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Syracuse has time to kill

9394650-large ---Syracuse players do not figure to take the floor at the Quicken Loans Arena for its game against Indiana State until approximately 10 p.m. Jim Boeheim, pictured right, calls freshman Fab Melo the team's X factor but Melo and the other newcomers really aren't freshmen anymore.

---St. John's came looking for more than its its first NCAA Tournament victory in 11 years. It will have to settle for simply making it this far.

---Mike DeCourcy previews some of the possible upsets.

---San Diego State's Steve Fisher finds his way back.

---Will Tennessee's off-court distractions affect its on court performance?

---Did BYU's Noah Hartsock predict Justin Harper's game-winning shot for Richmond?

---Jay Bilas offers up his opinion on how to change the NCAA selection process.

---The NCAA reinstatement committee upheld it's decision to suspend Baylor's Perry Jones.

---Fresno State's Greg Smith has declared for the NBA draft.

---Georgetown's Chris Wright practiced without the protection of his cast.

---Is the NBA's age restriction hurting the NCAA tournament?

---Rodney McKissic



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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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