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The Louisville Cardinals celebrate after they won 82-76 against the Michigan Wolverines during the 2013 NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at the Georgia Dome on April 8, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Riot Police Called In After Louisville Celebration Gets Out Of Hand

Fans poured into the streets, rejoiced in dorms, bars and living rooms, and at one point became so raucous that riot police were briefly called in as the city held all-night parties to celebrate the Cardinals’ first NCAA title in a generation.

04/09/2013

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Five Things: Motivated Cardinals Prevail And Wichita State Stays Alive

Even with limited drama—none of the regional finals were particularly thrilling—the NCAA Tournament is a wonderful thing, the perfect blend of fairness and unpredictability.

04/01/2013

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Rothstein: Thursday’s Sweet 16 Primer; X-Factors, Predictions & More

The Hurricanes have had a dream season, but Marquette is the toughest team in college basketball. That’s just one of four great matchups.

03/28/2013

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Rising Star: Arizona Senior Mark Lyons

Mark Lyons had a solid career at a perennial basketball power and helped lead his team to the Sweet 16—last season. This season, he helped lead another basketball power, this time Arizona, to the Sweet 16.

03/26/2013

Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes shoots a game-winning three point basket against Georges Niang #31 of the Iowa State Cyclones late in the second half during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at UD Arena on March 24, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Craft 3 Sends Buckeyes Back To Sweet 16

Aaron Craft hit a 3-pointer with a half-second left, and Ohio State escaped Dayton — a place of heartaches — as the lone high seed left in the NCAA tournament’s wild West Regional, beating Iowa State 78-75 on Sunday.

03/24/2013

Lenzelle Smith, Jr. #32 of the Ohio State Buckeyes handles the ball against Will Clyburn #21 of the Iowa State Cyclones. (Credit: Jason Miller, Getty)

No. 2 Ohio State Beats Iowa State 78-75

Aaron Craft hit a 3-pointer with a half-second left, and Ohio State escaped Dayton — a place of heartaches — as the lone high seed left in the NCAA tournament’s wild West Regional, beating Iowa State 78-75 on Sunday.

03/24/2013

Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Friday’s NCAA Tournament Primer; Picks, Best Bet For An Upset & More

Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.

03/22/2013

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President Obama Continues Tourney Tradition, Reveals His NCAA Bracket

In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.

03/20/2013

Traevon Jackson of the Wisconsin Badgers guards Aaron Craft of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Credit: Johnathan Daniel, Getty)

Ohio State Beats Wisconsin For B10 Title

DeShaun Thomas scored 17 points and No. 10 Ohio State used its stout defense to beat No. 22 Wisconsin 50-43 on Sunday for the Big Ten tournament title.

03/17/2013

Deshaun Thomas of the Ohio State Buckeyes shoots against Adreian Payne #5 and Derrick Nix of the Michigan State Spartans. (Credit: Johnathan Daniel, Getty)

Craft Leads Ohio State Past Spartans, 61-58

Aaron Craft came on strong in the second half to finish with 20 points and lead No. 10 Ohio State past No. 8 Michigan State, 61-58 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament.

03/16/2013

A fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches as his team takes on the Nebraska Cornhuskers during a quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Thomas Leads Ohio State Past Nebraska 71-50

DeShaun Thomas and Sam Thompson had 19 points apiece, helping No. 10 Ohio State rout Nebraska 71-50 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Friday night.

03/15/2013

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Buckeyes Beat Illini 68-55 On 19 By Deshaun Thomas

Deshaun Thomas, playing perhaps his final home game for No. 14 Ohio State, scored 19 points Sunday to lead the Buckeyes to a 68-55 victory over Illinois, keeping alive their hopes of a Big Ten title tie.

03/10/2013

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Late Run Gives Ohio State 63-53 Edge Over Northwestern

Lenzelle Smith scored a season-high 24 points, Deshaun Thomas added 19 and No. 16 Ohio State used a late run to beat Northwestern 63-53 on Thursday night.

02/28/2013

Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Reggie Hearn #11 of the Northwestern Wildcats chase down a loose ball in the first half on February 14, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Ohio State Escapes Upset By Northwestern

Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points and No. 13 Ohio State used a late 12-0 run to beat Northwestern 69-59 on Thursday night, the Buckeyes’ 32nd consecutive home win against the Wildcats.

02/14/2013

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Hoosiers’ Big 3 Lead Way To 81-68 Win Over OSU

Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 26 points, Cody Zeller added 24 and Christian Watford 20 to lead No. 1 Indiana back from a demoralizing loss to a huge road win in beating No. 10 Ohio State 81-68 on Sunday.

02/10/2013

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Thomas Has 20, OSU Hands Michigan 1st Loss, 56-53

Deshaun Thomas had 20 points and scored the first and last baskets in a 16-0 first-half spurt to help No. 15 Ohio State beat second-ranked Michigan 56-53 on Sunday, denying the Wolverines their first No. 1 ranking in more than 20 years.

01/13/2013

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Illinois Drops In AP Poll

Despite a win against top-ranked Ohio State, the Illini dropped to No. 12 in the AP poll.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2013

Tracy Abrams of Illinois and Aaron Craft of Ohio State battle for a loose ball. (Credit: Getty)

Illinois Rebounds With Win Over Buckeyes, 74-55

Brandon Paul scored 19 points and No. 11 Illinois bounced back from a tough loss in its Big Ten opener to beat No. 8 Ohio State 74-55 on Saturday.

01/05/2013

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Ohio State Beats Chicago State 87-44

Deshaun Thomas scored 17 points and No. 10 Ohio State regained its shooting touch with an 87-44 victory over Chicago State on Saturday, the Buckeyes’ final tuneup before beginning Big Ten play.

12/29/2012

Evan Turner & Brandon Paul. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Wisch: Can Brandon Paul Pull An ‘Evan Turner’ This Season?

He’s three inches shorter, five pounds lighter and unlikely to be named National Player of the Year (or go No. 2 in the NBA Draft), but that doesn’t mean Brandon Paul can’t still pull an Evan Turner this season.

670 The Score–12/01/2012

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