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Maybe it’s something in the water in Miami.

When it comes to consistent, elite video bombing, the NBA has Chris Bosh. But with the NCAA Tournament now just days away, there’s a collegiate player to keep an eye on when his teammates (or coaches) are on camera, and that’s senior Hurricanes big man Julian Gamble.

Here’s some of Gamble’s best work…

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Gonzaga wasn't punished for its soft schedule

Gonzaga wasn’t punished for its soft schedule

With the unveiling of the NCAA Tournament bracket, we can begin to envision potential upsets, Cinderella teams and busts, but before we get to that (and believe me, we’ll touch on just about everything between now and tip-off of the opening games), let’s take a look at tournament teams that were snubbed with seeding, bubble teams that were snubbed outright, teams that were generously rewarded by the selection committee and the group of four No. 1 seeded teams.

Let’s dig in…

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The entire NCAA Tournament bracket will be unveiled shortly, and 37 teams will be handed at-large bids into the tournament at that time. Until then, here are the 31 schools that have earned automatic bids by winning their respective conference tournaments, or in the case of the Ivy League, finishing atop the regular season conference standings…

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The case for New Mexico

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As each Tony Snell three-pointer splashed through the net down the stretch of Saturday’s New Mexico/UNLV matchup (Snell finished with a game-high 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting and 5-of-7 three-point shooting) and it became obvious that 15th-ranked New Mexico was closing in on a Mountain West tournament championship, the only question I found myself asking was, why does Reggie Miller keep harping on the fact that the Lobos have likely locked up a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament without anyone mentioning that they should be in contention for a No. 1 seed?

Forget the No. 15 ranking in the AP poll for now – it’s worthless – and look at the bigger picture. If you do that, you’ll see that New Mexico is as worthy of a No. 1 seed as anybody.

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One of the great traditions of college basketball, especially during March, is trying to listen/watch Dick Vitale’s animated analysis without bursting into laughter.

During Saturday afternoon’s ACC semifinal matchup between North Carolina and Maryland, with the Terps down three, Dickie V was trying to show Dan Schulman and the audience that UNC absolutely did not want to foul Maryland during a potential game-tying three-point attempt.

This is what it looked like…

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How The Bracket Is Filled

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With this weekend bringing about the end of the regular season and Championship Week set to begin, even the casual basketball fan is starting to get excited for full on March Madness.

Since a lot of March Madness viewers and fans are merely casual fans of the college game, I thought I’d give you a rundown of how exactly the 68 teams that eventually find their way into your bracket qualify for the tournament.

So here’s a rundown…

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