Shaka Smart and VCU the only true Cinderella left

Butler has bona fide March stars and is the defending national runner-up. The Bulldogs are not a Cinderella story. But Shaka Smart and VCU? Now there is a Cinderella story.

Incredible NCAA Tourney photo of Jimmer Fredette proves classic basketball adage about white dudes erroneous

Jimmer Fredette is one white boy who can get up in the air…while doing what it is that white boys are supposed to do: shoot. Or at least it sure as heck looks like it in this spectacular photo from this year’s NCAA Tournament.

March Madness 2011: TV Schedule, Announcers, and Viewing Gameplan for Friday Second Roud Games

There are 16 games on the March Madness 2011 TV Schedule for Friday. Jon Washburn takes you through the the TV schedule, announcer assignments, and provides a viewing gameplan so you know what to watch and when.

March Madness 2011: Live Chat for Thursday’s Games

Why not blow off work and pop in and do some live chatting with me, MSF’s own Jon Washburn, the guys from Rumors and Rants, and a host of others? You know you want to…

March Madness: President Barack Obama’s Bracket for 2011 NCAA Tournament Favors Men’s & Women’s Top Seeds

President Barack Obama’s bracket for this year’s NCAA Tournament is filled with chalk. See the President’s bracket plus a short behind-the-scenes video from Andy Katz’s trip to the White House.

March Madness 2011 Bracket Predictions Based on KenPom Adjusted Offensive and Defensive Efficiency Metrics

Jerod explains a new bracket predicting methodology for March Madness, based on a weighted average of the KenPom AdjO and AdjD metrics, and shows you how the picks play out for the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket.

March Madness 2011: Using Advanced Metrics to Separate Contenders From Pretenders in This Year’s Tournament Field

Jerod identifies the teams in this year’s NCAA Tournament field that can make the Elite 8, the Final 4, the title game, and ultimately win it all, without going outside of the AdjO and AdjD rankings limits established since the ’03-’04 season.

March Madness 2011: Survivor Pool Tips & Rules For Winning – Plus a Strategy for 2011

In this post, The Sports Muse provides five golden rules for winning survivor pools in general, and then provides team- and bracket-specific tips for the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

March Madness 2011: 6 Ways To Fill Out Your Bracket

With Selection Sunday in the books, March Madness 2011 is officially in full swing. Here are six possible ways you could go about filling out that bracket.

March Madness 2011: Brackets Revealed – Seeds, Matchups, “First Four” Teams, Game Dates and Locations

Let the Madness begin! The brackets have been revealed for the 2011 NCAA Tournament. See it all here, including the first set of “First Four” teams and the game dates and locations for all of the opening round matchups.

March Madness 2011: Projected Bracket & Seeds for Field of 68

Here is our ‘final projection’ for the March Madness 2011 bracket and seeds for the field of 68, along with some early ideas on teams to identify making a surprise run, or crashing out early.

March Madness 2011 Cinderella Specials: 3 Double-Digit Seeds Most Likely Bust (or Make) Your Bracket

Which double-digit seeds are most likely to pull of an opening round upset and become a Cinderella story in the 2011 NCAA Tournament? Jerod discusses Bucknell, Belmont, Princeton, and Oakland, all of whom have legit Cinderella potential.

March Madness 2011: Printable Brackets for NCAA Tournament

Brackets! Get your brackets here! This post includes several links to printable brackets for the 2011 NCAA Tournament.

2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament Guide

Are you ready for March Madness? In this 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament Guide, MSF provides an index for its in-depth and extensive coverage of both the mens’ and womens’ NCAA tournaments.