| Apr 6, 2009
DETROIT — If defeating Connecticut in the Final Four to advance to Monday night's championship game against North Carolina was a high, Michigan State's 98-63 regular-season loss to the Tar Heels was a core-of-the-earth low.
And in the late...
| Apr 7, 2009
| 12:39 PM
Reporter Chris Dufresne recaps the 2008-09 college basketball season in one half-court-press passage:
North Carolina got the ring and John Calipari got the bling. All of our student athletes played their hearts -- and scholarships -- out while coaches...
| Apr 8, 2009
Seldom in sports do things work out this way, perfectly as planned, from blueprint to the victory stand.
But it does happen, sometimes three times.
Things click, chemistry blends with talent, determination meets destiny, and magical seasons supersede...
| Mar 2, 2010
In this city on this campus, below this roof under similar circumstances, the longest winning streak in NCAA Division I men's basketball ended.
That moment in history was brought to you by Notre Dame's men's basketball team in January 1974.
| Mar 9, 2010
— The road has run through locales as diverse as Jamaica, N.Y., and Cancun, Mexico, paved by labor, focus and performance.
Where those yellow bricks will end is a mystery. Certainly, the ditch will eventually appear and the UConn women will lose...
| Mar 11, 2010
Aside from questions being asked of players about their demise, the UConn locker room was silent Tuesday afternoon after another one-and-done showing at the Big East tournament.
Jerome Dyson spoke softly to a throng of reporters, offering one short...
| Mar 16, 2010
Lots of talk lately about expanding the NCAA Men's basketball tournament from 65 to 96 teams. I would have to vote against such a measure even though expansion of just ONE team would have perhaps saved my beloved Mississippi State Bulldogs this year. By...
| Mar 17, 2010
The orneriest of drill sergeants couldn't concoct an obstacle course this menacing.
College basketball's leading scorer, two former No. 1 teams and the nation's best-shooting squad. Not to mention the season's most notorious band of thieves.
| Mar 18, 2010
For the first time in my collective memory, I did not fill out an NCAA bracket. Not a single one. Not for money, not for fun. To all those folks who invited me to join various pools and online groups, thanks for the offer. Nothing personal, just trying to...
| Mar 19, 2010
| 6:24 AM
Five women's basketball teams have run the table from November to April without a blemish on the record. UConn is the only team to do it more than once, acheiving perfection in 1995, 2002 and 2009.
UConn's Three Unbeaten Seasons
| Mar 20, 2010
| 7:36 PM
Old Dominion loses just two seniors from the 27-9 team that lost to Baylor 76-68 in Saturday's second-round NCAA game, returning six of their top seven scorers and their top three rebounders.
Monarchs coach Blaine Taylor's thoughts, though, were more...
| Mar 21, 2010
Keyon Carter repeated the mantra four times.
"We'll be back."
Given Old Dominion's valiant exit from the NCAA basketball tournament Saturday, can you doubt the Monarchs' sixth man? Can you doubt that a program with just one senior starter is capable...