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  • 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...
  • Darrun Hilliard, Villanova men's basketball team earn No. 1 seed in East Region

    Darrun Hilliard, Villanova men's basketball team earn No. 1 seed in East Region
    VILLANOVA — Darrun Hilliard has received plenty of support from Lehigh Valley basketball fans during his playing days. He hopes those backers don't turn against him this week. Hilliard, a Bethlehem native and Liberty High graduate, was among the...
  • NCAA tournament preview: South Region

    NCAA tournament preview: South Region
    A preview of the NCAA tournament's South Regional. FRIDAY :: CHARLOTTE 1 Duke (29-4, at-large) vs. 16 Play-in winner (see matchup below) The Blue Devils fell to Notre Dame in the ACC tournament but still remain close to home as a top seed....
  • 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...
  • To NCAA selection committee, top leagues' teams look good

    The NCAA Tournament selection committee's members don't realize how many teams from each conference made the field until they see the graphic on TV after the bracket announcement. Scott Barnes, the committee's chairman, insisted that Sunday when asked...
  • 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....
  • Oliver Purnell resigns as men's basketball coach at DePaul

    Oliver Purnell resigns as men's basketball coach at DePaul
    Oliver Purnell said last week he had “every intention” of returning as DePaul men’s basketball coach next season. But Saturday, Purnell resigned after posting a 54-105 overall record and going 15-65 in the Big East in five seasons....