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  • Don't believe NCAA tournament conspiracy theories

    Don't believe NCAA tournament conspiracy theories
    At least one ACC team has reached the NCAA tournament's regional finals each of the last seven years, and 36 of the last 40. Pressure's on, Virginia. The lone team standing among the ACC's six tournament qualifiers, the Cavaliers face Michigan State...
  • UConn's Garden Highlights

    The winner of seven Big East tournaments at Madison Square Garden, UConn has been making memories in New York for decades. As the Huskies return to MSG for the NCAA's Sweet 16, a look back at some significant games in the arena. March 20, 1951: In the...
  • Five Fun NCAA Tournament Facts

    The NCAA Tournament is perhaps the most fan-friendly sporting event of the year and has terrific fan involvement (how's your bracket?). Here are five trivial-but-cool NCAA facts as we wait for UConn to play Iowa State in its Sweet 16 game Friday night....
  • Count Oscar Robertson Among Shabazz Napier's Admirers

    NEW YORK – Oscar Robertson is one of the great names in basketball history, but he is not a bronze statue, not a hazy figure on a grainy old film. He's 76, but still solidly built, and can take over a room as surely as he used to take over games....
  • Mazzante's return to Hershey for state finals brought back a lot of memories; and not all were good

    While playing at Penn State, Kelly Mazzante scored the most points by a male or female in Big Ten history — 2,919. She went on to play in the WNBA for parts of seven seasons and was a member of two WNBA title teams. She even played in Russia,...
  • Women's Sweet 16 Team Previews

    The regional finals of the NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament will be played this weekend in Lincoln, Neb., South Bend, Ind., Palo Alto, Calif., and Louisville, Ky. Here's a look at how the brackets break down. LINCOLN UConn: The Huskies will...
  • Madison Square Garden A Special Place In UConn History

    Madison Square Garden A Special Place In UConn History
    — Vin Yokabaskas has been ailing recently and confined to bed, but he couldn't pass up the chance to relive that special day one more time. "Well, it was the most exciting day of my life," said Yokabaskas, 84, as tears began to run down his...
  • Handle With Care: Shabazz Among UConn's Greatest Guards

    Handle With Care: Shabazz Among UConn's Greatest Guards
    NEW YORK — The names jump off the pages of the UConn record book, some from the distant past and some cashing NBA paychecks this season. There are prolific scorers such as Wes Bialosuknia in the 1960s, Tony Hanson in the 1970s, Ray Allen in the...
  • Anybody Notice Which College Team Has Foothold In New York?

    Anybody Notice Which College Team Has Foothold In New York?
    NEW YORK — Each has a story to tell and all of them paid a lot of dollars to tell it. Yet in the end, the message that their passion sends is the same: Hey, John Swofford! Hey Jim Delany! Hey, ACC, Big Ten and the other power brokers in college...
  • BYU's Judkins, A Former Celtic, Says Geno Could Coach Men

    LINCOLN, Neb. – BYU coach Jeff Judkins was drafted by the Celtics in the second round of the 1978 NBA draft. You might remember their first-round pick that season: Larry Bird. And after his NBA playing career ended, he served the Utah men (and Rick...
  • Teel Time: Scouting report on future ACC tournament site Barclays Center

    Teel Time: Scouting report on future ACC tournament site Barclays Center
    NEW YORK – The B train rolled out of Herald Square shortly after noon Friday. One OMG, five stops and 21 minutes later, I stood in front of Barclays Center, home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and site of the 2017 and ’18 ACC basketball...