Watchability rankings: Friday's 16 first-round NCAA tournament games
Why Texas (20-12) will win: Coach Shaka Smart has taken a team to the Final Four (Virginia Commonwealth). The Longhorns can beat you many ways, getting balanced scoring from Isaiah Taylor, Cameron Ridley and Javan Felix. Smart holds a 2-1 edge over UNI …
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A scenario you've probably simulated a million times in the driveway growing up. Well, for Northern Iowa's senior forward Paul Jesperson, that dream became reality tonight. Jesperson's 11th seeded Panthers were tied with the 6th seeded Texas Longhorns …
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What would qualify Shaka Smart's first season at Texas as a success?
Barnes' 2-5 NCAA Tournament record over the past six seasons — the duration of Shaka Smart's tenure at VCU — can be credited as to why Smart is now coaching his first NCAA Tournament with the Texas Longhorns. While at VCU, Smart's 7-5 tournament …
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