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  • 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...
  • Sideline Chatter: In case you got stuck in the NCAA Tournament time warp

    Two sure signs you're watching your first NCAA Tournament after 30 years lost in the jungle: There's more cloth in the players' shorts than there is in their jerseys. The Sweet 16 team they're calling Cinderella is, uh ... UCLA. Headlines At...
  • A look at the NCAA's Sweet 16 matchups

    After upsets galore on Thursday, the NCAA Tournament has arrived at the Sweet 16 without any small-conference Cinderellas. Fourteen of the teams that will be playing on the second weekend are from power conferences, led by a record-tying five teams...
  • Wichita State back in Sweet 16 for second time in 3 years

    Wichita State should know how to avoid distractions by now. When the NCAA Tournament field was first set, all anybody wanted to talk about was the Shockers finally getting a shot at Kansas. Nobody wanted to mention that they first had to take care of...
  • Wichita State, Wisconsin survive in Omaha, head to Sweet 16

    Wichita State spent so much emotion to get to the Sweet 16, the question is how much the Shockers have left for Notre Dame on Thursday in Cleveland. For Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, the concern is energy. More than one Wichita State player called the...
  • Shockers beat Jayhawks 78-65 in NCAA Tournament showdown

    The boys from Wichita State had been hearing it in text messages from friends, and on social media from total strangers: Don't let the chance to stick it to Kansas slip away. The Shockers would never dream of it. Finally getting a chance to play the...
  • INSIDE THE MADNESS: SDSU takes on stomach bug; curtain back

    Notes and tidbits from around the NCAA Tournament on Sunday: ___ SAN DIEGO STATE BATTLES STOMACH BUG, NOT JUST DUKE San Diego State's battling a lot more than just Duke and star freshman Jahlil Okafor. Team spokesman Mike May said several players...
  • Deuces fall: Kansas, Virginia picked off Sweet 16 path

    Jahlil Okafor powered Duke into the Sweet 16. No such luck for a pair of No. 2 seeds in Kansas and Virginia. Kansas lost to Wichita State in a victory for an upstart school thirsting for a shot against the Jayhawks. And Michigan State continued its March...
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. US EXPANDS EFFORTS TO ARM, TRAIN IRAQI FORCES The increased American military assistance comes as Iraq's military struggles to recover from its...
  • 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...
  • Despite plenty of upsets in NCAA tournament, Kentucky plows on

    Despite plenty of upsets in NCAA tournament, Kentucky plows on
    Out of more than 11.57 million brackets in an ESPN-sponsored NCAA tournament challenge, only one remained intact after the opening round of games. That tells a small picture of a typically March-like opening to March Madness. The means for bracket...