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Lourawls Nairn Jr. #11 of the Michigan State Spartans. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Michigan State Guard Lourawls Nairn, Jr.

If Michigan State is to continue its magical Tournament run, it will need continued strong play from a 5’10” freshman from the Bahamas called “Tum Tum.”

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CLEVELAND, OH - MARCH 28: The Kentucky Wildcats celebrate after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the Midwest Regional Final of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball tournament at Quicken Loans Arena on March 28, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. Kentucky defeated Notre Dame 68-66. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Five Things: Cats Enter Final Four With Eight Lives

The record-setting start to the Tournament—as far as one-point games—gave way to exciting, compelling matchups this past weekend.

03/30/2015

Steve Vasturia #32 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Notre Dame Guard Steve Vasturia

Vasturia, who played his high school ball at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, has started every game for Notre Dame this season after starting 12 last year.

03/24/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 21: Dylan Ennis #31 of the Villanova Wildcats walks off the court after losing to the North Carolina State Wolfpack 71-68 during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Opening Weekend

Nothing beats the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament and this year was especially incredible. From improbable upsets to last-second heroics—and sometimes both in the same game—the 2015 Tourney got off to a roaring start.

03/23/2015

DAngelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Ohio State Guard D’Angelo Russell

A United States Basketball Writers Association First Team All American, Russell will lead Ohio State into this week’s NCAA Tournament.

03/17/2015

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 07: Willie Cauely-Stien #15 of the Kentucky Wildcats shoots the ball during the game against the Florida Gators at Rupp Arena on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Five Things: NCAA Tournament Bracket Revealed

We will not have a repeat champion this year. While expected for much of the season, it became official yesterday, when Connecticut lost in the American Conference finals and was denied an at-large bid.

03/16/2015

MORGANTOWN, WV - JANUARY 13: Daxter Miles Jr. #4 of the West Virginia Mountaineers reacts to the crowd late in the second half against the Oklahoma Sooners at the WVU Coliseum on January 13, 2015 in Morgantown, West Virginia. WVU defeated Oklahoma 86-65. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rising Star: West Virginia Guard Daxter Miles, Jr.

On the court, the 6’3” shooting guard has stepped up his game following injuries to Staten and Browne. Miles is averaging 7.2 points per game while shooting 40 percent from the field and 34 percent from deep.

03/13/2015

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 07: Andrew Harrison #5 (left) and Trey Lyles #41 (right) of the Kentucky Wildcats talk to the crowd following the game against the Florida Gators at Rupp Arena on March 7, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 67-50 to finish the regular 31-0. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Five Things: First Teams Clinch NCAA Tournament Bids

It’s the most exciting time of year for college basketball fans. Some of the smaller conferences have wrapped up their tournaments, while the bigger leagues’ are set to begin.

03/09/2015

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: A basketball sits on the court during a break in the action between the Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers during preseason action at the Barclays Center on October 19, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The 76ers defeated the Nets 106-76. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Valparaiso Forward Alec Peters Shines In Regular Season Finale

Alec Peters is not just a scorer. The 6’9” forward proved that in the first half of Valparaiso’s regular season finale against Cleveland State, passing out of double teams and attempting just two shots.

03/06/2015

WICHITA, KS - FEBRUARY 28: Guard Fred Van Vleet #23 of the Wichita State Shockers celebrates with teammates after a scoring run against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the first half on February 28, 2015 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Five Things: Wichita, Arizona Win Big Games

Saturday’s slate was incredible, and some of the biggest and best games are recapped below. In many conferences, regular season concluded this past weekend, meaning the league tournaments are set to begin (some as early as tomorrow).

03/02/2015

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