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It wasn’t long ago when Shaka Smart, a 33-year old known as one of the smartest Colonial head coaches for leading VCU on a magical journey, arrived at Siegel Center shortly after 1 a.m. where he was greeted by nearly 5,000 supporters inside the home arena. It’s one thing for a venue to express much gratitude in Mr. Smart, a shrewd head coach whose strategic...

  According to the picture above, it takes only four cans of Butter Kernel vegetables to get two free tickets at a Minnesota Timeberwolves game! I bet many are just trying to get the magic number: three. I mean, who wants to go to a Timberwolves game? I mean, seriously. This team has hit an all-new all-time low with this one here.  ...

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Man, you just gotta love these upsets, I’m telling you! Kentucky dropped another bomb to a top-seeded team’s hopes, dropping North Carolina in a 76-69 victory. Brandon Knight was recently coming off a game where he led the Wildcats over the Ohio State Buckeyes. Now he’s leading them over the Tar Heels. Knight...

So this was the year when Cinderellas were born, when abnormal events ruined brackets and turned a compelling tournament upside down and when the suspense elevated obscurity in a mystified sports event that hijacked are consciousness in March. Believed to be the largest upset in recent memory, if not in tournament history, the Kansas Jayhawks were victimized in...

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Face it, your bracket is probably messed up. Thanks to teams like Butler and VCU, top teams are being knocked off and people’s brackets are way off. I never would have thought of Butler or VCU advancing to the Final Four. Probably zero percent of the population predicted a VCU-Butler match-up to advance to the National Championship. This...

If March is the month when we have fallen in love with college hoops, when filling out brackets become a common rite, and when we are hypnotized with the infatuation of rooting for the underdog, we can fall in love with Kemba Walker and the UConn Huskies. In another week, of course, Connecticut just might be crowned champs with perennial dominance and natural powers. Such...

The Knicks have been 6-13 since acquiring Anthony in February. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) When the New York Knicks traded for the All-Star small-forward in Carmelo Anthony, the Big Apple was expecting great things from him. Anthony wanted out of Denver, but it looks like he wants to be with that team one more time after New York dropped their sixth straight loss,...

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Nobody, and I bet nobody, would have thought that this Gordon Hayward-less Butler Bulldogs team would make it back to the Final Four. A team that struggled in their own Horizon League is now back into the Final Four. They are dropping teams like no other: Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, and Wisconsin. And now the next victim? Florida. I,...

Sullinger is making the wrong choice if he decides to stay at Ohio State. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images) Thanks to Brandon Knight, Jared Sullinger’s college career was over. Knight would make a key shot with five seconds left for the Kentucky Wildcats to knock off Sullinger’s Ohio State Buckeyes, 62-60, to advance into the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. Sullinger...

We know what happened, of course, in his prior coaching jobs. Critics ripped out the soul of a master at coaching kids at the college level. It’s a shame there was no bigger fraudulent coach maintaining a collegiate profession, dealing with adversity, and tattering images. Critics perceived him as a fool, but he wasn’t much of a fool, even if he became the first...