Unfortunately, very little. But people have learned to make do with that in Akron. LeBron James hails from there, and gets back on occasion, but these days he's got eyes mostly for Miami.
Carney and Auerbach played baseball and basketball as kids, and began the band that became The Black Keys after dropping out of college. Carney still describes himself as a serious fan, but it could have been worse.
"I have the potential to be a 10, but after watching Cleveland teams get brutalized my whole life, I kind of backed off a bit," he said. "I am probably a five at this point."
Then, Carney proved his savvy by telling Talbot that while his heart was in Akron, at least when it comes to the NCAAs, his head is somewhere else:
"I am picking Duke."
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STAT OF THE DAY
If you value consistency, STATS thinks you'll like Indiana. Only two players in the tournament averaged at least 16 points per game in their previous appearances (minimum: three games) and two of them are Hoosiers: Christian Watford (19.0 ppg in three games) and Cody Zeller (16.7 ppg in three games).
Gonzaga's Elias Harris was at 16.0 ppg in six games, but managed just five on Thursday when the Zags beat Southern.
QUOTE OF DAY
"We got in here a little late last night, but we're trying to enjoy Austin. I did walk down 6th Street last night and I didn't realize how many bars they had. But I didn't see any of my guys there, so we're off to a good start." — Pacific coach Bob Thomason, whose 15th-seeded Tigers play Miami, on his team's arrival Wednesday night.
Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at)ap.org and follow him at Twitter.com/Jim Litke.
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