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Big East Tournament Content Recap

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I had the privilege of covering last week’s Big East Tournament for CBS Local, which was a thrill. I watched the games, attended the press conferences, and scored several of the one-on-one interviews you’ve come to expect here at andrewjkahn.com.
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32 Reasons to Love the 2013 NCAA Tourney

I covered the 32 reasons why the NCAA Tournament, year after year, is great. By looking at all 32 first-round matchups, I explain why the 2013 Tournament, specifically, will be memorable.

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1. Louisville vs. Liberty/North Carolina A&T
Liberty will need to win its play-in game in order to get into the field of 64 and take on Louisville, but I’m sure they are relishing their spot on national television, where the 15-20 Flames can show Duke transfer Seth Curry what he’s been missing.

2. Colorado State vs. Missouri
Get ready for some Norfolk State highlights, Mizzou fans.

3. Oklahoma State vs. Oregon
The Cowboys are probably wondering why they have to play a 4 seed in the first round.
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32 Reasons to Love March Madness

The NCAA Tournament is the greatest thing ever created. Here are 32 reasons why, followed by a post giving the 32 reasons why this year’s Tournament is particularly great. I know there are 68 teams in the field, but let’s be honest, March Madness doesn’t truly begin until the play-in rounds are complete and the 64-team field is set. Disclaimer: While many of you can relate to the following list, some of the items depict me as a sick, basketball-obsessed lunatic. I’m totally not, you guys.

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1. The Selection Show
The 30 minutes or so leading up to the unveiling of the bracket is a highlight of my year. I create a blank bracket by hand and fill in the teams as they are announced. I usually place Duke as the 1 seed in Greensboro ahead of time.

2. Team reactions on Selection Sunday
CBS used to put cameras on several different teams during the Selection Show: a mix of high-profile teams, automatic bids from lesser-known conferences, and bubble teams. It was always great to watch the pure joy from the bubble teams that got in and equally compelling to witness the despair of those that didn’t. CBS doesn’t seem to show bubble teams anymore and that’s a shame.
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