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  • Lafayette draws Villanova in first round

    Lafayette draws Villanova in first round
    The players went wild, standing and cheering their selection to college basketball's ultimate destination. The veteran coach, though he too stood and cheered the news, cringed for just a quick moment. Lafayette College, the Patriot League champions,...
  • Breaking down the NCAA West Region

    Breaking down the NCAA West Region
    Get to know No. 1: Nobody takes better care of the ball than Wisconsin. That's the Badgers' trademark. What stands out about this season's Badgers is how they couple explosive plays with precision plays. Frank Kaminsky headlines, but forwards Sam Dekker...
  • Breaking down the NCAA East Region

    Breaking down the NCAA East Region
    Get to know No. 1: Villanova has put together a 15-game winning streak against the nation's 25th-toughest schedule and won the Big East tournament. The Wildcats have a top-five offense and top-15 defense in efficiency ratings. Daniel Ochefu is the post...
  • Indiana sends five teams to NCAA tournament

    Indiana sends five teams to NCAA tournament
    Indiana believes it plays the best basketball in the Midwest. This year, five schools will have a chance to prove it. Butler, Indiana, Notre Dame, Purdue and Valparaiso were all placed in the NCAA Tournament's 16-team Midwest Region, ending any...
  • For Villanova, success means continuing the March

    For Villanova, success means continuing the March
    IN THE 2007-08 season, a Villanova team that started 13-3 lost five straight games from Jan. 23 to Feb. 4. All were by double digits, two to teams that wouldn't make the NCAA Tournament. The last was a 22-pointer to Saint Joseph's at the Palestra....
  • Kentucky Tops AP Poll For Entire Season

    Kentucky, the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, is the first team since Duke in 1991-92 to hold the No. 1 spot in the AP poll for the entire season. The Wildcats, who were a unanimous No. 1 for the last seven polls and 11 weeks overall, are the...
  • UConn Tickets Available

    The UConn-South Florida game Thursday drew 5,400 to the XL Center, UConn-Cincinnati about 9,500. "I'd say we're satisfied with attendance," Aresco said, just before the start of the UConn-Tulsa semfinal game on Saturday, when it looked as if about 12,...
  • Why Virginia still could deserve a No. 1 NCAA tournament seed

    Why Virginia still could deserve a No. 1 NCAA tournament seed
    Amid all the chatter of whether ACC semifinal losses Friday might have cost Virginia and/or Duke No. 1 NCAA tournament seeds, more than one sage acquaintance asked the following: Other than prestige for the program and bragging rights for fans, is there...
  • Saturday's local interest college basketball: Va. Wesleyan upends No. 1 Randolph-Macon to reach D-III semis; VCU rolls into A-10 final

    Part of the reason Randolph-Macon had ascended to the nation's top ranking in Division III was its three consecutive victories against Virginia Wesleyan. But when it mattered most, the Marlins upended the Yellow Jackets -- on R-MC's home court in...
  • Notre Dame tops North Carolina to take ACC tournament championship

    Notre Dame tops North Carolina to take ACC tournament championship
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The clock hit zero, the confetti floated and the streamers cascaded through the air. But before the commotion took over the Greensboro Coliseum floor, Notre Dame senior guard Jerian Grant and coach Mike Brey found each other...
  • Shannon Ryan's top 4 seeds, last 4 in, first 4 out for NCAA tournament

    Shannon Ryan's top 4 seeds, last 4 in, first 4 out for NCAA tournament
    Predicted top four seeds in NCAA tournament 1. Kentucky: Not that this deserves an explanation, but the undefeated Wildcats own the nation's top RPI. Not only have the Wildcats gone 33-0, they have won convincingly against 10 top-50 RPI teams. 2....