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April 2, 2012

Back and Forth: Kansas vs. Kentucky

by John Gasaway and Ken Pomeroy

It's the game so big one Gasaway or one Pomeroy alone can't preview it. For Kansas-Kentucky, you need Gasaway-Pomeroy.

Premium Article Alone at the Top: Why Kentucky Will Win

by John Gasaway

In his feature for ESPN Insider John says UK's balance and efficiency on offense gives them an advantage over a Kansas team that's been struggling to score even as they've advanced.

April 1, 2012

One Game to Go: UK and KU Advance

by John Gasaway

A highly anticipated Final Four lived up to its billing, as Louisville gave Kentucky a great game before falling, and Kansas stormed back from 13 down to beat Ohio State.

March 30, 2012

Premium Article Tournament Preview: The Final Four

by John Gasaway

It's been a while since we've seen this much chalk and this much NBA-track talent in a Final Four. This is going to be fun.

March 29, 2012

Premium Article Even Better Than His Stats: Anthony Davis

by John Gasaway

Making first-team All-America as a freshman is only the beginning for Anthony Davis. In his feature for ESPN Insider John says Davis is even more impressive upon closer examination.

March 26, 2012

UK and KU Deliver: Heading to New Orleans

by John Gasaway

Kentucky cruised past Baylor in Atlanta, and Kansas pulled away from North Carolina late in the game in Saint Louis. On Saturday in New Orleans the Wildcats will play Louisville, while the Jayhawks will face Ohio State.

March 25, 2012

Foul, Survive, Advance: Ohio State Topples Syracuse

by John Gasaway

The Buckeyes edged the Orange in a robustly officiated contest in Boston, while in the other regional final Louisville rallied late to defeat Florida in Phoenix.

Premium Article Plotting an Upset: How Baylor Can Beat Kentucky

by John Gasaway

In his feature for ESPN Insider John says he agrees with everyone else that Kentucky will beat Baylor. But a few simple steps could at least help the Bears give it their best shot.

March 23, 2012

Premium Article Tournament Preview: North Carolina in the Midwest

by John Gasaway

The top-seeded Tar Heels may be without Kendall Marshall, but they're expected to get past Ohio anyway and face the winner of NC State-Kansas.

March 22, 2012

Premium Article Tournament Preview: Kentucky in the South

by John Gasaway

Hot-shooting Brady Heslip and Baylor will square off against a resurgent Tu Holloway and Xavier for a spot in the Elite Eight. In the nightcap the overall No. 1 seed Wildcats will face an Indiana team that can score points in bunches.

Premium Article Louisville's Long Odds: This Year's UConn?

by John Gasaway

Last year Connecticut went from being average in the Big East regular season to winning the national title. But in his feature for ESPN Insider John says it'll be tough for Louisville to duplicate that feat.

March 21, 2012

Premium Article Tournament Preview: Michigan State in the West

by John Gasaway

To defeat the top-seeded Spartans, Louisville will have to slow down an offense that's on an amazing postseason run. And speaking of slowing down, Florida will likely bring Marquette down to the Gators' preferred tempo in the nightcap.

Premium Article Tournament Preview: Syracuse in the East

by John Gasaway

With Boeheim, Badgers, Bearcats and Buckeyes coming to town, John says Boston will be a heavyweight clash.

March 19, 2012

Premium Article Don't Bury UNC Yet: Life Without Marshall

by John Gasaway

In his feature for ESPN Insider John says losing Kendall Marshall to a wrist injury would damage North Carolina's title hopes but not necessarily kill them.

March 16, 2012

Premium Article What Carolina Needs Now: John Henson

by John Gasaway

In his feature for ESPN Insider John says North Carolina needs a healthy John Henson to live up to their No. 1 seed.

March 15, 2012

Perfecting the Sport: In 12 Easy Steps (3.0)

by John Gasaway

In 2010 John proposed 12 simple changes to nudge college hoops from supremacy to perfection. Time once again to cheek in on his progress.

Premium Article The Speed of Might: Kentucky's Slow Pace

by John Gasaway

In his feature for ESPN Insider John says opponents playing UK in the NCAA tournament may want to rethink the conventional wisdom about "slowing the game down."

March 13, 2012

Premium Article Tournament Preview: Michigan State in the West

by John Gasaway

Tom Izzo's Spartans were unranked to start the season, but they now sit atop a West bracket that features Missouri's amazing offense, a good deal of Big East power in the form of Marquette and Louisville, and two exceptionally dangerous middle seeds in Memphis and Saint Louis.

Premium Article There Will Be Chalk: No 12-5 Upsets This Year

by John Gasaway

In his feature for ESPN Insider John says the venerable tradition of 12 seeds defeating 5s is about to go on a one-year hiatus.

March 12, 2012

Two Cheers for the Committee: Year of the Mid-Major?

by John Gasaway

John takes a look at this year's bracket and sees no particular grounds for outrage, but does find occasion for sorrow (Drexel), puzzlement (Southern Miss), trepidation (Memphis, Saint Louis, and Michigan State), and befuddlement (Missouri -- just not like you think).

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