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Where can we find the edge for each team in its Final Four matchup?

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No Final Four for UConn's Ollie because of law

UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law, the school announced Tuesday.

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Coaches: Duke to end Michigan State's run

Jeff Goodman surveyed roughly a dozen Division I head coaches and assistants on the subject of Saturday's Duke vs. Michigan State contest. That group identified the keys to victory and critical matchups -- and the majority predicted a Blue Devils win.

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Coaches: Badgers have great shot vs. UK

Jeff Goodman surveyed roughly a dozen Division I head coaches and assistants on the subject of Saturday's Kentucky-Wisconsin showdown. That group identified the keys to victory and critical matchups -- and the majority predicted a Badgers win.

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Chad Ford on NBA draft prospects

The ESPN NBA draft insider said on Mike & Mike: "Now when you hear the word 'senior' or hear the word 'junior,' people recoil a bit. ... I think there are exceptions to the rule, and I think Willie Cauley-Stein will be one of the exceptions." Watch live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Undefeated Indiana team rooting for UK

Quinn Buckner says he and his 1976 Indiana teammates are eager to end the 39-year wait to add another member to the club: "These are young men who have a terrific opportunity to do something great. I think for me and my teammates, it's hard to pull against young people."

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Man has $1 million riding on MSU

Lots of fans root for the underdog, but Derek Stevens has more reason than most to pull for the Spartans. On Dec. 5, Stevens bet $20,000 on Michigan State to win it all. If the Spartans take the title, he gets a $1 million payoff. Betting big

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Stanford reaches NIT championship

Chasson Randle netted 24 points to become Stanford's all-time leading scorer and guide the Cardinal to a 67-60 victory over Old Dominion. Stanford will play Miami in the NIT title game.

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Chasson Randle: 24 Pts; passes Todd Lichti for most points in Stanford history, as Stanford advances to NIT title game with win over ODU

Final: Stanford 67, Old Dominion 60

Chasson Randle (24 points) and Stanford let Old Dominion erase a 21-point deficit, but the Cardinal pulled away late to advance to the NIT championship for the first time since winning the title in 2012. Box score

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Huskers' Tarin Smith transferring

Nebraska guard Tarin Smith, who averaged 4.5 points and 1.6 rebounds while playing in all 31 games as a freshman this past season, announced he will transfer from Nebraska.

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UConn's Ollie not traveling to Final Four
Men's College Basketball 

Huskies coach Kevin Ollie will not be at the Final Four in Indianapolis, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law.

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Stanford Men's Hoops @stanfordbball

Old Dominion struggling from the field (34.9%) but has forced 14 turnovers. Uncharacteristic for Stanford, which averages only 10.7 miscues.

ODU in the game vs. Stanford
Men's College Basketball 

After trailing by as many as 21 points in the early going, Old Dominion came all the way back to pull level with Stanford in the NIT semifinal on ESPN. The Cardinal has since reopened a three-point edge.

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Half: Stanford 33, Old Dominion 27

Old Dominion trailed 25-4 to start the game, but the Monarchs fought back against the Cardinal and trail by six at the break. ODU grabbed 10 offensive rebounds and forced 10 turnovers to climb back. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Report: Bama eyes Minnesota's Pitino

Alabama, which fired former coach Anthony Grant two weeks ago, has expressed interest in Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Miami reaches NIT final

Sheldon McClellan scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half as the Hurricanes rallied past Temple to secure a spot in the NIT championship game with a 60-57 win.

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Miami reaches NIT championship

Quenton DeCosey's potential game-tying 3 hit the back of the iron as the Hurricanes held off Temple to make the NIT final at Madison Square Garden. Sheldon McClellan led the U with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Box score

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Miami edging out in front of Temple

Sheldon McClellan has a game-high 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Hurricanes, who lead Temple by one point with less than a minute remaining in the NIT semis on ESPN.

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