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17hJeff Goodman

Does your team have a March-ready point guard?

March is defined by point guard play. So which teams have the guards to make a difference (think Kansas, with Frank Mason III, for starters) and which teams don't?

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Iowa coach McCaffery takes out anger on official after loss (0:32)
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Spieth brothers share friendly competition on and off the court (2:34)
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Bracketology: Oregon making its move

Oregon has climbed up to a No. 4 seed, but it is still looking up at its Pac-12 rival UCLA. Can the Ducks, now fully healthy, keep climbing?

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Hamilton burns Arizona State in first half from distance (0:40)
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Who should be top seed in West, UCLA or Gonzaga? (2:06)
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How to get seed protection, the Butler way (1:03)
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LSU's Blakeney skies for the big poster (0:28)
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2dJeff Borzello

Tacko Fall's 7-foot-6-sized road to UCF

New to basketball from Senegal, Tacko Fall's path took him to six U.S. states. He nearly had to leave the country and had a run-in with the NCAA, but now he's flourishing with the Golden Knights.

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Wednesday filled with amazing game-winning shots (0:54)
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3dJohn Gasaway

Why Indiana is no lock for the tournament

Indiana has been a team of extremes, with big wins (North Carolina and Kansas) and upsets (remember Fort Wayne?). The result could be a spot in the Final Four ... or IU could be left out.

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UCLA a couple tweaks away from greatness (0:48)
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1 Big Thing: NCAA needs to get rid of the RPI (3:09)
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3dDick Vitale

Good luck predicting the Atlantic 10

The Atlantic 10 is almost impossible to figure out. Take Richmond, for example. The Spiders started the season 6-6 and are now 5-0 in conference play.

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UCLA men's basketball has 30 assists in a game for the 1st time since Feb. 23, 1995 (32) at Cal.

Ball, UCLA putting on a show vs. ASU

Lonzo Ball's perfect touch-pass assist was part of a 54-point half for No. 3 UCLA, which leads Arizona State by 15 points at halftime.

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Gonzaga well on its way to 18-0

The 4th-ranked Bulldogs, the nation's lone undefeated team, have used a strong defensive effort to gain a 16-point halftime lead. Here, that defense led to a Silas Melson 3-pointer.

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Oregon men's basketball has won 15th straight games overall, ties school-record originally set from Feb. 1912 through Jan. 1913.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Lauri Markkanen is a special player. Helped Zona hold off USC against that furious Trojans rally.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville is better with Quentin Snider. He's the catalyst, playmaker down the stretch. But the Cards shouldn't experience a dramatic drop-off on defense because their success is based on the pressure applied by perimeter guys who know they can gamble because their bigs protect the rim. That won't change.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona embarrassing USC in Los Angeles right now. Amazing what Sean Miller has done without Allonzo Trier and other injured players. Might be UCLA's greatest threat in the PAC-12, especially if Dillon Brooks is sidelined beyond tonight.

Dana O'Neil @ESPNDanaOneil

At under radar college hoops game and official just yelled to other official, "what are we doing?" Can honestly say I've never seen that.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Bad news for Oregon. Dillon Brooks in locker room with lower left leg injury. Had surgery on left foot in the offseason.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Cal's biggest problem right now is the absence of Ivan Rabb. Preseason All-American big man 0 for 6 in the first half. Not going to challenge a team like Oregon unless he makes an impact.

Jay Bilas @JayBilas

Oregon's Dana Altman is one of the game's elite coaches. His teams always improve throughout the season. Oregon is leaps and bounds better.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville needed 10 minutes to realize Quentin Snider wasn't walking through those doors. But the team exposed the limitations of a Clemson defense that's surrendered 75 or more during its current four-game losing streak. Cardinals getting whatever shots they want.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Casey Benson unstoppable right now for Oregon. Made first four 3-point attempts. A beneficiary of Dillon Brooks' return. Easier for the sharpshooter to find open looks. When Benson/Brooks are together, Oregon connects on 49.2 percent of its 3-point attempts and 39 percent when it's just Benson (hooplens.com).

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson lost to Xavier (6 points), North Carolina (3 points), Notre Dame (5 points) and Virginia (4 points) in tight matchups. The Tigers are the kings of close games but they haven't won any this year. This feels like their best chance to get a significant win against the Snider-less Cardinals.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville all over the place early without Quentin Snider. Can't replace a guard with that talent and leadership. But the Cards can make the game easier by attacking the rim, finishing on putbacks and pressuring Blossomgame at all levels.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Fran McCaffery just berated the refs, swore on national TV and nearly missed the handshake line. But questionable calls didn't stop his Iowa team. Maryland did. Melo Trimble did. That early 15-point hole did. Trimble looked all-Big Ten down the stretch.