The beginnings of March Madness

Bracketology Nebraska's Team Sheet is Weak Loaded With Problems

Goodbye one-and-done: With scandals rocking youth basketball, NBA readying to step in

Accompanying the live television presentation, NCAA March Madness Live will once again be the ultimate digital destination for direct access to all 67 games of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. The same rules apply when you're viewing games through the NCAA March Madness site.

The "one-and-done" system in college basketball has been broken for some time.

"I think teams will appreciate getting the information as fast as possible", Craig Barry, executive vice president and chief content officer at Turner Sports, told USA TODAY Sports.

An additional reason is that we spend upwards of hundreds to thousands of dollars on these brackets.

"We are looking at changing the relationship we have with players before they reach the National Basketball Association", said one league official. The selection committee is responsible for selecting, seeding and bracketing the field for the March Madness tournament, taking a number of different factors into account.

"We're spending a lot of time on it", said Silver during NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.

So the three-week tournament could have a business-as-usual feel to it. The Jayhawks face the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State victor in Thursday's quarterfinals. Prosecutors have since withdrawn the criminal complaint against one defendant, the rest are all out on bond and all four charged assistant coaches have been fired.

If you're looking to win your NCAA Tournament pool, numberFire is the place for you. Anything can happen in these games, and without a secured position, it is uncertain who will be included and with what rank.

No. 14 Texas Tech, the second seed, opens play against the Iowa State-Texas victor, while No. 18 West Virginia faces bubble team Baylor to wrap up the quarterfinals.

A host of other schools have been impacted by the case, most notably Louisville. MI beat Purdue for the Big Ten title at Madison Square Garden, where more than 4,000 seats went unsold for the championship game. Picking the chalk (1 and 2 seeds) won't make you rich unless you also get just about every game right. In this era of overgrown leagues, the Atlantic Coast Conference, Southeastern Conference and Big Ten tournaments have all mushroomed into five-day affairs, which means a low-seeded team that makes an unexpected run to the title game would have to play five games within 120 hours. He said the NCAA needs to consider ways to be involved in AAU and summer camps that right now fall outside the association's purview.

"People have been saying we need to fix the AAU system for a long time", said one National Basketball Association general manager involved in the league's discussions on the topic. True, less-archaic metrics such as KenPom and ESPN's BPI rates ASU as a top-50 team, and the NCAA selection committee's quadrant system doesn't weigh the concerning recent results any more than those at the beginning of the year.

Notre Dame (Out)- The Irish are an interesting story, since they have been without their best player Bonzie Colson, who has been injured.

Statistics courtesy of and are through games of Sunday, March 4. "Let's give them their due".

The Longhorns are 18-13 and have two wins against Oklahoma on their resume, but beating the Sooners isn't as impressive as it looked at the time. ESPN reported Arizona's Miller was caught on an Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to Deandre Ayton to attend the school. Three straight games on a neutral court in New York, Michigan beat Nebraska, MSU and Purdue handily. He has vehemently denied wrongdoing in a public statement.

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