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Weekend preview: The time has come to make handshake lines optional

Myron Medcalf previews a handful of the most important games this weekend and picks a winner for each.

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MUST-SEE SLAMS

Brown's Malachi Ndur skies in for and-1 dunk

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John Lovelace Jr. glides in for a massive jam for Youngstown State

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ALL EYES ON MARCH

Bubble Watch: And all of a sudden, the Big East is bubbling over

The Big East lacked bubble drama the past few years, but it is more than making up for lost suspense in 2024. How bubbly is it? Think the ACC in 2023.

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Bracketology: Each game in the Big East is a battle for survival

Among the first five teams out of the field are Butler and Villanova. All could make it, or all could miss at this point.

BREAKING DOWN BRACKETOLOGY

Would you take UConn or the field to win the tournament?

There are a lot of similarities between Florida in 2006 and 2007, and this UConn team.

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TAR HEELS ARE MAKING SOME NOISE

Why Lunardi is surprised UNC is a No. 2 seed

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Thanks to RJ Davis, the successful UNC of old is back

With the star senior guard leading the way, they seem to have succeeded and returned to Carolina basketball.

THE MUST-WATCH GAMES

From Arizona-UCLA to Kansas-Houston, the best games of the rest of the season

There is no throwaway game the rest of the way, but these rematches, bubble battles and, yes, the final Pac-12 games of the season, are the must-watch ones.

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