2011 NCAA Tournament

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Texas A&M Women Win NCAA Title

Aggies beat Notre Dame 76-70 for first title

(Newser) - Danielle Adams scored 22 of her 30 points in a dominating second half and Texas A&M beat Notre Dame 76-70 on Tuesday night to win its first national championship. Texas A&M built an early 13-point lead with its aggressive defense, fell behind by seven in the second half,... More »

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 »

Butler, UConn Reach Championship Game

VCU's Cinderella run ends; Connecticut Edges Kentucky in Nail-Biter

(Newser) - It will be Butler vs. UConn for all the marbles Monday night in the NCAA men's tournament. In tonight's semifinal games:
  • Butler 70, VCU 62: Shelvin Mack scored 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting and Zach Hahn came up big off the bench to lead Butler back to the national title
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VCU Stuns Kansas, Heads to Final Four

The 11th-seeded team upsets No. 1 seed Kansas 71-61

(Newser) - Jamie Skeen scored 26 points and 11th-seeded Virginia Commonwealth is crashing the Final Four after the upset of the NCAA tournament, shocking No. 1 seed Kansas 71-61 today. So doubtful were the Rams of even making the tournament that they didn't watch the selection show. Two weeks later, they're Houston-bound... More »

Two of Final Four Decided: Butler, UConn

Can Virginia Commonwealth join them tomorrow?

(Newser) - Of course Butler erased a late deficit. Of course the Bulldogs hit a clutch 3-pointer late in overtime. Of course they're going back to the Final Four. This is the Butler Way. Shelvin Mack scored 27 points, including five in overtime, and Butler reached the Final Four for the second... More »

Ralph Nader: Stop Giving Athletes Scholarships

He calls the NCAA tournament a 'pro' competition

(Newser) - Ralph Nader has set his sites on a new target: college sports. Nader's "League of Fans" group is calling for a ban on college athletic scholarships, as a way to "de-professionalize" school athletic programs. "As we near the exciting conclusion of 'March Madness—which would more accurately... More »

Big East Loses Big Time

Upsets include No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 1 Pittsburgh

(Newser) - The Big East is the Big Least so far in this year's NCAA tournament, reports the New York Times . After a record-setting 11 Big East Conference teams qualified for the men's basketball tournament, now only two remain. “The results obviously aren’t what we were hoping for,” said... More »

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