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---Once Brandon Triche went down during Sunday's NCAA Tournament game against Marquette, Syracuse's chances of advancing to the Sweet 16 disintegrated.

---The Seattle Times Percy Allen wonders if Venoy Overton was really the best option to take the shot with 5.4 seconds left against North Carolina. The refs said they did the right thing by not reviewing Overton's shot.

---VCU isn't satisfied with just getting to the Sweet 16.

---Kyle Singler will need to get out of his shooting slump if Duke wants to win back-to-back national championships.

---If Fairfield's Ed Cooley becomes the next head coach at Providence, would Rakim Sanders follow?

---Billy Gillespie is back and is the new coach at Texas Tech.

---Ron Hunter, the coach at IUPUI will become the new coach at Georgia State.

---Does Larry Brown want to go back to school ?

---With Butler, VCU, Florida State and Richmond in the Sweet 16, teams like Alabama and Colorado must be pretty upset. Colorado is doing their best to prove the selection committee wrong.

---Despite an appearance in the second round of the NCAA tournament, the level of stress and pressure on UCLA coach Ben Howland remains heavy.

---Bruce Pearl fans rallied near the Thompson Bowling-Arena in support of the embattled coach.

---Four seniors from Ohio State graduated prior to the 32-point smackdown they gave George Mason. One proud father showed off his son's degree to the Buckeye fans at the Quicken Loans Arena and was given a standing ovation.

---Rodney McKissic

(www.twitter.com/rodneyjmckissic)

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