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  • Louisville pulls away late to beat Manhattan

    Louisville 71, Manhattan 64: Luke Hancock scored eight of his 16 points in the final 1:53 as the defending national champion Cardinals escaped against the Jaspers in NCAA tournament play in Orlando. Russ Smith had a game-high 18 points and Montrezl...
  • Babcock knows he'd better get Virginia Tech basketball hire 'right'

    Babcock knows he'd better get Virginia Tech basketball hire 'right'
    BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech basketball boasts a lavish practice complex, committed administration and a five-year stretch in which the Hokies hovered near the top of the ACC. But when measured by the sport's most precious commodity, Tech ranks last...
  • Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat

     Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat
    Mike Krzyzewski is fond of referring to the basketball gods, seemingly mystical forces that produce irresistible storylines and results, especially in March. Well, when the gods punch the clock for the opening week of the NCAA tournament, here's hoping...
  • Nearing 70, Syracuse's Boeheim Never At A Loss For Words

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Forget the bracketologist-in-chief. The sour puss-in-chief said Wednesday he'd pick Michigan State, Louisville, Florida and Arizona to advance to the NCAA Tournament Final Four. "Those are the four best teams going into the...
  • UC Irvine falls in NIT opener to SMU

    UC Irvine falls in NIT opener to SMU
    Cannen Cunningham scored 17 points to lead SMU to a 68-54 victory Wednesday night over UC Irvine in the first round of the NIT and give Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown his first college postseason victory in 26 years. Ben Moore added 11 points in the...
  • UConn's Old-Timers Napier, Giffey, Olander Add Class, Maturity To NCAA Tourney

    UConn's Old-Timers Napier, Giffey, Olander Add Class, Maturity To NCAA Tourney
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — In recent years, the NCAA Tournament has seemed at times to be but a short stop on the ever-shorter route from high school to the pros. "Kids all have their bags packed and expect to be in the NBA," said Southern Methodist coach...
  • Rick Pitino feels Duke's pain, knows sting of Cinderella upsets

    Rick Pitino feels Duke's pain, knows sting of Cinderella upsets
    Every year in the NCAA Tournament, fans are waiting for that so-called Cinderella story. They anticipate who will be the next tournament darling sending home yet another college basketball superpower. No. 14 seed Mercer joined the list of upstarts...
  • Smith, Hancock help Louisville hold off upset-minded Manhattan in NCAA Tournament

    Smith, Hancock help Louisville hold off upset-minded Manhattan in NCAA Tournament
    Rick Pitino knew it would be tough beating his former protégé. He just didn’t know how tough. Louisville overcame a poor shooting performance and a struggling Russ Smith to defeat a pesky Manhattan College team 70-64 in their second-round NCAA...
  • Buzz Williams hire commits Virginia Tech to basketball like never before

     Buzz Williams hire commits Virginia Tech to basketball like never before
    BLACKSBURG — Whit Babcock said he'd aim high. He said he'd work secretly. He said he would pay. Check, check and extra-large check. Virginia Tech's introduction Monday of basketball coach Buzz Williams was pizza-fueled — spectators and media...
  • Manhattan's Steve Masiello loses South Florida job for lying on resume

    Manhattan's Steve Masiello loses South Florida job for lying on resume
    It never pays to lie, especially on your resume. Former Georgia Tech football coach George O'Leary found out years ago when he lost the Notre Dame job for fudging his credentials. Manhattan basketball Coach Steve Masiello found out this week when he...
  • Losses are still tough for Florida's Billy Donovan

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One of the toughest lessons Billy Donovan had to learn as a coach was how to let go once the clock ran out. Losing wore on Donovan as a young coach. Eventually, he would realize that obsessively analyzing every detail of what went...