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8:03pm

Tue March 26, 2013
Sweetness And Light

It's Been An Ugly Year For College Basketball

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 2:40 am

This photo illustration released by Adidas shows the uniforms for NCAA basketball teams (from left) University of Cincinnati, University of Kansas, University of Notre Dame, Baylor University, UCLA and the University of Louisville.
Aaron Hewitt AP

There once was a wise old basketball coach named Arad McCutchan who led the Evansville Purple Aces to five national championships in the small-college division, dressing his Purple Aces in bright orange T-shirts. I've been reminded of this recently as a number of grubby athletic directors have sold out to the sporting goods companies, allowing their teams to be costumed in the most hideous outfits.

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6:42am

Tue March 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Women's Hoops: UConn Rolls As Kansas And Oklahoma Score Upsets

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 9:07 am

Connecticut's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis shoots over Vanderbilt's Elan Brown during the team's game Monday night in Storrs, Conn.
Bill Shettle CSM /LANDOV

If it's March and there's madness, then the University of Connecticut women's basketball team must be in the middle of it all.

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11:51am

Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Florida Gulf Coast University: This Year's Cinderella Story In 10 Shots

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 3:59 pm

The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles mascot picks up an Eagles cheerleader after the team's 81-71 victory against the San Diego State Aztecs on Sunday in Philadelphia.
Elsa Getty Images

5:47am

Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

3 Things You Need To Know About The Weekend's Basketball Action

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 8:00 am

Florida Gulf Coast players Eddie Murray (No. 23) and Chase Fieler (No. 20) celebrate their win Sunday over San Diego State. The game was played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Elsa Getty Images

Didn't have time to watch or didn't really care? If you're not up to speed on the weekend's news from the men's and women's Division I college basketball championships, but want to be armed with a few things to talk about if someone brings up basketball today, here goes:

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6:05am

Sun March 24, 2013
Sports

On Scraping By And The Close-Game Science

In the NCAA men's basketball tournament Saturday, Marquette escaped with a 2-point win over Butler. What does it take to win a close game? Grit and determination? Luck? Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Mike Pesca, who was at the game.

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