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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 »

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 »

San Diego Topples Zags in WCC

2nd straight upset sends Toreros to NCAA tourney

(Newser) - The San Diego Toreros continued cutting a swath through the WCC elites last night, with a breathtaking upset of Gonzaga following on the heels of Sunday's overtime defeat of St. Mary's. It only took regulation time for the Toreros to outplay the No. 22 Bulldogs 69-62 and secure a place... More »

Zags Headed to WCC Finals

Gonzaga sweeps Santa Clara out of the way in 52-48 win

(Newser) - Gonzaga let Santa Clara come worryingly close before wresting a 52-48 win in last night's WCC semifinals. The breakout performance came from Josh Heytvelt, the third-string center who got a game-high 15 points for the Bulldogs, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The Broncos led most of the first half, though their... More »

Kansas State Can't Topple the Jayhawks Again

Xavier fends off George Washington, St. Mary's loses to Gonzaga again

(Newser) - The No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks took revenge on the team that spoiled their perfect season earlier this year, putting Kansas State away 88-74. Brandon Rush, who led the Jayhawks' scoring with 21 points, isn't worried about his team's marred record, and expects to take the court as one of the... More »

Arizona Upsets Washington State 65-55

Determined Kent State hands No. 19 St. Mary's first home loss 65-57

(Newser) - No. 17 Washington State couldn't buy a basket last night, shooting 34% from the field as Arizona ran away with a 65-55 upset. The Wildcats saw their big three catch fire at once, as Jordan Hill had 13 points and nine boards, Jerryd Bayless scored 20, and Chase Budinger topped... More »

Tarnished Indiana Takes Out Spartans

WSU trumps Oregon, St. Mary's routs Loyola Marymount

(Newser) - Indiana fans finally got something to cheer about last night. After dealing with a week of accusations of NCAA violations by their coach, Hoosier rooters had to smile after an 80-61 Big Ten upset of No. 10 Michigan State, reports AP. Eric Gordan led the way with 28 points as... More »

St. Mary's Fends Off Santa Clara

Simpson makes clutch free throws to lock up 54-50 victory

(Newser) - The 8-1 St. Mary's Gaels, riding their best start in team history, beat Santa Clara 54-50 last night for a fourth straight victory. Diamon Simpson, a 61% career free-throw shooter, made two clutch shots to break a tie in the game's final minute, and Tron Smith sank two more for... More »

St. Mary's Stays Perfect at Home

Gaels hit 20 wins with victory over San Francisco

(Newser) - St. Mary's got its third straight win, its 20th of the season, and just another in a string of home victories by blowing out the San Francisco Dons, 76-51. Riding three weeks in the national rankings, a feat the school hasn't seen in 20 years, the Gaels are matching pace... More »

S. Illinois Upsets No. 24 St. Mary's 71-56

Mullins has career game as Salukis snap losing streak

(Newser) - Southern Illinois rode the scoring wave that is Bryan Mullins to a surprise 71-56 victory over a newly ranked St. Mary's team last night, reports the Southern Illinoisan. The junior point guard put up a career-best 24 points and five assists while going 7-for-7 from the line, helping his team... More »

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