Duke is out here doing Duke things.
With wildly different systems, Jay Wright and Tony Bennett have proven that college basketball teams can win without can't-miss recruits.
Mississippi State may have figured out how to beat the UConn Huskies, but they couldn't solve the Gamecocks on Sunday night.
Oregon head coach Dana Altman emphasized, "Jordan felt terrible. But I told him, 'Buddy, you got 16 rebounds. We wouldn't have been in this position if it hadn't been for you.'"
That leaves you something to cheer about. (Because who wants to root for North Carolina?)
In a Final Four full of unlikely participants, arguably the most unlikely of all is South Carolina's starting forward Maik Kotsar.
Former Northwestern basketball player Johnnie Vassar is suing the university and the NCAA over what he characterizes as a "run-off"—an attempt to pressure and intimidate Vassar into separating from his four-year athletic scholarship.
Between Notice and Oregon's Dylan Ennis and Dillon Brooks, Canadian ballers are having a big impact on the men's NCAA basketball tournament.
Sports Illustrated Kids writer Max Bonnstetter drew national attention at the NCAA tournament this weekend after he was praised for one question by a coach, and criticized for another by a newspaper reporter.
Luke Maye got a standing ovation in his Business 101 class hours after he sent UNC to the Final Four.