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Butler Stuns Top-Seed Pitt

Late free throw ruins a lot of brackets

(Newser) - With plenty of help from Pittsburgh, Butler found another way to pull off a stunning upset in the NCAA tournament. Matt Howard made one free throw with 0.8 seconds left to cap a wild final sequence, and No. 8 Butler shocked the top-seeded Panthers 71-70 tonight to advance to... More »

'Nova Wins Thriller, Joins UConn in Final 4

(Newser) - Villanova beat Pitt, 78-76, in dramatic fashion to reach the Final Four for the first time since its surprise run to the championship in 1985. The Wildcats join UConn, which held off Missouri, 82-75. 'Nova's Scottie Reynolds made a driving layup with 0.5 seconds left for the win. Dwayne... More »

Pitt, UConn Advance

(Newser) - For Pitt and UConn, it's on to the Elite Eight. Pitt had the tougher fight, edging Xavier 60-55 to reach the regional finals for the first time in 35 years. Levance Fields gave Pitt the lead with a 3-pointer with 50.9 seconds left, then scored off his own steal.... More »

Big East Dominates Top Seeds

North Carolina joins Louisville, Pitt, UConn at top of bracket heap

(Newser) - Big East powers Louisville, Pittsburgh, and UConn helped the league that was created for hoops become the first conference to earn three No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament in the field announced tonight. North Carolina, the regular-season ACC champ, was the other top seed. The coup comes 24... More »

Don't Buy Big East Hoop Hype

Conference hasn't lived up to its reputation in recent years

(Newser) - With March Madness upon us, the hype machine is cranking up again about the Big East, with powers like Louisville, Connecticut, and Pittsburgh. Mike Celizic covered the conference’s period of dominance in the 1980s, but he’s no longer convinced, he writes for NBC Sports. The league has won... More »

Terps Advance Through Vandy to Round of 8

Stanford women pass Pittsburgh to set up match with Maryland

(Newser) - The Maryland Terrapins are on their way to the Spokane Regional finals after a decisive 80-66 defeat of Vanderbilt, reports the Washington Post. The top-seeded Terps followed the lead of Crystal Langhorne, who put up 28 points and nine boards and helped keep the Commodores from ever truly threatening a... More »

Pitt Upsets Baylor in Women's Tourney

Zellous leads Panthers to biggest win in program history

(Newser) - The sixth-seeded Pittsburgh Panthers, on the strength of a 67-59 upending of No. 3 Baylor, advanced to a regional semifinal in the women’s NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. Shavonte Zellous, a former track sprinter, led the Panthers with 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, and grabbed... More »

Neitzel Shoots MSU Past Pitt

Spartans punch ticket for Izzo's seventh Sweet 16

(Newser) - Drew Neitzel helped carry fifth-seeded Michigan State into the Sweet 16, keying the run that opened the game up for the Spartans, reports the Detroit News. Neitzel scored 21 points, including eight in a 2:10 seconds in the waning minutes, to lift Michigan State to a 65-54 win over... More »

Walker, Cal Prove Too Much for San Diego

Winn 3-pointer helps PIttsburgh put away Wyoming

(Newser) - Ashley Walker led third-seeded California to its first NCAA women's tournament win in 15 years today as the Golden Bears downed San Diego, 77-60, reports the Associated Press. Walker dominated the inside with 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Devanei Hampton also had 22 points. Cal (27-6) led by 20... More »

Pitt Muscles Its Way Past Oral Roberts

Panthers continue late-season roll with sixth straight win

(Newser) - Fourth-seeded Pittsburgh is playing its best basketball in March instead of January or February this season, and it paid off again today with an 82-63 win over Oral Roberts in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, reports the Associated Press. Levance Fields led the Panthers with 23 points as... More »

Pitt Denies Georgetown Big East Title

Panthers hammer Hoyas inside to end championship drought

(Newser) - Ronald Ramon and DeJuan Blair made sure Pittsburgh would not be denied another Big East championship yesterday, reports the  Associated Press. The Panthers had been to the title game seven times, with only one win, until upsetting No. 9 Georgetown, 74-65. Ramon had 17 points and Blair had 10 points... More »

