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Freshman Anthony makes instant impact for 'Cuse
If this was a one-year stopover for Carmelo Anthony, it's one Syracuse will never forget.

Ratto: Suffer no more
The fraternity of coaches who can't win the big one will lose another member Monday.

Beating up the Big 12
With a win Monday, Syracuse will complete a NCAA sweep of the Big 12 en route to the title.

ESPN experts' title game picks
We asked our experts who they think will win it all Monday night. They all answered.

Shooting it from Scranton
He's not the freshman in Orange, but McNamara isn't shy about making an impact.

Chosen to check Melo
Keith Langford will grab some of the spotlight Monday night by shadowing Carmelo Anthony.

Katz: Stopping Anthony isn't easy for anybody
Texas couldn't stop Carmelo Anthony in the semis. Now Kansas gets its chance.

Wojciechowski: KU just too good
Kansas will win the national title. Why? Didn't you see Saturday's semifinal against Marquette?

Jayhawks' Big Easy
When is a 33-point rout not even that close? When second hoop of second half clinches it.

Melo calmly creates havoc
His 33 points were nice, but Carmelo Anthony was about so much more Saturday night.

Tourney Challenge: High five can still win
With one game to play, just five out of 1 million Tournament Challenge players can take home the top prize.

Tourney chatter: Georgia continues its search
Western Kentucky coach Dennis Felton has a second interview with school officials at Georgia.

Mouton's homecoming dream turns sour
Brandon Mouton came back to Louisiana and started on fire. But Syracuse adjusted in Saturday's semifinal.

Wade's world crashes
Dwyane Wade wasn't a factor just days after drawing comparisons to Michael Jordan.

Superdome: Three finals, three memorable finishes
Brown. Smart. Webber. All walked out of the Superdome with unique Final Four memories.

Wojciechowski: Williams holds many cards
Roy Williams may go to North Carolina. Or he may not. But his decision will have a trickle-down effect.

Caple: It's time to show true colors
The T-shirt lines are nonexistent, but even football fans at Texas are giving a little love to the Final Four.

Tourney chatter: Howland on why he's now at UCLA
Ben Howland arrives, plus updates on Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Georgia and more.

Barnes can't hide from eyes of Texas
Rick Barnes goal was to quietly make Texas better than when he arrived. Mission accomplished.

Hook on Horns' hoops
Rick Barnes is proving Texas basketball is more than just a pastime until spring football.

Kansas camp choosing its words wisely
Roy Williams refuses to discuss his future, but it's a topic he can't dodge in New Orleans.

Whitlock: Carolina blue blood?
All Roy Williams' double talk has folks gussing if the Jayhawk will fly to Chapel Hill.

Security will be tight for Final Four weekend
The Final Four isn't a National Security Event, but law enforcement says it will be just as safe.

Katz: Two men, only one title
Jim Boeheim and Roy Williams haven't had much Final Four success. But neither says the event defines him.

Boeheim's paradise
To Jim Boeheim, Syracuse is a garden spot.

Katz: A little 'Al' in Crean
Marquette's success isn't only common bond between Tom Crean and Al McGuire.

Spirit of '77
Marquette's spirit of '77 remains alive in today's Golden Eagles.

Caple: Holy Mackerel!
Touring Marquette's campus, there's no way to escape the spirit of the legendary McGuire.

Neel: Grading the Final Fours
The modern era of the Final Four began in '79 with a tilt for the ages. Eric Neel hands out a grade for all the Final Fours since.

Who's got two for the Final Four? Everyone
The poor economy and war in Iraq have created a buyer's market for fans looking for Final Four tickets.

CSI Bristol: Marquette vs. Kansas
Andy Katz examines the keys to Marquette vs. Kansas.

CSI Bristol: Syracuse vs. Texas
Andy Katz has the lowdown on the Syracuse-Texas matchup.

Marquette: Then & Now
See how the world has changed since the 1977 Final Four.

Katz: Senior sendoffs
Not winning a title shouldn't define those who aren't in New Orleans.

