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UConn Star: I Go to Bed 'Starving'

Lawmakers take notice of Shabazz Napier comments

(Newser) - Shabazz Napier's star performance in last night's NCAA championship game is drawing attention to comments made last week that further stoke the debate over whether to pay student athletes. Napier was last week asked about the National Labor Relation Board's ruling that Northwestern football players were employees... More »

Obama, NBA Stars Play Hoops for Troops

'Wounded warriors' watch; reporters boxed out

(Newser) - President Obama played basketball today with a constellation of NBA stars and a ringer from the national champion UConn women's team. Service members injured in action and participants in the White House mentoring program watched, but the press pool waited outside, the Washington Post reports. Retired stars Magic Johnson and... More »

Louisville Is Lone Obstacle Left to UConn's Perfect Season

Cardinals ride big wave into tonight's title game

(Newser) - The underdog Louisville Cardinals face off against undefeated Connecticut in tonight’s NCAA women’s basketball final, and if nothing else have undimmed optimism on their side, the Los Angeles Times reports. Most observers have their bets on the Huskies—just fine by one Louisville senior. “That’s how... More »

NCAA Tourney as Boring as Ever

Popularity has sucked all the charm out of the tournament

(Newser) - In the '60s and '70s, the NCAA tournament was boring because UCLA seemingly always won. These days, "instead of UCLA winning it every year, there are now between five and nine UCLAs that can win it every year," Charles Pierce writes for Slate. "It's just as... More »

Duke, and Other March Villains

(Newser) - Along with the obligatory madness, March always brings along a slew of detestable teams and characters. This year, thankfully, Billy Packer is gone, but Josh Levin, writing for Slate, still has plenty to disparage. The list starts, as always, with:
  • Duke: This isn’t the most deplorable squad ever, but
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The Nadal and Federer of Women's Hoops

UConn, Tennessee share NCAA spotlight; don't miss this one

(Newser) - It's too bad the women's NCAA tournament is scheduled against the men's, writes Frank Deford for NPR: The conflict means too many viewers will miss the unstoppable force that is this year's Connecticut women's team. Sure, knowing the undefeated Huskies will win their sixth title since 1995 (to five for... More »

Wiggins, Stanford Upset UConn

Cardinal advance to women's national championship game

(Newser) - Stanford is on its way to the women’s national title game after knocking off No. 1 UConn tonight, 82-73. Senior Candice Wiggins had a game-high 25 points and led in rebounds, as well, with 13. Kayla Pederson did her part and tacked on another 17 for the Cardinal. The... 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 »

Texas Wins Share of Big 12 Title

UConn routs Cincy; Purdue beats out Michigan

(Newser) - The Texas Longhorns earned a share of the Big 12 title today with a win over Oklahoma State, 62-57,  and will head into the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed, owning the tiebreaker over co-champion Kansas, reports the AP.  D.J. Augustin scored his average for  the... More »

Friars Beat Huskies For Season Sweep

Xavier falls to St. Joe's; Michigan State overcomes Illinois

(Newser) - The Providence Friars haven’t done much against Big East opponents this season, but they have managed to dominate UConn, beating the Huskies again tonight for a season sweep, 85-76.   The win was big for Providence, as they’re on the brink of missing the Big East tournament.... More »

No. 12 Hoosiers Clip Ohio State 72-69 in Indiana

No. 15 UConn routs Rutgers, Missouri St. upsets No. 20 Drake

(Newser) - Kelvin Sampson’s replacement, Dan Dakich, won his first game as coach at Assembly Hall, as the No. 12 Hoosiers bested Ohio State 72-69. Armon Bassett led the Hoosiers with 23 points and freshman Eric Gordon chipped in 17. Kosta Koufos had 21 points to lead the Buckeyes, who have... More »

Top-Ranked Memphis Rolls to 23-0

Washington St. snaps 3-game skid, UConn routs Georgia Tech

(Newser) - Derrick Rose scored 15 points and Joey Dorsey had 11 points and 13 rebounds as No. 1 Memphis stayed undefeated with an 85-64 Conference USA rout of Central Florida, reports the Associated Press. The Tigers (23-0, 9-0) kept alive their bid to become the first team to go undefeated in... More »

UConn Women Overcome UNC, Improve to 18-0

Strong second half is the difference for the nation's No. 1 team

(Newser) - The North Carolina women's basketball team is the only one with a winning record against Geno Auriemma's UConn squad since 1995. But that record slipped some tonight after blowing an 11-point halftime lead to the No. 1 team in the nation, falling 82-71 at Storrs, CT. Connecticut's Renee Montgomery scored... More »

No. 18 Arkansas Falls on Road to Providence

Elsewhere in Top 25 Memphis, Tennessee and Syracuse get wins

(Newser) - Providence, aided by 32 Razorback turnovers, never trailed and ran away from Arkansas 67-51 in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Tournament last night, reports the AP. Brian McKenzie led the Friars with 18 points, while Geoffrey McDermott added 15. Arkansas was coming off a 26-point thrashing of the College of Charleston.... More »

UConn Opens With Shaky W

Morgan St. keeps it close but Huskies prevail

(Newser) - UConn did little in the team's opener to assuage their fan’s fears of a repeat of last year’s deeply disappointing campaign, with a shaky 69-65 victory over Morgan State. Like last season, the Huskies struggled offensively, especially with 3-point shooting. The night was salvaged by sophomore Curtis Kelly,... More »

UConn Rushes Through Sagging Louisville

Huskies break out late for come-from-behind 21-17 victory

(Newser) - The UConn Huskies broke through the lagging Louisville defense late in last night's game to beat their Big East rivals, 21-17. UConn's Andre Dixon rushed for 115 yards on 22 carries to mark the third time in four games Louisville has lost after failing to keep a running back from... More »

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