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  • In 'Requiem for the Big East,' the wrong kind of March Madness

    In 'Requiem for the Big East,' the wrong kind of March Madness
    NEW YORK —   Any college basketball fan worth their bracket fee will recall the many glorious years of the Big East, from the colorful '80's teams of John Thompson and Lou Carnesecca to, in recent years, the highly competitive games between the...
  • Mark Story: Louisville-Kentucky rivalry aside, try to appreciate the treat of living in THE basketball state

    INDIANAPOLIS Blue and Red will always be our state's oil and water. Cats vs. Cards. "Out in the state" vs. the big city. In recent years, "Players first" vs. "Louisville first." For the second time in three years, the commonwealth's signature sports...
  • Tennessee says no to the naysayers

    Since Wichita State's NCAA tournament is over, perhaps the Tennessee men's basketball team can borrow its popular "Play Angry" motto. Not only would the phrase fit the Vols' frame of mind as of late, it would also remind them of their nine-point loss...
  • Re-seeding a NCAA Sweet 16 devoid of area teams

    A bit of office banter Tuesday: This marks the first year since 2005 that a Kansas or Missouri school didn't reach the Sweet 16. That was the year Bucknell knocked out Kansas in the first round, and Missouri and Kansas State didn't make the NCAA...
  • Louisville and Kentucky debate consequences of a tightly called game

    INDIANAPOLIS The most important people in the Kentucky-Louisville Sweet 16 game Friday night might not be wearing blue or red. They might be wearing black and white. The referees loom large. A loosely called game in which, as basketball parlance terms...
  • Gators' No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed could be more burden than boost

    Gators' No. 1 NCAA Tournament seed could be more burden than boost
    Whatever happens during Sunday's SEC Tournament final against Kentucky, the Florida Gators are a lock for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. No surprise there. In fact, ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi said Saturday night the top-ranked Gators (31-2)...
  • Wichita State is 34-0 after beating Indiana State for conference title

    Wichita State is 34-0 after beating Indiana State for conference title
    ST. LOUIS -- Fred VanVleet scored 22 points including several key baskets late to lead another strong ensemble effort and No. 2 Wichita State remained the nation's lone unbeaten after defeating Indiana State, 83-69, on Sunday in the Missouri Valley...
  • Preview: Kentucky vs. Louisville

    In a matchup with seemingly endless storylines, Louisville and Kentucky face off Friday in Indianapolis with a berth in the Elite Eight of the Midwest Regional on the line. For starters, the Cardinals and Wildcats have won the last two national...
  • Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws

    Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws
    Only the very best teams in college basketball have advanced to the NCAA tournament's round of 16. Take Dayton versus Stanford in the South Regional … please. Dayton finished fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference and absorbed a 26-point loss this...
  • John Clay: With Madness down to 16 teams, math guru still doesn't like Cats' title chances . . .

    Random notes: Noted mathematician and presidential prognosticator Nate Silver, now with ESPN, gives Kentucky a 32 percent chance of beating Louisville on Friday night in the Midwest Regional semifinal. Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog says UK has a 17...
  • Penn State ready for Florida in NCAA women's tourney

    UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State and Florida were all set to meet each other this season. The two teams were on the opposite sides of the same bracket at the Junkanoo Jam tournament in the Bahamas over the Thanksgiving break. The Lady Lions did their part...