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Stories tagged: ncaa men

Top 25 men’s capsules: Zion Williamson, No. 3 Duke leave Hoosiers feeling blue

Zion Williamson scored 25 points, RJ Barrett added 22 and No. 3 Duke routed Indiana 90-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Kuchar wins Memorial

Matt Kuchar was in a good spot Sunday at the Memorial. He had his first multiple-win season, and an audience with tournament host Jack Nicklaus. Needing two putts from 20 …

N.C. A&T finally wins in NCAA

DAYTON, Ohio – After more than 30 years of trying, North Carolina A&T finally has an NCAA men’s basketball tournament win. To do it, the Aggies had to survive one …

These Final Four guards ready to make things happen

HOUSTON – This NCAA tournament has been a story of upsets, and the main authors have been four point guards who have provided winning plot twists for their teams time …

Kansas wallops Richmond in men’s Sweet 16

SAN ANTONIO – Ramping up for perhaps the biggest game in school history, 12th-seeded Richmond huddled in the tunnel. That’s when Kansas players came trotting past and the trouble started. …

Butler a win away from returning to Final Four

NEW ORLEANS – Florida coach Billy Donovan looks at the Butler Bulldogs and sees a team built to succeed in the NCAA tournament. And that’s just what Butler has done …

Kentucky knocks out top-seeded Ohio State

NEWARK, N.J. – Brandon Knight did it again. So did Ohio State.

North Carolina dismantles Marquette in men’s Sweet 16

NEWARK, N.J. – Catch ’em if you can. After repeated early, deep deficits this postseason, North Carolina flipped the script Friday night, dismantling Marquette 81-63 in an East Regional semifinal …

VCU at the elite level after win over Florida State in Sweet 16

SAN ANTONIO – Virginia Commonwealth is aiming to make it from the First Four to the Final Four. Along the way, they keep demonstrating just how much they do belong …

Kentucky Wildcats ready for No. 1-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes

NEWARK, N.J. – Kentucky prides itself on its history, and rightfully so. The Wildcats have done just about everything there is to do in college basketball. Whether you’re talking about …

Butler elite again

NEW ORLEANS – Matt Howard and Butler are starting to make this look a little bit easier. After narrowly surviving its first two NCAA tournament games by margins of two …

Arizona Wildcats upset defending national champion Duke Blue Devils

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Derrick Williams carried Arizona in the first half, keeping the Wildcats in the game against Duke. His teammates returned the favor in the final 20 minutes with …

Examining the Sweet 16

East Region (4) Kentucky (27-8) vs.

Huskies must find inside players for future success

SEATTLE – Lorenzo Romar anticipated the question before it was asked. The University of Washington men’s basketball coach hears it at about this time every year. Where will you get …

Notebook: BYU had extra motivation

DENVER – It’s no easy task defending BYU’s Jimmer Fredette, the nation’s top scorer. It’s even tougher when Fredette and his teammates are highly motivated.

John Blanchette: A lesson learned too late

Really, the Zags didn’t get Jimmered. They got grimmered. Grim offense, grimmer defense. Grim ball-handling, grimmer resolve.

Jimmer, BYU too much for Zags

DENVER – The chant went up from the thousands of BYU fans inside the Pepsi Center with roughly 30 seconds remaining: “You Got Jimmered, You Got Jimmered.”

Gonzaga-BYU matchup a WCC preview

DENVER – This was the game – Gonzaga vs. Brigham Young – that wasn’t supposed to happen until next year. So let today’s third-round meeting in the NCAA tournament serve …

All The Jimmer lacks is ’stache

DENVER – Bless Charles Barkley. In his new CBS/TNT/ Lizard- Lick- Towing- channel assignment to undo decades of the noxious Billy Packering of the NCAA tournament, he has approached his …

Gonzaga takes its turn against BYU’s Fredette

DENVER – The Gonzaga Bulldogs today take on a nationally ranked opponent coached by a close friend of Gonzaga’s Mark Few that features a prolific scoring guard but is missing …

NCAA game capsules

West At Charlotte, N.C.

Blanchette: They have The Jimmer, we had The ‘Stache

He’s a mythic figure. The Jimmer. This year’s version of The ’Stache.

GU-BYU matchup an early look at upcoming WCC rivalry

Today’s third-round meeting in the NCAA tournament serves as the preface to BYU’s entrance into the West Coast Conference for the 2012 men’s basketball season.

Gonzaga’s turn to try and tame Jimmer Fredette

The 11th-seeded Bulldogs (25-9) face third-seeded BYU (31-4) and their player of the year candidate Jimmer Fredette on Saturday in the round of 32 of the NCAA tournament.

BYU, Fredette ultimately wears down Wofford

DENVER – Slowing down The Jimmer? It’s possible. Stopping him altogether? Well, as the sign in the stands put it, “Fredette about it.”

Washington eagerly awaits tonight’s game with Georgia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Three days on the road. And the wait isn’t nearly over yet.

NCAA Southeast Regional game capsules

Southeast At Washington D.C.

Duke guard Kyrie Irving set to play in second-round game versus Hampton

Kyrie Irving zipped down the floor toward an empty frontcourt and fired a pass to a teammate for an easy basket. Even during a simple drill with the reserves, the …

Kinda like Zags of lore, and kinda not

DENVER – Maybe these Gonzaga Bulldogs aren’t so much different from their basketball forebears. Or maybe they’re completely different. Whatever.

East, Southwest and West game capsules

East At Tampa, Fla.