Nick Fasulo

Ohio State – Cincinnati all about match-up of big men

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BOSTON – Returning for a second season, Jared Sullinger’s sophomore campaign has been anything but a breeze. Along with Harrison Barnes, the Buckeyes forward was the biggest “brand name” entering the season, with a recognizable face you don’t often get in college basketball. Unfortunately, though, he hasn’t dominated the way many harsh critics expected him [more]

On surface, nothing changed for Xavier, Cincinnati

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Just moments after Cincinnati’s Yancy Gates landed a nose-crushing right hook on Xavier’s Kenny Frease, everyone had an opinion on how it would shift both programs. Some thought the squeaky clean reputation of the Musketeers had been muddied, while others were sure that the Bearcats would take a step or two back in their progression [more]

Rating the regional sites and their ‘fun factor’

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With the Sweet 16 set, the most pressing question(s) shouldn’t be about match-ups and who will win (although that Kendall Marshall wrist injury is a pretty intriguing story line). No, with 16 unique fan bases descending on four cities in this beautiful country, the most important discussion should be the amount of excitement one can [more]

Tournament’s first weekend shows you cannot script March

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As fun as an unpredictable NCAA Tournament can be for fans watching from home, it can make media people sweat – or at least draw criticism via social media – when a string of upsets make them look bad. In the first weekend of the tournament there were a number of shocking results. Results that, [more]

Some will say that the Josh Pastner Era is off to a bad start

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In-fighting, crying and a missed opportunity. That’s the Memphis Tigers 2012 NCAA Tournament appearance summed up in a concise lede. Chris Crawford was peeved at Will Barton for his shot selection, Barton ended up crying in the post-game press-conference  and, as a result, a team that had won their last seven games and boasted top [more]

Murray State one win away from grabbing well-deserved respect

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Murray State is underappreciated. We’ve been following them all season, they past both the eye test and look good statistically. They’re a real basketball team. As the last team to lose in the regular season, the Racers moved in to college basketball fans’ line-of-sight with wins over Dayton and Memphis, and they solidified themselves as the game’s [more]