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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 »

Longs Top Draft, Ryan Goes #3

Raiders take McFadden with fourth pick

(Newser) - The two top picks at today's NFL draft were spoiled ahead of time: Everyone knew Jake Long and Chris Long would go first and second. The real drama started with pick #3, in which the Atlanta Falcons chose Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan. The Raiders took Darren McFadden with pick... More »

Kansas Crushes UNC to Reach Title Game

Rush's 25 help Jayhawks jump out to 40-12 lead

(Newser) - Kansas took to the underdog role just fine last night, reports the Kansas City Star. The Jayhawks jumped all over favored North Carolina early, building a 40-12 lead in the first half, and cruised to an 84-66 Final Four win last night. The Jayhawks will face Memphis, which beat UCLA... More »

LSU Makes It Five Straight Final Fours

Lady Tigers defeat top-seeded UNC in regional final

(Newser) - The LSU Lady Tigers reached their fifth consecutive Final Four by ousting top-seeded North Carolina 56-50 in the women’s NCAA tournament. Sylvia Fowles led LSU with 21 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked and was also named most outstanding player of the New Orleans regional. The loss snaps the... More »

UNC Punches San Antonio Ticket

Hansbrough's 28 point helps Tar Heels into Final Four

(Newser) - North Carolina reached its second Final Four in four years with an 83-73 win over Louisville last night, reports the Raleigh News & Observer. The Tar Heels, who blew an 11-point lead to lose to Georgetown in last season's Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, had flashbacks in the second... More »

UNC Women Come From Way Back for Win

Tar Heels on brink of their third straight trip to Final Four

(Newser) - Angel McCoughtry did everything she could to lift Louisville past North Carolina today, but it wasn't enough to keep the Tar Heels from a 78-74 win in the women's NCAA Tournament, reports the Associated Press. LaToya Pringle had 27 points and 11 rebounds as UNC came back from 18 down... More »

ODU Knocks Off Virginia in OT

As 5'2 Walters nails 3 with four seconds to play

(Newser) - Virginia's erasure of an 11-point second half deficit was too little too late, the AP reports.  Even after pulling ahead in OT, 85-81, the fourth-seeded Cavaliers couldn't stop a 7-0 run by fifth-seed Old Dominion, capped off by the Lady Monarchs' Jazzmin Walters sinking a decisive three-pointer with little... More »

Oklahoma State is OK After Sneaking Past FSU

Third-seeded Cowgirls move on to the round of 16.

(Newser) - Andrea Riley's free throw with 0.7 seconds remaining gave Oklahoma State a 73-72 see-saw victory over Florida State to advance to the regional semifinals in the women's NCAA tournament, only two years removed from an 0-16 Big 12 season. Riley got to the line after being fouled by FSU's... More »

Maryland Survives Coppin State

Nebraska holds off Xavier, Louisville dispatches Miami-Ohio

(Newser) - It looked like the Maryland Terrapins were in danger of being only the second top-seed to ever fall in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the AP reports. Unlikely Coppin State battled for the duration, at one point holding the lead, and the 16th seed kept the game close... More »

Carolina Beats Bucknell for 14th Straight

KU knocks off Chattanooga, Okla. survive Illinois State

(Newser) - North Carolina barely broke a sweat today in the women's NCAA first round, the AP reports. The Tar Heels dominated from the opening minutes, racking up an initial 21-2 run before finishing 16th-seeded Bucknell off, 85-50. The victory marks the 14th straight for top-seeded UNC, which was led by LaToya... More »

Duke Dumped

Blue Devils' offense goes cold as Mountaineers advance

(Newser) - West Virginia ended today what Belmont failed to on Thursday: an upset of second-seeded Duke, reports the AP. Joe Alexander had 22 points and 11 rebounds as West Virginia held the Blue Devils to 38% shooting, out-rebounding them 47-27 in the 73-67 victory. Duke has now missed the Sweet Sixteen... More »

Villanova Digs Out of Deep Hole to Upset Clemson

Despite coaches' technical foul in final minutes, hold on, 75-69

(Newser) - It would not have been an easy loss for coach Jay Wright to live down, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer, if it had come to that, but his players bailed him out after a costly technical foul with less than three minutes left in regulation that helped Clemson tie their first... More »

Clemson Shocks No. 7 Duke in ACC Semis

Illinois continues surprise run, Georgia beats Kentucky in OT

(Newser) - Clemson had lost 22 straight to No. 7 Duke and hadn't reached a conference tournament final in 46 years, but none of that matters now, as the Tigers beat the Blue Devils 78-74 in the ACC semifinals today, reports the Associated Press. Clemson, which was led by Trevor Booker's 18... More »

No. 1 UNC Survives Battle With Va. Tech

Texas gets shot at Kansas, Wisconsin reaches Big Ten final

(Newser) - Virginia Tech led almost the entire way today, but all that counted were the final .08 seconds in North Carolina's 68-66 ACC win, reports the Associated Press. Tyler Hansbrough scored off an offensive rebound with that much time left to lift the No. 1 Tar Heels into the conference final... More »

No. 1 Tar Heels Clip Seminoles

Elsewhere, Duke defeats Georgia Tech while Texas outlasts Oklahoma State

(Newser) - All-American Tyler Hansbrough scored 14 of his 22 points in the second half as North Carolina sent Florida State packing, 82-70, in the ACC quarterfinals. The Tar Heels got back to their game in the second half: working inside, drawing contact and attempting 21 free throws, reports the Charlotte Observer.... More »

UNC Ousts Duke for ACC Title

Tar Heels score games final 10 points to beat Blue Devils

(Newser) - No. 6 Duke has lost only once at Cameron Indoor Stadium this season, but it is one loss too many as far as the ACC title goes. Top-ranked North Carolina got 16 points and 15 rebounds from Tyler Hansbrough en route to beating their bitter rival Blue Devils 76-68 last... More »

No. 6 Duke Shoots Past Virginia 86-70

No. 18 Indiana tops Minnesota, No. 19 Notre Dame bests St. John's

(Newser) - Gerald Henderson scored 19 points to lead No. 6 Duke past Virginia in an 86-70 rout. The win sets up the Blue Devils for a showdown against No. 1 North Carolina on Saturday to determine the ACC regular-season champion. Virginia never seriously threatened after a 10-2 Duke run to open... More »

Back at No. 1, UNC Routs Florida State

Tar Heels set to meet No. 6 Duke on Saturday for ACC season title

(Newser) - The University of North Carolina celebrated its return to the top of the national rankings by drubbing Florida State 90-77. Tyler Hansbrough shot 10-of-11 from the line, scored 20 points, and grabbed 9 rebounds as No.1 UNC cruised to victory. The win ensures that the Tar Heels’ Saturday meeting... More »

Rice's 46 Points Not Enough to Beat Tar Heels

No. 14 Butler blows out Detroit, Purdue moves into tie atop Big Ten

(Newser) - Tyrese Rice and Boston College must be trying to figure out what it takes to beat No. 3 North Carolina. Rice scored 46 points and the Eagles led by 18 at home in the second half, only to lose the ACC game 90-80 today, reports the Associated Press. Tyler Hansbrough... More »

Duke Rallies to Give Coach K His 800th Win

Nelson free throws lift No. 7 Duke past North Carolina State

(Newser) - For much of coach Mike Krzyzewski's 800th win, it looked more like his 265th loss. No. 7 Duke, however, finished the game on a 14-5 run to beat North Carolina State 87-86 today, reports the Associated Press. DeMarcus Nelson hit two free throws with 1:01 as the Blue Devils... More »

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