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UCLA Shows Western Kentucky No Love

Bruins wake up in time creep closer to third straight Final Four

(Newser) - UCLA held its breath last night until Cinderella finally decided to go home. With point guard Darren Collison fouling out with five minutes left, the Bruins had to hold on down the stretch for an 88-78 win over 12th-seeded Western Kentucky, reports the Los Angeles Times. The Bruins now just... More »

W. Kentucky Hilltops San Diego

Advance to Sweet Sixteen with 72-63 win

(Newser) - Elated today with its first trip to the Sweet Sixteen in 15 years, Western Kentucky now faces a real trial, reports the AP. After warding off a scrappy San Diego 72-63 with Courtney Lee's clutch late free throws and his team-leading 29 points, the 12th-seeded Hilltoppers will have to go... More »

WKU Buzzer Beats Drake in OT

Rogers hits 3-pointer at buzzer to finish upset

(Newser) - Western Kentucky finally brought madness to the NCAA Tournament today. The Hilltopper's Ty Rogers hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime to give his squad a 101-99 win over 14th-ranked Drake, the 5th seed in the West Region, reports the Associated Press. The Bulldogs had scrambled back from 16... More »

Hilltoppers Punch Dance Ticket

Western Kentucky wins Sun Belt Conference, NCAA tourney seed

(Newser) - Western Kentucky made it six straight Sun Belt Conference championships yesterday, taking control in the second half to flummox Middle Tennessee, 67-57. Hilltoppers forward Jeremy Evans shot 8-of-9 for 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in the win, enough to clinch the conference MVP trophy. His double-double was the... More »

Kansas State Can't Catch George Mason

Other hoops winners more expected: SIU Gonzaga, Villanova

(Newser) - Upstart George Mason had the advantage over No. 18 Kansas State from the beginning of last night's game, and held on to win 87-77, reports AP. John Vaughn, with 21 points, was just one of five starters scoring in the double digits as George Mason improved to 4-0 for the... More »

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