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  • NCAA champ Villanova will get Friday parade in Philadelphia

    Villanova will get a championship parade Friday in Philadelphia.


  • Inside-outside job lifts Tar Heels to 83-66 win over Orange

    Marcus Paige made three 3-pointers in the second half to help North Carolina get untracked from long range and stifle a Syracuse rally for an 83-66 victory that moved the …


  • Arena notebook: Saint Joseph’s Hawk still unflappable

    As St. Joseph’s faced Oregon in the second round of the NCAA tournament, the Hawk did what makes him one of the more famous mascots in college sports: flapping his …


  • Duke rallies from nine-point deficit to defeat Wisconsin for NCAA men’s basketball championship

    INDIANAPOLIS – Call them freshmen, but do not call them kids. Led by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s talented group of youngsters played like salty old pros down the …


  • Ex-GU star Santangelo: It’s easy to root for this team

    HOUSTON – The celebrating was done. Back at their hotel, the Gonzaga Bulldogs had already turned their thoughts to Duke and the 40 minutes that stand between them and the …


  • Gonzaga has rematch with UCLA, this time in Sweet 16

    When the NCAA men’s 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 …


  • San Diego fires former GU assistant Bill Grier

    Bill Grier coached San Diego to an upset of UConn in the 2008 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, his first season as Toreros coach. It never got better than that for …


  • BYU returns to Dayton with fond memories

    BYU is back in the building where it pulled off the biggest comeback in NCAA men’s basketball tournament history. The Cougars (25-9) play Mississippi (20-12) in a first-round game tonight …


  • UConn gets last laugh vs. Kentucky

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. The guys who stuck around at UConn ended up with the last laugh and a pretty …


  • First Four? Try Sweet 16

    DAYTON, Ohio – For the last 14 years, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament has started with play-in games and the First Four at the University of Dayton Arena. The home …


  • NCAA apologizes to Aggies over travel policy

    SAN DIEGO – The NCAA apologized to New Mexico State and said it will evaluate its travel policy after the Aggies had to fly home in the middle of the …


  • Xavier right at home

    Get on an interstate, drive less than an hour, play in an arena that’s been a mainstay on your schedule. Seems like Xavier has a built-in advantage for its opening …


  • A-10 deserving of six in field

    RICHMOND, Va. – Shaka Smart isn’t amused by people taking shots at the strength of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Virginia Commonwealth men’s basketball coach said on Monday the A-10 …


  • Books like Spartans

    There will be 1,000 people lined up early Thursday morning to get a seat at the Las Vegas Hilton sports book for the start of the NCAA tournament, and most …


  • NCAA major conference roundup: Friars claim Big East title

    Bryce Cotton scored 23 points to help Providence win its first Big East tournament title since 1994 with a great defensive effort against Doug McDermott and No. 14 Creighton (26-7) …


  • First Four host site Dayton set to potentially receive home game

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – In an effort to make it a fair contest, men’s teams can’t play on their home court during the NCAA tournament. At least, that’s the goal. The …


  • Louisville rallies past Florida for Final Four berth

    PHOENIX – Once upon a time, Billy Donovan took Rick Pitino on an improbable ride to the Final Four. Twenty-five years later, Pitino is heading back after another unbelievable run …


  • North Carolina beats Ohio 73-65

    ST. LOUIS – The last of the little guys gave North Carolina a massive scare. Harrison Barnes scored five of his 12 points in overtime and the top-seeded Tar Heels …


  • Jim Kershner: Zags’ ‘home game’ a matter of relativity

    You know how Einstein showed that time is relative? Well, distances are relative, too, and by that I mean 100 miles just seems shorter for people who live in Spokane …


  • VCU takes down Southern California

    DAYTON, Ohio – Jamie Skeen scored 16 points and Virginia Commonwealth more than held its own inside against bigger and stronger Southern California to beat the Trojans 59-46 Wednesday night …


  • Gonzaga’s focus against St. John’s centers on zone

    DENVER – Gonzaga has experience against some of college basketball’s most heralded zone defenses: Syracuse’s trademark 2-3 in last year’s NCAA tournament, Baylor’s extended 1-1-3 in December. The Bulldogs will …


  • St. John’s vs. Gonzaga comparison

    6 St. John’s Region: Southeast


  • Blanchette: Lavin leaves them loving basketball again in N.Y.

    DENVER – You gotta love the Lav. OK, maybe if you’re emotionally epoxied to UCLA basketball and still can’t forgive the seven national championships that didn’t get won when Steve …


  • Guide to March Madness

    The NCAA tournament has a new look this year, with a 68-team bracket and a matchup of First Four teams vying for spots in the main draw. If you’re in …


  • Ohio State men boast perfect record

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A half century has gone by since the last time Ohio State started a basketball season so well. But rest assured, the player who was the central …


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