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Opening weekend of March Madness sets stage for Sweet 16

Some of the Madness goes down on the opening Thursday and Friday of the NCAA tournament, but some of the really good stuff happens on the first Saturday and Sunday, as the field that was 68 and then 32 is whittled down to 16.

Here's a partial song list for this weekend at the Big Dance.

March Madness basketball betting begins this week

After the long regular season that began way back in November, and the conference regular-season races, and two weeks worth of conference tournaments, the real Madness of March arrives this week. Play begins in the 2013 NCAA basketball championship tournament with play-in games Tuesday and Wednesday, and by Sunday night the field of 68 teams will be cut down to 16.

Title showdowns set to seize basketball betting spotlight

College basketball is down to the final weekend of its regular season, which means it's last-chance time for teams to earn NCAA tournament berths, either by winning their conference tournaments or enhancing their resumes. Next week, the real Madness begins.

Here's how this weekend's schedule shakes out.

Kansas, Florida, Duke all even-money chalk to win crowns

College basketball's conference tournament season explodes this week, with all the major conferences joining in the festivities. Here's a sampling of what's to come.

Conference championships seize pre-Madness spotlight

We're knee-deep into that crazy time of the college basketball season, as major conference title races come to a conclusion the same time many other conferences are playing their tournaments. All of which makes for some great NCAA hoops betting.

Here's a quick look at just some of this weekend's action, with a little something extra for the bettors out there.

Tar Heels rewarding backers heading into clash with Terrapins

It's that most wonderful time of the year for sports bettors, as college basketball conference tournament play begins in earnest this week while other conference regular-season races come to their conclusions.

Here's a quick preview of what's happening this week in college hoops, with a few tasty betting tidbits for those who like to get down on the games.

Despite loss, Hoosiers still top futures market for March Madness

With Indiana and Duke already tasting defeat this week, might we expect more of the same from the teams at the top of the polls this weekend?

Here's a quick preview of some of what's happening in college basketball this first weekend of March, with some NCAA championship futures odds for bettors to contemplate.

Gonzaga climbs to No. 2 with BYU on tap Thursday

An abbreviated February of college basketball ends this week. Here's a quick look at some of the upcoming attractions on this week's college hoops betting boards.

Spartans cap pivotal weekend with visit to Buckeyes

It's coming down to crunch time in college basketball, as some teams try to boost their NCAA tournament credentials while others continue the quest to lock down good tournament seedings.

Here's a quick look at some of what's happening around college hoops this weekend, and some updated NCAA tournament futures odds.

Top-ranked Hoosiers set to tangle with No. 4 Spartans

With just a couple of weeks to go before the onset of March Madness college basketball games take on added importance, with conference races and the scrambling for postseason berths. Here's a quick look at what's happening this week in college hoops, with some NCAA championship futures odds to ponder. 



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