NCAA Tournament Round Of 16: #1 Indiana Vs. #4 Syracuse
Tom Crean has done a sensational job restoring the Hoosier program from the gutters of Kelvin Sampson, and he made a Final Four with Dwyane Wade and Marquette. This year looks to be his coming-out party.
NCAA Tournament Round Of 16: #1 Kansas Vs. #4 Michigan
Bill Self always has Jayhawks fans rocking and chalking, absolutely annihilating Big 12 competition every year, but success hasn’t come as easy in the tournaments. Despite any criticism, nobody can ever take away his 2008 national title.
NCAA Tournament Round Of 16: #2 Duke Vs. #3 Michigan State
With four national championships, 11 Final Fours, two Olympic gold medals and a court named after him, Coach K’s legacy is as rock solid as a bomb shelter beneath the Pentagon.
NCAA Tournament Round Of 16: #1 Louisville Vs. #12 Oregon
Rick Pitino’s long and storied career is well documented, and if Louisville’s trip to the Final Four last year is any indication, the guy has still got it. In this business, there’s scarcely anyone better.
NCAA Tournament Round Of 16: #2 Ohio State Vs. #6 Arizona
Thad Matta is one of the more under-appreciated college coaches in Division I. Not only has he been to two Final Fours, but he has the Buckeyes in contention every year. The one year he missed the tourney? They won the NIT.
NCAA Tournament First Round: #6 UCLA Vs. #11 Minnesota
Ben Howland has a distinguished career, highlighted by three trips to the Final Four, but his status is up in the air at UCLA, as athletic director Dan Guerrero has given him no public assurances.