TALE OF THE TAPE

  1. Temple v Indiana California v Syracuse
    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.

  2. North Carolina v Kansas VCU v Michigan
    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.

  3. Iowa State v Ohio State Harvard v Arizona
    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.

  4. ACC Basketball Tournament: Maryland v Duke Memphis v Michigan State
    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.

  5. ACC Basketball Tournament - North Carolina v Miami (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)
    NCAA Tournament First Round: #8 UNC Vs. #9 Villanova

    Roy Williams has led Kansas and North Carolina teams to seven Final Fours and won two NCAA championships. His résumé is as strong as any coach in college basketball today.

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    NCAA Tournament First Round: #4 Syracuse Vs. #13 Montana

    This one is absolutely no contest. Jim Boeheim has reached three Final Fours and won a national championship (2003). He will bring his top-of-the-line acumen to the ACC next year, but for now, it’s to the big dance on behalf of the Big East.

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