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UConn, Kentucky ready for national title game

ARLINGTON, Texas | Connecticut and Kentucky couldn't have met in last year's championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year's.

April 06, 2014 9:00 pm

Role players key UConn's semifinal win

ARLINGTON, Texas | Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger.

April 05, 2014 10:40 pm Related
Healthy Michigan State faces solid Virginia

Healthy Michigan State faces solid Virginia

NEW YORK | Michigan State hasn't changed its name but it hasn't been said in the last couple of weeks without "finally healthy" right before it.

March 27, 2014 4:45 pm
Things to know about Selection Sunday

Things to know about Selection Sunday

Pencils ready (it has to be a pencil with a large eraser because there will be plenty of changes). Pristine bracket hot off the printer. It's time to pick, change, rethink and settle. The feeling of possibly being the one who fills the perfect sheet. The conviction of knowing you have one of…

March 14, 2014 3:42 pm
Chesterton's Mitch McGary named to AP preseason All-America team

Chesterton's Mitch McGary named to AP preseason All-America team

A lot of people were shocked when Marcus Smart announced he would return to Oklahoma State for his sophomore season. Nobody should be surprised the Cowboys point guard was a unanimous selection to The Associated Press' preseason All-America team.

November 04, 2013 3:55 pm
Marquette-Syracuse means Big East in Final Four

Marquette-Syracuse means Big East in Final Four

WASHINGTON | When two teams from the same conference meet with a Final Four berth at stake, fans think it's great from a rivalry and bragging rights perspective. Conference administrators hear cash registers ringing as NCAA shares are earned.

March 29, 2013 5:09 pm
Indiana stays at No. 1 in AP Top 25 despite loss

Indiana stays at No. 1 in AP Top 25 despite loss

Indiana coach Tom Crean used an analogy to the state's second favorite sport after the Hoosiers remained No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 for a second straight week.

February 11, 2013 4:00 pm
Louisville jumps to No. 1 in AP basketball poll

Louisville jumps to No. 1 in AP basketball poll

Rick Pitino is guessing his Louisville Cardinals won't be the last team to be No. 1 this season.

January 14, 2013 8:00 pm

Villanova beats Purdue in OT in 2K Sports Classic

NEW YORK | James Bell was doing what a shooter does — shoot.

November 16, 2012 12:16 am
All eyes on No. 1 Indiana as season nears

All eyes on No. 1 Indiana as season nears

Kentucky has another great freshman class. Indiana is on top of the preseason poll for the first time in 33 years. There was a lot of conference movement — again — and there's more ahead.

November 03, 2012 7:00 pm
Zeller near unanimous preseason pick

Zeller near unanimous preseason pick

The biggest man on The Associated Press' preseason All-America team got the most votes.

October 29, 2012 11:29 am
Syracuse avoids being first No. 1 to lose to 16

Syracuse avoids being first No. 1 to lose to 16

PITTSBURGH | Syracuse was missing its starting center. North Carolina-Asheville thought the Orange got help from three men in striped shirts.

March 15, 2012 6:40 pm
North Carolina runaway No. 1 in AP preseason poll

North Carolina runaway No. 1 in AP preseason poll

North Carolina broke a tie with its fiercest rival and moved into one with one of college basketball's most storied programs.

October 28, 2011 11:55 am
Carril, Phelan, Ryan to receive Lapchick Award

Carril, Phelan, Ryan to receive Lapchick Award

 

August 18, 2011 11:35 am Photos

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College coaches fighting cancer

College coaches fighting cancer

NEW YORK | Coaches vs. Cancer has become more than a fundraising organization. It is trying to raise awareness about the disease.

May 13, 2011 5:00 pm

Purdue's Johnson named to Associated Press All-America team

Seniors dominated The Associated Press All-America team for the first time in five years.

March 28, 2011 2:45 pm

Louisville beats Notre Dame at Big East tourney in OT

NEW YORK | Louisville was in bad shape at halftime. The Cardinals were in foul trouble most of the second half. After dominating in overtime, they're in the Big East championship game for the second time.

March 11, 2011 10:00 pm
No. 13 Illinois escapes with 3rd-place win at 2K Sports Classic

No. 13 Illinois escapes with 3rd-place win at 2K Sports Classic

NEW YORK | Illinois was thinking about last season and the Illini didn't want the same thing to happen to them that might have cost them a berth in the NCAA tournament.

November 19, 2010 11:00 pm
Hamilton leads Texas to OT men's basketball win over Illinois

Hamilton leads Texas to OT men's basketball win over Illinois

NEW YORK | Texas' two young frontcourt players had impressive numbers Thursday night. When it came to overtime, though, the senior man up front made sure the Longhorns took the lead for good.

November 18, 2010 10:00 pm Photos

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Another college hoops season is here

It can't be seven months ago that Gordon Hayward's shot from halfcourt came so close to providing one of the greatest endings in sports history.

November 08, 2010 9:45 pm

There's plenty of reaction to possible expansion

NEW YORK | It wouldn't take an act of Congress, and in the overall scheme of things, expanding the field for the NCAA men's basketball championship wouldn't solve or create any problems for most Americans.

March 16, 2010 12:00 am

One Shining Bracket? This could be it

Some day, someone will fill out the perfect bracket sheet.

March 15, 2010 12:00 am
Notre Dame comes up short in Big East semis

Notre Dame comes up short in Big East semis

NEW YORK | Da'Sean Butler, West Virginia's last-second hero in the quarterfinals, scored 24 points to lead the seventh-ranked Mountaineers to a 53-51 victory over Notre Dame on Friday night in the Big East tournament semifinals.

