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No Shockers on Day One

(Newser) - It was a disappointingly sane opening to March Madness yesterday, writes ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. Only four out of the 16 games were won by the lower seeds, and only one of those—12-seed Western Kentucky over 5-seed Illinois—approached headline status. Top seeds UNC and UConn rolled, with UConn... 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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UConn Blows Out Suddenly Cold Marquette

Golden Eagles dealt 2nd straight Big East loss on the road

(Newser) - UConn bounced back from two straight losses with its first win over a Top 25 opponent in nearly two years, 89-73, over No. 13 Marquette (13-4). Sophomore Hasheem Thabeet had 15 points, seven boards and six blocked shots, saying "we had poise today." The Huskies shot 56% from... 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 »

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