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  • If Kentucky wins its ninth title, Wildcats will have taken toughest road ever

    ARLINGTON, Texas Victories over Wisconsin on Saturday and Florida on Monday would do more than make Kentucky national champion. UK could also claim the toughest path to a national championship since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. Given...
  • Dave George: Florida Gators primed to get over Elite Eight stumbling block

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. The question has to be asked, and always it is met with a glare. Are these Florida Gators, double-digit winners in all three of their NCAA tournament games, any more capable of pushing themselves through the brick wall of the Elite Eight...
  • Billy Donovan's Gators are Cinderella's worst nightmare

    Billy Donovan's Gators are Cinderella's worst nightmare
    MEMPHIS — Sorry, Cinderella, the party's almost over. Take off that ballroom gown, put on your tattered old dress, retrieve your mop and pail and get back to work. Once again, the No. 1-ranked Florida Gators are on the verge of snuffing out...
  • Final Four preview: How did they get here?

    Final Four preview: How did they get here?
    INDIANAPOLIS — For an NCAA tournament that has turned most brackets into confetti, it makes sense that this Final Four is mostly a collection of teams that elicit one question. How did they get here? For a second straight season the seeds will...
  • Kentucky's Randle takes the punishment

    ARLINGTON, Texas Kentucky coach John Calipari mentioned Friday that Julius Randle, his big and spectacularly gifted freshman forward, gets the Shaquille O'Neal treatment from opposing defenders. Knees and elbows to the body, pokes in the face. "Well,...
  • Michael Hunt: Wisconsin's Bohannon eyeing the political stage

    ARLINGTON, Texas Chances are good that Zach Bohannon will have no outward impact on the Wisconsin-Kentucky outcome Saturday night. The Final Four stage is reserved for precocious Kentucky freshmen and instant stars like Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky....
  • SEC gets last laugh in NCAA Tournament, proves it is a strong hoops league after all

    SEC gets last laugh in NCAA Tournament, proves it is a strong hoops league after all
    "Two SEC basketball teams walk into the Final Four …" Wait, is this a joke? No, but it's the Southeastern Conference that's no longer the laughingstock of the college basketball world, with Florida and Kentucky both heading to Texas for the Final...
  • On The Fly: UConn Loves New York

    Another chapter, one of the more rewarding ones for those close to the program, has been written in UConn's rich basketball history. The Huskies have owned New York before. Seven Big East tournament titles were won at Madison Square Garden, where so...
  • Gators beat Dayton and finally soar to the Four!

    Gators beat Dayton and finally soar to the Four!
    MEMPHIS — Finally Four! At long last. A final soar to the Final Four! As it was meant to be. With four senior starters who'd made four consecutive trips to the NCAA Elite 8, the basketball gods finally did the right thing Saturday night...
  • Florida wins 30th straight game, defeating Dayton to earn spot in Final Fou

    Florida wins 30th straight game, defeating Dayton to earn spot in Final Four MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Florida senior center Patric Young carried the NCAA South Regional championship trophy into the post-game press conference and sat it down on the table. A few...
  • Mark Whicker: Dayton brings balance to Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. At last there's a theme for USC's 2013-14 men's basketball highlight film. We Beat Dayton. That's right. The Flyers have stunned their way into Saturday's NCAA South Regional final against top-ranked Florida. The same Flyers lost, at...
  • Wilbekin helps lift Gators to win over UCLA, back to Elite 8

    Wilbekin helps lift Gators to win over UCLA, back to Elite 8
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Every time the Florida Gators had a little breathing room, the UCLA Bruins reeled them in and would not go away. It went this way over and over during Thursday night's Sweet 16 matchup until Gators' point guard Scottie Wilbekin...