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Picking 12 Losers in the 2013 NCAA Tournament

March Madness ended with few shining moments for Indiana, the Mountain West and more
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Legacies are made in March. Or in this case, unmade.

For all the accomplishments for coaches, players and teams through the 2012-13 season, so much of the perception and reputations are built on the stage of the NCAA Tournament.

15 Best Teams That Never Won the NCAA Tournament

These teams were dominant, but none were able to win it all in the NCAA Tournament.
<p> 15 Best Teams That Never Won the NCAA Tournament, including the 1991 UNLV Runnin' Rebels, 1975 Indiana Hoosiers, 1983 Houston Cougars, 1985 Georgetown Hoyas, 1984 North Carolina Tar Heels, 1993 Michigan Wolverines, 1997 Kansas Jayhawks, 1973 NC State Wolfpack, 1974 UCLA Bruins, 1954 Kentucky Wildcats, 1999 Duke Blue Devils, 1962 Ohio State Buckeyes, 1957 Kansas Jayhawks, 1963 Cincinnati Bearcats and 1979 Indiana State Sycamores.</p>

The best team doesn’t always win the NCAA Tournament. Many of greatest rosters ever assembled failed to cut down the nets in the one-and-done, single-elimination Madness of March. These are the 15 best teams that never won the NCAA Tournament.

College Basketball's Absolute Worst Coaching Tenures since 1984-85

Jeff Bzdelik has had a rough time at Wake, Colorado
<p> College Basketball's Worst Coaching Tenures since 1984-85</p>

Sometimes a coach inherits a bad team or steps into a program where the university simply does not invest in basketball. In some cases, through recruiting, Xs and Os and inspiration, that coach can turn a bad team into a good or even great one.

The guys on this list are not those coaches. Here are the 20 worst coaching tenures in the six major conference since the NCAA Tournament expanded in 1985.

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.

10 Amazing College Basketball Stats of the Week: Jan. 21-27

Victor Oladipo's all-around game leads our look at highs and lows around college basketball this week
<p> NC State hits a scoring milestone against North Carolina, Louisville's struggles highlight problems for top-25 teams, Northern Illinois and New Mexico set new marks for futility.</p>

With nearly 350 Division I teams, following college basketball can be overwhelming. Let Athlon Sports start your college hoops week each Monday with a look at some of the most intriguing, most important and most interesting stats from around the sport:

NC State Player Retweets Rip on Head Coach Mark Gottfried

Current NC State player T.J. Warren retweeted a former player's slam on Mark Gottfried.
<p> NC State Player Rips Head Coach Mark Gottfried</p>

Thomas De Thaey played 22 career games for the NC State Wolfpack. He averaged 1.7 points per game before transferring out of Raleigh in November of 2012.

He was obviously watching the Wolfpack get upset by a mediocre Wake Forest team on Tuesday night because this is what he thought of the performance by his former team and head coach Mark Gottfried the next morning:

College Basketball Weekend Preview: Jan. 11

NC State hopes to take bite out of Duke's ACC supremacy in one of a handful of key games this weekend
<p> NC State hopes to take bite out of Duke's ACC supremacy in one of the top games this week. Minnesota also looks to continue its hot streak with a trip to Indiana.</p>

The major question the ACC keeps coming up: Will anyone challenge Duke this season? At least on Saturday, the discussion is back to where we started.

College Basketball Power Rankings and Bracket Update: Jan. 9

After a slow start, NC State hopes to prove it can challenge Duke atop the ACC
<p> After a slow start, NC State will look to show it can challenge Duke for ACC supremacy. Elsewhere, Minnesota and Colorado look to make statements.</p>

Non-conference schedules are all but wrapped up, meaning we’re starting to have a good idea of the college basketball teams playing for prime slots in the NCAA Tournament, those looking to avoid the NIT and those grasping for, well, anything.

Early Season Conference Catchup: ACC

College basketball league play is nearing. Here is where the ACC stands so far.
<p> Duke a surprise team in the ACC? Athlon says yes. Blue Devils the clear top team as NC State, North Carolina find footing.</p>

For most college basketball teams, players are preparing for finals. For those of us watching the sport, we’re preparing for midterms, so to speak.

As the non-conference seasons start to wrap up and league play to begin around the new year, Athlon is looking back and looking ahead at each conference.

We’ll start with the ACC where Duke has pulled off the impossible and managed to surprise people.