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  • Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat

     Picking U.Va. to make Final Four amid ACC-Atlantic 10 spat
    Mike Krzyzewski is fond of referring to the basketball gods, seemingly mystical forces that produce irresistible storylines and results, especially in March. Well, when the gods punch the clock for the opening week of the NCAA tournament, here's hoping...
  • Thursday's local interest college basketball roundup: Kelley scores 1,000th ODU point as Lady Monarchs sink Navy in WNIT first round

    Women: WNIT: On the night when she became just the fifth Lady Monarch ever to score 1,000 points in two seasons, Shae Kelley scored 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Old Dominion past Navy 68-60 at Constant Center in the first round of the...
  • Rick Pitino feels Duke's pain, knows sting of Cinderella upsets

    Rick Pitino feels Duke's pain, knows sting of Cinderella upsets
    Every year in the NCAA Tournament, fans are waiting for that so-called Cinderella story. They anticipate who will be the next tournament darling sending home yet another college basketball superpower. No. 14 seed Mercer joined the list of upstarts...
  • NCAA tournament: Florida routs Pittsburgh, 61-45

    NCAA tournament: Florida routs Pittsburgh, 61-45
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Scottie Wilbekin sat on the bench for the final minute, holding a bag of ice against his left knee. It was about the only time he wasn't giving Pittsburgh huge problems on both ends of the court. Wilbekin scored 21 points, including...
  • Don't believe NCAA tournament conspiracy theories

    Don't believe NCAA tournament conspiracy theories
    At least one ACC team has reached the NCAA tournament's regional finals each of the last seven years, and 36 of the last 40. Pressure's on, Virginia. The lone team standing among the ACC's six tournament qualifiers, the Cavaliers face Michigan State...
  • Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws

    Even the best NCAA tournament teams have their flaws
    Only the very best teams in college basketball have advanced to the NCAA tournament's round of 16. Take Dayton versus Stanford in the South Regional … please. Dayton finished fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference and absorbed a 26-point loss this...
  • Losses are still tough for Florida's Billy Donovan

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One of the toughest lessons Billy Donovan had to learn as a coach was how to let go once the clock ran out. Losing wore on Donovan as a young coach. Eventually, he would realize that obsessively analyzing every detail of what went...
  • NCAA tournament: Florida eliminates UCLA once again, 79-68

    NCAA tournament: Florida eliminates UCLA once again, 79-68
    Top-ranked and No. 1-seeded Florida is going to its fourth consecutive Elite Eight in the NCAA basketball tournament. UCLA is going home to Westwood for the fourth time since 2006 after meeting the Gators in the NCAA tournament, this time getting beat,...
  • Can UConn Beat Florida In The Final Four? Go To The Tape

     Can UConn Beat Florida In The Final Four? Go To The Tape
    Like an old photo or home movie you take out when someone needs a smile, coach Kevin Ollie kept the tape of UConn's victory over Florida handy. When the Huskies got to thinking they couldn't, here was proof that they could — and did — hang...
  • Teel Time: No sugarcoating ACC's disappointing basketball season

    Teel Time: No sugarcoating ACC's disappointing basketball season
    Three times as many ACC schools excused their coaches this basketball season as reached the NCAA tournament’s Sweet 16. Two more teams from the conference advanced to the National Invitation Tournament semifinals as played in NCAA regional finals....
  • Huskies Hope Final Four Experience Helps Them Settle Down

    STORRS – The Final Four is a new, eye-opening experience for most teams. "The event of the Final Four is almost like the Super Bowl," Florida coach Billy Donovan said this week. "The players just need to understand what they're walking into. When...
  • Everything's Big In Texas, Including Ollie's Foresight

    Everything's Big In Texas, Including Ollie's Foresight
    STORRS – UConn players were filing off the bus at AT&T Stadium on Jan 2. There was no game that day, but yet another bus ride in what seems like an endless stream of bus rides. "Everybody took it as, why are we doing this?" DeAndre Daniels said....