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Best of both worlds at NCAAs

By Marla Published: March 18, 2011

For a college basketball fan like myself, it doesn't get any better than this. Sitting near midcourt watching George Mason-Villanova at Quicken Loans Arena and watching Akron-Notre Dame live on

When the Zips' score was just announced several OSU fans applauded, but the reaction wasn't nearly as strong as after the announcement that Michigan had defeated Tennessee by 30. Will that be just another reason for UT to fire coach Bruce Pearl?

Already a huge turnout of Ohio State fans, who are proving they enjoy their hoops. Almost the entire second level is filled with OSU fans.

Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan has a national following because of his regular spot on ESPN's "The Sports Reporters.'' But he's not too big to talk to the little guys. Ryan was spotted conversing with two fans before the Villanova-George Mason tipoff.



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