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  • Little things mean a lot to DePaul's Centrese McGee

     Little things mean a lot to DePaul's Centrese McGee
    DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno calls senior guard Centrese McGee the "quintessential garbage player." "That's a compliment," Bruno said. And McGee takes it that way. "Most people don't like to do the dirty work — getting...
  • Broadcaster Bill Raftery finally to be in Final Four spotlight

    Broadcaster Bill Raftery finally to be in Final Four spotlight
    If the NCAA tournament follows its usual script, it will deliver several feel-good stories on the court in the upcoming three weeks. However, a heartwarmer also will occur at the broadcast table. After more than three decades as one of college...
  • DePaul needs a young, energetic coach who can establish identity

    DePaul needs a young, energetic coach who can establish identity
    Before DePaul can judge any short list of potential basketball coaches, perhaps university President Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider needs to re-evaluate the person making it. Athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto offers DePaul 40 years of institutional...
  • Kentucky and UCLA separated by more than brackets in NCAA tournament

    Kentucky and UCLA separated by more than brackets in NCAA tournament
    It was two different Selection Sundays for the two greatest men's college basketball programs in the history of the NCAA tournament. First off, one of the teams was anointed, not selected. Kentucky, winner of eight national titles, earned the top...
  • Daniel Hamilton Plays On In Grandmother's Memory

    Daniel Hamilton Plays On In Grandmother's Memory
    HARTFORD — Daniel Hamilton watched Ryan Boatright hit that crossover three-pointer on Octavius Ellis with two-tenths of a second left Friday night to beat Cincinnati, and the freshman from Los Angeles just couldn't contain himself. Hamilton picked...
  • UConn Corners Market In Clutch Tournament Guards

    UConn Corners Market In Clutch Tournament Guards
    HARTFORD — Maybe he didn't break Octavius Ellis' ankles as badly as Kemba Walker broke Gary McGhee's ankles. But make no mistake: Ryan Boatright broke Cincinnati's heart Friday night every bit as much as Kemba broke Pittsburgh's heart at Madison...
  • Boatright, Scorned, Looks To Prove 'Em Wrong

    Boatright, Scorned, Looks To Prove 'Em Wrong
    HARTFORD — This is Hartford. This isn't Memphis. This is 2015. This isn't 2014. Nobody got a Gibson guitar Thursday as a reward for being named American Athletic Conference coach of the year the way Cincinnati's Mick Cronin did last year. Heck,...
  • Fair or foul? Big Ten coaches concur on double-bye format

    Fair or foul? Big Ten coaches concur on double-bye format
    Big Ten basketball coaches will debate into the night whether players should be afforded a sixth foul, the proper duration of the shot clock and the latest incarnation of the block/charge call. But ask about the Big Ten tournament's new double-bye...
  • Big Ten facing crucial decisions about its TV future

    Big Ten facing crucial decisions about its TV future
    The Big Ten Tournament has a nifty network threesome when it comes to television this week. Three networks -- CBS, ESPN, and the Big Ten Network -- will provide extensive coverage. The more, the merrier from the perspective of Commissioner Jim Delany....
  • Virginia well-prepared for NCAA tournament rhythms

    To reach the Sweet 16, make the Final Four and hoist a national championship trophy, a college basketball team must discover its inner Madison Bumgarner. The task: Perform at peak level against elite opposition on darn little rest. Such are the NCAA...
  • Virginia Tech faces toughest week of trying basketball season

    Virginia Tech faces toughest week of trying basketball season
    Virginia Tech just concluded its second stretch of three consecutive ACC road games, a burden no other league team has shouldered this basketball season. This week figures to be more taxing. For only the second time in program history, the Hokies face...