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Hansbrough Wins Wooden Award

North Carolina junior sweeps MVP awards; Parker takes women's honor

(Newser) - He already earned an armful, but Tyler Hansbrough took one last bit of brass Friday night. The North Carolina junior won the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's top player, giving him essentially a sweep of the season's individual honors, including The Associated Press college basketball player of the... More »

Kansas Says 'So Long, Cinderella'

Kansas barely avoids upset at the hands of Davidson

(Newser) - Davidson battled Goliath again and this time Goliath won, as Kansas' big men controlled the middle in a 59-57 victory to advance to Final Four for the first time ever under coach Bill Self. It marked it a clean sweep for the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament, another... More »

On the Menu: Curried Badger

Davidson continues dramatic run by whipping Wisconsin, advancing to Elite 8

(Newser) - Highly touted defenses don't seem to rattle Stephen Curry and Davidson, as they knocked off another higher seed—this time No. 3 Wisconsin—in convincing fashion, 73-56. The sophomore sensation, the son of former NBA star Dell Curry, had 33 points. It was his third consecutive game over 30 as... More »

But Mom, It's a Really Great Football School

Big winners in college sports see increased applicants, study finds

(Newser) - The admissions office at Davidson may be a bit busier in the coming year if a new study to be published in Southern Economic Journal holds true. Researchers found that the biggest champs in football and basketball were also the biggest winners in terms of student applications the next year,... More »

Georgetown Shocked by Cinderella Davidson

Underdog Wildcats roar back from 16 down to beat Georgetown

(Newser) - Davidson star Stephen Curry had no touch early in his team's second round game against Georgetown, the AP reports. The sophomore guard missed 10 of his first 12, and the Hoyas climbed to a dominating lead. But Curry would not be denied, erupting for 25 of his 30 points in... More »

Curry Lifts Davidson Past Gonzaga

Guard's 40 points give Wildcats first NCAA win in decades

(Newser) - Stephen Curry wanted to go to Virginia Tech, but the Hokies never made an offer to the son of former NBAer Dell Curry. They probably wish they had now. Curry scored 40 points this afternoon, 30 of them in the second half, as 10th-seeded Davidson gave the NCAA Tournament another... More »

No. 23 Davidson is Dancing

Wildcats win Southern Conference, earn 3rd straight NCAA trip

(Newser) - The No. 23 Davidson Wildcats defeated Elon to win their third consecutive Southern Conference title and advance to the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats' standard-bearer, as usual, by conference player of the year Stephen Curry; the sophomore had 23 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead the team. T.J. Douglas led... More »

Butler Cruises Into Horizon League Final

No. 8 Xavier crushes Richmond, Davidson wins 20th straight

(Newser) - Mike Green scored 19 points to lead No. 14 Butler into the final of the Horizon League tournament with a 66-50 win over Illinois-Chicago today, reports the Associated Press. Butler will play Cleveland State Tuesday for an automatic NCAA berth. The Flames led most of the first half, but Green... More »

No. 7 Duke Fights Off Feisty Davidson

Louisville, Georgetown also struggle against mid-major foes

(Newser) - They might be 85-17 all-time against Davidson, but Duke struggled to pull out a 79-73 victory today against the Wildcats, needing key late shots from Greg Paulus. Gerald Henderson had 21 points while Kyle Singler chipped in 14 with 12 rebounds for the Blue Devils. Davidson lost its 23rd straight... More »

No. 1 UNC Eeks Out W in Opener

Davidson gives Tar Heels major scare

(Newser) - No. 1 North Carolina narrowly avoided joining the ranks of powerhouse programs upset by small schools, with a 72-68 win over Davidson. Wayne Ellington led the Tar Heels with 20 points and several key plays down the stretch to secure the victory. Stephen Curry paced with Wildcats with 24 but... More »

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