SALT LAKE CITY - Wichita State senior Carl Hall wanted a new look for his last hurrah, especially with a huge test coming up against Pittsburgh 7-footer Steven Adams today in the Shockers' NCAA tournament opener.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Without even trying, Louisville is adding to Kentucky's misery.
SALT LAKE CITY - Maybe it's the quirky name of the school, "Gonzaga." Or its pint-sized enrollment of 4,900. Or the fact that employees at one office in its hometown are so gaga over the 'Zags, they wore their hair long at work this week as a shout-out to the team's best player, flowing-tressed 7-footer Kelly Olynyk.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Two years ago, Jordan Morgan and Michigan had to play a road game in the NCAA tournament - or so it seemed at first.
DAYTON, Ohio - Matthew Dellavedova scored 22 points on Tuesday night, and Saint Mary's got a good start on its second straight NCAA tournament appearance, beating Middle Tennessee 67-54 in the First Four.
LAWRENCE - Jeff Withey arrived at Kansas with a volleyball player's body, a lanky 7-foot frame that was developed over years of playing on the beaches of his native San Diego.
TUCSON, Ariz. - Arms waving in and out, eyebrows raising up and down, Arizona coach Sean Miller repeats the same line five times in rapid-fire fashion, his voice rising as he continues.
INDIANAPOLIS - When Butler's Rotnei Clarke finishes his daily shooting routine, he bombards teammates with postseason questions.
DAYTON, Ohio - Jeremy Underwood came off the bench to score 19 points, leading North Carolina A&T past 21-loss Liberty 73-72 on Tuesday at the First Four, ending an NCAA winless streak at nine games.
MILWAUKEE - Marquette had what most would call a surprising season. After being a preseason coaches' pick to finish seventh in the powerful Big East, the Golden Eagles stunned the conference with a 14-4 league record and a share of the regular-season title.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa State has earned a No. 10 seed in the NCAA tournament and will face Notre Dame in Dayton, Ohio, on Friday.
NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma's Lon Kruger has become the first coach in Division I history to guide five different programs to the NCAA tournament, landing the Sooners on the bracket Sunday as a No. 10 seed in the South Regional.
STILLWATER, Okla. - After suffering through Oklahoma State's first losing season in 24 years, forward Le'Bryan Nash watched last year's NCAA tournament with one thought on his mind: "We've got to be there next year."
WASHINGTON - John Thompson III took the microphone and made a very un-JT3-like declaration.
LAWRENCE - Every time that Kansas head coach Bill Self sends his starting five onto the court, an argument could be made that he's playing with the exception rather than the rule.