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Hoops Coach Newell 'Simply the Best There Ever Was'

Wooden, Knight just two to praise man who scored Olympic gold, NCAA, NIT titles

(Newser) - Pete Newell will be remembered as perhaps the “greatest basketball coach of all time,” Bruce Jenkins writes for the San Francisco Chronicle. The legendary UC-Berkeley coach died yesterday, at 93; he was the first man to win NIT and NCAA titles and Olympic gold.  “He built... More »

Buckeyes Capture NIT Championship

Ohio State tops Massachusetts, 92-85, after missing out on NCAA title last year

(Newser) - A year removed from a loss in the national title game, Ohio State has a championship trophy to carry home. Never mind that it's from the NIT. Jamar Butler and his buddies couldn't care less. Butler had 19 points and eight assists in his final college game, leading the Buckeyes... More »

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