Arizona has taken over the top spot in the RPI, and just about every major college basketball power rating.
The Arizona Wildcats could face a Pac-12 team as early as their second game of the NCAA tournament under new bracketing procedures announced Thursday.
Johnny Field and the Cats might make it into the NCAA tournament by winning two of three this weekend, but a sweep would greatly increase their chances.
Arizona starter James Farris says he "honestly couldn't even tell you our record. You just come out and play. You can't live in what you've done." The Wildcats are 31-21 overall and 12-15 in the Pac-12.
Is it pressure or pleasure?
Arizona catcher Chelsea Goodacre has caught 10 of 31 base stealers, but Baylor runs more than most. The Bears have 100 steals on 117 attempts.
Mike Candrea and his staff lugged a hulking cardboard box into Wednesday's breakfast-time practice at Hillenbrand Stadium.
Their 27th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance all but guaranteed, the Arizona Wildcats nonetheless figure to find themselves in foreign territory when seeds are announced Sunday at 7 p.m.
Michigan's Trey Burke made a tough decision to return for his sophomore year, and a chance at a title has made it worth it.
ATLANTA - A year ago at this time, when Trey Burke decided to come back to Michigan for his sophomore season, the star point guard immediately started talking about a national championship.
Trey Burke (3), Michigan's leader and the AP Player of the Year, has not faced a defense like Syracuse's.
Brandon Triche, above, and backcourt mate Michael Carter-Williams are the stars of Syracuse's zone.
Unheralded Wichita State has unheralded stars, such as Carl Hall, who used to work in a light bulb factory.
Louisville's Russ Smith - nicknamed "Russdiculous" - was chosen the Midwest's most outstanding player.
ATLANTA - Syracuse is brimming with confidence, largely because of its suffocating style when the other team has the ball.
Michigan's Trey Burke, left, Corey Person and Mitch McGary (4) celebrate Friday night's 87-85 comeback win over Kansas in overtime.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Trey Burke was a 16-month-old toddler the last time Michigan was still playing this late in the NCAA tournament.
Indiana forward Cody Zeller is trapped between Syracuse guard Brandon Triche, left, and forward Rakeem Christmas during the first half of their East Regional semifinal.
WASHINGTON - It took winning a national title for Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim to get over a late-shot loss to Indiana the last time the schools played in the NCAA tournament.
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