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  • Teel Time: VCU and CAA poised for continued NCAA tournament success

    Teel Time: VCU and CAA poised for continued NCAA tournament success
    VCU and the Colonial Athletic Association came oh-so-close to history this basketball season. One more stop Saturday night against Indiana, or one more three, and the Rams would have reached the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16 for the second...
  • Busted brackets, sneaky good underdogs remain part of NCAA tournament's charm

    Busted brackets, sneaky good underdogs remain part of NCAA tournament's charm
    The champions of the ACC, Big 12, Pacific 12 and Southeastern Conference are done. As are Duke and Connecticut. As is my bracket — more on that bloodletting in a moment. First, some reflections on the NCAA tournament's first weekend and the...
  • Local college basketball roundup: William and Mary falls to George Mason late

    Just when it looked like William and Mary's winning streak would reach four games, back came George Mason. Sophomore center Erik Copes made a jumper with 1 second remaining, giving Mason a 60-58 victory in a Colonial Athletic Association game Saturday...
  • Teel Time: Shaka Smart talks conference affiliation and why he's still at VCU

    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,...
  • Teel Time: A-10 commissioner braces with Butler, Xavier reportedly joining Catholic 7

    Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade smiled wryly when asked Saturday if someone might declare a cease-fire from college sports’ relentless conference realignment raids. “If there is a call,” she said, “I haven't gotten...
  • Teel Time: ACC's New York party fuels talk of playing basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden

    Madison Square Garden has tradition and the buzz of Broadway. The Barclays Center has state-of-the-art amenities and trendy Brooklyn. So which is the preferred and more likely destination for the ACC basketball tournament’s inevitable debut north of...
  • Now time for the big question: Is Florida State a Final Four team?

     
    ATLANTA — First, apologies for a bit of an absence on the Chopping Block this afternoon. As you probably know, it's been a pretty busy day here in the capital city of the Peach State. There has been a lot of Florida State news to gather and we've...
  • Who are the Bonnies? Meet FSU Tourney foe St. Bonaventure

     
    When they saw Florida State's opening-round NCAA Tournament draw Sunday night, many Seminoles fans' first reaction probably was, “St. Bona-who?” (If you were unable to watch games other than FSU's on Sunday, you probably really asked that...
  • Tale of the tape: Quick look at the FSU-St. Bonaventure matchup

     
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For the first time in a long time, Olean, N.Y. has returned to the NBA map. This season, the quiet western New York town has become a primo destination spot for scouts looking to acquire a player deemed one of college basketball's...
  • NCAA Tournament pro, FSU believes previous experiences help

     
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When he sat down Thursday afternoon for his pre-NCAA Tournament news conference in the belly of Bridgestone Arena, Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said something for the first time since postseason play began for the...
  • Xavier a significant challenge for Lehigh

     
    So, Lehigh fans, you thought Duke a was big challenge and all that stands in the way of a trip to the Sweet 16 in Atlanta is a mere 40 minutes against Xavier. Well, Mountain Hawks faithful, those 40 minutes......