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NCAA Champ Will Be ... Kentucky or UConn

After Kentucky tops Wisconsin 74-73 and UConn ends the night 63-53

(Newser) - It'll be the Huskies versus the Wildcats in the quest for this year's NCAA championship:
  • Wisconsin did almost everything it needed to do tonight to beat Kentucky except for hitting one crucial free throw. Ben Brust and Sam Dekker each scored 15 points, but Traevon Jackson missed a
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UConn Beats Butler for NCAA Title

Huskies take 3rd national title with 53-41 win

(Newser) - Kemba Walker scored 16 points and Connecticut beat Butler 53-41 on Monday night to give Jim Calhoun his third national championship, something only four other coaches have done. The Huskies did it with defense holding the Bulldogs to a Final Four-record low 18.8 shooting percentage (12 for 64). Connecticut... More »

Stanford Busts UConn's 90-Game Win Streak

Connecticut finally falls, 71-59

(Newser) - Top-ranked Connecticut's record 90-game winning streak is over. The Huskies never led and were beaten by No. 9 Stanford 71-59 tonight, ending a run that drew national attention to women's basketball. Stanford was the last school to beat the Huskies, in the 2008 NCAA semifinals. More »

Obama's Final Four: Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Villanova

President picked winner in ESPN entry last year

(Newser) - President Obama predicts Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, and Villanova to be the final four teams in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament. Obama filled out a bracket for ESPN for the second consecutive year. This time, he's also making picks for the women's tournament, selecting Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford, and... More »

Louisville Is Lone Obstacle Left to UConn's Perfect Season

Cardinals ride big wave into tonight's title game

(Newser) - The underdog Louisville Cardinals face off against undefeated Connecticut in tonight’s NCAA women’s basketball final, and if nothing else have undimmed optimism on their side, the Los Angeles Times reports. Most observers have their bets on the Huskies—just fine by one Louisville senior. “That’s how... More »

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 »

Big East Dominates Top Seeds

North Carolina joins Louisville, Pitt, UConn at top of bracket heap

(Newser) - Big East powers Louisville, Pittsburgh, and UConn helped the league that was created for hoops become the first conference to earn three No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament in the field announced tonight. North Carolina, the regular-season ACC champ, was the other top seed. The coup comes 24... 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 »

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 »

Feuding Coaches Won't Face Off in Finals

With Auriemma out, Summitt is focused on game

(Newser) - Pat Summitt's feud with Geno Auriemma won't be settled on the basketball court this year, now that his Huskies are out of the NCAA Women's Tournament. And unless both UConn and Summitt's Lady Vols make it to the Final Four next year, the quarrelling coaches won't be meeting any time... More »

UConn Beats Rutgers, Advances to Final Four

Stanford up next for Husky women

(Newser) - The Connecticut Huskies battled back from a 14-point deficit to beat Rutgers 66-56 and advance to the Final Four. It is their first trip to the national semifinals since 2004 and the first for the four seniors on the roster, which is odd for a program that has won five... More »

Rutgers Earns Date with UConn

Scarlet Knights close within one game of second straight Final Four berth

(Newser) - Rutgers advanced to the round of eight in the NCAA women's tournament with a 53-42 victory over George Washington, reports AP. Essence Carson scored 25 points to lead the Scarlet Knights and set up a rubber match with Big East rival Connecticut, with whom Rutgers split two games earlier this... More »

UConn Grabs Berth in Elite Eight

20-1 second-half run dooms Old Dominion

(Newser) - No. 1 Connecticut moved within one win of its first Final Four appearance since 2004 with a 78-63 victory over Old Dominion, thanks to rising star Maya Moore, who scored 25 points and set the Big East's freshman season scoring record. The Huskies have won 14 straight since their lone... More »

Geno's Gift: UConn Rolls Past Cornell

Purdue wins over Utah; Old Dominion scorches Liberty Flames

(Newser) - It’s been 14 years since UConn won a first-round women's NCAA tournament game by less than 23 points.  Today was no exception, as they routed Cornell, 89-47. Already the Huskies have fared better than their male counterparts, who lost in the first round of their tourney. Maya Moore... More »

UConn, You're Gone

13th seed San Diego hits late jumper in OT for biggest yet in NCAA Tourney

(Newser) - Tampa is rapidly becoming Upset Central in the NCAA Tournament: first Western Kentucky beat fifth-seeded Drake today, then 13th-seeded San Diego followed that shocker with buzzer-beating 70-69 overtime win over Connecticut, reports the Associated Press. De'Jon Jackson's pull-up jumper with 1.2 seconds left in the extra ssession was the... More »

UConn Leads Way in Women's NCAA Seeds

North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland also claim top spots

(Newser) - Four traditional powers in women’s college basketball, Connecticut, Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina, are the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament. The Tar Heels are the only team in that group never to have won a national championship. In order for UNC to change that, they may have... More »

UConn Women Clinch Big East

Huskies avenge earlier loss to No. 4 Rutgers

(Newser) - Top-ranked UConn avenged its only loss of the season tonight, dominating C. Vivian Stringer's Rutgers squad, 66-46, to clinch the Big East regular season title. The Huskies, now 29-1, were led by their trio of stars: Tina Charles with 15 points, 17 rebounds; Renee Montgomery, 21 points; and Maya Moore,... More »

Price is Right as UConn Holds off West Virginia

No. 20 Drake clinches MVC, Bowling Green upsets No. 23 Kent St.

(Newser) - No. 15 Connecticut blew much of a 17-point lead before settling down to beat West Virginia 79-71 today in a Big East game, reports the AP. AJ Price led the Huskies (23-6, 12-4) with 24 points, and Jeff Adrien had his 16th double-double of the season with 17 points and... More »

Villanova Ends No. 13 UConn's 10-Game Run

Georgetown routs Cincinnati, Marquette crushes Rutgers

(Newser) - Villanova ended No. 13 Connecticut's 10-game winning streak with a 67-65 Big East win over the Huskies today, reports the Hartford Courant. Scottie Reynolds led the way for the Wildcats with 15 of his 18 points in the second half. The Huskies erased a 13-point deficit with 7:42 left,... More »

DePaul Takes Tha-Beating

UConn center finishes two blocks shy of a triple-double in 65-60 Husky victory

(Newser) - The No. 13 Connecticut Huskies overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to defeat DePaul 65-60 for their 10th straight win. UConn was led by sophomore center Hasheem Thabeet; the 7-foot-3-inch Tanzanian had 16 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocked shots. Senior guard Craig Austrie scored 14 points and junior forward Jeff... More »

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