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Tennessee never should have hired Donnie Tyndall — Dave Hart was hired as athletic director at Tennessee in September 2011, with a mandate to bring some stability and continuity to a program roiling in chaos. Friday, Hart announced the school fired basketball coach Donnie Tyndall, all of 11 months after hiring him.

Louisville still alive in title hunt thanks to Quentin Snider's unlikely emergence — SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A couple of TV guys bustled up to Quentin Snider in the Louisville locker room Thursday, hungry for a sound bite. A few minutes earlier, N.C. State point guard Anthony "Cat" Barber had talked a little smack about the East Region semifinal matchup with the Cardinals.

Sources: Tennessee's Donnie Tyndall had second meeting with NCAA investigators — Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall had a second meeting with NCAA investigators Monday, sources told Yahoo Sports. The NCAA has been looking into potential violations during Tyndall's tenure at Southern Mississippi. The outcome of the investigation at Southern Miss, where Tyndall coached from 2012-14, could have a direct impact on the coach's future at Tennessee.

Alford family legacy goes three-deep on ride to Sweet 16 — LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Sharan Alford had one of the best seats in the Yum Center last week to watch UCLA in the NCAA tournament. Except it also was one of the worst. The mother of Bruins coach Steve Alford and grandmother of players Bryce and Kory was in the front row behind the bench.

Survival of the fittest: Breakdown of NCAA tournament's Cinderella-less Sweet 16 — For a delightfully dramatic and unpredictable NCAA tournament that has produced abundant bracket carnage, there is one thing missing from the Sweet 16. Cinderella. Any program that could even remotely answer to that name is gone. Ushered out. Only the historically and financially strong survive. There are 13 teams from Power Five conferences still going.

March Madness in 68 seconds — Watch the video March Madness in 68 seconds on Yahoo Sports . Yahoo Sports' Brad Evans relives the madness, gladness, and sadness from a wild opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament.

Arizona wraps up Russell, knocks out Ohio State — Watch the video Arizona wraps up Russell, knocks out Ohio State on Yahoo Sports . Yahoo Sports' Jeff Eisenberg explains how the Wildcats took care of D'Angelo Russell, sending the Pac-12 champs to the Sweet 16.

What Kentucky's win over Cincinnati showed future NCAA tourney foes — LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Cincinnati was prepared for its Buster Douglas Moment. The Bearcats came to the gym with a thorough scouting report on mighty Kentucky, a clever gameplan and a no-fear mindset. "Every guy that walked into that locker room expected to beat Kentucky," associate head coach Larry Davis said.

Mississippi State fires Rick Ray after 3 seasons — Mississippi State has fired basketball coach Rick Ray after three losing seasons. Ray had a 37-60 record over three seasons, including a 15-44 mark against Southeastern Conference competition.

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Mar 27, 2015

Earlier column: Dave Hart's Tyndall hire backfires, and Tennessee hoops is now as transient as Tennessee football was

Mar 27, 2015

Column: Dave Hart's bad hire backfires, and Tennessee basketball is now as transient as Tennessee football was

Mar 27, 2015

Column on Quentin Snider and his improbable ascension at UofL from recruited over to bench jockey to indispensible:

Mar 27, 2015

Prayers for the Maisel family, which is having a remembrance for Max today. At a loss for words.

Mar 27, 2015

@DNewtonespn Wisconsin comes close. Duke or Arizona not awful. But when your power forward is a 6-4 shooting guard, that's a bad matchup.

Mar 27, 2015

Wisconsin has had to battle for every inch this tourney. Wonder if Michigan State took a chunk out of the Badgers in epic B1G title game.

Mar 27, 2015

Thought Chris Mack coached a heck of a game and Xavier competed like crazy against Arizona. But I can't wait for Zona-Wisky II.

Mar 27, 2015

Notre Dame played great against Wichita State, but Notre Dame better lace em up tight Saturday. Bad matchup w UK.

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