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  • 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...
  • Vahe Gregorian: Even in defeat, Shockers' final game lived up to hype and then some

    ST. LOUIS This was a "wonderful" and "fantastic" game, the coach said, after the latest moment of the "magic carpet ride" his players created. "The joy that they brought us all year long," he added, "will live with me forever." These aren't the sorts of...
  • Mark Story: Kentucky's young stars rising in the spotlight

    LEXINGTON, Ky. The 2013-14 college basketball season might have started off as "The Year of the Freshman," but the narrative that was emerging for the 2014 NCAA was "The Flop of the Freshman." Duke's Jabari Parker slogged through a 4-of-14 shooting...
  • Family and basketball come together for Wiggins brothers during NCAA Tournament

    ST. LOUIS They grew up in a quiet suburb outside Toronto, a place where you had to work to care about the NCAA Tournament. It's not that all Canadians were averse to brackets or watching wall-to-wall basketball for a few days in March. Drama is drama, no...
  • Wichita State's VanVleet a warrior on the court

    WICHITA, Kan. Fred VanVleet swears the kid was 7 feet tall. Joe Danforth, his stepdad and coach at the time, said the eighth-grader was 6-8, maybe 6-9. VanVleet was an undersized fifth-grader playing up on his older brothers' team in an eighth-grade...
  • Matchup capsules for NCAA Tournament games of Friday

    MIDWEST REGIONAL At Raleigh, N.C. No. 14 Mercer vs. No. 3 Duke, 11:15 a.m. (CBS) Mercer is back in the field for the first time since 1985, defeating last year's darling, Florida Gulf Coast, in the Atlantic Sun title game. Duke is looking to return...
  • Wichita State's true test set to begin

    ST. LOUIS Wichita State put up billboards claiming St. Louis as Shocker Nation. They went up, ringing the downtown area around Scottrade Center, for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, and stayed up for this weekend. It's one thing to call your...
  • Wichita State's Ron Baker � from walk-on to undefeated

    ST. LOUIS Ron Baker an introvert? That's one of the words Wichita State assistant basketball coach Chris Jans uses to describe the Shockers' 6-foot-3 sophomore from Scott City, Kan. And Baker himself doesn't deny his more sedate side. "I keep to...
  • 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...
  • Kentucky freshmen can make their mark on Sunday

    ST. LOUIS Andrew Harrison could be the poster child for nervous freshmen in the NCAA Tournament. His first taste of March Madness was filled with jitters, and everyone at the Scottrade Center could tell. Because of a rare pregame technical foul...