| Mar 29, 2015
| 8:35 PM
It has been so long since Duke last advanced out of an NCAA tournament region that Coach Mike Krzyzewski has grandchildren who were not alive to see the Blue Devils in the Final Four.
OK, it has been only five years, but at Duke, where cutting down nets...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 6:52 PM
If you liked the look of last year's Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition.
One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a matchup of two No. 1 seeds, it's a replay of last year's semifinal won by Kentucky, 74-73.
| Mar 27, 2015
| 10:17 PM
No. 7 Michigan State 62, No. 3 Oklahoma 58: Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night.
Counted out in February, the...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 4:33 PM
A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four.
The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four after a 66-52 win Sunday in the South Regional over Gonzaga.
| Mar 28, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Seven schools have survived, crawled and advanced their ways to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament
The other team is Kentucky.
So, anyway, welcome to the Elite ... One.
Others tagging along for selfies and quality TV face time: Notre Dame,...
| Mar 25, 2015
Mike Krzyzewski sounded more confused than angry after his Duke team lost to Notre Dame in the ACC tournament semifinals. Watching the somnolent Blue Devils, he said, "was like an out-of-body experience."
Tempering Krzyzewski's reaction to the 74-64...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 2:39 PM
And now, a public service announcement from your friends at Dude, Save Your Breath: Other than you, nobody really wants to hear how you're doing in your bracket. If anyone asks how you're doing in your bracket, be warned. They're doing it merely as a...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 3:36 PM
Despite the fact that no teams within Chicago's city limits are headed to the NCAA tournament, the Second City's impact on March Madness is still first rate.
It starts at the top with this year's overwhelming favorite, Kentucky. Almost everybody will...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:39 PM
HARTFORD — Pat Lenehan has been getting accolades and scholarships all year, but this one was unexpected.
"I never thought my name would be in the same category as Emeka Okafor for anything," said Lenehan, referring to UConn's last conference...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 4:13 PM
Running off at the typewriter …
There is one thing missing from Orlando City's inaugural MLS game with fellow expansion team New York City FC at the sold-out Citrus Bowl Sunday. Yes, we've had plenty of revelry this week, but where's the rivalry?...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 4:25 PM
Lakers and the lottery
DURHAM, N.C. — The first things you notice are the hands.
You've been told about them by everybody — on the record, off the record, it doesn't matter.
They appear to shrink a basketball when shooting a hook,...