Let's hair it for the 'Horns supporting cast
Harris, Boddicker and Buckman gave Texas a little in reserve on the way to the Final Four.

No. 1 Sooners lose their way in 2-3 zone
Syracuse left Oklahoma lost in its 2-3 zone on its way to the Final Four.

NCAA Tournament chatter
Andy Katz fills us in on the latest news and notes as college basketball heads to New Orleans next week.

This Wade to New Orleans
Marquette is making fresh memories on the way to the Final Four.

Katz: Right to be wrong
Pre-tournament favorites Arizona and Kentucky aren't in the Final Four. Two reasons why the NCAA Tournament is so special.

Rovell: Cashing in on Cinderella
The Horizon League reaps the financial rewards of Butler's run to the Sweet 16.

NCAA Tourney: Top 10 moments
From Drew Nicholas to Carmelo Anthony to Nick Collison. Vote on the top 10 moments of this year's NCAA Tournament.

Looking back: Stars created by tourney
The NCAA Tournament has turned players into household names. We look back at 10.

CSI Bristol: Sweet sixty-somethings
Auburn and Butler were among the last teams invited and now among the last 16 playing.

Connecticut responds to Calhoun's challenge
A few choice words were all Gordon and Okafor needed to lift UConn to victory.

Playing amid a bigger battle
The NCAA Tournament briefly helped players, coaches and fans divert attention away from war.

Fans sell heads
Donut company pays hoops fans to plaster its corporate logo on their foreheads during NCAA Tournament games.

Still magic for N.C. State, even 20 years later
For the players involved, N.C. State's 54-52 title win over Houston remains a vivid memory.

In their own words: 44 remarkable seconds
N.C. State participants remember 44 remarkable seconds at the end of a remarkable NCAA title game.

Jolly good show: Midgley saves day for Bears
Richard Midgley, who grew up in Maidstone, England, delivered a pressure 3-point shot.

Pitino enjoying party again
It'd been five years since Pitino coached in the Dance. He loved every minute of his return.

Manciel steals mid-major show
It was billed Kaman vs. Korver. But Manciel led CMU to an upset of Creighton.

Badgers rebound, Flyers falter
Wisconsin bounced back from its Big Ten failure, while Tulsa took out Dayton.

IUPUI enjoys NCAA experience
Former Navy seaman Matt Crenshaw and his fellow Panthers stood up to mighty UK.

Katz: Seniors equal success
When it comes to winning a national title, depend on seniors to get job done.

Katz: 12 toughest teams
Looking for the most prepared NCAA teams? Start with the teams from the SEC or Big 12.

Cinderella Watch
It's been 20 years since N.C. State was the ultimate Cinderella story. Here are six teams who can shock a team or two in 2003.

Lunardi: Quick bracket critique's resident Bracketologist has a few questions for the selection committee.

Vitale: Selection Sunday Madness
From no respect for the Big East to my national-title pick, here are my thoughts on what transpired Selection Sunday.

Questions of Day: Winners? Losers? Snubs?'s experts break down Selection Sunday's major decisions.

Katz: Betting against BYU?
It was a pretty good day for the committee, until the BYU snafu.

Drehs: Coach K factor
It may not be a No. 1 seed, but Duke is no easy out.

Darcy: Big East's big three
The Big East is sending a trio of dangerous teams to the Dance.

Top Guns: Who you need in your player pool
Want to pick a player and see how he'll do? ESPN Fantasy Games has the lowdown.

Shanoff: What's hot, what's not for Big Dance
Page 2's Dan Shanoff rumages through the bracket to find the hottest players, sleepers, mascots, coaches and favorites.

ESPN Fantasy Games' Bracket Busters
Winning your office pool isn't easy, but we've got some helpful hints.

Page 2: Top 10 NCAA Tournament performances
March Madness is a time when heroes are made. So check out our list of top performances in the NCAA Tournament.

Even a gimpy Knight makes Pitt a Big East champ
Brandin Knight could barely walk, but nothing was going to keep him from leading Pitt.

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