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2013 Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament

Saint Louis tries to keep hot streak going against hungry A-10 field
<p> 2013 Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament</p>

March Madness is just getting started as the season shifts to the conference tournaments. Titles will be won, NCAA Tournament spots will be clinched or lost all over the country. Here’s what to watch in the Atlantic 10.

10 Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Feb. 18-24

Georgetown's Otto Porter enters National Player of the Year discussion with effort vs. Syracuse
<p> Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Feb. 18-24</p>

These days, it takes a special effort to defeat Syracuse or Colorado State on their home courts.

The Orange and the Rams have owned their arenas, with home winning streaks of 38 and 27 games, respectively. Both of those streaks ended Saturday thanks to dominating performances from two players.

Top 10 College Coaches Under 40

Our look at the most accomplished under-40 college football and basketball coaches
<p> Top College Coaches Under 40</p>

What would recent Final Fours be without Butler and VCU? And how boring would college football be without coaches like Lane Kiffin and Pat Fitzgerald.

There’s an intriguing youth movement afoot in college sports where Butler’s Brad Stevens and VCU’s Shaka Smart, both under the age of 40, have reached the final weekend of the NCAA Tournament and subsequently turn down big-time jobs to continue building their mid-major programs.

College Basketball Conference Realignment: Winners and Losers

How teams and leagues graded out in conference basketball realignment
<p> College basketball conference realignment: Winners and Losers</p>

One of the unfortunate truths of the latest wave of conference realignment is the overwhelming focus on football.

As a result, basketball and other sports have been of secondary concern in some circles. In others, such as at Butler and VCU and in the Horizon, Colonial and Ohio Valley, basketball is the primary engine of revenue. Almost every league in some way has been impacted by the dominoes of realignment.

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