BOSTON - Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan didn't have time during practice to glance up at the rafters in TD Garden where 17 Celtics championship banners hung until Tuesday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Every player in Kentucky's seven-man rotation has led the Wildcats in scoring for a game this season.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - After Rakeem Christmas scored the first seven points for Syracuse in an easy 80-61 victory against overmatched Bucknell in December, even displaying a smidgeon of aggression with a charge, coach Jim Boeheim had this assessment of his reluctant freshman.
LAWRENCE - The ball always seems to come off his fingertips with textbook rotation. It always seems to be on line, even though it sometimes goes a bit too far or comes up a bit too short.
CINCINNATI - Stirred by a pep talk from the school president, the Ohio Bobcats applauded themselves in the locker room and celebrated their trip to the NCAA tournament's round of 16 by chanting: "We are Ohio!"
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The messages were flying in the Kansas locker room at halftime.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - John Henson proved he was healthy again, grabbing rebounds and blocking shots in his return from a wrist injury that seemed perfectly timed for North Carolina's latest push for the Final Four.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Draymond Green scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and set up Keith Appling's crucial 3-pointer with 1:34 left, giving top-seeded Michigan State a 65-61 win over Saint Louis on Sunday and sending the Spartans to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Draymond Green grabbed a mop in the final minute and helped sweep sweat off the floor.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's been a long time since North Carolina State was mentioned in the same breath with the elite programs in the nation - let alone its own state.
PORTLAND, Ore. - Louisville coach Rick Pitino predicted it would be a low scoring game. He never anticipated such a struggle.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Marquette has perfected the art of the comeback.
PITTSBURGH - Jared Sullinger doesn't get mad anymore. Those days are over. The Ohio State sophomore forward knows he can't afford to lose his temper if the Buckeyes want to reach the Final Four.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The basket was as wide as the ocean for Brady Heslip, and because of that, the future looks as bright as those uniforms for the Baylor Bears.
OMAHA, Neb. - Matt Painter knows the topic isn't sexy. He knows that it's liable to put folks to sleep, sometimes his very own players. But the coach of Purdue also knows that it often saves teams from misfortune this time of year.