Lopresti: What are the possibilities of the Final Four ...
Pitino could take 2nd school to title. An unranked could win. Final could be ACC preview.
BracketRacket: Shockers, Coach K and Sportsmanship
BracketRacket: Bracket-busting Shockers, Coach K's ACC worries and a 'Dunk City' farewell
Marquette-Syracuse a fitting way for the Big East to go out
WASHINGTON — In many ways, it was the dawn of the modern era of college athletics. When the Big East was formed in 1979, it was a made-for-TV league, and it was sheer genius. Syracuse, Georgetown, St. John’s and others came together and became great theater for basketball junkies everywhere, and Jim Boeheim, John Thompson and Lou Carnesecca became icons. The Big East as we know it will end after this season, when basketball-only schools, including DePaul, break away from schools that also play football. Syracuse and Pittsburgh will move to the ACC. But the league will enjoy what could …
Back On The Court
Marquette and Miami kick off the Sweet 16 in Washington D.C. Can the Eagles derail the ACC champs and reach the Elite Eight for the first time since Dwyane Wade's run in 2003?
Expert's Take: Picking the Sweet 16 games on Thursday, Friday (TV schedule)
ACC champion Marquette will take on a tough Big East opponent in Marquette.