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  • Dayton not at home this time, but might as well have been

    The game was 70 miles from Dayton's campus, but it might as well have been across the street. Cheered by a loud, partisan crowd from just down I-70, Dayton rolled past Providence 66-53 on Friday night to grab another NCAA Tournament victory and move on...
  • Looking Back At The Dream Season: Burrell Made Best Pass Ever

    Looking Back At The Dream Season: Burrell Made Best Pass Ever
    To celebrate the silver anniversary of the UConn men's 1989-90 Dream Season, The Courant will be looking at players and coaches who helped make that team special. Stories will appear periodically throughout the season. HAMDEN — A play was drawn up,...
  • NCAA faces empty seats at women's basketball tournament

    NCAA faces empty seats at women's basketball tournament
    University of Maryland sophomore Lexie Brown has visited dozens of basketball arenas but had never experienced a din like the one created by 14,000 bellowing, stomping, red-and-black-clad Louisville Cardinals fans who "made their floor shake" during an...
  • St. Francis Should Have Its Hands Full With Well-Rested UConn

    St. Francis Should Have Its Hands Full With Well-Rested UConn
    STORRS — Being a student athlete is tough enough for most kids without the added pressure placed on those who play women's basketball for UConn. Accomplishments considered historic by some, like Saturday's first NCAA Tournament game ever for St....
  • DePaul advances to meet Notre Dame in second round of NCAA tournament

     DePaul advances to meet Notre Dame in second round of NCAA tournament
    SOUTH BEND — The holes that the DePaul women's basketball team dug itself into kept getting deeper and deeper. The Blue Demons were down by eight early in the game, 11 at halftime and 15 five minutes into the second half against Minnesota. But...
  • The Other Game In Storrs: A Battle of New Jersey

    The Other Game In Storrs: A Battle of New Jersey
    STORRS —- C. Vivian Stringer first led Rutgers into Gampel Pavilion 19 years ago, during her first season as coach at New Jersey's state university. The bus rides from New Jersey to Connecticut were routine for Stringer and her players. UConn...
  • No. 1 seed Villanova rolls to 93-52 win over Lafayette

    No. 1 seed Villanova rolls to 93-52 win over Lafayette
    PITTSBURGH — Without a hint of doubt, Villanova flexed its top-seeded muscle and showed why President Barack Obama picked the Wildcats to reach the NCAA Tournament title game, thumping Lafayette 93-52 on Thursday night. Thirty years after stunning...
  • Robinson company DVSport gives NCAA referees another set of eyes in tournament

    For the first time, NCAA basketball officials will use instant replay of high-definition video to review calls during the March Madness tournament. It will be in use for all men's and women's games, including the men's games that started Thursday and...
  • Big Ten could face choice between Fox Sports 1, ESPN

    Big Ten could face choice between Fox Sports 1, ESPN
    Last week, I wrote a column about the Big Ten’s upcoming negotiations on a TV deal and how the conference might have a choice between staying with ESPN or going with Fox Sports 1 on the cable side. It detailed the risks of leaving the broad reach of...
  • Butler set for Hoosier showdown with Notre Dame; Nova romps

    Notre Dame won first, then Butler. All that's missing in Saturday's all-Hoosier showdown is Jimmy Chitwood telling Norman Dale, "I'll make it." Villanova has a date with North Carolina State in a matchup between two 1980s NCAA Tournament darlings who...
  • NCAA tournament women's capsules —Northwestern, DePaul, Notre Dame

    NCAA tournament women's capsules —Northwestern, DePaul, Notre Dame
    Northwestern (7) vs. Arkansas (10) TV: 11 a.m. Friday at Waco, Texas, ESPN2. Winner plays: at 1:30 p.m. Sunday vs. Baylor (2)-Northwestern State (15) winner. Quick look: Can the team that finished fourth in the Big Ten regular season beat the...