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  • A guide to the NCAA Tournament's regional rounds

    A guide to the NCAA Tournament's regional rounds
    Kentucky still has a shot at history. Tom Izzo has Michigan State on another deep March run. Former mid-major monsters Gonzaga and Wichita State are still going strong. OK, so maybe we won't get to see another celebratory fall by Georgia State's Ron...
  • UCLA has made historic trips to Houston before

    UCLA has made historic trips to Houston before
    UCLA faces Gonzaga in the South Regional semifinals at NRG Stadium in Houston on Friday. The Bruins have made two previous significant trips to the city for games in cavernous football stadiums. One was big for the Bruins. One was even bigger for...
  • 6 teams with 10 or more losses most ever to reach Sweet 16

    The NCAA Tournament has never had so many teams with so many losses make it so far. Six of the regional semifinalists have 10 or more losses, including three with 13. The reaction around college basketball has been a collective shrug. There simply are...
  • NCAA tournament Week 1 is hardly garden-variety as seeds get scattered

    This year's NCAA field was not trimmed, from 68 to 16, as much as it was hacked with garden shears. The East saw its top seedlings turned into compost. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: NCAA tournament: In the March 23 Sports section, a column about Week 1...
  • NCAA Tournament is pure March Madness for all the wrong reasons

    NCAA Tournament is pure March Madness for all the wrong reasons
    Joey Ptasinski didn't enjoy the 200-mile trip to American last month. The Lafayette shooting guard didn't like missing six of the nine 3-pointers he took during that game and hates losing. But what made the trek to Washington, D.C. unfavorable was that...
  • Linebacker Lokeni Toailoa commits to UCLA over USC

    Linebacker Lokeni Toailoa commits to UCLA over USC
    UCLA defeated USC – for now -- in a recruiting battle for Rialto Carter High linebacker Lokeni Toailoa, who announced his verbal commitment to the Bruins on Monday. Toailoa’s father wore a UCLA hat and a USC shirt to the ceremony. “I...
  • Three No. 1 seeds , including unbeaten Kentucky, still alive

    When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs to win four of those games to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976. The Wildcats improved to 36-0...
  • Duke back to form in NCAA tournament after lifeless loss

    Duke back to form in NCAA tournament after lifeless loss
    Mike Krzyzewski sounded more confused than angry after his Duke team lost to Notre Dame in the ACC tournament semifinals. Watching the somnolent Blue Devils, he said, "was like an out-of-body experience." Tempering Krzyzewski's reaction to the 74-64...
  • UCLA must be on guard on many fronts against Gonzaga's stellar offense

    UCLA must be on guard on many fronts against Gonzaga's stellar offense
    Before UCLA's practice Tuesday, Coach Steve Alford wryly noted the choice he has on how to defend against Gonzaga, the Bruins' opponent in the South regional semifinals Friday. You can slow the Bulldogs down, he said, just as San Diego did twice this...
  • Against UCLA, Zags get a chance to revisit one of their darkest NCAA moments

    Why? Why did J.P. Batista raise the ball over his head instead of muscling it to his chest? Why didn't he pass it to Derek Raivio? The answers to those, and a lot of other questions, are lost to the darkest pages of Gonzaga basketball history. As...
  • The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament

     The unsung heroes of the NCAA tournament
    Their job is to make the head coach look good. And to leave opposing players in tears. When the brackets are revealed on Selection Sunday, the players celebrate. Parents make travel plans. Head coaches knock out media responsibilities. The assistants in...