| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:39 PM
The rallying cry in West Coast Conference basketball?
Same as usual: Break up Gonzaga.
Gonzaga men's and women's teams swept the conference regular-season championships and are heavy favorites to repeat in the WCC postseason tournament as it begins...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:47 PM
Midwest is toughest
The toughest? Louisville's Midwest. The Cardinals have Duke at No. 2, Michigan State at No. 3, Missouri at No. 9. Memphis, which tore through Conference USA, is a No. 6.
Next, I'd go with the East...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 2:25 PM
VCU versus Michigan in suburban Detroit. North Carolina against Kansas in Kansas City. A Duke-Louisville rematch in Indianapolis. North Carolina State encountering preseason No. 1 Indiana.
Much of the regional contingent in the NCAA basketball...
| Mar 3, 2013
RICHMOND — VCU ambushed Florida Gulf Coast, Winthrop and Stetson in November. Come December, the Rams ravaged Western Kentucky, Longwood and Fairleigh Dickinson. Since New Year's, East Tennessee State, Duquesne and George Washington have drowned...
| Feb 28, 2013
RICHMOND — Spike Lee strolled into a VCU basketball practice last week. The renowned filmmaker, hoops maven and Reggie Miller foil was speaking on campus and wanted to check out coach Shaka Smart's Rams.
"All of a sudden it went from a good...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:55 PM
When VCU and Butler clashed at the 2011 Final Four, a popular story line was how long their respective coaches would stick around.
The Rams’ Shaka Smart was in his second season and had led them on the most improbable run in tournament history,...
| Dec 9, 2012
Top-ranked Mount St. Joseph basketball faced a determined Bullis School in the semifinals of the Gonzaga D.C. Classic on Saturday night.
The Gaels and the Bulldogs traded leads throughout the first three quarters until St. Joe pulled away in the fourth...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:54 PM
PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Missouri State played an even second half with undefeated Gonzaga here Tuesday night, but a 16-0 run by the Bulldogs midway through the game was the difference in an 80-66 setback in the opening round of the Hardwood...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 5:13 PM
•Cornell coach Ben DeLuca would not comment on the status of injured superstar Rob Pannell after the Big Red's 12-6 win against Syracuse on Tuesday.
Pannell had surgery in early March for a broken bone in his foot. The injury typically sidelines...
| Mar 26, 2012
— The Notre Dame women's basketball team sent a quick message to its wannabe Cinderella opponent in Sunday's NCAA tournament game at PNC Arena: Glass slippers are for fairy tales, not for the Sweet 16.
The top-seeded Irish bullied their way through...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Connecticut defeated Butler in last season’s national championship game. My bracket had the Huskies losing to Bucknell, the Bulldogs to Old Dominion — both one-and-done.
Suffice to say I had no pool winnings to report to the IRS.