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Kentucky’s closest call might say most about team’s invincibility

Sunday, March 29, 2015

CLEVELAND – The team that almost felled the giant played a brand of basketball that looked something like joy. It looked fully realized and sublimely coached. Its expert ball movement let its offense locate a prized commodity opponents seldom find against Kentucky’s frightening length: space. The whole thing came to look like a bold attempt to show how great offense …

Kaminsky, Wisconsin get past Arizona again to head to Final Four

Sunday, March 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again. “Frank the Tank” scored 29 points, Sam Dekker …

No. 2 seed Tennessee beats No. 11 Gonzaga 73-69 in overtime

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cierra Burdick scored 22, including four late free throws for the winning points, as Tennessee beat Gonzaga, 73-69, in overtime yesterday to advance to the …

Fathers, sons, upsets and overtimes at NCAA Tournament

Friday, March 20, 2015

Two wins by No. 14 seeds. Two sons winning games for their father-coaches. Two overtimes. The team nobody thought belonged in the field winning a game. The Big 12 starting 0-3. And, heartbreak for Harvard. Just another opening …

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Boeheim’s Syracuse reign done in 3 years amid NCAA troubles

Thursday, March 19, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Jim Boeheim became the face of Syracuse University over the past five decades, first as player, then as coach – revered for wins and delivering a national title to a struggling city in 2003. But …

Science shows March Madness fans cannot resist an underdog

Thursday, March 19, 2015

If you got that warm-’n-fuzzy feeling the weekend Lehigh beat Duke or the year N.C. State socked Phi Slama Jama or the time Butler almost did it, you are not alone. The science shows, again and again, that …

Ware wants to be remembered for something more than injury

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ATLANTA – Kevin Ware shows no queasiness toward that nasty scar running down the front of his right leg. He even rubs it from time to time – a good luck charm, one might say. He’s definitely not …

Women’s NCAA bracket revealed with UConn again at No. 1 overall

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

UConn’s journey to a third straight national championship will begin at home. The Huskies are seeded first overall in the tournament and tops in the Albany Region, in search of a 10th overall title which would tie Geno …

Tips for NCAA Tournament field on ways to beat Kentucky

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

There’s a way to beat Kentucky. Maybe. So far, 34 gameplans to defeat the Wildcats have been put together. Every one of them fell short. There’s no shortage of theories on how to beat them – spread them …

UNH’s Tirone named Hockey East co-Defensive Player of the Week

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

University of New Hampshire goalie Danny Tirone was named Hockey East co-Defensive Player of the Week yesterday for his work in leading the Wildcats to a series victory over Providence in the conference quarterfinals. Tirone stood out as the eighth-seeded Wildcats upset the second-seeded Friars in three games …

UNH basketball sees season end in CollegeInsider.com tourney with 84-77 loss to NJIT

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team saw its season come to an end yesterday with an 84-77 loss to New Jersey Institute of Technology in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Jaleen Smith paced the Wildcats with 17 points, while Matt Miller and Daniel Dion …

Final four field set for Hockey East playoffs

Monday, March 16, 2015

Semifinals Friday, at TD Garden No. 7 Vermont vs. No. 4 UMass Lowell, 5 No. 8 UNH vs. No. 1 Boston U., 8 Championship Saturday, at TD Garden Semifinal winners, 7 …