| Mar 30, 2015
| 8:55 PM
ALBANY — Before there could be Tennessee, there had to be Dayton. Before there can be a resolution on whether there will be a Final Four in Indianapolis in 2016, there was the small matter of getting to the Final Four in Tampa, Fla., in 2015....
| Mar 29, 2015
| 6:11 PM
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The loss to UConn last year on the final Sunday in March cut deep. It cut a proud coach. It cut a proud Michigan State basketball program. UConn's greatest joy would give the returning Spartan players their greatest pain and...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 4:52 PM
ALBANY — The year was 1985 and the NCAA women's Final Four was in Austin. Geno Auriemma remembers arriving at the University of Texas, looking around and thinking, "They have buildings bigger than our campus. It's another world."
| Mar 28, 2015
| 2:43 PM
For the third time in five years, Shabazz Napier will be at the Final Four.
If nothing else, that should have the Miami Heat rookie point guard in an NCAA Tournament state of mind these days.
"I've been watching it," Napier said after...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 4:27 PM
ALBANY — There were stretches in the last 12 minutes of the first half and again in the first 10 minutes of the second half when all you could do was sit there, shake your head and wonder.
Does it get any better than this? Can it get any better...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 7:45 PM
Through the first weekend, the NCAA men's basketball tournament is producing large TV numbers, some of the biggest ever. CBS and Turner were beaming about the ratings in a release.
Game coverage on CBS won Saturday night's Nielsens and the strong...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 4:44 AM
STORRS — On her final night at Gampel Pavilion, the great sharpshooter, the greatest in the history of women's college basketball, hit five more three-pointers.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has 386 threes for her career now and is within seven of...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 7:41 AM
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...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 9:57 PM
STORRS — If this had been the NCAA Tournament, Ryan Boatright would have played. If UConn hadn't been so maddeningly inconsistent this season, or if the Huskies had somehow run off four wins in four days in the AAC Tournament, yes, Boatright would...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 9:15 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 7:24 PM
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.