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Jon Teitel's McDonald's All-American Lineup Projections

June 5th, 2012
UCLA leads the way with five former All-AmericansProjected lineups for all 31 teams with McDonald's High School All-Americans on their rosters,
Plus 2 teams whose All-American will no longer be with his prior team
(All-American year in parentheses)
Incoming 2012 All-Americans in Bold
Underclassmen who have declared for draft in italics
TRANSFERS IN UPPERCASE

UCLA (7)
G: Larry Drew II (2008)
G: Tyler Lamb
F: Shabazz Muhammad (2012)
F: Travis Wear (2009)
F: David Wear (2009)

Syracuse vs Ohio St: Elite Eight

March 23rd, 2012
Syracuse forward C.J. Fair is now a starter

(1) Syracuse vs. (2) Ohio State: East Region

 

Records

Thursday's Sweet 16 Thoughts

March 20th, 2012
Marquette guard Darius Johnson-Odom

With the Sweet 16 not tipping off for another two days, this seemed like a good time to offer up some basic thoughts on the match-ups. Here are the four games in the East and West regions, where play will begin on Thursday night. 

East Region (Boston)

Syracuse vs Wisconsin: Prediction

March 20th, 2012
Brandon Triche was key in the second half

(1) Syracuse vs. (4) Wisconsin: East Region

 

Records

Syracuse vs Kansas St: Prediction

March 16th, 2012
Dion Waiters has gotten off to a good start

(1) Syracuse vs. (8) Kansas State: East Region

 

Records

Thursday's Action Underwhelms But Colorado & VCU Win

March 16th, 2012
Darius Theus' shot gave VCU a 3-point lead

The first full day of action in the NCAA tournament didn't produce the number of surprises that many fans both expected and wanted, with just two lower-seeded teams advancing to Saturday's action. While one should come as no surprise to the country the other finds itself carrying the banner for an entire conference...in its first season in the league. Here are the key happenings by location, highlighted by wins for Colorado (Albuquerque) and VCU (Portland).

NCAA Tournament Preview: Frontcourts to Watch

March 13th, 2012
Anthony Davis provided another virtuoso performanceWhile you definitely need guards to win a national title big men are very important in their own right. Whether a team has projected lottery picks or guys who have been solid throughout their careers, a team has to be able to hold their own in the paint. If not a tournament experience that can last two or three weeks gets derailed far sooner. Here are some front courts you'll need to know this week.

South Region

NCAA Tournament Preview: Backcourts to Watch

March 13th, 2012

It's stated all the time this season. Guard play makes all the difference in the NCAA tournament, and to be honest it's hard to argue with that statement. So who are some of the top guard groups in this year's field? Here are 12 below along with a few superlatives. Not all of the usual suspects make the list, but try not to automatically dismiss the less heralded names either. 

South Region