Roundup: Dancing time

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No East Coast bias with this bracket – a record seven Pac-12 teams are in the NCAA Tournament, and Pac-12 regular season and tournament champs Oregon earned its first No. 1 seed in program history (Associated Press). The Ducks get the winner of Holy Cross and Southern.


Cal men’s basketball assistant coach Yann Hufnagel was fired Monday for violating Cal’s anti-sexual harassment policy, reports Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle. The Golden Bears earned a No. 4 seed and will play No. 13 Hawai’i.


While Colorado prepares for UConn, Buffs assistant coach Rodney Billups has been named the head coach at Denver. Billups, the younger brother of Chauncey, played collegiately at Denver.


Gordon Monson of The Salt Lake Tribune believes that Utah will bounce back in the NCAA Tournament after getting blown out by Oregon in the Pac-12 Tournament title game. Utah is a No. 3 seed in the Midwest region and will face No. 14 Fresno State on Thursday.


No. 6 Arizona doesn’t quite know who it will play yet, and Zack Rosenblatt of the Arizona Daily Star profiles Vanderbilt and Wichita State, the teams that will be playing for the right to face the Wildcats.

Oregon State

Watch Oregon State react to finding out it made its first NCAA Tournament since 1990. The drought is over, as the seventh-seeded Beavs will start with No. 10 VCU.


Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times writes that USC flew under the radar this year in returning to the NCAA Tournament. The Trojans nabbed a No. 8 seed and a date with Providence in the first round.

Washington State

Ny Redding and Renard Suggs have left the Washington State men’s basketball team, Jacob Thorpe reports.


Former Stanford men’s basketball coach Trent Johnson was fired at TCU. Johnson led the Horned Frogs to a 12-21 record in the 2015-16 season.


Matt Calkins of The Seattle Times points out why he believes that Dejounte Murray and Marquese Chriss should return to Washington men’s basketball. The Dawgs get Long Beach State in the first round of the NIT Tuesday.


Zach Helfand of the Los Angeles Times takes a look at what went wrong for UCLA men’s basketball in 2015-16. The Bruins went 15-17 and were left out of any postseason consideration.

Arizona State

Doug Haller gives us the top Arizona State football spring story lines. The Sun Devils began spring practice on Monday with the task of replacing 12 starters.

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