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NC State reaches agreement with Kevin Keatts from UNC Wilmington

NC State has reached an agreement to hire UNC Wilmington's Kevin Keatts to replace Mark Gottfried, sources told ESPN. Sources said Keatts, who has led the Seahawks to the NCAA tournament the past two seasons, was interviewed Friday and has verbally accepted the job. UNC Wilmington lost to Virginia in the first round Thursday afternoon. (ESPN.com)

NC State to meet with UNCW's Keatts Friday

NC State officials will meet face-to-face on Friday with UNC Wilmington head coach Kevin Keatts to discuss the possibility of becoming the Wolfpack’s next head basketball coach. Other coaches, like VCU’s Will Wade or Winthrop’s Pat Kelsey, may be in play, but Keatts is the first to have an in-person conversation with NC State AD Debbie Yow. (WRAL Sports Fan)

From Bill Murray to Julia Louis-Dreyfus: A guide to celebrity fans at March Madness

March Madness this year isn’t just about the stars on the court. Here’s a list of some stars you might see in the stands: Bill Murray - Not only is Bill Murray among the best sports fans ever, but he’s the dad of Xavier assistant coach Luke Murray. Thanks to ESPN, you can watch this video of Bill finding out that Luke has never seen Caddyshack . (USA Today)

March Madness Day 1 roundup: Fisher-Davis’s foul will live in infamy

After Day 1 of the main NCAA tournament draw on Thursday, it was instructive to remember that March memories celebrated by some will haunt others. Nineteen springs earlier, in fact, Vanderbilt’s coach took a touch pass and a leaning three-pointer and became a legend. Late Thursday afternoon, he was in charge of consoling another such player, albeit for far more agonizing reasons. (Sports Illustrated)

ACC might have its eyes on Madison Square Garden conference tournament someday

The first Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament in New York was by all measures a success. There were great games and record crowds at Barclays Center and the players and fans all had good things to say. Still one couldn’t help but get the feeling as it progressed that those in the conference have something even bigger in mind. (Newsday)

South Carolina-Marquette matchup rekindles memories of super '70s series with Al and Frank McGuire

Having left the ACC and needing games to fill his schedule, Gamecocks head coach Frank McGuire called on a protege: Marquette’s Al McGuire, who though unrelated had played under Frank at St. John’s. Over the next decade, the teams would play 12 times. Most of the time, the games were close. And most of the time Marquette won, even after Al McGuire retired in 1977. (Charleston Post and Courier)

Who is new Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin?

The University of Missouri has hired a new athletic director, president, chancellor, football coach and now basketball coach within the last 16 months. The hiring of East St. Louis native Cuonzo Martin signals what Athletic Director Jim Sterk hopes is a new era of Mizzou basketball. Martin comes to Columbia with a career winning percentage of 61 percent. (KCTV)

Tom Crean out as coach of Indiana after 9 seasons

Indiana and Tom Crean have parted ways after nine seasons, the school announced on Thursday. The Hoosiers went to the Sweet 16 three times in his tenure but have not made it to the NCAA tournament twice in the past four seasons -- including this past year despite beating Kansas and North Carolina. Crean took over the program in 2008 after Kelvin Sampson left admid an NCAA scandal. (ESPN.com)

Ben Jobe was a great basketball coach, but so much more than that as a man

That was Ben Jobe. Passionate. Direct. Intelligent, with a mind as sharp as the impeccably tailored suits he wore on the sideline. A basketball man, but a man of so many other interests, who kept those passions alive until his death Friday at age 84. Jobe might be in heaven now talking basketball with Clarence “Big House” Gaines, the equally legendary coach at Winston-Salem State. (Baton Rouge Advocate)

Lorenzo Romar fired as Washington head coach

Lorenzo Romar has been fired as head coach at Washington, sources confirmed to NBC Sports. Romar went 9-22 this past season despite having potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz on the roster, losing their last 13 games. Romar has missed the NCAA tournament the last six seasons despite having five first round picks in those six years, and that does not include Fultz. (NBC Sports)

NCCU coach Levelle Moton can bring his son to this NCAA Tournament

LeVelle Moton went to San Antonio three years ago. There are pictures to prove it. Moton, the head basketball coach at North Carolina Central, led those Eagles to the 2014 NCAA tournament after dominating the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. N.C. Central was a No. 14 seed that year, falling to Iowa State in the opening round. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Cuonzo Martin resigns from Cal, reportedly taking Missouri job

Cuonzo Martin has resigned from his position as head coach at California and is expected to take the same position at Missouri. Cal announced Martin’s decision on Wednesday. Martin coached at Missouri State from 2008–2011 and is a native of East Saint Louis, Ill. on the Missouri border. Martin posted a 62-39 record in three years as head coach of California. (Sports Illustrated)

Notre Dame embraces break from ACC basketball routine

For the first time since late December, a dossier was being constructed on an opponent that didn’t have the word Atlantic Coast Conference next to its name. And that felt good. Fresh. “It’s great,” coach Mike Brey said. “It’s unbelievable to just not see that.” Walking out of Barclays Center in the early morning hours Sunday after his team had lost the ACC Championship to Duke, Brey felt a certain sense of relief. (South Bend Tribune)

Audio: Wes Miller on Jim Boeheim's comments - great for UNC-Greensboro

Wes Miller, UNC-Greensboro head basketball coach, joins the Sports Shop from Syracuse as his Spartans prepare to take on the Orange at the Carrier Dome in the first round of the NIT. Miller opines on how Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's comments about how the ACC Tournament shouldn't be held in Greensboro have actually been beneficial to his program. (WRAL Sports Fan)

NC State's Omer Yurtseven says he will test NBA waters

NC State center Omer Yurtseven will declare for the NBA Draft but not sign with an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to school, he told Scout on Tuesday. "I want to test the waters and try to make my dream, which is going to the NBA, but I also want to remain eligible to continue to school because my classes and education off the court is important for me too." (Scout.com)

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