March 12, 2010 10:30 pm
Andrean grad Harangody leads AP preseason All-America team

Andrean grad Harangody leads AP preseason All-America team

Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody, an Andrean grad, and Kansas teammates Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins are the leading vote-getters on The Associated Press' preseason All-America team.

November 02, 2009 11:25 am

Harangody named second-team All-America

Sophomore Blake Griffin of Oklahoma is a unanimous selection for The Associated Press' All-America team, and senior Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina is on the first team for a second consecutive year.

March 30, 2009 12:00 am

A look at how the NCAA tournament might turn out

The season started with people predicting as many as 10 teams from the Big East making the NCAA tournament's field of 65. OK, it came up a little short with only seven teams being included, but all were seeded sixth or better and a record three of them were No. 1 seeds.

March 16, 2009 12:00 am

It takes six OTs, but Syracuse beats UConn

NEW YORK | Syracuse outlasted Connecticut in the second-longest Division I game ever played, capping a Big East tournament quarterfinal doubleheader in which the second- and third-ranked teams in the country both lose.

March 13, 2009 12:00 am

Notre Dame advances in Big East tourney

NEW YORK | Tory Jackson scored all 12 of his points in the second half to lead Notre Dame to a 61-50 victory over Rutgers on Tuesday night in the opening round of the Big East tournament.

March 10, 2009 12:00 am

St. John's tops Notre Dame despite Harangody's double-double

NEW YORK | Paris Horne was there every time Kyle McAlarney turned around or went around a screen.

January 04, 2009 12:00 am

St. John's beats ND despite Harangody's big day

NEW YORK | D. J. Kennedy scored 20 points, including four free throws in the final 15 seconds, and had 10 rebounds to send St. John's past No. 7 Notre Dame 71-65 on Saturday.

January 03, 2009 12:00 am

Harangody won't dwell on missed free throws

LAHAINA, Hawaii | Luke Harangody had done everything a bruising power forward is supposed to do. He scored 29 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and even threw in a banked 40-footer as the shot clock expired.

November 27, 2008 12:00 am

Harangody leads Notre Dame to 81-80 win over Texas

LAHAINA, Hawaii | Andrean grad Luke Harangody had done everything a bruising power forward is supposed to do. He scored 29 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and even threw in a banked 40-footer as the shot clock expired.

November 26, 2008 12:00 am

Harangody leads ND to 81-80 win over Texas

LAHAINA, Hawaii | Andrean grad Luke Harangody had 29 points and 13 rebounds and No. 8 Notre Dame hung on to beat No. 6 Texas 81-80 on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

November 25, 2008 12:00 am

Notre Dame crushes IU in Maui Invitational

LAHAINA, Hawaii | Notre Dame and Indiana are about a 4-hour drive apart on the map. It's not even close on the court.

November 25, 2008 12:00 am

Notre Dame cruises in Maui, crushing IU

LAHAINA, Hawaii | Tory Jackson had 21 points and fellow guard Kyle McAlarney added 18 to lead No. 8 Notre Dame to an 88-50 victory over Indiana in the opening round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational on Monday.

November 24, 2008 12:00 am

Four Indiana teams in top 25

North Carolina was back at No. 1 again Monday, thanks to a memorable few days in the state of Tennessee.

March 04, 2008 12:00 am

No. 13 Duke beats Illinois

LAHAINA, Hawaii | Duke has a chance at another title on Maui.

November 21, 2007 12:00 am

UCLA is apt at holding its opponents down

ATLANTA | Florida is defending its national championship. UCLA is defending opponents at a remarkable rate.

March 31, 2007 12:00 am

Wright's 3 leads to wrong outcome for ND

NEW YORK | Larry Wright hit a 3-pointer with 9.9 seconds to play to give St. John's a 71-68 victory over No. 22 Notre Dame on Tuesday night, the Red Storm's second straight last-minute win at Madison Square Garden.

January 24, 2007 12:00 am

Demons feeling blue

NEW YORK | Darryl Hill hasn't been himself this season because of a bad knee. Aaron Spears wasn't around the last four games because of a suspension. They both came up big for St. John's on Wednesday night.

January 04, 2007 12:00 am

No. 6 Duke tops No. 22 Gonzaga

NEW YORK | Greg Paulus had five stitches in his chin and a wide smile on his face.

December 22, 2006 12:00 am

No. 5 UCLA knocks off No. 20 Kentucky

LAHAINA, Hawaii | Luc Richard Mbah A Moute scored 18 points despite playing the final 8.5 minutes with four fouls, leading No. 5 UCLA to a 73-68 victory over No. 20 Kentucky on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

November 22, 2006 12:00 am

Hansbrough leads AP's preseason All-America team

Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina led a preseason All-America team of underclassmen.

November 08, 2006 12:00 am

No excuses for Irish

MEN'S BASKETBALL | BIG EAST CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT

March 09, 2006 12:00 am

Rutgers topples Notre Dame

NEW YORK | Ricky Shields had never played beyond the first round of the Big East tournament. The senior guard from Rutgers finally got that win Wednesday night and may have ended the NCAA hopes of Notre Dame.

March 10, 2005 12:00 am

Irish fading

HARTFORD, Conn. | Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun was praising Marcus Williams by not using his name.

February 22, 2005 12:00 am

Big East looking for third straight national champion

Men's Basketball: East Preview

November 11, 2004 12:00 am

Okafor, Nelson unanimous All-America choices

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: AP ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS

March 24, 2004 12:00 am

Okafor-less Huskies too much for Irish

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: BIG EAST TOURNAMENT

March 12, 2004 12:00 am
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