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  • Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2011 | East Aurora's Ryan Boatright and Rock Island's Chasson Randle

    Mr. Basketball of Illinois 2011 | East Aurora's Ryan Boatright and Rock Island's Chasson Randle
    One plays the game as it was originally intended. The other does things Dr. James Naismith and his cohorts probably didn't envision. Chasson Randle is a straight-A student and pass-first shooting guard who will transition to the point at Stanford after...
  • Branden Dawson's late heroics spark Michigan State

    Yes, Branden Dawson heard all about the Montrezl Harrell quote, on Twitter and courtesy of his Michigan State assistant coaches. But Mike Garland and associate head coach Dwayne Stephens delivered it with some instructions: "They told me, 'Don't say...
  • Spartans Final Four-bound after 76-70 OT win over Louisville

    Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn't going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard's vow lasted no more than 10 seconds once the final horn sounded following Michigan State'...
  • Spartans Will Themselves Into The Final Four

    Spartans Will Themselves Into The Final Four
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The loss to UConn last year on the final Sunday in March cut deep. It cut a proud coach. It cut a proud Michigan State basketball program. UConn's greatest joy would give the returning Spartan players their greatest pain and...
  • Michigan State defeats Louisville in overtime, advance to Final Four

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. Michigan State and Louisville both looked to be in control at different points of Sunday's East Regional final, but it all shook out as billed a toss-up game that came down to the very end. It took 5 extra minutes, in fact, to decide...
  • NCAA tournament: Duke, Michigan State, Gonzaga, Louisville advance to Elite 8

    NCAA tournament: Duke, Michigan State, Gonzaga, Louisville advance to Elite 8
    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...
  • Michigan State vs. Louisville: How the teams match up for NCAA East Regional final

    Michigan State vs. Louisville: How the teams match up for NCAA East Regional final
    WHO: No. 7 Michigan State (26-11) vs. No. 4 Louisville (27-8) WHAT: NCAA East regional final, Sunday, 11:20 a.m. WHERE: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. TV: CBS. UPDATE: Between Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo and Louisville Coach Rick Pitino, there are...
  • Louisville beats NC State 75-65; on to Elite 8

    Montrezl Harrell is not ready for the end of his college career at Louisville just yet. Anton Gill helped make sure it continues at least one more game. Harrell scored 24 points, Gill keyed a late-game surge with seven points off the bench, and...
  • Louisville ends NC State's run with 75-65 victory

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. The door was open in the East Region for N.C. State to make history, but the Wolfpack couldn't walk through it. Louisville wouldn't let it. Junior forward Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points to lead Louisville into the Elite Eight for the...
  • Three No. 1 seeds , including unbeaten Kentucky, still alive

    When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs to win four of those games to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. The Wildcats improved to 36-0...
  • Louisville back to Sweet 16 with 66-53 victory over No Iowa

    Early exit or Final Four — Louisville coach Rick Pitino said he wouldn't be surprised by either this season. Well, how 'bout another Sweet 16 for the Cardinals, a team the coach doesn't compare with his best but refuses to give up on, either....