Villanova Ousted by Dominant Georgetown

West Virginia shocks UConn; Pitt defeats Louisville in Big East

(Newser) - Just a day after routing Syracuse 82-63, Villanova fell to No. 1 seeded Georgetown by the exact same score in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.  On the bubble entering today’s game, the loss likely ends any hope of an NCAA berth for the Wildcats. Georgetown dominated... More »

Xavier Tops Dayton, Assures A-10 Title Tie

No. 18 Louisville squeaks by Pitt; No. 21 Irish outshoot 'Cuse

(Newser) - Xavier extended its winning streak to 10 games, including six straight on the road, with a 57-51 win over struggling Dayton. The No. 10 Musketeers, 12-1 in conference play, are assured of at least a tie for the Atlantic 10 title, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. Senior Josh Duncan was the... More »

Notre Dame Storms Back to Beat Pittsburgh

No. 21 Irish erase 11-point deficit to win 35th straight at home

(Newser) - For No. 21 Notre Dame, home is especially sweet. The Fighting Irish overcame an 11-point second-half deficit tonight and went on to beat struggling Pittsburgh 82-70 in a Big East matchup, reports the Associated Press. Luke Harangody lead the way with 23 points and 12 rebounds as the Irish won... More »

Marquette Smokes Pitt in Second Half

Golden Eagles use 17-0 run to hammer No. 22 Panthers

(Newser) - Marquette scored 17 straight points early in the second half to cruise to a 72-54 Big East win over No. 22 Pittsburgh last night, reports the AP. Jerel McNeal scored 17 points to lead the Golden Eagles (18-6, 8-5) and Ousmane Barrow scored 14 and grabbed 12 rebounds as Marquette... More »

Purdue's Tenth Straight Tops Michigan State

Injured Green leads Butler to OT win, Pitt routs Providence

(Newser) - Freshman Robbie Hummel scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 19 Purdue past No. 10 Michigan State 60-54, the AP reports. The win marks the Boilermakers' 10th straight, two in a row from top 25 teams, and they remain on top of the Big Ten... More »

No. 6 Hoyas Fend Off Seton Hall

No. 17 Marquette beats Cincinnati, Connecticut upsets No. 18 Pitt

(Newser) - No. 6 Georgetown overcame 21 turnovers to win its fifth straight game today, 73-61, over Seton Hall, reports the Associated Press. Jessie Sapp had 17 points and Patrick Ewing Jr. had a career-high 16 as the Hoyas raised their home record to 11-0 and their Big East mark to 8-1.... More »

St. John Clearly Not Patron Saint of Shooting

Villanova also can't buy a bucket vs. Pitt; Ole Miss upsets Vandy

(Newser) - St. John's shot a season-low 21.3% from the field and didn't get a basket until five minutes remained in the first half—and No. 6 Georgetown took advantage, trampling the Red Storm 74-42. The intermission tally was an absurd 41-14, and fittingly, a reserve player led the victors with... More »

Surging Rutgers Stuns No. 13 Pittsburgh

Mississippi St. upsets Mississippi, Richmond shocks No. 16 Dayton

(Newser) - Corey Chandler scored 18 points and Mike Coburn had 17 to lead Rutgers to a 77-64 Big East upset of No. 13 Pittsburgh today, reports the Associated Press. The Scarlet Knights (10-11, 2-6) beat No. 18 Villanova Wednesday. Pitt (16-4, 4-3), which was 11-0 at home coming in, was led... More »

No. 2 Kansas Routs ISU to Stay Undefeated

Rutgers shocks No. 18 Villanova, No. 13 Pitt takes care of St. John's

(Newser) - The No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks demolished Iowa State 83-59 to remain unbeaten. Darnell Jackson led the Jayhawks with 21 points, six of which came during a back-breaking 15-5 run in the second half to put Kansas up 64-41 over the Cyclones. Kansas shot a very respectable fifty percent from the... More »

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