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June 28, 2010

Around the Rim: 68-Team Tournament Taking Shape

by John Perrotto

Ohio State AD Gene Smith, the new chairman of the NCAA Division I basketball committee, is working to figure out how the NCAA Tournament will change with its expansion to 68 teams.

March 30, 2010

Around the Rim: Coaching Stories

by John Perrotto

The four coaches who have guided their teams to the Final Four all have unique stories. Here's a brief look at each of them.

March 26, 2010

Around the Rim: Samhan Enjoying the Spotlight

by John Perrotto

St. Mary's center Omar Samhan has been one of the breakout stars of the NCAA Tournament, giving the nation a glimpse into Samhan's outspoken personality.

March 25, 2010

Around the Rim: Cornell Looks to Continue Cinderella Run

by John Perrotto

Already, Cornell has become the first Ivy League team in more than three decades to reach the Sweet 16. Can the Big Red pull an even bigger upset by knocking off No. 1 seed Kentucky?

March 23, 2010

Around the Rim: Coaching Carousel Beginning to Spin

by John Perrotto

Several schools, including three Big East teams (DePaul, Seton Hall and St. John's), are searching for replacements on the sidelines and plenty of names are reportedly under consideration.

March 19, 2010

Around the Rim: Duke Starts Run as No. 1 Seed

by John Perrotto

There has been plenty of discussion over whether the Blue Devils deserved to be the top seed in the South, but players and coach Mike Krzyzewski aren't paying it any attention as they prepare to tip off today.

March 18, 2010

Around the Rim: Patterson Happily Takes a Back Seat

by John Perrotto

Kentucky forward Patrick Patterson wouldn't be a third option on most teams, but the arrival of heralded freshmen John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins has changed his role. Patterson is too busy enjoying the team's success to mind.

March 16, 2010

The List: Final Rankings

by John Perrotto

March 15, 2010

Around the Rim: Guerrero Defends Treatment of Mid-Majors

by John Perrotto

While the NCAA Tournament selection committee has been criticized for not giving enough respect to teams outside the traditional power conferences, chairman Dan Guerrero maintains that conference affiliation is not a factor in the discussion.

March 12, 2010

Around the Rim: Selection Committee Won't Weigh Finish

by John Perrotto

The way teams finish their season is no longer officially one of the criteria used by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee to seed the field, though teams can certainly still help their chances by finishing strong.

March 9, 2010

The List: Projecting the Field

by John Perrotto

With several bids already decided by conference tournaments, The List takes a last stab at predicting the 65-team NCAA Tournament field as well as ranking the nation's top 25 teams.

March 5, 2010

On the Beat: Picking the USBWA All-Americans

by John Perrotto

Our author shares his selections for the USBWA's All-America teams, featuring several veteran perimeter players and one dynamic freshman.

March 2, 2010

The List: Kansas Remains No. 1

by John Perrotto

Because Basketball Prospectus' rankings are designed to pick the team most likely to win the championship, not the trendiest pick at the moment, the Jayhawks continue to top The List despite losing on Saturday.

March 1, 2010

On the Beat: Spurs Still Fighting for Playoff Spot

by John Perrotto

After perennially contending for championships, this season the San Antonio Spurs find themselves worrying right now about simply securing a spot in the playoffs.

February 26, 2010

Around the Rim: K-State Bids for No. 1 Seed

by John Perrotto

The Kansas Jayhawks are nearly certain to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. However, the Kansas State Wildcats are doing their best to ensure two teams from the Sunflower State are top-seeded.

February 25, 2010

On the Beat: Discontent in Sacramento

by John Perrotto

With the Sacramento Kings seeing a season that started out promising turn sour, players complained to the media about inconsistent rotations. As a result, Kings coach Paul Westphal benched center Spencer Hawes on Tuesday.

February 23, 2010

The List: ACC At Larges

by John Perrotto

While Duke and Maryland are the lone elite teams in the ACC this season, a number of other teams from the conference will factor in the discussion for at-large berths and our projection shows seven making the NCAA Tournament.

February 22, 2010

Around the Rim: Karl Battling Cancer

by John Perrotto

Denver Nuggets coach George Karl, who beat prostate cancer, has been diagnosed with a treatable form of throat cancer. While Karl will have to miss some games due to his treatment, he plans to continue coaching the Nuggets.

February 19, 2010

Around the Rim: The Case for Fredette

by John Perrotto

When casting his vote for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, our John Perrotto plans to look past the major-conference candidates and cast his vote for BYU guard Jimmer Fredette.

On the Beat: Mavericks Set Sights on Title

by John Perrotto

After adding Caron Butler, Brendan Haywood and DeShawn Stevenson in a trade with the Washington Wizards last Saturday, the Dallas Mavericks believe they have a chance to win a championship.

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