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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 »

UCLA Rumbles Into Final Four

Bruins return for the third straight year

(Newser) - UCLA is back in the Final Four for the third straight year. In Thursday's win over Western Kentucky, Bruins fans chanted "Keeeeeff" as James Keefe led the charge. Today, they were back to "Loooooc" as Luc Richard Mbah a Moute shook off a bad ankle to help spark... More »

No Collapse This Year: Xavier Advances

Musketeers blow 10-point lead, but pull away down stretch

(Newser) - Purdue made its run today, but third-seeded Xavier refused to wilt in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, like it did last season. The Musketeers blew a 10-point second-half lead, but answered with seven straight points for an 85-78 win over the Boilermakers, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. Last season,... More »

Michigan State Powers Past Temple

Spartans shut down Owls' high-scoring Christmas

(Newser) - Michigan State reminded Dionte Christmas he wasn't playing in the Atlantic 10 anymore. The Spartans held Temple's 20.2 a game scorer to three points and beat the Owls 72-61 today in the NCAA Tournament, the Detroit News reports. MSU star Drew Neitzel was shut down the other way, but... More »

Xavier Battles Back to Beat Georgia

Musketeers erase 11-point, second-half deficit to avoid upset

(Newser) - Third-seeded Xavier avoided the first major upset of the NCAA Tournament today when it came from behind to beat 14th-seeded Georgia 73-61, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Musketeers (28-6) trailed by 11 points in the second half, but freshman Dante Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 7:23 left to put... More »

Temple Gets First NCAA Bid Since '01

Christmas scores 22 to lead Owls past rival St. Joseph's

(Newser) - Temple earned its first NCAA Tournament bid since reaching the Elite Eight in 2001, with a 69-64 triumph over Saint Joseph's in the Atlantic 10 championship game today, reports the Associated Press. Dionte Christmas scored 22 points for the Owls (21-12), who won a league-best seventh title by shooting 61%... More »

St. Joseph in A-10 Final After Upsetting Xavier

Kansas nips Nebraska while Georgetown rolls over West Virginia

(Newser) - St. Joseph's moved within one game of its first NCAA tournament appearance in four seasons with a 61-53 upset win over No. 10 Xavier. The Hawks will face fellow Big Five school Temple for the Atlantic 10 championship and a berth in the Big Dance, reports AP. Pat Calathes scored... More »

UCLA Destroys Cal to Advance in Pac-10

Xavier finishes off Dayton; Ogilvy leads Vandy over Auburn

(Newser) - Foul trouble kept Kevin Love quiet in the first half, but early in the second fans heard him loud and clear. UCLA’s center hit three consecutive shots from beyond the arc to help the Bruins rout the California Golden Bears, 88-66, less than a week after a controversial finish... 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 »

Friars Beat Huskies For Season Sweep

Xavier falls to St. Joe's; Michigan State overcomes Illinois

(Newser) - The Providence Friars haven’t done much against Big East opponents this season, but they have managed to dominate UConn, beating the Huskies again tonight for a season sweep, 85-76.   The win was big for Providence, as they’re on the brink of missing the Big East tournament.... 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 »

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 »

Duncan's Perfection Lifts Xavier Over URI

No. 10 Musketeers remain in command of Atlantic 10 standings

(Newser) - Xavier won its fifth straight on the road and 14th out of 15 overall, 81-77 at Rhode Island tonight. Josh Duncan led the 10th-ranked Musketeers with 23 points and hit all eight of his shots from the field as Xavier withstood a Rams rally in the second half, reports the... More »

Xavier Takes 5th Straight Win (Barely) Over St. Louis

High-riding Musketeers need last-second tip for 70-68 victory

(Newser) - The Xavier Musketeers have been slashing their way to the top of the Atlantic 10 conference, winning 10 of their last 11 games, though more decisively than last night's 70-68 defeat of St. Louis. The Billikens now have five tough conference losses, but remain philosophical about their position: "We'll... More »

Florida Starts Fast, Whips No. 14 Vandy

Spartans win 15th of 18 vs. Wolverines; No. 23 Xavier tops UMass

(Newser) - A run of 23 consecutive points and a balanced scoring attack propelled defending national champion Florida (18-3) to an 86-64 win over No. 14 Vanderbilt. Florida led 34-6 after 12 minutes and the Commodores could not recover. Their star scorer, Shan Foster, was held to only seven points, 13 below... More »

No. 9 Indiana Holds Off Minnesota

St. Louis upsets Rhode Island, Washington St. hammers Oregon St.

(Newser) - D.J. White scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds as No. 9 Indiana beat Minnesota 65-60 Thursday, denying Gophers coach Tubby Smith his 400th NCAA win, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Lance Stemler also hit a clutch 3-pointer for Indiana (15-1, 4-0 in Big Ten). Minnesota (12-4, 2-2) led... More »

Not Much Fight for Irish in Loss to Marquette

Elsewhere, Xavier stifles Fordham while Butler wins 8th straight

(Newser) - Marquette got a dominant victory today, 92-66 over Notre Dame in what its coach called a "statement win." The 15th-ranked Golden Eagles forced the visitors into 24 turnovers and handed Fighting Irish coach Mike Brey his worst loss in seven seasons. Luke Harangody topped everybody with 29 points... More »

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