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Five Things: FGCU First 15 Seed In Sweet 16 And Pac 12 Exceeds Its Seeds

To measure the unpredictability of this year’s NCAA Tournament, consider two items that didn’t make this column: Gonzaga, a 32-win team on a 15-game win streak, didn’t survive the first weekend, and Harvard, a 14 seed, won its first ever Tournament game.

03/25/2013

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Bernstein: Upsets Not What They Used To Be

Despite the popularity of the clichéd, post-victory cry, nobody really “shocks the world.”

CBS Chicago–03/24/2013

Head coach Gregg Marshall of the Wichita State Shockers celebrates with Chadrack Lufile #0 after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 76-70 during the third round of the 2013 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament at EnergySolutions Arena on March 23, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wichita Boots No. 1 Gonzaga 76-70

Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker scored 16 points apiece and Wichita State hit a season-high 14 3-pointers, including seven straight late, to knock the top-ranked and No. 1 seeded Bulldogs out of the NCAA tournament 76-70 on Saturday.

03/23/2013

Kelly Olynyk #13 of the Gonzaga Bulldogs with the ball against Javan Mitchell #44 of the Southern University Jaguars in the second half during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at EnergySolutions Arena on March 21, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Gonzaga Pulls Out 64-58 Win Over Southern

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — It was every frontrunner’s nightmare. Top-seeded Gonzaga ran into a No. 16 seed that wasn’t playing like one, a crowd itching for an upset and the very real prospect of […]

03/21/2013

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Prediction Machine: Pitt One Of The Favorites To Make Final Four

Paul Bessire, better known by the name of his simulation program, “The Prediction Machine,” joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday to offer the machine’s advice for filling out brackets this year.

03/20/2013

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Baffoe: I’m Picking A 16 Seed To Win A Tournament Game

I suck. Those of you who take the time to type comments on columns on the Internet—pardon me, “articles,” to use your term—know that already. But when it comes to filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket, I really suck.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2013

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Five Things: Goodbye Big East, Buckeyes Win Big Ten, And West Coast Blues

Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.

03/18/2013

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Louisville Top Overall; Kansas, Indiana, Gonzaga Also No. 1 Seeds

Louisville earned the top overall seed in the NCAA tournament Sunday, while Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga also received No. 1s after a topsy-turvy regular season and another round of weekend upsets.

03/18/2013

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Rising Star: Gonzaga Junior Kelly Olynyk

Gonzaga has a history of busting brackets but the Bulldogs now find themselves in the role of the hunted as Gonzaga became No. 1 in the AP poll for the first time in history.

03/05/2013

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No. 13 Illinois Beats No. 10 Gonzaga 85-74

Brandon Paul of No. 13 Illinois figured his team needed a pep talk after rallying to tie No. 10 Gonzaga at halftime in their showdown of unbeaten teams.

12/09/2012