, the guy has still got it. In this business, there’s scarcely anyone better.

  5. Oregon v UCLA - Pac-12 Championship Big Ten Basketball Tournament - First Round
    NCAA Tournament First Round: #6 UCLA Vs. #11 Minnesota

    Ben Howland has a distinguished career, highlighted by three trips to the Final Four, but his status is up in the air at UCLA, as athletic director Dan Guerrero has given him no public assurances.

  6. ACC Basketball Tournament: Maryland v Duke Albany Great Danes v Connecticut Huskies
    NCAA Tournament First Round: #2 Duke Vs. #15 Albany

    The Blue Devils suffered a tough loss in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament, but they’re still led by Coach K who has 79 wins all-time in the tourney and has made 11 Final Fours.

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