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UConn Wins 4th Straight Title

Victory over Syracuse caps flawless season

(Newser) - Breanna Stewart and UConn stand alone. Geno Auriemma, too, after another flawless season by the dominating Huskies. UConn won an unprecedented fourth straight national championship Tuesday night, capping another perfect season by routing Syracuse 82-51, the AP reports. Until now, only the UCLA men's team had won four in... More »

$100 Bet on Syracuse Win Could Pay $100K

Wager was placed when no one thought the Orange had a chance

(Newser) - In an incredible run that SB Nation says "doesn't make sense" and Sports Illustrated labels "improbable," Syracuse beat No. 1 seed Virginia 68-62 on Sunday, the AP reports—making the Orange the first No. 10 seed to make it to the Final Four. And one bettor... More »

Louisville, Michigan to Play for NCAA Title

Each advances to Monday night's championship game

(Newser) - The brackets are nearly filled in: Louisville and Michigan will play Monday night for the NCAA title. Top-seed Louisville advanced tonight by ending the Cinderella run of ninth-seed Wichita State, 72-68 , but the Cardinals had to overcome a 12-point deficit in the final 10 minutes. Michigan, meanwhile, beat fellow No.... More »

DA: We Can't Prosecute Syracuse Sex Abuse Claims

Claims against Bernie Fine credible, but statute of limitations has passed

(Newser) - Bernie Fine will not face state charges related to the sexual abuse allegations against him because the statute of limitations has expired, says the county prosecutor in the case. William Fitzpatrick says that while he can't prosecute the case against the former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach on behalf... More »

Syracuse Coach Boeheim Sorry for Slamming Accusers

He apologizes for downplaying abuse allegations against Bernie Fine

(Newser) - When allegations surfaced that Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine molested boys, head coach Jim Boeheim defended his longtime friend last week by questioning the motives of his accusers. Now he's walking that back. "I believe I misspoke very badly in my response to the allegations that have been... More »

Syracuse Fires Coach in Wake of Molestation Claims

Bernie Fine's employment terminated, 'effective immediately'

(Newser) - Syracuse University has fired associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine in the wake of an investigation of child molestation allegations against him. "At the direction of Chancellor Cantor, Bernie Fine's employment with Syracuse University has been terminated, effective immediately," the school's senior vice president for public... More »

Butler Bounces No. 1 Syracuse

West Virginia subdues Washington, moves into last 8

(Newser) - Syracuse became the second No. 1 seed to tumble out of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, losing tonight to fifth-seeded Butler, 63-59. The Bulldogs (31-4) advance to the tourney's final eight; one more victory and they would play in the Final Four in their home city, Indianapolis. Butler will No.... More »

Louisville, UNC Roll Into Elite 8

(Newser) - Louisville, UNC, Oklahoma, and Michigan are all headed to the Elite Eight after an occasionally ugly night of basketball. Here’s how it went down:  
  • In a night of lopsided victories, no one dominated more than Louisville. The Cardinals demolished Arizona 103-64, one of the most crushing blowouts the
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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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Louisville Wins Big East

(Newser) - Louisville is king of the Big East. Earl Clark had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the fifth-ranked Cardinals to a 76-66 victory over No. 18 Syracuse last night, giving the regular-season champs their first Big East tournament title. The victory will probably translate into a No. 1 seed... More »

Syracuse Tops UConn in Epic 6 OTs

You read that right, six damn overtimes!

(Newser) - It was a game for the ages, the longest in Big East history and nearly the longest college hoops has ever seen. After six grueling overtimes—you read that right, six overtime—Syracuse emerged victorious over UConn last night, to the final tune of 127-117. “I've got no words,... More »

Schaefer, Hartford Shock Syracuse

Tsidale's 26 leads Baylor win, Rutgers routs Robert Morris

(Newser) - MaryLynne Schaefer hit a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left and then added two free throws to seal Hartford's 59-55 win over Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA women's tournament today, reports the Associated Press. Schaefer finished with 19 points for 10th-seeded Hartford. In other women's action: More »

Love Leads Late Rally as UCLA Beats Cal

Kansas clinches tie for Big 12, Syracuse upsets Marquette

(Newser) - Kevin Love scored 22 points and Josh Shipp hit a shot from behind the backboard with 1.5 seconds left to lift No. 3 UCLA to an 81-80 Pac-10 win over Cal today, reports the Associated Press. The Bruins, who came from 11 down, trailed by four with 31 seconds... 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 »

Beasley's 44 Not Enough for Kansas State

Freshman sets Big 12 record, but Baylor wins game down stretch

(Newser) - No. 24 Kansas State got 75 points from its freshman duo of Michael Beasley and Bill Walker, but the Wildcats still couldn't beat Baylor tonight, reports the Associated Press. Curtis Jerrells scored 24 points to lead the Bears to a 92-86 Big 12 win. Beasley had a conference-record 44 points... More »

'Cuse Can't Upset No. 18 Cards

Orange fall short, 61-50, after toppling Hoyas on Saturday

(Newser) - Gunning for their second Big East upset in three days, Syracuse came up short against No. 18 Louisville, 61-50. The Orange had pared a 10-point deficit to two with 2:20 left, but the Cardinals closed the game on a 9-0 run to keep pace atop the Big East with... More »

Orange Hold Off Hoyas in Front of Huge Crowd

31,327 see Syracuse keep its post-season hopes alive

(Newser) - The largest on-campus crowd for an NCAA men's basketball game this season saw Syracuse pump some life into its season today with a 77-70 Big East win over No. 8 Georgetown, reports the Associated Press. The Orange (17-9, 7-6) got 22 points from Paul Harris and 18 from Donte Green... More »

No. 9 Hoyas Scrape Past Pesky Orange

Hibbert, Wallace each score 15 points to help G'Town improve to 15-2

(Newser) - Syracuse had been in this position before - an underdog heading into a game against No. 9 Georgetown. But this time the Orange couldn't pull the upset as they fell to the Hoyas, who rallied from seven down with four minutes left to force overtime, reports AP. Roy Hibbert, who... More »

Frosh Gordon Drops 33 for Hoosiers in Win

No. 16 Texas misses Durant but wins, Syracuse beats Siena

(Newser) - Super freshman Eric Gordon scored 33 points in his debut for Indiana, but the Hoosiers struggled to put away pesky Chattanooga. Although the final was 99-79 Indiana trailed 50-46 at the half. Gordon, who had seven 3-pointers and shot 9-of-15 from the floor, led the second half charge. Kevin Bridgewaters... More »

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