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  • NCAA brackets: Scribble-drive helps get to a winner

    NCAA brackets: Scribble-drive helps get to a winner
    The NCAA tournament starts Tuesday in Dayton and ends on a Monday near Dallas. Among the 68 teams, none from Indiana made it, but one from North Dakota did. The race is on to reach four regional hubs: Anaheim, Indianapolis, Memphis and New York. Will your...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Louisville's Russ Smith Got His Seasoning In Northwest Connecticut

    Louisville's Russ Smith Got His Seasoning In Northwest Connecticut
    LOUISVILLE — Before he was driving Rick Pitino crazy, before he was a national champion, before he was "Russ-diculous," Russ Smith was up in Connecticut's Northwest hills grappling with math, trying to get noticed. "You could never tell if he...
  • Capsule: No. 19 UConn At No. 11 Louisville

    Site: KFC YUM! Center, Louisville, KY. Time: Saturday, 2 p.m. TV: CBS (Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery) Radio: WTIC-AM 1080, WILI-AM 1400, WELI-AM 960, WGCH 1490 (Joe D'Ambrosio, Wayne Norman) Series history: Louisville, 8-6 Last meeting: Louisville,...
  • Louisville Gives UConn No Shot In 81-48 Rout

     Louisville Gives UConn No Shot In 81-48 Rout
    — As the final minutes wound down, Kevin Ollie could only watch as the other team dunked backward, hung on the rim and hit wide-open shots from the perimeter. Ollie, as engaged in coaching and energetic as any man could be, could only sit with...