ATLANTA - Wichita State is going from surprising Final Four contender to tournament headliner.
ATLANTA - More than 30 years ago, Cliff Levingston was part of a powerhouse team at Wichita State that was stocked with future NBA talent, and to this day he believes it underachieved.
ATLANTA - Some get paid millions to try and solve the riddle facing the Michigan coaching staff at the Final Four this weekend.
ATLANTA - Jim Larranaga made his mark as a basketball coach years ago at places like Bowling Green and George Mason. This season, with his Miami Hurricanes enjoying unprecedented success, Larranaga showed he has impressive footwork.
ATLANTA - Gregg Marshall sat in his office on the campus of Wichita State on a cold January morning, his familiar eye glasses set aside, and gazed at the championship nets nailed to the wall.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - They're sort of polar opposites in a way - one a coaching nomad for over three decades, the other parked pretty much in the same place for most of the last half century.
ATLANTA - Michigan had all season to improve its defense, yet it still looked hopeless as recently as the Big Ten tournament.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kevin Ware is pretty certain how his next few months will play out.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The entire basketball program at Wichita State runs on what Louisville coach Rick Pitino makes in a single year, with money left over to purchase plenty of trophy cases for Final Four hardware.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Longtime coaches Gene Keady and Rollie Massimino, and former U.S. congressman Tom McMillen, headline the 2013 class that will be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When the NCAA tournament field was announced a couple weeks ago, Louisville coach Rick Pitino wasn't a whole lot different from millions of other college basketball fans.
INDIANAPOLIS - Crying and shaken by the sight of Kevin Ware writhing on the court, his right leg splintered, Rick Pitino and his Louisville players had no idea how they were going to pull it together with a half still left to play and a Final Four berth on the line.
INDIANAPOLIS - A gruesome injury that left Louisville guard Kevin Ware with a broken leg plunged Lucas Oil Stadium into horrified silence, with coach Rick Pitino wiping away tears and shocked teammates openly weeping during Sunday's Midwest Regional final.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Trey Burke and Michigan had the perfect response for everyone who said they were too young or not tough enough to make it all the way to Atlanta.
LOS ANGELES - Wichita State is headed to the Final Four, and these Shockers should be no surprise to anybody.